If you want to add a much-welcome retro touch to your timepiece collection, you can’t go wrong with the Fossil Women’s ES3737 Jacqueline Gold-Tone Watch. After all, you will be tapping into all the nostalgic power of Jacqueline Kennedy and the mystique of Camelot. Featuring a logoed dial with Roman numerals and stick markers, the 36mm gold-tone form factor of this stainless steel watch with quartz movement highlights the understated class, elegance, and quite confidence of early 1960s America.
This timepiece can help your overall look give off an impression of easy confidence and calm elegance. In fact, its understated appeal is what gives this watch so much potential. You can wear it in a wide range of events without sticking out or look like you’re ‘trying too hard.’ Whether you need a timepiece to complement your outfit for a study group meeting, a church function, a date, or even a job interview, the Fossil ES3737 has that calm appeal that you need to make a really great first impression. Best of all, it puts you in the best light possible for very little cash. Talk about getting the most bang out of your buck!
The ES3737 is Dressy
By all appearances, this model is a typical women’s dress watch. It has all the basics. Analog? Check. Roman numerals? Got it. Stainless steel case that isn’t too big? Yep. Classy leather calfskin strap with nifty buckle closure. Of course. But to top it all off, this Fossil timepiece conjures all the long-lost innocence and understated ‘swagger’ of Camelot-era America. You know, when JFK was president and it seemed the whole world changed wardrobe choices whenever Jackie Kennedy stepped out with a new outfit for a party. That long-lost era is recaptured by this watch.
The best thing about this Fossil model is that it doesn’t come off as if it is trying too hard. It doesn’t go over the top. You get a nice mix of restraint, nostalgic accuracy, and modern watch design and manufacturing precision. The end result is a nice looking stainless steel case gold toned watch with a mineral dial window and quartz movement that looks, well, modern.
I can’t say I’m surprised that Fossil has yet successfully pulled off another retro-inspired design with this model. After all, Fossil’s stock in trade is to tap into America’s rich 1950s/1960s design vocabulary to come up with accessories that look familiar, classy, and fun while still maintaining a modern air to them. It’s not like you’re wearing your grandma’s watch. This uncanny ability of turning older designs into fun contemporary designs is what makes the Fossil brand stand out.
Keeps time on a budget.
As mentioned above, you get some of the Jackie Kennedy appeal of yesteryear with this watch. It can definitely look very elegant. The gold tone is a nice touch but its overall design is enough to make this watch reek of sophistication.
However awesome and classy it looks, the Fossil ES3737 has to compromise on one key area in order to deliver the solid Fossil value formula that has gained it such a loyal following. Fossil’s main claim to fame is that it is able to produce good-looking timepieces with lots of great flourishes for a low price. To achieve this lower price point, it has to use a quartz movement. On the whole, I would say this is a good tradeoff. You get a nice retro watch without having to take out a bank loan. Well played, Fossil.
Usually, watches of this type are worn pretty far from the sea or other bodies of water. Still, just for an added measure of protection (and value), the Fossil Women’s ES3737 Jacqueline Gold-Tone Watch comes with water resistance of up to 99 feet. Not bad.
If you are looking for a classy retro look but don’t want to smash your piggy bank, check out this watch. It has all your elegant watch requirements down pat. As long as you’re okay with a quartz movement, you should be good to go with this watch.