If you’re looking for a practical, affordable, and classy watch, you don’t have to look much further than Fossil. This company is notorious for giving us incredibly timepieces at practical prices, and that’s exactly what they accomplished with the FS5151.
With its striking blue stainless steel dial and its great overall design, we take a look at all the nooks and crannies of this watch in this Fossil FS5151 review.
No matter how great your watch looks, it would be almost useless if it wasn’t accurate. Thankfully, this watch has the famously accurate Japanese quartz movement with a chronograph function.
For decades, companies have been using Japanese Quartz in their watches because of their almost unrivaled accuracy and its great affordability.
You won’t have to worry about losing any time with this watch, and if you need to time anything, the chronograph (which can time up to one hour) is perfectly placed that you can easily read the hours minutes and seconds.
Dial & Crystal
Fossil is famous for its premium dial designs, which is why they design dials for a lot of other companies such as Armani, Marc Jacobs, and Michael Kors.
The FS5151 is yet another example of their mastery of the craft. The dial has a great deep blue background, which contrasts perfectly with the white Roman Numeral indicators, hands, and details.
On the dial are three subdials for the chronograph, which is large and very convenient to read, while not distracting from the main dial. The way this watch dial is designed makes reading time very easy, and the way the Fossil logo stand out is pure class.
A dial this beautiful needs quality protection and the mineral crystal can withstand any bumps and dings that can be encountered throughout the day.
Case & Crown
To match the blue background on the face of the watch, this product has a stainless steel blue case as well.
The diameter measures 44mm, which has slowly become the standard size for a large men’s watch, and it looks great and very tough on an average man’s wrist.
At the 3’oclock position is the stainless steel crown, which is used to adjust the time and switch between functions.
There’s a button below and above the crown to control the chronograph, and they are all large enough to be adjusted and used very easily, while not being an inconvenience when the watch is being worn.
To provide contrast to the blue motif that’s present on this timepiece is a bright stainless steel bezel. The bezel is stationary, so it serves no extra function, but provides significant protection to the watch, while also adding a lot to its aesthetic value.
The watch is water resistant up to 50 meters, which means it can handle most everyday activities such as showering, and even recreational swimming.
However, this watch might not be able to handle more active water activities such as diving and snorkeling (which isn’t a problem as this is not a diver’s watch).
Strap & Buckle
Design is without a doubt a forte of Fossil, and it’s evident with the choice of strap on this watch. The product has a genuine brown leather band that is a perfect combination with the blue color of the case and dial.
The classic buckle clasp on the band also gives off a very classy feel to the watch’s design. But if you don’t appreciate the strap but still want the watch, you can replace the strap with any 22mm strap to have a custom watch that’s uniquely yours.
If you’re looking for class, you can find a lot of it in this watch. From the material choices to the color choices, this watch is nothing but classy. It would fit in at almost any formal event, and can even be dressed down to smart casual.
For those who need an affordable, flexible, and practical watch, make sure to put the Fossil FS5151 on the top of your wishlist!