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I had been admiring Ice watches for a while, and I was lucky enough to receive one from my other half as a Christmas gift. I got this Ice white and purple watch model number SI.WV.U.S.11. As I already had a "nice" silver watch which was a 21st birthday gift from my parents, I wanted a more casual watch that I could wear every day.
The Ice brand has a variety of different watch collections which includes literally every colour of watch under the sun. There is definitely an Ice watch for everyone. I choose this watch as I liked the white strap - I think it looks good especially in summer with a tan - but I also wanted a splash of colour which is provided by the purple face. This particular model of the Ice watch is also available in other face colours - including red, pink, turquoise, dark blue, light blue and black.
This watch is unisex and can be worn by both males and females. Admittedly some males may not like the purple face, but I personally think it could look cool if worn the right way. The face of the watch is 43mm in size. I think this is a good size and looks like a "bigger" watch on my wrist - but would also suit males or anyone with bigger wrists.
The strap of this watch is made from white silicon. It is flexible and has 9 different size holes which means it can be easily adjusted to fit various sized arms. It is comfortable on your arm and does not cause any rubbing or irritation. Due to the silicon material the strap is made from I do find that it can quite easily begin to look grubby particularly as it is bright white. My morning routine is putting my watch on after I have applied make up so admittedly I may sometimes have a bit of make up on my hands when I put the watch on. I have found that the strap is easily cleaned with a damp cloth and soon returns to bright white when you give it a little wipe.
The face of the watch is purple with a white dial around the outside which is rimmed again in purple. The dial around the outside twists meaning you can time things if you so desire. The face of the watch itself has only 4 numbers marked on it - 3, 6, 9 and 12. The rest of the numbers are depicted by a little circle with lines in between to mark each minute. The markings on the face of the watch are all in white which makes them easy to see in contrast to the purple face. I find this watch really easy to tell the time on - a quick glance and you know what time it is, despite not having all of the numbers on it. The watch has 2 white hands - hours and minutes - which again stand out in contrast to the purple face, making it easy to tell the time with a quick glance. The second hand is orange which is also easily seen.
This watch is waterproof up to 10 ATM. This isn't something that interests me that much as I always take my watch off before entering any kind of water, but I suppose it is reassuring to know that if it ever got splashed it wouldn't cause any damage. This watch comes with a 2 year manufacturers warranty which reassures me that it is good quality and will last the test of time.
This watch comes in unique packaging - it is a clear plastic box in the shape of a lego piece. The watch is displayed proudly within the box. I don't use this box for storing the watch however as I found that it is quite tightly and neatly packed inside initially, and once you open the box it is difficult to get it all in the way it is meant to go again!
This RRP of this watch is £75. I think this is a really reasonable price as in many clothes shops they sell watches of a similar style for £30-40ish. I am always reluctant to buy watches like this from clothes shops as I think they are usually poor quality and come with no guarantee that they will work for long. For just a bit more, you get a high quality watch from a reputable brand and a 2 year warranty.
To conclude I really love my Ice watch - I think it is stylish as well as really good quality. Thanks for reading/rating.