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5.0 out of 5 stars Thin, light and very good looking..., November 16, 2012
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This review is from: Skagen Men's 233XLTTNO Titanium Blue Dial Titanium Watch (Watch)
My problem with my previous (solar/atomic) watches was that if you have to dress up a little, those thick watches do not look good with cuffs of long-sleeve dress shirt.
I started looking for some watch that is thin/light, looks good and would not ruin my credit score. Skagen was one of the choices and finding this model with blue (my favorite color!) dial closed the deal. It is worth mentioning that regular Amazon price was lower than any other website, including special deal on Groupon...

First some clarifications that may be useful for prospective buyers:
1. The case of the watch is titanium, but mesh bracelet is stainless steel ion-plated with titanium, which gives it more grayish, less shiny look when compared to the regular steel. Since it is mesh, not solid metal, the band is still very light.
2. It is not immediately obvious what is the difference between this model and 233XLTTN; it is the color of numbers and hand tips - the extra "O" in the product number stands for Orange number accent (outline) and hand tips.

PROS: The watch is very thin and light, especially when you are used to older, bigger varieties. For the first couple of hours I had to constantly look at my wrist to double check that I have it - I had the impression that I have lost it. Titanium case and band coating are less shiny that the pictures may suggest (which is good for me). They blend nicely with the blue color of the dial. Band closes securely and is easy to adjust. Titanium and stainless steel mean that the watch should not trigger any allergic reactions or be damaged in normal wear.

CONS: Luminescent numbers and hand tips are passive (not using radio-active elements), so do not expect them to be very bright. Mineral glass is quite reflective, so ceiling lamps reflections will be visible (unfortunately, sapphire glass that solves this little problem is way beyond this watch price range - you would have to pay 10x more for it).

TIP: to adjust band length, use small screwdriver to lift the small part (latch) that sits between two pins of the bottom part of the clasp. Before you change position of the clasp on the band, look at the bottom side of the band and observe the markings showing the positions where clasp can latch securely. Move clasp by one or two positions - it will not latch securely between positions.
If you plan to store the watch for a while, pull the crown out to the second click position - it will cut out power supply from the battery to the driver mechanism. Do not attempt to change battery without special tools - it is easy to open the back, but very difficult to snap it back without breaking the glass...BTW, the battery is 321/SR616 if you have to know.

I hope to have lots of fun wearing this watch!

UPDATE after 10 days of use: The watch is pretty accurate - it needed slightly over 5 days to jump ahead 1 second (so it is slightly less than 0.2 second per day fast). Please note that your mileage may vary, but it looks like it is tuned nicely. Please note that the date starts changing at 11pm - if you adjust date when the watch shows somewhere 11 and 12, the watch will think it is evening and the date will be treated as next day date.
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