GIVEAWAY: March LA.B AM3 Marron Watch

GIVEAWAY: March LA.B AM3 Marron Watch

GIVEAWAY: March LA.B AM3 Marron Watch   watch giveaways

Once again, March LA.B teams up with aBlogtoWatch to offer a beautiful watch as a giveaway item this September. This month you can enter for a chance to win the mechanical AM3 Marron Automatic watch. This is the 38mm wide version of the retro-styled round AM3 with the reddish/brown style case (hence the name "Marron" which is brown in French), and perforated real buffalo leather (with green lining). We like the copious amounts of detailing and green-colored font on the date disc. Inside the March LA.B AM3 is a Swiss ETA 2892 automatic movement with a custom rotor visible through the case back window. Retail price for this watch is $1,249. Enter for a chance to win this lovely watch below.

To Enter You Must:

1. Comment on this post below (on aBlogtoWatch.com, not Facebook or elsewhere you might see this article) before the giveaway is over with your valid e-mail address where required (if you've signed up for the commenting system before, your e-mail should already be in there). In the body of your comment mention what you like more (with examples if you are up to it): watches with cases, bracelets, and dials that are the same color, or watches with contrasting color cases and dials.

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3. Wait until the giveaway is over on September 30, 2013 for the winner to be chosen at random.

A couple of basic rules. You can only enter once. You must comment with a valid e-mail address where you can be reached. Your comment must be confirmed and approved. You must complete the objectives to be considered. You are responsible for providing your contact shipping information if you are chosen. Shipping restrictions to non-US entrants may apply based on sponsor's policies. Giveaway watch selection based on sponsor's inventory and watch availability. All comments made after the end of the giveaway period will not be considered. If you are chosen as a winner, you then have 24 hours to ensure receipt of your full shipping information or an alternative winner will be chosen. For the full terms and conditions, please click here.

Good luck, and thanks to March LA.B, the sponsor of the AM1 watch giveaway here at aBlogtoWatch!

750 comments
SwetaKanguriSonulkar
SwetaKanguriSonulkar

I would like to wear the watch with bracelet and dials of contrasting color,Liked the facebook pages and subscribed sweta.kanguri@gmail.com

Bigbandito
Bigbandito

Meh. If I won this I would probably sell it. I like watches with tasteful color schemes, either the same color or in contrasting colors. Rose gold and green just don't cut it.

patmorais
patmorais

I have to have it! pick me, pick me.... I always thought I preferred watches with matching cases, bracelets and dials but after seeing just the simple contrast of color on this watch, I'm ready to change my mind completely. 

modsupremo
modsupremo

It is really getting difficult to come up with unique and original designs in almost anything nowadays! What really interested me in this watch is the shape of the case and the reddish/brown style case colour. The placement of the crown at 4 o'clock is very appealing and has an ergonomic purpose. I love the green tinted case back window adds to the exquisite looks, a really nice touch. Simple and elegant! Thats the way watches should be!

evrnyldrm
evrnyldrm

This is a very well designed watch. The case and the colors... I will watch March LA.B's works from now on.

I prefer simple and well designed watches, which have numbers easy to read. I like designs which respect the tradition but at the same time creative and innovative...

aditsoans
aditsoans

this is a beautiful watch .I like watches with steel bracelets and black dial...

quaterindie
quaterindie

This is a beautiful watch. I would be very proud to wear it. Thanks for running these great contests ABTW!

mferon
mferon

It is the first time I hear about March LA.B, and I must say the AM3 is a stunner! The elegance of the case, half way between the barrel and rounded corners square shape gives it a classical, timeless design, but the position of the crown, semi integrated inside the case at 4 o'clock is there to bring a touch of modernism. The dial is superb of simplicity, but the more you look at it, the more the details become apparent. To me, the hour marks look like marine flags, and in a way, remind me of Corum watches. The unusual green colour for the calendar gives another specific touch. When you look at the back of the watch, the green colour of the glass submerges you completely, and all your usual marks are lost for a moment before you start noticing the movement inside. I found with the March LA.B AM3 a watch which is a great example of elegance, classicism and modernism at the same time, and I love it for that!

kidorsay
kidorsay

I really like the look of this watch, it doesnt have too much contrast, but just the right amount.  it looks very nice.

samt
samt

This is a beautiful watch! Lately I've been into simple watches with a contrasting bracelet, in canvas or leather.

mynameis0j
mynameis0j


I love this watch, I think its beautiful, i love contrasting watch dials and bracelets. I love when the case matches the dial color.

ojcontris
ojcontris

This is a beautiful watch. I prefer watches with contrasting dials, faces and bracelets.  I would love to win this watch.  It is elegant but casual.  I think it would look great while wearing a suit and tie or wearing jeans and a shirt.

abaibai
abaibai

I love the retro  style of the watch. It's vintage but still has that touch of modern to it. The perfect blend of colors of the metal, the dial, and the strap culminate into an absolutely masterpiece of a watch. This watch can be easily dressed up and dressed down which makes it the perfect watch for any man (or woman).

