Top Customer Reviews
Mismatched Buckle Reimbursed
BySolumaduron May 13, 2016
I looked for a long time for a dress watch with a white face, brown leather strap, date, and a gold case. Many nice examples exist with all or most of these features, but cost more than I wanted to pay. Daniel Wellington looks nice but is way overpriced for what they are. ARVO is the same. I still want an Orient Bambino, but will need to save up. For now, this BUREI meets my wants and exceeds expectations.
My only two complaints are:
1. The watch case is a little too big for a dress watch even under modern (bigger) watch trends. I think 40mm is perfect. Not a deal-killer for me though as this is only a tad larger than Id like.
2. The watch buckle doesnt match the case. Whereas the case is rose gold, the buckle is silver. Thats a no-no in watches and fashion--generally metals should match. I contacted BUREI about this and they explained they do not currently carry any rose gold buckles. They apologized and quickly refunded me $5 so I could buy one (which I found on eBay). BUREIs customer service was very impressive.
I posted a number of pictures, including one that shows how the buckle and case metal look odd together, another is my yellow gold ring beside the rose gold watch to demonstrate the contrast, and another is this watch beside other very inexpensive dress watches because I think this BUREI is the best of the bunch.
Conclusion: Great, inexpensive watch that is higher quality than most watches in this range. Looks great, feels great. If you have narrow wrists, it will probably be too big and look silly. For reference, my wrist in the photos is about 7" around. Also, if you want to give this as a gift, the packaging is also very impressive.
Hope thats helpful.
ByBob G.on April 21, 2016
I have been wearing this watch since I received it several days ago. I have only just recently gotten the “watch bug” and have purchased several recently. I have been impressed with some and not so much with others. I have been buying several different styles all of which are of the inexpensive variety. I would have to say that when I opened this box and put this watch on, I was extremely impressed. Why? Well, first of all it looks great…it has a clean, stylish and easily readable face. I have gotten a little tired lately of watches with several smaller dials on the face and buttons on the sides. This face is very elegant and classic. The face is actually larger than I thought it would be, but I got used to it very quickly, liked it and would not now go back to a smaller dial. It feels very comfortable and light on my wrist…almost unnoticeable. I am impressed with the craftsmanship and how solid it feels. It really does feels like it should cost 3 or 4 times more than it actually does. The band was a little stiff in the beginning as other reviewers have noted, but by the 2nd day it was fine and fit perfectly. Some other reviewers have encountered some problems setting the watch, but it really couldn’t be simpler. Pull the stem out to the first “click” and rotate it one way to change the day and the other to change the date…simple. Pulling the stem out all the way will allow you to set the time. The packaging is also first rate. Although the box and packing in which the watch arrives is not something you will carry around with you, it is impressive to see the care that this company gives to the “presentation” of their product. Some of the other watches I have recently purchased have simply come in a plastic bag inside the cardboard Amazon shipping box. Kudos to Burei for this. All in all, this a great product and I highly recommend it.
Exceeded my expectations
ByWilliam Chuon February 22, 2016
I received my watch in the mail today. It looks absolutely amazing. For the price, I was expecting something to be wrong with the watch out of the box, but so far it looks and feels great. I own a $200 watch and wanted a watch that looked great but wouldnt break the bank if I lost or break and this has definitely exceeded my expectations. It looks exactly like my Citizen watch. In fact, I keep forgetting how little this watch cost and have been handling the watch with extreme care because it looks like a $200+ watch. I havent had long enough to know how accurately it keeps time, but I can say that I am completely satisfied with my purchase so far and would most likely buy another BUREI watch in the future.
This is a beautifully crafted watch to put it simply
ByCCon February 19, 2016
This is a beautifully crafted watch to put it simply. For its price, so far it is the best Ive seen yet. This is an excellent watch to give as a gift because of how well it is packaged, it even includes a warranty card in it. It does tell the day in both English and Spanish, so thats something you may need to look out for, but it is relatively easy to figure out how to set the time and day. I highly recommend this watch to anyone who is looking for a handsome time piece that can be used casually or professionally, but dont want to spend a small fortune on it.
Beautiful watch, Great Customer Service
ByJ.A. Adamson October 2, 2016
I first got this watch because I wanted to add a Rose Gold time piece to my collection. I liked what I saw and the review looked amazing so I went for it. The product is great, sleek, attractive, yet subtle. I also truly appreciate the customer service, from the time I made my purchase to the moment it was received, there was a corresponding email to keep me updated. I will admit the watch was bought as a base for an idea, I bought it with the intention of using the case on a dark blue leather band, with a matching Rose Gold butterfly clasp. I was able to pull of the look I wanted but I was really impressed with the band that came with it as well, so Im constantly swapping. Like others have stated, yes, the buckle does not match the case metal, but I already bought a clasp that would do the job. Last but most definitely not least, the packaging is beautiful. It would make a great gift.
This is a quality timepiece!
ByMaynard Amdahlon December 30, 2015
I just received my new Burei SM-13001. Im very impressed with the quality. it is as nice or nicer than my Skagen watches. It appears to have cost much more than it does. Just be sure to read the accompanying manual on page 3. It simply states to be out of the danger zone (9pm-5am) before setting the day & date, and not to set the time by setting the hands backwards to the correct time. I highly recommend it, you wont be disappointed!