Thursday, 3 September 2015

Axcent Gravity X8510

After yesterday's silliness, I'm wearing a smart watch today.

This watch is another from the brand Axcent of Scandinavia, and this model is called Gravity. Axcent started in the late 90s with the aim of bringing Nordic design into the world of watches. I've posted about Axcent before, so there is a lot of information on the blog. The majority of the Axcent watches I've blogged have been designed by Daniel Jakobsson, and so has this model. Daniel was the head designer for Axcent between 2002 and 2009, which helpfully puts a date range on the watch.

The Gravity watch is inspired by the buoyant weightlessness of space, and uses an optical illusion in the face design to help give the feeling of roundness of a planet. The case is also round and domed, and is very shiny, giving the watch a luxurious feel. The straps are connected with a T-bar type arrangement and are in a padded brown leather.

The back shows the Axcent logo, along with the model name and number, and Daniel Jakobsson's signature moulded into the metal. The technical information on the back states this watch is all stainless steel and 5 atm water resistant.

The watch part is a 3 hand dial design with a Miyota quartz movement. There is also a small date window at the 6 o'clock position.

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