Hands-On Video: Two Affordable, Unisex Miró Watches

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Miró is a brand we’ve looked at a couple of times on worn&wound. They aren’t the typical type of brand we discuss, but they’re a brand I have a soft spot for. They make very affordable, minimal watches, but ones with their own aesthetic. A bit classic, a bit playful, they manage to not be another cookie cutter brand in the post-DW world, which is to say not another faux-dress watch clone “redefining luxury” with a brand name with the formula “street I grew up on & made up last name”. They are also thoroughly unisex, making them a great brand to consider for gifts for the holidays. Today, we’re going to take a quick look at two new Miró’s, the Occasion 38 Emerald and Everyday 40 Deep Blue. Be sure to check out the video for a more in depth look.

The Occasion 38 Emerald is Miró’s first small-seconds design, which uses color to add personality. It’s quartz, as you might expect, but comes in at a modest price of 165 euros or about $175. The case is thin and elegant measuring 38 x 45 x 8.3mm. It’s a bowl shape with triangular lugs that features a mix of polished and brushed surfaces, which is nice to see at the price point. Overall, it’s a fairly formal design, and on a man’s wrist feels like a dress watch.

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The dial makes it more playful, however, by being an even green color. Not quite “emerald” in my eyes, rather more towards a mint, it’s a very appealing and atypical color for a dial. The dial features an index of polished, applied markers, set in from a white railroad style minutes track. At six is a sub-seconds dial in dark grey that subdues the overall saturation of the dial. There is then a red seconds hand adding a second pop of color. It’s a weird dial, but it works and looks pretty cool with an otherwise toned down outfit. It’s also available in Wolf grey, for a more monochromatic look.

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The Everyday 40 Deep Blue is then a more casual timepiece as the name would describe. The case hits a sweet spot at 40 x 48 x 10mm, making it easy to wear for a variety of wrist sizes, and comfortable all day. The case itself has a pretty classic design; one part sporty, one part formal, also with a mix of polished and brushed surfaces.

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The dial is where this one comes to life, featuring a unique two-tone pinstripe design. The central area of the base surface is a dark, semi-unsaturated blue with thin, vertical grooves giving it a textural pin-striping effect. It looks great, adding complexity to this very affordable package. Around the central area is a chapter ring in a lighter blue, also desaturated, with white lines for the individual minutes/seconds. The two blues together make for a subtly colorful dial, much more understated than most blue dials. On top of the surface is then an index of applied white batons, adding a more sporty edge to the design. Overall, it’s very handsome and easy to wear.

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Best part? Price, once again. It’s 165 euros in quartz and 270 euros in automatic, powered by the Miyota 9015 movement. That’s a really good price, making it a very high value offering.

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So, if you’re looking for something a bit more fashion-centric, a bit more colorful and playful, but a low cost commitment, Miró is one to keep an eye on. Fair prices for interesting designs is hard to argue with. Be sure to check out our video for more thoughts on the Miró watches.

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Zach is the co-founder and Executive Editor of worn&wound. Before diving head first into the world of watches, he spent his days as a product and graphic designer. Zach views watches as the perfect synergy of 2D and 3D design: the place where form, function, fashion and mechanical wonderment come together.
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  • Porter Hudson

    These are cool designs but I’m foggy about the advantage of a “unisex” watch. Is the advantage of a unisex watch that you can share it with someone of the opposite gender?, or just in case you’re on the fence about which gender you would like to be? lol. Please allow us to maintain our man cards thank you so very much lol. There is a vast amount of women’s jewelry without encroaching on my beloved world of masculine watches!

    • Ted Dow-Wynn

      The advantage of a “unisex” watch is just marketing. They can sell it to both men and women. It’s just a micro brand trying to get their hustle on.

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