In this review we will present you TW Steel, one of the most popular manufacturer of over-sized watches. Good and not so good sides of their timepieces, their history and the most popular watches. TW Steel is a Dutch company founded in Amsterdam 2005 by father and son Jordy & Ton Cobelens. For a short period of time they succeeded to become one of the most popular brands in the world. They started with 4 models and today they have over 200 sold in over 120 countries all over the world.
Top 5 TW Steel watches review
#1 Canteen TWA203 Review
TWA203 Steel Canteen was the first and still is one of their bestselling models. Since Canteen was TW Steels first collection it is a classic of TW steel. Ton Coblens, the founder and designer of TW steel, found inspiration for design of this timepiece in WWII watch of American brand called Elgin. It had crown cap which became the main style element and unique brand signs of the whole brand and one of the reasons for instant success of TW steel.
On a dial TW Steel TW1 Canteen has big Arabic numerals marking 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock. Good contrast between black round dial and markers make it easy to read. It’s water resistant up to 100 m. This means that you can swim with it but we wouldn’t recommend it since it has leather strap which can be damaged by water.
The case is 50 mm in diameter without the crown cap and it is made of 316L stainless steel. TW Steel uses this type of steel for their watches that has better characteristics than conventional nickel chromium stainless steel. It has higher creep resistance, excellent formability, corrosion and pitting resistance.
Its fine brushed and flat profile hardened mineral crystal glass protects it from scratches.
- Japanese reliable movement
- Stainless steel case 50 mm
- Leather strap 22 millimeters wide
- Mineral crystal
- Water resistant up to 100 meters
- Customer Reviews
Customer left only positive reviews about quality and design of TWA 203 Steel Men’s Canteen. They like its masculine design and that it’s a strong style statement.
TW Steel TW1 Canteen is big, bold and tough designed. It’s not only eye-catchy but also made of top quality materials so we may be sure that is also a durable timepiece.
#2 TW Steel Men’s TW129 Grandeur Tech Review
TW Steel Grandeur Tech is a watch for a man who wants to make a statement. Full of features and with a lot of detailing on a dial captures attention. Dominant white color is not frequently seen on man’s watches and it gives very striking appearance to this unique timepiece.
Brushed stainless steel case 48 millimeters in diameter is an example of exceptional craftsmanship. Every detail on TW Steel Grandeur Tech is made with care and plan to make Grandeur Tech a watch that will last for years.
On the dial rose gold Arabic numerals are big and nicely designed to make easy checking time. There is a date window between 4 and 5 o’clock. Three sub-dials display: 1/10 second, 60 second, 24 hour
Silicone band is very important part of the design. It gives sporty look and also is very comfortable. As material for watch bands silicone is characterized by stretch-ability and elasticity. And of course, it’s waterproof. It is 24 millimeters wide and nicely blended with the case.
Japanese Miyota movement os25 caliber powers TW Steel Grandeur Tech. It is reliable movement that guaranties good functionality.
- Miyota movement
- stainless steel case 48 millimeters
- silicone band 24 mm wide
- Water resistant 100 m
Customers left only positive reviews about looks and functionality of TW Steel Grandeur Tech at the time of writing this review. Keep in mind that it is a big watch that is eye-catchy and impossible not to notice. For small wrists maybe it won’t be the right choice. We will be updating this review and share with you customer experience and possible negative comments and reviews.
TW Steel Grandeur Tech is a timepiece of fabulous design and good functionality. TW Steel Grandeur Tech has everything you’ll ever need from a watch. It is a statement sport timepiece with good features, accurate and attractive.
#3 TW Steel Men’s TW19 Review
TW Steel Goliath is a perfect watch for casual and formal wearing. It is a part of CEO collection. Unlike the other watches presented in this TW steel watch review TW Goliath has more classical design. Still with rectangle case and brown leather strap it’s elegant and looks outstanding.
Design and Features
The case of 42 mm of width meaning it is not too big it does follow oversized style of TW steel with the height of the case of 51 mm including the lugs. Stainless steel case has gold tone which perfectly matches with brown leather strap.
On a dial there are 12 and 6 roman numerals as hour markings and it is an additional touch of style. Color contrast on a dial is good and reading time is easy. There is also a date window at 3 o’clock.
- Stainless steel case 42 x 51 mm
- Brown leather strap 30 mm wide
- Japanese quartz movement
- Mineral crystal
Customers like its masculine design and left positive reviews. Goliath is a big timepiece and customers with large wrists like its size and and that its a great choice for them.
TW Goliath is a high quality watch and you are looking for simple but very elegant and attractive watch it will be a perfect solution. Besides look this timepiece is also reliable and accurate and has good price for the value it brings.
