Christin Bryant On The Mnmlst Collection
I have a confession to make… I’ve worn the same watch since my eighteenth birthday when my parents gave me a “grown up” watch, i.e. one that wasn’t plastic or brightly coloured, and it was such a classic design that I never saw the need to change it.
Fast forward maaaany years when I was contacted by Barbas and Zacari… I have to admit I was skeptical. I had seen lots of bloggers showing various watches on social media and honestly I thought they all pretty much looked the same… But once I had a look at the Barbas And Zacari website I was immediately impressed by the clean lines of the watch face design and especially the fun striped watch band of the Manhattan watch.
I absolutely LOVE stripes and so the design on this model was right up my alley! I also loved the size of the watch face, its much larger than my traditional watch and looks modern and not as “dainty” as many women’s watches.
I received my new watch and it was love at first sight! I still wore my old birthday watch occasionally but the Manhattan watch became my everyday watch most of the summer. I especially loved wearing it with other striped items, like here:
When I saw that the straps were interchangeable I knew I wanted to try a different band for fall. I still wear stripes in the fall but I thought it might be fun to change it up. I selected the “Salmon” leather strap and it really changed the look of the watch.
The best part though was how easy it was to change the straps, the design makes it so simple! Here is a short video where you can see me changing the straps and it’s done in less than 15 seconds!
As you can see it’s really fast and easy to do and I love the fact that I can swap out the bands daily even, depending on the outfit I’m wearing. I love olive almost as much as I love stripes so the olive canvas band is next on my wish list.
Here is the “Salmon” leather strap in action, it’s a great colour for fall.
I should also mention that these watches are very reasonably priced and come with a 12-month warranty, free US shipping and you can even use code CBSTYLED20 for an extra 20% off! Oh, and if you want a replacement watch band, they are very fairly priced as well, so you might as well snag a couple.
Thank you to Barbas and Zacri for finally getting me out of my watch rut!