Product Type: Breo Sport Chronograph
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Great - as long as you don't need to know the exact time!
Breo Sports Watch
Member Name: chrisandmark
Breo Sports Watch
Advantages: Looks great, comfortable to wear, relatively cheap
Disadvantages: Keeps appalling time
My daughter bought me a Breo Sports Watch for my birthday last month, not to sound ungrateful but I don't wear a watch so I was a bit surprised when I opened my present. Since she bought it with her own money though I've made a real effort to be seem wearing it, mine is a vibrant purple colour which I have to admit looks fab with whatever I wear it with.
A Breo Sports Watch, you can't have not seen one. Whether worn by the trendy kids around town, or even spotted on a celeb in an expensive magazine - they were just about everywhere in 2010 and can still be spotted all over the place this year. It's such a basic idea; a lightweight rubber strap with a simple LCD display which is built into the strap itself.
I have the ladies version which is 17" but there are two other sizing options available, a 16" childs watch or an 18" strap for the blokey types. Mine is quite loose and sits on my wrist like one of those rubber charity bangles, I have quite slim wrists (unfortunately the same cannot be said for the rest of my body!) so the effect is good although I'd imagine 'chunky' men would have problems with a strap which is only an inch longer than mine.
Setting the time is easily done, which is very handy as this watch keeps the worst time ever. Every single day I've had to alter the time as it (bizarrely) loses or gains ten minutes within each twenty-four hour cycle. This isn't as irritating for me as it could be for other people as really I'm the type of person who doesn't particularly need (or want) to know the precise time down to the second, but if you have a busier schedule than me you could well find yourself late for meetings and appointments if you were to rely on the time displayed on the watch.
The fact that this watch is rubber makes it very comfortable to wear, admittedly the material can make my wrist a bit sweaty in very warm weather - but, hey, this is England so therefore my wrist doesn't get sweaty too often! I like the fact that the watch face itself is also lightweight so it doesn't cause the watch to spin around on my wrist as I move my arms around, the fact also seems securely fitted inside the rubber strap so I doubt there will be any problems with it coming loose or falling out completely unless I wear it to death - which I doubt I will!
I was talking to a friend about my watch yesterday and apparently these Breo watches are prone to splitting on the strap, this hasn't happened to me but I suppose at six weeks old it's early days yet. I was going to mention (until my friend piped up!) that there looks to be little danger of splitting or ripping of the rubber as the watch does appear to be very well constructed, but anyway at under a tenner this is very much a fashion accessory watch (rather than a mega-bucks Gucci one) so if it doesn't stand the test of time you shouldn't be too disappointed.
Breo watches are available in a range of colours including green, pink, white and lots more so you should find one to match your style, they also have a couple of different designs to choose from so if you like the thought of a rubbery watch take a look at what they have to offer.
Summary: The first watch I've owned in years, time-keeping might not be great but it's a cute watch anyway!
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