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Suunto Core Quartz Watch

Suunto Core Quartz Watch

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Jeez I'd jump all over this if I couldn't get them cheaper like EVERYWHERE else. 116 for regular black on Amazon RIGHT NOW.. Oh and free shipping even if you're not a Prime member, cause it's over $25. Oh and it ships tomorrow. Oh and it has a warranty
I'm so glad Massdrop's heading clearly states this is a quartz watch. I really couldn't tell from the dial. I was expecting it to be a hand wound watch due to it's vintage, classical case design.
"Plus, the Suunto Core is 30-meter water resistant so you don’t have to worry about getting it wet." LOL, yes you do.
I don't understand why anybody would want an ABC only watch these days? You can get so much more out of your watch if it's an ABC + GPS. I know they are more expensive, but it's so much more useful...
VanCity
Power requirement. I have a 10 year old Suunto Core, still going strong. It runs on CR2032 batteries (from memory). I think Suunto also have a GPS watch, but it's more gear for runners who can charge it every night, than hikers and camper who might not have power.
Does this watch have a weekday alarm? As in, won't go off on weekends?
This is only $10 cheaper than Amazon. starting to notice this more and more that the deals on massdrop are not as good as they once were.
Be careful. Prior sales on eBay indicate this watch, brand new, has sold for much less, albeit from (reputable) Asian sellers.
Personally, I'm not afraid to buy quartz watches like these on the used market https://www.watchrecon.com/?brand=suunto
SpiritOne
why?
johiwans
They're built to take a beating, unlike a mechanical watch which may have all sorts of issues. If you can find considerable savings used....... that may be the route to go down on.
@TheIzzardKing and @Crim91 I’m not sure you all are aware, but those links that you are posting to troll Massdrop about prices, are failing to show the prices that you are posting in here
Also not everyone has amazon prime. So it’s pointless to the majority. Your points fall on troll ears and fail as a troll and should be ashamed #satire
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bjw
They are absolutely relevant considering the point of buying in bulk, and the significant discount that buying in bulk can and does provide. Look at how many of these are already sold in the first day. The price is too high, and that's a fact. If I can buy just one of these at this price, and anyone can at Jomashop right NOW, then there is absolutely no point to this drop, and personally I want to know what it's going for everywhere else. So you're just wrong, we come here for good prices gotten through the power of pooling our resources, and we absolutely should be judging drops by their prices and should be sharing what we found in our searches to determine the drop's relevance, and the waning relevance of Massdrop in general
bjw
If you don’t think MD is a huge rip off, you’re even dumber than you sound. And as per Amazon, that’s irrelevant. Order from ANY other seller and the longest deliv takes is 5 days, not two years
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Lol, actually MCJROTC in high school.
Leonidas13
That makes sense lol. I just finished 5 years in the Corps.
Good luck with things.
Got my Core today from the last drop and I couldn't be any happier!  I invested in a jaysandkays after market fixed lug adaptor set which included a ballistic nylon 5 PVD ring zulu strap. The kit came with 2 screwdrivers and Loctite for the screws. Watching their youtube video on installation made everything so seamless. I got a little careless with the Loctite applications to the screws, but it cleaned up nicely and the mod looks extremely factory.
Comfort wise, I did try it on with the default strap straight out of the box, and as users have noted in the past, it is very comfortable.  I however really was looking forward to modding a strap that looked and hopefully felt better. After all the modding, the comfort is "different" than the default, but still perfect for my size wrists and I am forgetting that I even have it on as I type this. One advantage of nato/zulu straps is the buckle is no longer on the bottom of your wrist, so it wont interfere with your desk or keyboard while typing!
I have zero issues with the negative display brightness because I am biased to the "tacticool" military factor and that being one of the main reasons I wanted it (also swapping out strap for nato/zulu style).  After reading problems regarding stuck buttons or non-responsive intermittency. I have learned there is an easy fix for this sort of issue, dealing with debris and/or the metal contact lever under the button getting bent low over time.  There are videos on youtube for easy disassembly to restore the springiness. Also seems the bezel can easily be replaced for roughly 75$ via Suunto customer service if the scuffing over the years really gets to you. I am expecting to wear and appreciate this watch for many years to come, and really would like to thank Massdrop for this deal!
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Chaely
Would you mind link the straps? Thank you
witt
https://www.etsy.com/listing/125459290/jaysandkays-fixed-lugs-adapters-screwbar *reminder this is for the screw adapter (not springbar) set including strap*
I bought the all black version in May, which I think was the last drop for it. I loved the watch and didn't have a problem reading the display. I took it on a 4 day canoe trip a month after getting the watch. The two top buttons and the mode button stopped working so I could not change the display or utilize any of the functions. I returned the watch to a local dealer who has sent it in for repair/replacement but have yet to hear back. This is apparently a known problem and I will post the response I get from Suunto.
Mzanier
Any update on this situation?
Mzanier
My son wears a 10 year old suunto core, and does swimming lessons in it every week. No problems. He doesnt exceed the 30m depth limit. For the record the watch is/was mine. I move on to a Casio Protrek with solar power. Solar power and not replacing batteries was the significant improvement. The Casio also lacks the storm alert which is an excellent feature as long as you don't ride a lift everyday as that rapid pressure change sets it off. I should say changing batteries is not too frequent but it is noticeable. Its also easy to source replacements and do it yourself with a coin for leverage.
