I purchased this watch at my local Walmart as a replacement for my Victorinox Swiss Officer's watch and my Swiss Army Original. Both have given me about 25 years of solid service, but the crystals are scratched up making it harder to read the time and are, quite frankly, beat up pretty good. It was time for a new watch, but I didn't want to plunk down the money I did on the Swiss Army watches.
I chose this watch because it met all the requirements I was looking for: 24 hour markings; black dial with white numbers; luminescent hour and minute hands; second hand; date; light weight; nylon or similar band; preferably with a mineral crystal; ability to change the battery myself (it takes a CR2016 battery available at Walmart); water resistant; inexpensive.
This watch met my requirements except that it does not have a mineral crystal. It has an acrylic crystal. This will work for me considering the price I paid.
It is exceptionally lightweight and comfortable. I hardly know it's on my wrist. It has been keeping excellent time, and it looks great.
The dial and numbers are larger than on my Victorinox watches making it easier to read. Those have white dials with black numbers, while the Timex Expedition Camper has a black dial with white numbers which I find easier to read. Not sure why that is, but it works better for me.
The band is just fine. It is stout, and I don't doubt that it can stand up to a good bit of abuse with no problem. The end that feeds through the buckle is not tapered which makes it a little harder to take off and on, but it is not a big deal. After some breaking in, it should be fine. If you have a big wrist, possibly greater than 8 inches, then this band may not fit. The color of this band is unusual: Depending on the light, it can appear olive drab, tan, and even grey. Not a deal breaker at all. I kind of like it. If you are active and get sweat and dirt on the band, then it can be easily washed. That's a plus!
There are a lot of reviews mentioning loud ticking of the watch. That may well be, but I don't notice anything unless I place it next to my ear.
The date can be easily changed; however it does require carefully pulling the stem out half way and finding the right position to only change the date without also changing the time. Yes, it does require some "fiddling" to do this. But once the stem is in the right position, it's easy to quickly change the numbers to arrive at the date. It lacks precision in that regard, but it is an inexpensive watch.
The hour, minute, and second hands have that luminescent/"glow in the dark" stuff on them and work OK in low light/darkness; but the Indiglo feature is very nice and works well on this watch when needing to read the time in low light/darkness.
As expected the quality is not the same as my old Victorinox watches, but the Timex Expedition Camper also costs much less while still delivering a lot for the price. I'm happy with it and recommend it.
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