If you are looking for an affordable watch that has the look, feel, and attitude of a more expensive line of watches, this watch is for you. Swiss Legend Men’s 21848P-GM-104-GRYA Neptune Force Watch just sends all the right vibes. It has the form factor and attitude of a typical marine watch made in Switzerland-at a fraction of the cost. Isn’t that awesome. Well, if you’re dying to find out how this watch is able to straddle the fine line between form, function, and cost, skip down to the movement type section.
Featuring a date window at the 4 o’clock position, this watch has distinctive black hour markers and a gray dial with black and gray hands. This analog watch features Arabic numerals that are luminous. Decked out in a fascinating gunmetal ion-plated finish, this stainless steel timepiece also comes with a one-directional bezel that has a top ring that’s colored grey. Its crown is gunmetal and it has a grey silicone cover.
Coming in at a 48mm diameter form factor, this watch is beefy. You get a generous-sized watch with a stainless steel bracelet. You can swap bracelets, too, to take advantage of color trends in men’s watches.
21848P-GM-104-GRYA Marine Watch
What first strikes me about this Swiss-inspired marine watch is its pricing. It come at a very affordable price point. This is quite a shock because this watch has the bezel, build, form factor, and overall attitude of a Swiss watch which would fetch more than several hundred dollars on a good day. You get the distinct feeling you’re hooking up with a good deal with the 21848P-GM-104-GRYA. You get a nice-looking watch without the guilt that you blew your cash on a luxury model. Talk about the best of both worlds.
As far as marine watch design parameters go, this watch’s gunmetal bracelet and case as well as one-directional bezel meets all the basic design elements you’d expect from a marine watch that doubles as luxury watch. What is particularly striking about this watch is that it has a calm, cool, and confident demeanor. You don’t get the distinct feeling that you have an otherwise cheap watch strapped to your wrist trying to be something bigger and better than it is. It doesn’t have that kind of attitude. Considering its movement type, you’d be forgiven for thinking otherwise. Given its beefy size, this watch gives the distinct impression that you can take on quite a wide number of challenges. Not a bad feeling to have.
Mechanics: Swiss Quartz
As I have mentioned earlier, given the Swiss Legend Men’s 21848P-GM-104-GRYA Neptune Force Watch’s form factor, it would be very easy to expect that it would cost at least triple its actual price. What gives? Swiss quartz. While this watch could have easily shipped with a standard quartz movement and no one would have thought twice, Swiss Legend thought to ship it with Swiss quartz instead. You get all the precision and attention to detail of classic Swiss watchmaking technology at a fraction of the cost.
At the end of the day, this gunmetal marine watch is still that-a marine watch. And just like any timepiece that will be reasonably expected to find itself in or near water on a fairly regular basic, water resistance is crucial. Given this watch’s low pricing, you’d be justified in thinking that this timepiece would be fairly lightweight in the water resistance department. Thankfully, you’d be absolutely wrong to think that way. This watch has all your water resistance needs covered to a depth of 330 feet. Not bad.
Whether you’re at a job interview, a networking event, or enjoying a margarita while floating on your back on an inflatable bed in the tropics somewhere, the SSwiss Legend Men’s 21848P-GM-104-GRYA Neptune Force Watch has quite a bit to offer. Don’t just get excited at its low pricing. Pay attention to the total value package it brings to the table.