Casio Men's Digital LCD Watch £9.99 Argos
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Casio Men's Digital LCD Watch £9.99 Argos

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LocalFound 29th May 2017
Was about to buy the basic Casio £8.99 watch for my son and saw that this one was on offer at half price for a pound extra. Not bargain of the century admittedly but a decent offer nonetheless if you're after something like this!
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kreames

This one is better looking for same price … This one is better looking for same price http://www.argos.co.uk/product/4610283


I think it's not better looking, I prefer the clean design of the one in the original post
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It's actually a really good watch while the battery lasts. The problems start when you need to change the battery. I have replaced every battery in every watch my family own, but this one beat me. It's easy to unscrew the back, but tiny springs start popping out once it's removed. Too fiddly to replace everything, and because it's a cheap watch, I'd be too embarrassed to get a jeweller to put in a battery. So, when the battery dies, go and buy a new watch .
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Predikuesi

It's actually a really good watch while the battery lasts. The problems … It's actually a really good watch while the battery lasts. The problems start when you need to change the battery. I have replaced every battery in every watch my family own, but this one beat me. It's easy to unscrew the back, but tiny springs start popping out once it's removed. Too fiddly to replace everything, and because it's a cheap watch, I'd be too embarrassed to get a jeweller to put in a battery. So, when the battery dies, go and buy a new watch .



Seems to come with a 10 yr battery guarantee as per the photo so think you're covered!
Predikuesi

It's actually a really good watch while the battery lasts. The problems … It's actually a really good watch while the battery lasts. The problems start when you need to change the battery. I have replaced every battery in every watch my family own, but this one beat me. It's easy to unscrew the back, but tiny springs start popping out once it's removed. Too fiddly to replace everything, and because it's a cheap watch, I'd be too embarrassed to get a jeweller to put in a battery. So, when the battery dies, go and buy a new watch .



​These watches are only good as their battery . Should have expiry date of the battery on the back.
I have this watch and it's still going strong after 7 years except the strap snapped. It's sat on the side for me to pick up and use at work when I put my current watch down and the pixies move it elsewhere...
This one is better looking for same price argos.co.uk/pro…283
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kreames

This one is better looking for same price … This one is better looking for same price http://www.argos.co.uk/product/4610283



Fair comment.
Wagonwheel

Fair comment.


Anyone know if yu can take the strap off and use a NATO strap instead? If so anyone know the strap width?
hmanning

Anyone know if yu can take the strap off and use a NATO strap instead? If … Anyone know if yu can take the strap off and use a NATO strap instead? If so anyone know the strap width?


Answered, yes it does and it's a 20mm wide
kreames

This one is better looking for same price … This one is better looking for same price http://www.argos.co.uk/product/4610283



Agreed that it does look better than this one, but this one has a significantly better back light.
Can't go wrong with this price. Plus it's Casio so it is what it is
kreames

This one is better looking for same price … This one is better looking for same price http://www.argos.co.uk/product/4610283


I think it's not better looking, I prefer the clean design of the one in the original post
Good watch and good price. I'm on my 2nd one now as the strap broke after about 2 years of quite a bit of abuse at work. I paid £14 two weeks ago.
Get a G Shock instead
wished it had step counter too
no need of smart watch, but the plain old casio + step counter
kreames

This one is better looking for same price … This one is better looking for same price http://www.argos.co.uk/product/4610283



I've got this watch and it's great. Had mine 5-6 years at least and still going strong. Highly recommended.
kreames

This one is better looking for same price … This one is better looking for same price http://www.argos.co.uk/product/4610283


No its not, display is smaller date is in US format, this drives me up the wall.

All this talk of 10yr battery life is all and good but the straps crap out at 2ys. Been a basic Casio fan for years just bought 2 of Ops.
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Excellent watch for the money..
LOVE THIS WATCH! Once I had to replace the strap and saw that the watch costs less than the strap, so I bought another watch LOL
Got a similar casio for the same price a couple of years back, perfect watch for taking on holiday for going to the beach, etc battery still going strong.
Not such a good deal as battery will last way longer than strap.
Amazon replaced mine twice when strap broke after about a year of use.
However I do really like the watch. The annoying thing is the strap isn't a standard fit. It uses 2 little screws for each strap rather than a pin. So not as cheap as most casio straps to replace. I just got a strap on eBay for £5, so factor in a few of these to the cost when you buy.
TBC15

No its not, display is smaller date is in US format, this drives me up … No its not, display is smaller date is in US format, this drives me up the wall.All this talk of 10yr battery life is all and good but the straps crap out at 2ys. Been a basic Casio fan for years just bought 2 of Ops.


