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Fossil CH2565 Review – Quartz Leather Chronograph Watch

Whenever I go out and shop for a watch, or even when just browsing the internet looking at different watches I always look for a watch that stands out.

And to say that the Fossil CH2565 stands out would be an understatement.

Without a doubt, this watch, along with others in Fossil’s Coachman line has an incredibly unique and quirky design.

In this Fossil CH2565 review we look at everything from the watch’s eccentric yet cohesive design, to the minuscule details that make this watch something to look out for.

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Fossil Men's Coachman Quartz Stainless Steel and Leather...
  • Fossil has always been inspired by American creativity and ingenuity. Since 1984, we’ve strived to bring new life into the...
  • Built to outlast (fleeting) trends, Coachman's ageless style and effortless wearability is a superlative investment fit for any...
  • Case size: 45mm; Band size: 22mm; quartz movement with chronograph analog display and date window; hardened mineral crystal lens...

Watch Movement

While a lot of the elements in this watch are loud and unusual, Fossil kept things simple in terms of the watch movement by using the ever-reliable Quartz movement.

While it may not be the lauded Swiss Quartz movement or the incredible Japanese Quartz, Fossil’s Quartz movement has earned a lot of respect for its accuracy throughout the years.

Case & Crown

Fossil CH2565 angled

The watch features a beautiful 44mm stainless steel case. The case is about the size of a large men’s watch, which has been a common trend in recent years.

On the wrist, this watch looks simply stunning. The size of the case allows the intricate design of the watch to truly stand out.

The case is roughly 13mm wide, which makes the watch slightly heavy, but not heavy enough to cause any discomfort, to be honest, the watch’s weight is one of my favorite qualities of the watch.

At the 3 o’clock position rest a fairly large crown, which compliments the case perfectly and is easy to use, so time adjustments and using the tachymeter area breeze on this watch.

On the outer ring of the watch is a stationary bezel made of stainless steel, with numerical minute indicators.


The strap that comes with this watch is nothing short of the perfect match.

Fossil has been known for years for using high-quality leather in their straps, and they definitely delivered with this chronograph.

Measuring roughly 34mm, this leather strap makes me enjoy wearing this watch, and the leather patch at the back of the case does nothing but make the watch even more comfortable to wear.

Dial & Crystal

Fossil CH2565 on wrist

It’s no lie that Fossil really paid attention to detail when designing this watch, and there’s no manifestation of that detail more honest than the watch’s dial.

The main background for the dial is plain white canvass, but the outermost ring features a sort of “wooden” design which is also shared by the subdials, giving the watch a great contrast of colors.

The subdials are placed in such a way that it’s easy to read but don’t make reading time on the main dial any harder as well as not taking away attention for the Fossil logo printed below the 12 o’clock mark.

The skeleton hands are perfect when reading the time, as the white color of the hands makes the black hour markers truly pop out of the watch.

Another great detail put on the dial was the easy to read date indicator in between the 4 and 5 o’clock positions.

To protect this wonderfully designed dial is a mineral crystal, which can only be scratched by a diamond, which surely protects the watch from unattractive scratches.

Additional Features

While this watch uses a quartz movement, that doesn’t mean that it lacks complications.

For starters, the watch is listed to be water resistant up to 100 meters, however, this is not a divers watch so it should not be used for long stretches of time underwater, besides, getting a leather strap soaked in water is not advisable.

Aside from that, the watch also has a tachymeter with three beautifully designed sub-dials on the watch’s face. The subdials have a 24-hour function, along with a date display.

In Conclusion

This watch may seem quirky and unorthodox at first, but the incredible details and attention paid to the design make this watch a true eye-catcher. The colors that were chosen in the design make it a perfect dress watch for today’s man.

If you’re looking for a watch that’s unique and will add a lot of style to your outfits, while also being a practical timekeeper, the Fossil CH2565 has to be put up for consideration.