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Bright and simple watch
on 21 February 2011
I often find that the simplest of watch designs look the best - and this is arguably the case with the 'Lorus Gents Lumibrite Dial Military Style Watch' - yes, it has a longwinded title, but the watch itself is very simple.
The Lorus is water resistant to 100 metres, meaning it's safe to wear whilst swimming or in the bath (or whilst swimming in the bath...!). In terms of its appearance, the watch has a large white face featuring black numbers and markers - this makes it especially good for those with limited eyesight, and is much easier to read than the watches which utilize a black face with white numbers. Darkness isn't a problem for the watch, as it has a Lumibrite face, which illuminates with a bright green glow (no batteries required) in dim conditions.
The Lorus has a very limited set of features - there's a small section which displays the day and the current date, but that's it - nothing else of note. The second hand moves around with a nice action, and setting the time is easily done via a pull out 'winder' on the watch's right hand side.
The face of the watch is made from glass, and as a result is pretty scratch resistant. The surround is metal, and overall, the watch feels really well made and sturdy. That said, it's quite light-weight, and certainly won't make your wrist hurt after a day of wearing it. The strap is made from a dark grey fabric and is very hardwearing - it's comfortable to wear, which is always a bonus. In terms of the battery, it takes a small and flat watch button-cell which lasts a decent amount of time (a couple of years). When the battery does finally give up the ghost, it is pretty cheap to replace - jewellers will do it for a few quid.
If it's a basic, reliable, and nice looking watch that you're after, then you won't go to far wrong with the Lorus Military Style Watch - it's sturdy, comes with a two year warranty, and most importantly it keeps good time - highly recommended.