Ragazzo is a brand you might not have heard of, and for good reason, as they are new to the market.

Owner and designer, Andrea Ragazzo, has always had a passion for watches, and the Ragazzo brand not only reflects his passion, but also a lifestyle. Andrea is of Italian origin, and raised in Switzerland, which is why the inside of the presentation box has a picture of Piacenza, Italy, which as he describes, “where it all began”.

The watches are manufactured in Hong Kong, but Andrea does not use Chinese components.

Here is a breakdown of where the components are sourced, along with the specs and price.

– 316L Stainless Steel (from Korea)

– PVD Coating (0.8 micron depth)

– Quartz Movement (from Switzerland)

– Mineral Crystal (from Japan)

– Calf Leather (from Italy)

Movement: Swiss Ronda 513 quartz with 2 to 3 year battery life

Material: all metal parts are surgical 316L stainless steel

Finish:  all metal parts are brushed

Coating:  all metal parts are 0.8µm PVD coated

Case:  ∅43mm x 11mm high, 5 ATM (50m) water resistant

Crystal:  double curved, K1 hardened mineral crystal with anti-reflective coating

Bracelet: Italian vintage calf leather with Nubuk lining

Buckle: push-button release butterfly clasp

Warranty: 2 years limited warranty

Shipping: $18 worldwide shipping, all taxes and import duties included

$399 USD

Ragazzo-R1

Andrea Ragazzo had contacted me to introduce his brand, and asked if he could send me his R1 models to test out and review. I was sent both versions of the R1, the black and brown (PVD coated and brown strap) and the RoseGold and black, a rosetone pvd finish with black calf strap. Here are my thoughts and review.

The packaging is a white jewelry type box, with foam lining and cut out for the watch to lie securely. While the boxes are not flashy, they hold the watch well and the boxes won’t really take up space in a drawer either.

Ragazzo-R1

The cases are all stainless steel, with either the rosetone or black pvd coating. The coatings are evenly applied and finished well. Measuring with the crown, the case is 43mm, 11mm thick, and a lug width of 22mm. The weight is just about 81 grams, so a very lightweight watch for those looking for something that won’t bog down the wrist.

Ragazzo-R1

The case is a very minimalist design, perfectly round, using a gear shaped crown and utilizing a wire lug system. The crown is non-screw down, and a little hard to grasp, especially if you have big fingers. When using the crown, gentle is the key here.

I've been an avid watch lover since the age of 7. Watches are not only my hobby but a passion. My favorite style used to be dive watches, but field or non bezel watches have been growing on me. When I'm not reviewing watches I am either cooking or with family and friends.

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