Review: Inexpensive Watches Montres de Fleur Barrel Watch

by Vahni on May 1, 2010

I’m a watch person. When it comes to watches, there are two camps: those who always wear a watch, and those who are always asking the time. I can go without earrings, necklaces—all jewelry, in fact—but unless I’m on the beach or in the shower, there is a watch on my left wrist. As a devoted watch wearer, I have strict standards when it comes to watches: they must have numerals, the date if possible, must comfortably fit my wrist, and be totally functional. The Montres de Fleur Barrel Watch by Inexpensive Watches fit nearly all my criteria.

Inexpensive Watches Montres de Fleur Barrel Men's Watch in white

Inexpensive Watches Montres de Fleur Barrel Watch
($11.86, Inexpensive Watches)

Vahni & Her Montres de Fleur Barrel Watch

Vahni & Her Montres de Fleur Barrel Watch in white

Before I received the Montres de Fleur Barrel Watch, I have to admit that I really didn’t have high hopes—I couldn’t imagine that a watch that costs less than $15 would have much to offer. But upon opening the package, I was pleasantly surprised by how much more expensive the watch looked than it actually is. I also really liked the fact that the watch face is large and easy-to-read, and that it has Roman numerals (which I prefer). But would it actually work? I was about to see.

I set the watch with no problems, synchronizing it with my usual timepiece to see if it would keep time. Although the band is leather, it was quite stiff, so it wasn’t the easiest watch to put on, but I wore it and from the moment I set the watch, it has kept time quite nicely. I’ve had it for several weeks and it’s still ticking away without issue.

Bottom Line

Overall, this is a fashionable and functional watch that is definitely worth the money (yeah, all 12 bucks). Its classic tank shape makes it appropriate with both business attire and casual wear, but the white strap keeps the watch looking fresh and light.


  • The price! So inexpensive and the site offers a money-back guarantee.
  • Looks very classy on. An attractive watch.
  • Easy-to-read and set. Functional and fashionable.


  • Leather band felt more like it was synthetic.
  • Band remained stiff which caused the watch to spin a little on the wrist.
  • If you have small wrists, the band will be too big. I had it as tight as it would go and it was still a little large.
Look Our Rating: ★★★★☆
Quality Our Rating: ★★★☆☆
Wearability Our Rating: ★★★★☆
Price Our Rating: ★★★★★
Overall Our Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

(The watch has been provided to Vahni for review)

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