Skagen is a Danish watch brand famous all around the world for designs that are modern, minimalist, and inspired by the lifestyle and landscapes in Skagen, Denmark.
Watches by Skagen are always praised for the ingenuity and flexibility, and that is more evident than ever in one of their titanium mesh watches.
We take a detailed look at this watch in this Skagen 809XLTBN review.
This timepiece is powered by a Japanese Quartz movement, which is celebrated worldwide for its accuracy and practicality.
These movements remain incredibly accurate while also being affordable, inexpensive, and user-friendly.
With quartz watches, the only time you will have to visit your local watchmaker will be to get the batteries changed (new batteries can last up to four years), as compared to their mechanical counterparts that need to be rewound every now and then.
Dial & Crystal
The dial on this watch is a perfect example of a step in the right direction for watch design.
It’s sleek, modern, flexible, and functional.
The first thing you’ll notice is the royal blue background, which serves as the perfect color to contrast the silver-colored stick hour markers, which match the seconds markers along the outer ring of the watch.
The stick hands on the dial give it a very spacious feeling, which makes reading time on this watch a breeze.
There are also three subdials on the watch that displays the date, day, and 24-hour time, with silver and red details, which make them stand out while not distracting from the main dial.
The watch also has a mineral crystal, which is common with watches in this price range as they are inexpensive and also very strong.
Case & Crown
The round case on this watch measures 40mm in diameter, 9mm in width, and is made out of titanium.
That means that this watch is the perfect size for a modern men’s watch, as it’s large enough to seem very masculine, while also being thin enough to perfectly fit under the cuff.
The fact that the case is made of titanium makes this watch very strong and durable.
The watch comes in black, that makes the royal blue dial stand out even more.
At the 3 o’clock position is a modern, black crown that is the perfect size for easy adjustment.
The bezel on this watch is stationary, meaning it serves no extra purpose.
However, the bezel is made of titanium like the case (which makes the watch even more durable), while also matching the black colorway of the watch perfectly.
Strap & Buckle
The strap on this watch is a very modern titanium mesh.
The texture on the bracelet gives this watch a very unique and masculine look, and the lug width of 25mm matches the size of the case incredibly well.
The material feels comfortable on the wrist, while the deployment clasp makes sure the watch stays on the wrist for as long as you want to wear it.
This watch comes with a standard 30m (100ft) of water resistance.
This is common with watches in this price range and basically means that the watch is totally splash-proof, so there’s no problem with wearing the watch in the shower, when washing your hands, or when walking in the rain.
However, more intense water activities such as diving, snorkeling, swimming, or even a long bath may do damage to the watch.
Skagen has found the perfect balance between a casual watch and a dress watch with this release.
The modern design allows you to pair it with your everyday clothes, but the timepiece also has an air of prestige that will allow you to wear it with your best suit.
For those looking for a functional and versatile watch, make sure to put this Skagen masterpiece on your wishlist!