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Easy To Change Bands
on January 23, 2010
This is a pretty heavy and thick watch. For those of us reaching a certain age, the crystal is a super magnifier of the numbers and watch hands. It's very easy to read from just about any distance.
The best part of this watch, the interchangeable bands: black, coffee, pink, white, and turquoise. The bands are all shiny leather and have a bit of a metal flake look to them, not unlike a deep automotive finish. No tools are required to change the bands, there is a small metal bump on the band, push it inward, the band pin retracts from the hole in the watch, and, boom, the band is released. It takes two minutes to change bands. Of course moving that pin requires some strong fingernails, but it does move. Sweet design.
This is a practical watch. Style is retro, and a bit unusual. The watch is just over one half inch thick, fairly thick for a woman's watch. One inch wide and almost two inches long, the watch is about average size. The face is a nice mother of pearl. The numbers are well machined and attached to the top of the mother of pearl face (they are not inlaid as with a lot of watches). There is no date. This is a simple time keeper with a sweep second hand.
The watch is electric and water resistant to one hundred feet.
If you can find this watch available, it is a beauty.
May 18, 2013 Update: Well over three years old and this watch is still in excellent shape. With so many bands to choose from they have spread out the wear, they are all in good shape. Never would have expected this watch to last this long, but it has. Think the battery has been replaced two times.
Sept 6, 2014 Update: Over four and a half years - that's a long time in the life of a watch. A couple of bands are showing wear. On one band, the spring loaded pin to hold the clasp in place broke. This is a standard pin that is relatively easy to replace. Most jewelers or watch repair kiosks would have the necessary pin. The watch itself, still looks great.