Product Type: Ice-Watch watches
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Ice Ice Baby!
Ice-Watch Classic Solid
Member Name: FrostBite
Ice-Watch Classic Solid
Advantages: Quality, Colour, Timekeeping
I have a little bit of a watch addiction, I love them and often don't tend to wear it as a method of telling the time but as a bracelet - a fashion accessory. I first started my watch collection at about the age of 15 when the Baby G watches were all the rage, I would ask for one at christmas and be amazed by the on screen graphics and multiple functions available. Ever since I have gone through a variety of styles with leather straps, analogue faces and a variety of colours. I will also add here that I have a thing about neon and bright colours, love them!!
I remember the Ice range catching my eye on one shopping trip, I often look in the jewellers window even when I can't afford the stuff inside. The watches were everything I loved - bold, colourful, bright and a statement piece; unfortunately they were a little pricey. A little disheartened I carried on my shop and found similar watches on a market; all the markings of an Ice watch but after a few months stopped working so please do not go for the imitation as you'll only end up spending more money anayway.
So after my watch decided to break (unsuprisingly) I was amazed to find my partner had bought me a pink Ice watch as a gift. I was understandably chuffed, I guard the watch with my life!!
Ice watches are a brand of watch which can be found at a number of high street retailers such as H Samuels, Beaverbrooks, independent jewellers and online at places such as Amazon and Ebay. However, just be very careful when buying the watches online as there are many imitations of a very poor quality. Obvious signs of a fake are the words 'made in Belgtam' on the back, flat numbers on the face, brand names on the straps, holes not pucnhed through properly on the strap and the seconds hand will be red.
The fab thing about Ice watches are the variety of colours and styles available; they are produced in black, white, pink, red, blue, green, purple, pink, yellow and orange; the colours in the classics range are both bold and pastel. Some of the watches have crystal detail, hearts on the face, chronograph movement, special edition summer designs, collaborations with fashion deisgners, solid straps and rubber straps. The watch I recieved as a gift was from the solid range, this is the classic Ice watch and mine was pink, however it is unisex with a face diameter of 43mm. My wrists are only 5.5" and this watch does not look too big and the straps/fastenings always fit me fine from the Ice range. There is the small range for ladies and children (38mm) and the large for those wanting to make a statement or men (48mm).
All the watches are individually priced and this depends on the age of the model and how many additional features are present. Currently the Classic Solid Ice watch collection is selling at Asquith Jewellers for £57 with a £3 saving. The watch comes in a matching coloured lego style box which can be used as a money box when the watch is removed; I also have instructions, a black Ice watch box and little bag with a ribbon fastener. The watch itself has a two year guarantee from the manufacturer which makes it a quality item from the get go.
The watch itself is tightly packed in the little lego display box so had arrived to us undamaged. It arrived with all the little extras such as the bag which is a nice touch and I use this to store my watches in.
This classic Ice watch is the one I would say is more suited to everyone as it is a classic analogue watch with no fussy details and just a plain colour. The watch has the numbers 3, 6 and 9 on the face and an arrow for 12. The watch has three hands and a rotating bezel which can sometimes get caught on long sleeves and turn itself around (I am a little OCD with my rotating bezel). The straps on this watch are plastic based links which form the bracelet type fastening with a fold over clasp, links can be removed so that the watch can be made for your own size. Some types of the watch also come with the date (this would be positioned where the number 3 is) and others have a chronograph element. This method of display makes it very easy to tell the time even at a glance.
The watch is water resistant up to a depth of 50M. I can't say I would ever take the watch swimming as I would not want to risk ruining it for the cost; I have also never used the watch whilst showering or doing the washing up so I cannot say whether this is true but I would assume it is as they supply a two year guarantee with each watch.
After six months I still have the watch going strong and it definately adds to any outfit of the theme matching pink. I hope to be able to get myself a wider range of colours to wear with more of my clothes. The watch does make a bold statement and I often get complimented on my choice of timepiece whether at work or during my time out and about. My mam especially likes the design of the watch as she has quite poor eyesight and has to choose her watches according to face clarity.
The watch is very comfortable to wear and does not make the wrist feel hot and sweaty like some do. I wear my watches on my right wrist (although I am right handed), and despite the silver nobbly bit being against my arm it does not get in the way or leave any marks.
The watch has quartz movement and keeps the time well unlike my cheaper watches which seem to lose time as the days go on. The watch does become loud though when you are in a quiet room so do not keep it next to your bed at night unless 'tick . . . tick . . . tick' helps you sleep.
All in all a good quality watch at a good quality price which will last you definitely longer than the imitations on the market. If you want to make a statement then this is the watch for you.
Summary: All in all a good quality statement timepiece.