Need a utilitarian watch and don’t have a lot of dough to throw around?  Then Cadence has a deal that’s right up your alley.

Let’s get the big news out of the way first – they’ve got their Wrist Rocket 2 on sale for only $19 (use the code ItIsAWatch19 at checkout), down from the regular price of $69 – nice savings, no?  Just get your order in before November 5th.


We’ve got your attention on the price side of things, I think.  Now, is the watch actually worth even $20?  I think so.  While the design and specs aren’t anything that will knock your socks off, it is great for a beater:

  • 42mm diameter black or silver/black ABS case
  • Polyurethane strap with stainless-steel buckle
  • Digital (BN045 movement) and Analog (Seiko AL21) displays
  • Mineral glass
  • 50 meter water resistance rating

Given that you’ve got the two different movements and displays here, you could pretty easily track two time zones with the watch.  And with that ABS case and basic WR rating, I think this would be a good watch for banging around in the workshop or doing yardwork.  In other words, it’ll hold up to the abuse, and you won’t particularly mind if it gets beat up.

It’s an interesting deal for sure.  Let us know if you pick one up – or, if you like, let us know what your “beater” watch is, and maybe we’ll dig into those other options some more.

ByPatrick Kansa

A big data developer and leader with a penchant for gadgets, books, watches and beverages. You can find my work on WristWatchReview, Knapsack.News, and Slushpile. If you're on Twitter and/or Instagram, you'll find me there as @PatrickWatches.

4 thoughts on “Cadence Has A Deal For You”
  1. Thanks Patrick. I just now ordered one (Silver/Black) and with the cheapest shipping to Hawaii it was only $14.86.

    I have a Casio G-Shock hiding somewhere (drawer, suitcase, I don’t know) that is my beater, travel and movie watch (as it has a back light and a chrono and dual time zone). So this Cadence will do nicely in that role.

  2. Thanks for the heads up on the deal. I ordered one and, with shipping to Canada, it’s only $26.35 Canadian. The shipping actually cost more than the watch.

  3. Ordered this watch six months ago. Spent four of those months on a cross-country RV & Hiking trip. Wore it daily. Keeps perfect time. Being able to keep two time zones was a plus as was the dial light while wilderness camping. Exposed to a number of inclement weather conditions, it fared much better than I did. Worth every cent of twenty dollar cost.

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