Product Type: Fossil Chronograph
Newest Review: ... as I think it is a bit special and too nice to wear everyday. The watch is available in Fossil shops priced at £65 which I think, given th... more
A stylish and quirky watch
Fossil Ladies' watch ES1869
Member Name: ms_123
Fossil Ladies' watch ES1869
Advantages: looks great, can be adjusted easily
Disadvantages: None for me
I've had a Fossil watch for a number of years now and I've found it to be both stylish and reliable. However the watch is what I'd describe as casual but smart and although it's great for everyday where and also for work it's not the kind of watch I'd wear to a party or other special function. I was browsing in my local Fossil shop and spotted the square bracelet watch and immediately took a shine to it. A few weeks later, when my mum and sister asked me what I wanted for my birthday I was quick to mention this watch and on the day was delighted to find this amongst my presents.
The watch itself is made of stainless steel and has a square face with rounded edges. The dial only has the hour, half hour and quarter hours marked in roman numerals. I don't mind this and think it adds a certain amount of charm to the design, however I know that some people find telling the time on watches with few numbers on difficult. The back of the watch face has an interesting swirly design, again in silver. The bracelet is also made up of round edged squares which are of different sizes and are linked together in a wonky fashion which brings a certain amount of quirkiness to the design. The squares on the strap alternate in terms of their finish, with half being shiny steel and the other being brushed and this makes the bracelet really stand out.
The watch is fastened with a small fold-over clasp on the last square and I have found this easy to open and close. I have very thin wrists and I was quite wary of buying a bracelet watch as the strap has to be adjusted significantly which is a hassle as the watch usually has to be sent away for this to be done. However in this case the links can be removed easily by unclipping the fast, just like the main one, and I did this myself when I got home. It is possible to remove up to three of the squares on the bracelet to make the strap of the desired size. I had to remove all of them and the watch now is a perfect fit so I am really pleased!
I've worn this on numerous occasions now and the watch still looks like new. It is comfortable and doesn't dig into the skin or slip off easily. I only tend to wear this on special occasions such as a party or wedding as I think it is a bit special and too nice to wear everyday. The watch is available in Fossil shops priced at £65 which I think, given the quality, is a price worth paying. I did have a look on the website but couldn't spot this particular design so I'm not sure if this has been discontinued. It comes packaged in a stylish tin box whose design can be chosen at the counter before paying and is handy for storing the watch in when it's not being worn. Overall, if you haven't already gathered, I adore this watch and have no hesitation in recommending.
Summary: A great watch for everyday wear or just for special occasions
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