Rated 3 out of 5 by TexasLarry Could be great with wider hands
I got this field watch for Christmas, to replace a LL Bean Field Watch I had for more than 10 years. Sadly, the hands on this new version have been on a diet and as a result it is way harder to read than my old one. I hate this, as I loved my old field watch and this one just makes me sad. I guess I'll keep it and wear it and just take more time to focus in the dial when I read it. It keeps very good time, but the hands ruin the watch for me.
I love LL Bean, and I can't figure out why they cheapened this great watch by making the hands so darned skinny.
March 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by CasualMichiganWalker A correction to my previous review
In my review dated 3/12/2014, I said the LL Bean Vintage Field Watch is considerably larger than the Classic Field Watch. This statement is incorrect. They are very close in size. The Classic is 1-7/16" and the Vintage is 1-8/16". These measurements include the crown.
March 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by CasualMichiganWalker Only one flaw
I have two Men's Classic Field Watches, one with a navy blue dial and gold plated case (purchased a year ago), and one with a green dial and stainless steel case (purchased recently). Both watches are very attractive, largely because of the colored sunray dials. I would like LL Bean to make this watch with a red sunray dial, white numerals and a dark black case. The watch's only flaw is that the hands are too narrow, making them hard to see at times. To improve this, they would have to widen the hands just a little. The watch case is about 36 mm wide, which might be too small for the tastes of some people. They might consider Bean's "Vintage" Field Watch, which appears to be about 40 mm. My routine of a desk job and taking walks in the neighborhood is not very hard on my watches. For this non-rigorous routine, the watches have performed well.
March 12, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by heartache Minute Hour Hands
I bought this to replace my field watch that died even after putting in a battery, it served me many, many years. So I bought this new one, in the photo the minute and hour hands are quite visible, but the one I received are hard to see, especially the minute hand. Oh you can not see the hands in the dark at all.
So to recomend it, if you have really good eyes Yes, but otherwise no just because of the hands. But it sure is a fine looking time piece. So I'll be stopping by the store to see what's up.
January 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by bulltooth Easy to read
This is a nice , simple , easy to read and set watch .
January 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by Kellan Perfect Size
Being a smaller guy at 5 feet 8 and 1/2 inches tall and weighing around 150 pounds I have to be careful with my watch size. The watches that are popular lately are HUGE and do not fit me at all. This LL Bean watch is the closest I've found in years that fits me, looks manly without looking over-sized and is obviously built to last. I still wear it on the smallest hole in the band but it looks great. I don't want to give the wrong impression though: this is NOT a small watch. It's a NORMAL sized watch for a man, which has gotten harder to find recently. It looks classic. I got the green face (because it was marked down) and I couldn't be happier with it. It's a darker green, like a spruce green, and is slightly iridescent because of the material the face is made of. Thank you LL Bean, I am VERY happy with this watch.
January 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by callmemario Men's Classic Field Watch, Stainless Steel.
I thought it was time to add another L.L.Bean watch to my small collection. My wife and I, each have had ours for over 20 years...and they are still running great! My new Men's Classic Field Watch with Black dial, is even much nicer than it looks on the picture. The presentation/gift box is very distinguished. I like the fact that they've included a little instructions manual. I was mostly impressed with the watch's looks and crafstmanship. Attention to detail is excellent!. The stainless steel casing is beautifully satin finished and styled to perfection. No sharp edges to hurt the wrist or hand. The black water resistant Italian calf leather bracelet is superb! Looks great for any occasion. I just love the fact that it's an "L.L.Bean" watch! Very reasonable price for a watch of this quality. I'm not sure what else to say besides...get one! You'll like it! :-)
December 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by NIGHTHIKER1 Regarding the field watch and it's return
Wow! I had to return this because it stopped running. This is the first time that anything from LL Bean has failed me. The watch worked up to a point then suddenly started losing time. I had the battery changed and it ran for a while and stopped again for good. They replaced the watch and I'm happy. They should get after their vendors to make sure of the quality. However, if you think about it the movement is mechanical and should be made of better material.
October 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by wrinkleyshopper Great Timepiece
I became the custodian of my LL Bean Field Watch recently in California, although the watch is quite obviously a vintage model, I was happy to purchase it, as I had been considering a new one. When I was offered the watch it had a filthy steel bracelet and was not working. On return to the UK I took the watch for a new battery and strap. The repairer commented that the watch was great quality. We eventually agreed upon a leather and canvas strap, which sets the gold plated case off wonderfully. I now wear the watch constantly and have received a number of admiring comments. The watch keeps perfect time and will be travelling with me on Safari to Central Africa in 2014. Maybe the guys at LL Bean should try the leather & canvas strap instead of the leather one so many people complain about.
October 15, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by speckledtrout Disappointed
Bought this based on the excellent quality of other LLBean goods and clothes. Watch looked good and ran well for six months, but then stopped. Battery was checked and works fine. Watch is defective and is being sent back. Shouldn't happen at this price point and I don't appreciate having to pay shipping/handling to send it back.
September 21, 2013