Bought this Skagen watch for my husband this Christmas. He loves how is so thin and the sleekness of this watch compared to his much more expensive previous heavy metal band watch. I, myself have had 2 Skagen watches. Once you wear a Skagen watch, you will love it. Amazing how many compliments my husband has received on this particular stand out watch.
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.
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.
I am a woman with a 7-1/4" wrist and wear this watch all the time. It looks great and I can wear this with gold and/or silver bracelets. It is amazingly comfortable. My gold watch burns my wrist in the summer sun. this one stays cool. It is very quick and easy to adjust the bracelet length in the heat of the summer or the cold of the winter. As a matter of fact, this is the second time I ordered this watch. My first watch lasted for many years and a few battery changes. When the watch "died" it cost less to purchase a new one than to repair because it was an older model (which I preferred over the newer versions). This watch (and Skagen) does not disappoint. The large size dial and slim profile are very attractive.
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