Skagen 233XLTTN Review: Sundby Quartz Titanium Casual Watch

The 233XLTTN is among the popular watches by Skagen. It targets users who want high quality and modest looking piece but doesn’t want to spend too much on it.

It’s also among the few watches that are using titanium as the main material of construction. Many people give this men’s watch a thump up. But it is really a worthy watch? This short Skagen 233XLTTN review seeks to find out.

Eye-catching vibrant blue dial

The brand is synonymous with modest looking timepieces. This one, however, has a more chic dial that gives it a classier look.

The lustrous blue dial contrasts nicely with the white chrome marker, indices, and Arabic numerals. It changes the shade when viewed from different angles for a more elegant appeal. The Skagen name, logo, “Denmark” are also clearly visible under the 12 O’clock marker.

Like other similar pieces, the calendar window is found slightly above the 6 o’clock point and comprises a whitish circle for a unique appeal.

Reading time should be easier with this piece since it boats of large silver-tone Arabic numerals. The outer numbers (1-12 hours) are much larger than the inners ones (1-24 hours).

Plain mineral crystal dial window

Skagen 233XLTTN angled

The 233XLTTN just like its stablemates (233XXLSLB /233XLTTM/233XLTMB…) comes with a mineral crystal to protect the stylish blue dial, silver/ whitish hands an indices.

It looks thinner but gets positive comments in regards to being scratch resistant, maintaining clarity, and also tolerance to chipping and stains.

It isn’t affected by glare or reflection very much and reading time should be easier. The flat nature of the glass merges well with the thin case and bezel to bring out a slimmer profile.

Some consumers, however, say a sapphire crystal would have been better since it’s tougher. But, this would come at a higher price, something Skagen seems to be cautious about.

Light durable 37mm titanium case

The delicate quartz mechanism, hour hands, and dial after protected by a titanium case and mineral crystal.

On the back, you find a stainless steel case back bearing the company name, movement, and logo. The titanium material should endure falls, bangs, scratches, moisture, sweat, repetitive use relatively well in comparison to other materials.

It measures 37 mm in diameter, and it takes up lesser space than other types. And together with the slimmer profile, it should be more practical and friendly to wear.

The case and strap don’t dig into the flesh and have a nicer and smoother appeal for extended wearing. Some users, however, say that it falls short in terms of being “manly” since most of the men watches have a diameter of 40-44mm.

Skagen 233XLTTN on wrist

Lightweight flexible stainless steel mesh band

One reason the watch is popular is because of the lightweight and flexible strap. It measures 22mm and fits nicely on the wrist of most men.

The smooth edges don’t dig into the skin whereas the stainless steel construction gives it sturdiness to handle everyday use. It also gets good scores for the good flexibility which enhances wearability.

The grey color looks okay with the grey case and blue dial while the different testers (blue case and mesh bracelet) brings out a nice difference. For enclosing the strap, it relies on fold-over deployment clasp.

My thoughts

This timepiece should prove practical for everyday wear. It’s lighter and slimmer than other watches in a similar class and this improves wearability. The simple quartz mechanism doesn’t need rewinding and chances if it not running because of nonuse are unlikely.

Anyone looking for an expensive looking buy affordable timepiece should like the Skagen 233XLTTN.

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