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Don’t underestimate the Nixon Private Watch. Its subtle no-frills look might make you think it isn’t very observant, but the truth is that its face is always watching you. A PU backing on the canvas band enables it to slide easily and a triple gasket crown makes it impenetrable.

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great price

  • Familiarity:I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit:True to size

I have purchased so many great products from back country at great prices. This watch is perfect looks just like it does in the photo. Wears nice on the wrist not to big, comfortable. Can be dressed up or super casual.

Great watch!

  • Familiarity:I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I bought this watch for my boyfriend for university graduation and let's just say I got mad brownie points (not that I need them). The price was super decent for a Nixon watch and it is cool that you can easily switch out the wrist band if the original wears out. Only downfall is that there isn't a backlight - but I knew that before I bought it. The face is bigger than I thought it was going to be - I was nervous it would be too small so I am very happy with the size. All in all this is a really good looking watch, the face is nice and big so it's easy to tell the time. I got the white face with brown band.

Great Watch, could be a better band

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

Purchased this watch for use hiking, coaching and everyday wear. Quality watch, very easy to read, doesn't seem to fog with extreme humidity. Is very sturdy and simple, but the leather band doesn't have much stretch, so until I break it in a bit, it is either too tight or too loose. Hopefully in a couple months it will be perfecto.

So just a follow up on my prior review. With this watch and the leather band, it took a little while to break in, but now the band fits great. It is still running awesome since my last post in 2012. It has survived surprise downpours in Southern Utah, countless summer hiking and camping trips in Wyoming and around Northern Utah. It has even sat in my touring pack during ski trips, including a 3 day trip in Colorado. I like to keep it in the pack just in case, but don't pull it out much. This means that water, humidity, extremely dry and dusty conditions, fine grain Moab sand, and bitter cold don't seem to effect this watch. Haven't had to change the batteries or replace the band. I wear it to the office most days, and take it with me on weekend adventures. Great watch if you want something dependable.

Great watch

    This watch is awesome. I got it for my husband for Xmas after looking at hundreds of other watches--many of which were more expensive. Totally sleek, clean lines, great size for men's watch (not too bulky). I love the copper rim. Style is subtle enough that it can be worn to work as well.

    nice watch

      its definitely not as expensive as some other nixon watches but this one looks as nice as any other. I have to agree with everyone else that the band is not a keeper. i've had it maybe 4 months and i can tell where the plastic or poly lining is gonna split and get uncomfortable.

      Nixon does it again

        I got my watch in all black with orange numbers. I love nixon products and this one doesn't fall short. Numbers are nice and big and there is also a locking button at the end of the strap so it's just not hanging loose.

        Nixon does it again

        AWESOME FACE!....the band however...

          k so i ditto jason's comment already posted. looks GREAT! so much better than what i expected to get in the mail.
          -i've taken it into water several times and i've only had it for approximately 8 months and...well...the band is cracking everywhere. it has some type of leather on the inside of the watchband and there are several cracks on mine...probably been in the water with it for about 10 times or so...and also the canvas is fraying...i'd say get it cus it's a cheaper nixon watch and it's great..but just be aware that the leather and canvas on the band aren't gonna hold up great under water. they'll just end up cracking. such a bummer...but i love it sooooo much i still give it a 4.

          dope ass watch

            I have two of these watches and they are most definitely loaded with outrageous steez, get this Nixon time pice if you know what's up. I have owned a private for over a year, I've worn it every day since I got it, i even skate and shred gnar while wearing it and the private has held up like a true solider. Good F**fing work Nixon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            Great watch!

              Many compliments, even bought another color!

              nixOWNius watchamust! amazing!

                i liked the look of it online when it was gray...however the gray one is's actually gray-ish SAGE GREEN! the band that is...and it's SOOOO much better than what i expected! so happy it was green! the face is actually bigger than what i thought and it looks amazing on! this baby is hands down one of the coolest nixon watches i've owned! and i've had several! this is the one that is simple and super stylish and great quality! get this one if you're on the prowl for a watch! love it!

                I have approx. 8in wrist. will this be a...

                I have approx. 8in wrist. will this be a squeeze or is there room for comfort? any big guys rockin' this watch out there?

                I love this watch, but theres one little...

                I love this watch, but theres one little hitch, I'm a girl. Would this watch look waaaay too big on my wrist? I'm 6' tall so I'm hoping I could pull it off...

                would this look good on someone who has a...

                would this look good on someone who has a small wrist? i usually wear a 35mm only watch.

                So I absolutely love the All Black/Brown,...

                So I absolutely love the All Black/Brown, but I'm concerned-as an outdoor grave shift worker-will I be able to read this watch in the dark? Because I'm not allowed to have my phone on me, otherwise I wouldn't bother.

                I own the all black private and I love it but it is hard to read in the dark (even with the so-called glow in the dark hands). I do get a lot of compliments about the watch but the straps does get worn pretty quickly... I usually replace them every year.

                Need a new band for my Nixon "The Private"...

                Need a new band for my Nixon "The Private" watch. Wore mine out. Would like either black or orange.

                Are they luminous hands on face of the...

                Are they luminous hands on face of the watch ?

                Are the hands luminous on the face of the...

                Are the hands luminous on the face of the watch ?