#4 TW Steel Men’s CE1005 CEO White Review
TW Steel CE1005 is an uniquely designed over-sized watch. If you are looking for a watch that would attract the attention you will love wearing this boldly designed and quality piece.
CE1005 is a part of TW Steels CEO Canteen collection. CEO stands for Collection Extra Ordinary and it enriched their first Canteen collection with new design so that timepieces are more elegant and more formal dress watches.
Design and Features
First thing to notice on TW Steel CE1005 are large hour markings and big Arabic numbers as 6 and 12 hour markers. It also has seconds’ markings and with good contrast on a white background makes it easy to read time and also give a fantastic design to the face.
There is a day/ date window at 3 o’clock large enough to be easy noticeable. It has a brown strap made of genuine Italian leather with white stitching which is very soft and comfortable. CE 1005 is 45 mm in diameter wide and the width of the band is 22 mm.
It is water resistant to 330 feet/ 100 meters.
- Movement 2405 (3-hands with day/date function in English and Spanish) from Miyota
- Diameter of the case 45 mm
- Brown Italian leather strap with white stitches and steel clasp
- Reinforced mineral crystal extra strong
- 10 ATM water resistant
Reviews of customers are positive in general but one customer said that the band is not thick like on the picture and that it wasn’t long enough. The length of the band is 99 and it is a lot ticker than leather bands used in timepieces of other well known brands and we don’t think this have to be a deal breaker for you. In addition, there are positive reviews regarding the band and customers like that it is robust and beautiful and that the watch is now their first choice for everyday wearing.
CE1005 is very attractive watch that follows TW steels philosophy of timepieces that make a statement with bold design, quality and price. We highly recommend this watch since it is very well made and it is a lasting timepiece with strong style statement.
#5 Tw Steel Tw905 Men’s Chronograph Black Review
TW Steel Men’s TW905 is another fantastic watch of high quality and a lot of cool features. It is military styled watch. TW steel philosophy to make quality watches at reasonable price in this timepiece is on deal.
Features and design
By now we know that the case is big so 50 millimeters in diameter is not a surprise. Blue color on the hands and tachymeter give it very attractive appeal in combination with black and gray tones on a dial. Miyota quartz movement that TW steel uses is very reliable and that guaranties good performance of their watches.
TW steel 905 has PVD steel case and bezel. PVD has been in use in military industry to decrease friction wear on metal parts. In watch industry it is a great solution that provides that finish won’t wear off. The watch will remain it look for years. It also eliminates the glare.
On the face there are three sub-dial displaying hours, minutes and seconds. Date window is placed between 4 and 5 o’clock position. Chronograph function is easy to use and accurate.
Black leather strap has two dots another distinctive part of TW steel branding. Also is very comfortable.
- Miyota Japanese movement
- Stainless steel case 50 mm in diameter
- Black Italian leather strap 22 mm wide
- Mineral crystal
Customers who bought TW steel 905 left positive reviews. They stated that it is very well made and that they love the its blue style.
In summary, the TW steel 905 is a highly rated and great watch. It is well made and most buyers are extremely pleased with it and recommend this timepiece to others.
TW Steel watches review. Final Words
Their tough and masculine design makes them the leader in the market of oversized watches. TW Steel is for people who are looking for quality watch which stands out. They are big, from 45 mm to 50 mm in diameter, and eye-catching but also have a lot of fine details. Couple of most popular pieces have rose gold plating, with intriguing numbering, dark reds and deep gold’s colors which give them bold attitude and macho looks.
Distinctive brand signatures of TW Steel are two dots trademark which can be seen on every model, two stainless steel dots on their leather straps and big screw down stainless steel crown cap which is nicely designed but also quality manufactured. They have 16 colors of dial, 17 strap colors, models with Swarovski crystals and zirconia in their Canteen collection means that there is something for every style.
TW Steel stands for The Watches of Steel and this is beside their unique and masculine design one of the main characteristic of their timepieces. All of their models are made of top quality durable steel. Their models are water resistant from 5 to 20 ATM and they use three hand Japanese and Swiss quartz movements from Citizen Miyota and Ronda. Reliable and modern technology provides customers security that watch will never leave them without a working watch. On divers model there is a screw down case and titanium elements in VR 46 model.
They have five basic collections: CEO, Canteen, Grandeur, Slim Line and Pilot collection.
The Canteen was the first design to hit the market and in this collection there are models with three types of straps: Leather, stainless steel and silicon strap.
CEO collection beside redesigned Canteen includes Diver and Tech models.
Models in Slim Collection are more formal dress watches. Whilst in Grandeur and SEO collection they have diver watches.
In our review of the most popular TW Steel watches you could see that they are characterized by bold design, made of high quality stainless steel with reliable movements. They are made to be durable, accurate and attractive. TW Steel will speak about your style for you and for the money you will get a watch of great value.