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The Fossil Blue is back, and has caught my eye

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Fossil has very much been on a tear as of late. It’s been a mix of new releases and dips back into their extensive catalog, and this latest one is in the latter category. As with the other reissues, I can’t say as I recall seeing the Fossil Blue before, but I’m rather happy to see it now.

While the lineup is called Fossil Blue, you’re going to have a hard time finding it under that name (the search on their site will just take you to blue-toned watches). What you want to search for is FB-01, as that’s what the Fossil Blue is actually called. And once you search that, you’ll see some classic sport/dive watch inspired pieces, across a variety of colors.

The Fossil Blue FB-01 is available in a number of colors, but there are two that caught my eye immediately. Both have black dials, but the bezels are different. One is black/blue split, and the other is the classic red/blue (aka, Pepsi) bezel. That Pepsi style has been rather popular as of late, showing up on a number of watches. Where the Fossil differentiates itself is – among other design elements – the inclusion of a cyclops on the crystal. I know those aren’t for everyone, but I am definitely a fan.

And if you’re not sure? Why not try it out? The Fossil Blue FB-01 collection is coming in at a very affordable $125 which keeps things firmly in that comfortable Fossil territory – solid designs at wallet-friendly pricing. We’re also inquiring about a review loaner of this re-introduced line. Once we’ve had that in and some time with it, we’ll of course bring you our impressions of the piece. fossil.com

Watch Overview

  • Brand & Model: Fossil Blue FB-01
  • Price: $125
  • Who we think it might be for: You want a classic diver profile and the popular Pepsi bezel at a price that doesn’t break the bank
  • Would I buy one for myself based on what I’ve seen? It is seriously tempting
  • If I could make one design suggestion, it would be: Take a page from the Defender relaunch and work in some interchangeable bezels

Tech Specs from Fossil

  • Case
    • Case Size: 42mm
    • Case Shape: Round
    • Case Thickness: 12mm
    • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Strap
    • Closure: Single Pusher Foldover Clasp
    • Circumference: 200+/- 5mm
    • Strap Color: Silver-Tone
    • Strap Width: 22mm
    • Strap Material: Stainless Steel
  • Movement Type: Quartz
  • Collection: FB-01
  • Warranty: 2 Year Limited
  • Water Resistant: 10 ATM

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