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Scratch resistant mineral crystal lens and solar movement.
I love this watch! It is big for old eyes and pretty to go with everything. Also, I don’t have a battery to worry with.
The best watch I’ve ever had.
I love watches. I have worn one for over 60 years, so even though I have a cell phone, I still wear a watch. I love solar watches. I hate having to get new batteries, so these run so much better. This one will run for 4 months once it is fully charged. Charge it by putting it in full sunlight for 5 hours. I put them in my west facing window! I also like that this watch is water resistant. I have another solar watch that is solar, but it's band is fabric and takes a long time to dry. This one is "vegan leather." I also like a buckle watch because some days I like it looser and others tighter. This one is a lot dressier than other solar watches I have had or have seen. For those who want this information, both the band and the movement are from China.
I was happy to get the chance to review this watch, because I've been considering buying a watch with a solar battery. They reduce waste, and it is cheaper and more convenient not to have to take a watch to the jewelry store to get the battery replaced as often.
The brand "Anne Klein" suggests quality and good design, but this watch looks cheap and tacky in real life. Reminds me of the Chinese knockoffs of products you see in China. The gold watch case looks shiny and fake, the leatherette band is very narrow for the face size. It comes in a box that in the online photo looks like it might be bamboo, but in real life feels like some form of cheaply printed plastic. (Though the included material says it's organic.) It would not make an attractive gift.
This makes a really nice gift--I gave this watch to a friend who lives in Florida, so there is plenty of sunshine to keep the watch charged (although it recharges on indoors lighting as well). The watch itself is lovely with a mother-of-pearl face and clear, easy to read numbers. Not everyone likes (or can read) an analog watch face but for my friends and me, that is our preference so I'm glad to get such a pretty watch with an analog face. I (and my friends) find it easier to see how much time is left before the hour with an analog watch.
FYI that I have not set this out in the sun; I just set it out on my desk and it charged from the overhead light.
This Anne Klein watch is what I call a Dress Watch, because it's perfect for office wear. It makes a Statement, too, by being sleek and small. The "vegan leather" watchband strap looks and feels lux. And it looks great next to both gold and silver bracelets. The main plus for me is that this watch is solar powered. I don't have to think about winding it and resetting the time. It runs beautifully.