Clearly not offering something new and exciting in the realm of industrial design, this classic-styled Movado Circa (Ref. 0606570) wrist watch still makes a very nice choice for a person who normally prefers a nice B-Uhr or a 500M diver with a pair of jeans and a sweater, but needs something to accompany a rented tuxedo for the BFF’s impulsive wedding without breaking the bank.
Although the passage above may sound a little condescending to some, but in fact I like this modest dress watch.
At a recommended price of $795, the watch looks quite affordable considering the brand’s decent build quality, as well as the fact that it is powered by a Swiss made quartz movement.
Alas, Movado doesn’t say a word about the exact model of the caliber, they, as far as I know, usually equip their timekeepers with mechanisms that tend to be accurate and do not require too much attention to them.
Another good thing about this piece is the design. Yes, it is secondary, to say the least, but, with its “gold-toned” dauphine hands and applied hour markers and numerals, the JLC-styled dial is clear and reserved: something that you will rarely see in this price range (especially among the numerous offerings from Japanese brands) where everyone seems to go over the top in order to get your attention.
Quite predictably, the watch comes in a compact, lean body only 40 millimeters in diameter. Rated for 30 meters (enough for most places where you would go in a tuxedo or a formal suit), it sports a comfortable-looking setting crown and features a sapphire crystal on the top. The case back is, of course, covered with a solid piece of metal, since there is nothing terribly sexy about inner workings of a quartz movement.
The watch is available now. If you like it, you can buy one on Amazon.
Movado Circa (Ref. 0606570) quartz watch specification
Movement: Quartz, Swiss Made
Number of jewels: No data
Movement frequency: N/A
Power reserve: No data
Movement decoration: N/A
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Case material: Stainless steel
Bezel material: Matches case
Crown material: Matches case
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 40.00 mm
Case height: No data
Lug width: No data
Numerals: Arabic, gold-toned, applied
Hour markers: Gold-toned, applied
Hands: Steel, dauphine, gold-toned
Water resistance: 30 meters
Strap: Brown crocodile-grained leather strap with stainless steel classic tongue buckle
Case back: Solid