“ Brand: Ebel / Watch for: Men „
This watch to me is a very nice accessory that I wear everyday without fail. I didn't pay for the watch simply because I could never justify spending this much on a fashion accessory but the watch was given to me by someone very close, and they received it as a gift from their father. At the time of purchase in 1991 it was £1200 and I still have the original receipt for it to this day.
Now onto the actual watch. The craftsmanship behind it is superb and is beautifully designed, the face on mine however is white and not black, and I'm glad it is different because I'm not a massive fan of the black face. The date counter is a very handy feature, my only problem with it is that every month it goes to 31 which means once a Month i need to set the date again, it only takes 5 seconds but it is annoying when I forget!
As for the time telling abilities its self, I find it to be very accurate and it never falls behind or goes ahead which in my experience of cheap watches does happen a lot, mostly due to the fact I'm always on the move and I very rarely take it off, only for showering and sleeping I will take it off (Although it is water proof something this expensive in the shower freaks the heck outta me).
The clasp that keeps the watch on is not at all noticeable to anyone whilst it is on as it is very stream line and everything keeping it shut and locked to your wrist is hidden underneath. It is very easy to open but once closed and on your wrist theres not a single worry it'll ever fall off!
The only downside to the watch I find is changing the battery, for me it cost £80 and I had to send it off for 11 weeks, because they cannot do it at your typical jewellers/watch shop. It must be sent to the manufacturers which is a bit annoying. Although once changed it'll be at least a good couple of years where it wont need another battery change.
Lastly just as a little big up to Ebel the makers and to give it a better impression. When I went to get the battery changed and also have it refurbished (Which cost £200!) the man at the jewellers was quite impressed when he saw it, and the shop I was in I'm guessing had something to do with Rolex because he had to lean in and whisper that in his opinion Ebel are much better watch makers than Rolex. That had me pretty chuffed in all honesty because I am not able to buy my own watch like this, and the meaning that I have behind it makes it feel so much more expensive when wearing it.
Anyway this was just my opinion and short story about it. I hope this is useful to someone. With this review I thought I would make it more personal than factual so I still hope this is useful to at least someone!
Thanks and have a good day.