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heavy, at least some of this is stainless steel,
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Skagen 906XLTTM "Titanium Titanium" watch. I'm disappointed with the weight, which is an important factor in my purchase. I have an earlier *all* titanium Skagen that I got for $100 that always felt lighter than it looked, even after a few years. I marveled at the lightness of titanium. That is not the case with this one, no pun intended. I'm sure the watch is lighter than an all stainless counterpart, but this is a heavy watch for titanium case and band. The Amazon description states that the band material is titanium, and I am doubtful, though I cannot disprove that at this time. I carefully read the Amazon description for this model, since other models I'd looked at did specify stainless bands. This model is described as having a titanium band. One of the two matching pieces to the clasp on the band is stamped as being stainless, so it's a fair inference that the other part of the clasp is also stainless. I'm quite sure the whole band is stainless. The Skagen description on their web site states that the band material is "Mesh", which is vague. I've written to Skagen to inquire.
01/12/2012 update. pernille@SkagenDesigns.dk replied to state that the band material "is steel ion plated with titanium." This explains why the band, and thus the watch, is as heavy as it is.
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Initial post: Apr 11, 2012 6:59:18 PM PDT
Irene Marks says:
what is the name of the all titanium watch?
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 12, 2012 11:15:08 AM PDT
nom de plume says:
I don't know the name but I'm quite sure it is no longer available, being about eight years old. I'm now doubtful if Skagen sells an all titanium watch. The older model I had, on close inspection showed inexpensive hands and face, but I thought was a deal for being all titanium, mineral crystal and fairly accurate for $100. The titanium finish was hardly affected by minor scratches and wear.
Posted on Oct 13, 2013 12:04:07 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 13, 2013 12:10:46 AM PDT
Man, my review about this watch is almost the same... I bought it 1 day ago in TJ Maxx, but the same question was in my head all day? Too heavy for a titanium watch, and surprise! The bezel is steel, and the band, suspecting made for an alloy of steel+titanium because of the weight and texture feeling... I read in your review the " steel ion plated with titanium", confirmed and dissapointed. Well, at least was 80 bucks.
This is a real -better- description of the watch (http://www.iccup.com/dota/content/blogs/
Skagen Titanium Grey Dial Men's Watch #906XLTTM - 225.00, Dress watch, Japanese movement, Polished silver-tone hands, number and markers with luminous accents, Analog date display, White indices, Matte grey ion plated titanium bezel, case, selector buttons and crown, Polished stainless steel silver-tone caseback, Grey ion plated stainless steel adjustable mesh bracelet with a hook box clasp with safety, 50 meters/165 feet water resistant
Have a nice day.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2013 9:38:47 AM PDT
nom de plume says:
I've given up on Skagen. The "luminous accents" are a joke, and the stopwatch never resets to zero. What I'm wearing now is a $165 Seiko Men's SNAE47 Titanium Bracelet Watch that I'm very pleased with that is mostly titanium, has a working stopwatch, and usable luminosity.
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