As technology and business models change, the watch industry has undergone significant changes in how luxury watches are made and sold. Vincero Watches is the latest company to join this transformation and use these new business methods to produce stylish and durable watches at a reasonable price. To set itself apart from other upstart companies, Vincero has created a signature marble and engraving feature to remind its customers to go after their dreams in much the same way these three co-founds did.
A piece of Italian marble is embedded in the back plate and encircled by the words “Live Your Legacy” in both Latin and English. With large round dials and minimalist features, the Vincero watch has become a globally produced product that is shipped worldwide. With small batch manufacturing, inventory of Vincero watches is continually changing. The six watches reviewed here are just a small sample of the full product line available to customers.
Quick Look: Best Vincero Watches
- Vincero Luxury Men’s Chrono S
- Vincero Luxury Mens Bellwether Watch
- Vincero Luxury Women’s Eros Wrist Watch
- Vincero Luxury Men’s Kairos
- Vincero Luxury Woman’s Kleio
- Vincero Luxury Women’s Eros
1. Vincero Luxury Men’s Chrono S
One of 15 of so watches currently in the Chrono S Series, this Matte Black model has a 43mm dial and black leather interchangeable band. The three subdials in addition to the hour, minute and second hands offer timer and dual time capabilities. Like all Vincero watches it has the signature marble and engraved back plate.
This chronograph style men's watch by Vincero is black 316L (marine grade) stainless steel and comes with a quick release interchangeable Italian leather band in a black croc pattern. The 6 hand clock movement has three subdials and includes a date window. Subdials provide a timer and dual time zone capabilities.
The scratch resistant sapphire-coated mineral crystal protects the gunmetal hands and markers for a water resistant rating of 5ATM (rain resistant). Considered a large sized dial (1.72 inches across), the model is also available in a slightly smaller 40mm face. Both models are round. The company provides free shipping, 30 day returns, and a 24 month warranty on workmanship.
2. Vincero Luxury Mens Bellwether Watch
This silver, white and blue version of the Bellwether chronograph watch by Vincero, has a 316L corrosion resistant stainless steel case, white dial and blue leather band. In addition to the silver colored metal hour, minute and second hands, the two subdials provide timer capabilities. The small date window is located at the bottom of the dial. As with all Vincero watches, it has the signature marble and engraved back plate.
Definitely, a striking combination for the man who is not committed to blacks and browns, this stainless steel case, white dial and blue calfskin band looks sporty and business-like at the same time. The silver hands and the two timer subdials offer the ability to stay on top of activities.
The 43mm watch face is large in size (1.72 inches across) and the inch wide band will keep it securely in place. The company provides free shipping, 30 day returns and a 24 month warranty on workmanship.
3. Vincero Luxury Women’s Eros Wrist Watch
This model within te Eros Series has the warm gold tone of rose gold for its case, band and dial. The three hand analog display is highlighted by four Roman numeral hour markers. As with all Vincero watches, the product has its signature marble and engraved back plate.
This watch from the Eros Series is an elegant and minimalist looking watch that is also durable. The rose gold finished stainless case is complemented by a rose gold tone mesh stainless interchangeable band and rose gold dial face. Its large round face (38mm) makes a dramatic statement and will not go unnoticed.
The mineral crystal protects the workings of the watch from dust, everyday spills and inclement weather. The band is interchangeable and additional bands can be purchased from the company's website. The company provides free worldwide shipping, 30 day returns and a 24 month warranty on workmanship.
4. Vincero Luxury Men’s Kairos
Part of the Kairos Series by Vincero, this model has a silver stainless steel case with a deep blue dial with black leather band. A simple three hand dial is just what is needed for a casual look. As with all Vincero watches, the signature marble and engraved back plate encourages customers to “Live Your Legacy”.
The Kairos Series offers style within a simple analog timepiece. Its large minimalist design (1.7 inches across) will not go unnoticed. The sapphire-coated mineral crystal improves the water resistant quality of the timepiece which is rated at 10ATM.
The black calfskin leather band is imprinted in a black croc design which adds to the style of the piece. The company offers free shipping worldwide, 30 day returns and a 24 month warranty.
5. Vincero Luxury Woman’s Kleio
This chronograph style womens watch is part of the Kieio Series within the Vincero line. Its black on black design and large 38mm watch face offers standard analog display with three subdials with timer and dual time zone capabilities. The signature marble and engraved back plate is Vincero’s signature feature.
Offering a standard analog display with three subdials with timer and dual time zone capabilities, this chronograph style watch is perfect for the person who is constantly on the run. Its matte black stainless steel case, black dial, and black stainless mesh band are only highlighted by the silver stainless hands and markers.
The durable construction is water resistant to 3ATM (rain resistant) for general use outdoors. The company offers free shipping, 30 day returns and a 24 month warranty on workmanship.
6. Vincero Luxury Women’s Eros
Another choice from the Erod Series, this model has a more casual look with a brown leather quick release band to complement its rose gold stainless case and white dial. The three hand analog display offers a simple timepiece in a stylish package. As in all Vincero watches, the back plate has its signature marble and engraved tribute.
While the Eros Series has a larger watch face than many women wear (1.5 inches), the thickness of the watch is thin (7mm/0.28 inches). The mineral crystal is flat and protects the movement from dust and everyday exposure to moisture.
