In recent years, larger watches on men have become more and more of a trend. Almost everywhere you look, there are men wearing watches larger than what we used to see.
But not a lot of these timepieces catch your eye the way this Fossil watch does. With its large case and intricate dial, it’s truly one of their highlight watches. We take a close look at this watch in this Fossil FS5241 review.
This watch uses a Japanese Quartz movement, which is perfect for those who love accuracy. Japanese Quartz is famous worldwide for being incredibly accurate, its ability to not lose time, and it’s affordability.
Unlike their mechanical counterpart, this movement doesn’t need to wound constantly to keep time, in fact, you’ll only lose a couple of seconds in a day and only have to worry about replacing the battery after a long while. This is a low-maintenance, highly accurate watch movement.
Around the case is a black stainless steel bezel. This is a stationary bezel, so it serves no extra function, which is no problem since this isn’t an aviator’s or a diver’s watch. However, despite this being just a stationary bezel, it really brings the design of the product together.
Case & Crown
This product has a bulky, 44mm stainless steel case which is larger than a lot of men’s watches on the market but gives the wearer a confident and strong look when worn.
It comes in a very sleek black colorway, which can work with almost any color combination imaginable.
At the 3 o’clock position is the crown, which can easily be used to switch between functions, along with two buttons placed next to it, which controls the chronograph (but we’ll get to that later).
Dial & Crystal
If there’s one thing that I would consider this watch’s highlight, it would have to be the design of the dial. It uses a simple black background, with a combination of buff, tan, and orange details for the Roman Numeral hour markers, hands, and other details on the dial.
There are also three perfectly placed subdials for the chronograph function that are large enough to read, but they don’t get in the way of anything.
This dial has a bunch of small details that aid in bringing the entire design together and add that to the fact that there’s a mineral crystal to protect the watch from scratches and bumps, and you have an almost perfect timepiece.
Strap & Buckle
This watch comes with a beautiful 22mm brown leather strap that’s the perfect compliment to the black case and dial.
On the wrist, it feels great and incredibly comfortable even if worn throughout the whole day, and you won’t have to worry about it slipping off because of its classic tang buckle; and for those who aren’t a fan of the strap, you can replace it with any 22mm strap and make the watch uniquely yours!
This watch has standard 50-meter water resistance. Which means it can withstand basic daily activities like showers, rain, and even a light swim. However, it may not be able to perform well when exposed to high water pressure such as intense water sports and diving.
This watch comes with the ever useful and widely loved chronograph function. With this watch, you can time things up to an hour and easily read the seconds and minutes that passed.
But since this isn’t a utility watch it doesn’t come with any more complications, but you won’t really ask nor need anything more from a watch like this.
For those looking for a large, versatile watch to add a bit more masculinity and toughness to your look, this one should be on the top of your list. It has a large 44mm frame, along with an incredibly designed dial that’s both practical and stunning.
This watch would be great for smart casual events, and if styled right can even be used for formal events.
While the choice for your next watch is always yours, rest assured that you won’t have any regrets copping this beautiful timepiece!