A good value? You decide. This not so bad looking Croton watch is going for less than $40 as of when I am writing this article. Regular price is just $51.75. Compared to most watches I discuss, the price for this watch is more or less couch change. A good deal for a good watch isn’t always hard to find. So let’s see if this piece is worth a dinner for two at Applebee’s.
What I like about the (basically has no name) Croton J178898 Men’s Quartz Stainless Steel Mesh Bracelet Watch is the diver watch style and mesh metal bracelet. Dial is pretty easy to read, and I like the two-tone black and yellow bezel. Might even be a rotating bezel! The case is 44mm wide in steel, and has a black IP (ion plating) bezel. The dial has quirks like military time on it, while most of the hour markers on the bezel. Crystal over the dial is mineral glass. Looks like there is even a bit of lume in the hands.
The case is water resistant to 50 meters (so don’t really dive with it), but looks pretty nice in a polished finish. Movement is a Japanese Miyota quartz, which is fine for the price. The mesh metal bracelet (aka Milanese) isn’t gonna be the best out there, but is likely to be at least as good as those you can find on Skagen watches. The bracelet is more of less adjustable at any position for a good fit.
Of course, you’ll notice that this watch is a ShopNBC special. That means it lives among other pieces that might not be worth getting – but I tell you, ShopNBC surprises me quite regularly with solid good deals and decent pieces for men’s watches. Women’s pieces too actually. Just be patient when sifting through the crown. You can check out this black & yellow Croton watch with the mesh bracelet at ShopNBC here.