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    Hi gang Im looking at a Nixon 42-20, anyone have any experience with this or any other Nixon watches. Info on build quality, materials etce etc would be a great help
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    Re: Any one got any experience with Nixon watches

    search the forum and find some thoughts like this:

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=295106

    my impression is they are cheap fashion watches targeted towards non-watch people.
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    Re: Any one got any experience with Nixon watches

    My wife has one - nothing but reliable.
    I have one - fine for a year then started going wrong. Sent it back, they didn't fix it AND it cost me a lot too. Since then I've not been interested in them.
    Lots have them down here (Cornwall, UK) because they are seen as being a bit surfy. They look nice but don't work very well. A bit like Paris Hilton.
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    Re: Any one got any experience with Nixon watches

    Concur with the above. Wouldn't look at them I'm afraid.
    I used to list my watches here until I realised it ruined people's Google searches...

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    Re: Any one got any experience with Nixon watches

    Thanks just looked at the thread, interesting, a case of looking good but not much inside, I think ill steer clear, dankershen

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    Re: Any one got any experience with Nixon watches

    DO NOT BUY! I had 3 of them, 2 were flawed.

    Nixon watch #1: The auto illumination setting would turn off by itself. Whenever I turned it back on it would turn off like an hour later. Nixon said it was flawed, so I sent it back and Nixon gave me a replacement with the same problem. I sent it back again and got yet another with the same problem. I gave up and swapped it for a completely different watch.

    Nixon watch #2: Dust under the crystal and hour/minute hands were off (they would not line up at the top of the hour). I sent it back to Nixon and got a replacement with no dust, but with the same hour/minute hand problem. Sent it back for a 2nd time and finally received one with accurate hour/minute hands.

    All but Nixon's most expensive watches are made in China. Please do not buy Nixon, they're crap.
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    Re: Any one got any experience with Nixon watches

    Quote Originally Posted by gangreen View Post
    Hi gang Im looking at a Nixon 42-20, anyone have any experience with this or any other Nixon watches. Info on build quality, materials etce etc would be a great help
    thanks
    Nixon watches, hhhm.
    Over the years I've ordered 3 and returned 3. In my opinion and experience, and it is only my opinion, they're best left well alone (dust under crystal, dubious quality, expensive for what they really are - i.e. low quality watches), incorrect specs given etc, etc etc).
    Look elsewhere and you'll be happy.
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    Nixon has some interesting and unique styling. Im sure the movement is some sort of OEM from China or something. More to the aesthetic than the quality. Nixon is a Burton Snowboards owned brand.
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    Re: Any one got any experience with Nixon watches

    I may be in the minority here, but I have 4 Nixon watches of the Rover family. I have had them for 3 years or so. Granted that I don't wear them that often because I feel more comfortable wearing a G-Shock, but I haven't had any problem so far. So, in my experience, they look cool and work ok. Of course, they are neither tough nor high-end watches and they are a bit overpriced, especially in Europe. But still, I think they are among the nicest watches in my collection.

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    worked at a surf shop in college and one of our most popular watches was a nixon tide watch. these days i hear the "lodown" tide watch is the best. it has preprogrammed tides for the most popular coastal areas all around the world with info for like 20 years. in my opinion this is the best way to go with tide watches if you are a true surfer/traveler as tides are not always the 6.25 hour intervals and you'll never have to adjust when traveling. stay away from most of the analog tide watches for this reason. other than that, i would steer clear of any of these surf/fashion companies for watches. g shocks are the real action sports watch as you can actually take them out into the elements and they'll survive. like others have said, a lot of these "surf" companies are simply form, not function. you are paying for a name, not quality in most cases. hope this helps and stick with the G.

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