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Cool as Ice
on 16 January 2011
I bought this for my 12 year old daughter for Christmas after realising how hard it was to find a comparatively inexpensive watch for a style conscious pre-teen. I didn't know much about Ice watches apart from seeing them in display cabinets in department stores. Available in an assortment of bright colours and different strap materials, it's hard to choose the right timepiece for you. I opted for this purple one as it is her favourite colour plus it's cute enough for me to borrow! I am now debating whether to buy the white one with crystals for myself.
Firstly the watch is presented in a fun purple Lego style brick which has a slot in the top. This is now doubled up as a money box for saving pocket money. As for the watch itself, the first thing you notice is the strap. Made from silicone it has a comfortable and smooth texture which sits snuggly on the wrist but feels like you're not wearing anything. It has been cast to look like a traditional link strap. I've seen so many copies of these on the high street but for approximately £65 I'd opt for the real deal every time plus it comes with a 2 year manufacturer's warranty which you don't often get with the others.
The face is a lighter metallic purple which sets it apart from the strap. It is quite chunky in size which, at the moment seems to be the trend in watches but despite its appearance it weighs next to nothing. The numerals too are a nice size, big enough to be able to read the time. I don't understand watches that are illegible, kind of defeats the object! This watch also has a date display which I find particularly handy and over this is a small magnification window to make reading it super easy. Above the face is a matching metallic rotatable dial with the numbers 0-60 on it. I can't quite figure out its purpose as it isn't mentioned in the instructions.
All in all this is a great watch and fashion accessory. Basic in function but brimming with colour and offers broad appeal. The price tag is another bonus, right I've convinced myself enough, I'm off to buy my white one!