Festina Quartz - Ref. F16573/1 - Watch Review

July 19, 2016
Elise Tigner

The F16473/1 by Festina is not currently available for retail sale, so you would have to find one used. The Quartz ref. F16486/2 by Festina, however, is a very close relative that achieves the same look and feel as the watch in our photo and comes in at a very reasonable $100.

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[amazon_link asins='B004DJCZ34' template='ProductAd' store='wkow-20' marketplace='US' link_id='1205d866-dd94-11e6-9612-775e2ac9c97b']The Festina Quartz Men's watch is a 45mm quartz movement watch with a magnified date display at the 3 o'Clock mark and an independent second hand at the 6 o'clock mark. It is water resistant to 5 bars, or about 50 meters. The crystal that faces the watch is a mineral crystal composite, an affordable crystal to put on a watch. The structured dial is illuminated fluorescent green in the dark, and the strap is leather in an alligator pattern.

As watches go, this is a wonderful piece to own. It gives the look and feel of a luxury watch without the high price tag. If you're throwing on some khakis and a polo and heading out and need a simple, functional, and stylish watch, you won't go wrong with a Festina Quartz. It makes for a great every day wear and because of its inexpensive price tag, you won't be too bothered by any scratches or scuffs that may occur. You may find that the crystal scratches, and you will be replacing a battery every so often, but if either of these ever gets unbearable, you can always swap it out for a new one as they're very affordable watches.

All in all we think the watch is stylish and it makes for a great header picture. If you're looking for an inexpensive daily wear that will last for quite a little while, we recommend the Festina Quartz.

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