Although this has the same style of face as another Braun I own (Braun Men's Quartz 3 Hand Movement Watch BN0021BKBKG With Leather Strap) it's a significantly bulkier watch due to the steel surround and the thick silicone strap. If you have small wrists or don't like big watches, I'd suggest trying one of the other Braun designs instead.
I'd probably return it if it wasn't for the fact that in order to try it properly you have to cut the strap down to size by snipping off sections of the silicone. This is a fiddly job, since you have to remove and refix the spring-loaded fastening pin each time you cut a segment - and you're advised to only cut one segment at a time to reduce the risk of taking off too much. If you do cut too far - or if you later gain weight or if your wrists swell in hot weather - you'll have problems.
Once trimmed to size, the strap feels fairly comfortable and is soft and flexible, the only slight annoyance being the edge of the metal catch which you press to open the strap and which I can sometimes feel digging into my inner wrist. On one occasion the catch managed to pop itself open while I was wearing it.
The good points about the watch are the excellent timekeeping and the simple, clear, easy-to-read face. At the current Amazon price of £30, I feel it's OK for something that I'll use occasionally. It's not a watch I'd buy again, though - mainly because of the cut-to-fit strap design.
It has a larger round face than I expected, but am happy. Especially the texture of the rubber strap. Would like the other colours as well now. Take great care cutting down to your wrist size, and cut equal sections on each end to keep clasp center - there's no going back once you've cut!!!!
I came across the Braun Watches by the red-dot design award website and introduced to the Braun range. I purchased this watch as an impulse purchase and I am extremely happy with this purchase. A must buy!
Pros: - Huge simple, clear, deep dial - Very comfortable silicone... in fact the best silicone feel of any watch you can purchase. - Lightweight - Durable - simple strong clasp - Accurate and reliable - simple colour - simple non disposable feel
Cons: - not likely to get a girl to notice you :) - requires time to cut and adjust strap to fit your wrist. But once its done, its comfortable. - see braun website and downlaod the pdf instructions... its simple! - isn't able to slip under the shirt. - not a typical conformist watch... its a bit abstract compared to other watches - The braun brand as a watch raises eyebrows... but don't be afraid, its better build and better designed than any swatch. - no date window
Bottom line: Horses for courses... You wont have any regrets with this purchase