Dec 23, 2012 at 1:43 pm #1297316
J H LParticipant
This is for those of you considering a new ABC watch from Casio this season. I wont go into detail about why I chose this brand over Suunto other than it was right for me. If you are torn between the Casio PAW1300 and PAW2000 this might help sway you a bit. The PAW-2000 has some extra features I really didn't need like the dual led screens, sunrise/sunset calender and the extra $72.95… BUT the watch band was crucial.
The PAW-1300 has a very specific band attachment that will not accept most aftermarket straps. The PAW-2000 has a more standard band attachment and most any wrist strap will fit it. This made it a very easy choice for me. Happy holidays!Dec 23, 2012 at 3:53 pm #1937771
Why do you want an aftermarket band? Perhaps I'm just ignorant, but I've been quite content with the standard band on my $140 PAW1300.Dec 23, 2012 at 4:39 pm #1937778
J H LParticipant
Hi Dan, I read many of your posts while I was deciding between a Casio or Suunto, they were very helpful thanks! That's a great deal you got on ebay, my paw2000 wasn't much more. I had read too many reviews about the plastic bands breaking. Moreover I just plain prefer my "EK" neoprene watch band, it's awesome! Oh and the metal buttons on the 2000 are perty ;)Dec 23, 2012 at 5:50 pm #1937792
Yeah the PAW2000 is a really nice. Although I find the PAW1300 screen totally adequate, the higher quality PAW2000 screen would be nice. Ideally I wanted a titanium PAW2000, but those end up costing around $300 in Ti (and it weighs double). Love the titanium:
Thanks for the info on the plastic bands breaking. I hadn't heard that but I'll keep an eye out for any signs of fatigue.Apr 20, 2013 at 11:43 am #1978735
@namelesswayLocale: Mid Atlantic
Fwiw, I have had a Citizen titanium watch for over a decade now, and I need to get a new pin for it every year or two. Problem is: any significant lateral impact on the watch will cause the aluminum pin to break before anything else on the watch, since all the parts around it are titanium. Obviously this is a good and bad thing.
But because of this behavior, I really don't trust it too much in the field any more.Apr 20, 2013 at 12:20 pm #1978743
Turns out my PAW1300 band broke a couple weeks ago (after 2-3 years of daily wear). $50 for a new band – ouch.Apr 20, 2013 at 12:32 pm #1978748
I don't recall the model number but the titanium band broke on my Pathfinder and I can't find anyone local who can fix it. Avoiding this in the future is now one of my priorities for my next ABC watch.
I'm now looking at the Fenix and it appears it will work with a NATO watch band.Apr 22, 2013 at 3:28 pm #1979471
Costco's stocking the black Pathfinder Tough Solar ABC's for a buck-seventy. I saw them yesterday.
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