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I wasn't really one for wearing watches but I am always searching for the time when I'm outdoors in work. On my way home from a month in the USA, I found myself with some dollars still on my travel card and I decided to get a watch as a holiday momento. After all, saying your watch came from Las Vegas is pretty cool. After a little bit on a debate, I chose the Black Stone Set Watch by Fossil for Ladies.
The watch has a shiny black plastic strap which is made using links and therefore has good movement. I have small wrists and didn't actually need any links removed so I did wonder whether it would be too small for some people. It has a silver clasp with Fossil written on it. The face of the watch is circular and it is set with sparkling stones that really do sparkle a lot, especially in the sunshine. The stones seem to be well set and none of them are coming loose or loosing their shine. The numbers are set around a slanted edging inside the stones and they go in intervals of five minutes rather than the numbers 1-12 as you would normally get.
The face of the watch is black and the numbers are marked out with a silver line. This is used to tell the time and their is an hour, minute and second hand which are made out of shiny silver metal. The face of the watch has three smaller faces which in all honesty, I don't really use. One of them tells you the date which is quite handy some of the time but I do usually know what day I'm on without looking at my watch. It comes in handy when I'm really tired though! Another one of them is a 24 hour clock but I don't know why you would use that when you've already got a big face telling you the time. The third face tell you the date but the numbers are quite squashed and it's a little bit hard to read it correctly. I would probably have more use of this function but I can't see it properly, especially with my bad eyes! A dial on the side allows you to change the time on the watch.
Removing the watch
The watch is loosened by pushing the sides of the clasp and then it the watch becomes wide enough for it to be removed. It's a good way to remove the watch because it's so quick to do before showering or bed. It is really secure and I don't have any worries about the watch coming undone and me loosing it.
The watch is really easy to read at a quick glance, even if the other little faces don't really serve their functions too well. I am yet to wear the watch without having a comment or compliment about it and it really is an eye catching and beautiful watch. It feels completely comfortable on the wrist and it hasn't lost any of it's beautiful sparkle.
I bought mine for 90 dollars in Las Vegas and though I was getting a bit of a bargain but it turns out that it's cheaper over here. It can be bought for around £50 and it is available in good watch shops as well as from a variety of online websites.
All in all, I am completely in love with this watch. It looks classy and expensive, but still manages to look funky and fun at the same time. It is quite a chunky piece but it is still feminine and pretty. It is easy to read and feels comfortable on the wrist. It comes at a good price and it's available for much cheaper than what I paid for it. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this watch to anyone and I really hope I never lose or break mine!
Fossil ladies' black watch with a round dial featuring date function and beautiful stone set bezel detail.