Nixon Banks Black 40mm Men’s Watch (A060-000-00): Review

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Nixon Banks Black 40mm Men’s Watch (A060-000-00): Review
9.8 Total Score

Both sleek and light, this dual-time timepiece from the Banks Collection by Nixon is an ultra durable and water resistant watch that can be worn for dress and casual wear. This incredible design features more than you see at first glance, and it is sure to impress. This bold but clean look has textured subdials, a beautiful movement, and a thin and sleek construction.

Brand: Nixon

Type: Banks Black

Model: A060-000-00

Link: http://www.nixon.com/us/en/banks/A060.html

Specs/Size/Design

Made with a solid, custom stainless steel 40mm case, this Nixon Banks series men’s watch is the perfect sleek look for the gentleman seeking a watch that you can wear everyday and at dress events.

This Nixon is clearly named “Banks” for a reason — it looks, feels, and functions like a much more expensive timepiece. With a black and polished stainless steel two-tone design, you can’t get much classier than the Banks.

Technical Specifications and Features:

  • Case Size: 40mm
  • Case Shape: Square / Rectangular
  • Movement: 5-Hand Quartz with Swiss and Japanese Parts
  • Case Material: Custom Solid Stainless Steel
  • Dial type: Analog
  • Dial Color: Black
  • Dial Shape: Square / Rectangular
  • Dial Features: Dual Time, Seconds Subdial
  • Dial Hands: Stainless Steel
  • Crystal: Hardened Mineral, Multi-Dimensional Refraction
  • Band Type: Bracelet
  • Band: 33.5 – 21mm Steel 3 Link
  • Band Material: Stainless Steel
  • Clasp: Double Locking Clasp with Micro Adjust
  • Integrated Band
  • Features & Functions: 5-Hands, Dual Time, Quartz, Steel, Water Resistance, Rectangular Case and Dial, Subdials
  • Water Resistance: 100 meter (10 ATM)

Power Source

This Nixon Banks uses a 5-Hand Quartz movement features both Swiss and Japanese component parts.

The Good

The first thing you notice about this Nixon is the beautiful and classy rectangular dial. This black dial features simple but bold stainless steel main and subdial hands. There are no numerals or markings to indicate the hour, however, the subdials are located at the 2 and 5 o’clock positions, so reading the time is intuitive since the dial is square in shape.

The 5-hand movement is simple and stunning. As opposed to the traditional placement of subdials towards the center of the dial, this Nixon Banks places them at the 2 and 5 o’clock positions, creating a vertical stack design on the right hand side of the dial.

The 2 o’clock subdial is a full hour and minute dual time while the 5 o’clock subdial is used as the seconds hand since the main dial features only an hour and minute hand.

The bracelet is wide and sleek at 33.5mm, with an integrated 21mm band incorporated inside the bracelet for a smooth look. This band is secure and uses a stainless steel double locking clasp with micro adjust.

The Bad

While the Nixon Banks has excellent quality and design, the minimalistic design may be too minimal for many wearers, especially for the price. There are no numerals or indexes on the black dial and there is no calendar window to show the date.

Functionality

This 40mm Banks has a lot going for it: a superior design, quality construction, and incredible water resistance. The Quartz 5-hand movement is perfect for this watch and its functionality. The 100 meter water resistance can withstand much more than your typical timepiece.

From the solid backing and the multi-dimensional look of the dial due to the textured subdial, beveled and polished case, and clear crystal, this Banks does everything from telling the time with precision to withstanding the elements with ease.

Highlights

The water resistance is outstanding on this watch. Due in part to the Quartz movement as well as the solid steel backing, this Nixon is rated at 100 meter / 10 ATM water resistance. Take a look at the chart below to see that this rating allows you to wear this Nixon in and around water.

What is really interesting about this timepiece is the overall effect that the dial and crystal window has when viewed. The bold subdial face design features varying dimensions depending on how the light hits the crystal and dial. Since there is no dedicated bezel to the watch, the sleek curve of the square case around the dial, this adds to the three dimensional nature of this design.

The integrated band is another highlight feature. In order to get such a smooth look and a bracelet that is offers a great look, this Nixon Banks’s 21mm wide band is incorporated into the overall 33.5mm bracelet straight from the case itself for a much smoother transition than your typical link bracelet.

Pricing

This men’s black 40mm Nixon Banks timepiece retails for $350.00, but you won’t have to pay that much — we find you the best deals for brand new, unworn timepieces on the net.

You can purchase this Nixon Banks on watches.com for only $199.99 at the link below. This is a flash sale, so the price may change in the future.

Watches.com Purchase Link: https://www.watches.com/nixon-banks-black/

9.8 Total Score

Price
9.4
Design
9.8
Power Source
10
Functionality
10
Overall Quality
10
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