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REVIEW: Vivienne Westwood Orb (take 2)

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And today, we come to the final Vivienne Westwood model that we have on hand for review – the Orb.  Yes, we did show you an Orb last week, and this one is from the same family (just compare the case designs).

This Orb goes by the model number VV006GYBK, and shares some similarities with the earlier one (case design and size, charm hanging off the case), but really presents a different look.  For one, you lose the heart motif.  Instead, you have a subtle lace pattern showing up on the grey dial, which also carries over onto the hand design (well done, in my opinion).

Off-setting that, however, is the ring of crystals surrounding the dial.  While this adds a bit of sparkle/flash to the watch, this is something I am not particularly a fan of (then again, I’m not the target market for this watch).  Complementing the shine of the bezel is the croc-embossedpatent leather strap, which my wife did note matched her shoes quite well.

As far as hard specs go, you’ll find a quartz movement inside the 32mm steel case (9mm thick), and it carries a surprising (for this segment) water resistance rating of 50 meters.  Of the three ladies Vivienne Westwood models we’ve shown, this is probably the one I’d be most likely to buy for my wife – if it weren’t for the lace pattern on the dial that she didn’t care for.

Well, that, and the price – which seems to be right around the same $325 mark as the other Orb we showed you.  Of course, if you don’t mind the “bling”, and want it on a dressier piece, this could be the one for you.

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