“ Brand: Oasis / Watch for: Women „
My husband and I have a bit of a watch obsession, every Christmas we buy each other a watch. I am not fussed about jewellery at all, it actually annoys me to the point of taking it off, the only jewellery I wear is my wedding ring. Two years ago my husband bought me the cuff watch from the clothing store Oasis, they have started a large range of watches and are reasonably priced. I love the clothing store Oasis and was delighted with my Christmas present.
It was bought from Oasis for £35.00, they no longer sell this exact watch in the shop as they bring out a new range every year. I suggest looking on ebay or amazon for the watch as I seen one selling on ebay for £12.00 a few weeks ago and it was new.
The watch came in a beautiful watch box, the box had a beautiful swirly pattern on it in teal and light pink with the Oasis brand name on the box. Inside the box was lined in a black velour fabric, it also had a watch holder in the velour fabric that holds the watch in place inside the box. Its presented very well and would make a stunning gift.
The watch is more for casual wear in my opinion, the strap is black and made from genuine leather. The base of the strap is quite thick and forms the cuff, its width is roughly 3cm. The top part of the strap has lovely detailing to it, it has thin strands of black leather that cross one another and join to the watch face. The watch face is square and the metal has a gun metal grey colour and polished finish to it. I think the square face is quite unusual and adds to the unique style of the watch, also the brand Oasis is engraved to the watch face. Its fastens like a normal watch and is comfortable to wear.
I have found this watch to be very reliable at keeping the time, more so than myself! The battery is lasting well, I have had the watch 2 years and have not had to replace the battery yet, which I am pleased about although it would not be expensive to replace. The strap has no signs or wear or tear and I do wear it quite a lot but do take it off to wash the dishes as the strap is genuine leather and would probably get damaged.
I love the look of the watch, its a bit different but that's my style. The leather is fairly soft and is comfortable to wear and looks great with my casual wardrobe. It would suit and rock chic! It also came with a 2 year guarantee which has now ran out but it was fairly reasonable price and I would buy another one if it broke beyond repair.
I got this watch as a gift about 3 years ago and was really happy with it. At the time the design was really original and cool and I would wear it constantly, I still wear it very often now but I have a new favourite watch at the moment.
It is very versatile as it can be worn dressed up because it's black and strappy but also looks really good just with jeans and a t-shirt as it has a cuff look about it and the suede finish on the fine leather straps gives it a casual feel.
The watch feels like a quality piece and has been made well. From looking on the internet I don't think it would have cost any more than £40 when it first came out. For the price it's very good quality and well worth it especially since it is still a very current style and looks as good as new apart from a few very faint scratches in the silver part of the face at 3 years old.
The strap is genuine leather and made up if nine fine leather straps on one half that is worn on the top of the wrist the other half is a broad cuff style strap; 3.7mm wide. The watch face is a square 2cm by 2cm with curved sides and it is snuggles in amongst the fine straps on the front. The face is a dark silver toned base metal that matches the wide buckle at the back. The buckle is very minimalist in style and is really wide with Oasis engraved on the middle of it. It's about 4.4cm wide but this makes it a really nice fit on the wrist and is really comfortable to wear.
The packaging this watch comes in is very pretty and elegant too which makes this a perfect gift. The box it came in is black with a black and cream lid with a floral vine design on it. Inside the box is padded to hold the watch snug so it looks well presented when it is opened. It is lined with black satin and comes with a c shaped satin covered support that the watch sits on to hold its shape. Also inside the box is a little booklet that details the instructions and the guarantee. The booklet also matches the floral vine design and black and cream colours.
I think this is a lovely watch that is reliable and runs on time. I would recommend Oasis as a watch brand for the value for money, good designs and quality.
Thanks for reading.