We love a regal looking watch. The Fossil Men’s Grant looks like it costs an arm and a leg. It’s a little less than $90, so it’s quite the steal.
It looks so good due to its strap. Not only is it a high-quality leather
, but it’s an imperial blue. You don’t usually see blue leather watches on the market.
If for some reason you’re not a fan of its strap, don’t worry. Fossil lets you swap it out for any other 0.86 inches (22 mm) one.
Its rose gold accents elevate it. Sorry to burst your bubble, but they’re not real rose gold. They’re stainless steel with the metal plate.
There are large, Roman numerals throughout its dial. If you’re wondering if they’re luminous, guess again. The watch’s hands are luminous
, though. Unfortunately, Fossil hasn’t disclosed the exact type of lume used
Did you notice the three sub-dials on the Grant’s face? They host its chronographs. To all of you that don’t know, chronographs are stopwatches.
You may want to take the watch to the pool with you. No need to fear, you can easily do this. The timepiece is water-resistant. But know that it’s only resistant up to 165 feet (50 meters) underwater
. Although you can swim with it on, Fossil warns to not take it diving or snorkeling.
What kind of glass protects it? Mineral. This isn’t the toughest crystal out there, so we’re concerned about banging it up.
So far so good, but know that the watch is kind of big. It’s a 1.69 inch (43 mm) device
. If you have smaller wrists, the Grant might look awkward on you.
Did we mention that it’s a Quartz device? It’s Japanese quartz, to be precise.
What makes it special: Its blue leather body
If you’re looking for a waterproof watch, the Fossil Decker is right up your alley. Its strap is made from silicone
. Although this doesn’t sound the most luxurious, know that silicone keeps water off like its life depends on it. This is great considering the watch is resistant up to 330 feet (100 meters)
There aren’t any numerals on its dial. There are rhomboid markers instead. They’re full of luminous paint. The lume is on its hands too. Like the Grant Sports watch, we have no idea what kind of luminous pigment is used.
We appreciate the calendar on its side. This is always useful. What’s also useful is its chronograph feature. It’s great for timing laps in the pool.
Have you noticed how large its crown is? You’ll easily be able to maneuver it. Fossil said that it’s screwed down
to prevent water from entering in.
You might’ve also noticed the markings on its bezel. They aren’t there just to spice things up. They’re the watch’s tachymeter
. Tachymeters lets you calculate the speed you’re traveling at. They work hand-in-hand with chronographs.
Did we mention that the watch is big? It’s slightly larger than the Grant Sports watch.
Speaking of the Grant watch, the Fossil Decker comes with a mineral display as well. Be careful to not get too rough with it.
What kind of movement is inside the timepiece? A Japanese Quartz mechanism.
What makes it special: Its 330 feet (100 meter) water resistance
Have you ever seen a watch so good looking? The Fossil Nate comes in a complete gun metal body. To top things off, its dial is textured
What really sold its gunmetal body was how matte it was. We want more black, matte
Out of the pieces we ran through, we’re finally met with one that has Arabic numerals
on its dial. They’re large and very easy to read.
Although there’s a 24-hour clock on the timepiece, the minutes in an hour are marked on its bezel. Unfortunately, we found the markings hard to read. In fact, it took us days to even notice their presence.
Remember how we said the other 2 watches were big? The Fossil Nate eats them up. It’s a gigantic 1.96 inch (50 mm) device
. Stay away if you have smaller wrists.
Once again, we’re met with a calendar feature.
You probably noticed the sub-dials on its front. If you learned anything from our Grant and Decker review, it’s that they’re the Nate’s chronographs. Unfortunately, there isn’t a tachymeter to go with it.
We have to say, its crown is easy to use. This is especially true for the buttons that are next to it. Did you see how large they are?
The Grant and Decker had luminous paint on their dials. We’re sad to say that the Fossil Nate isn’t a luminous watch
Is it water-resistant? Only up to 165 feet (50 meters). You can swim with it on, just avoid snorkeling and diving.
Like its brothers, we’re getting another Japanese quartz timepiece.
What makes it special: Its matte black body