Product Type: Next Chronograph
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A elegant timepiece from Next
Next Nude Patent Strap Watch
Member Name: jillycat
Next Nude Patent Strap Watch
Advantages: Looks elegant comfortable to wear easy to read face
Disadvantages: Loops could be better finished
This was a watch I received as part of my Christmas presents from my husband he knew I was after a new watch as so it was an easy thing for him to find one and I am more than happy with his choice.
The watch itself is part of the Next collection of watches this one was available prior to Christmas and still is either on line or in store. The watch itself is has a patent leather strap this is described in the catalogue as "nude" but to my eyes it is a dusky pink colour that is very light. The patent leather is actually more robust than it looks and is still wearing well after about 4 months of constant use. It has the occasional crease in the leather from where the leather always folds into the catch but it has no cracks or damage to it. There is a good selection of holes in the strap to choose from to make the watch fit my wrist easily. The loops for the strap to be held down are also in the same patent leather I think these could of being finished better as the white of the leather shows at the side and if this had been all over patent leather I would of preferred it and it would of been a more finished look. The watch face is quite large and oblong in shape, it has a stainless steel backing and the metal on the front has a rose gold appearance to it. This is a very attractive finish I think and complements the pink of the strap well. The face of the watch is a light golden colour with roman numbers in the same rose gold colour again I think this makes it look very pretty and feminine. I find the watch is nice and easy to read with this detailing. The watch is powered by a battery and so far the one included in the watch on buying is lasting well and helping the watch keep to the correct time. There are no fancy gadgets on this watch it is very simple it just tells time no dates, stopwatch or waterproof features just a simple elegant watch
Wear-ability and comfort
The watch itself is nice and comfortable to wear the face of the watch is a large oblong but it sits nicely across the whole width of my wrist. I find it very comfortable to wear as the face sits flat across the top of my wrist and is nice and easy to read from most angles. The reverse of the patent strap is lovely soft leather to that doesn't aggravate my skin and is nice and soft to wear. Unfortunately during my pregnancy I have started to react to stainless steel and this caused a few marks on my skin where it was reacting and causing a rash. This has never being a problem in the past and is one I am hoping will go once I have had the baby. A friend who had a similar problem in her last pregnancy gave me the tip of putting a thin layer of nail varnish on the back and since I have done this I have had no problems with my skin reacting to the steel.
Price and availability
Available in most Next stores or on line it is very easy to get of hold off and at £20 I think it is a very good buy for an elegant stylish watch and definitely worth the money.
I would definitely recommend this watch as it is a lovely elegant timepiece. The dusky pink strap and rose gold effect is slightly unusual and very pretty in my opinion. This watch I think can be worn to most occasions and indeed I have worn it to work, days out and evenings and received a few complements on how pretty it is. I think this means the watch is useful for both causal and more formal occasions. The strap and watch are also nice and comfortable to wear meaning that even when it is worn all day it has caused me no problems or discomfort. The only disappointment is that the loops on the strap could of being finished better but that is my only quibble. So far it keeps time well and has had no problems with stopping.
Summary: A great watch for the price from Next it looks elegant and is comfortable to wear
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