watch band aid

While soaring through the air to grab the rim of a basketball hoop, my watch fell off. I picked it up and attempted to latch it but a pin had popped out. After crawling around on the floor for a few minutes, I found the pin. I fastened the band again but it was very loose, so I used needle nose plyers to bend the latch, but it broke off. I am very fond of the watch (as well as economizing), so I opted to replace the band.

I found a list of Casio watch bands but they didn’t have my watch. As instructed on the web site, I emailed them at 6:37am. At 7:27am I received a reply. The response was so fast I assumed it said they had received my email, but it was a reply from a real person informing me that they had a replacement band for that watch. It would cost $12.50 plus S/H and I could order it by phone. At 8:15am I ordered the band and I was told it should arrive in less than a week. I was also told to have a good Thanksgiving, which I plan to do.

Instead of going to a jewelry store to look through generic watch bands that don’t match the color of my watch I was able to find and order a Casio replacement band in less than two hours. Bob Dylan was right, the times, they are a-changin’.


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  1. I just stopped using my Telememo 300 last April but I have been a fan of them for 8 years now; started when they only held 50 names/appts. I always had the black one so the plastic bands would wear out about once each year. Most malls have a specialty kiosk that carries brand name watch bands so that is where I would go.

    I’ve gone with an analog watch with titanium band now and I love it. It makes me look like less of a geek according to my wife.

    Comment by Rick on November 26, 2002 @ 3:13 pm
  2. I’ve been a big fan of digital watches and even had one that would dial the phone for you (just had to hold it up to the receiver). I agree that it makes me look like a geek, especially when I use the calculator, but since I’m not married, it doesn’t matter. Although, it’s possible that the reason I’m not married is because I look too much like a geek. Maybe I should try wearing an analog watch for a while.

    Comment by dan on November 26, 2002 @ 3:30 pm
  3. I used to be a digital watch guy. I switched to analog on my mission because I thought my digital watch looked a bit tacky with my suit. I wasn’t giving up a whole lot, since I never had a digital watch with a calculator or phone dialer. And after my switch, I never had to worry about alarms going off at inopportune moments. And now, with a classy titanium watch, all the girls want me. Or something like that… I get compliments from them on it, at least. Go analog! It’s retro-cool, high class, and sophisticated! Chicks dig it! ;)

    Comment by Levi on November 27, 2002 @ 2:58 pm

    Comment by GILBERT VILLARREAL on November 19, 2003 @ 7:34 am
  5. I wish you the best in your search Gilbert.

    Comment by dan on November 19, 2003 @ 8:58 am
  6. I have Technomarine watch+screw driver+extra band, but no instruction, how to replace the band…
    And couldn’t find screw on watch nowhere.
    If anyone know how to do the replacement, please share with me, your respond will be appreciated.
    Sofya k

    Comment by Sofya on April 7, 2004 @ 5:37 pm
  7. I need a black or silver watch band for my casio edb100 databank watch, casio doesn’t have one in stock.
    Can anyone help?

    Comment by Mikw Johnson on July 31, 2004 @ 9:32 am
  8. I’ve had a Casio F-91W for two years now, and the band recently broke, so I haven’t worn it for a while. Since I’d been wearing it pretty much continuously, in the same place, for two years, I have this really awesome white band around my wrist that a lot of people think is just the coolest thing ever. It has kind of helped me with the girls, if you can believe that.

    Comment by Ian on January 25, 2009 @ 11:11 am
  9. Just so you know, that site no longer carries Casio products (although the website still shows Casio listed.)

    Comment by John on April 3, 2009 @ 1:20 pm
  10. @John Thanks for the heads up

    Comment by Dan on April 3, 2009 @ 1:39 pm

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