I can confirm that slap bracelets were definitely quite popular in the early 90s. Those versions, however, had barely enough plastic covering the spring steel underneath, which could lead to some unintentional cuts. To revisit that icon, Fossil has gone with a cushy layer of silicone to protect you. Meet the Fossil Rock Candy.

The one piece “strap”, of course, is the slap bracelet. Where does the rock candy come into the picture? That’s courtesy of the case, which is color-matched to the strap. Coming in four different semi-translucent colors, the case looks like a giant sugar crystal that has been put to work to hold the watch in place.

In that case, you’ve got a color-matched dial, gold accents for the handset and chapter ring, and a quartz movement giving you three-handed timekeeping as well as a day-date display. Coming in at $130, this is a very nostalgic play for your wrist. fossil.com

Tech Specs from Fossil

  • Case Size: 36MM
  • Movement: Quartz
  • Strap Material: Silicone
  • Case Water Resistance: 5 ATM
  • Case Material: Nylon
  • Strap Width: 24MM
  • Closure: One Piece Pull-Through Strap
  • Strap Inner Circumference: 175+/- 5MM
  • Crystal Type: Mineral
  • Battery Type: SR626SW

ByPatrick Kansa

A big data developer and leader with a penchant for gadgets, books, watches and beverages. You can find my work on WristWatchReview, Knapsack.News, and Slushpile. If you're on Twitter and/or Instagram, you'll find me there as @PatrickWatches.

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