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Default Watch Review: Haurex Italy 3A502UWN Aeron



Web site: http://gevrilgroup.com/haurex-watches/

Contact info:

Haurex Service Center
9 Pinecrest Road
Valley Cottage, NY 10989
www.haurex.com

HAUREX ITALY S.r.l.
Tel. (+39) 069.4804404
eMail. info@haurex.com

About Haurex (from web site):

Haurex Italy is an Italian company which, since its foundation in 1989, has had the aim to produce high quality wrist watches with innovative design and materials, always in line with the latest fashion trends. In order to achieve this result, it's been set up a design department, here in Italy, that searches for innovations at 360° and keeps up-to-date with the new materials used in other areas, like in fashion, which is one of its country's strengths.

The aim is contribute, through its design and timepieces, to meet the demand for Italian design of the worldwide growing public. Its interpretation on the watch is that of an accessory which should always be up to date in every single aspect like lines, colours and materials but it's never pushed to the extreme so to make it long lasting and wearisome. The new collections, in particular, were created with a particular mix of materials like aluminium and rubber, which allow to have almost endless colour variants.

This union between Italian design, competitive prices and quality materials has permitted HAUREX to succeed in many different markets. Today is distributed in 700 points of sale in Italy and in over 40 countries worldwide.

Haurex Aeron (from web site)

http://gevrilgroup.com/menswatches/h...n-aeron-watch/

“Wrist presence” is a term bandied about by watch lovers. In the case of Aeron watches, the expression is an apt descriptor: the cases are 47 mm in diameter and the dial elements, especially the numerals, are large and clear. Size, however, doesn't preclude balance: the dials of Aeron watches are roomy, with three hands and crescent-shaped open-date windows, all on sunray-patterned bases. Twenty-five-millimeter-wide rubber straps complement the ample cases, and the protective locking crown system is a standout.

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Model tested: Haurex Italy 3A502UWN Aeron Silver
This watch was donated for review.
Retail price: $235 USD
Overstock Price: $69.99
http://www.overstock.com/Jewelry-Wat...8/product.html

Specifications:



First Impressions:

Very different from the first Haurex I reviewed. I will provide some direct comparisons to the Haurex Turbina II later in this review. This watch comes in at a much more popular size of 46.5mm and presents with a 'business casual' look right out of the box.

Packaging:

The watch is delivered in an inner box with an outer sleeve over the box. The inner box is of very nice quality. There is a small pocket in the underside of the cover to hold the owners manual. The box itself contains the watch on a pillow, an owners manual, and a hang tag. The warranty information is contained on the last two pages of the owner manual. The watch comes with a 2 year warranty from the date of purchase. There is no warranty card so you will need to save your receipt as proof of purchase should you need warranty service performed.





Crown and Crown Guard:

The crown guard can look a little intimidating at first. Once I put the watch on my wrist the crown guard was not as noticeable as I feared it might be. It actually blended in very nicely with the overall style, look, and feel of this watch.











Date Window:

Nicely oversized date window, showing three numbers, one before and one after the actual day. The window is located at the 3 o'clock position on the dial. I think the oversized window allows for easy readability even with these old eyes.





Hands and Dial:

Sword style hands that are a very nice size and match for the face of this watch. There is a proper proportion between the length of the hour and minute hands. The second hand is very thin yet still visible on against the dial.



Haurex lists the measurements at 46.5mm in diameter and 13mm in thickness. I found those measurements to be reasonably accurate. The watch comes with a mineral crystal which is typical of watches in this price point.







Case Back:

Nicely engraved case back. This is a pop off case back. I did not open the watch to inspect the movement as I did not want to compromise the WR of the watch.



Strap and Buckle:

Standard buckle on a rubber strap. The rubber does tend to attract lint. There is a single oversized keeper that works well holding the extra strap material in place. There is ample strap for larger wrists.





Wrist Shot:

Very comfortable on my wrist. This watch wears much smaller than I would have guessed. I can't really explain that as you would expect the opposite because of the size of the case and the added bulk of the crown guard. I find it a near perfect fit on my 8.25 inch wrist. The lug-to-lug distance of 53.65mm seems to work well for me. The strap is dead middle on the holes so there is plenty of room for larger wrists. There is at least another inch to go, if not more.



Lume Shot:

Only the hands have lume material on them. The sword hands are thick enough to hold an ample amount of lume material. As a result, they glow nicely. Nothing to brag about, but it will get the job done at night.



Comparison to Haurex Italia Turbina II 6A506UTM:

I selected another Haurex to compare this watch to. There is a full review for the Haurex Turbina II that you can find here if you have not had the opportunity to read it:

Watch Review: Haurex Italia Turbina II 6A506UTM

As you can see, the Aeron is much smaller even though it is a large watch in its own right. I like the fact that the strap is NOT integrated to the case. This gives you plenty of options if you don't like the standard rubber strap. You can go leather, NATO, ZULU, canvas, silicone, or even an after market bracelet if you so desire. Both watches have elaborate crown guard systems. In the Turbina II the crown guard makes the profile of the watch much larger. The crown guard on the Aeron does not seem to add much to the overall profile of the watch. This makes the Aeron wear more comfortably.







Movement: Ronda 515 Quartz

http://www.ronda.ch/en/quartz-moveme...0/caliber/515/





User Manual: http://www.ronda.ch/fileadmin/user_u.../ba505_515.pdf


Summary:

This is a very nice fashion watch that is a steal at the current prices offered on the web. A very nice watch to add to any existing collection, or give as a gift to somebody that is just starting out collecting watches or going off to a job and wanting to look sharp. This watch is well made and includes a Swiss quartz movement. The fit and finish make it look much more expensive than its retail price point. I found it comfortable to wear and you should not be scared off by the size of the watch or the large crown guard as it wears more like a 46mm watch than a 50mm watch.

Pros:
1) Ample strap length. Also, I like the fact that the strap is not integrated to the case allowing for strap changes.
2) Swiss Quartz movement at this price point
3) There are 5 different executions of this watch, so you can find a color combination that suits your taste.



4) USA repair center in Valley Cottage, NY

Cons:
1) Low Water Resistant rating of 50M. The owners manual states that this watch "allows for light poolside swimming".


I hope you enjoyed this review. Thanks for reading. Comments are welcome.
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Nice review of a watch that looks much more than its price point would suggest.

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Wow, definitely did enjoy this review Marc !!! Fantastic job as always. Seems like an incredible watch for the price. Almost is like they are giving them away it looks like. What is so impressive is how the watch looks like it should cost WAY more. The watch seems like a mix of something in between a Bell & Ross, and a Hamilton. Has the Hamilton hands, case style, and even cool crown guard style. Then brings in a little of that Aviation style with the numbers, and markers like we might see from someone like B & R. Think it is really neat, and evidently backs up it's great looks with terrific quality. Honestly would be a fantastic gift !

Thanks again for yet another excellent review, as well as look at this one sir.
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Great review Marc and nice pictures.

I like this watch in general but dislike (strongly) the giant pusher/crown guard thingy.
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Great review there bro ! Bought one Haurex in my collecting days. Still own it. You can have it if you want it.


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Thanks for the offer Arnie. I have two Haurex watches currently. It looks like yours is rose gold. If it is, it might be best if you keep it.
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It's got that Ball Hydrocarbon thing going on.
IT's a shame the WR is only 50m.

Excellent review and photos:

as for the watch: meh.
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