I’ve been looking for a simple, white faced watch for the last couple months, and couldn’t resist this when I found it. This is my Braun BN0032 watch review.
I’ve had this watch on my list for the last little while, but I was having a really hard time finding it here in Calgary. On my recent trip to Japan, we discovered a cool little place called Sempre in Shinjuku, and low and behold there was a white and black one staring back at me through a glass case. After trying it on, I couldn’t resist. 20,000¥ (roughly $210 cdn) and I was out the door.
(On the red surface)
With a 40mm diameter x 8mm thickness, I’m liking the size more than my other watches.
Subtle branding is debossed into the leather strap.
After getting used to the standard circle punches in the Tokyobay watch I’ve been wearing, these wider holes were a nice surprise.
The hardware is simple enough, and matches the rest of the minimal design.
The timeless design is owed to Brauns most prolific designer – Dieter Rams.
The BN0032 opts for a straight quartz 3 hand/date movement. If you’re looking for a chronograph in a similar style, I’d recommend checking out the BN0035.
The crown has 2 pull depths, one to change the time, the other to change the date.
The back shows the model number, as well as it’s material and 50m water depth.
I really like how simple the strap looks as it extends from the casing.
Overall, I really love this thing. It was a tough call choosing between the white and the black, so the black version of the BN0035 linked above might make it’s way to the collection eventually. Most importantly, it’s comfortable on the wrist and it’s going to be my daily watch for the foreseeable future.
Update: A few years later I had to do a battery replacement, and if you’re looking to find the correct battery, you can buy them from Amazon for dirt cheap.