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Perfect Watch for a Picky Buyer
on November 5, 2012
First off, let it be known that this is a MEN'S watch, not a women's watch as listed. Listing error aside, this watch is GORGEOUS. I have been searching for a watch for my husband forever. I knew what I wanted, but I am incredibly picky. I wanted the chronograph look, but I didn't need 50 dials. I wanted it to be easily readable, but I didn't want oversized numbers or anything that obviously glowed (you know that yellowish color...). I wanted a silver bracelet and a silver dial, so he could wear it with blacks, browns, and blues alike. But I am picky about my silvers, I don't like brassy silvers or anything too super shiny. I previously found and bought a Kenneth Cole watch from Amazon with the silver/silver look; it looked stunning online, but, when it came, the silver of the dial was different than that of the bracelet and it made the watch look really cheap...I returned it the next day. The Ansel watch, however, is the perfect silver and the bracelet matches the dial exactly. Even though the dial looks slightly gold-toned in the images, it is not gold AT ALL - it is a nice grey-toned silver. The finish is perfect too, the bracelet uses a mix of matte and shine to give a bit of flash without being "shiny". The dial is very readable and easy to set, and the watch is just the right weight - not too heavy, not too flimsy. At the Amazon price, this watch is an absolute steal - it looks sleek, sophisticated, and super expensive. Also, the watch comes in a very nice metal box, packaged neatly in precision cut foam and protected with those vinyl-ish films. I was really hesitant about this purchase after having been burned before, but I needn't have worried - it is perfection. I just know my hubby is going to LOVE it!