I am a firm believer that watches should have value, whether expensive or not! I rarely look at watches under $500, but lately there are some great brands making quality products in that price range.
I figured since I started my watch career over 20 years ago with Swatch, why not get myself something fun and loud for the summer. My watch of choice is the NEW Toy Watch Velvety Chrono in red.
I know it’s not an automatic watch and its quartz and I know it’s not super complicated, but its fun, well made and well styled. Toy watches are designed in Italy and for the most part take their styling inspirations from Rolex. I mean who could blame them ! The Toy Watch Velvety Chrono in red has this incredible feel as the finishing feels soft and velvety and lives up to its name. They style is reminiscent of the iconic Rolex Daytona, but the dial, case and bracelet are red. The case is 43 mm in size and the bracelet has a double butterfly clasp while the watch is water resistant to 50 meters. The dial has a three registered chronograph counters that are contrasting in black with blue counter hands and chronograph reset counter hand which gives it another layer of depth.
I must say that even though I am a watch collector and have been privileged to have owned some of the finest watches in the world, this NEW Toy Watch Velvety is a new and exciting perfect pop of color on an iconic design in an accessible way that’s perfect for the summer all for under $350!