I usually don’t like these cheap, quartz mass production watches, but I had a chance, so I contacted the company, and they offered me one of their watches, so I chose the VD Brushed model because from all the range it looked the best. And I also wanted to test it and give my opinion.
The story of the brand is simple “Gaxs Watches was founded in 2012 with a desire to design timeless watches with high quality to a decent price that puts that extra style into your everyday look. We wanted to give you the opportunity to use more than one watch. With our minds set on this goal, we started the journey towards finding a manufacturer who could meet our needs in both quality and design. After locating a partner the design process could finally begin, we spent months working with details and fabrics and shipped watches back and forth across the globe. In the end of 2012, we released our first collection.”
The watch arrived fast, it took 2 days to get to Latvia. The box was nice looking with foam padding in it and with microfiber cleaning cloth to clean the watch. I took the watch out of the box and first it felt heavy, but in a good way, it gave it a bit “higher end” watch feel. The case was nicely machined for a mass production product. But then there’s the strap, as the page says “strap is made of oil-treated canvas”. It feels really cheap, it doesn’t bend at all, and you can’t put the watch on the wrist properly, so I changed the strap immediately with some Chinese one from genuine leather (10$ eBay) that I had laying around.
The overall watch looks good, it has a nice, simple dial, brushed case, well it’s a simple watch suitable for every occasion. Quality of the watch is good, except the strap. Basically, you can buy the watch and as soon as you take it out of the box, change the strap. But I guess that’s what you get for a price like that.
You can buy these watches from 115$ – 155$ at http://www.gaxswatches.com
- Size: 42 mm
- Thickness: 9 mm
- Case: Brushed stainless steel
- Glass: Sapphire crystal
- Strap: Black oil treated canvas
- Movement: Quartz movement
- Water resistant: 5 ATM