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I adore swatch watches; they are one of my favourite brands, due to the bright funky eye-catching designs. This watch is my most worn watch, the Swatch 'Shout Out' watch, designed in collaboration with KidRobot. This watch was bought for me as a Christmas present last year, I believe from the Swatch Shop in Manchester, for £44.50. I was very excited and interested when I heard about this collaboration collection, as I am a fan of Kidrobots designs and merchandise and felt that their design and style concepts would complement the swatch brand.
The watch is the standard round swatch face and strap design, with straight bar pieces for the hands to tell the time. The watch face has a bright bold cartoon mouth design, with a neon pink and white design on the strap! Very eye catching. What makes this watch slightly different to other swatch watches is that it has a silicone strap rather than a plastic strap. The plastic straps are durable and look great, however do have a tendency to make your wrist sweaty if worn for a prolonged period, especially in the summer time. With this watch, the strap is a durable pink silicone, with white patterns printed on to it and I find that overall strap has made my wrist much less sweaty / warm after extended wear than with the plastic strap. I was concerned that the white pattern may rub off the strap as it is printed onto the surface of the strap; however the design has lasted really well.
The watch comes with a limited edition Kidrobot 'shout out' figurine. Matching the watch, this miniature (2-3inch) figurine matches the watch, with the same blue tongue and mouth design, with the bright pink pattern from the watch strap all over the body of the figure. This figure feels as though it is made to a high quality, and is very fun and eye catching - it sits on my desk at work and keeps me smiling.
This watch comes displayed in a big clear plastic cube box, along with the Kidrobot figurine, Kidrobot/Swatch collaboration catalogue booklet showing the other designs and the warranty guarantee booklet. (As with all Swatch watches, this watch comes as new with a 2 year warranty as standard, I have never used one yet but it is handy that they come with one.) The overall appearance of the design and display of the watch and box contents is very attractive, I was certainly impressed by the overall presentation when I opened it.
I would highly recommend this watch, as a treat for yourself or a fantastic gift!