12 Jul 2011

Gucci Stainless Steel Classic Men’s Watch YA126201 Review

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Written by Jessica Plumbley

The Gucci Timeless Stainless Steel Classic Men’s Watch (YA126201) is ideal for the man who seeks to keep his style simple yet appreciable. This 2010 model is both fashionable and practical, and will complement outfits ranging from classy street clothes to three-piece suits.

Full view of the Stainless Steel Classic Men’s Watch YA126201 .

A view of the Gucci Timeless Classic Men’s Watch.

Constructed of durable stainless steel and scratch-resistant synthetic sapphire glass, this Gucci Timeless can take more of a beating than most luxury watches. With a case 44.5 mm in diameter and 9.3 mm thick, the piece is big enough to assert an air of masculinity without becoming bulky. Thanks to its size—as well as to the contrast between its black background and white markings—the time is easy to read, even from afar. The slender green second hand adds a classy flair of color while allowing the user to differentiate it from the other markers. The minute ticks are labeled in increments of five, further enhancing the ease of a quick estimate. In place of the hour four mark lies a small boxed number that shows the day of the month. Above it, Gucci’s homage to its equestrian roots takes form in the familiar green-red-green web that sits next to the 3 marker and complements the color of the second hand. Silver letters spell “Gucci” at the top center of the dial, so that this watch’s maker cannot be mistaken.

The YA126201 has a lot in its favor. Due to the model’s elegance and practicality, I can’t anticipate too many complaints. However, as the Stainless Steel Classic will cost you approximately $500, it’d be worth it to examine other options before you make a decision.

Gucci has developed quite the name for itself over the years as a brand of class. As luxury watches are already associated with wealth, a Gucci watch would deliver double the reputation. If that is what you are looking for and why you have sought out this watch, great. But if you just like the simple beauty of the Classic YA126201 model, you might consider other brands before handing over your money. For example, the Bulova 96A101 is another stainless steel watch that is equally classy but costs $300 less than the Gucci model. Shop around and you’re sure to find more.

A side view of the Gucci Timeless Stainless Steel Classic Men’s Watch YA126201.

A side view of the YA126201.

Another thing to consider before buying a Gucci watch is that while Gucci is certainly a prestigious company, it started making watches simply because there was a demand for them in the fashion market. If you’re a luxury watch aficionado, you might want to look at companies that make and sell only watches, as they will place greater emphasis on the quality and precision of their product. There are companies with reputations equal to Gucci that simply make a better timepiece.

In short: the Gucci Timeless Stainless Steel Classic Men’s Watch is a functional and fashionable piece of jewelry more than likely to please its user. But as with any other purchase, you might want to poke around and figure out what you want before you buy.



Quick Facts about the Gucci Stainless Steel Men’s Classic:

  • Model number:YA126201
  • Model Year: 2010
  • Dial window material type:synthetic-sapphire
  • Display Type:analog
  • Clasp:deployment-clasp
  • Case material:stainless-steel
  • Case diameter:44.5 millimeters
  • Case Thickness:9.3 millimeters
  • Band material:stainless-steel
  • Band length: mens-standard
  • Band width: 23 millimeters
  • Bezel material:stainless-steel
  • Bezel Function:stationary
  • Calendar:Date
  • Special Features: luminous
  • Movement: Quartz
  • Water resistant depth:99 Feet


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