I actually received this same watch last October for my birthday. I had wanted a sporty white watch with the silicone strap. I loved it so much, that I purchased it for my sister on her birthday in April. Dakota makes a sturdy product and we will definitely purchase other items from them.
I purchased this watch for my teenage daughter but after a month the fastener broke which connects the watch and strap. She still carries it in her backpack.
When I first took it out of the box the watch seemed cheap, light and not as substantial as I thought it would be. Yes, I know it's a Fossil and not a Rolex: I've owned dozens of Fossils so I have reasonable expectations when it comes to these watches. Still, I was less than thrilled on first impression. I realized that part of the issue was the very thin leather wrist band. I replaced the original band with a larger silicone band, and now the watch feels more athletic and sturdy. It now looks good on the wrist. It is clearly modeled after Tag Heuer's "Monaco", so it is not a small watch. But it is not a huge monstrosity either. This watch has gone into my daily watch rotation.
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