Bradford Watch Co. Review: Quartz Fashion Watches For Both Him & Her

By |2018-11-09T15:02:01+00:00Nov 9th, 2018|Categories: Watches|4 Comments

Bradford Watch Co Watches
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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.

Taylor and Claypool Bradford Watch Co Watches

They strive to make quality quartz movement watches, that can go on a journey with the wearer.

Discount / Coupon Code

The team over at Bradford has kindly extended a 50% off coupon code to Bespoke Unit readers: BRADFORD50

Both the Claypool and Taylor are priced at $110 each, so this coupon brings that price down to only $55 each.

Watch Models

Taylor and Claypool watches side by side

The Taylor

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.

The Taylor watch on Paul Anthony wrist

Buy The Taylor

Both models come equipped with a high quality Japanese quartz watch movement.

The Taylor watch case and buckle

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 Measurements

The Taylor Watch Case Measurements

  • Case: 40mm
  • Case to crown: 42mm
  • Lug width (strap size): 20mm
  • Lug to lug: 46mm
  • Case depth: 7mm

The Taylor Case Thickness

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.

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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

Quick release strap on The Taylor watch

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…

The Claypool

The Claypool Watch

Buy The Claypool

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 Measurements

The Claypool Watch Case Measurements

  • Case: 44mm
  • Case to crown: 46mm
  • Lug width (strap size): 22mm
  • Lug to lug: 50mm
  • Case depth: 7mm

The Claypool Case Thickness

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

Bradford Watch Co box and watch

The packaging was very impressive for such an affordable watch.

Bradford Watch Box Elements

There are effectively three layers to finally get to the watch:

  1. The outer protective box
  2. Sleeve covering the watch box, and
  3. The watch box itself

Watch manual for Bradford Taylor

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.

Nice Bonuses

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.

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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 (especially with coupon: BRADFORD50), Japanese movement, three year warranty and classic minimalist styling you could do far worse!

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Reviewed by Paul Anthony, on .
"If you're in the market for a fashion watch, the Bradford Watch Co. offerings could be just the ticket. They offer two attractive models that can be both for him and her! "
Rating: 4.0 ★★★★

About the Author:

Paul Anthony is the founder and creative director at Bespoke Unit. He has had a life long affair with design, watches, fragrance and clothing. Originally from England, he now lives in the USA splitting time between NYC & Philly. Favoring "British Style", but has an overall eclectic taste.

4 Comments

  1. Ryan November 11, 2018 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    I don’t like these cheap quartz watches

    • Charles-Philippe November 12, 2018 at 7:12 am - Reply

      Hi Ryan,

      I can understand that. However, they also have their uses and are a particularly attractive purchase for people who are looking for a stylish yet affordable timepiece.

      Best,

      CP

  2. Sarah November 15, 2018 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    Good simple looking watches.

    • Charles-Philippe November 16, 2018 at 7:32 am - Reply

      Hi Sarah,

      Absolutely, I think that they look fantastic. My teenage kids have one each and the minimalist design suits them beautifully.

      Best,

      CP

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