The 233XLTTM is a trendy watch that targets men who want a professions-looking and reliable piece. It does share similarities with other models of the same series in regards to appearance, mechanism, style, and target market. And in this Skagen 233XLTTM review, we’ll try to pick out its key features.
Sturdy Titanium Case
People who’ve owned this timepiece say that the case feels tough enough to put up with everyday use, accidental drops, banging, impost, and more. We attribute this to the titanium construction which gives it strength. It comes in a grey color, which gives it a plain professional look.
It has a diameter of 37mm, and shouldn’t look too bulky on the wrist. This effect is enhanced by the slim profile which improves its weight.
It has a smooth finish which contrasts the mess like strap while merging nicely with the titanium bezel. Titanium, as a material, doesn’t chip, crack, corrode, rust, or lose its color easily.
You should, therefore, expect this piece to maintain its elegance for a long period.
Plain Grey Dial Face With Silver-tone Hands
To keep things simple, the brand uses a plain round dial. Like the case, it’s also grey in color and has a matte finish.
You find silver-tones which are clearly visible against the background. Also visible is the brand name, logo and the Denmark name just below the 12 o’clock marker and they all feature a silver-tone finish.
Good viewing should be more assured by the large 12-hour Arabic numerals on the outer edge and smaller 24-hour Arabic numerals inside the outer diameter. And just like the hands, and hour markers, they also have a silver tone.
The date/ calendar window is oddly placed at the 6 o’clock point and is found in a small round circle with a whitish background.
Textured Stainless Steel Mesh Bracelet
The bracelet has a textured appeal courtesy of the mesh design. It feels lightweight and has decent flexibility for easy wear and removal.
We love how nicely it merges with the case and at the same time creates a contrast. Same color with a rounded edge and then a smooth finish against a rough looking mesh.
It should be able to handle the watch’s weight as well as everyday use considering it’s made of steel. And since it is stainless steel, the probability of the 22mm bracelet rusting, corroding, or the grey color fading should be low.
The only concern may be the likelihood of dust, dirt, oil, and debris getting trapped in the mesh which may make cleaning little challenge.
Battery Powered Quartz Movement
The watch relies on quartz movement which is powered by a built-in battery.
This should save you the trouble of regularly winding the watch or worrying about it stopping because it hasn’t been worn for some time. The movement also takes up minimal space owing to the fewer parts and this makes it lighter.
It has a sweeping motion and you won’t hear any noise coming from the piece. The battery should last for a relatively long period before needing replacement.
And with a water resistance of 99 feet/30 meters/ 3 bar, it should be safe to take a shower, bath or walk in the rain with it. I would, however, be careful to not go diving or scuba diving with it.
The timepiece gets a nod for simplicity (minimal colors), easy wearing/removal (lightweight, flexible band), durability (titanium and stainless steel), good quality and durable.
The only downside may be the closeness of the silver tone and gray colors and the somewhat plain appearance. All-in-all, this is a watch that’s worth investing in.