Product Type: Oasis Chronograph
Newest Review: ... this watch from the more expensive one's unless you get really close and see the Oasis name on the face but this is quite small and hard ... more
Just as nice as the more expensive ones
Oasis Sports Watch
Member Name: jipp05
Oasis Sports Watch
Advantages: Looks good, good colours, tells the time
Disadvantages: Doesn't have the cool cache of Ice watches
I have a couple of Ice watches which are funky plastic watches in bright neon colours. I absolutely love them but they cost in the region of £60 each so cost too much for me to be able to buy them in every colour like I would like.
I was in town and whilst walking past H. Samuel some bright neon watches caught my eye in the window. I initially thought that they were actually Ice watches but it turns out they are made by the ladies high street brand Oasis. Now I am a man and not generally known to wear ladies items but these watches looked identical to the much more expensive Ice watches I won so I went in to have a look.
Up close the resemblance to the more expensive plastic watches that are everywhere at the moment was uncanny and they didn't look feminine in the slightest. In fact the face is on the large side for a ladies watch so I decided to buy one. I was too embarrassed to buy it in the shop so I ordered myself one online. It cost me £19.99 from the H. Samuel website but I could have sworn it was cheaper in the shop but I've never had a chance to pop back in and look.
The watch is made from plastic and has individual links so that it can be adjusted to size. As mentioned the face of the watch is large and quite big for what is supposed to be a ladies watch. The face is round and raised from the watch.
The quality of the watch is good and there is no difference in the thickness of the plastic as opposed to my Ice watches.
Luckily the bracelet was big enough for my wrist and was a comfortable fit but if it's too big or small you can either remove a link or add one.
The neon colour is really bright and vivid and perfect for summer. Neon watches are really fashionable at the minute and this watch really does stand out. There is no way to differentiate this watch from the more expensive one's unless you get really close and see the Oasis name on the face but this is quite small and hard to see unless you are right up at it.
It is also supposed to be splash proof but I actually wore this to the beach and went in the sea and forgot to remove it and thought it would be ruined but it still worked absolutely fine and no water entered the face.
The watch also is a quartz movement and will need it's battery changed eventually but I haven't had it long enough yet to have to do this.
If you are wanting a funky neon plastic watch but don't want to pay the expensive prices of the Ice watches then this watch by Oasis is just as good and looks the part without the price tag.
Summary: A good inexpensive plastic watch
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