Adidas Watches Review
When you’re shopping for a wristwatch, Adidas watches may not be the first name that comes to mind. For most people, the Adidas brand means running shoes, rather than wristwatches. That might have been true a few years ago, but like many other companies, Adidas has diversified a bit over the years, and now offer a full line of sporting accessories in addition to their iconic running shoes.
These are affordable and come in a surprisingly diverse range of styles. There aren’t a whole lot to choose from, but you’ll find that they make a watch that can suit just about everyone’s taste, despite only having a handful of available models in their product line.
Read on for the full Adidas watches review.
The build quality is quite good, and for most needs, more than adequate. The timepieces aren’t built or designed by the company; they’re designed and manufactured by well-known, reputable watchmaking companies.
A few years ago, these watches were designed and manufactured by the Fossil Group, and some of them may still be made by them. Earlier this year, the company announced a new line of Adidas watches that would be designed and manufactured by Nixon watches, another longtime maker of quality timepieces.
When you purchase any watch from this company, you’ll know you’re getting a good timepiece, with adequate water resistance (50-100 meters) and good protection of the watch face with mineral crystal.
The movements are quartz electronic movements, and as far as we know, they’re all made in Japan, likely from Miyota, which is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of watch movements. Quartz movements are highly reliable and accurate and require a minimum amount of fuss and maintenance, making them ideal for buyers who want an accurate watch but don’t want the hassles that come with owning a mechanical model.
When it comes to innovation, you won’t find this brand among the industry leaders. That’s for cutting-edge companies such as A. Lange & Söhne, who create elaborate mechanical watches (that are sold at prices that are largely unaffordable for most people.) These watches, on the other hand, use tried-and-true designs that look good, work well, and which offer basic timetelling features.
The styling varies from fun to sporty to austere. The newer models made by Nixon are attractive, elegant, time-only models that would look good in the office or the boardroom, with black, gold, and silver stainless steel cases.
Some models feature a few throwback models that are all-electronic, including the display. These watches have chronograph features, but are reminiscent of the electronic watches of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Think Casio, but with a little more style.
In the “fun” category are boldly colored watches with plastic cases that are designed more for sports use. If you like bold blues and reds and a more casual look for a day at the beach, then these particular Adidas watches will suit you just fine.
Care and maintenance is minimal, as all of their models feature reliable, battery-operated quartz movements that are made in Japan. Japanese quartz movements are rugged and accurate, and will likely run for years before you need to replace the battery.
As with all timepieces, you should store your watch away from extremes of temperature and keep them away from strong magnetic fields. Aside from having to replace the battery every few years, you shouldn’t have to worry about any additional maintenance. With care, they should run well for years to come.
The warranty offered with the purchase of Adidas watches is the industry standard. Adidas watches are warranted for two years from the date of purchase against defects in materials and craftsmanship. As these watches are tested thoroughly at the factory prior to shipping, genuinely defective models are likely quite rare.
One of the huge benefits of shopping for Adidas watches is the pricing. They are quite affordable, ranging in price from about $50 to $200 or so. Many sports watches made by companies that are not primarily in the watch business are imported from China and sold at rock-bottom prices.
These watches aren’t like that; they’re made by well-known, reputable watchmaking companies and moderately priced. These are not cheap watches; they’re relatively inexpensive ones.
Given the price, most models should last for years to come and they’ll look great wherever you wear them.
You can find them for sale at a number of retailers, both online and off. You will likely be able to find them for sale at just about any store that carries their shoes or sportswear. You can also find Adidas watches for sale at the official company Website.
A number of third-party online retailers also sell them, and they may offer the best opportunity to buy at a discount. Keep in mind that while many retailers will carry a good representative sample, not everyone will carry all models. That includes the official Adidas Website, which actually had fewer models in stock when we last checked than Amazon did.
Models come and go in the product line, so you might want to shop around a bit to see the full product line.
We were surprised to see that these are surprisingly well made, and aren’t just a cheap, “me too” product sourced from the least-expensive available manufacturer in order to diversify the company’s product line.
Adidas watches offer a nice variety of style, ranging from sporty to businesslike, and they offer affordable pricing. You won’t find a lot of gadgetry, precious metals, or diamonds among Adidas watches, but then again, they make a nice-looking watch that should run well for years that isn’t going to cost you a fortune.
They also work well to accessorize your other Adidas products.