The Adidas looks nice but I can’t get over the Adidas name on it. I don’t like brand names on my clothing and I only like the watch brand on the dial/face.
Do you have a vendor that sells that casio style endlink in rubber or leather? I have a couple watches that I'd like to try a different strap on. I think Hadley Roma does the casio endlinks, but I think they are all like the OEM rubber straps.I would put the Adidas on a rubber or leather strap.
The Adidas appears to have standard lugs that could take any strap.Do you have a vendor that sells that casio style endlink in rubber or leather? I have a couple watches that I'd like to try a different strap on. I think Hadley Roma does the casio endlinks, but I think they are all like the OEM rubber straps.
I have no opinion on the Armitron Rubik, but if you're really going for retro, an unusable backlight is definitely more true to the originalThe Armitron Rubik was a decent attempt, ultimately let down by that unusable backlight.
There's always the Bulova Computron LED watch that sells for 300-350 USD depending on bracelet/case color. They must be mad thinking I would pay that much for obsolete tech.I can't really imagine paying that price when similar retro watches sell for <$40.
But to your point regarding size and "men's watch/ladies' watch", I totally agree.
Your pis are photoshoped or am I mistaken?I ordered my Adidas Digital Two SST or AOST22072 last November in the german Adidas onlineshop. The Pictures in the shop show the watch with a module similar to the one Timex use in their T80's.
I wonder if the modules are swappable to recreate the look of this early(?) version - just for fun.
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The pics a grabbed directly from the stores website in November 2022. I can't tell for sure if they're photoshopped but for me they look quite real. I agree with you that the T80's module is inferior. Maybe I'll try the swap when I get a T80 cheap and post the results.Your pis are photoshoped or am I mistaken?
I own both watches and judging by the similar size and position of the buttons a module swap might be possible. However, the T-80 doesn't have a countdown timer, which makes the Adidas much more useful. YMMV but a timer is THE key element in a digital watch that sets it most apart from analogs, for me anyway. Still an interesting idea, should you do the swap, let us know the results.
As near as I can tell virtually all metal cased Timex watches are now brass cased based on those listed on Amazon. I have an older version with a stainless steel case. Brass cases if exposed to sweat or salt water and not promptly washed will eventually pit. I have a couple of old brass cased watches with pitting damage. If possible go with stainless steel cases for affordable metal cased watches.Wow, I didn't know that. I have two of the T80's progenitors, "T78587" or similar, and those are chrome-plated resin. But you're right, timex.com says "Low Lead Brass" and the caseback looks different.
Interesting! All this time I thought all the new models were the same watch with new bracelet and faceplate. Now I have to check out these T80s.