In todays review, we are going to be looking at the Feice Royal Oak. This is going to be Feice’s homage to the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak.
If you didn’t already know, Audemars Piguet is a luxury Swiss watchmaker known for producing high, quality, high precision timepieces. Among their collection is the Royal Oak series, which has become extremely popular over the years. Being a high end watch, it comes with a high end price tag.
This high price tag puts it out of reach for many consumers. For that reason this watch has spawned many homages from various companies, attempting to capture the style and essence of this coveted watch. Many of these are Chinese brands that produce luxury styled watches at low prices. Among them is the Feice Royal Oak.
Feice is one such Chinese brand that produces a wide variety of watches at varying degrees of quality. In this review, we are going to be looking at the overall build, design, features, and pricing of this model in an attempt to find out if it is a worthy homage to the Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak.
Feice Royal Oak Review
- automatic, self winding movement
- sapphire dial window
- exhibition case back
- date window
- luminous hands and markers
- water resistant 30 meters
- a bit more expensive than similar homages
Before we start examining the various facets of this watch, let’s take a look at the basic specs.
- Display Type: This watch uses an analog display.
- Movement Type: It utilizes mechanical, automatic, self winding movement.
- Case Size: The case is 42mm in diameter, and 11.5mm thick.
- Band Size: The band is men’s standard length, and is 26mm wide.
Now with that out of the way, we can move onto the build.
The Feice Royal Oak is powered by the Seagull automatic movement. Both the case and band are made of stainless steel. It has a dial window made of sapphire, which is always a nice addition to an inexpensive watch.
And lastly, it is water resistant 30 meters, which is not much really. It can handle getting wet, but not swimming, or diving, so its best to keep it away from water altogether.
When looking at the overall build, for the most part it is built pretty standard. The one special thing to note about this build is the inclusion of sapphire for the dial window. That alone brings the quality up a notch.
Next, we’ll talk about the design.
As far as the design goes, the Feice Royal Oak sticks closely to its source material. It comes in different color variations, and they do have one with a skeleton dial, which is pretty cool. This one, however, is silver, with a blue dial.
It has the solid, tank like build, complete with the interlocking chain link band. If you look at the bezel, it has the 8 bolt like notches at each corner of the octagonal surface.
Moving onto the actual dial, you will see that it has the waffle pattern to it, made of the many tiny squares. The hour markers are straight an definitive, with two setting side by side at the 12 o’clock mark. All of the hands and markers are white and silver and white in color.
At the 3 o’clock position you will see the date window. Other than that, the only other writing on the dial is the Feice original text at the upper part of the dial, and the text at the lower part which describes the watch as “automatic”.
On the back of the watch, there is an exhibition case window showing off the movement of the watch, allowing you to see its internal workings. I have always thought exhibition case backs were pretty cool. Note that the glass on this back part is mineral and not sapphire.
Overall, I like the solid looking design of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, and this Feice homage definitely captures that style, as it is pretty spot on.
Now let’s look at the features.
There is not a whole lot going on in the way of features. This is usually the case with luxury watches, such as the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak that this is based on. With luxury watches, it is the sophistication of style, and intricacies of the movement that serve as the main features, so extra bells and whistles are usually not necessary.
That being said, the Feice Royal Oak only has basic features. This is an automatic mechanical watch, so it will gain power from the natural motions of your arms while wearing it. If you do need to manually wind it that’s easy to do by adjusting the crown.
Despite its low water resistance, it does have a screw down crown. After unlocking it, however, you can manually wind the watch by pulling it out once, and rotating the crown clockwise. You can change the time by pulling it out to the second position, and rotating it counterclockwise. Lastly, to adjust the date, you would pull the crown out to the first position, and rotate it counterclockwise.
The only other features here would be the hacking feature, and the luminous hands and markers. The luminosity should last you a couple of hours if it is well charged from a light source.
The last point we will mention in this review is the pricing.
Like most Chinese made luxury style watches and homages, the Feice Royal Oak inhabits the mid tier end of the pricing spectrum. This means that it is still within what is considered the “inexpensive” range. However, this one is a little bit more expensive than your typical luxury watches alternatives and homages.
Feice Royal Oak Final Thoughts
When all is said and done, the Feice Royal Oak is a pretty solid homage to the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, if not a little pricier than other homages. It has the style of the Royal Oak, and even includes a sapphire dial window.
The Only things I see here as negatives are that it is a little more expensive than the average homage, and at this price, could at least have a greater water resistance rating. Other than that though, its a decent Royal Oak homage.
If you are looking for a more inexpensive Royal Oak homage, then you can check out Cadisen’s Royal Oak. The negative about that one though, is that it features a mineral crystal dial window instead of sapphire, if that’s important to you.
And that concludes our Feice Royal Oak review! So what do you think, should we call this watch the Feiceoak? I’m not too sure about that one…..
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