|Band:||Custom injected polyurethane with patented locking looper and stainless steel buckle|
|Materials:||Custom 100 meter fiber reinforced polycarbonate with raised bezel|
|Movement:||Custom digital with pre-programmed tide info for over 200 beaches till 2020|
|Recommended Use:||Surfing, water sports|
|Specs:||Future tide / Dual time / Alarm / countdown timer / Wave Counter|
|Waterproof:||Yes, to 100m|
|Nixon Lodown Watch||$90.00 - $125.00|
|Nixon Lodown Tide Watch||$124.95|
|Nixon Lodown TI Watch||$122.47 - $175.00|
read a few bad reviews about the lodown leaking but I chatted with a rep online for backcountry before I purchased the watch and he said the quarantee everything for life plus they carry the latest product. According to a review I read Nixon addressed the leaking issue and put out a newer lodown with better material. I got lucky and found this watch for $65 on backcountry's site and now they are up to $100 and even more in the surf shops. So far so good with the watch it was pretty simple to set the time, tide, beach etc. It is very hard to see the time in a not so well lit room but you can hit the light button for a quick peek (I wish it would come on automatically when you raise your arm like the G shock does because that is a very nice feature). I've been trying to test the tides and compare them with what's on magic seaweed and from what I can tell they are pretty close. The overall feel of the watch is pretty comfortable and it is not that big so not pressing on my hand a lot like some watches do. I would recommend this to a friend especially for under $75. Now it's time to catch the Nixon stainless steel watch on sale because I really would like to sport that one for work.
As you can tell from a few reviews, we were having some issues with the Lodown.
When we launched this watch we wanted to use better quality materials than the current tide watches on the market. We went ahead and used a mineral crystal instead of an acrylic because the mineral is much more durable and scratch resistant. Down the road we found out that the bonding agent used to seal the face to the case was failing, this caused water to leak into the casing. We have since addressed this issue and all Lodowns now have an updated acrylic crystal guaranteed not to leak.
So get off your ass, put on your Lodown, and head out to one of the 200 pre-programmed beaches to catch some lefts....brah.
I am a river guide and was looking for a good watch that could handle the river, and when I saw this I thought, if it can handle surfing, it can handle the river. However, after about 2 months the light stopped working then a couple weeks later it just stopped working all together. I sent it in for a warranty and they sent me a new one of this year's model so it was good to get an upgrade, but I wasn't stoked that for the amount of money I spent it didn't last a little longer.
Just got the Lowdown and am super stoked so far.... Super easy to cruise through the options and easy to understand the tides and all that.... You can also time your session and mark how many waves you caught!!! Pretty stoked on it!
Extremely durable watch. I have taken it 16 meters deep on a dive and everyone who sees it comments on how cool it is. The Automatic Tide System is great for monitoring tides with no more than a glimpse.
I have had and worn this watch for 4 years now. Changed the battery twice and showered with it on every day. Not a single problem yet, except for the wicked suntan line.
i was so excited to get this watch love the look and colors....had it for less than a month the light was already dimming to a point cant see at all at night....also 2nd tide reset to whatever first tide was after a week...paid $20 to ship it in..after over a month of having my watch they sent me a new one....i have now had it for only 2 weeks and its already bugging out the light button does what the quick tide button does!!! and the 2nd tide on this one is reseting after a week or so too again...go with another brand ive never been dissapointed...oh and customer service still hasnt got back with me about this one...its been about 3-4biz days and they say they will get back by the next biz day.....BUY ANOTHER BRAND NEVER BEEN SO DISSAPOINTED ....and i am def not a complainer...hope this saves you from the troubles i am going through
I've gone through 1 regular lodown and 2 lodown Ti's. Though warranty department knows me on a first name basis and keep their word, it's ridiculous how delicate these "surf" watches are. Bottom line: save the money and buy another watch.
I bought this watch before going on a surf trip to Fiji. My first paddle out I guess water seeped in and when I looked at it, the face looked cloudy and the digital numbers were going haywire. It finally stopped working after I pushed a few buttons. When I returned home, I called Nixon to let them know what had happened and they replaced it no problem. They had told me that there was a recall on the watch because there was something wrong with the seal. Anyhow, my replacement watch died today when I went surfing. It did the same thing when I was in Fiji. At least it lasted a year and a half. I'm going to call Nixon again to see if they can help me with it. If not, then I am looking into getting a more durable watch like the Casio G-Shock GXL5600. Hopefully that will last more than a year and a half.