I picked up a new watch yesterday, a Timex Ironman. The watch is water resistant to 100 meters. The instructions say that it should be fine to that depth as long as the face is intact and the buttons aren’t pushed. I plan to wear it diving although the instructions explicitly say it is not a dive watch. I take a dive computer for life support, but it would be nice to wear a watch for a general sense of time. If it does flood, at least it didn’t cost that much.
The watch has been great so far. It has a 30 lap Chrono, Timer, and an Alarm. You can set two different times. The instructions say that is for two time zones, but I just put military time on one of them. The alarm is really great. It can be set for daily, weekends, or weekdays. That’s ideal for me because I usually only wake up on weekdays. My one complaint would be that I would like the option to set a second alarm time. Oh, let’s not forget the indispensable Indiglo. I’ll just have to fight the temptation to push that Indiglo button when I’m 100ft under water.
All and all, the watch is really well made. It has a lot of functionality that you will actually use but lacks some of the fancy bells and whistles of a more expensive watch. It’s innovative and the rubber wristband is very comfortable. For a cheap watch, I definitely recommend this one.