Product Type: Swatch Chronograph
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Swatch SFK315 Marble Time
Member Name: kama0529
Swatch SFK315 Marble Time
Advantages: Cute design.
Disadvantages: Strap comes off of watch face without wanting it to. Sweaty strap. Overpriced.
I bought this Swatch Marble Time Watch for my daughter for christmas last year. She is thirteen years old and is very into cute, pink and girly at the moment. I saw it in the Swatch shop in Birmingham and thought it would be perfect for her. It was £55.00 when I bought it - which is usually more that I would spend on a watch for her since she always seems to loose them or break them within a few months - but I did think that she'd really like it and so went ahead and bought it for her.
I do have experience with Swatch myself - and a lot of it I have to say is not positive experience. Although the watches look bright, fun and funky, I don't think that, in general, they last very long. However, they generally are really attractive in design - which is why I have broken down and still bought one now and again! This is a prime example.
The strap of this watch is a mixture of a warm bubblegum pink and white. The main part of the strap is pink, and then randomly assigned along the strap are white squares of assorted sizes with pink circles (or marbles?) in the centre. The watch face itself is silver with pink numbering around the edge of the watch face in the typical 12 - 11 design. It does look like the type of watch that would suit a young girl rather than an older person and I'm sure that is the demographic that this watch is aimed at.
The strap is made of plastic and is fastened around the wrist with the typical buckle type fastener. There are eight different holes and so I imagine that this watch would fit the wrist of the vast majority of people. My daughter has very slender wrists and this does fit her wrist perfectly (and mine also). When you first put the watch on, the strap feels quite comfortable, but after a while, I guess because it's made of plastic, it gets pretty hot and sweaty and can feel quite uncomfortable, particularly in warmer weather. A good thing is that when it does get hot and sweaty, it can be taken off, given a wipe and then put straight back on again without being any the worse for wear. The most concerning thing however is that on two occassions we have had to get the metal pin which attaches the strap to the watch replaced as it has come unhinged and then the pin has got lost. I really don't think that watches should be coming apart in this way unless you're deliberately wanting to take it apart.
The watch face is silver and circular with pink numbering around the watch face. It is analogue in design, and it is easy to read off the time from the watch face. There is no second hand. The watch has no gadgets or gizmos - its just a simple watch. The watch does keep relatively good time, but my daughter tells me that every few months or so she has had to adjust the time as it accumulates about a 5 minute time lag over this period. The battery that was in it when I bought it for her is still in use and so hasn't needed to be replaced yet.
The watch comes with a two year manufacture warranty - which provides some peace of mind, but I suspect most people are like me and never follow it up when the Swatch falls apart!
Overall, I think this is an okay watch that I bought simply because of the way it looked. Its not the more sturdy or well made watch, and it's very basic - and probably overpriced - but my daughter likes it.
Summary: Its okay - but not the best quality.
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