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Subject:  Re: Solve This Problem For Me Date:  7/2/2004  2:16 PM
Author:  Rocannon Number:  679 of 1481

Blackduff,

This looks like the same problem as this first complain on this thread.

I'm confused... the OP said "I have a watch whose battery is dead" - the problem was that the battery couldn't be replaced, not that the band was broken...?

I am concerned that the band on my Baby-G will die since it is made of molded plastic and fits very tightly to the watch itself. I have had it for a year, and so far so good. The band is held in place by teeny-tiny screws, and once the band goes I have some doubts about being able to replace the band alone, because as you say it's hard to find bands. I had the same problem with my Timex though, regarding band replacement. In that case, the bands that were for sale were nearly as expensive as a new watch... and always the wrong size! In the good old days, I would replace my Timex watch band multiple times, keeping the same watch for years. I think they figured out they could make more money by selling throwaway watches.

(Speaking of Casio bands, I see some at this site - http://www.casiosalesandservice.com)

I have a friend who owns a Seiko Kinetic, but he complained that it kept time very poorly (perhaps he didn't wear it often enough). Do you find they keep time ok? Anyway, in his case, eventually the hands fell off it, though I do think it lasted a good long time!

Personally I like my Baby-G because I can take it swimming. Waterproof Seiko Kinetics are available but seem even more insanely priced than the Casios. One feature that I use a lot on my Baby-G is the stopwatch, and I sometimes use the alarm clock as well....

Rocannon
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