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Classic, subtle, and a relative bargain
on February 5, 2015
This is the first watch that I have ever purchased. I had been looking for a watch that would fit my wrists and that would look good in both a business casual and a casual setting. My wrists are 5 inches around, and so I knew that watches with case sizes above 35mm would likely look oversized and a little ridiculous on me. It might be unorthodox, but I want to note that I was looking for a watch that wasn't particularly feminine. The aesthetics of masculine watches appeal to me much more than that of feminine-marketed watches. I also prefer understated, simpler watches to the overdesigned multi-function quadruple-dial animal-patterned-leather bling look, so this watch seemed like a promising possibility, especially for the price of $30 thanks to the Timex Amazon sale.
I was at first a little concerned about the leather detailing shown in the Amazon image, but looking at the watch in person it isn't excessive and fits my preferences. The strap is slightly long for my wrist--for a snug fit, I use the second from the last tightest hole in the watch, and the end of the strap is about half an inch away from the lugs of the watch. Fortunately, the watch has a leather keeper, so that can be adjusted to keep the strap from sticking out.
The face of the watch ends up at a very good size for my small wrists. Proportionally it looks very good, neither too small for my wrists that it looks too feminine, nor too large that it looks like a child wearing an adult's watch (as tends to be the case if smaller-wristed people don some types of men's watches).
If I had a larger wrist I would have purchased the unisex Weekender. As it is, this is not a bad compromise. I see in some of the reviews that there are people who thought the watch was too big or didn't look right. I think that this watch might not be ideal for a woman with small wrists who wants a girly watch. Rather, this watch is pleasingly subtle and has a classic appeal that plenty of more expensive watches seem to lack. I'm very satisfied with my purchase.