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Thorough Honest Review
on May 11, 2016
I am no watch aficionado. My husband has a few nice Citizen watches and I own a Wenger and a Kate Spade so that's about our experience with higher end watches so take this review for what you will.
Color/Look: This watch is VERY beautiful. The brown color does NOT make the watch appear dull. The sliver is shiny but not overpowering. It looks very rich. It blends well into an outfit (meaning it compliments it well) but still stands out in a way that lets people know you are wearing a nice watch. I can't explain it any better than that. The little 'peephole' on the front of the face is fun to look at as it sometimes moves and adds a cool element to the watch.
Face size: Perfect for my husband's wrist. He is average build and 6' 4". The face is not so large that it engulfs the wrist, and not so small that it looks like a woman's watch. The face is a fraction smaller than the width of his wrist.
Band/Clasp: Firm, but adaptable. What you'd expect from a new leather band. THE CLASP! We had never owned a watch with this kind of clasp before (again we are newbies to the designer watch realm). We had no idea how to open it and resize originally, but after much googling we finally figured it out. Here's a link to the youtube video showing how to resize. Just skip to about 4 minutes in and he shows you how to do it. (...)
Power/Keeping time: This is the thing that is a pain. If my husband doesn't wear the watch for a day, it dies. That's because it powers up by you wearing it on your wrist and moving around. Now everytime before he puts the watch on, he spins it around for a minute to power it up, and then has to readjust the time. That is annoying, but that's how a mechanical watch works. At least you never have to replace a battery.
Overall, he loves the watch. It's perfect for classing up a casual outfit for going out or for some days at work. I think it would be fine with some suits, though I personally prefer a 'shinier' watch for suits and formal wear. Very classy. I will definitely buy from Bulova again.