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Broken movement after ~1.5 years
on March 28, 2014
Watch movement is made of mostly plastic parts (common for inexpensive Swiss quartz watches) and broke after ~1.5 years of use. Wenger is NOT a brand covered by Amazon's 2-year watch warranty. If you are still looking to purchase this watch I would spend the extra money and go w/ an authorized dealer (read: not Amazon) as this would likely be covered by their warranty, negating the initial price gap.
I purchased this watch in July 2012 but unfortunately the movement broke a few months back while I was adjusting the time. I took it to a reputable local watch repair shop for a free consultation and he recommended purchasing a new watch as he would have to order a new movement for almost half of what the watch cost in the first place. The problem is that the movements used in Swiss quartz watches (Ronda, ETA) in this price bracket consist largely of plastic parts which are not durable and I could very well end up in the same situation in another few years.
Up until it broke I really enjoyed the watch. It looks great in person, kept great time (as a quartz should), is very legible (although the lume could be better) and the leather band is comfortable and soft unlike some cheaper bands found on other watches in this price range. The second hand wasn't perfectly aligned to the markers but that didn't bother me too much.
If you're still looking to purchase this watch I would recommend buying from an authorized Wenger dealer (which Amazon is not) as Wenger is not one of the brands covered under Amazon's own watch warranty. It will certainly cost more up front from an authorized dealer but a broken movement would likely be covered by their warranty vs paying for a new movement out of pocket, possibly negating the price difference.