Wednesday, March 15, 2017

New Season, New Watch

I've had my WellyMerck Classic Zurich watch for about a week now and I've worn it every single day. I'd been lusting after a rose gold mesh-strap watch for some time (despite my growing collection of watches!) and this one fit the bill. Not only is it incredibly lightweight (I often forget I've got it on), but it's super pretty to look at too.

I have baby, bird-like wrists, so I often have problems finding a watch with a) a strap that fits and b) a watch-face that doesn't overpower my wrist (although I know that big watches are still very much "in"). I liked being able to take this watch out of the box and wear it without having to visit a jeweller to remove links. The clasp can sometimes be a little fiddly and the other night, while watching TV, I had a mild panic when trying to pry it off my wrist and John calmly suggested I try using a teaspoon (which worked) after I nearly broke three nails in my desperate attempt to rip it off. I love that it doesn't move up and down on my wrist (or turn to face inwards) throughout the day, as most of my watches do. At the same time, it doesn't leave a mark when I take it off at the end of the day.

The watch is also surprisingly scratch-resistant - I'm the clumsiest person ever and am constantly shoving my wrists into zip-lined pockets without giving my jewellery a second thought. I half-expected to see it covered in scratches after a week's worth of wear, but to my astonishment, it still looks shiny and new. Thank goodness.

I was a little surprised to see the watch arrive from Hong Kong, despite the company being billed as a "Swiss watch brand". I asked about this and was told that, while the company's headquarters are located in Switzerland, the watches are being temporarily shipped from Hong Kong.

Still, despite my initial reservations, I have to admit that I've really loved pairing this watch with my wardrobe as we transition to spring. The watch crown is located at the 4 o'clock mark, rather than the typical 3, which is a little unusual, but keeps bracelets easily stackable alongside the watch itself (which is great for me, as I love to layer and stack bracelets).

What watch (if any) are you wearing right now? Do you change your watch according to seasons, or match it with what you're wearing? I'd love to know. And if you're interested, you can shop WellyMerck watches here.

Angloyankophile readers can receive 20% off any purchase at WellyMerck with the code 'ANGLOYANK20', valid until 5 April 2018. Happy shopping! My Classic Zurich watch was provided by WellyMerck. All opinions are my own.

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