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A piece of elegant and delicate fashion accessory, beautifully designed.
on 2 September 2014
This watch is excellent in exterior design, very stylish, and definitely fits all kinds of wrist.
The watch is not as big as you would imagine from the dimensions stated in the specification (40mm x 40mm case). The actual watch looks small actually, in a good way. My wife has tiny wrists, I was worried that the watch might be too big for her, but it fits well and looks good. My mum who has much bigger wrist also tried it on, and it looks nice too! If you want an impression of how it looks like size wise when you wear it, put a 50p coin on your wrist.
The picture shows a bit of orange-yellow-light-brownish tint on the dial and the six bulges around the case, in fact they are not, at least not the one I received from amazon.co.uk. They are actually pure white – not icy white, but a bit of milky white. And my wife was glad about what they are; she said the tinted colour might look a bit old.
When you set the timezone to London and set the BST/GMT correctly, it automatically adjust its time. It also comes with an orange coloured illuminating LED backlight when you press the light button.
Unlike in the product photographs, the three small digital LCDs on the dial are not showing black characters, but silver. i.e. silver display over white background. It surely does not help the ease of reading due to low contrast, but it does look cool and premium.
Material wise, you need to remember, the Baby G at this price (£103 when I bought it), is NOT a tough G Shock watch anymore, but an elegant and delicate fashion accessory. It is mainly made from light coloured, polished engineering plastic (Casio calls it “resin”), so try your best not to scratch it, otherwise you will ruin its look. My wife also has a Longines La Grande Classique, made from 316L stainless steel, costs couple of times more than this Casio, sounds much more tough right? No, it also easily scratches, and scratches will ruin the look of the watch.
If you are looking for something tough enough for really hardcore sports, there are plenty of £20 Casios, and you can scratch or smash them as you like, and replace it when you tired with it.
When you bear this in mind, and use the watch correctly for the correct purpose, I’m pretty sure that you will be happy with your purchase.
Oh, by the way, the watch bracelet links are really easy to adjust; you can but don’t have to use the high street watch shops to remove the extra links. The metal link pins (rods) are spring loaded on both side, you DO NOT knock them out, but gently press them and pop them out instead.
Look at the inner side of the bracelet, you will see an arrow on each of the removable links, use tweezers or something similar to press the edge (from inner side of bracelet, not from the side holes on the bracelet) of the metal pins, it will pop out, and do the same to the other side or simply slide it out. When you removed the extra links, simply slide in the pin on one side, and press the other side by tweezers and push in. You need good eyes and steady hands to do this, if you don’t, use the watch shops.