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Bradford Watch Co. makes unisex watches with minimalist styling. They currently offer two main families, the Taylor & Claypool.
In this review, I shall be covering these watches, what’s in the box, my final thoughts on the value proposition and whom they may best suit. Enjoy!
Brand History / Vision
The slogan for the brand is “MAKE IT COUNT“, having been founded on the three pillars of simplicity, excellence and durability.
They strive to make quality quartz movement watches, that can go on a journey with the wearer.
This attractive watch comes in a minimal white dial, and simple bar hour markers. The below model reviewed is in a polished steel, but it is also available in a rose gold.
I particularly liked the symmetry of the face with it’s 6 o’clock date window aperture.
Both models come equipped with a high quality Japanese quartz watch movement.
Further, I opted for the brown leather strap that has a nice oil finish that would patina well over time. You can also select black, if that is more to your taste.
- Case: 40mm
- Case to crown: 42mm
- Lug width (strap size): 20mm
- Lug to lug: 46mm
- Case depth: 7mm
One of the most impressive features for me is the slim case depth. I typically wear mechanical movement watches that are in the the 10 – 15mm depth range. This watch sat very flush to the wrist, which was a nice change.
With its 40mm case width and only 7mm depth, this is a great his and hers watch option with regards to size and wearability.
Quick Release Strap
Another nice feature of the watch is that the strap is quick release, not requiring a spring bar tool to remove. Note this is also the case for the Claypool model below.
I do however find it a little odd that Bradford does not offer additional watch straps directly for purchase on their website in order to take advantage of this feature…
With its larger case, Arabic numerals and no date window the Claypool is a slightly different take on the minimal watch than the Taylor.
I have just under an 8″ wrist, and it sits well on me. This may however be at the very upper end of a unisex watch due to the case size.
- Case: 44mm
- Case to crown: 46mm
- Lug width (strap size): 22mm
- Lug to lug: 50mm
- Case depth: 7mm
It’s also great to note that even though the watch is 4mm larger in case width than its counterpart, it still retained that lovely slim profile.
What’s In The Watch Box
The packaging was very impressive for such an affordable watch.
There are effectively three layers to finally get to the watch:
- The outer protective box
- Sleeve covering the watch box, and
- The watch box itself
There is also a nice instruction manual tucked inside the box telling you a little about the company, the dimensions of the watch, movement and how to set the watch using the crown.
Both watches have a 60 day return promise, as well as, a THREE year return policy if something should happen to the movement.
That’s a pretty sweet deal, and customer service level for a fashion watch.
Final Review Of Bradford Watch Co.
If you or a loved one is in the market for a non-mechanical fashion style watch it can be a tough choice.
There are so many “fashion watches” currently in the market from Daniel Wellington ($200 – 230), MVMT ($95 – 300), etc…
However, as Bradford offers a lower price point, Japanese movement, three year warranty and classic minimalist styling you could do far worse!
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