Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Monthly Watch Club (Review/Giveaway)



When it comes to men's fashion I will be the first to tell you that I'm not great at it. I feel most comfortable in a t-shirt and jeans. And that's how I tend to dress most of the time. Now that my current profession in the Army is coming to an end though, it's time to step up my game a little and prepare for a respectable civilian career.

One thing I've been learning from research is that when considering a professional wardrobe, it's a general rule of thumb for men is that you can wear two accessories: a ring and a watch.

Anything more than that can look sloppy and juvenile, or overdressed, especially if you don't know what you're doing.

I wear my wedding ring all the time, so the only thing that leaves open for me is a watch; of which I own approximately zero.

Watches are hard for me to choose.

I have exceptionally small wrists and I admittedly tend to prefer smart watches over conventional analog or digital designs. And when it comes to fashionable, analog wins, right?

Lets face it. I need some help.

I could go to a store and have the sales people try to push me their most expensive product, sure. But that's not who I am. It's not so much about the money spent for me, but about the quality of the product and its aesthetics. I would happily wear a $5 watch as long as I didn't have to buy a new one in a few days and I found it visually appealing.

Monthly Watch Club is a company based out of Canada that helps to take the guess work out of watch shopping. They provide a unique, custom made watch every month that is yours to keep. They work with watch makers from around the world to provide quality products for $25.00 USD ($33.00 CAD) a month.

When the opportunity to review them came up I was happy to be the one to give it a try, especially after I saw what they did for my fellow RCH writer, Jessica, with their Watch Club for Women.

This could be exactly the help I've been looking for.



The watch I recieved was their men's watch for the month of September 2017. It features a 41mm gold colored front enclosure, stainless steel back, glass face, and a 23cm brown leather band. The watch weighs only 50 grams, uses the PC32 Quartz movement, and is even water resistant.

The watch is very elegant in appearance. I will say, though that it feels a little feminine with the smaller 41mm face even on my small wrists. But maybe that's just me (remember, I'm used to big smart watches, if I wear any at all).


Another thing to note is that this watch is kind of loud. Maybe I'm just not used to hearing the ticking on my wrist but it feels a little distracting in times of quiet.

But with two kids, who really gets that any more? Ha!

On first impression, the watch didn't feel to be of a terribly high quality, due to how lightweight it is. That's again possibly because I am used to smart watches which are generally MUCH heavier than 50 grams. Close to triple that for some of the ones I've owned.

But lets face it, I'm not really a watch guy. And at only $25.00 for an attractive watch, I really can't complain much about it.

And a subscriber to the Monthly Watch Club would get a new watch every month, so you could build a wardrobe of watches to choose from on any given day - they don't need to be tough enough to withstand daily use over a long period of time.

It definitely feels more like an adult watch than I'm used to.

With all that being said, I would certainly continue a subscription with them. I've looked over some of their past watches (which can be purchased from their website in addition to the subscription) and am quite intrigued by their selection.

While I don't feel that this particular watch is really my style there are plenty of other past watches that I feel look great and would be a daily accessory for me, so I know a good percentage of the watches received on a subscription would quickly find a place in my (new, adult, professional) wardrobe.  And I'm confident you'd find the same!



Monthly Watch Club has generously agreed to do a giveaway for our readers! They are providing a watch to 3 winners anywhere in the world! Read on to see how you can enter to win!

You can check out Monthly Watch Club and everything they have to offer at the links below.
Until next time...

http://www.monthlywatchclub.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/MonthlyWatchCA/
https://twitter.com/@MonthlyWatchCA
https://www.pinterest.com/MonthlyWatchCA/
https://www.instagram.com/MonthlyWatchCA/



Three Winners in World Wide will win a watch from Monthly Watch Club in their choice of Men's or Women's, valued at $39.99 CAD (approx. $25.00 USD). 

This Giveaway ends at just before midnight ET March 7, 2018

To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment in this entry as instructed by the Giveaway Tools Entry Form below. This will open up additional optional entries to increase your odds of winning. (If you don't leave a comment, any additional entries will be void.)

The winner will be notified by email 24 to 48 hours after the end of the giveaway by email. In order to claim the giveaway prize, the winner will need to respond within 24 hours of notification, or an alternate winner will be selected.

14 comments:

  1. I learned that all watches have a 100 Day Warranty.

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  2. They have a pretty wide variety of styles on their site. I love this idea.

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  3. I'd like to own the May 2017 Male Watch.
    Thanks for the chance.

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  4. I would love to own this wooden watch: December 2017 Watch - Female
    $89.99

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  5. My sons and hubby don't wear watches however, I do everyday as an accessory, not so much as a timepiece anymore. #PRP

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  6. I found by looking on their site there is no need of entering as there are NO WATCHES for the up to 39.99 you say we would win! The ladies watches start at 89.99

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    1. Our for the confusion, Barb! The 39.99 CAD value is the value of a one month subscription. The winners will receive the current monthly watch in their choice of men's or women's. I hope that cleared things up!

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  7. I like the wood watch for men the most.

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  8. The women's watches are very pretty and I do like watches, but I am very rough on them. So I generally wear an inexpensive Timex and I literally wash it at times when I wash my hands. Being a nurse I can be rather freakish about the importance of hand washing! That said, I would love to win one to wear on maybe date night?

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  9. Thank you for sharing on Party in Your PJ's!

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  10. Very snazzy watch! Looks timeless and will go with anything you wear.

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  11. They have a pretty wide variety of styles on their site. I love this idea

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