At first i wanted the 'Davinci' model, but instead i purchased this item. It's my first automatic (unlike the 'davinci') watch, and i love it. it's simply a piece of art on your wrist. the bottom of this watch is equally attractive, if you ever get to take it off, whic you won't for the first week. Only other way to improve on this exact design, would be to add luminous dials.
I bought this item for my husband as a wedding gift. I thought it was a great deal because it is a very nice looking watch and it was on sale. I spent quite a bit of money on this and I'm very disappointed at how terrible the quality of this is. When he put the watch on, it was fine, but 20 minutes later it literally just fell off of his arm (he literally was just walking, no excessive moving around or doing anything physical to make it break) The clasp broke off of the band of the watch and was unable to be fixed. So now he doesn't have a real wedding gift from me to remember our special day. I would have sent the item back, but I ordered it a few months before my wedding day, so the return policy was already expired. I definitely would not recommend this product to anyone. It is beautiful, but it is very poorly made. :(
I am very pleased with this watch. Having never hearing of the brand name Akribos I did some research and found the watch is from Greece. The name means "precise, accurate" and that descibes the watch. I had to get another watch as my Citizen Eco-Drive watches solar cell gave out and they wanted to charge me $100.00 to repair the watch. I also love my new watch as there are no batteries or solar cells, but rather is an automatic watch that winds as I move my arm. Very pleased!!!!
Love this watch. Keeps great time and get lots of compliments. I did have trouble with the clasp at first and the watch falling off. Upon closer inspection I realized I was securing the clasp incorrectly. It should make a distinct snapping sound when closed. Now that I'm using it correctly it is extremely secure.
I love everything about the aesthetics of this watch. The hand and gear movement is very nice. Band is easily adjustable and comfortable. As another reviewer noted, having a luminescent dial would have been useful, but oh well. The one big complaint I have was that the watch stopped working a couple weeks after I received it. After reading reports of Akribos' customer service being terrible, I found a local company that was able to repair it for $30. The repairman mentioned one of the hands was falling off the center post (I saw someone else had this problem too). After getting it repaired, I have had no more problems with it. It is my daily wearer.
This is a beautiful watch. Great value. As a watch collector I am very happy with this purchase. It doesn't need a battery. Just wear it and it winds itself. Very tired of putting on a watch only to find the battery is dead. You'll never have that problem with this one. I have many watches and love the fact this one doesn't need a battery. Totally recommend.
Cool design & choice of materials, colors, & textures. The skeleton design is eye catching & gets many compliments. However, I'm not a big fan of the automatic winding feature & function. Unless you want this watch for daily wear rather than formal wear, I found the watch stopped between uses. Also the instructions supplied were minimal at best. There was no indication as to how much or often it should be wound. I have a collection of watches so I don't always wear the same watch & that means every time I want to use this one I have to set & wind it. Otherwise this watch is very cool & the Overstock.com price seems fair, but I would never pay the advertised retail price for this watch.
Watch looked and worked great, and met all my expectations
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Perfect
- How accurate was the sizing? Perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality was what I expected
My wife gave me this watch as an anniversary present earlier this month. I love the watch, it is quite beautiful and just what I was looking for. I have had two problems, first the band broke and second the watch has stopped self winding. I was able to find a replacement piece for the band and have it working so I still wear the watch daily. Every morning I wind the watch by hand because the self winder doesn't. If I didn't have these two problems with the watch it would be the ideal watch for me. I have called *** and left them a voice mail and have left them a message on their site. So far it's been two weeks and no response from them. Please call me or email me *** as I love the watch but want a working one.
This is my second Akribos watch. I love it - looks and feels good. I receive many compliments when I wear it.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? good
- How accurate was the sizing? good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent - both appearance and function.
This watch took my breath away when I first opened it. I got this watch for my boyfriend's and I 5th year anniversary. He LOVED it and so does everyone at his work. This watch is worth the price and really amazing. Great quality and he seems to be very comfortable with the band. If your thinking about getting your loved one a great watch, then here you go! Truly breath taking!
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Very accurate
- How accurate was the sizing? Good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great