It has a rather equestrian vibe with its horseshoe shaped lugs which remind me of the Ralph Lauren Stirrup collection
Fossil will be a familiar brand name to many who have succumbed to its American vintage aesthetic and its laidback California cool attitude. As well as its watch collection, it also offers jewellery, handbags and other fashion accessories in its unique style. Oh and don’t forget its quirky collectible trademark tins!
At first glance
The Georgia Mini Three Hand Leather watch is an eye-catchingly simple, and yes, three-handed watch, with a slim white leather strap. It has a rather equestrian vibe with its horseshoe shaped lugs which remind me of the Ralph Lauren Stirrup collection and a stud rivet which secures the leather strap. Even the buckle fastening is akin to the many straps on a horses bridle.
Up close and personal
The Georgia features a quartz movement, not that you’d be expecting any more for a mere £65 price tag. The stainless steel case is 26mm in diameter and 8mm thick, a beautifully delicate timepiece. A nice touch on the underside of the watch is the Fossil logo embossed into the leather and also on the buckle. The dial features stainless steel raised hour markers with numerals for 12 and 6 o’clock only. Although barely noticeable from afar, the dial is also decorated with a circular motif. This cleanliness of design really allows the wide hands to pop out at you and makes reading the time a breeze. The simplicity of this model and its obvious equine inspiration really appeals to me as a lover of both clean minimalism and horses. Additional features include a water resistance of 50 metres and a Fossil 2 year limited warranty.
On the wrist
The leather itself has a textured look and is soft and malleable making this a comfortable watch to wear, it is also shaped to sit behind the case so no sensation of cold stainless steel against the wrist. The narrow width of the strap provides a delicate feminine feel to this watch which would easily see you from day to night, although more suited to the summer months because of its colour. If you hate the worn in white look, but love the design then check out the different colour ways – sand, tan, and black and for the colour obsessives blue, green and pink.
- Equestrian inspired design
- Ease of reading the time
- White leather – beautiful but looks dirty quickly
Available from: Fossil
|Colour:||Silver / White|
|Functions:||Hours, minutes, seconds|
|Case material:||Stainless steel|
|Strap type:||Leather strap|
|Water resistance:||50 metres|
|Manufacturer warranty:||2 years limited|