Yesterday, we started taking a look at the custom build process that 121Time offers to the public; today, we’ll pick things back up with the build process, and start taking a look at the watch I built with them.
After you’ve picked all the options for the watch itself, your focus turns to the strap, of which you have plenty of options. There are sixteen different choices; depending on the one you chose, you have more color options as well ($35 – 65). It’s worth noting that if you provide your wrist size, 121 will ensure they get you a strap that fits well on your wrist.
Once you’ve got those basics down, then you can get into some additional upgrades on the watch. You can bump the water resistance from 30 meters to 50 for an additional $22, and you can go from a tang buckle to a deployant clasp for another $43. Last, but not least, depending on the case and movement you select, you may have the option to get some engraving done.
As you can see, you’ve got a lot of choices in this process, and they make you well aware of the accumulated cost as you’re building the watch. And should you have some indecision, you can build as many different watches, and save them to an online “vault” for later reference. This was you can play around with the various options, and compare them side by side.
Now, for the watch itself. When I went through the process, I really had the concept of a dress watch in mind, and I’m really glad that I did, as I feel it complements the smaller case size that I went with. You’ve got the classic black and chrome color combination, with the addition of a blue second hand for a small splash of color.
Unfortunately, that’s where I’ll have to leave things for today – just a slight taste of the full review, which we’ll bring you tomorrow.
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