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Customer Review

on 29 November 2012
This is a big, bold watch, designed for show. While it is over-sized, it is not ridiculously big for a man, though it is thicker than I would like. The strap does look mismatched - it is up to the job, but doesn't match the beefiness of the watch.
Overall I do like the appearance. It has strong features and contrast but is not too cluttered, making it easy to read (the size also helps here.) The 'winder' is too big and its red ring is not to my taste. I suspect it will dig in to the back of my hand painfully at times.
There seem to be no power saving modes. If left in a dark drawer the hands will keep turning, so the battery will go from fully charged to empty in "only" seven months. OK that's plenty, but compare it to my old E760 model that runs for five years!
The calendar is not perpetual, you have to set it manually to the 1st following short months. This may be related to the lack of power saving modes. If the hands/date are all driven off the same motor via gears, then you can't suspend hand movement without messing up the date.
I like the way the stopwatch is always available on demand, and visible (unlike on digital watches.) The big second hand is only used by the stopwatch feature. The time-of-day seconds are shown on the small, lower dial. Not so aesthetic, but it has to be that way round to read the stopwatch in fractions of a second.
**I just noticed that the stopwatch stops on its own after one hour.** I would prefer it if it kept running, even if I had to work out/guess how many whole hours had passed. An annoying consequence of that is that when you next start the stopwatch the start button won't click, possibly causing confusion and button mashing.
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