Welcome to our LongBo Luxury Quartz Watch review, and LongBo is yet another affordable watch manufacturer based in Shen Zhen China. They seem to offer quite a huge line of both male and female luxury watches, but strangely, they don’t even have their own official website; Their watches are only sold on various online shopping websites.
Of course, a cheap watch does not mean it is a good watch. So let us take a closer look at one of their luxury watches – Read on to find out how it fares.
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Movement Type: Quartz
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Cheap plastic bag, shady guarantee.
Not too busy with a classic touch.
Serves to tell time only, fake sub-dials.
Pretty solid build, water resistant.
Pretty smooth and accurate.
Fuss-free stainless steel straps.
Affordable functioning watch.
Decent affordable working watch.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
UNBOXING & FIRST IMPRESSIONS
The Longbo luxury watch does not come with the box, which is not very “luxury”. Instead, it is packaged with a Transparent Plastic Cover similar to all other cheap watches… But at least it is properly sealed.
The transparent plastic cover contains:
- The watch itself.
- A small card with a 1-year international guarantee.
Even though there is a guarantee card, it does not show any of their servicing centers, no proper contact information, no dealer stamp, and not even the date of purchase… Very shady indeed. So if anything happens to that watch, you will have to send it back to the online seller instead and hopefully, they honor a return or replacement.
The packaging is also missing an instruction manual – A simple piece of paper to explain how to set the time and change the battery would have been nice. A cleaning cloth would have been a nice addition too.
As expected from a cheap watch, the packaging is an instant fail. But how does the Longbo watch itself fare? Personally, it does look pretty decent for a first impression – Let’s find out more about its functions and build quality in this section.
The watch itself might look a bit messy but not over the top, with multiple features on the watch face itself.
- There is no bezel on the watch.
- The overall color of the watch itself is mainly white/silver which is pretty common among luxury watches.
- The watch face is a square shape with white markings and watch hands.
- Wordings are kept to a minimal, with only the branding and model number below.
- The number markings are shown at the sides of the watch dial, which can be quite disorientating as you will have to tilt the watch a bit to look at the markings.
- It contains a few sub-dials, but are actually fake and don’t work.
This watch is supposed to have 3 functions:
- The crown can be pulled out and turns to adjust the time.
- The “buttons” above and below the crown are supposed to adjust the day and date of the watch… But they are fixed and don’t work at all.
- Yep, this means that all the sub-dials on the watch face are fake, and just for show. Not cool.
The watch case is a Stainless Steel build, has a water resistance of up to 30m and is very resistant to scratches. It is plenty safe enough for you to use outdoors, and even survive heavy rains. Although diving or swimming with it is definitely out of the equation.
The back of the watch case is also made of stainless steel with a few wordings. Seems to be pretty snug, and in no danger of a nasty falling apart surprise. Lastly, this watch does feel a bit on the heavy side, but not too bad. Still, it can be pretty uncomfortable to wear for long periods of time.
Not too sure what is inside the LongBo, but based on the price point, it should be a Chinese standard Tong Ji. Not the best, but even after wearing it for a few weeks, the movement still follows up precisely, which is neat. Similar to quartz watches, it is battery-powered and you will have to replace the battery once every few years.
People who have metal allergy will have to take extra care as the watch straps are made of stainless steel. Apart from that, this strap is fuss-free with a push-button fold-over clasp – Which opens by pressing both buttons together.
The length of the watch bracelet seems to be pretty comfortable out-of-the-box. But if it is too tight or too loose while wearing it, you might want to bring it to a watch shop for some adjustments (the pins of the bracelet are difficult to remove).
Now that we are done with the review, here are the technical specifications… For you guys who want some accurate measurements and stuff.
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Warranty duration: 1 year
Water Resistance Depth: 30m
Dial Window Material Type: Hardlex
Movement: Quartz/Battery powered
Dial Diameter: 40mm
Clasp Type: Bracelet Clasp
Case Shape: Square
Band Length: 24.5cm
Band Width: 20mm
Case Thickness: 12mm
Band Material: Stainless Steel
Model Number: 80008
At the price of $12, I think this makes an okay watch. Other than the fake sub-dials and buttons, this works just like any other ordinary watch. Would I recommend it though? Maybe. If you like the design enough and don’t mind the fake stuff. Otherwise, it is best to save up, look elsewhere for other budget watches with better functionality and design.
- Decent design.
- Water resistant.
- Very affordable.
- It works.
- Poor packaging.
- Shady guarantee.
- Fake button and sub-dials.
- No good for people with metal allergy.
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