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Burei Watch Review: Best Watches by Burei

September 21, 2021

There are two types of men: those with an impressive shoe game, and those who can’t leave the house without their watches. I belong to the latter. A watch isn’t just about telling time. It represents who you are, your values and your personal style.

The best Burei watch is Burei Luxury Men’s Automatic. It is attractive, stylish and highly performing. Though a bit pricier, it gets the job done perfectly.

These watches have been in existence for over two decades. They are stylish, affordable and of high quality. I own three of these watches – two of which I bought back when I was in college.

These minimalistic Rolex pieces have grown over the years, with the company producing numerous different models. Finding the right fit might, thus, be slightly difficult. Don’t fret. Here is my Burei Watch review. These are the most popular models. Check them out.

Summary of Top Features of Popular Burei Watches

Preview
Best Overall Watch
BUREI Mens Luxury Automatic Watch Dress Gold Self-Winding Wristwatch Date Display Two Tones...
Best for Formal Occasions
BUREI Men Watch Classic Dress Wrist Watches Analog Quartz Date Display with Black Dial Brown Genuine...
Best Budget Watch
BUREI Men's Fashion Minimalist Wrist Watch Analog Deep Gray Date with Black Mesh Band
Best for Women
BUREI Women's Analog Quartz Wrist Watch with Silver(Black) dial Watch Stainless Steel Watch Band for...
Best for Everyday Carry
SINOBI Mens Analog Digital Sport Watches Electronic Wrist Watch with Alarm Stopwatch LED Backlight...
Movement
Japanese automatic self-winding
Japanese quartz
Japanese quartz
Japanese quartz
Japanese quartz
Water Resistance
100 feet (30 meters)
100 feet (30 meters)
100 feet (30 meters)
100 feet (30 meters)
100 feet (30 meters)
Strap
-
Leather
-
-
Silicone
Case
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Best Overall Watch
Preview
BUREI Mens Luxury Automatic Watch Dress Gold Self-Winding Wristwatch Date Display Two Tones...
Movement
Japanese automatic self-winding
Water Resistance
100 feet (30 meters)
Strap
-
Case
Stainless steel
More Information
Best for Formal Occasions
Preview
BUREI Men Watch Classic Dress Wrist Watches Analog Quartz Date Display with Black Dial Brown Genuine...
Movement
Japanese quartz
Water Resistance
100 feet (30 meters)
Strap
Leather
Case
Stainless steel
More Information
Best Budget Watch
Preview
BUREI Men's Fashion Minimalist Wrist Watch Analog Deep Gray Date with Black Mesh Band
Movement
Japanese quartz
Water Resistance
100 feet (30 meters)
Strap
-
Case
Stainless steel
More Information
Best for Women
Preview
BUREI Women's Analog Quartz Wrist Watch with Silver(Black) dial Watch Stainless Steel Watch Band for...
Movement
Japanese quartz
Water Resistance
100 feet (30 meters)
Strap
-
Case
Stainless steel
More Information
Best for Everyday Carry
Preview
SINOBI Mens Analog Digital Sport Watches Electronic Wrist Watch with Alarm Stopwatch LED Backlight...
Movement
Japanese quartz
Water Resistance
100 feet (30 meters)
Strap
Silicone
Case
Stainless steel
More Information

Reviews and Recommendations

Best Overall Watch

1. Burei Luxury Men’s Automatic Watch

Leading my list is one of the best watches you’ll come across. It is what happens when passion meets true craftsmanship – a labor of love.

If you’re familiar with timepieces, you’ll be able to tell that this one closely resembles the Rolex Date Just. Though, not a full copy, Rolex has inspired most of its features. So, if you don’t have five grand for a Rolex, the Burei Luxury Automatic Watch would be a nicer, cheaper alternative.

It uses a sapphire crystal as a better alternative to plastic crystals found on cheaper timepieces. There’s a stainless steel bracelet that adds a bit of weight to the watch. It doesn’t use batteries (that’s right) and is powered by your arm’s natural movements.

It has a Japanese automatic self-winding movement. Not the Swiss-made movements like Rolex watches, unfortunately, but it gets the job done. The owners claim that it stays in the -20 +20 second range, which is okay. Its back comes with an exhibition, for people with no clue of how an automatic watch works.

