Glam Rock Watches – Well-Made and Beautiful
If you’re unfamiliar with Glam Rock watches, you’re probably not alone. The company was founded in Florida in 2005 and while Glam Rock watches have only been on the market for about a decade, they’re already made their mark.
By offering innovative styling intended to evoke the Miami lifestyle combined with Swiss engineering and build quality, the brand offers a unique blend of styling and quality in order to target the buyer who wants a luxury watch and a fashion accessory.
While they can be expensive, the watches start at an affordable price point, making them a good buy for just about anyone who likes a striking, oversized timepiece.
Read on for the full Glam Rock watches review.
There are a number of watch companies that are based in Florida and many of them offer flashy-looking but inexpensive, Chinese-made junk. That’s not the case here; they use Swiss-made movements from Rondo in their timepieces, which ensure good, reliable timekeeping. Glam Rock watches are made and distributed by the Gevril Group, which makes watches for a number of prominent brands.
They use stainless steel and ceramic in their cases, and a number of exotic leathers in the construction of their straps. Water resistance is good, with many models rated at 100 meters or better, but these watches aren’t really designed as sports watches; they’re more about good looks.
Movements used are Swiss-made and come from industry giant Rondo. These are highly accurate and reliable electronic quartz movements that should run well for years with proper care. The beauty of quartz movements is that they don’t require a lot of maintenance, which is a huge bonus for people on the go.
The innovation to be found with Glam Rock watches is all about styling, rather than technical function. Sure, you’ll find some models with chronograph or date features, but really, this company is about taking what already works and making it shine.
The styling ranges from sporty to traditional to avant garde. Sure, you’ll find the traditional white, black and silver models, but you’ll also find generous uses of color, odd-shaped cases, generous use of diamonds and gold and huge, oversized faces.
These are not timid watches that are intended to be hidden up your shirt sleeve; these are bold, attention-getting luxury watches that rightly deserve to be seen and admired. Straps and bracelets are designed to be interchangeable, making it easy to turn something that’s already interesting into something else that’s equally so.
Care and maintenance is easy, since all of their models use highly reliable quartz electronic movements. You’ll have to have the battery replaced every two years or so, but aside from that, you shouldn’t have too many maintenance issues.
You’ll want to store your watch in a cool, dry place and keep them away from extremes of temperature or strong magnetic fields, as either of these can harm the movement. With proper care, your watch should run well for years to come.
The warranty is for two years from the date of purchase against defects in materials and craftsmanship. As warranties go, this one is average, which is to say that it’s in line with about 90% of all watch warranties worldwide.
Two years should be plenty of time to discover if your timepiece has a defect and while unlikely, you can rest assured that the company will take care of any problems swiftly.
As luxury timepieces go, you’ll find prices range from inexpensive to moderately expensive. At the low end of their line there are models with list prices in the $400 range. At the top end of their line, there are models with lots of diamonds that are priced at about $4000 or so.
Occasionally, the company produces limited edition models that may have prices approaching $15,000. This is a rather broad price spectrum, but it is broad enough that it should attract quite a diverse group of buyers. As the company is yet quite young, it’s too early to tell if collectors will be interested in the brand. Once the brand becomes more well established, we’ll be able to see if their watches will increase in value among collectors over time.
Officially, you can find the brand for sale at a number of brick and mortar retailers, including many high end department stores and a few jeweler stores. These are the authorized retailers who are approved by the company.
This is done to control supply and demand and to keep the prices high. Unofficially, you can also find them for sale at a few retailers on the Internet, and this will be your best opportunity to buy at a discount.
The product line is rather large and diverse, so don’t be surprised if no single retailer, either online or off, carries everything the company makes. That’s especially true of their limited edition models, which can be somewhat difficult to find.
While the styling may not be to everyone’s taste, we find that Glam Rock watches offer a nice selection of innovative styles and bright colors and combine it with good build quality. That makes for luxury watches that look great and run well. While some of their models are indeed expensive, many of them are quite affordable, so buyers shouldn’t be afraid to take a look.
Their styling is unique, and it’s hard to stand out in a crowded market. After all, there are hundreds of watchmakers out there and they’re all largely targeting the same crowd – people who want high-quality, attractive timepieces. We think that Glam Rock watches will be a good fit for a lot of buyers, and we highly recommend them.