If you’ve ever seen someone wear a Burei watch, you’ve probably wondered what on earth they were wearing. Who’s to blame you? Their pieces are incredibly good-looking.
Burei watches are definitely worth your while. Not only are they good-looking and affordable, but they’re high-quality too. Intrigued? Let’s talk about them in our Burei watch review below.
They’re not new to the watch game. The Burei watch history stretches back to 1993. Like some watch companies, they were created by college dropouts.
Alex and Delia, as they prefer to be called, were tired of the quality of watches on the market. They wanted cheaper pieces that looked good but still packed a punch. 27 years have passed, and it’s clear that they’ve achieved their mission.
If anyone knows anything about Burei, it’s that they’re known for their minimalistic pieces. However, the brand has expanded their line. They produce all types of watches now. Whatever you’re in the mood for, you’ll easily find a Burei watch.
So far so good, but, unfortunately, not many people know their name. As you’ll see below, their timepieces more than deliver for their price.
Before we get to the good stuff, let’s take a look at our favourite pieces below. They’re the cream of the crop, the very best-of-the-best.
If you’re looking for a leather watch, the 19001 is right up your alley. It has a high-quality leather strap, which feels luxurious on your arm. Not only does it feel expensive, but it’s also incredibly soft.
The timepiece is pretty warm-toned. It comes with a rich timber coloured strap and a rose gold case. Before you get too excited, real gold isn’t used. The case is steel with the metal just plated on.
You don’t have to look too close to notice the texture on its dial. It’s brass and is eye-catching, to say the least. Its rose gold Roman numerals seriously contrast against the gun-metal background. If you have weak eyesight, this makes reading the watch a piece of cake.
Don’t get too rough with it. This Burei’s men’s watch has a mineral crystal on its display. If you know anything about watches, it’s that mineral windows aren’t the most durable.
Speaking of its display, it’s not luminous. There’s no lume on its hands or markers.
The timepiece is water-resistant. It can handle a 100-foot (30 meter) dip underwater. Remember how we said its strap is made from leather? You might not want to get into the pool with it. It’ll soak in the blink of an eye. When wet, leather is extremely hard to dry.
The Burei isn’t too big. Its case only stretches 1.61 inches (41 mm) across.
It’s a watch with a calendar. Most watches with calendars only read the day’s date. Fortunately for us, the timepiece reads the day as well – do you feel spoilt?
Although it looks regal like a mechanical watch, we’re sorry to say that it isn’t. You’re getting a hold of a Japanese quartz device.
What makes it special:
Its rose gold accents.
The Most Water Friendly
Like the watch in our number 1 spot, the timepiece looks expensive. It rocks a pitch-black dial with a gold and silver body. Not to burst your bubble again, but its gold and silver are not real.
Walking down the street, you’ll notice its dial glisten. The jet-black display has a pearl finish to it. When held just right, it’s mesmerizing.
There are rose-gold accents on the markers that replace numerals. We love that its markers are full of lume. The watch gets pretty bright in the dark.
Its display is good looking, so you’d want to keep it as safe as possible. It’s good to know that the watch’s display is made from sapphire. Sapphire’s the toughest glass out there, so good luck trying to dent it.
We’re met with another water-resistant timepiece. This time, it can handle 165 feet (50 meters) underwater. However, we have some bad news for you. You can’t swim with it on. Burei strongly advises against this. The most you can do is splash it in the pool.
Did you notice how large its calendar is? Although it’s only the date, it’s massive, so reading it is a breeze.
Once again, we’re met with a watch that looks like a mechanical timepiece. Like its brother, you’re getting a hold of a quartz device. In general, quartz watches are accurate due to them being battery powered. The quartz Burei uses are known to be especially accurate.
How did you feel about its sibling having a 1.61-inch (41 mm) face? If you weren’t a fan of it, you probably won’t like to hear that the 80002M is a 1.61-inch timepiece as well.
What makes it special:
It has the best water resistance on our list.
The Best Looking
Are you looking to turn heads? If you are, this baby blue wonder needs to be by your side. Just look at it, have you ever seen a blue so good-looking? The fact that the blue glistens makes it more mesmerizing. It rocks a heavy sun-ray effect.
There aren’t any numerals on its dial. There aren’t any markers either. How do you feel about crystals adorning the hours passed? No, they’re not precious. They’re only rhinestones.
As its display is so good looking, we’re happy to say that it’s protected by a sapphire window. It isn’t just any sapphire. Burei’s known to use especially scratch-resistant ones.
The 2 watches we ran through were Japanese quartz. We’re glad to finally say, we have an automatic watch on our list. The CAUS-5003 is a Japanese automatic. It rocks the MIYOTA 8215 inside of it. It has a 42-hour power reserve, which is enough time to not worry about winding its gears.
Unfortunately, we’re not told if its movement can handle hacking or self-winding. Jewel wise, there are 21 pieces in its gears. The more jewels present, the smoother your watch will run.
Like the 2 entries we’ve run through, we’re reviewing another water-resistant piece. The 5003’s steel body helps it handle water well. Stainless steel not only is waterproof, but it never corrodes.
