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Luxury watch specialist Paul Maxwell reveals & reviews Raymond Weil Freelancer watch for men and gives his honest opinions & tips on Raymond Weil watches.
Hello! I am Paul Maxwell, luxury watch specialist at WatchPilot.
Today we are looking at a fairly modern luxury Swiss watch brand in comparison to many of the long established brands available you may have heard of, and that is Raymond Weil.
You may want to watch this video with Paul’s narrative.
Raymond Weil remains one of the last truly independent watchmakers in Switzerland’s watch industry and carries the bat on forward with innovative designs, but retaining the Swiss heritage.
Today’s watch is the Raymond Weil Freelancer Men's Green Watch.
It's one such product I am talking about today, the Raymond Weil Freelancer. This Freelancer watch was launched in 2007.
The watch model we are looking at today is the stainless steel olive green dial gent’s Freelancer.
The Freelancer watch is fully automatic, meaning it winds itself up while you are wearing it and needs no battery.
As you can see, the first impression is a strikingly different looking watch dial.
Your eyes immediately are drawn to the bottom of the watch face, where you can see the balance wheel rocking back and forth through the cutout window (similar to skeleton watches).
Raymond Weil Freelancer’s watch dial itself is simple: With polished silver bat on our markers set into a matte dark green chapter ring surrounding the contrasted textured checkered dial centre.
The Freelancer is a simple two-handed watch which helps to keep the thickness of the case down to just over 10mm. It also keeps the dial free of a second hand and a date window that creates a simple aesthetic timepiece.
The watch case’s diameter is 42mm which gives the watch a modern elegant look, and avoids the dial looking overcrowded.
Flip the Raymond Weil Freelancer watch over and you can see balance wheel again, this time through the sapphire crystal glass back.
Held in place with a steel screw down ring, the front glass is also sapphire crystal that makes it highly scratch resistant.
You can see the counterweight that winds the mainspring, and the lovely grillish finished the Swiss calibre RW1212 movement’s watch plates.
Although elegant and stylish, the Raymond Weil Freelancer watch is made to very robust standards with stainless steel polished matte link bracelet, and a hidden deployment in line style clasp.
The final feature of the watch is the screw down crown which allows the Raymond Weil Freelancer to have a water resistance of 100 metres. This is a very unusual feature on such a dressy looking watch.
Expect to get a full two-year guarantee. Of course, WatchPilot is an authorised Raymond Weil watch stockist.
I hope you will agree with so many features packed into this watch model, the Raymond Weil Freelancer represents a great value at £1,895, and is available on our online store.
You may find the entire collection of Raymond Weil men’s watches on our website, or in our retail store at Richmond, London.
Our price: £1,895
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