All you have to do is open Instagram and you’ll see that the latest craze in the watch world is undoubtedly the minimalist, black watch face. Combine this with the ongoing craze for rose gold and voilà you’ve got the trendiest watch in town. Choosing which minimalist watch company to go for is a little mind-boggling when there are so many out there at the moment but here’s one that is quality assured and beautiful!
Keep on reading to find out more about Welly Merck.
First of all, the packaging is absolutely gorgeous and it really did feel like Santa had come early when I opened this parcel. This beautiful box makes you feel like this watch is something exquisite so it would make the perfect gift for someone special (or you!). The watch comes in a black leather box, slotted into a cardboard sleeve which is then placed in a light blue box and topped off with some pink ribbon. With packaging like this, you just know something beautiful is waiting for you inside.
This watch is called the Classic New York and is equipped with a 36mm gold case and 34mm black dial. The strap is made from rose gold metal mesh that is perfectly smooth so it doesn’t rub the skin. I’m absolutely in love with the rose gold and black combination, which seems to be trending everywhere right now, and I can’t get over how chic this watch looks. I thought it might be slightly harder to read the time on a black watch dial but the gold flecks reflect the light so you can even make out the time in the dark.
The clasp is really easy to open and close and the nature of it means that this strap is completely adjustable to your wrist size. It slides along as tight as you want it, with the excess strap underneath the outer strap so it looks neat, and then it clicks shut so it is nice and secure. As this strap is made of metal I imagine it will last a lot longer than a leather strap, which inevitably wears down as you tend to adjust it to the same hole each time. It’s also a lot harder to damage metal and so far my mesh strap has been completely immune to the little bumps and scrapes I subject it to everyday.
What’s great is that the strap is interchangeable so if you want to mix things up a bit a few months down the line, there are plenty of other options available from Welly Merck. The straps are really easy to put on yourself and they provide you with a tiny tool to help you pop them on and off.
A minor point to most, but I love that the little button on the side is placed at four o’clock, not three o’clock as it usually is, because this means it doesn’t dig into your hand when you bend your wrist. I used to always be left with a little mark in the centre of my wrist from where my watch had been digging in all day, but no more!
This watch has swiftly become the favourite in my collection and I’ve worn it pretty much everyday since it arrived. All my friends have been complimenting me on it and it’s the perfect watch for any occasion. You can dress it up or down and the minimalist nature of it means that it goes with pretty much any outfit. I think a good watch really is a daily essential and should be a staple item that you have in your wardrobe. This style of watch from Welly Merck is the latest trend but it’s so versatile and elegant that I’m sure it’s here to stay.
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