“ Brand: Armani / Gender: Men / Type: Chronograph / Clock Mechanism: Quartz / Display type: Analogue „
I received this watch as a gift and to be honest at first I thought it was a little ostentatious, it is a very chunky watch with too many dials for my liking. I found it hard to set and had to turn to the user manual (which is about 200 pages long in 6 languages- a bit over the top for a watch I think) Once I had managed this I did start to fall in love with it as it truly does have character.
If you need a chronograph watch I still would not recommend this as the price really outweighs the usefulness. Seriously I would like the time and date on a watch I do not need three extra dials which all they seem to do is act as a basic stop watch. ( I don't know about others but I have not needed a stopwatch since I was about 12 and if I did feel the need to use one it would be something a little more accurate and easier to use.)
The good points of this watch are that it is ultra stylish and been Armani it does get noticed especially when worn with a decent suit this watch shouts style and lots of it. Thankfully the face seems to be very scratch resistant and water proof. I have done quite a bit of gardening in it and even forgotten to take it off while washing the dishes.
The leather strap is robust and has stayed unmarked for 7 months of wear which is really good going especially for me who tends to get through a watch strap every six months or so. I can see this strap outlasting the wearer in this case.
I have personally found that the watch slips round to the side of the wrist, this may be because mine are quite skinny, but it does not seem to fit quite right which is something that I would expect when paying this much for a timepiece, because of this I do tend to be constantly reminded that I am wearing it and do keep adjusting it on my wrist to get it to sit in the right place, this can be quite frustrating at times and I feel it gives others the impression I am nervous or bored.
The time keeping is second to none and I have yet to change the battery that was supplied, and have not lost more than a few seconds in 7 months which I think anyone would agree is pretty good going.
The watch has both good points and bad but I would be cautious of recommending this to a friend based on my experience as I really do believe that this is trying to be too many things at once. Armani should really try to stick with pure style as this is what most people want from them as there are others who do quality chronographs tag heur been a fantastic example.
Good try but not quite there.
Armani Men's Chronograph (AR0333) / Shape of the case: Square / Glass type: Mineral crystal / Casing material: Stainless Steel / Wrist band material: Leather / Colour of the dial: Silver / Black coloured strap/bracelet / Digits: Arabic / Batteries: yes / Water resistant: yes / Water resistance: max. 5 bar