Friday 28 April 2017

Personalised Bronze Sextant Pocket Watch Review: GiftsOnline4U

When I review a gift website it can be quite tricky to find something appropriate that fits the budget. I was honestly spoilt for choice with GiftsOnline4U and I ended up choosing something I'd otherwise never have found, yet it's perfect...

My partner has long-standing loves of both watches and ships, so this Personalised Bronze Pocket Watch With Sextant Design is spot on. Unbelievably GiftsOnline4U actually stock over 100 different engraved pocket watches - plus another 4,400 personalised gifts for anyone of any age...

The website is easy to use, with gifts arranged by type, occasion, person and other helpful categories. Ordering was quick and the personalisation was exceptionally clear, with up to 17 characters each on up to 5 different lines, in a choice of fonts. It took less than 5 minutes to order my gift and it was with me in around a week.

Packaging is simple and to the point, keeping the pocket watch safe during delivery and presenting it nicely. Included was a helpful sheet of advice for care of the timepiece and it's case. I honestly couldn't have been more delighted when I opened it. It's gorgeous.

The cut out sextant design on the lid is beautifully done with really tight detail. It's bronze-plated and genuinely flawless, and I wasn't expecting this sort of quality for the price.

Only really close up can you even see the moulding marks and they incorporate into the all round design well. The clasp works as it should and catches nicely with a little 'snap' shut.

Even the inside of the lid isn't ignored. It's actually really pretty.

We've had a few very hard years. It seems since my partner and I both turned 40 it's been a bit pants. I think it's got to be our turn for a few years off and my partner turns 46 next month. I was delighted to note that GiftsOnline4U did actually check with me that they had the correct message, and I hadn't made the obvious error...

I obviously haven't tested the accuracy of my pocketwatch, but it seems okay so far and makes a gorgeous ticking sound. It is battery-operated, so not quite as quaint as my Grandfather's, but still a beautiful gift.

There are literally thousands of gifts for any occasion on the GiftsOnline4U website. Our Personalised Bronze Pocket Watch With Sextant Design costs £39.99 with free delivery and engraving up to 85 characters across 5 lines in a choice of 5 different fonts. It can be found listed under Engraved Gifts For Men (among other categories).

I was sent my GiftsOnline4U Pocket Watch for review. 


  1. That's a lovely and thoughtful gift, and it's good customer service that they called to make sure the message was right. I hope he has a lovely birthday and I'm sure he'll love his gift. Maybe life will get better for you all from now on xxx

    1. Thanks Anne xx I think it was excellent, great common sense and attention to detail :)


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