Price as Reviewed: $770-$880 at Biegert & Funk
This is cool. A grid of 110 letters that tell the time, date, and seconds on a 35mm x 35mm case, all on a black leather strap. The cost? $770. So, yes. That answers your questions as to whether or not certain designs come at a high price.
As this is a brevity review, it’s important to know I’ll be brief (but meaningful) on every subject about the gadget in question. So first off: the build quality is fantastic. Sharp edges (not too sharp), stainless steel, black leather, and great edges for the screen makes the QCLOCKTWO W formidable to everyday environments; it’s also water resistant to 5ATM (that converts to 50 meters or 165 feet, good for a decent swim).
Use of the watch is extremely simple: press the single button and you get the time. Press it again, then you get the date. And again? You get seconds. Hold it down for a few seconds and you can change the time, date, and seconds all using just one little button and a couple of presses. It’s taken some getting used to, but it’s actually pretty cool (and gets you a ton of stares and questions, at least it did for me). Don’t press the button? You don’t get the time, that’s all. Other than that, it’s handmade in Germany by Biegert & Funk.
B&F QCLOCKTWO W Review Shots
So what, both the company and watch have unusual names? The watch works, and it looks really cool. Other than the price, there’s nothing really wrong with it, other than that the watch tells time in multiples of five, and the dots at the bottom indicate what exact minute it is. If pricing is your problem with it, just go for another watch; it’ll just tell you time the traditional, boring way.
Exquisite Germany engineering, with lots of taste. It’s an awesome watch.