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For once, "what you see is what you get" is a good thing.
on January 19, 2011
I was looking for a watch, but I was looking for a very particular watch. I wanted a metal watch, so as to appear more professional - but that watch had to be tough enough for regular use. And it could not be any normal metal watch either, it had to be shiny but subtle enough to avoid gaudiness. As usual, I turned to Amazon. I was about to give up, when I stumbled upon this beautiful piece of work. It was gorgeous, and the deep metallic blue of the face against the almost white metal caught my eye immediately - so I purchased it. All I can say is, what you see is what you get - and fortunately, what you see is gorgeous.
The watch arrived right on time, and I was shocked by what I pulled from the box. It was as beautiful as the picture showed, and without a scratch. There are many things I like about this watch (which I happen to be wearing at this moment). First, the edge around the crystal face is chrome-like, giving the appearance of something on par with, say, a Rolex. The deep metallic blue of the face is absolutely stunning, and gives an air of formality and professionalism. After having a watchmaker remove a couple of links (which in this case, was quite inexpensive), the timepiece fit snugly on my wrist, leaving just enough room for my skin to breath. My first day at work wearing it, I recieved several compliments. All in all, this a wonderful watch with an equally wonderful price tag - $30.00. Many people were guessing the retail value at at least $100.00.
This watch has many things going in it's favor, but it is not without it's detractors. I will proceed to list them below.
-Brilliant, but not gaudy - a nice balance of the subtle and the flashy.
-Face is a nice deep metalic blue, which gives an air of formality.
-Scratch-resistant clock face. Apart from being quite bright, it can withstand a lot (as one reviewer proved).
-Fits pretty well, with some tinkering.
-The clasp is quite firm, only opening when the owner does so themselves.
-Like all metal watches, the metal links can pull hair when the watch is adjusted.
-If you plan on buying a watch and doing activities that produce a lot of sweating, this probably isn't for you. If nothing else, buy a sport watch as well, as the stainless steel back will begin to feel very uncomfortable after a while.
-While the hands and the strips of silver metal that mark the minutes/hours are certainly dazzling, the face has no light-up feature like an Indiglo watch might have. In other words, you cannot read the time in the dark.
In conclusion, this really is a nice watch. It has all the qualities and reliability of a much more expensive watch, without the monstrous price tag. It is bright, but nowhere near excessive. This watch is great for formal meeting and business purposes, but is equally well-suited to normal wear - say hanging out with friends, or going out to lunch. I would highly reccomend this watch to anyone. And with the small price, why not buy one for a friend, also?