I just recently discovered Daniel Wellington watches, and it was love at first site! I find it very neat how DW watches take a nice classic design, make it a little bit more sporty, more sharp and so much more exciting! It seems to me that folks at Daniel Wellington really put a lot of effort in making their watches as good as they can be.
I love the super sleek and slim watch case, really clear and eye-catching dial, beautiful lugs and case-back, and those playful straps!! Those little details make the unique style of DW watches, and made me fall in love with them immediately. The style of hands, curves on the case-back, and NATO design straps…set them apart from other watch brands. Awesome brand, in my opinion!
After doing some research and much more admiring the beautiful designs, I decided to buy my very first Daniel Wellington! I decided that my first one is going to be Classic Glasgow which is basically the same watch as Classic York, but comes with nylon strap. They are both beautiful watches, but to me, the nylon strap on Classic Glasgow set it apart from other watches much more that the leather strap on Classic York. If you want to see the difference between the look of DW watches with leather and nylon straps, I suggest you go to Watchief website, they have a huge selection of Daniel Wellington watches, both with leather and nylon straps. That’s where I got mine.
In any case, the straps are interchangeable, so if you ever decide you want a different look for you watch, all you have to do is order another strap and change it! And it’s so easy, you can do it yourself!
Let’s start with watch specifications:
· Case Material: 316L Stainless Steel
· Case Diameter (mm): 40.0
· Case Length (mm): 44.0
· Case Thickness (mm): 6.0
· Crystal Material: Mineral
· Dial Color: Eggshell White
· Push-pull Crown
· Strap Material: Nylon strap
· Lug Width (mm): 20.0
· Movement: Citizen Miyota 1L22, 0 Jewel, Quartz
· Signed Clasp
· Water Resistance: 3 Bar/30 Meters
· 2 Year Manufacturers Warranty
I love the simplicity and elegance of Daniel Wellington watches, and the packaging are made in the same way! DW watches come in two-tone leather box, with Daniel logo on the cover and a slender profile. Most of the box is dark brown leather, and only the top is covered with a band of light cream leather with the name and logo. The watch in the box is secured with nice elastic cord, so it sits safely on padded surface.
Here’s another picture of this beautiful packaging:
Design and Casing
The first thing you have to notice about DW watches is how thin they are! The dial and casing are “Bauhaus Inspired”, utilizing minimalist features and elements that give the watch elegant and “ultra-thin” design. Watch can be used as simple daily wear, but it’s enough elegant to be considered dress watch, if occasion requires it.
Casing is stainless steel, and polish surfaces throughout the entire case. Edges, corners, and polishing are well made.
Now, the case diameter is only 40 mm, but the watch seems larger, maybe due to rather large dial opening. When I put it on my wrist, it appeared much larger that I would have guessed. But, it has a very nice wrist presence, so this is not a minus.
Like I mentioned before, Daniel Wellington Classic Glasgow has “drilled” lug design, which enables easy and quick strap changes without much fussing about.
I feel that Classic Glasgow is a pretty cool watch, and I’m happy with my purchase! I’m a sucker for casual look that comes from nylon strap, and very pleased with finishing of the watch. The $229 price tag seams reasonable, considering clean layout, elegant lines, great look and the quality of manufacturing.
After having the watch for only a couple of weeks, I find it difficult to come up with any shortcomings for now. Design as well as execution seem to be perfect. If I continue to be this satisfied with this watch, I’m sure this isn’t’ the last Daniel Wellington watch I’ll buy!
If you would to like learn more about Daniel Wellington brand, the story behind it, and other news, I suggest you visit official Daniel Wellington website.