For many of us, Fossil was a starting point in our fascination with watches. Sure, perhaps we were drawn to a funky color combination or some other tie-in with the watch. But it got us into watches, even though we probably put that early purchase aside at some point (the difficulty with unique designs). If you’re wanting something a bit more timeless, that’s where the Fossil Everett comes in.
As you can see from the photos, the Fossil Everett features an integrated bracelet with a push-button clasp. You might think that at Fossil pricing that the bracelet would be a jangly one, and really, it wasn’t. There’s a bit of noise from the clasp itself, but from the bracelet links, that was not the case. Which really means that the watch looks and feels like a watch that costs a good bit more than this one actually does ($170, for those curious).
Frankly, it’s the bracelet that sells the look of the Fossil Everett. With an 18mm lug width, you’d be dealing with a very narrow strap. Here, the bracelet picks up the outside edge of the lugs, tapering down then at the clasp. All in all, it makes for a very cohesive design.
While the Fossil Everett is available in four colors (blue, green, yellow, and red) we opted for this light, steely blue. It made for an watch dial that shifted a bit depending on the lighting. In the bright sun, it shifted a bit more towards the silver tone of the steel; indoors or in dimmer lighting, then the blue really became more prevalent. Regardless of the coloration, there’s a crisp concentric pattern set into the dial, over which the applied indices stand off proudly. Those indices – and the broad hands – are lume filled, and with a fresh recharge, they’ve got a good glow to them, though it fades a bit quicker than one might hope.
On the wrist, the Fossil Everett was a very comfortable fit. I took out a few links, and away I went. The quartz movement was not overly loud, and it gave me the information I needed to go about my day. The chapter ring has the minutes/seconds printed, so you can get that precise reading. They’ve also included a date display, just about the 6 o’clock indice. While I was glad that the indice was not chopped to make room for the date, I wouldn’t have minded a larger window and date display.
So, for those keeping score, there were a couple of smaller things that caught my jaded reviewers eyes, but they were minor. And for a watch that’s sub-$200 and comes on an integrated bracelet, there is a lot going for the Fossil Everett. It should make a good everyday watch for someone who’s heading into an office environment, or if you want something a bit dressier – but not fully a dress watch – for those more formal occasions. You can pick it up directly from fossil.com
Tech Specs from Fossil
- Case Size: 42MM
- Movement: Quartz
- Platform: EVERETT
- Strap Material: Stainless Steel
- Strap Color: Silver
- Case Water Resistance: 5 ATM
- Case Material: Stainless Steel
- Case Color: Silver
- Dial Color: Blue
- Strap Fashion Color: Silver-Tone
- Interchangeable Compatibility: 18MM
- Strap Width: 18MM
- Closure: Single Pusher Foldover Clasp
- Strap Inner Circumference: 200+/- 5MM
- Crystal Type: Mineral
- Battery Type: SR626SW