Michael Kors Gage Chronograph
Ok let’s talk about the elephant in the room… yes this is a fashion watch and some of you maybe already thinking about leaving but stick with me as I tell you why I bought this watch and why I think the Michael Kors Gage Chronograph it is a great watch.
Eight years ago I hit 20 years working for my company and was lucky enough to receive vouchers & at this point I had never really spent a lot of money on a watch so to celebrate I decided to spend the vouchers on a watch.
I looked at some Seiko’s and was very close to buying one particular model but when I tried it on it just didn’t look or feel right on my wrist.
Feeling a little disappointed I walked past a window of a jewellers and there it was the Michael Kors Gage Chronograph and I just loved the look of it and the rest is history.
Let us look at what drew me to this watch….
Face & Case
At 45mm this is a big boy and with my wrists at only 6” the one reservation I had was it would be too big but with a lug to lug of 53mm I can get away with it and yes some might say it is too big.
What really drew me to this watch was the unique look of the dial I do love a chronograph as I have mentioned before and this one just blew me away with black dial and three sub dials displaying at 60 seconds, 30 & 60 minutes.
Luminous hands and index hour markers along with Arabic numeral minute makers (at 5-minute intervals) and minute markers round the outer rim really do make this watch stand out from the crowd.
The date window is set between the 4 and 5 o’clock however, with so much going on the dial I cannot help but think that did not really need a date window at all.
Mineral glass & A fixed stainless steel bezel with a matt finish, the case height is 13mm but fits nicely on the wrist and a shirt cuff can easily slide over it if needs be.
A lovely leather strap with a lug to lug of 22mm which means you have many options if a leather strap is not your thing and is nicely finished off with a buckle clasp & powered by a very reliable Japanese quartz movement.
An impressive 100m water resistance not too bad for a “fashion” watch.
I know what you are thinking this blog was set up primarily for watches for smaller wrists and possibly the purists who do not like a “fashion” watch but sometimes you have to break the rules and this watch made me break my rules.
I absolutely love the look of this watch and quite honestly, this is the watch I get most compliments from, yes it is big but it does fit well on the wrist and can be worn for most events from dressing down in a T-Shirt and jeans to more dressy events this watch will not be out of place.
I truly believe if you love a watch and it is within your means to purchase then do it whether it is a well-known brand or something not so popular then go for it.
What do you think of the Michael Kors Gage Chronograph? Leave your comments below
See you for the next one when we start the Tissot Trilogy….