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- Quartz movement
- Durable mineral crystal protects watch from scratches
- Case diameter: 40 mm
- Titanium case
- Water resistant to 99 feet (30 M): withstands rain and splashes of water, but not showering or submersion
Titanium case with a black ion plated stainless steel bracelet. Fixed bezel. Blue dial with luminous hands and index hour markers. Minute markers around the outer rim. Day-date. Three sub-dials displaying: 24 hours (GMT), day of the week, and date sub-dials. Quartz movement. Scratch resistant mineral crystal. Solid case back. Case diameter: 40 mm. Case thickness: 9 mm. Deployment clasp. Water resistant at 30 meters/ 100 feet. Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, calendar, GMT. Skagen Denmark Black and Blue Mesh Chronograph Mens Watch 809XLTBN.
| The History of Skagen Designs |
In 1987, Henrik and Charlotte Jorst came to the United States from their native Denmark to follow a dream: that of owning and running their own business. Skagen Designs was founded by these two natives of Copenhagen on the principle that beautifully designed, high-quality objects can be created at reasonable prices. The Skagen Collection of watches reflects the Jorsts' creative Danish spirit with clean, elegant designs, skillful craftsmanship and technical perfection. When you purchase a piece from the Skagen Collection, you become part of an international community of Skagen owners who believe in a philosophy of design and manufacturing excellence.
Skagen Trend Spotting
In the market place, time never stands still and so our innovation never sits idle. Our design team is on the pulse of current fashions, with regular visits to design centers of the world including Denmark, Switzerland,Italy, France, New York and Hong Kong. We are never content to follow established trends. We stay true to our classic design philosophy and interpret trends accordingly. We observe, listen and innovate - all to create lasting design pieces.
The production of such lasting design pieces often demands special processes and tooling. These are often a challenge to create; however, we are never satisfied with "close enough". We continually push and fine-tune designs to stay true to our standards. We know what we want and are not satisfied until the design, material and workmanship are all just right. The result of such hard work and dedication speak for themselves in the jaw dropping enthusiasm and excitement created whenever anyone views our product line.
Maintaining Your Skagen Watch
All Skagen watches operate with standard batteries. When necessary, any jeweler can replace them for you. Different models are water resistant to varying degrees. Please refer to the back of your watch for the water resistant rating.
How To Set The Time And Date
Cleaning Your Skagen Watch
Skagen suggests the following solutions for cleaning metal and crystal surfaces:
These suggested solutions will evaporate cleanly from metal and glass surfaces. Soap will leave residue behind when dry.
To clean the case and crystal:
Moisten a soft cloth with one of the above solutions. Gently wipe the case and crystal clean. Be careful not to put too much stress on the crystal as you clean. *NEVER immerse or soak the case/crystal portion of the watch, regardless of water resistance rating. Moisture could seep past the seals over time.
To clean the band or strap:
Skagen soft mesh bands are easily adjustable. Simply insert a small screwdriver or similar tool into the clasp. Lift up the clasp without applying pressure to the thin pin across the clasp and move to desired position. Snap closed securely. Make sure the clasp is set in one of the indentations on the back of the band. Link bands are completely adjustable anywhere watches are serviced.
Dip a cotton swab in the above solution, and gently rub it into the soiled portion of the band. For more intricate mesh bands, you may want to use a soft bristle toothbrush or nailbrush. Be sure to cover the case of the watch during this process so as not to soak it. For stubborn soil, you may want to bring it to a jeweler for a professional cleaning.
Simply wipe them down with a damp, soft cloth. Avoid soaps and solvents as they may dry or crack the plastic.
Top grain leather can be characterized by its smooth, somewhat shiny appearance. To clean this type of leather, follow the same procedure as with the rubber watchband. Simply wipe it clean with a damp cloth, using water only. You may want to use leather conditioner or a small amount of hand lotion to keep the leather supple over time. Top grain leather may develop a milky "haze" if left alone for extended periods. This can simply be wiped away or removed with leather conditioner.
This is essentially full grain leather with the top layer shaved off, leaving a flat, smooth finish. A product called a "nubuck eraser" can be found at better shoe repair shops. It will help to remove most light stains and debris from nubuck.
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 5.1 x 5.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
- ASIN: B0042TNFMK
- Item model number: 809XLTBN
- Batteries: 44 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
- Date first available at Amazon.com: September 13, 2010
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Skagen|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Case diameter||40 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||9 millimeters|
|Band Material||Stainless steel|
|Band length||Men's Standard|
|Band width||25 millimeters|
|Calendar||Day and date|
|Special features||Luminous, measures-seconds|
|Water resistant depth||99 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
Now, the things I don't enjoy. The lume is very weak, this watch is almost impossible to read at night, even when it's spent an average day on the wrist working outdoors it has almost no lume at all. The band, which is one of the main selling points is comfortable, but could be better if it could bend more. I have small wrists and have most watch bands replaced, new holes punched or otherwise modified. This band cannot be modified, and as you get to the limits of it's size adjustment it loses a lot of flex in the band as a consequence of this as you go further down it sits less square on your wrist due to the band pulling it up. Lastly the case does not have a gloss finish like the band, and does not really flow as well as I'd like.
That said, it is still a very good looking watch and so easy to match to clothing/other jewelry it's worth the price of admission. I wouldn't say it's my favourite of my collection, but it's versatility and quartz timekeeping mean it will be used regularly.
Original post: The watch-face was a bit bigger than I anticipated. My wife bought me my first Skagen at Costco as an anniversary present over a decade ago. The reason I love Skagen is that the watch is very thin and doesn't get caught-up in my clothing (shirt, sweater, coat) when dressing & undressing (Yeah, I know... why don't I just take it off before that? Well, just because I've fallen into a habit and just plain "don't".)
The only thing my first watch lacked was a date feature. This watch offers that. Even though I have an Android phone that is always with me, it is not easy to see the time when outside and it is always awkward to have to stop to grab my phone just for the time.Read more ›
Things to NOTE :
1) Understand this stock photo. Colors here are extremely vibrant, the actual "blue" of the face is not this light. Is a darker blue in almost ALL lighting settings. Unless you have it in direct extreme lighting, the blue you experience will be several shades darker. Still a beautiful watch, but note it will not look on your wrist like it does here.
2) Clasp is hella tough to adjust. will take a small screwdriver applying leverage to tighten the main sizing clasp on this watch. I could not do with my bare hands and had to take to a watch shop who used small screwdriver.
Once set though, it sticks, trust that. You will be frustrated trying to do with your fingers, so get a very small (eyeglass maybe) screwdriver and apply gentle pressure forward in fastening the lever to lock in place.
Still love the watch and at <$100 is phenomenal buy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My first ever watch was a skagen that my dad gave me. It was a lot like this one but silver. They are super durable and very comfortable. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Zachary C.
Looks great, and I love the minimalism of the product. It's matches very well for wearing with suits. It's durable, and an amazing value for what it is. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Daniel Yang
Been wearing this a year now, and I get tons of compliments. The hasp is tricky to learn, but once you figure it out it's a breeze.Published 19 months ago by Anthony J. DiOrio
Great looking watch. Most people think its 250$ plus. Very sharp looking. Latch is kinda irksome but now that I've gotten used to it I have 0 issues.Published 21 months ago by Chris