Today we are going to take a look at an extemely affordable mens watch that comes with some components that punch above its weight. When comparing this watch to others in the same category on the market it is definitely the obvious option, and it only costs $59..
But before I start id like to mention they are planning to release an automatic “CAVETTO” castle watch which looks pretty interesting and different..I believe you can sign up for their newsletter once Pre-Orders have opened.
The 42MM case on the Corbel is created from 316L stainless steel, the industry standard when it comes to a decent watch. It is entirely brushed with a curved lug profile for easy comfort on the wrist. The case itself has a pull/push signed crown with 5ATM or 50M of water resistance, which is perfectly suitable for this genre of timepiece. In terms of thickness it is rather thin at 8MM and has a 22MM lug width. The proportions are definitely in sync with eachother allowing the corbel to wear well on the wrist and not look out of place. The caseback is screwed down with a nice bold castle logo directly in the center. The best thing about this $59 watch is that it comes with a genuine sapphire crystal which truly beats its competitors such as Daniel Wellington, MVMT, and numerous other brands. Those watches cost 4 times the price and come with a mineral crystal, which is quite low-end. I did not find any blemishes or rough/sharp surfaces and the case seems to be cut nicely.
The dial is a creamish white color and has a sunburst effect when the sunlight hits it which looks pretty cool to the naked eye. It is a rather simple no nonsense 9-5 watch with sharp polished dauphine hands which allow for easy legibility on top of this white dial. The watch also features triangular shaped polished applied indices while the Castle logo is printed at 12:00 and “CASTLE” directly at 6:00. Some might prefer the blue sunburst dial as it does stand out a bit more but id rather be low key with a dressy/casual watch of this nature.
This is a simple 2 handed watch powered by the trusty Miyota 2035 Quartz movement by the Citizen group. This movement runs on a battery and is known for accuracy and reliability. You will find yourself only gaining a few seconds a month while an automatic watch will gain a few minutes a month.
At this price range it was nice to see a etched logo on the caseback, as well as it being screwed down. Most cases at this pricepoint would simply cut corners and throw on a pop on caseback so i do praise them for standing out from the rest. Standard specifications are also circularly etched around the outer portion.
Genuine Italian Leather Strap
A 22MM Sand Colored Genuine Italian leather band equipped with quick-release pins for easy removal. The band is definitely a decent quality band and is very comfortable straght out of the box. The buckle is signed and brushed to match the case finish.
Castle watch co is not trying to lie to you and sell you a “Luxury watch at a affordable price”. They are simply trying to offer you the most for your coin as they possibly can. This is good to see as other brands in this segment are money hungry and charging a rediculous markup. I think if your on the hunt for something you can rock everyday to the office, cafe, or around town this can fill that need. The nice italian band and sapphire crystal add to the value Castle has to offer here.
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