Fendi Watches – Beautiful Quality
Lots of fashion houses feel the need to include wristwatches in their product lines as sort of a , “Me, too!” thing, and these days, it seems that every fashion company offers timepieces along with their selection of boots, purses, scarves and jewelry.
That’s fine, but often, the watches aren’t all that great, even though they might be fairly expensive. That’s not the case with Fendi watches. The Italian design firm, which dates to the 1920s, and is currently part of the Louis Vuitton family, puts emphasis on quality even in their wristwatches. They neither design nor build in-house, but rather have Fendi watches built by a Swiss company called Taramax.
The resulting blend of Italian design and Swiss craftsmanship works well, and the result is a collection of timepieces that are both well made and attractive. If you value good design and fashionable styling, you should definitely give this interesting brand a look.
Read on for the full Fendi watches review.
You’ll find that the build quality is quite good, as the company uses stainless steel, gold, and high tech ceramics in their case construction. They use hard, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal to protect the face. Bands are stainless steel and leather. Water resistance is good but modest and typically ranges from 30 meters to 50 meters, depending on the model.
As Fendi watches are fashion pieces, rather than sports watches, you won’t be surprised to see that water resistance isn’t extraordinary. Then again, you’re not likely to find the need to go diving while wearing Fendi watches, so that’s not much of an issue. With proper care, you’ll find that your timepiece should run well for a long time.
There’s not much variety here; Fendi watches use Swiss-made quartz electronic movements in all of their timepieces. While that may be a drawback for fans of elaborate mechanisms, it’s a huge plus for people who aren’t interested in a lot of maintenance and care headaches, as Fendi watches don’t require much in the way of care other than the occasional replacement of the battery.
The most innovative feature is actually a design element – their “Crazy Carats” collection features gemstones on the face and the color of the stones can be easily changed by adjusting the crown.
It’s a nice feature that gives you a way to make subtle changes to the appearance of your timepiece in a couple of seconds. Aside from this, the brand doesn’t feature much innovation; they simply take what works and put it in an attractive case.
The match of Swiss manufacturing and Italian styling works well, and you’ll find that they do make a wide variety of attractive timepieces. Many have distinctive, non-round faces, which will draw attention.
They use lots of gold and diamonds, for those who like such things, and have a nice selection of color choices. Their Selleria line includes interchangeable leather straps and their Crazy Carats line allows you to change the look of the face in a couple of seconds.
Displays are all analog, and bands include both leather straps and metal bracelets. Not all of their styles are wild; they do offer a number of models with traditional styling for those who like a more conservative look.
Care and maintenance is fairly simple, as the company only makes quartz electronic models at the present time. These are highly accurate timepieces that will require little in the way of care other than to have the battery replaced every few years. Aside from that, you’ll want to store your watch in a cool, dry place and keep them away from both extremes in temperature and strong magnetic fields.
In keeping with other luxury brands of timepiece, you’ll find that that the warranty is for two years from the date of purchase against defects in materials in craftsmanship and materials.
This is a pretty typical warranty and it suggests that these timepieces are well tested at the factory and are unlikely to produce defects except under the rarest of circumstances.
As luxury timepieces go, you’ll find that prices range from moderately expensive to very expensive. Models start at just under $1000 and range in price up to a suggested list price of $36,000 for a model that’s loaded with diamonds.
Some models are limited editions; these will sell towards the higher end of the price range. At present, there’s not a lot of collector interest, so we don’t anticipate seeing huge appreciation potential in this brand, but that could change over time as the company becomes better known for their timepieces, rather than for their fashion products.
You can find the brand for sale at a number of locations. The company owns a number of boutiques around the world, and they certainly sell their watches there. You can also find them for sale at high end department stores and a few jewelry stores.
If you like shopping online, you can buy discounted models at a few online retailers. As with many brands, the line of products offered by this company is fairly diverse, so it may be difficult to find everything in the company’s product line for sale at any single retailer.
If you’re looking for something in particular, you may need to shop around a bit. On the whole, these watches aren’t particularly difficult to find for sale in the marketplace.
While fashion watches aren’t for everyone, we like the inventive styling of Fendi watches. They’re different, but not so different that they’ll scare off fans of traditional styling. They offer lots of gemstones, diamonds and gold, and their watches are Swiss-made and reliable.
They offer models for both men and women, and they’re well made and priced in the middle of the range as luxury wristwatches go. If you want something that looks great and works well, we think you’ll like what you find in the Fendi watches lineup.