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Fossil JR8985

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Brand: Fossil / Watch for: Men

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      22.09.2008 12:42
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      A great unisex watch that will get you noticed.

      Now this says that this watch is for men. However I think its a great unisex and as a girl I have to say this is one of my favourite watches I have ever had.

      I brought my first fossil watch whilst I was in America. I was desperate for a cuff watch after watching disney's freaky friday and the young love interest wears one. I had been searching for a while and finally discovered the fossil brand and since then I have never looked back.

      I saw the Fossil JR8985 in my local H. Samuels and I knew I had to have it. I brought it for £65 but its only £43 on amazon at the moment. Its a really gorgeous watch. The strap is cracked leather on display but the underneath is a smooth leather and feels great. The cuff's size is 4.5cms across at its largest and 12.5 cms long. It then reduces in size where the buckle fastens to 2.2cms across. The piece of the strap with the fasten holes is 7.5cm's long and the piece with the buckle is 3cms long. So in total the strap is 23cms long. The buckle is stainless steel and has the world Fossil engraved on it. There are 10 rectangular holes in total along the 7.5cms of strap. Now as a girl I do have it on the second to last hole so if you have a really thin wrist then you may have a problem. Especially as the design of the watch means that you would not be able to add any more holes like you may be able to on other watches. The cuff is one of the main things that attracted me to the watch. Its cracked appearance makes it seem really rustic and almost ethnic. It adds much more character to the watch than a regular smooth leather strap would have. Underneath the strap there is a genuine leather stamp and the fossil logo.

      The face of the watch is encased in stainless steal. It is a square shape and measures 3.7cm's squared at its broadest points. There are no numbers on the face, but silver lines to denote where the numbers would be. The hands are also stainless steel but also have glow in the dark centres on them so you can tell what the time is in bed or in a dark room. (I do have to say that these aernt the best glow in the dark material as I often have to stare really hard at them to figure out what time it is in the dark) There are three in total, hour, minute and second. There is a date function on the watch which is pretty typical of most watches. The numbers are in black on a white background and its 0.3 x 0.2 cms in size. The face is different shades of brown. Around the edge the brown perimeter is actually a metallic brown colour that looks etched with lines to create a retro metallic line feel. The middle then starts off as a darker brown and gets lighter as it goes inwards. Although on the picture it looks as though it gets white in the middle it doesn't. It just gets light brown. The brand fossil is then in silver under the line denoting number 12.

      I absolutely adore this watch. It came in a wonderful square tin with a beautiful multicoloured striped design but I think that the tin is random but always has a fantastic design and I have kept them to keep little things in. The watch comes with a 2yr guarantee. It states that the watch is 50m water resistant but i must admit that I have never wanted to put this to the test, not even worn it in the shower as I know that water can do terrible things to leather.

      I have never had any problems with my watch, the face isnt scratched and the battery has never stopped working. But the 2yr warranty isnt up yet and so hopefully it will still keep working after this.

      Also the watch isnt as heavy as it may look. I barely notice its there but thats probably as I am use to big watches. If your not you may find it heavy to start off with but you will get use to it.

      Fossil are a fantastic and reliable brand that make extremely fashionable watches for men and women. If you dont like the watch I have reviewed then I am sure they will have something that you will like!!


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    • Product Details

      Fashionable gents brown leather cuff watch. Stainless steel rectangle case with a brown dial featuring a date function. Three-hand quartz movement. Comes with a 2-year warranty and packaged in a collectable tin. Water resistant to 50 metres