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Elegant watch, but ...
on May 10, 2013
Based on the picture of this watch online, I was expecting a matte-black watch. When I opened the box, I found something else. The face is definitely black. However, I would describe the band color as a shiny, very metallic dark gray. The band only looks black to me at night.
I wanted a black watch, so I spent all weekend "on the fence" trying to decide whether I would keep it or send it back. In the end, I decided to keep it because it is a beautiful watch. With its black face, silver hands and diamond hour markers, this is an elegant watch.
The watch is solar-powered, so it takes a couple of days to charge it. (Actually, mine worked right out of the box.) This is easy to do -- just put it on a window sill that gets sun for a couple of days. If you're tired of replacing watch batteries once a year, you might appreciate a solar watch.
I bought my first Seiko, a beautiful gold bracelet watch, about 25 years ago. It still runs like a top and shows very little wear. In my book, you can't go wrong with Seiko.
So if you're looking for a matte-black watch, this isn't it. But if you're looking for an elegant watch similar to my description, you might like this one.