The Winchester 3982 (36mm) is a great watch for the price. It’s not often you’re going to find a skeleton watch that is both fashionable, and accessibly priced. I really enjoy the look of this watch, and for the price, I absolutely think you are getting what you’re paying for. Upon opening the box there were a few bits of thread, and some dried glue bits, so if you’re planning to give this as a gift, you may want to check your box for debris before gifting. Areas that I’m not so excited about with this watch are mainly with the strap. Though the bottom side is leather and feels quite comfortable on the wrist, the top feels a little like this is where costs have been cut. The top side of the strap has a vinyl-like texture which doesn’t feel particularly luxurious, though this could come with some benefits. Less worrying about the glazing/paint/dye coming off the strap (which has happened to me before with white leather straps when trying to clean them) so easier cleaning, and less worrying about scuffing or marking the leather. If you’re planning to wear this watch regularly, I would say this would likely make it a bit more hard wearing. The strap doesn’t look bad by any means, I was just expecting a leather top and bottom. My other expectation wass that the strap would be removable, which it is not. Switching watch straps I find gives a lot more versatility to a watch, and for me it encourages more wear. I purchased the rose gold/white version, and while I enjoy the combo, I also think a black, red, or dark brown strap would look great with this watch face, so it would be nice to have that option. If there was one thing I’d recommend changing about this watch, that would be it! All in, it’s beautiful watch at an accessible price, and I’m quite happy with my purchase! This will get a lot of wear (especially in the summer!) and I’m looking forward to seeing what can be done about switching up the strap come fall!
As a side note, I’d just like to throw in that after I’d received my watch, I orders the men’s version of this watch (Winchester 3964L 44mm skeleton) for my Dad for Father’s Day! Looking forward to seeing his reaction!