“ Brand: Rado / Watch for: Women „
I fell in love with this watch the moment I saw it. I was very pleased with the looks and quality of it. Unfortunately after a few months I already had to send it in for a repair. I can't lie but say that I was disappointed about that. But I still want to tell you about the watch and its features.
The bracelet has a double locking titanium clasp that has never opened accidentally, links are extremely easy to adjust, this is the easiest watch Ive ever resized, it doesnt even require tools. The bracelet can be adjusted by using something as simple as a pair of gym socks for a bench rest to hold another link pin steady while pushing out the existing anchors, then a simple pull of the extended anchor pin and you can start adding and removing links.
The face is just as attractive as the rest of the timepiece and is in no danger of being called anti glare, at any offset angle the face will reflect the surroundings just like the rest of the mirror links.
There are some drawbacks to this timepiece, contrary to the manufacturers claims the watch isnt "scratch proof", it is very hard but isnt impervious to blemishes, these will occur when the watch becomes pinched between your wrist and a desktop or keyboard.
The other drawback is this watch will prominently show fingerprints and other types of smudges that occur with just normal wear of a timepiece, if you enjoy wearing the watch or admiring it you will become annoyed and carry a jewelers cloth to erase the irksome marks.
Overall though you will discover that it's the perfect watch to wear casually or even just for work.
I've owned this watch for about 12 years. As I'm a "techie" I just love the futuristic styling. More so as I'm pretty heavy-handed with my belongings, this is almost indestructible!
Although sold as a woman's watch I wear it regularly and it looks great on a man's wrist too.
The sapphire crystal glass is scratch-proof, I've even accidentally scraped it against a brick wall with no discernible marking. I love the fact the bracelet is made from the same material as the space shuttle tiles, again I've never had a scratch on it all this time.
It is one of those watches that people don't initially notice but when they do are always very taken with it.
Timekeeping is never a problem and batteries can usually be changed cheaply at a local jeweller. The only caveat to that is if you want to keep the waterproofing it generally has to go back to Rado for a service. I've just had mine serviced and battery replaced. It's not cheap, it cost £120 for the service, £30 for the battery and water-proofing. And I didn't even go to Rado for that! However due a very poor experience and being without my watch for 3 months, I'd recommend doing what I will in future, which is pay the premium and always go to Rado for service.
I can't really comment on the price, as I bought mine abroad for a substantial reduction. All I can say is the watch will last a lifetime, so divide the cost by how many years you expect to own it and you'll see you've got a tremendous bargain.