Today I review the Bewell red sandalwood men’s watch and hope that it will give you some insight into whether or not this watch is something you should purchase. If you are fond of Bewell watches, be sure to check out our other reviews. Feel free to leave your thoughts below.
|Wood||Band Width||Case Diameter|
|Sandalwood||0.98 inches (25 mm)||1.77 inches (45 mm)|
|1.76 ounces (50 grams)||0.39 inches (10 mm)||Perpetual Calendar|
This watches main feature is what it is made out of – sandalwood. It is easy to see the natural wood grain of the polished red sandalwood frame, and this adds a lot of style to the timepiece. The watch face itself is straightforward with the one quirky feature being the placement of the perpetual calendar in place of an hour marking.
The metal frame inside the bezel is a welcome touch and goes well with the metallic accents on the dial. The color of the hands make for easy reading of the time and this is further helped by the sweeping second hand.
From my research, the one complaint that has been reported several times is the difficulty in adjusting the day of month display. Some people have stated an inability to adjust the display while others were not sure on how to do this. We’ve gone over how to adjust this in our Bewell watch guide.
The band of the watch is quite long which means that it will easily suit large wrists. The bad news is that it will definitely need to be adjusted for anyone with smaller wrists. Apart from this, the watch can also be suitable for women – the face is 1.77 inches (45 mm) in diameter. Although this is a mid-range size for men, the lug width is smaller than the case resulting in a smaller band width which I think makes this piece also accessible to women.
This timepiece does a good job of highlighting the simplicity and beauty of wood watch design. That is, you can’t help but be drawn to the grain of the wood and the sandy and earthy color. The thick bezel further highlights this aspect and does well to frame a desert orange face. Although advertised as a men’s wooden watch, women will also find enjoyment in this timepiece.