In these times of Covid-19, “lock-downs” and general restrictions on our daily lives, unfortunately it can cause people to become really down and depression is too easy to set in.
For me, to cheer myself up and others in the family, I thought maybe a little gift would not go amiss. This particular watch is just that AND it’s not expensive and can easily be found via Amazon, so can be posted to you directly without any issues at all.
This is the Shengke Creative watch, described as a ladies model, though at 40 mm diameter is a decent uni-sex size. Just 8.5 mm depth, it’s also very slim. Note the 20 mm fine leather buckle strap may be a little short for some larger wrists, but it fits mine perfectly at 6.5 inches circumference. Of course, being a standard style of watch lug, it will be easy to replace with a longer strap if required.
It is described as minimalist, which is fair comment as there are no frills on this neat timepiece. The dial uses a black disc with a cut out segment for the hours in white contrast. The minute hand is bright and easily seen in yellow, so about as minimalist as you’d want. The watch is said to be 30 m water resistance, though it has a snap back, so maybe a little caution might be in order there, but it certainly fits snug with that nice “snap”.
The model comes in a few other colours, Black, White and red.
Their web site shows quite a few variants, with minimalism and simplicity being the theme running through the range. And for the price, these are what I call extremely neat fashion style watches, which to my mind are just the thing for a gift to cheer someone up.
Now OK, these may not be super high quality movements and pretty standard fare Quartz, but let’s face it, these days most Quartz movements are darned good, technology having advanced so well now – and at the prices asked are not a bad deal. In fact the quality of build is surprisingly good, the cases are an alloy construction and the finish is neat and smooth to the touch – so what’s not to like.
Anyway, the one I picked (Yellow) certainly cheered me up a bit – cost very little and definitely lifted some of the Covid gloom – so that can’t be bad – can it?
Shengke watches can be seen at Amazon UK