Sunday, October 29, 2023

Watch Review: Sean John Black Diamond Watch

In America, you can still go from a tough beginning to billionaire.  No one exemplifies that more than Sean "P. Diddy" Combs.  The platinum recording artist reportedly had a net worth of $1 billion in 2022.  One of the things that propelled his business success was making the hip-hop into fashion with his brand Sean John.

In 2016, Sean Combs sold 90% of the brand to Global Brands Group.  But, late in 2022, he bought the brand back for around $7.5 million when Global Brands Group went into bankruptcy.  Now, you'll find the brand name on all sorts of men's clothing and cologne.

[4/20/2024 update - I should note that this review was written before P.Diddy's homes were raided and before various were allegations of misconduct were brought to the surface as subjects of a serious Homeland Security Investigation in 2024,  I'm sure this will lead to even more Sean John merchandise in closeout stores.]

For this review, we'll take a look at an inexpensive Sean John watch that I found at a Burlington store here in Georgia.  It's cost between $20 and $30.  You can find it online at Boscov's and a few other retailers.

Watch Style

The watch is a simple quartz watch with a blue dial featuring the Sean John signature on the top of the dial, "Black Diamond" lettered across the bottom, and a small black diamond accent inset into the 6 o'clock position.  The bezel has a screw down look and the bracelet has a nice shine to it.

The watch fits a little loosely on my wrist and the links of bracelet have a very smooth and comfortable feel.  It's actually a very comfortable watch to wear. If there is one drawback, it is that the watch bezel seems a little prone to pick up fingerprints.

This is a watch that says, "Shiny," but not necessarily gaudy.

Watch Construction

This watch has a stainless steel caseback, a base metal case, and a quartz movement from Singapore.

The watch is powered by a common SR626SW battery.

Watch Dimensions

The Sean John watch has a diameter of 40 mm,  The case is not too thick at 10mm.  The band width is 25 mm at the case and  20 mm the rest of the way around.  The bracelet circumference seems pretty generous.  It fit my wrist comfortably with just a little looseness.  If you need to remove links, it should be easy to do so with a common watch repair kit.

Overall Impression

I'm no hip-hop artist, but I like this watch.  It's a nice addition to any inexpensive watch collection.

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