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2008-02-07 2:45 PM

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Subject: watch's
my watch band is about to break... and cant find a new on... the guy at the Local running store said that it woudl take about 2 months to get a new one if i shipped it off to Timex... ill need one in the mean time ... do i go buy a new one and get this one fixed or what?


2008-02-07 2:46 PM
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2008-02-07 2:49 PM
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Subject: RE: watch's
i was at wally at target... no luck either place its a timex shock... what ever that is... they both had some that were close to the same but not that fit right
2008-02-07 2:50 PM
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If it's just an Ironman or similar type watch you should be able to get a replacement at most stores like Walmart, Kohl's or any similar store that sells those type of watches. May just be a generic black (or other color) band but usually in all the sizes, etc.
2008-02-07 2:50 PM
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Also, check the internet and ebay for a watchband. I have a Timex flix IM with a broken watchband that I couldn't replace locally, but a quick google search had me one for $7 in three days.
2008-02-07 2:51 PM
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2008-02-07 3:00 PM
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Subject: RE: watch's
so i started looking at the Timex website and see some heart rate monitors/watches for about $90... any one know any thing good/bad about these?

http://www.timex.com/gp/product/B0009AHQGC/sr=1-1/qid=1202417649/re...
2008-02-07 3:03 PM
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If the watch has a straight spring pin style retention pin, then other bands will work.  If it has funky cut outs, it might not. 

I usually throw away the OEM bands right away and put on a velcro "The Band".  It a lot more comfortable to me.  The downside is its not sweat repellent, so I need to take it off and wash it. 

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2008-02-07 3:09 PM
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Subject: RE: watch's
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tri-dg - 2008-02-07 4:00 PM

so i started looking at the Timex website and see some heart rate monitors/watches for about $90... any one know any thing good/bad about these?

http://www.timex.com/gp/product/B0009AHQGC/sr=1-1/qid=1202417649/re...

Mine is last years model of this and I like it. Not real fancy but it works. The battery does not last a long time in the H/R Monitor itself, but they are easily changed.

I would buy it again for sure!


So does that come with one of thoes straps that goes around your low chest? or does it work off the watch
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2008-02-08 9:47 AM
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did you try a Timex store?  I know there is a Timex store in the Galleria mall in St. Louis - so I would think there may be one in a KC area mall
2008-02-08 10:22 AM
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Subject: RE: watch's

Walmart here had some 30-lap Ironman watches on clearance.  Final price $9.  I could hardly replace a watchband for that price.  I bought three, one for me, and one for each of my twins. 

I can't imagine Timex requires 2 months to deliver product.  (Now it might take that long for the running store to get it, but you've got access to the internet.

2008-02-08 10:40 AM
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greyhound - 2008-02-08 9:47 AM

did you try a Timex store?  I know there is a Timex store in the Galleria mall in St. Louis - so I would think there may be one in a KC area mall


Hey! I live by the galleria mall

Anyway, I have been using a timex Ironman with HRM for years... works awesome. I would reccommend.
2008-02-08 11:41 AM
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tri-dg - 2008-02-07 4:00 PM so i started looking at the Timex website and see some heart rate monitors/watches for about $90... any one know any thing good/bad about these? http://www.timex.com/gp/product/B0009AHQGC/sr=1-1/qid=1202417649/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=A1S5XB33AHYRMX&timexBrand=core

 

You can do much better than the $90 MRSP. I just bought one for around $60 new (ebay)

I'm on my third Timex Ironman HRM - only because I'm so hard on them. I wear one as my regular watch and never take it off, so I've beat up two pretty badly over the past 4 years and just got my third one recently.

Pros: waterproof, two minute battery change (lasts about a year), chest strap registers on the Polar treadmills at my gym, relatively inexpensive, can wear as an everyday watch. Some models (Bodylink) you can get optional GPS/speed/distance pods. 

Cons: like your watch, I had a hard time replacing a broken wrist strap. The models of HRM I used had an integrated band that moulded into the watch casing, so changing it was out of the question. Otherwise, I really like them.

I wish they would come out with an OVA model like some of their watches.



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2008-02-08 1:18 PM
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Subject: RE: watch's
I just bought a 50 lap ironman at wally world in Omaha, on clearance for $15.00. I wanted to get a replacement band for my other watch and a new battery for it. The band and battery would have cost me almost 20??? Sooo I went with the new watch.


2018-04-16 5:38 PM
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Subject: RE: watch's
Hey buddy - there's a great selection of Timex Watch Bands at Total Watch Repair. You can chat with them or give them a call they are pretty quick about responding.

All the best,

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