Geneva Women's SW-6886 Review

Think Twice

The Geneva SW-6886 is a dirt-cheap analog watch with just the right amount of bling but users complain about durability; some, though, are repeat buyers.

According to Geneva SW-6886 reviews, the claim to fame of this women's watch is its amazingly low price and serious but not tacky bling. Users rave about the stylish design of this analog watch, which reviews at Amazon say looks so upmarket that many people are startled at its downmarket roots. The lightweight rubber band resembles the fashionable ceramic bands of far pricier watches, assert reviews, and the cubic zirconia stones around the face give it sparkle. Posts at Overstock indicate that many users own several Geneva SW-6886 timepieces, mixing and matching to go with their outfits, including nurses' scrubs. And yet, the performance of this budget watch clearly disappoints. Geneva SW-6886 reviews report problems with build quality, such as a crystal that fell off after three weeks of use, inaccurate time after a few months, a case and band that broke, stones that were missing from the get go, and a watch that just never worked. But as reviews at Shop NBC note, the watch is so cheap that it's no big deal to buy another and another and so on every time one breaks.

The Geneva SW-6886 (starting at $11, Amazon) is available in several colors, including brown, navy, and white. The strap is made of silicone and the time is controlled by a quartz movement. There face is ringed by cubic zirconia stones set into a stainless steel case. This model lacks extra features, like a date display and night light, but it does have a second hand.

The Geneva SW-6886 is pretty but cheap, and its price may be low enough to overlook its dispiriting performance. In fact, some websites sell this watch in packs of three, reinforcing the notion that it's a disposable piece of eye candy for the wrist. In our book, not a good buy given all the other models out there.

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet writes about consumer electronics. If something runs on electricity or ones and zeroes, he's interested in it. Sweet has written about PC technology and consumer electronics for 14 years.

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