04 Dec Daniel Wellington Classy St Mawes Watch Review
When Daniel Wellington reached out to me for a collab, I was genuinely excited. I learned about the brand in business school and have been following the brand for a while. For anyone who’s interested, Bloomberg wrote a super interesting article about how the brand came to be.
I’ve heard a ton of great things about the brand and now that I own two styles, I wanted to share with you my thoughts on whether the brand is worth the hype or just overrated…
- The sleek packaging: the watch came in a box that looked sleek and felt solid, much like the watch itself. It’s nice to have something to store the watch in, though I would have liked a cloth case or something that would be easier to travel with.
- The unisex design: I received both the Classic Black in Cornwall as well as the Classy St. Mawes. Ok, so the Classy St. Mawes isn’t so androgynous (they feature Swarovski crystals), but the Classic Black looks just as good on me as it does on Michael…he borrowed it one day to wear to the office one day and even got a compliment from a coworker.
- The thin case: Compared to the classic Rolex I usually wear, this watch is much, much thinner and lighter. It’s definitely easy to wear all day and I love that it fits easily under the cuff of your shirt.
- The versatile day to night designs: I like the white watch face for day and all black watch face for evening events (though they work just as well during the day). The point is that the design is so minimal and sleek that it really does work for a lot of different settings and occasions (work, formal party, weekend, etc.).
- The Nato strap: I find the fabric strap super comfortable. Sometimes I find metal straps too loose or too tight (when your arm swells). The leather strap on the Classy St. Mawes definitely wasn’t as comfortable and I’m still breaking it in. You can can of see from the picture below that it’s kind of stiff and therefore, the watch doesn’t sit as flush against your wrist.
I’m definitely a huge fan of the brand and their watches. I’m already planning on buying a new strap or two. Overall, I think it’s a great value and a great gift idea for any guy or gal. The only thing I’d change is the stiffness of the straps, but it’s not a deal breaker for me given all the other positive features.