You’re probably wondering how much water the watch can handle. A 100-foot (30 meter) dunk is possible.
Unfortunately, it’s another watch that’s not luminous. There is no lume on its hands or markers.
It’s not a large watch. It’s small, coming in at 1.52 inches (39 mm). If you have larger wrists, it may look awkward on you.
Of course, it comes with a large calendar feature. Like its sibling reviewed above, it only reads the date, but it’s magnified.
What makes it special:
Its sun-ray dial.
Chronographs are stopwatches. They’re more accurate than regular stopwatches as you get specific sub-dials for the minutes, seconds, and hours passed. The chronographs on the 17005-6 not only are very functional, but they look good too. Their shiny metal surfaces are very silver-like.
Although its chronographs are useful, we’re not too sure about its calendar. To begin with, it’s in the four-o clock position, so you’ll be straining your neck to read it. Have you taken a look at its font? It’s also very hard to read.
If you’re looking for a watch with numerals, this timepiece is not for you. There are markers instead. If you look closely, you’ll see an outer ring with the minutes marked. It’s appreciated, but we barely noticed it. It’s no help due to how much small the numbers on it are.
Once again, we’re met with a leather watch. We’re total fans of leather timepieces, they just exude luxury. Although an affordable brand, Burei loves spoiling their customers. That’s why its leather strap is very high quality.
Similar to the majority of the watches we ran through, the 17005-6 isn’t the most water-resistant. It can only last a 100 feet (30 meters) underwater. Remember how we said leather gets soaked pretty quickly? You’re best avoiding water as a whole.
The watch comes with a mineral window. Its face is stunning, which is why it’s unfortunate that you can wreck it if you’re too rough with its display.
Most of the watches on our list were Japanese quartz. This Burei piece is also Japanese quartz.
It’s the biggest watch on our list. It comes with a 1.65-inch (42 mm) case.
What makes it special:
It has a chronograph feature.
Finally, we have a women’s watch on our list. It was about time, don’t you think?
Being a women’s watch. It’s not surprising that the timepiece is small. However, we weren’t expecting it to be so small. How does an inch (27 mm) long case sound to you?
Every watch on our list came with a calendar. That’s why when looking at its dial, you might be wondering where its calendar is. Take a look at the numerals marking the hours. The calendar sneakily replaces the numeral in the 6-o clock position.
So far, it looks like the brand isn’t a fan of making watches too water-resistant. Just like its brothers, the timepiece can only last 100 feet (30 meters) underwater.
If it’s any consolation, it comes with a stainless-steel body. The material repels water like its life depends on it.
The watch is really small. We weren’t surprised to find out it has a quartz movement inside. Automatic watches are usually on the larger side. Their gears take up a lot of space.
What crystal is on its display? The usual. You’re getting a mineral display.
What makes it special:
It’s our only women’s watch.
The Best for The Outdoors
Silicone watches are the best. All you do is wipe them to get rid of any muck on their surface. Let’s not forget that silicone is a very soft material too. We’re glad it’s on the watch’s strap.
You’re probably wondering what sports watches are. They’re watches that can handle the outdoors. As its strap is silicone, this is no surprise.
It comes with a large digital display. It’s incredibly easy to read.
It’s the last watch on our list, and we’re glad to say we’re topping things with a luminous timepiece. It rocks an electroluminescent display.
Like any good digital watch, you get access to an alarm and stopwatch.
No longer will you be looking at a sub-dial for the day and date. The timepiece has the two massively written on its dial.
Speaking of its dial, it displays the time in two different time-zones. If your loved ones live abroad, this feature is very handy.
Although fit for the outdoors, the watch isn’t as water-resistant as we’d like. It can handle the usual 100 feet (30 meters) underwater.
It also comes in the usual size. Its case stretches 1.61 inches (41 mm) across.
With just one look at it, you’ll realize how tough it looks. We think this makes it more intriguing.
Topping this review off, our final watch boasts a mineral display. What movement does it rock? Japanese quartz of course.
What makes it special:
It’s a sports watch.
You probably have some questions we didn’t answer. Let’s take a jab at them below.
Compared to brands that produce equally affordable watches, Burei leaves them in the dust. They set out to produce high-quality, cheap pieces and they did exactly that.
As we’ve already established, the brand’s pretty mysterious. That’s why the location they produce their watches in is unknown.
If they’re anything like their competitors, they produce their cheaper pieces in Hong Kong, while their more expensive ones get made in Japan or somewhere in Europe.
Anyone who knows of the brand would agree that they create stylish pieces. Looking at the watches on we reviewed, you’d agree that they’re very good looking.
The brand also has a reputation for being easy to work with. You can effortlessly return your watch in the first 30 days of delivery.
Not to rain on Burei’s parade, but the name behind a watch is very important. Burei is a brand that’s not the most popular. This isn’t the best considering they’ve been around for nearly 30 years.
If you’re looking for a watch that’s cheap and incredibly stylish, choose one of their timepieces. They’re pretty good in quality too. Burei was launched to create cheap watches that pack a punch. We think they kept their promise.