Skagen have some new models out, just in time for the Christmas selling season and a couple of them caught our eye.
First up is the refreshed Melbye range with three dial colours; blue, blue and red and a charcoal grey. We love the segmented dial on this watch, which gives it a distinct edge with that inner chapter ring detail too.
Traditional three hand quartz, 40mm case, slim profile too. The case is 50% recycled steel and the mesh bracelet adds a classy touch. Priced at £149 it isn’t cheap but it does compare well with say an entry level Tissot with a mesh bracelet at about £270 online.
The blue and red combo dial is the winner for us.
Many people don’t associate Skagen with automatics but they do make `em and the new Ancher 40mm auto has a skeleton dial so you can see the tech at work too. Nicely decorated movement in black with a gold tone balance wheel. We are guessing it’s a Miyota movement inside.
More info at the Skagen site.
Matching black coated mesh bracelet on the black PVD coated case. It’s a handsome watch but at £209 retail we would say check out Ali Express or eBay for a bargain gents auto in black before you take the plunge.
Creation Watches has an Orient auto online at £88, while the Timex Marlin with Milanese bracelet was online today at £225 if you think the Marlin might be more collectable than a Skagen in the longer term – that was at the Timex website by the way.