When it comes to homages for square watches, we don’t see them that often. But one day a new watch company called Zomo contacted me and offered a watch to review, and I said yes, not even looking at their designs and week after I got a package from Spain with this watch. And wow, I really like that square, curved case design. I took a look at their webpage and saw that they are concentrating on square watch designs that remind me Franck Muller watches particularly the Long Island collection. Before we take a closer look at the watch, I have to mention that I changed the straps for a more interesting one.
The Zomo Adore came in a nice clamshell box wrapped in leather-like material. For the price, you get a really nice packaging. Inside the box, you get the watch, instructions, and warranty. The first impressions were that it looks better in real life than in pictures on the website. Also, I noticed the curve in the case and right away I strapped it to my wrist and wore it for 2 days straight, and I got to say that you don’t even notice it on the wrist. This one and one other watch that will soon be reviewed that also has a curved case design are probably the two most comfortable watches I have ever worn.
The case is made of 316L stainless steel. The case is curved and rectangular so because of the curve, it will wear super good on your wrist. You can’t even notice that something is on your wrist and this watch made me look into curved case watches more as I really liked the comfortability. The size is 30mm x 52mm and the thickness is 7,5mm so it is a very dressy watch that will fit under the cuff easy. The case is styled in this Art Deco style with those steps on the top side of the watch. The solid case back has a brushed finish with some specifications engraved on it and the case back is held on with four small screws. As this is a dress watch, the water resistance is only 5ATM (50m). The push-pull crown is located at 3 o’clock position. The crown is signed with a small “A” letter in cursive that is a nod to the name of this model “Adore“.
The dial is also curved and in this matte silver case with black exploded roman numerals. The dial is very simple and elegant, just like a dress watch needs to be. Inside the dial, we have this minute track oval so you can tell the time more precisely. The hands are very small. The black hour hand is very short and has a Breguet style shape. The black minute hand is a bit longer and has a leaf shape. Overall the dial is simple, but yet something that you can look at. On top of the dial sits a hardened curved mineral crystal, I would like to be sapphire, but the mineral crystal is expected for this price.
The movement that is inside the Zomo Adore is some kind of Swiss quartz movement. If I had a guess it is probably a Ronda. Anycase all Swiss quartz movements are unbeatable. Plus may of watches that are in this price range mostly feature Japan made quartz movements, so that is a step up. The battery life is around 2-3 years. The strap that came with the watch wasn’t the best. I just don’t like these plain black alligator style straps. The strap felt like a 1$ strap that you get off eBay, so I highly suggest you to get a new strap that you could put on the watch. I, for example, put it on the Lilienthal Berlin yellow leather strap and I think the watch suits it. I just like mixing colourful straps with plain watches, I think they pop more.
Overall the watch is pretty cool for the price. Yes, it won’t suit everyone as I know there isn’t a lot of love for the rectangular watches, but this one for the price is really a steal. You get a nice design, Swiss quartz, and a very comfortable wear just for 179$.