If you want the ABC functionality I think this is a pretty cool watch. With the different bands it can be quite fashionable like swatches once were.
Two words of advice - which I had read in advance but forged ahead anyway: 1) on the all black watches, it can be difficult to see the display against the black backdrop. The all black version looks nice, but for practical use in hindsight I would have bought one with a light watch face, and 2) the alarm is very quiet - used this watch on the JMT this year and used the alarm a couple times when I wanted an early start. Was going for half hour a couple mirnings before I finally heard it.
Langostino
i had an all black for five years. Really didn't have a problem with seeing the display myself. I am sure it is not as pronounced as the white background. But then again it's targeted for those of us who want to be tacticool. Going to go with that model again. Just wish they lasted longer. One thing people should be aware of is Suunto's conviluted interface. If you do not regularly use it you will forget it. The band is a POS and will break after 3-4 years. Replacenents are $30-40 dollars. You can replace the battery on your own which is a breath of fresh air. Suunto advises replaceing the gasket at the sametime. But I never really needed to.
ChicagoWay
To each his own - to see this watch in any sort of dim lighting you need to have the "display highlight" button memorised - but as long as you don't mind that it has plenty of tacti-cool going for it.
dang, with import and tax, this Clock COSTs - tada - just as much as in the store. :S
What's the difference between 'all black' and 'ultimate black'?
cali4me
You can see it in the photos. Look at the bezel.
My "old" one just had its bezel come off after five years of use. I guess I am in. I wish watches were built better. My Hueur and Bulova still work after 30 years. Put a new battery in my father's Citizen after 16 years laying dormant with my mom and it came to life.
ChicagoWay
For anyone interested in what this watch looks like without a bezel, wonder no longer. It's not that I do not think theCore is not a good watch. You should just manage your expectations. I tend to baby my watches and wear then inverted/inside the wrist. The bezel coming off is a known issue. I called Suunto support and the estimate is a mere $75. At this point contemplating backing out of the drop and sending my watch in. I guess I should count myself lucky. My Luminox lasted only one year.
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ChicagoWay
I apologize for the rant. I am backing out of this drop. I just sent my watch to Suunto with the estimated fix for $75. Just to be clear this is a known issue with this watch. People have reported it coming off just after purchase. For $154 this is a good watch if you plan on having it for about 3-4 years. I have spent $40 for a new band, and now this. So at $200 to $275 (or more) it is not such bargain. Part of my disappointment is back in the day Suunto made the best dive computers. Perhaps we have all grown accustomed to buying a watch every couple years, but watches that I still own from when I was a teenager still function. Designed in Finland, made in China, and it shows.
How about the warranty?
Sherv
For the regular black. All others are more expensive.
What was the final price? Thanks in advance.
Is this a new watch or factory referb/reject.
Why are the drops now only going for 4 days?
still have not received my watch as of 6/25. If the drop shipped on 6/20 should we be receiving them in 5-7 business days?
FYI noticed this drop (June 2017 iteration) appears to be shipping now.
raoulduke
You are correct. My wife bought me one as part of this drop and it arrived today. Happy birthday to me!
When the ship date ?
LongWalker
Looks like they are shooting for June 20th.
LongWalker
Mine arrived today, so "watch" your mailbox.
Do not wear sunscreen on the wrist you are going to wear the watch on. The composite in the case will begin to break down and become sticky. Do yourself a favor and order more batteries and gaskets. It's a decent watch for the price.
This is the exact watch from that Denzel Washington movie, The Equalizer right?
gameaholic
Yep
gameaholic
Yes, but they made some edits with cgi.
I got a Suunto Core with the black screen maybe five years ago and boy is that thing hard to read. Even in full daylight the lcd has poor contrast, and when it starts to get dim, it's almost impossible to read until it's really dark and then the backlight allows you to see it. Also, it eats batteries; I put a new one in this watch every 3-6 months, compared to every 2-3 years for my other dozen or so battery-driven watches (I've got a beater Timex that has gone four years on the original battery).
I've been eyeing one of these watches for a while now. I wear the Casio Pathfinder with all of the same functions except 1 or 2, my question is, how long does the battery last on a full charge and day to day use? The Casio is light powered, so I'm afraid if the battery doesn't last very long I'll never wear it.
Jivarro
The battery will need to be changed around the 1 year mark. They are the standard 2032 batteries, inexpensive and easy to find. Considering all that this watch does, this is a pretty good battery life. There is also a battery indicator that pops up once the battery is getting low to make it easy to know when to change it. Changing is very easy. I use a nickel to unscrew the back and then to tighten it back on. As with any water resistant watch, you do need to be mindful of the O ring that seals the watch closed though. The first time I changed mine I replaced it, since then I have changed the battery 4 more times and have simply reused the same O ring.
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Great company. Great wristtop computers, but the bands will give way before the proper use. Invest in new bands or suffer the concequences.
Great watch very rugged. If you want to know what the watch can do here is the user guide http://ns.suunto.com/Manuals/Core/Userguides/Suunto_Core_Userguide_EN.pdf