Linjer Classic Watch Review

linjer womens classic watch 34mm review
linjer womens classic watch 34mm review
linjer womens classic watch 34mm review
linjer womens classic watch 34mm review
linjer womens classic watch 34mm review
linjer womens classic watch 34mm review
linjer womens classic watch 34mm review

Linjer Classic Watch 34mm Rose Gold with Tan Leather Strap*

As a girl who has spent the better part of the last ten years with a cellphone attached at the hip, it’s taken me a long time to truly realise the benefits of wearing a watch. But, as of late, I’ve found the watch to become an extension of my personal style – a time teller that I can’t bear to leave the house without. The most recent addition – and one which hasn’t left my wrist since it arrived – has been the classic watch from Linjer; a modern classic if there ever was one.

I opted for the rose gold classic in the 34mm, with the tan strap (with the navy and dark brown interchangeable leather straps), which felt like such an elegantly perfect and ladylike watch for everyday. The watch face is on the smaller side – something that reminds me a lot of the watches my mum used to wear – and the dainty straps fit neatly within the small of my wrist. If you’re someone that loves a bit of variety, the straps switch out with much ease; clicking in and out of position in under a minute.

The rose gold hardware almost resembles a burnished gold, which gives it a much more subtle appearance, and the watch face has a lacquered varnish dial, and sapphire crystal (read: it’s scratch proof – for those of you who are a little clumsy, like I am). The watch also has quartz movements, and I love the fact that there’s a little panel for the date – something that I am always struggling to remember.

This is stripped-down minimalism at its finest; a white watch face with angled details, fine black watch hands, brushed rose gold hardware, and a sturdy leather strap. I think it goes without saying that the quality is impeccable; the details have been well-considered, and the thick leather straps which are stiff at first, give within the first few days of wear, hugging the wrist ever so comfortably.

One of the things that really sets this watch apart from its peers is the lack of any distinct branding. Inspired by the Oslo Opera House, the design of the watch speaks for itself – clean, well thought-out, and not at all an accessory that is going to compete with the rest of your outfit.

My favourite combination has hands down been the brushed rose gold hardware, pared back with the rich deep brown leather strap; the perfect pairing now that we are starting to transition into winter.

Given how much love I have for Linjer’s soft leather tote, it was only natural that their watch would also become a fast favourite (and at that price, why wouldn’t it be?!) and part of my everyday uniform. Without gushing too much, it’s just one of those simple, elegant, and high-quality classics that I know I’m going to be reaching for in the years to come! x

wearing: Sussan polka dot top (old but this is a fantastic dupe and I love this one), J Brand skinny jeans (also here)

11 Comments

  1. Masti April 9, 2017 / 6:18 pm

    Hi Jaime,

    I have really small wrists and I feel the trend of oversized watches a little OTT for my liking, plus, they just don’t suit my bony wrists. Would you say this watch is a good size in that respect?

    Thanks
    M

    • jamie-lee April 9, 2017 / 9:49 pm

      I definitely think it is. This is such a petite and dainty size – the watch straps are much thinner than any of the others I have and it seems to hark back a lot to the more petite styles that my mum always used to favour. I believe there is a size chart on the site too so might be worth just getting a ruler out and measuring up the widths against your wrist to get a feel for what the size would be like in person. Hope that helps! x

  2. Leelee April 9, 2017 / 7:15 pm

    Your first .gif image! I half expected the strap colour to change from brown to tan! Hahaha…

    But this is such a pretty watch! Wish I had a reason to get it (I don’t because I’m still wearing the same watch that I had for the last 17 years!).

    Enjoy your lovely new watch!

    • jamie-lee April 9, 2017 / 9:30 pm

      Haha now that would have been a bit of magic! Was a lot of fun making that one actually 🙂

      It’s such a gorgeous watch and I love the fact that it is so unassuming – fits in perfectly with what I tend to wear on a daily basis.

      What kind of watch do you have? Sounds like it has truly stood the test of time x

  3. Cindy Yip April 13, 2017 / 2:12 pm

    Hi!
    I am debating between the navy and tan band! What do you think I should consider when purchasing the watch and choosing the band color? My friend said perhaps my skin tone may matter? I am Asian and I tan easily–so more of an olive/brown color to my skin tone (vs. pink/white). I am trying to go for a more a watch that can be worn up (work/work event) and down (casual everyday). TIA!

    • jamie-lee April 15, 2017 / 11:16 am

      Hi Cindy, thanks for your comment! I would think if you want a band that can work for day or night, then the navy would be best out of those too – the tan leather feels a lot more casual in my opinion. It’s such a gorgeous watch I don’t think you could go wrong with either though (I’ve been wearing mine virtually non-stop since I received it)! x

  4. Hasmawati Ismail May 2, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    I have bought rose gold minimalist. I am very happy with the design, but I am quite disturbed by the sharpness of the edges where the straps are attached (I mean the inside part). They are sharp and possibly can cut. I have checked other watches and they don’t have such sharp edges. I don’t know if it’s just mine, not others’.

    • jamie-lee May 5, 2017 / 8:02 am

      It’s a beautiful watch isn’t it? Are you referring to the metal bits which pop in (where you can change the straps?)? I didn’t notice that these were any sharper than other watches that I’ve had in the past though I’m not really in the habit of changing the strap on mine as I love the dark brown leather a bit too much!

  5. Taylor May 6, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    What camera did u use?

    • jamie-lee May 7, 2017 / 2:51 pm

      I use a Canon 5D Mark III 🙂

  6. Andrew July 15, 2017 / 2:41 am

    Thanks for the review! Thinking about getting this as a gift. What made you choose the Classic vs. the Minimalist? For some reason, the Classic seems a bit more feminine because it doesn’t have the black tick marks for the individual minutes, so I’m kind of leaning towards that.

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