Rated 3 out of 5 Watch is great, the band, well...
Have had this watch for about 4-5 years and the watch is great, dark face easy to read, works fine. But it is a sport watch and a leather band is a bad idea, given moisture etc. It wore out and broke quickly. I favor the nylon bands that are easily slipped over pins (so that you are not constantly removing the pins to change bands) to match outfits, easy to wash, and had a slew of them years ago for another watch. Alas, they are now hard to come by, slightly too narrow (or way too wide) for this watch and Only BORING solid colors like black and brown or a few muted stripe combinations. LLBean, how about some stripes and polka dots to match your clothes? It would be a great add-on item assuming they are priced right.
October 28, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by RavenEye Pretty Good So Far
I recently ordered this field watch with the white background face. I like that the numbers/hands are easily readable. However, there are a couple of things that prevented my giving this item a higher rating. The first is that setting the date to operate accurately seems impossible, even though I followed the directions exactly as noted in the instructions. It remains a half-day off no matter what I do. The second thing is that the date - while seemingly easy to see on the picture online - in reality is nowhere near readable, the lines are extremely fine and light. And finally, I was surprised that the watch was shipped with the watch already running -- how long was this sitting on a supply shelf, and how much time is left on the purported 2-year battery? The watch seems to be operating well so far otherwise, but time will tell.
October 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by OutdoraTheExplorer Excellent quality watch
I bought my Women's Classic Field Watch in 1997 and have worn it daily ever since. To this day it is keeping perfect time, the crystal is unblemished and the time is clear and easy to read. At that time this watch was sold with three different styles of watch straps and a set of tools with which to change the straps quickly and easily for any given occasion. I still use the tough fabric one. When it gets soiled it gets washed in the washing machine coming out like new. This watch has become part of me, and if and when it finally comes to the end of its life, I will be mourning it. Then I will be ordering a new one, pronto. L.L. Bean, please consider bringing back the three different choices of straps. It was a great idea and a valuable bonus.
September 6, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Pirate2 disappointing
I bought this watch to replace a Swiss army watch I've had for 20 years or more. The crystal is already scratched after a few months and the band is unraveling. It's going back!
June 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mainexpat Everything I Need and Nothing I Don't
In my view, the best description of this watch is "no nonsense." It isn't trendy, flashy or trying to be a look-alike for an overpriced "status brand." It's styling is classic and understated, which I love.
It is also functional, accurate, rugged, and easy to read (even in the dark). And it has a date window, which I refuse to do without. I've had mine for a few months now. If it continues to stand up to my accidental drops,dunks and daily gym workouts, I'll be even more pleased.
June 1, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by DiDi1 Disappointed Again
This is the second field watch I had to return that stopped working. The first one was the men's field watch.( got refund , they could not repair it) . Put new battery in but still not working, just sent it back for repair, see what they say this time. I am an regular customer of LL Bean but for the price of this watch you would think it would be a better quality knowing LL Bean. Very disappointed with this watch ! and annoyed I had to pay to ship it for repairs.
March 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KLHolstein THRILLED with my new Women's Classic Field Watch!
I am truly THRILLED with my new Women's Classic Field Watch. It is very well made with a Swiss movement and Italian calfskin leather band. There are 8 holes in the band for a wide range of adjustments. I have a small wrist, and this watch fits me perfectly ... not too big, not too small.
I like the size of the numbers and hands, too. It's very easy to read the time.
I highly recommend this well-made, comfortable, practical watch for all but the dressiest occasions.
February 7, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by birderwoman Not the watch I knew and loved
I had a women's field watch I used for 20 years and loved. I lost it, unfortunately, and ordered a new one. At first I thought they had sent a man's watch. It was so large and heavy! In addition, the hour points did not illuminate in the dark as my old watch did. Bigger is not necessarily better! I am returning this watch. I wish I could find my old field watch...it was so much better than this new one.
December 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by nibby57 Fits Perfectly
I have a tiny wrist and this watch fits perfectly. The numbers are large enough to read and I love that you can buy different colored backgrounds. I would recommend this to a friend. I noticed that the watch is now more expensive, so I'm glad I purchased it, when I did in April 2012.
November 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by acf151 I'd love to buy another one
The watch I bought had a blue face and I couldn't get it to work. So I sent it to the LLBean repair shop, and they explained that there was an issue they couldn't fix, and they were happy to return it for me. However, I love the LLBean watches I've used previously and would like to buy this one, if they come back into stock. It's good for a work watch as well as being waterproof enough to be outside or paddling.
October 4, 2013