The watchcase of the MVMT Black/Black is constructed out of solid plated stainless steel, and measures a width of 45mm. The case carries a LTL with of 50mm and measures in at 10mm in thickness. The case back is constructed of stainless steel, silver in color, and displays the MVMT Watches logo in the dead center of the case back. The case has a sturdy feel and a nice weight to it.
With a water resistance level of 3ATM, 30 meters, the watch will withstand the everyday exposure of water, but you should be cautious of swimming or exposing the water to an excessive amount of water. A hardened mineral crystal is used, providing the watch with a decent amount of protection from your daily grind of life.
Powering the MVMT Black/Black is the Japanese Miyota quartz, 3-hand movement with a date window. Miyota is well known in the industry of having great accuracy and durability, and will provide you with the well-needed heartbeat for your watch.
The dial of the Black/Black is simple and clean. Gunmetal markers are used as well as gunmetal minute and hour hands. Sporting the red MVMT logo at the 12 o’clock and a red seconds hand, the red contrast gives the needed kick of style to complete the dial just right. The date window is located just inside of the 3 o’clock marker and is well visible with a white background. There is no lume on the watch, so visibility at night is going to be very limited, unless you have some sort of light source around.
The bracelet of the Black/Black is constructed out of 3-link stainless steel. Width of the bracelet measures in at 24mm and has a height of 3mm. The bracelet is equipped with a fold over clasp with a push button. With only one micro-adjustment hole, the bracelet is limited if micro adjustments are needed for your wrist. Positioned in the center of the clasp is the MVMT Watches logo.
In my opinion, the bracelet is the improvement area for MVMT Watches with the Black/Black. While the bracelet is cosmetically pleasing, the quality of the bracelet is on the lower end. Being a black bracelet, durability is a must, as we all know it will show scratches faster than the traditional stainless steel. I would like to have seen a PVD coating on this bracelet, but for the price point, one could not expect to have this feature. Another issue notted with the bracelet is inner portions of the links. Depending on the position of the bracelet, more if you’re looking for it, you can see areas where the powder coating was not applied. Not a huge deal as you cannot see it while wearing the watch, but just one of those things that went overlooked when paring this watch and bracelet.
Price Tag: $100
Would I wear this watch? Yes. Overall, I believe MVMT Watches has a good thing going for them. The Black/Black model has a really nice look to it, and will appeal to many that are looking for a simple and clean design. As stated above, the only flaw that I find with this watch is the bracelet. I would like to see, in time, an improvement to the quality of the bracelet, providing more protection to the everyday wear and tear of the watch. I would be interested in getting my hands one of their models with a leather band for a fair comparison of their line of watches. The Black/Black defiantly has a sleek and attractive look to it, and if you like supporting Indie brands, I would encourage you to take a look into these watches.
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