|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Rougois|
|Water resistant depth||30 meters|
This hand wind, mechanical watch has a great two-tone look. The steel skeleton, multi ruby jeweled movement is nicely decorated and is a captivating timepiece to wear on your wrist. Just wind it and set the time with the blue hour and minute hands. A blue seconds hand is shown at the 9:00 position. The movement is viewable from both the front and back via scratch resistant mineral crystals. The case is highly polished stainless steel and an alligator-grained leather strap completes the dressy look. Case: Polished stainless steel, 44mm diameter. Band: Alligator grained leather strap. 22mm. Water Resistant: 100 feet. Warranty: 1 Year.
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It's a little bigger than I expected. This is fine for me, but it's certainly not a discreet watch. Don't get me wrong- it's not huge- but it is a full 44 millimeters across the face. That's about 1.75". It's also about a centimeter (0.4 inches) in height. Reviewers of other skeleton watches have commented on their noise and tend to describe them as loud. This watch is definitely audible in an otherwise silent room, but so far this hasn't been bothersome. I do, however, leave it on my desk when I go to bed. I was apprehensive of buying a wind-up watch, but it only takes about 2 seconds to wind this watch fully each day.
Finally, it's really cool. People sitting next to me will notice it and make me show it to them, and a few days ago a waiter complimented it. It is a very unique looking watch, which is enhanced by not having any numbers or distractions on the face. For this price range, it seems to be the best skeleton watch out there. I am strongly considering buying another one to keep as a backup, in case they ever stop selling them and something happens to mine.
The watch will be a nice conversation starter when I am getting a patient ready for an X-Ray exam since I can make a humorous statement about having a skeleton watch and taking X-Rays that show the inner beauty and workings of the human body. Making a patient feel more at ease is priceless and usually leads to much better and more diagnostically useful X-Ray images!
My only criticism about the watch is that the hour and minute hands have no glowing tips, yet the rotating second hand at the nine-o'clock position on the dial have glowing hands.
Very quiet running, great to see the insides working.
Have gotten lots of compliments on it.
Very good price as well!
I agree with everything other reviewers said, except for 1 thing:
THE TICKING SOUND IS LOUD!! It's not quiet at all! I put it in its box every night because I can't sleep. And this is normal, because it's a skeleton watch and manual watches tend to produce a higher ticking sound than automatic watches.
It's very accurate, I've had it for 5 days and it's still in sync with my phone!
I believe that buying an inexpensive AUTOMATIC/MANUAL watch means headaches, that's because usually a good quality watch movement is relatively expensive! BUT I like the fact that it doesn't display the date and it's a MANUAL watch, so the movement tend to be very simple (it doesn't have chrono, perpetual, etc...), thus the watch will probably live for a longer period of time!
Winding the watch is very easy, you don't need to pull the winder or anything, just rotate it clockwise while it's all the way shut.
I like the fact that you can see the power reserve (remaining time before it dies) on the dial.
Note: People have already asked me to see the watch and they loved it :)!
I highly recommend it!!
- you have to wind the watch manually on a daily basis, if you are used to automatic watches with a power reserve of 40 hours or more this may be exhausting;
- it is pretty noisy, you hear the ticking of the watch, this may be bothersome in libraries or other places where silence is of the essence;
- the crown is rather big for the watch, I'd rather see a smaller crown but that's just my personal taste probably;
- the watch comes with a tang buckle instead of a deployment clasp, I like the latter better (ordered one from Amazon as well for USD 20);
- has no date;
- has no illimunated parts
- the winding of the watch is very simple, just turn the crown approx. 15 times and you watch will be working all day;
- you will get a lot of compliments because it is a very nice skeleton watch;
Although I listed quite some cons, the overall conclusion from my perspective is very positive: you will have a good working and beautiful watch for under USD 175, a bargain.