Reviews and Problems with Colibri Classical Mechanical Skeleton Pocket Watch 17 Jewels with Easy to Read Numbers PWS095809X
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I've now had it a month...
Red Baron X, amazon.com
4 March 2011
Summary: For the record, I paid less for mine than Amazon is selling them for; I would not pay Amazon's price for this watch. For what *I* paid for it, it's decent quality. I've had a few pocket watches over the years that are similar quality for $30-ish. Be "warned"; the visible skeleton-works look super cool, but makes the hands harder to see against the face. If your eyesight is below average, this watch will be difficult for you to read.
Summary: It was a gift from a company I used to work at. I don't have any receipt. It ran very fast -- fifteen to twenty minutes a day. And sometimes stopped inexplicably -- usually after pulling out the stem to wind or set. It would mysteriously start back up later. Plus, it's very small. In my opinion it is a lady's watch. It spends it's time now (pun intended) in a junk drawer. When it stopped working for good, I tossed it out.
Summary: I love this watch. I've had it for abt 10 years and the only problem that I've had was that it needed to be cleaned and after a few years the back glass came off, but an almost microscopic dot of super glue fixed that once and for all.
Summary: I received this watch for Christmas. Admittedly, it is a beautiful watch to look at and drew many comments. However, by September or so, every hinge on the watch was loose, and by the end of October the watch no longer kept time accurately when wound. It will stop running for no apparent reason when fully or partially wound. The watch has not been subjected to any extraordinary wear. It was kept it in my pocket and looked at it a few times a day.
Summary: I bought this watch as a birthday present for my boyfriend, knowing it was something he wanted more than needed. He absolutely loved it, he wears it often and makes it a point to show it to our friends and family. He even decided that it would be the perfect start to a new collection. It was a great choice for us as he loves exposed gears and working parts.