Timex Men's T5F821 Black Resin Quartz Watch with Digital Dial
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34 of 37 found the following review helpful:
OK, not GreatDec 31, 2005
By Voodoo Chili
I've owned a number of incarnations of the Timex Ironman over the years, and I was a bit disappointed in this one.
Useful new features:
* Golf scorekeeper (I don't play golf, so I can't say how well this works, but I assume some will find it handy).
* Occasion timer (I can't figure a use for this myself, but, as with the golf above, it's probably useful for some).
* Three alarms - each with a different tone.
* The ability to turn off certain modes so that you only have to cycle through the ones you actually use. E.g., if you don't use the golf function, you can turn it off and never have to see it.
* Flix function. When you set the Indiglo to "night" mode (same as previous models - hold the Indiglo button until it beeps), you can turn it on by flicking your wrist. You have to snap your wrist pretty quickly, so you look like you're shaking down a thermometer, but it's handy when it's dark and you only have one hand free (such as when driving).
What I don't like about this model compared to many previous ones are the following:
* Too thick - this watch is 5/8" thick. That may not sound like a lot until you see it. It's sometimes hard to get shirt cuffs over it.
* Indiglo is a bit weak. The watch is hard to see in twilight - the black background with light numbers only shows up well in bright light, and the weak Indiglo only helps in darkness.
* The alarm tones are way too quiet. I've slept through them twice in the three weeks I've owned it, and this never happened with any of my previous models.
Other things that I wish Timex would have changed on all models long ago:
* The Indiglo doesn't stay on long enough in "night" mode. Five seconds would be much more useful than three.
* Why can't the "night" mode be turned on or off permanently? "Night" mode turns itself off after a few hours, which is frustrating.
* The alarm tones turn themselves off too quickly. They should beep for a least a minute if they are going to be an effective alarm clock. Best of all would be for the user to be able to set how long the tones beep for.
Overall, it's not a bad watch. It's got some neat new features, but has also taken some steps back in some other areas. That, combined with the ungainly thickness, make it less than ideal. It's not so bad that I wanted to bother returning it, but if I had it to do over, I probably wouldn't purchase it again.
20 of 21 found the following review helpful:
loving this watchJan 09, 2007
By Greg Anyan
I wanted a watch to swim laps in the pool and be able to hit a button to count them because I cant keep up with 50 laps so I called Timex. They said just get an Ironman 200m version because it was made with extra seals around the buttons so you could use them underwater and not get water in the watch. The standard Ironman watch does not have the seals and is water resistant as long as you dont hit the buttons under water. So far, it works perfectly under water and on land. Ok, so it is big, get over it. It looks like and is a sports watch. It also looks like it cost ALOT more than it does. I am using some of the features that I didnt think that I would. I use the lap counter when I lift weights to make sure I wait exactly 1 minute between sets. I use the 3 alarms in the morning as a 1. time to get up, 2. need to get up, and 3. get up now or you are going to be late for your run or bike ride alarm system. It reminded me of my wifes birthday (I already knew but at least it reminded me to say happy birthday first thing in the morning).
It is the perfect watch for a busy triathlete. It is functional, durable, and looks like a watch an athlete would wear.
18 of 19 found the following review helpful:
Sea, Air, Land and on the Golf Course.Dec 12, 2006
By Eagle Vision
Being a 200 meter watch, its utility is in the ability to use the stopwatch underwater. The styling of a sports watch is standard - Black and brushed stainless steel. The high visibility orange buttons allows one to see it better underwater.
The strap has many notches so that the size is universal.
Features include 3 alarm settings, a timer, Event reminder, stopwatch, 3 time zones, and a Golf score.
Easy enough to use, the LED is clear. The Indiglo is different in convention from the 1st generation. Only the numbers will illuminate which do take getting used to.
Buttons are large and easy to push. The anti-shock feature lets you know it can take punishment over conventional watches. Less bulky in styling than its Casio equivalent.
The golf score allows up to a maximum of 15 strokes per hole - which I hope will not be necessary for any golfer (but a friend got close at 14 strokes). Given most electronic scorers max out at 100 this maxes at 270 strokes (No one is this bad - not even when they are 3 years old). This is a nice extra feature that is easier than keeping track of the score card and pencil when walking the course and carrying the bag on your back, as I do.
All in all, this is a solid watch with a wide range of features. I highly recommend this watch for someone with an active lifestyle - for land and in the water.
16 of 19 found the following review helpful:
Timex watchJul 19, 2006
By J. Roberts
I have used Casio G-Shock watches for a few years but decided to go with this Timex. Good looking watch with large easy to read face. Indiglo 'Flix' is a nice feature and it is easier to read than a G-Shock. But, watch is showing wear after a short time. The resin band scuffs easily and tilts the watch away from easy view. Wish Timex had alternate time/world time but the 3 alarm times are nice. Some lettering on the band came off on the first day of wear, not a show stopper but irritating. Watch looks good but I think it will be back to the G-Shock in the future.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Looks great, but...Jul 27, 2011
By P. Leitner
I bought this watch for my dad after wearing the same model myself for about a year. His watch lasted about a month before the screen fogged up and it stopped working. I was suprised when he told me that because mine did that a few days after I gave him his. I thought my experience was unique, but even a buddy of mine with the same watch claimed he had issues.
I've always worn Timex Ironman watches. I've probably owned at least 6 or 7. They typically work well and look great without being too bulky. Unfortunately, after this experience and realizing that the last two pairs I have used before this one didn't last more than 2 years either, I think I may look around for other options. Some may say I shouldn't expect a watch to last more than 2 years... but I do expect more from Timex, especially if they are going to use the Ironman label on it.
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