Not to forget, it is water-resistant and can handle 30m (100ft) dip underwater. Even with this, the manufacturers still don’t recommend it for diving, sauna, bathing and swimming. It is easy to read and lightweight, making it suitable for everyday use. It uses the Rolex cyclops date window to help users magnify the time even from a far distance.

Finally, the watch comes in a variety of colors.

Pros:

  • 2 years warranty
  • Scratch and water-resistant
  • Doesn’t use batteries
  • Made using high quality stainless steel and sapphire crystal

Cons:

  • Expensive

Best for Formal Occasions

2. BUREI Men Business Casual Dress Watch

Two things attracted me to this one – its leather strap and rose gold case. Before you get excited, the gold isn’t real. It is simply a stainless steel band with metal-plated on it. But the trick works, and the timepiece is warm-toned. If you are looking to turn heads, then this is your choice.

The high-quality leather strap of this watch is not only luxurious but also incredibly soft. Even at a distance, you will easily notice the brass texture on its dial. The gunmetal background and gold Roman numerals blend perfectly.

Still, on its display, the watch is not luminous. There is no lume on its hour markers or hands. Also, be cautious not to get too rough with its mineral crystal. The mineral window isn’t the most durable. To make up for this, the timepiece is water-resistant and can handle a 30 meter (100ft) dip underwater.

Even with this feature, its leather strap isn’t; and can be pretty difficult to dry. The watch is not too big, with its case stretching 41mm (1.61 inches) across. The watch has a calendar. But unlike many other timepieces, the calendar reads both the day and date – fortunate for us. Finally, its movement is similar to many on my list, and is Japanese quartz.

Pros:

  • Incredibly stylish and attractive
  • Water and scratch-resistant
  • Its calendar indicates both date and day

Cons:

  • The leather strap takes too long to dry

Best Budget Watch

3. BUREI Men's Fashion Minimalist Watch

Talk of versatility and style and you get the BUREI Men's Fashion Minimalist Wrist Watch. Just as its name suggests, this is one of the most minimalistic timepieces you’ll come across. But that’s not why I like it. This fashion piece will compliment anything you wear, whether to work or a date night out.

There are 25 color options to choose from, although the all-black is my favorite. The watch is extremely thin and lightweight as well. Although its glass case isn’t sapphire crystal, it is scratch-resistant and performs relatively well.

Its Japanese quartz movement is easy to read thanks to the large display. It is water-resistant and will withstand water splashes and sweat. The manufacturers recommend it for daily activities but not bathing, swimming, or any other underwater activities.

The stainless steel band of the watch is very comfortable on the wrist. Moreover, you can adjust the strap to any desired length.

This watch is cheap, easy to use, and goes with any outfit. What more could you ask for?

Pros:

  • Large display that is easy to read
  • Lightweight and comfortable
  • Highly affordable
  • 25 color options

Cons: 

  • Unsuitable for swimming or rainy seasons

Best for Women

4. BUREI Women's Quartz Watch

Something for the ladies too, with the Burei Women’s Quartz Watch. If the super affordable price won’t attract you, then its simple but attractive design should. This isn’t the most elegant choice, but rather a simple but stylish watch that fits easily into dressy and business occasions.

It isn't just ultra-slim and lightweight, but also easy to read. It weighs a mere 3.9 ounces and is available in two color options, black and silver; both of which are perfect for formal events. It features the Japanese quartz movement with an analog display date at 6 o’clock.

Just like its brothers, this watch is dirt and water-resistant. Its stainless steel band is waterproof and corrosive-free. It should operate well under 30m (100 ft) in water. For a ladies' watch, I expected it to be small, but not this small (1.53 inches). It may look awkward on you if you have large wrists.

The review won’t be complete without commending the exemplary customer service coming with this watch. It comes with 30 days replacement period and 2 years of maintenance. Is the watch worth your time? There’s only one way to find out.

Pros:

  • Ultra-slim and lightweight
  • Scratch-resistant

 Cons:

  • Not ideal for women with large wrists

Best for Everyday Carry

5. BUREI Men’s Analog-Digital Sport Watch

For people who are always outdoor in harsh weather, the Burei Men’s Digital Analog Sport watch is what you're looking for. Made using a silicone strap, you should be able to get rid of any muck on its surface easily. Its stainless steel case, on the other hand, brings to the table comfort and high levels of water resistance.

