Timex Men's Expedition T41101 Black Stainless-Steel Quartz Watch with Black Dial
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Timex Men's Expedition T41101 Black Stainless-Steel Quartz Watch with Black Dial
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46 of 46 found the following review helpful:
All the features of a Digital with a Stylish Professional LookJul 14, 2007
I'm an engineer. I was looking for a watch with the professional appearance of an analog face for business meetings, yet still have all features of a digital watch. I also work around tools and equipment and need a rugged watch that can take scrapes and knocks and still remain presentable.
I needed the stop watch, timer, and alarm, which this watch has.
The other features that I wanted were lit face (this one has the best in my opinion...the indiglo), along with a day & date display.
This watch has it all. And it's 1/10th the price of the other watches with these features I was looking at.
And as a bonus, it has a stylish "titanium grey" look.
The appearance of the watch is a medium grey. It is a slightly darker grey than a true titanium metal watch. It seems like a very durable electroplate finish over the stainless steel body. The numbers and hands on the face are easy to read at a glance, and have a phosphorescent (glow-in-the-dark) coating.
The band has a double snap clasp which is fast to get on and off, yet it prevents popping open accidentally (as compared to single snap clasps).
The size of the face is 1-1/2" in diameter (excluding the buttons). The watch is 7/16" thick.
And in the event that you wish to change the watch band out, the watchband can be interchanged with other common metal and leather watchbands.
Overall I am very pleased with the rugged build quality, professional appearance, and low cost.
And if the watch ever gets damaged by the tools and equipment that I work with, I would happily replace it with another, since I could buy 10 of these timex watches for the cost of the one TAG HEUER watch that I was considering.
54 of 63 found the following review helpful:
decent, but lots has of room to improveJun 15, 2009
By M. Piantanida
I bought this watch a couple weeks ago to replace a previous Timex Ironman digital that had served me well for several years.
I read lots of reviews here and elsewhere before deciding on this one.
Overall, I like the watch, but I'd like to point out several key flaws that may help others make a more informed decision.
1) This is an adult men's watch. However, the band is too short for adult men with adult wrists. I am of average build (5'11, 208 lbs) and would not say I have unusally thick wrists. The band, even on the longest adjustment, is too snug to be comfortable. I contacted Timex, and they were nice enough to send me 2 free links. They normally sell 4 links for $4, so you may or may not have to pay for them. I had a jeweler add 1 link, and now the band is perfect, at least in length. I paid $8 to have the link installed. Note that you cannot install the link yourself unless you have the tool for it. Amazon sells the tool for around $[..] if you don't want to pay someone else. I mention all this because it adds to the total cost of the watch and should be considered.
2) Also related band-related is the quality issue. The band itself appears very well-made. It's certainly not as solid or heavy as my wife's Rolex, but it looks good and has a nice secure clasp mechanism. The problem is with the finish. Contrary to what some other reviewers have posted, my band began showing signs of wear after only a few DAYS. The underside of the clasp has worn completely through to bare silver. What do I do for a living? I work on a computer. The clasp rubs slightly on my desk as I move the mouse. My previous Timex showed the same type of wear, but only after many months on constant rubbing. Needless to say, this finish is only durable if you don't actually bring it in contact with anything more abrasive than a hand towel.
3) Features (or lack thereof). The main watch is of course analog, and seems to keep decent time, so far at least. The digital timekeeping portion also seems to hold time pretty well. The timer function, on the other hand, is a complete mess. Say you set a timer, 5 minutes for example. You scroll through each digit and set the desired interval. It's a one-way "count", so if you miss your mark, you have to go around. For timers longer than 1 hour, this means clicking through 24 hours! This is annoying, since my old watch used two buttons for setting; one for "up" another for "down". Much easier. Anyway, so you get the time set and start the timer. 5 minutes elapses, the alarm sounds. You press the "set" button to stop the alarm. You press it a second time to reset it to the preselected 5 minute interval. If you bump it one more time, it goes back to 0:00! Now you have to reset the timer from scratch. I don't mean you hold down the button to set, just a regular 1/8 second tap resets it. Needless to say, this is quite stupid. I use my timer a lot, and have lost count how many times I've accidentaly bumped the timer set button and had it reset, even when it's not actively timing.
