2. SevenFriday M2 Watch Review
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I recently had the opportunity to interview the head of watches over at Swarovski, Mr. Hanspeter Hanschick (article published on Forbes). Hanschick is a watch industry veteran and who I credit with a lot of the brand's current design success. A close look at the many Swarovski watch designs reveals a rather impressive dedication to things like legibility and comfort - where most similarly-priced women's watches are either derivative or mostly decorative. So the combination of originality and careful thought is one of the things that I personally believe is very correct with many Swarovski watches.
On wrist, especially on the available steel bracelet, the Alpina Alpiner 4 Flyback Chronograph feels big and rather tough, just as you'd expect from a 44mm sports chronograph. The case is quite thick, which is common for modular chronographs (similar to the Tudor Heritage Chronograph). While on the thicker side, the case is very nicely finished with brushed elements along the front face and a polished bezel and edges that reach to the lug ends.