Another week, another batch of crowd funded watches. Or at least so it seems. I caught the Mansfield Flagship watch on its launch date, and it roared out of the gates, at over 50% in one day, and now sits above the funding threshold. If you are in the market for an inexpensive, but attractive and simple watch, it may be worthy of consideration.
So how inexpensive is it, I hear you asking. The early bird offers are all gone, but he basic pledge level of $75 will secure you a watch in a 45mm stainless case with either a brushed finish (with a white dial) or a black PVD coating. Along with this, there is also a mineral glass crystal, a Miyota quartz movement and 10 ATM of water resistance, a good mix of cost saving but dependable and sensible features. You also get your choice of bands, either a bracelet to match the case, or a black or tan leather strap, or a black silicone strap.
Overall, I think it is an attractive and basic design. It does not try to do too much, and with the variety of straps available, the watch can work for a variety of situations right out of the box. There is no lume on the watch, so that does limit the sporting aspect, especially the water sports options, but at least it will be safe in the water. So if you are looking for an inexpensive option for your wrist, maybe this is the ticket. mansfieldtime.com
- Brand & Model: Mansfield Flagship
- Price: $75
- Who we think it might be for: You want another watch, but you don’t have a lot of money.
- Would I buy or recommend it just on the photos?: For $75, it would be worth a flyer if you need another watch.
- If I could make one design suggestion, it would be: Dump the day/date, it would give a cleaner look.
- What spoke to me the most about this watch: It is only $75.
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