For a company that's relatively new, this is an excellent watch. Akribos is a division of Stuhrling, so if you're on the fence about the quality, you need not worry. The build quality and materials are better than what I expected. It is also simply beautiful to look at. My only complaint was the cheaply made wrist strap, which I replaced immediately. Other than that, an excellent choice!
Directly out of the box, I couldn't get this watch to work. Followed all the winding instructions that came with it, even took it to a jeweller to see if he could figure it out, but no luck. Too bad because it was a great looking watch. Returned for refund.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? exactly the same
- How accurate was the sizing? exact
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. poor
The connection between the end of the band and the watch broke within a week. This happened without misuse or rough handling! I feel that the watch is beautifully done and is worth the cost but watch out for quality. Other then the having to buy a new band after many attempts to reattach metal to metal pieces I had no other problems. 2/5 meh.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Very Similar
- How accurate was the sizing? Accurate and also had available On-the-fly adjusting.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Not very well constructed!
I get compliments on this watch all the time, 'nuff said. Somebody mentioned it pinching the hair on your wrist. This is true, although not a big deal. It only happens sometimes. Good watch for the money. I was, however, expecting it to weigh a little more; feel a little more sturdy. No biggie, I'm very careful with my watches anyway.
It looks great, but it doesn't mere time. So days it's fast and others it is slow. I actually use my watch instead of my phone to tell time and this watch is always off. The band is low quality too. Unfortunately only three things move. I ex lecture the entire inside to move and I was completely wrong. I would not pay over twenty bucks for this watch after the experience I had.
I got this watch for my boyfriend which he loved and got a lot of compliments on. it just needs to be winded a little more then they suggest in the ad. But i got a two year warranty on cause he tends to be rough with stuff, and I expected he broke it by forgetting he took it off left it on the roof of the car to change a tire and then ran in over twice. i went to have it return it since i got the two year warranty, but was told i couldnt cause they would only replace it if it broke as an act of God. Oh and the warranty doesnt cover the band only the face of the watch. besides that while he did have they watch he loved it and so did everyone else.
The watch is stylish and looks cool, but it is a piece of junk. It is supposed to be kinetic (self winds with body movement) and only needs to be wound once every 2 weeks. Not true - it needs to be wound every day and keeps terrible time. It loses up to 3 1/2 hours per week. I would never buy another Akribos XXIV watch.
The product looked good on my (wife) wrist, not my husband's. It is really a pc of jewelry or definitely overstated for my guy. (to him). I liked the look. For the price (retail stated was way off), I think I should have returned it on time. I still have it but it has been 2 yr or less. It just would not stay wound unless you were shaking your wrist to do so all of the time and my biggest problem was that I knocked it off of the bathroom sink ledge and the main spring or something must have broke because it will not wind at all now. Sad. I liked the look on me. but never as a time piece.
This time piece is a real attention grabber! I constantly get comments on it as far as it's unique look. I like that it is an automatic winding mechanism and seldom if ever needs winding... It is very comfortable to wear on my wrist and I forget I am wearing it.
The watch itself is great, looks good and isn't very heavy. Face size is appropriate for an average wrist and mesh band is comfortable. The skeleton feature which is the reason we are all looking at the watch could be better. I do love the watch, however there are not as many working parts that you can see as I originally thought to be. Overall, would still recommend this watch to others and I hope you enjoy your purchase. Shipped in appropriate time as well.
This is one cool watch----Don't pay too much attention to the negative reviews on the bracelet. It is well made and does not even bite into arm hairs any worse than a metal band. Watch is nice size and thin---Great looking and an eye catcher
Really nice watch, and a great value. Overall look and quality was way better than I expected. The only downside to this product, is that it seems to gain time pretty fast. I would estimate that it runs about 10 minutes fast per week. It doesn't brother me, but I could see some people complaining. Also, there are no glow in the dark markers in the watch face,so yoy won't be able to tell time in low-light or the dark.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? looks even better in person.
- How accurate was the sizing? fine
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. quality is way better than i expected and i have had a lot of compliments on the watchh.
My husband was very excited to get this watch at such a great price. It looked great!!! A very nice addition to his business attire. After wearing it for a few days, which we figured was plenty of time for the watch to move around and keep time, it just wouldn't stay accurate. He was constantly having to reset the watch, even while wearing it and moving it around. We ended up sending it back to either get it replaced, or get a credit to pick out a difference watch.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? The image on site was an accurate portrayal of the product. It is a very good looking watch.
- How accurate was the sizing? The sizing was good. We had to make the band a bit smaller, but it wasn't a difficult process.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. We weren't impressed with the quality due to the fact that the watch would not keep time.