The a basic 3-hand analog display the clean design of the white dial and contrasting brown leather band creates a no-frills minimalist appearance for the woman who is looking for a practical option to wear anywhere. The company offers free shipping, 30 day returns and a 24 month warranty on workmanship.
Vincero Watches Buyer’s Guide
As one of the new wave of upstart manufacturing companies which have come on the global economic scene, Vincero has been creating watches for about 6 years. Begun by three friends who decided to learn the business by working in China after college graduation, the co-founders have developed a global team which designs, markets and sells watches through its online and affiliated platforms. This efficient business model which contracts for all materials and manufacturing services operates from its offices in Seattle, Washington.
Using Kickstarter as a design tool, customer opinion is the driving force behind looks. While this is a cheap way to quickly test new product designs, it does have the disadvantage of relying on a homogeneous demographic for input. In other words, people who are willing to use Kickstarter are likely to have very similar preferences and the opinions of those who do not use the app are not generally considered.
A look at the website shows that all models have a round dial and bands that are in similar proportions to the face. All photographs show each watch with the same time (10:09:36). Watch dials are gold, silver or black in color with neutral bands in metal or leather. All dials are similar in appearance regardless of whether they are styled for a man or woman.
Hours are typically marked by simple lines or Roman Numerals that work better in a global market. Style leans toward the minimalist and generic. Persons looking for individuality in their watch design may not find it in these styles to their liking. However, if being part of the group determines your style than Vincero offers many options.
Hint of History and Live Your Legacy
The defining difference in these watches over other similar styles is the inclusion of a thin disc shaped piece of Italian marble in the back plate and the engraving of the words “Live Your Legacy” in Latin and English around the stone. Described as “historic” marble, customers should remember that Italy is one of the greatest exporters of fine marble in the world.
It is unlikely that this marble has any significant historic value other than it has come from Italy. The phrase “Live Your Legacy” refers to the dream of the co-founders and is meant to encourage customers to go after their own dreams.
While the main product sold by Vincero is the watch, the company also markets accessories such as watch bands/straps, sunglasses and braided leather bracelets. Designs are largely gender neutral and come in natural colors such as black, brown, and grey.
Small Batch Manufacturing
Vincero has adopted a business model that is based on small batch manufacturing that keeps overhead low while keeping inventory levels manageable. Assembly and materials are contracted from existing suppliers and may vary from order to order. While the company prefers to avoid the use of the word ‘outsourced’, customers should understand that production is not standard across the product line.
Each watch regardless of design is made primarily from the same four materials.
- Stainless steel (316L) – All metal parts in these watches are made of 316L stainless steel which is highly resistant to heat and corrosion. While it can be used in surgical implants, it is most often used in marine applications and watches because of its water resistant properties. No precious metals are used here and the gold or silver color comes from finishes added to the steel.
- Italian leather – All leather used in these watches is imported from Italy. Most often mentioned as calfskin this smooth leather can be imprinted and colored to resemble other types of skin.
- Sapphire coated mineral crystal – This type of crystal is produced in a lab by creating a synthetic sapphire compound which is then bonded to a standard mineral crystal. This process is expensive but adds a high level of scratch resistance to the watch. It should be noted that not all watches come with this sapphire-coated mineral crystal.
- Watch Movements – Vincero uses three types of watch movements which vary by the type of watch. See the Vincero website for the specific type of movement installed in a specific watch.
All Vincero watches are rated as water resistant but that rating varies with the type of watch movement and type of crystal used in the watch. Although the rating system implies that watches can be used while showering or swimming, the company clarifies the rating with descriptions such as ‘rain resistant’. These watches should not be considered ‘waterproof’. Damage to the battery can occur with even a small amount of moisture.
Where are Vincero Watches Made?
The company offices are based in Seattle, Washington, and this question is not answered on its FAQ page. However, on its ‘Our Process’ page it states that watches are manufactured in multiple factories around the world. According to a question answered on Amazon, all factories are located in China. The company does not imprint its watches with a country of origin nor The company website does state that the materials used in these watches come from origins outside the USA.
How do Vincero Watches compare to Other Brands?
This question is one that is very subjective. Labeled as a Luxury watch by the Vincero company, there is no indication that the materials, technology, looks or cost are much different than that of the Timex brand. Timex watches may actually be a bit cheaper.
On the flip side, the Luxury brand Bulova has watches with similar looks, features, and materials but price tags that are approximately double the Vincero brand. Interesting to note, Bulova is now owned by the same company that produces many of the movements for Vincero.
Although Vincero claims higher quality than other brands, there is no information presented to indicate these watches last longer, are of higher quality materials, or are crafted by a better workforce. The company is only a few years old and has not had the opportunity to prove that it is a quality competitor in this field.
Before purchasing a watch that is described as ‘Luxury’, customers should be aware that there may be little difference between a brand purchased at a big-box retailer and one purchased from a high end jeweler. Luxury is often a characteristic of brand name recognition and not product quality.
Did you know?
Vincero Watches has offices based in Seattle, WA. Offering free worldwide shipping and a 30-day return policy, the company backs its products with a 24 month warranty on workmanship.