PUBLISHED BY Joshua Clare-Flagg ON 26 Jul, 2015.
My original Brathwait Classic Slim Quartz review has proved to be a real hit, as it consistently performs well as one of the top 5 reviews read every month.
That was their very first model, which was only available in rose gold. Now though, they’ve released a full stainless steel version. It’s only available with a leather strap, so it’ll cost you $185 rather than $150.
Let’s have a brief look to get acquainted with this alternative.
The main things to be aware of is that it’s exactly the same excellent quality as the original rose gold version – it’s simply a steel equivalent. It also features a better box and strap.
The box is much nicer than the original, an unusual square.
The leather strap is very good, and features excellent quick-release pins making changing straps literally a doddle.
As well as the case, the dial’s elements have been changed from rose gold too – so the hour markers and hands are all stainless steel.
All in all, the Brathwait Classic Slim Steel is as enjoyable as the rose gold version, and for $185, it does still provide a lot of watch for the money. The finishing of the case is spot on, and the stand-out specs of sapphire crystal with impressive AR coating and Swiss movement mean it’s as superb as its brother.