Well, those are the boggest issues.
I hope those who took the time to read this long-winded message will consider the issues before buying this watch.
If you are looking for a nice-looking watch that you can wear to meetings and such, this is a good choice.
If you are looking for a feature-rich workhorse for daily use that can take a beating, keep looking.
I am happy to answer any questions you might have. I can be contacted by email here: firstname.lastname@example.org
11 of 11 found the following review helpful:
Great watch Great priceJan 09, 2007
By Tammy Dean
"Mom of three"
I purchased this watch for my husband as a Christmas gift. He needed a watch with a backlight- this has the indiglo light, and he need dual time zones - this has a small digital clock in the face that you can set to a seperate time- in our case we needed Zulu time. The watch was easy to set, is not too large on his wrist and the color and style works well with casual or business clothes. (its more of a gun metal then stainless)
So far he has been very happy and if this watch performs as well as our other Timex watches have, he will have it for years.
As for the price, I also saw this watch at Target..... for $25 more, so Thank You Amazon for great products at great prices!
7 of 8 found the following review helpful:
Best Watch on Amazon For its Price.Dec 10, 2007
By G. Reed
I bought this over a week ago from Amazon and I Love it.
First off, this watch just looks Dammmmmmn Good on you!
The white on black makes it very easy to read (the Hands).
The digital display is nice because I do need at least one Alarm (This one has it).
The Titanium look is solid throughout the watch and the band (No different shades).
The glass is not recessed, so it is easy to scratch, especially if you work with your hands for a living.
The Background for the digital display is your normal ole school Timex green. This makes it hard to read at times unless your under direct light (I usually use the Indiglo to see it better).
To Sum things up:
You can't go wrong with this solid made watch. It's well made. I would've given it a 5 if it wasn't for my cons. I am an electrician and a recessed glass would have been nice for protecting the glass better.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
so good, I am buying the same one againAug 12, 2009
I owned this watch since 2003 or 2004. I think I changed the battery once. I bought it because of the dual time zones, alarm, and analog dial. I need the dual zones and alarm, but I like the analog look. Before this one I had several of the plastic Expedition series. All the plastic ones lasted about 2 years and looked like crap after about 6 mos. I honestly expected this one to be the same, but I wanted a little nicer looking watch for a job interview so I spent the extra [...] for the metal one. I WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED at the durability!
The crystal doesn't scratch, even though it appears to be right on the surface of the bezel. I am MEAN to my watches. I NEVER take my watch off when working outdoors in the garden, while doing rough carpentry, hunting, fishing, offshore sailing, biking, running, falling off my bike, water skiing, diving, climbing telecommunications towers, working on the car, painting, digging foundations, etc. I have destroyed many other watches, or at least made them look very bad by scratching up the crystal, band, and bezel and coating them in paint. This watch finally showed one scratch on the crystal this year when I was moving furniture. Even the steel parts continued to look good, with just a few shiny edges on the band and bezel. Paint washes right off, and if it doesn't, even tough chemicals don't hurt the stainless and quartz crystal.
The bracelet opened by accident just a few times in all the years I used this watch, even though the metal bracelets are notorious for opening at exactly the wrong moment. I lost many velcro, leather, and plastic banded watches in a short time due to the band failing. The band never completely failed like leather or plastic can, and this watch never fell off my hand even after opening.
So why do I need another? The one weak spot in this watch is replacing the battery and a rare tendency to "freeze." Three times in 5+ years I was messing with the buttons and the digital part locked up. Digits showed on the digital portion, but they wouldn't move, regardless of which buttons I pushed. There is no Control-Alt-Delete on this watch that I know of, so I had to take the battery out. The back cover is a real B!TCH to put back on (maybe there is a trick that I did not know). I pushed, pressed, beat on it, and squeezed it with some pliers. OK, so squeezing a watch with pliers is a bad idea. I cracked the crystal. So, in spite of this extremely rare issue, I will buy another. I figure if the only way to break a watch I own is to squeeze it with pliers, then it is a mighty fine and tough instrument. FIVE stars for durability, function, and looks, but -1 star for locking up.
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