Brushed stainless steel case with a replaceable spring, stitched black leather strap. Fixed stainless steel bezel. Black dial with plongeur-shaped hands and index hour markers. Arabic numerals mark the 3, 9 and 12 o'clock positions. Dial Type: Analog. Inset 60-second sub-dial above the 6 o'clock position. Swiss quartz movement. Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. "B for Brooklyn" crown (3.5 mm). Uniquely embossed solid case back. Case diameter: 44 mm. Case thickness: 12.80 mm. Round case shape. Band width: 22 mm. Tang clasp. Water resistant at 100 meters / 330 feet / 10 atm. Functions: hour, minute, second. Casual watch style. Brooklyn Watch Company Lafayette Black Dial Black Leather Strap Swiss Quartz Mens Watch CLA-E.
- Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 5.4 x 3.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- ASIN: B00BED4ZF8
- Date first available at Amazon.com: February 11, 2013
- Average Customer Review:
|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Brooklyn Watch Co.|
|Dial window material type||Scratch-Resistant Sapphire|
|Case material||Brushed Stainless Steel|
|Bezel material||Fixed Stainless Steel|
Top Customer Reviews
One of the things that drew me to this watch is that I'm far-sighted and I can easily tell the time without wearing glasses. The one design/visual aspect I don't like is that in person the second hand seems much larger and more 'pronounced' than online, and that to me is distracting.
I paid about $90 for this watch, and may keep it for that amount. Had I paid more than that, I would certainly return it, due to the warranty. First, the amazon web page says to contact the seller. When I went to the seller's page, every watch brand they sold was listed except this one, so I went to the manufacturer's web page. (Be careful, there are two Brooklyn watch makers with near-identical names.) Here's what I learned about the warranty:
It doesn't cover wear and accidental or intentional damage. OK, that seems reasonable. It does cover manufacturing defects, but NOT the band or the case - just the internal mechanism! In a mechanical watch that would mean something, but in all probability the quartz movement in this watch cost them a buck or two (Swiss or not), and when was the last time you heard of a quartz watch mechanism failing.
Do I think that this watch will have case problems? It seems unlikely. But this watch is expensive enough at its usual selling price that the maker should include manufacturing defects in the warranty, of any part of the watch - not just the part that they had nothing to do with making. I noted that the website talks only about their 'international warranty' so it's not completely clear that you could go directly to them, but that's not unusual.
One other thing that seems poor form to me: As I write this there is one other review for this model, by someone who didn't purchase the watch from amazon and who has exactly one review on amazon. This is a pretty new company but tricks like that don't reflect well on it.