Fair enough, think this one looks like a calculator though
Better than any Rolex or Tag watch on the market. This is all you need in life!
Good watch and very good value.
cheers OP,been waiting months for this to be this price again
mad_design_man

Better than any Rolex or Tag watch on the market. This is all you need in … Better than any Rolex or Tag watch on the market. This is all you need in life!


Will keep better time than all of them too
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themachman

cheers OP,been waiting months for this to be this price again


Isn't this same model £7.39 @7Dayshop?
Publix

Isn't this same model £7.39 @7Dayshop?


Doesn't look like it to me but they are quite similar. Then again, all these basic watches look alike.
Sellotape your mobile phone to your wrist and save £9.99?
Thanks op. That's grandad sorted for fathers day
Every cheap Casio watch I've bought with a resin strap (a lot of them over the years) has had the strap break within a year or so. I eventually learned to pay a bit more for the metal strap versions, though I have to knock out two links at least to get them to fit my wrist.

I tried a different tack with my latest Casio resin strapped watch - I paid a lot more for it (it's the Pro Trek PRW 2500 - got it for 109 quid) and the resin strap is way better quality - it hasn't looked anywhere close to breaking. Love the PRW 2500, though I miss being able to switch the date format away from the "wrong" US format that my previous Casio let me do :-(
Predikuesi

I'd be too embarrassed to get a jeweller to put in a battery.


No offense, but that's the stupidest thing I've read on these forums, ever. It's their job to do it. If they are judgmental about a Casio watch then it means they are a bunch of stupid idiots and I fail to see how you should be embarrased by it. But I think it's a made up fear, just go to timpsons, they will replace the battery in 5 minutes for a few quid and that's it.


What a fantastic world we live in where instead of worrying about war, cancer or having food on the table the concerns are about getting embarrassed for paying someone to do their job. If that's not a first world problem then I don't know what is.
mad_design_man

Better than any Rolex or Tag watch on the market. This is all you need in … Better than any Rolex or Tag watch on the market. This is all you need in life!


A bit like saying "I have a Trabant, better than any Jag or Merc on the market. This is all you need in life"
gambiting21 m ago

No offense, but that's the stupidest thing I've read on these forums, …No offense, but that's the stupidest thing I've read on these forums, ever. It's their job to do it. If they are judgmental about a Casio watch then it means they are a bunch of stupid idiots and I fail to see how you should be embarrased by it. But I think it's a made up fear, just go to timpsons, they will replace the battery in 5 minutes for a few quid and that's it.What a fantastic world we live in where instead of worrying about war, cancer or having food on the table the concerns are about getting embarrassed for paying someone to do their job. If that's not a first world problem then I don't know what is.



At least you got that off your chest, but the day Timpsons charge a few quid to replace a battery is a long way off (£19.99 is more like it).
ToneC

I have this watch and it's still going strong after 7 years except the … I have this watch and it's still going strong after 7 years except the strap snapped. It's sat on the side for me to pick up and use at work when I put my current watch down and the pixies move it elsewhere...


In my experience, on these Casio watches, the strap always goes before the battery in these
gambiting

No offense, but that's the stupidest thing I've read on these forums, … No offense, but that's the stupidest thing I've read on these forums, ever. It's their job to do it. If they are judgmental about a Casio watch then it means they are a bunch of stupid idiots and I fail to see how you should be embarrased by it. But I think it's a made up fear, just go to timpsons, they will replace the battery in 5 minutes for a few quid and that's it.What a fantastic world we live in where instead of worrying about war, cancer or having food on the table the concerns are about getting embarrassed for paying someone to do their job. If that's not a first world problem then I don't know what is.



Gerald Ratner is proof that jewellers are stupid idiots.
tmohammad

In my experience, on these Casio watches, the strap always goes before … In my experience, on these Casio watches, the strap always goes before the battery in these


The Pixies probably did a google search and replaced the strap at a reasonable cost. My Casio GW-500e is solar powered and the battery is expected to outlive the watch. !0 years+ and still on my wrist - seen it fair share of sea and swimming baths. Strap replaced last year for the first time, replacement easily found and used existing screws..
Predikuesi

It's actually a really good watch while the battery lasts. The problems … It's actually a really good watch while the battery lasts. The problems start when you need to change the battery. I have replaced every battery in every watch my family own, but this one beat me. It's easy to unscrew the back, but tiny springs start popping out once it's removed. Too fiddly to replace everything, and because it's a cheap watch, I'd be too embarrassed to get a jeweller to put in a battery. So, when the battery dies, go and buy a new watch .


Love the highfive bit. Heat for that x
had one of these for about 6 years, has taken loads of abuse, still working fine. Battery change shouldn't worry you for 10 yrs, probably time for a new watch by then!
Thank you OP. I did buy the other 9.99 watch.
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