Timex Full-Size Ironman Classic 30 Watch
- Iconic Performance Design
- Sports Stopwatch with 30 Lap Memory
- Countdown Timer & Alarm
- Resin strap with buckle closure
- Indiglo Light-Up Watch Dial
- Water resistant to 100m (330ft): in general, suitable for swimming and snorkeling, but not diving
The undisputed favorite in sport watches crosses nearly every finish line in the world. Built to be lightweight and sealed for water resistance, the iconic five-button design gives you direct access to all timers, alarms and of course our Indiglo night-light. Se more Timex products here.
Top Customer Reviews
I use this watch primarily for laps in the pool, and it works great, but I do have a few issues.
One confusing aspect is that the counter shows what lap you are on, not how many laps you’ve completed. In other words, when you hit the start/lap button, you have completed zero laps, but you are on Lap 1. The display shows Lap 01, not Lap 00. So if you’ve completed 24 laps, your watch will display Lap 25.
Also, when you hit the lap button, the lap number doesn’t go up immediately. So your watch shows Lap 01, you hit the lap button, and it still shows Lap 01, telling you you’ve completed one lap, and won’t automatically roll over to Lap 02 for about 10 seconds or so. This makes listening to the beep imperative to ensure you’ve hit the button so you don’t have to keep checking your watch to see if the lap number increased. (Make sure you are completely underwater before you hit the button on your pool turn. If you submerge while you are hitting the button, you won’t be able to hear the beep.) If you don’t know how the watch works, your watch will say Lap 18 (or whatever), you hit the button, and wonder why it still says Lap 18, and think the counter isn’t working. Just remember that when you hit the button, whatever lap number it displays at that time is how many laps you have completed.
Another irritant is that it will keep switching between the lap number and the hundredths of a second every few seconds. What is the point of this? I know the stopwatch is running because the seconds go up, but then I’m forced to stare at it until it switches over if I want to know what lap it is. So as a general rule, I don’t check how many laps I’ve completed until the turn, not in the middle of the lap.
The start/lap button is on the front of the watch, which helps to prevent hitting another button accidentally (when you squeeze the watch to engage a button on the side, you are putting pressure on the other side of the watch, which can engage another button and mess up your data). You can’t extend your arms on a pool turn while you are hitting the button, but it’s not that big of a deal. Much better than forgetting what lap you are on.
It’s a very comfortable watch. I have small wrists for my size, but it’s not too big. And I like the way it looks.
Overall, my complaints can be mostly overcome once I know how the watch works. I am very pleased with the watch, especially for the $30 price, and wouldn’t hesitate to buy it again, and would recommend it to friends. Therefore, the 5 star review.