14/07/16Slow watches were created to shift the way people read time. So rather than focusing on the second or the minute the company have produced an instrument that measures the moment.
I was sent the Slow O by Slow Watches to review and, after a week of wearing it, I feel that I have actually changed!
Slow does not describe a speed. It’s a mindset that most of us somehow lost. As a result of our busy lifestyles, we often forget that we actually have a choice of how to live. The Slow watch is a subtle reminder that time is the most precious thing we have so we should enjoy everything we do and stop chasing every minute. The watches are made and designed in Switzerland, reflecting the mindset of the nation where slow and methodical gain results.
The 42.5mm wide case is large enough that after some time (excuse the pun) I could accurately read the time to plus or minus 1 or 2 minutes. Each bracket shows a 15 minute window which you can relatively easily interpolate the time from. With 0 at the bottom of the dial and 12 at the top, you have a pretty good indication of where you are in the day.
The case is built through 'top loading' which allows a perfectly smooth back. Held down with 8 screws, it is waterproof to 100m.
It looks symmetrical, unusual and modern yet classic. Several people have seen it on my wrist and come over to enquire about it, showing that it sparks interest and discussion. On day 2 of owning it, someone came over as my Wife and I were having lunch. Minutes later, the person was ordering their own watch on their phone. It is an amazing piece of design.
Available from www.slow-watches.com