Loud, bold, elegant and classy – that was my first impression of the Armani Exchange Black Dial Leather Strap AX2101 Men’s watch. The brand name ‘Armani’ spells fashion and the watches from this brand are stylish dress watches that are sure to enhance your style quotient.
One of the reasons I picked out this watch from the impressive line-up that Armani Exchange brand offers is the sleek black dial of this watch. I think we guys are partial to the colour black, which absolutely will never go out of style. It is so versatile that it can accessorize any outfit, be it casual or formal wear. Black is the colour of choice for most men precisely due to this aspect.
The Armani Exchange AX2101 watch design is professional, yet understated but certainly noticeable with the stainless-steel case, well contrasting the black dial. The steel case is not shiny but a dulled matte finish which keeps the overall understated look intact. Although black, the dial is easy to read.
The silver coloured stick-like hour markers and simple hands lend a great degree of legibility to the watch. Arabic numerals denote the minutes. All the detailing on the dial is in a contrasting white adding to clarity. The A/X logo sits at 12 o’clock position while the brand name itself is printed on a silver band placed in the middle at 9 o’clock position. A framed date window sits at 3 o’clock marker.
A good quality black leather strap with buckle clasp completes this stylish timepiece. It is a large watch at 46mm diameter, although it was the right size and a comfortable fit for me. I prefer a leather strap to a bracelet – I think it adds a touch of elegance to a watch.
Dress watches offer basic functionality and are purchased for their stunning looks rather than features. The AX 2101 offers the basic functionality of telling the time and the date. It is water resistant to 50 meters which is good enough protection in case you get caught in the rain. The watch being powered by a quartz movement keeps accurate time. A scratch resistant mineral crystal keeps it looking good all the time.
The AX 2101 I purchased from Downunderwatches.com arrived in a neat little box. I couldn’t help thinking how it would make a great gifting idea. If you need a basic watch with a classy look to wear every day, the Armani Exchange Black Dial Leather Strap AX2101 is just the right one. It’s a versatile piece and wouldn’t look out of place with a suit and tie or with smart casuals.
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