Rated 3 out of 5
by MissBailey Not as I expected...
I saw this in the display case in Marlton over Christmas and didn't try it on, Wish I had, instead, months later I have it delivered to AZ only to find out its not as I had expected.
First, the watch band isn't the same. On the web site it appears to be uniform in size all the way around. The watch band I received is tapered towards the end and seems much skinner - it's only 1 cm wide. (see pic)
Second I think I anticipated the face to be a little bigger. I only use 1.0 readers, but the numbers et al on this watch face are really small.
Not sure if I will return or not. Definitely don't like the band, seems fragile.
March 10, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by kelly543 not good
Less than a month after receiving this watch I had to replace the battery. Watch is ok if you only want an " idea" of what time it is, otherwise it runs from 10 to 30 minutes slow very frequently. I had bought one around 10 years ago because it's a nice style, but ended up sending that one back too. I thought maybe they'd improved it but I guess not. Pretty expensive for such poor quality. Won't buy one again.
December 13, 2014
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