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Watch doesn't look like photo- but is still beautiful
on May 2, 2014
I was disappointed in this watch because the photo makes it appear that entire face is Mother-of-Pearl. However, if you look very closely at the enlarged photo you can see that only the inner rim of the face is actually Mother of Pearl. In addition, mine has absolutely no color, so anyone glancing at it could not tell that it is not just a white face like any other. Given that there is nothing distinquishing about the watch, it is rather staid looking and I plan to return it.
P.S. Changed my mind - after having the watch for a couple of days and getting over my initial disappointment that the face was not more colorful and full Mother-of Pearl, the appeal of this watch has "grown" on me and I have decided to keep it. True,it doesn't scream "Notice Me" but that said, I have come to appreciate more and more the things that I initially found attractive about it. The design of the face with the tiny diamond markers has a quiet elegance and the contrast between the inner face and the Mother of Pearl rim actually makes the rim stand out. After trying on other watches, some with the extra large faces that I rather like and that are in vogue now, I could see that the size and shape of this watch band are more flattering to my wrist and arm. This watch can be go with casual or more dressy outfits and will be my everyday timepiece. In this price range you won't get some of the inner workings that go into super expensive luxury watches but if this watch lasts even half as long as my previous Seiko (accurate for 20+ years until I took a fall and smashed it)I will be very happy.