Friday, 26 September 2014

Storm Digiplex Blue

As regular readers know, I'm a fan of the Storm watch brand. Most of my Storm watches are the vintage models from the 80s and 90s, but do I like the new models too.

Today's Storm is a modern model, and is still for sale on the Storm website. It's called the Digiplex and is a very large rugged LCD watch, with an industrial styling (at least in shape, but being light blue isn't so industrial). In the centre of the large plastic case is a round window where the LCD lies. The LCD is a 4 line design to make the most of the round shape. The top line is just 3 digits and covers the day or the mode. Below that is a 4 digit line for the date or more text info (such as "lap"). Next is the largest line with the time (4 digits), and at the bottom are the seconds. It is designed to be a multifunction sports watch and has the normal  modes for those needs: alarm (x5), stopwatch (with lap memory), and countdown timer. It also has 50m water resistance and an el-backlight. The strap is a silicone/rubber design for comfort and flexibility, with a metal fastener, and needs to be cut down to size if too large (so it's worth checking the size if you buy one second hand).

This is the blue model, but the watch also comes in black, white, red, and green. The original rrp was $150.

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