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You get what you pay for
on January 6, 2013
Recently decided I needed to replace a watch a lost, but after the holidays, couldn't really afford anything spectacular. I was pleased to see there were options for me, but upon receipt, I decided to promptly return.
1. The watch feels quite fragile and is very, very light.
2. The clasp to open it is stiff and I haven't successfully been able to open it. I put a lot of force into it but stop when I feel like I'm going to break it (because it feels so fragile) but can't undo the clasp. My boyfriend managed to open it accidentally, once, but since then can't reopen it on purpose. I didn't have a need to open it at all since it was so large it fits right over my hand, but having said that, it would need several links removed to stay on my wrist.
3. Either the battery is extremely low or the watch doesn't work properly. When it arrived, it wasn't ticking at all. I messed with the time-setting knob and the second started going, but later it just got stuck. It was still ticking, but would move forward a second, then backward a second, and back and forth like that until I messed with it. Needless to say, by the time I took it out to check the time, it was 4.5 hours behind. This might be fixed with a new battery, but a watch battery would cost about the same as the watch itself, so I may as well have just got a more expensive watch that works.
And for those wondering about the appearance, the face looks very nice and is a bright chocolate colour. The "stones" around it look very fake and seem like they would fall out relatively quickly. The metal band is a lot brighter than the picture and is more coppery than chocolate, like the colour of a brand new penny. It does seem like this was a different colour underneath that just had a copper colour painted over it, because mine has a few imperfections that show it looking greyish underneath the copper.