YesMan Watches is a result of a couple of college students that were tired of the 9-5 routine lifestyle. Their concept and design have been an attempt to provide inspiration to others in relation to how individuals spend their time daily. Essentially, the creators of YesMan Watches want people to enjoy each and every moment of life and spend time according to how each individual sees fit; Do not necessarily tie yourself to routine. Their vision resulted in two watch models, a Blue on White and a Black on Black. This review will primarily cover my thoughts and perspectives on the Black on Black model. Each of the watch models, when available, retail for a reasonable $149 USD.
Case Material: 316L Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 42mm
Case Thickness: 11mm
Band Width: 24mm
Buckle Material: 316L Stainless Steel
Movement: Japanese Miyota Quartz Movement
Warranty: One Year http://www.beayesman.com/#page-welcome
The packaging is fairly simple in design consisting of a black rectangular cardboard box with YesMan Watches printed in silver across the bottom right portion of the top half. The watch is held in place inside the box by two elastic bands, which do secure the watch fairly well for shipping purposes. Overall, there’s really not a whole lot to discuss in regards to the packaging, as it is very basic and is something that many will stack up in the closet with the rest of their watch cases or toss out. I hope for their next model the owners take a serious look at some sort of travel type packaging, whether a zip case or a roll. Each optionwould provide better functionality for travel.
The case is composed of 316L stainless steel with an evenly applied PVD/Ion plating throughout the case. The plating, while evenly applied, marks up fairly easy so overall durability is a concern. The case measures 42mm and close to 47mm when factoring in the crown. One of the great aspects of the 42mm case not often seen is the lug width of 24mm. So many watches at 42mm have 22mm or even 20mm lug widths, so it was quite refreshing to see that YesMan didn’t stick with a standard routine in relation to lug width. The lug to lug measures a substantial 56mm, and when combined with the rest of the specifications, the watch will have some wrist presence and present well on a wide range of wrist sizes. At 106 grams in weight, the watch, while of good size, will not be overly cumbersome on the wrist.
This all sounds great, and ofc the ideology of the creator is commendable, but…
“Yes Man” is still a bit of a slur, no matter how much you argue and twist it…
And having a “Be a Yes Man” on the buckle is quite heavy on the nose.