I Slowed Down – My Six Week Slow Watch Review

This is my Slow Watch review. The Slow Watch brand provided me with a sample product for the purpose of trying it out. It in no way shaped my opinions.

There’s been something weighing heavy on my heart over the last few weeks. Time. It’s literally evaporating before my eyes. I don’t mean this in an exaggerate form, it really is. I think 2016 is the fastest I’ve ever seen a year go by. As I approached my birthday on July 1, I made myself a promise to slow down before the year turned to dust.

It was just in time when Slow Watch came to me about endorsing one of their watches. Sure I get hundreds of requests a week to endorse things, but this one stood out. When I went to their site I saw their mission and it completely moved me. It goes a little something like this:

slow watches were created to shift the way people read time. So rather than focusing on the second or the minute we have produced an instrument that measures the moment.

So that was that, I was on a mission to “slow down” and measure my moments.

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I slowed down for holding hands with my mini me… Photo Katy Bayer

Slow Watch was Just in Time

I really connected with this movement and of course took them up on trying one out, but not just for the purpose of writing this Slow Watch review. What I found most important was the entire concept.

So, I set out to spend more time with my son; at the park, holding hands, taking naps together… I couldn’t believe how much I had missed. And for what? To write an extra article, or post something on twitter for a few bucks? These we the moments he would remember. That I would remember. The moments that make life, alive.

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We slowed down for high fives… Photo by Katy Bayer

I reminded myself that success is about balancing the things in your life that make you happy and make you whole. Time doesn’t wait for us. It does not stand still, it does not return once it’s gone and it never ever reminds you to slow down, until now.

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We slowed down for the playground… Photo Katy Bayer

About the Slow Watch Brand

First I want to bring your attention to the incredible engineering behind making this watch. From the design to the mechanics, the Slow Watch is a work of art.

When I first went to the Slow Watch website I was super impressed with their branding and purchasing experience. Shopping online is such a huge thing now, even better if it’s made simple. I love their streamline design and mix-n-match options. Most of the Slow Watches are unisex, which makes buying a watch for yourself or anyone simple.

Slow Watch is made with Swiss  Ronda Caliber 505.24H GMT Quartz movement. It has one hand working around 24 hours allowing you to see the entire day in one view. The concept is that the one-hand system fundamentally changes the way you look at your watch and it will give you a better consciousness about the way your day progresses.

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My Personal Slow Watch Review

It’s truly an amazing concept which I had to see and use for an entire six weeks to believe. I traveled from Atlanta to Edinburgh, Düsseldorf, Florida and back to Atlanta. Never once did it hinder my punctuality. Now I use it every day. I am in love with it.

I chose the Slow Jo 06 with the stainless face and black leather band. From the moment I saw the packaging I was very impressed. The sturdy, navy blue cube revealed a heavy watch with a quality leather band through a circle (which means it can also double up as a table top clock).

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We slowed down for afternoon naps…

The face made of durable 316L stainless steel would prove to match literally everything I wore. I especially loved that I could see the face and time from all angles.

Wearing the Slow Watch for the past six weeks has really given me a new challenge, but it’s put my precious time to better use. It took a little getting used to, but I can honestly say I’ve spent a lot more time taking my time than rushing around. No baby unicorns have died and I’ve spent more time with my son. All for the win!

Slow Watch, Review, Christa Thompson, Gauge Rybak

We slowed down for park benches… Photo by Katy Bayer

This Slow Watch review was made possible by Slow Watch. I sincerely love this product and will find myself wearing it for many years to come. When it finally kicks it, I can only hope I’ve conditioned myself enough to slow down for the special moments in my life.


About Christa Thompson

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Senior Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. Christa has been traveling the world since 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day.

“It’s never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams.” -Christa Thompson

3 Comments on this post

  1. Exactly what I’ve been saying.

    dovess777 / Reply
  2. Good write up on slow watch. Just purchased and got mine. Its the first time in 25 years I wanted to wear a watch. I used to see watches as constricting. This time piece is a existential gift.

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