Don’t let Skagen’s 1987 company formation date fool you. While many of its competitors boast of much earlier establishment dates, Skagen’s design style has evolved very quickly in close to three decades. Founded by Henrik and Charlotte Jorst, Skagen is an American company that seeks to marry European mechanical watch excellence and New World innovation. It also seeks to produce a more ‘accessible’ watch. Think of Skagen as straddling the fine line between Japanese and Asian watch manufacturers’ focus on mass production and Old World European focus on craftsmanship. Skagen definitely knows the pulse of many watch buyers the world over-they are looking for innovative timepieces that look and work great but aren’t really too crazy about paying an arm and a leg for quality watches. So far so good for Skagen. It has managed to provide innovation and great value. Take the case of the Skagen Mens 233XLTMB. It has style and presence but won’t leave you penniless.
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233XLTMB First Look & What I think
If you want a watch that works well in semi-formal and casual settings and has a ‘cool’ exterior, you can’t do better than the 233XLTMB. This unit is simply elegant, sleek, and impressive without coming off as pretentious or engaging in overkill. It doesn’t make any false claims of an active outdoor lifestyle. Instead, its sleek titanium construction stands out confidently. If you want a watch that looks great, expresses a confident personality, and doesn’t have an overwhelming urge to ‘hog’ the spotlight, this watch is definitely worth considering.
Titanium Watch Style: Casual
Versatility. This is the hallmark of a casual watch. Great casual watches look great on you if you’re wearing a wide range of outfits. Whether you’re wearing a sweater with a hoodie or you’re wearing a semi-formal or business attire, great casual watches don’t scream out ‘look at me.’ Instead, such ‘team player’ time pieces help accentuate what you’re wearing while emanating a sleek, ‘with it’ look. On all these counts, the Skagen Men’s 233XLTMB Titanium Watch acquits itself quite well. It is definitely not the king of the casual watch hill but it definitely is a good contender.
Movement Type: Quartz
The quartz movement type of the Skagen Men’s 233XLTMB Titanium Watch goes well with its casual design and orientation. While there are some casual watches with automatic or manually wound settings, such a movement type choice for a casual watch is, well, overkill. Part of the reason you would want to wear a casual watch is that you don’t have to wind it up. After all, you’re wearing your watch in casual settings which can vary widely and can be quite fast-paced.
233XLTMB Special Features: This unit has a second hand and is shock resistant.
This unit’s shock resistant feature is definitely very welcome, given that people will use it for casual activities and settings. Considering the fast-moving and versatile settings you might find yourself wearing a Skagen Men’s 233XLTMB Titanium Watch in, you need to protect your watch from possible shocks, drops, or other sharp movements. The 233XLTMB’s shock resistant feature definitely fits its use.
If you are looking for a sleek, cool, titanium watch that is understated yet exudes a low-level elegance, you should definitely consider the 233XLTMB. This watch is for people who want to look good without looking like they are desperate for attention. Practical, versatile, and oh-so-cool, the 233XLTMB makes for a great addition to the wardrobe of any man who appreciates great watches.