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This review is from: Skagen Men's 233XLTTN Grenen Titanium Watch with Mesh Band (Watch)
Shopping for a new watch has been very frustrating. Every watch out there seems to be way too thick, exactly the thing I detest, especially when wearing a long sleeve shirt. I've been looking for a watch in the $100 range, that would be just as thin as my Gucci. No luck. Then I stumbled upon Skagen while shopping for watches. It was the jeweler who was wearing one, and the wonderful deep blue face with the titanium shell is what grabbed my eye at first. Then it was the band, unlike any other metal band I've seen before. A trip to Amazon, with a great price and free shipping, and my search was over.
I have NEVER owned a watch with a metal band before in my life, and I'm in my 40's. They never felt secure to me, and besides, I've always heard about getting your hairs caught. Leather bands have their drawbacks as well, but this band by Skagen appears to be the best of all worlds. The beautifully sublime titanium toned band is secure and attractive, and for those who think the clasp is too "complex" I'm sorry but obviously you have never encountered European engineering at it's best.
Finally, I needed a watch that I could synchronize to the second, so I opted for this style which is $5 less than the model without the second hand and the date function from amazing Amazon. The only thing I wish that was different on this watch was that it would have Roman numerals on the face. But this is so minor, that I still rate this elegant and quality watch with a resounding 5 *****
Edit: May 2009 It's now 2 1/2 years since I've been wearing this watch on a daily basis. The watch is still an extremely accurate timepiece, and it still looks as good as the day I bought it! Who could ask for more?
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Initial post: Jan 9, 2010 9:39:46 PM PST
Thank you for the update
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 28, 2010 7:12:38 PM PDT
Pop S says:
How do you keep the band from snagging?
Posted on Dec 16, 2010 10:07:28 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 16, 2010 10:08:12 AM PST
former Amazon customer says:
I love mine, and it's the only watch I've ever had someone comment on how good it looked. The intense blue face is like no other watch I've ever seen.
Posted on Sep 30, 2011 8:03:56 AM PDT
Outstanding review - thanks for taking the time to post and come back and update :-)
Posted on Jun 28, 2013 5:17:05 AM PDT
S. Box says:
I have recently found out that I have alloy (nickel) allergies. I've not worn a watch in years because they would cause my wrist to break out.
Is the backing on the watch titanium too?
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