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A sleek watch at a good price!,
This review is from: Skagen Men's 233XLTMB Grenen Black Titanium Watch (Watch)
Being somewhat picky and not much of a watch enthusiast, I did a bit of research to try and find a nice looking watch that ultimately didn't at all feel like I was wearing a watch. I visited several Jewelers as well as a handful of watch shops when I stumbled accross this Skagen watch. I was immediately struck by the beauty of the black titanium as well as how thin the watch and band were.
A little more research lead to my recent purchase of this beautiful watch. So far I'm in love with it! The luminous hands and numbers leave a little to be desired as they need to be exposed to a bright light before being visible in the dark (and if you have a bright light, why would you even need luminous hands?). Regardless, the bright numbers and hands are fairly easy to see even in low light due to the way they catch the available light on their own.
This watch is sleek, light weight and comfortable. I'm a very satisfied customer.
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Initial post: Dec 16, 2012 8:31:30 AM PST
I am considering purchasing the black color with whole numbers. I have read all comments. The negatives range from paint faden in a week, broken clasps, cracked face crystal through broken mesh. My question to you, how good is Skagen's lifetime warranty?
Posted on Jan 27, 2013 11:34:35 PM PST
Steve Naranjo says:
Well then is maybe just mine, but the luminous part...I still waiting to see it!! I mean this is a very nice watch, don't get me wrong, but it was advertising as luminous and I am yet to see it glowing in the dark!!!
Posted on Apr 13, 2016 3:07:34 AM PDT
S. Damon says:
You're missing the point of luminous hands. First, the longer the hands have been exposed to light, the longer they glow. That means that if you're wearing short sleeves, or sleeves short enough to expose the watch, the watch will be exposed for hours. As a result, the watch will continue glowing in the dark for hours. That's useful when you're in a darkened theater or even in bed if the watch was in a normally lit room beforehand. And no, you don't need bright lights if the exposure is long. Normal room lighting is good enough. Some of the better watches can glow for up to 8 hrs.
If you want glowing without light exposure, get a tritium watch. They glow continuously on their own for up to 20 years and the glow is very bright. I've seen them for as little as little as $60 on ebay although decent ones will cost $100+. Cheaper watches will only have markers on the `1,3,6 and 9 while better ones mark every number. THose tritium tubes are expensive. You can get a keychain with a small tritium tube for about $15.
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