Feature packed bargain
20 April, 2012
My first Expedition Analog/digital was purchased 8 years ago and every function still works -- but it's kinda beat up. My leather band is gross and the face is a bit scratched up. I don't remember exactly what I paid for it 8 years ago but it was around $40. What a deal then, what a better deal now. It was my favorite travel watch for keeping track of what time it is at home from far away. No calculations, just look at the digital read out -- great for challenged people like myself. Plus it has a stop watch function which I used pretty regularly, an alarm loud enough to wake me up even when I'm on meds, a 24 hour timer which I never found a use for, and a day and date function. Other reviewers negative on the readout are correct -- the shadow from the face makes reading some of the readout difficult, especially the tiny "A" or "P" for AM and PM. Nevertheless, I ordered a new one and discovered it is somewhat different. This one has a wider case. The analog face is brighter with cleaner markings and 13-24 hour printout around the dial. (the digital readout, unfortunately, appears to be the same) Overall, it is still a value. I also own a low end Tag Heuer that is an attractive watch and well made but also cost 30 times more than the Timex. For less than $40 this Timex is the best deal out there. Hey, if it konks out after a year, it's only 40 bucks. Put another way, I could buy one a year for 30 years and still not break even with the Tag.