Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Broke my watch band again


I broke my watch band again. I don't mind the fact that those resin bands don't last very long (2 or 3 years). What bothers me is that I can't find a replacement band for a reasonable price.

I have a Casio watch that I like a lot. The problem with this watch is that it needs a specific band just for this model. I could find some on the Internet for about $22 including shipping to Canada. This might sound reasonable, but I can buy a brand new watch in a local store for the same price.

This will be the second time I buy the same watch, just because the band broke. So I will end up with three identical watches and two broken watch bands...

I know, I could buy another model. But I like the display on this one and I can't seem to find another one I like as much. And also, resin watch bands are the ones I find the most comfortable. Metal bands tend to get caught in the hairs on my arm. Not that I am very hairy... Leather bands are fine too, but they are very rare on digital watches.

I realize the is not an expensive watch and $22 is not the end of the world. But still, it's not logical to change watch because the band breaks. What about the tripple Rs: Reduce, Re-use, Recycle. This goes against the first two Rs...

As for Casio, even if I will be buying another watch, thumbs down to you.

1 comment:

  1. I had the same problem with resin bands breaking on other brands before I settled on a cheap Casio model I really like. I can get replacement bands slightly cheaper than a new watch, but after trying a few times decided just to get the watches.

    You are lucky if bands last that long for you. When I lived in Arizona they lasted a max of 6 months. Even in Florida they very rarely last 2 years.