Vincero Collective Review
Looking to upgrade your accessories this year? Vincero Collective is a high-quality watch brand for men and women that provides a high-end aesthetic for a reasonable price when compared to brands like Rolex or Montblanc. There has been a lot of hype about the popular quartz, and automatic Vincero watches all over social media, and that’s where you may have seen this brand pop up. It’s true – they’re not legacy luxury watches built to compete directly with the likes of Rolex. But that’s not the customer they’re targeting.
They are, on the other hand, reimagining the world of affordable watches. Vincero is swapping cheap materials and mass production for small-batch, hand-crafted timekeepers focusing on detail. The brand was founded in 2014 by three friends who saw a gap in the market. Like many small businesses, they can thrive by cutting out the middleman and selling directly to customers. Find out everything else you need to know in our Vincero watch review below.
It’s no doubt that these watches are well-engineered. Their direct-to-consumer model allows them to make their watches from premium materials like Italian leather, marble, and sapphire crystal. Their craftsmanship and attention to detail make them a top-ranking choice with many, especially when you consider how affordable they are. In the eyes of many, the Vincero watches are functional yet chic. It’s worth noting that the brand does use sapphire-coated crystal glass rather than pure sapphire crystal, except for their premium Icon dress watch. Most of their women’s watches use mineral crystal, except for the high-end Kleio. Coated glass is still better than mineral glass but slightly less scratch-resistant than a pure alternative.
The customer service has also gotten high marks from reviewers who describe the company as having a “family feel.” These watches check all the boxes when it comes to making a functional timepiece. Plus, they look good while doing so.
The style of Vincero watches is very versatile. These timepieces have a clean and sophisticated aesthetic. Here are their bestselling men’s models:
- Chrono S: A chronograph with an everyday elegance to it.
- Altitude: A rugged and adventurous pilot watch that’s waterproof.
- The Kairos Mesh: A casual and versatile option that’s sleek for both daytime and evening usage.
- Argos Automatic: One of their more expensive watches, the performance on this watch is 10/10, and the look is on par with luxury timepieces, double the price.
- Icon: A sleek automatic choice for formal events.
Their best-selling women’s models include:
- Eros Mesh: This sleek and statement-making everyday watch uses mineral crystal and has a mesh band.
- Harper: Their thinnest and smallest stainless steel timepiece with a clean, contemporary design.
- Ava: With its rectangular, sophisticated lines, this edgy look is great for formal events or an everyday look.
- Kleio: The breathtaking, stainless steel Kleio comes in a two-tone colorway and is the top-tier offering for women.
Their watches come in a gorgeous stainless steel and Italian marble case, making them the perfect gifting option. The closed-back case has the Vincero logo and the phrase “Veni Vidi Vici” above it, which translates to “I came, I saw, I conquered.”
The leather strap is also attractive, but some users wish it was a little softer and more flexible. The rugged Altitude has the option of a nylon strap that’s more adventure-friendly. Aesthetically, many reviewers comment that the watches look better in person than they do in photos.
Watches can be sorted through in women’s and men’s collections. They’re available in over 10 colors and a range of band types, dial and bezel colors, sizes, and engraving options. All these choices make Vincero watches incredibly customizable. There are 11 men’s watches and only 7 women’s options, giving men a greater range of options, especially regarding automatic watches.
In terms of the dial and movement, the Chrono S uses a Citizen Miyota quartz movement, which is one of the best and most durable options on the market. Their Altitude pilot watch features extremely precise quartz, while the Icon has 24-jeweler Seiko automatic movement. While most of the women’s watches used Citizen Miyota, The Ava used Seiko. Although it’ll cost you a little more, the Seiko is by far the best performer.
Most of their watches fall between $149 and $250, with the more high-end models offering the best bang for your buck. While the priciest women’s watch is $190, the men’s automatic watches are significantly more expensive and can go up to $525.00. The brand also sells bundles, allowing you to save money on additional straps.
Along with selling eyewear and jewelry for men and women, Vincero also has watch-related accessories available for purchase, including watch cases, watch straps, and collector’s cases.
Pros and Cons
- High caliber watch for a low to mid-range price
- Durable genuine leather/ 100% stainless steel straps
- Wide range of colors and styles
- Customizable options
- Versatile options that are easy to adjust
- Not all models can be fully submerged in water
- Some models aren’t great in low light/have dull lume
- Leather is stiff for some
- Pure sapphire crystal is not used
All in all, these ethically made mid-range watches offer a good bang for your buck. Our picks are the Icon or Argos Automatic with its automatic movement and high-end construction. Our favorite women’s watch would have to be the Kleio. Both of these models offer superior engineering – without the premium price tag. The Altitude is a close second, but in our eyes, the Chrono S is the most underwhelming of the three, even though it can be a budget-friendly everyday watch for those looking to bring some variety to their accessory collection.
The stellar customer service is another reason to invest in one of Vincero Collective’s watches. Ultimately, it’s a fantastic choice for those just starting off with timepieces. But on the other hand, wristwatch connoisseurs searching for top-tier luxury and quality might want to opt for a more reliable legacy brand.
While materials are sourced from countries like Italy and Japan, Vincero watches are made in China. That’s actually where the funders started their business – they moved from the US and wanted to fill a gap in the world of watches, making a product that was premium yet affordable.
There’s a two-year warranty available on all models of watches and a thirty-day window for returns. They do require a $6.99 printable return shipping label which covers tracking/insurance
Vincero Collective is located out of San Diego, California, and has stores there. They also have locations in LA and NYC.
Their popular models can sell out fast, and you can enter your email address to get notified when they’ll be back in stock. You can also email them with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
They ship worldwide but don’t include potential charges from customs at checkout – only shipping rates. You may also be charged duties or taxes with international orders.
Engraving is only offered on the cases of the Chrono-S, Kairos, Eros, and Eros Petite collections.