Is This The ‘Droid You’re Looking For?
If you’re looking to strap an Android to your wrist, and you want a less-common material for said watch, I’ve got just the one for you. No, this watch isn’t running some mobile phone software, nor will it translate untold numbers of languages while you travel the stars. What it offers, instead, is a very unique material for it’s construction – ceramic.
Of course, if you’ve never considered a ceramic watch (at least, since our last review of one), you might be thinking back to the last coffee cup or plate that you dropped on the floor. However, technology can turn that strong (but brittle) ceramic you’re more familiar with into something that’s tough, lightweight and scratch-resistant. Which brings us to the subject of today’s post – the Android Exotic Ceramic Skeleton. I will say up front that skeletonized watches generally are my taste – but with the ceramic involved, I thought it was unique enough to bring to your attention.
The watch itself offers some decent nice specifications:
- 46 mm ceramic case and bracelet
- TY2807 Automatic movement
- Sapphire crystal
- WR: 100 m
On that last point, I don’t know that I would test the water resistance too far, as the crown itself is just a push-pull, not a screw down. Then again, I doubt this is a watch anyone would go diving with. Price is another interesting surprise – MSRP is $375 direct from Android. Or, if you prefer to just try out a ceramic bracelet first, they’re happy to sell you one of those as well (MSRP is $300, but currently selling for $150).
And what of the company? If you’re like me, you’ve probably not heard of the Android company before. Surprisingly, they’ve been in existence since 1991, and was started when the founder (Wing Liang) produced a private collection to go with his clothing line. From the materials that I found on their site, it does seem that the Android collection may be, at times, more influenced by form than function. Given the price points, however, one could certainly be tempted to leave the safe harbor of the “known” affordable brands.
As always, if you have one of these watches (or any Android watch, given the scarcity of reviews out there), be sure to let us know.