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I have had my Raymond Weil Tango watch for the last six months and find its a beautiful, classic and elegant dress watch. Raymond Weil is a highly regarded Swiss Watch maker and his Tango watch is in deed one of the finest watches i have worn. Its a quartz watch inlaid with mother of pearl dial, eight stunning sparkling diamonds. The strap being a weave of yellow gold and stainless steel. The watch itself is light in weight and sits superbly on the wrist. To remove the watch you need to press to side buttons to release the clasp. The clasp fits in lovely with the design but i do find that sometimes the clasp has released itself - maybe its just my watch and maybe i should find time to take it to the jewelers to tighten, but i do not feel at risk of losing the watch due to the fact that even once clasp is open you have to remove the watch by pulling over your hand. All in all a fine piece of presicion jewelery.
Now I am one of the people who is well known for losing things - watches, sunglasses, umbrellas etc. So I tend to buy cheap and cheerful things that I don't mind losing. BUT I also figured that I needed to grow up eventually and start to trust myself with expensive things. So I tried out an expensive watch that I really liked.
In the great tradition of Swiss watch makers Raymond Weil have been making watches for many years, in fact since 1990 and they are still a company which is held in family hand. The original Weil family members are still involved in the running, making and design of the companies. I love the fact that the founding member is still working for the company (well in a limited capacity) despite being in his 70s.
Raymond Weil make high quality watches that are meant to last a lifetime - so the price tag reflects that.
Where to buy
This watch is one made for ladies so it is has a lovely delicate look to it. It comes in silver / gold combination and has a price tag of around £750. I was given mine by my lovely parents as a wedding present four years ago and they bought it from an independent jewellers for £600. I normally recommend going on line to buy things but in this case I would recommend finding a non chain jewellery shop and going in with your negotiation skills at their best. Big discounts can definitley be had!
What does it look like?
THis is very classy - it is delicate and looks lovely on the smallest of wrists - I have crazily small wrists and always struggle to find a dainty enough watch for me. This one looks perfect. The chain is made of links that can be removed or added to so it will fit anyone. Changing the width of the chain must be done by a professional though. The clasp is a lovely strong one which is a click fitting. It is neither too stiff nor too loose so there is no risk of losing it.
Because it has both silver and gold it goes with all my outfits and all my other jewellery.
Does it work?
Yup - in four years I have had to change the battery once, this was done with a lifetime guarantee and only cost me £5. Now, for ever I won't have to pay for a new battery.
Is it hard to maintain?
No - the glass on mine did get a bit scratched (as I constantly wore it for everything) but it was changed for free under warranty.
This watch is only waterproof for every day water - I would not wear it in the bath!
IF you buy a premium watch like this you expect good customer service. Raymond WEil are brilliant - they will guarantee their work and if anything goes wrong (like me scratching the face) they replace it quickly and professionally.
Would I recommend?
Yes - this is a brilliant and beautiful watch - I have never managed to keep a watch four years before so it must be making me a mroe careful person!
If you have some cash to splash this is a great buy.