Product Review: Kolt Sandstone Skeleton Watch by Weird Ape

 Lost time is never found again - Benjamin Franklin 

As a father, time for me has become more and precious to me as i yearn to spend as much time as i physically can with them and watch them become old, wiser and happier. As a Project Manager my life, more than most is driven by deadlines and goals, i need to control and monitor time. Having a classy and reliable watch can make all the difference to a time keeper and to someone that likes to make a statement with their outfits.

Luckily for me, i have had the opportunity to road test and review a spectacular watch from For those of you that are not yet familiar with Weird Ape, let me tell you that they are not just *another* watch shop. They design, build, create and sell their own watches right here in Yorkshire, Gods own County!

They were born out of two problems their founder Stefan had when searching for a watch.
  1. The watches in the shops were too traditional and boring looking 
  2.  The watches that looked the most interesting were way out of his budget.
I implore you to visit their website and read about their journey after reading the post. Ladies and Gents let me introduce to you the Kolt Silver/White Skeleton watch Sandstone Leather Strap, retailing for £159.99

Delivery & Case 

The Sandstone Skeleton watch was delivered to my door in a well packaged in a medium size parcel envelope and upon delivery they required a signature - if you are spending a good amount of money on a product you want to know that it is going to arrive at your door and not your neighbors.

Inside was the parcel was the hand-stitched leather presentation box, along side an instruction manual. All watches from come with free worldwide shipping, an astonishing 24 months guarantee and free returns.


I have put together an unboxing video to help show you what you can expect to get for your money, please watch or continue to read on:

Style & Features

The Kolt Sandstone Skeletone watch has a traditional foundation with a modern body, balancing a great respect for British watchmaking tradition and innovation. The automatic/kinetic and self winding watch has a industrial-grade stainless steel, giving it a strength, durability and style that will last a lifetime. 

Weird Ape off a wide range of options when it comes to the straps, the width of most are 20mm. I opted for the suede leather as mentioned previously.  I do prefer the leather strap to a a steel or mesh strap as i find them more comfortable when on the move.

They have used sapphire crystal glass to create a hard-working, scratch resistant surface - which gives me piece of mind as i know that i am more than likely to scratch or knock the watch raising two young kids. Supported with silver brushed stainless steel, giving the watch is also water resistance up to 3 metres!

You will find 21 jewels inside the watch, working to increase the accuracy and lifetime of the mechanical movement of the watch.


I have been wearing the watch for a couple of weeks now and the one thing that stands out for me is the overall comfort of the watch. As soon as i put it on it felt like i have been wearing it for years and for me this is important as i hate stiff and restrictive watches.

Whilst it is a large watch it doesn't feel overly heavy or bulky, i didn't feel i was going to catch it whilst wearing it which was reassuring. With the style and colour of the watch it matches most of my current woardbrobe, i dress smart-causally most days and wear neutral colours.

Thanks for reading, please do visit to check out their range of men's watches and or follow them on Facebook to be kept up to date with their latest offers and products:

Disclosure: thanks you to weird ape for allowing me to review such a great product. The opinions expressed in this post are my own.

Yorkshire Dad

Part-time daddy and lifestyle blogger. Father of 2 boys under 2. Golfer, scare-fan, tea-lover, traveller, squash and poker player. I write on the @HuffPostUK

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