Yesterday, I walked you through the background of My Own Fingerprint, as well as the process used to collect the fingerprint to be placed on the watch of your choosing. Today, we’ll actually cover the watch we received for review.
So, with the watch, you have quite a few selections to choose from. You can have your print show up on an ESQ, Movado, or in-house piece. For our sample, we received the Resilience model with a white dial (if you opt for the black dial, the print is in white).
Obviously, the really cool part about the watch is having your own print on the dial (and not just smudged on the crystal). As watch, it’s a perfectly serviceable quartz. The deployant clasp on the bracelet was comfortable, and this was the lightest stainless steel watch + bracelet that I’ve seen in some time – which may give some durability concerns, but only time will tell.
I should also note something on the bracelet. With our sample (and also with the Bliss model), you are locked in to the bracelet that is in place, due to how the “lugs” on the case are placed. So, if you’re the sort who likes to swap around straps and bracelets, one of the other models may work out a bit better for you. So, a small caveat, but one nonetheless.
So, is this watch one you should buy, or get as a gift for someone? If this three-hander was sold without the fingerprint customization, the $129 asking price would certainly be asking too much. With the printing, though, I think you really get something here of interest, that no one else is doing (at least, that I know of). Just be sure to you get the watch you truly want, as this is one that’s going to stay in your collection.
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