Review of the Tevise Perpetual Datejust Automatic Watch

Updated on February 21, 2018
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Walter Shillington is an avid collector of mechanical watches. His reviews focus on inexpensive but often intriguing Chinese timepieces.

Tevise Perpetual Datejust Automatic Watch
Tevise Perpetual Datejust Automatic Watch | Source

Usually, I stick to large watches with thick leather straps. That’s my style. Once in a while, however, I like to switch things up and strap on something different.

Tevise’s Perpetual Datejust caught my eye. It’s a small automatic equipped with a stainless-steel watch band. Even more interesting was the tiny magnifier, built into the watch’s crystal, which hovered above the date indicator. I decided to give it a try.

Description

Despite its diminutive size, this watch weighs in at 100 grams (3.65 ounces). It spans 38 millimeters and is 13 millimeters thick.

While the case appears convincingly to be composed of stainless steel, it is actually alloy. The watch’s gold-colored bezel surrounds a black dial, helpfully inscribed with TEVISE Perpetual Datejust and Genuine Original Certification. To add flair, faux diamonds mark each hour indicator. Luminous paint is applied to both the hands and markers.

The crystal, enthusiastically termed Synthetic Sapphire by the manufacturer, is composed of hardened mineral glass. A small magnifier, glued to the crystal, hovers directly above the date display.

The stainless-steel caseback includes a window, through which can be viewed the timepiece’s automatic movement.

This watch is equipped with a stainless-steel watch band, color-coded to match the timepiece.

The Manufacturer

Although watches from this company have been available for several years, TEVISE was not trademarked until January of 2017. Tevise is owned by Luo Wei Jun. His office is located in Rm. 604, No. 27 Hao Jin St., Hai Zhu Dist. of Guangzhou.

Oddly, another trademark application was submitted in May of 2017, by Nitin Bhat Single Firm of Delhi, India. This trademark’s status, as you would expect, is recorded as Objected.

The Guangzhou Tevise Watch Company was established in 2012. It is located in Guangzhou, Guangdong and employs between eleven and fifty people. Tevise is a manufacturer, trading company.

Due to their staffing level, I suspect Tevise designs watches and then contracts their assembly to one of the many watch factories located in Guangdong, China.

Mainly, their timepieces are marketed to customers within North America, Europe, South America and Asia.

Tevise Perpetual Datejust Automatic Watch
Tevise Perpetual Datejust Automatic Watch | Source
Tevise Perpetual Datejust Automatic Watch
Tevise Perpetual Datejust Automatic Watch | Source

Specifications

Brand: Tevise

Model: Perpetual Datejust

Condition: New

Place of Origin: Guangdong, China

Gender: Male

Display: Analog

Movement: Asian automatic

Style: Dress

Features: Date indicator with magnifier

Band material: Stainless steel

Band color: Silver and gold

Band width: 20 millimeters

Clasp type: Pushbutton deployment clasp

Dial color: Black

Dial window material: Hardened mineral glass

Case material: Alloy

Case diameter: 38 millimeters

Case thickness: 13 millimeters

Weight: 100 grams (3.65 ounces)

Water resistance: 3 ATM (splash resistant only)

Visual Appeal

With its faux diamonds and overabundance of gold lettering, this Tevise might come across as a bit gaudy. Personally, I like this design although I would prefer a bezel color to match the timepiece’s case.

Tevise took the trouble to equip this movement with a well-inscribed rotor. This touch provides a pleasing view through the caseback window.

The stainless-steel strap is two-toned and matches well with the overall design of this timepiece.

Tevise Perpetual Datejust Automatic Watch
Tevise Perpetual Datejust Automatic Watch | Source
Tevise Perpetual Datejust Automatic Watch
Tevise Perpetual Datejust Automatic Watch | Source

Accuracy

I tested Tevise’s Perpetual Datejust for one week. During this period, the timepiece gained an average of 18 seconds per day. While I possess several far more accurate watches, an 18 second gain is quite good for a timepiece in the thirty-five-dollar range.

The date indicator can be easily set and advances properly each day.

Durability

Tevise has secured their movement within a solid alloy case. While stainless steel would be preferable, this material seems quite durable.

The heart of any watch is its movement. This automatic appears to be reasonably well designed and manufactured. It starts to tick the moment you pick it up and, while there is a slight lag during adjustments, the minute hand will not waver from its position when the crown is pushed down. Although the Tevise Perpetual Datejust is difficult to wind, this should not present a problem; automatics are normally wound by repeated wrist movement.

This timepiece is equipped with stainless-steel band of better quality than you would expect for a watch in this price category.

Water resistance is rated 3ATM. This watch should not be worn while swimming.

Overall Impression

The Tevise Perpetual Datejust is a modestly priced automatic with better accuracy than many of its direct competitors. If you are in the market for a low-priced mechanical watch and like this automatic’s design, it is worthy of consideration.

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        Walter Shillington 3 months ago from Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada

        Hi Herb:

        If you check Amazon (or eBay) you will find several Tevise watches with leather straps. Unfortunately, my understanding is that this that this particular model is equipped only with stainless-steel bands.

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        Herb 3 months ago

        Shilly, I like small watches with leather straps. I find that the larger style watches that are in now feel uncomfortable on my wrist plus the linked bands are usually to large for my wrist. Do you ever run across the smaller style watch face watches like above only with a leather strap or strap other than the link style. Thanks for sharing your information much appreciated my friend. If I do in the future see one of the watches you review on you site is it possible to purchase from you? Best Regards Herb

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