Breytenbach Unisex Quartz Watch with Beige Dial Analogue Display and Brown Leather Strap BB7745BE
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- Protective Mineral Glass Window Lens
- Round Stainless Steel Case
- Leather Strap with Buckle
- Water Resistant to 50 metres
|Dial Window Material Type||Mineral|
|Case Material||Stainless Steel|
|Case Diameter||42 millimetres|
|Case Thickness||14 millimetres|
|Band Width||22 millimetres|
|Water Pressure Resistance||5 bar|
|Warranty Description||2 years|
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Recognizable, classical and noble design. Seagull automatic movement with full callendar.316L stainless steel case, screwed caseback with. 42 mm in diameter, 14mm height. mineral crystal glass. Beige dial with silver hands, patched numerals and indexes.Day,date,month indicator.Solid and stable strap, lined, croco embossed, genuine leather,stainless steel buckle, 22 mm wide, 220 mm long
Top customer reviews
Firstly, let me say that the movement in the watch is a mechanical automatic; not quartz as stated in the product details below. I suggest that Amazon correct this. This is also the case with other watch descriptions I have seen and these errors should also be corrected, as they are confusing at best and totally misleading at worst.
I had read other reviews of this watch prior to purchase. Not all were complimentary, I have to say. Nevertheless, having had the watch for a couple of days now, I can report that it is excellent in all respects. The Sea-Gull ST-2525 movement (29 jewels) is superb, probably due to the higher level of quality control - which is the reason why this watch costs about 3 times the amount other watches with a similar movement cost, but which have lousy QC. Of course, if you pay £30 for an automatic watch, you are trusting to luck; but I have some of those as well which perform flawlessly, whilst others won't work at all out of the box and have to be returned to Amazon!
Fortunately, luck is not an issue with this Breytenbach; nor would I expect it to be. In fact, the watch gains about 4 seconds a day; well within acceptable tolerances. My 30 year old Rolex Oyster Perpetual (a real one, in case you were wondering) actually loses about 3 seconds a day, and always has. Given the cost of this Breytenbach therefore, it represents excellent value for money. If you want better accuracy than that, buy a £5 quartz 'cheapy' or use your mobile phone. However, neither of those will give you the pleasure of owning a decent, good looking watch - which after all, most people buy because they like and want them.
This timepiece looks superb and very, very expensive. Take no notice of the photographs; they simply do not do the watch justice.
Do yourself a favour though and, if you've never had an automatic before, learn how to use one before you start complaining about your new watch. The same rules apply, whether the watch costs £100 or £5,000. Read up on them and learn what you should and should not expect when owning one. All automatic watches, even the very cheap ones, will work better when used correctly. The difference is, more expensive ones are likely to work longer than their cheaper counterparts.
Bear in mind that many of the world's 'leading' watch producers use Sea-Gull movements, regardless of the price you may pay. Many 'Swiss made' watches actually have Chines movements, assembled and mounted in Switzerland. A first class QC in China will be just as good as that in Switzerland and, unless you are paying several thousand pounds, this Breytenbach will be just as high a quality as more expensive watches. I know, because I have many watches; both cheap and expensive.
Finally, if you are a Swiss watch snob, don't buy this item because it will annoy you. Instead, go buy a £700 'Swiss made' watch. Don't be disappointed however, should you ever take it to a jeweller, when they point out that the movement may have been assembled in Switzerland, but the movement's components were manufactured in China, in the same factory as the Sea-Gull movement in this Breytenbach in fact. 100% Swiss manufactured movements will not usually be found in watches costing less than £2,000 or thereabouts.
I will update this review in due course but, for the moment at least, I am delighted with this watch. Given its looks, quality and the number of compliments it has received even so far, so I ought to be.
The watch arrived within 3 days of my placing the order. It is exactly as described. The quality is very good, and I could find no obvious visible blemishes. The strap fits my wrist easily (I am a mediun size). It is an automatic, so is not "slim-line", but does not feel heavy or uncomfortable.
I was attracted to the style, as I don't particualarly black or blue dials. In addition, this dial is very clear, and easy to read (my eyes are aging, and I can't see read small point fonts anymore). Unlike other designs, the information on the dial is meaningful (time, date, month day of the week), and the layout is clear and not cluttered.
The presentation box was pleasant and functional, and the instructions were clearly written in German and English.
There is a one-year guarantee in the box. If you like what you see, and are inclined to purchase it, then I doubt if you'll be disappointed.
The automatic action requires the watch to be worn for at least 12 hours. If you envisage putting it to oneside, then consider buying a winder.
After a few days use, I have found that the push-button controls for the date, month and day, are easily pushed when handling the watch. This is a flaw in the design. They require a locking mechanism, as, once set, they do not need to be used. However, under normal use, they are used more than necessary, to the point where I'm checking that the information is correct, and not using the dial as a reminder. I like the watch enough to keep it, but, I would not have chosen it had i have known about this flaw.
It was an embarrassing situation， I should buy another one for him when i back to china next time！