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A very classy, all-purpose watch: 4.5 stars
on January 10, 2011
I had purchased a more "fun" looking watch that might not be suitable for all occasions, being a large-faced watch with a more flamboyant red band. Therefore, I wanted to get one that would be appropriate at any time. I had been eyeing this watch for a while, and when I saw the price go down for this particular color---black, which is always stylish---I had to get it.
As others have stated, it is indeed a nice, elegant watch; supposedly it is thicker than the other watch I have (8 mm thick versus 6 mm) but you can't even tell. The size is also nice: the face is medium-to-small sized, depending on how delicate your wrists are. My wrists are not that big, but not that small, and the watch shows up nicely. As a point of comparison, I consider my other watch definitely a "large-faced" watch, at 43 mm diameter, while this watch's face is 34 mm in diameter. You can also notice the quality with the band; my other watch is "leather" also, but it's a pig-skin type and is stiffer/harder. The band on this AK watch is nice, soft, and pliant, making it a pleasure to wear. The band on this is also slim, giving it a feminine air, but it's not too tiny. It also adjusts quite well, so that it's snug enough (although it might still move around a bit) but not too tight nor loose.
In reality, I would have given this 4.5 stars for a rating. The only point I feel detracts from the watch---and is a detail that does not appear in the product photos---is that at the bottom of the watch face, near the 6 o'clock marker, it has a "water resist 100 feet" written there. I feel that it subtracts from the clean appearance of the watch....I rather loathe it when watch companies feel it has to have something written there, be it "quartz," "Japanese/Swiss quartz," or "water resist xxx." I'm getting used to it being there, and others might think it's a minor quibble, but I really would have preferred it to have no text down there at all, as it appears in the product pictures.
Overall, however, it is a very chic watch that, had it been completely clean of the bottom text, I would have been happy to award five stars. I would still recommend this to anyone who wants a classic watch for a casual day, business wear, or a dressy event.