This watch is labeled as men’s but there is no harm in women wearing it. It comes with a large digital display, making it incredibly easy to read. There are four buttons on it, each serving a different purpose: stopwatch, alarm clock, LED backlight display and chime on every hour.

Like other timepieces in the review, this one is water-resistant and will work comfortably 30m (100ft) underwater. But unlike the other timepieces, it displays time in two different time zones. If your partner is abroad, you can monitor time in their area for a quick video call.

The watch comes in the usual size. One look at it, and you’ll notice how tough it is. Its case stretches 41mm (1.61 inches) across. For all your outdoor activities, sports and daily activities, this watch has your back. Finally, it features the Japanese quartz movement.

Pros:

  • Luminous 
  • Shows time in two different time-zones
  • Excellent for sporting activities

Cons:

  • Its rubber band isn’t too comfortable.

What to Look for in Burei Watches

Knowing which model to go for is great. But knowing what features to look out for is even better. Let's look at some of the features that make up a good watch. These are the things I looked out for when compiling my list.

Material

Most quality watches are made of stainless steel. Ceramic and titanium watches are better but they are more expensive. Stainless steel is is a more quality option than regular steel as it won't be affected by moisture or perspiration.

PVD coating is added to stainless steel to ensure that silver, rose gold, and black watches reserve their colors. Timepieces without coatings may discolor within a year of frequent use.

Burei Sovereign Automatic Watch

Watch Glass

Sapphire is the choice to go for when it comes to watch glass. Sapphire crystal is not only clear but also scratch-free. Mineral and crystal glasses are also used for cheaper watches but they are prone to scratches. The type of glass is normally indicated on the back or dial of the watch.

Water Resistance

You never know when your watch will come in contact with water. As a result, the water resistance property is important. All the watches on my list can handle a 100ft (30m) dip underwater.

Type of Movement

Good quality and affordable timepieces have quartz movements. An advantage of the quartz movement apart from being highly accurate is that it requires fewer moving parts. Burei offers timepieces with the Japanese Miyota automatic and Japanese automatic movements. These make the watches run longer and more accurately without any maintenance.

Strap

There are lots of strap options to choose from. Go for one that fits your style and occasion. A stainless steel and leather watch is excellent for formal wear. The mesh strap is ideal for everyday wear. Regardless of the choice you go for, your comfort is crucial.

Warranty

It’s no secret that the brand’s customer service is exemplary. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product you bought, you can easily reach out to them via mail, or live chat on their website for a quicker response. The company also offers warranties for most of their watches. You can't however claim warranty if the damage was done by a third party.

Once you purchase a watch, you can track it through the Burei account.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is Burei a good brand?

Burei has been in existence for almost 3 decades. Its watches are designed by modern professionals with more than 5 years of watchmaking experience. The brand sets out to produce affordable but high-quality pieces. This is the case with most of their watches. The brand also has a reputation for good customer service.

Are Burei watches waterproof?

Most if not all of Burei watches are water-resistant. This means they can handle 100ft (30m) dip underwater. The manufacturers recommend the watches for daily outdoor activities but not diving and swimming.

How I do adjust my Burei watch brand?

First, find the clasp. Do this as the watch lies on its side on a flat surface. Using pliers, remove the pins and detach the clasp. Re-attach the clasp back onto your wrists. Re-attach the pins.

Conclusion

You get more than what you pay for with these watches. They are affordable, incredibly stylish and of good quality . Burei watches were designed as alternatives for super expensive watches. They are perfect if you’re tight on budget and are looking for quality. They have sealed their place in the market pretty solid.

Which watch on my list is your favorite?

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Author
Thomas Vanderlaan
When Thomas Vanderlaan was a child, the moment he learned about mechanical watches he was hooked. His first love being mechanical watches, he decided to pursue a career in engineering as he was entranced by the science behind its gears. As the years passed, his passion grew. Although he worked a hectic career as an automobile engineer, he’d always collect watches during his spare time.
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