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I own quite a lot of watches as like most men we seem to collect them like women do jewellery so I now own a large collection of which most of them are around or below the hundred pounds mark. The most expensive watch I own is the Tango watch by Raymond Weil which retails around the 700 mark.
Now as much as I would love to be able to afford to buy myself a watch that cost 700 I didn't as it was a 21st birthday gift from my mum. For this reason the watch means more to me than the rest of my entire collection combined so this review may be slightly biased but I will try and stick to the facts.
Raymond Weil are makers of high quality Swiss watches and the company has been around since the 1970's based out of Geneva.
The watch I have is from the Tango collection of which there are a few different shapes, sizes and materials.
Looking at the watch it is definitely masculine looking with a solid chunky appearance. It has a bracelet made of stainless steel with two gold band running down the length of it whilst the face is gold. Unfortunately it is not solid gold obviously but it is an 18k yellow gold plate.
The round face is a deep blue colour with the Raymond Weil name subtly placed near the top. The handles are also gold along with the dials which aren't numbered. The date is also displayed on the right of the watch where the number 3 should be. There aren't special features on the face just the time which I appreciate in a classic watch because I am sure I do not need to know the time in Hong Kong unless I am actually there.
On the outside of the face there are also some studs which mirror the dials on the inside and a winder which are also both gold.
The movement is by quartz which means the battery will need to be replaced but I haven't had that problem yet even though it is bound to be due.
I think the watch is absolutely gorgeous to look at. The blue face really stands out against the gold and the gold really contrasts well with the stainless steel. It is also really quite shiny which I like as I think it just gives it a little more.
The size is perfect for a man's watch being chunky and solid but not overpowering. It will certainly be noticed on anyone's wrist. The weight is also really good, not heavy enough to be uncomfortable but not light enough to feel unsubstantial either.
I think if I had been buying a watch for myself at 21 then this may not have been the watch I would have picked for myself but the older I get the more I appreciate the classic yet modern look of this watch and due to it being such a quality timeless item I know I will be wearing it when I am an old man.