Timex Unisex T54281 Ironman Triathlon Sleek 5/1 Resin Strap Watch Review
Timex Unisex T54281 Ironman Triathlon Sleek 5/1 Resin Strap Watch Reviews
I bought this looking for a cheap watch to go running with. Like so many other people I ignored the bad reviews and focused on the good ones. Initially I was very impressed with the watch. It was light, comfortable and had all the features I was looking for. After using it for a couple of months I went to put it on and it was completely dead. I replaced the battery and everything was fine. I then used it almost daily for my summer ocean lifeguard job, and the band came off the watch and I haven’t been able to get it back on. I purchased this watch on January 9, 2007 BTW.
I’ve been very familiar with the Timex band as 80% of the watches I’ve bought in the last decade have been Ironman Timex watches. So the familiar feel of the buttons was a great plus to buying this watch.
The only downgrade from previous versions of the Ironman is the 50 lap “memory”. I’ve had other Ironmans that allow you to save previous runs, swims, bikerides, or whatever else you’ve been timing. Now you can only save one… with up to 50 laps. When a new time starts, you must delete your old one first.
But my biggest complaint is the band. When I first put the watch on my wrist I fell in love with how it feels. The unique look of the band also fit my wrist like a glove and I thought I had the perfect watch. Unfortunately, it has just suddenly came off twice in the last half year I’ve owned it. And not from anything too rough. The last time I was just driving. And putting it back on was worst than solving a Rubik’s cube. And if you want to replace the band, forget it, findng a replacement has been fruitless thus …
I’ve owned 3. All 3 had the same problem, the band is defective on these watches. It will break, you can’t fix it, Timex will insist you buy another whole watch and not repair the band…
I played the return game twice and wore the 3rd watch until it too broke.
Lightweight, comfortable, functunal, but defective band design.
That’s why they are on sale everywhere.
These resin bands suck. Lucky to get 1 years wear out of them. Alas I like the watch and buy them two at a time. When the first band breaks I throw the watch away and open the other. After 9 months or so I automatically order two more. I’m just now ordering my 5th and 6th. I’m thinking the bands are actually getting worse. You might want to look elsewhere or at least pick a model with replaceable band.
Like the watch but band broke after a short time and there is no replacement that I can find. Very frustrating. Sleek must mean no replacement.
Had one for several years and loved it – little band that holds the big band down broke after all that time, so had to replace watch. Got the same one, so must really like it!
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