Summary: I was loathe (read lazy) to write a review but after I checked my wrist this morning for the third time to make sure I didn't forget my watch, I had to add something. First the context: I love watches. I love light watches even more and I usually buy the $100-$200 watches. Once in a blue moon do I make an exception and buy an Ecodrive but I digress. Now the pros: + Light, light, light watch. I keep checking my wrist to make sure I haven't forgotten to wear it.
Summary: I've had the watch for about a week now and I've loved it since I opened the package. It is very light, thin, and comfortable. The face size is large enough to see the face & hands easily yet not too big and gawdy - I have fairly skinny wrists too. I think the carbon face back looks so sweet and you can tell it is real carbon fiber, not a fake deisgn or something.
Summary: I collect watches and currently have 8 Skagen watches. For the money, I think Skagen's are worth everything you pay for - it easily looks as expensive as other watches in the $300 price range. This is my favorite Skagen so far. The watch is the most UNIQUE in my collection of 25 watches because of its carbon fiber dial. I mean, how many watches have you seen that has a carbon fiber dial?
Summary: I ordered 3 SKAGEN watches before X'mas, and I thought it'll be in a single package delivery, but it actually delivered in 3 separated packages!? 2 out of 3 wateches I ordered were perfect, but the men's watch is not running at all, not sure if the watch was out of bettery or it just a lemon, so I took it to the local Nordstrom department store, instead of send it back.
Summary: Overall, this is a rather smart looking watch. It boasts fine, subdued lines, a matte finish that is not overly garish, and the carbon fiber accent is not overstated as they so often are. The watch is very light, keeping it from doing circuits around your wrist as you move your arms about (a feature especially important to mediterranean-grade gesticulators like myself). And the band proves to be very comfortable.
Summary: I've had this watch for a few months now and all is well. I thought the black might come off the band with wear and tear but it doesn't. I also accidently hit the watch on a square edge door handle and it left a mark on the balck outer case, but a quick wipe with a damp cloth and it was gone. The glass also seems extremely scratch proof to. I'm very impressed with this watch and would recommend to anyone.