Review of the Winner U8060 Automatic Women's Watch

Updated on September 23, 2017
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Walter Shillington is an avid collector of mechanical watches. His reviews focus on inexpensive but often intriguing Chinese timepieces.

Winner u8060 Automatic Watch
Winner u8060 Automatic Watch | Source

I find that most watches designed for women tend to be small and plain, large and gaudy, or meant to be connected to an iPhone. And almost all women’s watches are powered by a quartz movement.

That presented a problem because I wanted a cute and cheerful mechanical watch that I could give to my equally cute and cheerful niece.

After hours of searching, I finally found a suitable timepiece at dhGate. The price was right; the Winner U8060 sells for about thirty dollars, so I put in an order.

Description

The Winner U8060 arrived securely packaged and on schedule. This watch weighs in at 59 grams (2.1 ounces). It is 13mm thick and the timepiece’s dial measures 38mm across.

The gold alloy metal case comes equipped with a stainless steel caseback. The crown is located at the twelve o’clock position.

This watch features large and colorful numbers arranged around the edge of its pitch-black dial. Gold colored hands are coated with luminous paint.

A glass window at the back provides a view of the automatic movement. This watch’s hardex crystal is slightly concave and reflects light attractively.

The included black PU leather band is 19mm wide. It has an alligator skin pattern and a silver buckle.

This watch can be purchased with a white dial and with a silver colored case.

Winner u8060 Automatic Watch.  The large colorful numbers are reminiscent of the style used by Franck Muller
Winner u8060 Automatic Watch. The large colorful numbers are reminiscent of the style used by Franck Muller | Source

The Manufacturer

Winner is a division of the Guangzhou Ruixue Watch Company Limited. (Forsining watch company limited). Their manufacturing plant is located in GuangZhou China and this company’s products are marketed under the brand names, Forsining, Winner and Jaragar.

Specifications

Brand: Winner

Condition: New without tag or box

Part number: U8060

Place of origin: GuangZhou, China

Gender: Female

Display: Analog

Movement: Automatic

Style: Casual fashion

Features: large colorful numbers

Band material: PU leather

Band width: 19mm

Dial color: Black

Dial window material: Hardex

Case material: Alloy

Dial diameter: 38mm

Case thickness: 13mm

Weight: 59 grams (2.1 ounces)

Water resistance: Splash resistant

Visual Appeal

The gold case with its dramatically oversized lugs contrasts well against the black colored dial. The numbers circling the dial are also very large and presented in a variety of colors. This treatment is strongly reminiscent of offerings from Franck Muller.

The window which pierces the caseback allows a view of the U8060’s movement. While this mechanism is fairly run of the mill, it is always cool to watch a balance wheel whirling back and forth.

The strap comes equipped with a silver buckle. This does not harmonize well with the gold sheen of the watch’s case.

Winner U8060 Automatic Watch.  Note the positioning of the crown and the dramatically oversized lugs
Winner U8060 Automatic Watch. Note the positioning of the crown and the dramatically oversized lugs | Source
The movement can be viewed through transparent window of the Winner U8060's  caseback
The movement can be viewed through transparent window of the Winner U8060's caseback | Source

Accuracy

Over a seven-day period, the Winner U8060 gained five minutes. That works out to 43 seconds per day. While not particularly accurate, this figure is in line with similarly priced timepieces.

The self-winding mechanism is substandard. Unless the wearer is very active, this watch will require winding every two to three days.

Durability

In an effort to provide innovative styling, the crown was relocated to the twelve o’clock position. This is a treatment normally reserved for pocket watches. In this case, the strap interferes with wearer’s ability to wind the watch. It can be wound but, in doing so, inadvertent pressure might be applied against the stem to which the crown is attached. This could eventually cause the stem to break.

The Winner U8060 incorporates a mechanical movement. After three to five years of use, this type of movement will require cleaning.

The included strap is composed of polyurethane and is of mediocre quality. If worn daily, its lifespan can be measured in months.

Note that the strap's buckle does not match the color of the Winner U8060 Automatic Watch's case
Note that the strap's buckle does not match the color of the Winner U8060 Automatic Watch's case | Source

Overall Impression

While this watch does not utilize a quality movement, the price is right and its design is appealing. For many women, the Winner U8060 would be a very nice accessory.


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