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I cannot recommend this enough.
on 1 July 2011
The watch looks fantastic, just what I was looking for. It is the perfect balance of smart and masculine; cool and elegant. The numbers are bold, and the hour and minute hands are thick and white, making reading the time easy without having to raise my wrist to my eye. The watch actually looks much better in real life than it does on the picture, and looks even better on the wrist than it does in the box. The backlight is excellent, with the green backlight clearly showing the numbers and hands on the timeface.
The leather strap is relatively comfortable, and like all leather straps, softens and becomes more comfortable with time. I did experience a slight rash on the underside of my wrist after wearing the watch for a month, but this was not painful or blistered, and I have had this problem with previous watches.
I have owned this watch for a month and have experienced no deviation in time. I set this to exactly the same time as my PC to the second, and one month later, it is still exactly accurate. The adjustment dial has 4 settings. When it is entirely pulled out, it changes the time; when it is pulled slightly out, it changes the date (useful for the end of months with less than 31 days) so you don't have to wind through 24 hours as is the case with some watches; when it is not pushed out, it is obviously in normal mode, and when it is pushed in, the back light comes on.
Although I have only owned this for little over a month, the watch appears to be very well built. It is quite chunky and robust without being obtrusively heavy. I work in a shop, and as such, have bashed it a little bit (although I try to be careful as I have previously smashed a the irreplaceable glass on the time-face on a watch on a metal handrail) and there are no signs of scuffs or scratching. Also, the leather strap is stitched and not glued meaning it should be more robust, and also looks better.
I could not be happier with this watch. What is more, I got it with Amazon's £10 off £40 Summer fashion month, meaning I only paid £35 for it. Bargain! Also, I opted for free super saver delivery and it was delivered to my door the next working day. A great watch, made by a reputable watch manufacturer, sold by the world's best online retailer.