Product Type: Breo Sport watches
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An Unusual Watch With Questionable Durability
Breo Sports Watch
Member Name: victorias_books
Breo Sports Watch
Advantages: Available in different colours, discreet, simple to use, inexpensive
Disadvantages: Feels flimsy
I volunteer in a charity shop for a couple of hours a week, and as well as selling donated stock we also sell new products. A few months ago we got a batch of watches that are almost identical to the Breo Sports watches, and we started selling them for £5 each. They were very unusual, and so I decided to purchase one to try it out. I also thought it would be useful for research purposes, should customers ask about the watches. I selected a white one, as I felt it was a more versatile colour that would adapt to more outfits. Unfortunately the second time I wore the watch, as I was pulling it onto my wrist it snapped. When I went back the following week however, there were no other white watches and I didn't want one of the pink or blue ones, so I left it. I still liked the concept of the watch however, and so I decided I would purchase one of the Breo watches as I felt it might be more durable.
The Breo Sports watches are available in more colours than the ones we sell in the shop. The colours are:
- Glow in the Dark
Again, I chose a white watch, but this time purchased it from Amazon.co.uk. When the watch arrived what disappointed my the most was how very similar it was to my imitation watch from the shop. Of course, I knew the two were very similar in appearance, but it was the insubstantial nature of the Breo that disappointed me. It felt equally as flimsy as my original watch, and for this reason I assumed it would be equally as prone to snapping.
The Breo watch has a bracelet design, and is fashioned from silicone, so is lightweight and reasonable stretchy. It has a rubbery feel to it, and a display screen that is easy to read. The watch is quite discreet, and the display screen is of an adequate size so that you do not have to squint to read the characters. The watch is waterproof up to a depth of ten metres, and although I have not tested it out by submerging it in water, I have splashed water on it and found that this has not affected the watch's ability. For this reason the watch may suit swimmers, and would also be ideal for holidays.
The watch is close fitting on the wrist, which I like as it means it does not 'spin' on your arm, but the rubbery texture does make it pull at your arm hairs slightly, which can be irritating. You are given the opportunity of resetting the time via the buttons on the side of the watch, but it is lacking in any other features that you might expect on a sports watch such as stopwatch, alarm, etc. The watch retails at £9.99, although it is available for less than this online. I do not believe it is worth the full retail value, and although the Breo has not yet snapped like my original it does feel flimsy enough to do so after not much use. This is a simple watch that is easy to use, but its durability is questionable.
Summary: An unsual sports watch that is inexpensive