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Walks the Walk and Talks the TalkDec 04, 2003
I've had a similar Casio model for years (Databank 150), and after it finally broke down, I purchased this one. It is solid as a rock.
The features are un-rivaled by any other watch: I do standard calculations anywhere with the calculator function, and never have to flip through the phonebook while I'm looking for the numbers of various business contacts. On top of this, I'm never late for anything anymore, because of the brilliant schedule function. Not to mention this watch has all the normal features of a standard digital watch.
**BIG BONUS: The "light" button, which also puts the alarm to sleep, is HUGE and EXTREMELY easy to press! It makes it easy to light the watch up and stop the alarm, especially in dark conditions.**
Well, there are a few problems. The buttons are a little to small. I occasionally make a mistake when entering in a phone number or a calculation on the calculator.
-Telephone Address Book
-BIG Light Button
-All the other standard digital watch functions (stopwatch, alarm, etc...)
-Easy to use
-Not too big, fits nicely on wrist
-Buttons slightly too small - still can enter in data flawlessly 85% of the time.
20 of 20 found the following review helpful:
Databank DBC-150 - is there a better watch?Jan 31, 2007
By Bill Bernstein
This watch is about the cheapest high-utility watch available. I bought one of the first Databank watches in 1984 and it lasted 13 or 14 years (yes, I'm an ultrageek) then a broken key forced me to update to the DBC-150. Except that the band breaks every 1-2 years from drying out (replace with Timex TX22G3 band ~$8), I can't recommend a better watch.
-stopwatch to 23h59m
-countdown timer from up to 23h59m w/ autorepeat function
-4-function calculator with single memory
-150 memory memo each with 8 alphanumeric + 12 numeric per memory (a little tedious to create a memo but no more than any other watch)
-one general alarm
-alarmed scheduler (12 alphanumberic event name, trigger date/time) with memory shared with memory (e.g. if you have 50 memos, you can have 100 scheduled titled alarms)
-26 zone world-time with dual-display; can be set independent of the main clock (dual display of main clock and world-time - one look while traveling keeps you time oriented)
-illuminator total back-light (doubles as a flashlight in extreme darkness)
Beware that this watch takes a 22mm replacement band but not all 22mm bands will work - the axle cowling of the watch body allows only a band with thin axle loops which are uncommon with most replacement sport bands. Department stores tends to be sold out so if you want to buy mail-order, be sure to get a Timex TX22G3 ($8) or the DB series black-resin band from Casio (usually $15-$25).
14 of 14 found the following review helpful:
top notch for functionality & valueOct 11, 2004
By B. Dirks
I have had this unit's previous model, the DBC-150, for about 5 years. I am not easy on watches, this watch has been worn swimming, biking, construction work, I now build cabinetry and use the calculator all the time for quick calculations. If I'm with a customer and they give me a phone # when my laptop isn't turned on, I simply punch 2 buttons then enter in the phone # for later viewing, if I want to make multiple scedules and be reminded at a certian time, no problem. For the money, I haven't found a better watch for me. I will tell you that I don't think it looks nice enough to wear to church, I wear a less functional but nicer looking watch for that!
10 of 10 found the following review helpful:
great watchMay 09, 2005
By E. Katz
I've used these watches for 10+ years (the current one for at least 5 years) and have never had a problem with one other than that the watch band tends to rip after a few years and it can be hard to find one that fits it. I haven't had a problem getting the battery replaced--my current watch had the battery changed two years ago with no problems and no data lost. Entering data is easy, the numbers haven't worn off, and the backlight (and everything else) still works great. These watches are very convenient for keeping a schedule (like remembering lunch meetings or mom's birthday) and for doing quick math on the run. Great watch!
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Needs improvementOct 19, 2004
By Amir Hayat
I have been using the data bank series for now over 10 years. One thing that Casion is stuck up with is the number of characters that you can enter for a Name or for an appointment. Its quite difficult to enter the names within a limit of 8 characters considering the fact that many people have the same name and most of them have more than one number. It would be convenient if they can allow for more characters. Secondly one should not buy this watch in metallic. The metal thing comes off with the use and can cause scratches. However, it is a very nice watch to have in which one can store 150 telememos. Its very light weight.
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