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I received this lovely watch as a 21st Birthday present from my Grandparents (good taste Gran and Grandad) and it's very precious to me! It retails on the High Street and Amazon for in the region of £250.
The watch comes in a large matt black box, which slides out of a cardboard case adorned with the Armani logo. Mine also came in a lovely Armani bag - almost worth wandering the shops with to show off (unfortunately I never got that pleasure with it being a gift!). The case itself is lined in a black felty-velvet like material, all giving the impression of luxury.
This bracelet-styled watch has a face with dimensions of 2 x 3.6cm, with the strap being just under 2cm in width. Its polished stainless steel links glisten in the light and are elegant, rather than chunky (as many women's watches are these days - resembling mens watches); however there probably are too many of them. I don't have the most slender of wrists, but had to have three taken out; this is a major plus point for buying the watch from a jewelers rather than online or a department store - they'll generally do it for free....
The dial comes in champagne or black; I have the former. Numbers are present in black Roman numerals (though not 12 or 6): the Armarni logo is in the place of the 12 and the space that might have been taken up by the six is where a seperate seconds dial and hand can be found. Minute and hour hands are in elegant silver, as is the aforementioned logo. Another logo can be found engraved on the back of the dial.
The clasp style fastening, at the back of the watch, continues the elegant look of the watch but can be quite fiddly to close (though not open) - I occasionally have to get my husband to fasten it for me, which can be quite frustrating.
FUNCTIONALITY AND BATTERY LIFE:
The watch keeps time extremely well; however, I do think it's a shame that there is no date function. It is water resistant to 50m and I've had no trouble with wearing it in the course of bog-standard swimming. In the 5 years i`'ve owned this watch I've had to replace the battery probably 3 times, which isn't bad (though replacement batteries do seem to be extremely expensive).