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Jean Bellecour Faubourg Collection

By Cameron Martel


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Brought To You By Jean Bellecour

Jean Bellecour contacted me about shooting the Faubourg, a new collection of vintage-inspired ladies quartz watches. I’m not one to pass up on the opportunity to spend some time with my camera, so I accepted their offer.

I received the Faubourg on September 20th, where I then asked Melissa to wear it and put it through its paces.

Jean Bellecour Faubourg in Box

A Simple, Elegant Quartz Timepiece

The Jean Bellecour Faubourg is an understated watch. It’s silver on silver finishings are done well, with both the brushed and polished surfaces styled so as to compliment each other. The steel version does look a little dressy, but there are other versions avaialble that downplay the class a little, including a slick black and steel version.

Inside the Faubourg is a plain-old Miyota 2035, which is a fine if not typical quartz movement. Expect 3-5 years of battery life and accuracy to within 20 seconds per month.

Jean Bellecour Faubourg Case & Crown

30m / 99ft water resistance

The Jean Bellecour Faubourg is fine to wear as a daily wristwatch and can be worn when washing hands, out in the rain, etc. However, the water resistance is not suitable for swimming or being submerged.

Jean Bellecour Faubourg Case

Black Leather Strap & Stainless Steel Clasp

The strap – a soft and comfortable black crocodile-grain leather – is paired with an engraved stainless-steel buckle. Both the strap and buckle are comfortable to wear for long periods.

Jean Bellecour Faubourg Clasp

The Faubourg’s 35mm Case Fits Most Women

Most women, as well as men with smaller wrists, will find the Faubourg to be a good fit on the wrist. As a companion, it’s easy to read (though it lacks lume, so it can’t be used at night). The mineral crystal is recessed slightly into the bezel, giving it some protection against every day bumps and bruises.

Jean Bellecour Faubourg Wrist Shot

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About Cameron Martel

If it ticks or tocks, I want it on my wrist. I'm a fan of all things that keep good time, and I can't resist a great looking watch. WYCA is my way of appreciating the engineering and artistry that goes into affordable watches. My favorite watch is my Jazzmaster Auto Chrono, and the watch I wear the most is my Weekender Chronograph. I currently have 33 watches in my collection. Learn more about WYCA's Editorial Process.

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