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Chanel J12 Chromatic Watch Review

20 January, 2015 at 6:49 am in Buy & Sell

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It was love at first sight with the http://www.qualitywatchesbuy.com/. That doesn't happen too often with watches. It wasn't the first watch I loved, and it won't be the last, but this timepiece certainly has a place in my heart. If you recall I first discussed the Chanel J12 Chromatic watch here back when it was released. At the time I was smitten by the design and the features - though I had never seen one. I paid close attention to Chanel, and followed their activities. Then Chanel invited me to check out their watches at Baselworld. I finally got a chance to check out the http://www.qualitywatchesbuy.com/top-replica-chanel-j12-watches.html pieces hands-on. In both of those articles you'll find a lot of details on the watch specs, and the various colors options.

This version is the Chanel http://www.qualitywatchesbuy.com/top-replica-chanel-j12-chromatic-watches.html. That means it has a black dial, with black bezel. The lume color just hints at green. There is of course the famous model that combines black and a beautiful almost electric lime green (key lime?). Choosing the right color scheme in a J12 Chromatic is tough because they all look quite nice. For me, this black on black model with whitish indicators is the most lasting... classic look. And it really is a classic look. I want to shake the hand of the designer. The ability to design an instant classic is really tough. Not only that, but the watch is actually rather unique looking in today's landscape of luxo-divers.

Chanel's core philosophy is a wise one. They stand close to function and durability. They know that men buy watches because of those reasons. Things like beauty and fashion are important, but they come second (or third). Sort of why we like Ferrari cars - we admire and respect their performance first, and feel good knowing they are pretty too look at. The J12 Chromatic has a long list of durability features - as do most Chanel watches. To get most men excited about this watch, it is just a matter of educating them on the fact that the J12 Chromatic line:

I usually don't like such "laundry lists," but everything works nicely here. This isn't the first watch that boasts all these features (not by far), but the power of the J12 Chromatic is that it feels like it is more than a mere sum of its parts. The design is influence by the J12 Chromatic water landing place. I discuss this in my first article on the watch (link above). You can feel the retro influence in the dial, the numerals, and the shape of the case. It feels pleasantly nostalgic and tasteful - as opposed to ephemeral in its appeal. Over a year of knowing about this watch and it still looks good. Which is actually a test for if a watch has a nice design. You should all remember this. See a watch and are not sure whether it is a design you'll love in a few months? Here is what you do. Look at the watch you want to buy. Then don't look at it for a bit. Instead, look at tons of other watches. Online, in stores, where ever... After that go back to the original watch you liked and wanted to get. Does it still look good? Still hold that place in your heart compared to everything else you've look at? If so, you know it might be a good purchase choice.

For me, the J12 Chromatic passed that test. It even has two personalities, as it comes on a vertical strip textured rubber strap and a metal bracelet. It seriously looks like a different watch on either one. The metal bracelet is really nice looking and has a pretty good polish. The fold-over push-button deployment operates smoothly. My only small issue with the bracelet is adjustability options. It does have two small micro adjusts, but it could use three or four. Again, this is extremely dependent on your wrist size. Plenty of people find that the watch will fit perfectly. Other will find it always a bit too loose or too tight. Again, if you are one of those people and worry about this, the rubber strap is a good option when you need a comfortable, yet secure fit for sport activities.


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