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A Little Cheap-Looking on the Sides
on April 10, 2015
I ordered this and returned it after receiving... No complaints with the seller or delivery, both prompt and professional.
Nice looking watch in the pictures and even on opening the box. However, the polished, bright gold accents make it look very cheap, almost fake, on the sides (which are very tall and moulded into 3 x rectangular panels each side - see images). A curved, single panel side may have reduced the cheap look on reflection, even a brushed gold finish, that would've worked.
The watch itself is well built however, but if buying again I would opt for the stainless steel version which offers a nice contrast and classy look and excellent built quality also. At this price, perhaps it's unfair criticism but that's what I felt on opening the box, especially after looking at it on the sales page.
I have since returned this watch and purchased the Invicta Seaspider 10249. Ironically, that doesn't look spectacular on the sales page (the face looks flat but actually has a lovely sheen off it) but if you look up review videos on Youtube it looks beautiful in those, so I took a chance on it. The watch really is stunning, lovely contrast (and not too much rose gold) between the polish & brushed steel panels and the rose gold on top.
It's all a matter of taste... If you like lots of gold (which I thought I would) this watch is very well built. If you want something which looks classy at all times, I'm just not sure this ticks all the boxes with the large gold-plated sides making it feel a little cheaper than it probably deserves.
At the end of the day, Amazon offers free returns on most of these watches and I feel you really need to see them on your own wrist to make the right decision. This didn't work out for me, but the Invicta 10249 really did.
I attach a picture of both watches I purchased in case that helps...