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This watch from Swatch in their Lacquered Skeleton Range comes in a range of different colours and not just the dark blue one shown in the picture above. That is partly why they are suitable for both male and female wearers as there is a colour to suit all tastes in the range whether you are looking for a safe black colour or a more vivid yellow that will really stand out on your wrist. Being a bit of an attention seeker it is no surprise that it is the latter that I own.
These normally retail for £75 however the one that I own only cost me £47 so I was very pleased with my purchase, in fact it really cost me nothing as I bought it with my Dooyoo vouchers on Amazon. Like all Swartch watches this is battery powered and these tend to last for around the two to two and a half year mark before needing replacement however I have had some batteries last for three years.
Swatch watches rely of design rather than fancy gadgets to sell them, therefore they are relatively simple time pieces to operate with a single turn nob to adjust the time setting by rotating it in a clockwise or anti clockwise direction. This watch is very accurate when it comes to telling the time and I have had no issue with it losing time at all.
The main attraction with these watches is in the design. This is undeniably a yellow watch with very little other colour in it, the plastic strap is very comfortable to wear with a simple buckle detail that is also yellow in colour and plenty of eye holes to fit a range of wrist widths. The watch is very light weight and you hardly notice that it is on you until the bright design catches your eye.
It gets its name as a skeleton watch as you are able to see the workings of the watch through the round plastic case. All three hands are yellow in colour however the inner working provide a splash of colour to the watch face as the various cogs, discs and other assorted workings are brightly coloured with blue, purple, silver and white colours that really do give the watch a bit of character, you can even see the impact of turning the nob on the various parts as the hands move. It certainly has a nice novelty value to it and although it is not something that I would spend any real time looking at it is still a nice bit of design and adds some quirky qualities to the watch.
There are a good range of colours to choose from in the selection. For me this is very much a fun casual watch to wear on a daily basis or when going out for a relaxed evening at the pub, the bright yellow would be a good colour for summer if we had such a thing in this country. It is an attractive design and a reliable time piece. It comes in a slim plastic case which is good to store it in as the yellow colour is the sort of colour that can look grubby if it gets dirty and it would show up any marks.
Overall a fun range and nicely priced as well.