Product Type: Breo Sport Chronograph
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loses time, not ideal for a watch then!
Breo Sport Roam
Member Name: europe-chick
Breo Sport Roam
Advantages: cheap, lightweight
Disadvantages: loses time
I bought a Breo Roam watch about a year or so ago onboard a Ryanair flight. I'd forgotten to put one of my watches on, and I'm totally lost without a watch. I know that nowadays most people probably just use their phone to see what time it is, and I do this to a certain extent too, however I can't do this at work and the trip was a work related trip.
I picked this up for just £10.00, which I thought was pretty reasonable. The Breo Roam watch came in black, white and a few neon colours such as lime green, cerise pink, a light blue and a dark blue. I chose the black as it will go with everything and it isn't too in your face, especially as I was going to be wearing it for work.
It's an extremely slim and lightweight watch in a soft touch rubber, it's like a bangle style watch and it just slips over your wrist, the rubber does have a little bit of give in it so that it goes over your wrist easily enough. It's available in 3 sizes; small - 16cm, medium - 17cm, and large - 18cm. I chose the medium which seems an ok fit, maybe just slightly on the big side though as it moves around quite a bit when it's on my wrist.
The watch is a digital watch with the digital lcd display in a small rectangular display set into the rubber. The display has the hour at the top, a 'breo' logo in the middle which constantly flashes, and the minutes at the bottom. You can set the watch to display the time in either the 12 or 24 hour clock. It's easy enough to adjust the time with buttons underneath the watch face that you just depress with a pin or something similar. Talking about the time - this watch seems to actually lose time, I don't wear it that often as I don't think that it's the nicest watch that I own, however on the occasions when I have worn it I've always had to rest the time first as it's lost time between wears. It claims to have an extended 2 year battery life on the battery encased in the watch, and I've had my watch for only just less than a year. So I don't know if I've got a watch with a duff battery, or if it's a fault with the watch itself.
It came with a 12 month guarantee and so maybe I should have returned it, but I couldn't be bothered for just a tenner! It looks quite sporty and cool, and I do quite like the look of it when paired with a casual outfit, however when I wear it now I'm always slightly dubious that it's telling me the correct time, and I must compare it with my phone at least half a dozen times a day, which then kinda defects the purpose of wearing a watch to tell the time!
Summary: loses time, not ideal for a watch then!
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