Founded in 2002, Cadence produces watches in a variety of styles. Their mission is to deliver quality timepieces at reasonable prices, avoiding middle-men and instead focusing on distributing direct to their customer. They often mail out sale offers via their mailing list.
Cadence is known for their Reddit watches, as well as other fun watches. Recently, they have been offering a larger variety of styles and functions.
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The Winston is a completely adequate watch for its $40 price tag. Powered by a Miyota quartz movement, the Winston is a simple and minimalist timepiece. The stainless steel case/bracelet are ultra-lightweight.
Cadence Winston Technical Specifications
- Model Number: Winston
- MSRP: $40
- Case Diameter: 42mm
- Alternate Models: Different color and complication combinations available
- Movement: Quartz, Miyota 2035
- Complications: n/a
- Battery Life: Estimated 3 years
- Water Resistance: 30m/100ft
- Crystal Material: Mineral
Setting the Time
The Winston is manipulated via the crown.
How To set the time:
- Pull crown to the furthest position (position 2). Turn the crown clockwise to set the time.
Cadence Winston Aesthetics & Design
Lacking any complications or designs on the face (aside from the brand name written just below the 12 o’clock marker), the Cadence Winston is as simple as a watch this size can get. It’s black on black on white colour scheme is simple and contemporary. Cadence saw the 42mm face as an opportunity to exercise a minimalist design.
The stainless steel bracelet looks cheap due to the sizable gaps between links. It doesn’t bring the entire watch down since the bracelet is concealed for the most part, but it’s a place to see where costs were cut.
The black steel appears to hold its color well, resisting scratches and wear marks fort he most part.
Cadence Winston Build Quality
One the first things you’ll notice about the Winston is how light it is. For an all-steel watch, the lightness is disheartening. However, it has resisted wear well and still looks new despite several months of semi-frequent use.
Crystal, Case, and Dial
The crystal and case on the Winston are kept simple. The dial is printed white on a brushed background and will require not maintenance long-term.
As mentioned, the watch is quite light but otherwise appears to be made fairly well.
Strap and Clasp
The stainless steel bracelet is flimsy, as is the deployment clasp. Both feel secure once closed, but there is quite a bit of side to side movement between links.
More About the Cadence Winston
The Miyota 2035 is a simple quartz movement. It is accurate to approximately +/- 15 seconds per month and has a battery life estimated at up to 4 years.
There isn’t much to say about the movement used inside the Winston: this is about as simple as a movement gets.
Value for Money
For $40 there are other watches I would personally opt for, but that’s not to say that the Winston isn’t a worthwhile purchase assuming it’s what you’re looking for. I find the minimalism a but much, as for not much more you can step up to a better looking Skagen or Timex Weekender.
Technically the Winston is a perfectly fine watch. It’s powered by a reliable and accurate movement and won’t fall apart the day after you buy it. This watch may not be heirloom quality, but you will still get a few good years of use out of it just the same.