US Polo Assn Watches Review
Do you play polo? Own horses? Know anything about either? If so, you may be familiar with the U.S. Polo Association, which, since 1890, has been the official arbiter of all things that are polo-related within the United States.
They also sell polo-related clothing and other merchandise, including watches. Their are available with a surprising variety of styling, and they’re quite affordable. No one will mistake their watches for the work of Rolex, but they’re great for casual wear and they’re affordable enough that they’ll fit within anyone’s budget.
Read on for the full US Polo Assn Watches review.
The build quality is certainly adequate, though not spectacular. The watches mostly have stainless steel cases and mineral crystal. Water resistance is modest; most models we’ve seen had water resistance ranging from none to 30 meters, which means that it’s OK to get them wet, but you shouldn’t go swimming or diving with them.
These watches are budget timepieces, so you’re not going to find gold or titanium cases or ultra-water resistance. They’re good watches for everyday wear.
As far as we can tell, US Polo Assn watches all have electronic quartz movements, which are highly reliable and accurate. While the watches themselves are manufactured in China, the movements are sourced from Japan, likely from Miyota, which is one of the world’s largest suppliers of electronic watch movements.
The nice thing about quartz movements are that they’re going to run reliably for years without you having to do anything with them other than replace the battery.
You’re not going to find much in the way of innovation here; these are watches designed for everyday wear, and not for showing off to your watch collecting friends. As such, you’re not going to find elaborate mechanical complications or cutting-edge features such as you might find in the Citizen Eco Drive.
These watches are basic timepieces that only stretch as far as including a few chronographs in their product line. That doesn’t meant that they’re bad watches; it just means that technical innovation is not something that they’re trying to achieve as a corporate goal. The company sells fashions related to the sport of polo, and the watches are intended to complement that.
The styling is fairly diverse, ranging from sporty chronographs with all-digital displays to austere basic time-only models that would look great in the boardroom. For women’s models, there are a lot of watches with color, either on the face or the strap, and straps can be found in leather and stainless steel.
Watch faces are mostly round, though there are a few models with rectangular faces. A few of their chronograph models boast bold colors, so if you want a watch that’s bright yellow or orange, you can certainly find one.
Care and maintenance is fairly basic, as all of their watches feature electronic quartz movements. You’ll have to replace the battery every couple of years, but aside from that, no maintenance is necessary.
You should take care to keep your US Polo Assn watches away from extremes of temperature and from strong magnetic fields, as either can damage the movement. With proper care, your watch should run well for years to come.
The warranty for US Polo Assn watches is the industry standard of two years. This will protect you from defects in materials and craftsmanship. Should you encounter a problem within the warranty period, the company will repair or replace your watch at its option. Be sure to keep your proof of purchase in order to have your warranty claim approved.
Prices of US Polo Assn watches fall into the very affordable range, with many models available for as little as $20 or so. The top end runs to about $400, though the vast majority of the models in the product line sell in the $20-$75 range.
At this price, and with dozens of models available, you should be able to find one or more watches in the product line that you can afford. There’s enough variety in their styling that you could easily buy one for each day of the week and still spend less than $250 if you wanted to.
If you’re interested in buying, you’ll have more luck buying them online, as many major online watch retailers carry the brand. You can also find them for sale at a few brick and mortar stores, such as Kohls.
You should be able to also buy them at the official Website, but oddly enough, that site doesn’t seem to be working at all at the moment.
Nevertheless, you’ll have your best luck buying them online, as that’s where you’re most likely to find them available for sale at a discount off of the retail price.
Everyone has their own tastes when it comes to watches, and for some, that means fancy bling, with diamonds and gold, or fancy complications. Others just want a stylish watch that will run for a long time and look good for a day at the office or a day out on the town.
If you’re in the latter group, you’ll find that this brand offers good selection of watches at a great price. They’re reasonably well built, with high quality Japanese movements. They’re certainly affordably priced, and you’ll find dozens of models for both men and women from which to choose.
If you’re looking for a good watch for everyday wear, you’ll likely find US Polo Assn watches to be a good choice.