First time when I saw Vanacci watch was when I was going through Kickstarter projects, and this showed up as suggested “Vanacci watch project” It is actually still open for 19 days, so go there and maybe fund them, if you think you need this watch after reading my review. It also seems that this is quite popular between watch projects which are now being crowd funded.
So after I saw the project I contacted the “Vanacci” team for more info. The guy that contacted me was very kind, and in the end we talked freely, anyways, they kindly sent me a watch for review. So here it goes!
The Vanacci Watch is one of it’s kind, that merges classic minimalist design with engineering excellence for affordable price! Dial changes color (Dichroic effect) depending where the light is, from teal blue to brooding dark navy. The stainless steel case is tough looking with some weight to it, giving that luxury feel! Paired with a luxurious carbon leather strap, this is a quality timepiece for any formal or everyday wear!
It has a Swiss Ronda movement that is good quality movement, but I prefer Automatic or hand-winding movements, but as this is Swiss movement, I don’t mind. Ronda movements are great quality and are used in many watches, and it lasts for a long time, it doesn’t need much attention, just a battery change every 40 months or so and some light air cleaning. It also is water resistant to 3AM (30M) so you can go swimming with it too.
All watches are built in England, Yorkshire in house by specialists! The watch came in a very small and simple box, continuing the minimal look. In the box you can find the watch, authenticity certificate, warranty and users manual, and that’s it. The packaging wasn’t great actually, I would prefer a bit more quality box for this watch and a bit better presentation. I think box/presentation needs to be good, as it is your first time when you see the watch.
The most unique thing about this piece I think is the strap. It is called “Carbon leather”, well it isn’t actually a leather, but it is meant to look like carbon, it is actually a patter of genuine leather. I don’t know if it suits this watch, I think it would be better with GT, Racing looking Chronographs not a classic looking, minimal watch that looks formal.
The Vanacci is actually better known for making carbon wallets and holders for your business cards. As I can see from pictures, they also are crafted really good. And the price is good for a luxury looking item. And of course it is made in England, not in China by robot with no quality control. If ever got my hand one of they’re carbon products I will also make a review on them too! They also make shaving razors for men, but it’s a different story.
In the end, I like the watch. It will definitely be my everyday watch. It has some pros, like swiss quality movement, great minimal design and you can wear it with any style, sporty or formal. The cons are that box/presentation wasn’t good, but I think in future they will make it better, as they don’t ship watches right now, I got only 6th production number, and the other con was that it is quartz, I think it’s the stupidest thing changing batteries every 2-4 years, but it’s only my opinion, and also not many people have the money to buy good quality automatic/hand-winding mechanism watch. So if you want good quality, minimal looking, small price, made in Britain watch, than it’s for you! Anyways, I think you should buy this one! IT’S A BARGAIN!
- 38mm Case
- Water Resistant to 3 atmospheres
- Swiss Quartz Movement
- Stainless Steel Case & Body
- Carbon Leather Strap
- Italian Designed
- Luminous Hands
Watch is now available via Kickstarter. Starts at £70 (approx. $108 USD), up to £90 (approx. $139 USD) for stainless steel models.