Tokyobay Grant - A simple, dark watch for minimalists

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June 2, 2021

I’m a sucker for simple watches, and after looking for a sub $200 watch with a black face, I settled on the Tokyobay Grant. I’ve been wearing the watch for the last week and here are my overall thoughts in this Tokyobay watch review.

Tokyobay Grant Watch

The first thing I gravitated towards was the color palette. You can never go wrong with a leather strap and a dark face.

Tokyobay Grant Watch

At 40mm, I find this to be the ideal size of watch for my wrist.

Tokyobay Grant Watch

This Tokyobay watch is very simple in its design. There is some sizeable condensed type at the 12 and 6 o’clock position, with a smaller subdial for seconds near the bottom.

Tokyobay Grant Watch

The stainless steel case covers the Japanese Miyota quartz movement, but the rest is assembled in China.

Tokyobay Grant Watch

The bottom of the top strap reveals the Tokyobay watch logo debossed into the leather.

Tokyobay Grant Watch

The bottom of the Italian leather strap is debossed as well.

Tokyobay Grant Watch

The lens is made from mineral glass. Not too sure how susceptible to scratching this is, but I’ll update this post with the results.

(Update – After a year, there are barely any scratches)

Tokyobay Grant Watch

The craftsmanship is pretty on point. All of the stitching is even throughout the entirety of the band, minus a slightly raised part on the stitching of the first loop on the left pictured above.

Tokyobay Grant Watch

Stainless steel is also used for the buckle, as expected for a watch in this price point.

Tokyobay Grant Watch

The lens is slightly domed and has a pretty low profile as well. A simple one pull crown adjusts the time.

Tokyobay Grant Watch

Here is what the leather looks like after a week, I’ll be sure to update this post in the future, as the strap should be the first thing that goes. It might not be the best watch for women, but they have a whole line of watches that are a bit smaller. Here is a size shot on my 6.5″ wrist.

Tokyobay Grant Watch

Final thoughts

Overall I’m pretty happy with this Tokyobay watch. It’s built well at a reasonable price point, and the aesthetics and simplicity of the watch allow it to be worn casually or dressed up. It is a fashion watch, so we’ll see how well it holds up over time. If you’re looking for a simple white faced watch, be sure to also check out my review on the Braun BN00032.

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