For the past twenty or so years, women’s watches started to look as though they’ve been processed through a blender. They writhed and twisted; dials were deformed and elongated; bracelets came to resemble angular metallic sculptures attached to a woman’s wrist.
This watch is none of that. This is a whimsical, playful battery powered watch whose primary function is to tell time. To me, that makes it, in some ways tasteful, discrete and subtle. This watch does not say anything about my wealth or my technological prowess. It is simply an elegant, and classical looking time-piece that goes well with my clothes.
The band is stainless steel base with white ceramic inserts that have a slightly pearlescent look about them, harkening to the current pearl fashion. The band has a hidden clasp which means it opens at both ends of the bracelet and the bracelet looks seamless when it’s closed. The nice thing about this clasp is that you open it by pushing on a low profile button on either side of the clasp and it just pops open. This, to me, is a great improvement over the standard hidden clasp designs where you have to pull on one side of the clasp to pry it open.
The dial is white and glossy, with distinctive black roman numerals making it easy to tell time. The hands are also black and there is a kind of sunray design emanating from the center of the dial that makes it look quite distinctive. A single row of crystals surrounds the face, drawing attention to it without being gaudy.
The watch comes in a large jewelry box with an instruction manual and a soft cloth inside. The only thing I didn’t like about the instruction manual is that it has instructions for different types of watches, so you sort of have to look for your watch. The watch also comes with a tool to allow you to remove links from the band. My husband (who does all things mechanical in this household) said that the tool was not of the highest quality and that the band was still a bit tricky for him to adjust because of an extra short steel sleeve through the ceramic insert the pin has to slide through. But he did it quickly and I was quite pleased with the result—and, indeed, with my watch.
So whether you’re looking for a good present for someone or a new watch for yourself, this classic-looking, simple watch may well be worth a look. I definitely like it.
Traditional and elegant
Whether you’re looking for a good present for someone or a new watch for yourself, this classic-looking, simple watch may well be worth a look. I definitely like it.
Disclaimer: I received this watch in exchange for an honest and fair review. The opinions expressed are my own.