I've owned three ceramic watches over the years and loved them all. They are cool against your skin in summer, are easy to clean, and white goes well with just about any outfit. The large chunky models are quite masculine and informal while this Skagen Unisex is more refined and dressy; both have their place. The Skagen has a thinner band and more tapered styling than either the original Chanel or Versace models. At this price, however, it's clearly a winner in terms of value. If you are concerned that the Mother of Pearl dial is a bit too feminine, not to worry; only the subdials are MOP (hard to tell from the scans...). The rest of the dial is white and the markings are silver. So, the MOP adds a bit of shine and color but it's very subtle and blends well. Some might also worry about the band length. Some unisex watches are more akin to a women's long which makes them unsuitable for men with larger wrists. I have a 7" wrist and removed three links so I'll wager this would work well for men with up to a 7.5", possibly even an 8" wrist. One note on sizing the band: I generally do this myself as I have link removing tools. I've had no particular issues doing this over the years. Ceramic bands are unusual, however, in that they need both a metal sleeve and a metal pin for each link. For some reason, the internal sleeves fell out when I removed the pins then didn't want to go back in. It makes no sense, I agree; if the sleeves fell out they should just slide back in. When I got to the third link I made sure the sleeve didn't come out completely with the pin. Then I had no problem getting the band back together. Just an FYI in case you size your bands yourself. Overall, I'm really jazzed about this watch. I think it would look nice on either a man or a woman if you are after a sleek, dressy look. Do check the measurements, however, and compare them to your other watches. As noted above, ceramics have become my go to favorite for a variety of reasons. It you're thinking of taking the plunge you can't do better than this Skagen watch. It sets an all time record for overall value. The one obvious caveat is this: don't go ceramic if you're hard on your watches! Ceramic is just fired clay, like a china plate. Smack it and it will break. I've never broken or cracked any of my ceramic watches or bands but I'm generally super nice to my accessories and keep them out of harm's way. Never a bad thing.
I love the low profile Skagen watches and this one is my favorite. I was a little nervous that the brown strap would be too burnt orange but it is a very stylish light brown that matches several pairs of shoes I already own. The face is a nice metallic that pops but still goes with the subtle, low profile look of a Skagen watch. Awesome watch and it was cheaper here than on *** .
My second Skagen, and they are very accurate (the band on the 1st was damaged; the watch still runs fine). Several people have noticed the blue dial and commented favorably.
It is light weight, looks sleek, and keeps time. I have had it for a year now and its still ticking great. Really nice watch for the price. I know Skagen was bought by fossil at one point, but I have actually owned some fossil's before and I like this better. My Fossil watches seems to not keep time as well, but this one is solid. The clasp on the band is easy to adjust and seems to hold well. The metal link on the band is comfortable and I have had not had a problem with it catching on or pinching my skin.
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