Today I will be writing a short review about the Lord Timepieces Chrono watch. Lord Timepieces are based in London, UK. They design an array of watches (or should I say timepieces?) that are handcrafted and affordable. The brand seems to have started with the idea of making premium looking watches that are accessible without the need of having to pay a premium price. I was quite impressed by the brands’ mission statement, which focuses on inspiring individuals to spend time productively to stay driven and motivated.
I have seen some reviews across the internet that did not seem fair to the brand so I wanted to provide an honest opinion myself. I decided to write a short review of the beautiful Lord Watch, the Chrono Gunmetal Tan Leather.
Delivery time was prompt. I ordered the watch on a Wednesday and had it by Friday afternoon. The watch came in a sleek black bubble bag which provided great protection during its transit. The black watch box looked sleek and compact, finished nicely with a glossy black logo on the sleeve of the case and the brand name on the box lid. The watch sits inside the box snugly, enclosed in a compact velvet cushion which protects the watch during transit. I am impressed with how much thought has gone into the unboxing experience and the piece was very well presented in my opinion. Picking up the watch from the case, I was very impressed with the weight of it (especially on my wrist), it is clear from the first feel that the materials used are high quality and the watch is well constructed. I feel the face size (45mm) is perfect and doesn’t look as big as it sounds and looks quite striking on my wrist.
Wearing the Chrono Gunmetal Tan watch on my wrist gives me a real appreciation of the unique colours used in making this watch. The light blue hands contrast perfectly with the gunmetal dial and tan strap matches extremely well with the stainless steel watch case. This, in my opinion, creates the perfect dress watch for formal and business occasions and I can see it finishing my outfits nicely.
The strap will need some time to break-in as it is quite stiff but that’s expected from a genuine leather strap, the strap stitching is very high quality and it matches the colour of the strap nicely. I expect the colour of the strap will hold up to general wear and tear and not fade. Since it is a lighter shade tan colour I am a bit concerned but optimistic all the same from the visible high quality, time will tell! The buckle of the strap matches the gunmetal stainless steel case and dial. Upon further inspection, I was delighted to notice that the straps have an interchangeable feature making it very easy to switch the look. I’ll be purchasing the Chrono gunmetal link strap to switch the look when required.
The dial on this watch is very attractive, it looks awesome and possesses exceptional attention to detail. The mosaic pattern surrounding the small chronograph subdials makes the look of this watch very unique, I have never seen anything like it for this price if I am honest. The hands are luminous which is a nice finishing touch which is very handy when reading the time at night.
The chronograph function works perfectly, and the watch has the Japanese Miyota Chronograph Quartz movement inside it I found out. Many of the fashion watch brands out there, such as MVMT Watches, are not made with genuine chronograph movements which put Lord Timepieces at the forefront of watch design. The watch has an additional date window, which makes this piece even more practical for day to day use.
It is quite simple to use the chronograph function, I understand that if you were a newcomer in using Chronographs then maybe understanding it can be tricky at first. However, Lord Timepieces does a great job at explaining through the instruction manual that comes with the watch along with a complimentary email illustrating how to use it. I have attached an image of the email below for your reference.
After thoroughly reviewing my Lord Watch, I must admit that I am very impressed. It is a great starter for any Chronograph newcomers as the features are easy to use, the watch is affordable and functional. The colour combination for this particular model is also very appealing and goes perfectly with any casual or work attire. I haven’t had many issues with this watch during the time that it has been worn. It is a practical, sleek looking piece that does not compromise on style especially with the dial details. Nice work Lord Timepieces!
- Functioning chronograph, not decorative that keeps accurate time (Japanese Miyota Quartz Movement)
- Easy to use, with provided practical instructions.
- 5ATM water resistance (reasonable limit)
- Clear date window
- Luminous arms
- Interchangeable strap option (no tools needed)
- Great colour combination
- Good weight.
- Stylish packaging and presentation
- 24-hour warranty
- Free shipping worldwide
- Sapphire coated glass
- Strap colour could potentially fade if worn in the shower for example.
- Limited variety of colours in the Chrono collection
The watch in this review is available here from Lord Timpieces @ £159.00 with free delivery.