MPigott
MPigott

There is something extra chic about a watch with contrasting dials and cases. A great example is March LA.B's Electric collection for women, which has many pieces with contrasting dials and cases. My favorite for everyday elegance is definitely the Bourdeaux or Burgundy, they both have bands in classic colors but the contrasting faces of the watches give it an extra touch of style. Don't be afraid of being noticed, embrace the contrast! Just be sure to find a piece that is both stylish and timeless...pun intended ;)

ssengo
ssengo

This watch looks simple but the way these colors were blended and strategically placed in areas where they complement each other brings its sophistication out. when you add all that to the self-winding ETA movement, the result is a beautiful watch that can be worn anytime and also good to add to one's collection.

JonnyD
JonnyD

A very interesting watch. I do like the green tinted glass but would prefer all dates to be in green, rather than just the "3", although I can see the logic in their choice.

I think it depends on the watch, what I prefer. For instance, I rather the look of the all black PVD Xetum Tyndall compared to the stainless steel version. Then again the contrast colours (orange, grey and black) in the Gronefeld one hertz contemporary, really sings.

Good luck to all ABTWers!

dougEzero
dougEzero

The wine & green contrast is pretty sweet, and unusual. Thus, I'm going to go with watches with contrasting color cases and dials!

DeaninCanuckistan
DeaninCanuckistan

Gotta go with contrast and colors - something interesting to catch the eye. Even if it is a small color detail, say stitching on a strap, or colored crystals.

trickwheel
trickwheel

Modern yet, oh so, tasteful with a nod to the past. Oh yeah, the instagram photos they post are great too!

I have to say that  I really like the AM3 Black Automatic on the SS bracelet

sternke
sternke

Either way works out well for me, I prefer it to be contrasting slightly, but only if the colors are all from the same palette.

ThirtiesFarmer
ThirtiesFarmer

I like the watches with contrasting color cases and dials, it gives a better look to the watch in my opinion.

Theta427
Theta427

My general preference is to either have all contrasting, or have the bracelet and case match and have the dial contrast. Having the dial a contrasting color seems to make it easier to read, and more interesting looking.

egznyc
egznyc

It really depends on many things -- sometimes it's just "I know it when I see it," whether I like a certain combination of colors or not.  I like a black leather band, for example, on a black-dialed pilot watch; I like a stainless steel bracelet on a stainless steel diver.  Yet I also like contrasting dials and band colors (like a black dial with a reddish colored leather band -- that could look great!), and a very contrasting date displayed in the date window (like on this very cool March LA.B watch) is a really nice touch.  It's a small thing, so it's nice and subtle (and I like the fact that the background of the date window matches the black dial color), but adds a little visual interest.  It's really a matter of taste, but I think as long as it's well-done (and not over-done), some contrast really makes a design pop.  It's largely a function of my mood, though, whether I want the contrast or something more "boring."  Just don't try to match a dial and a band but fall a little short -- that looks like a mistake.

Michael Pinchasick
Michael Pinchasick

I think this is one of the best questions you could have asked, as every watch enthusiast is just as careful in coordinating watches to outfits as women are with there shoes - no offense.

With the exception of a PVD watch, such as a custom Bamford watch, or the ever classic Chanel J12, contrast is essential to a watches allure. 

EricHK
EricHK

I prefer contrast in the dial but not too much. That way it adds personality to the watch but does not overdo it.

Csagan
Csagan

I prefer watches with contrasting dials and cases because it seems to make watches "pop" off the wrist more. It is always nice when a stranger comments on your watch that they have noticed because it is very noticeable. I've always been a sucker for complimentary colors since a young age. The green on the watch looks very very cool, and the fact it is an automatic makes it even better.

SouthCrossStar
SouthCrossStar

Nice watch. I like watches with cases, bracelets that are the same color, but with contrasting dials.

Mr_FDL
Mr_FDL

I like solid metal watches with contrasting dials. 


pitt03
pitt03

Fingers crossed for this great looking piece.

FalconerInd
FalconerInd

come on , this one is mine, you know it :)

plainsimple
plainsimple

I think the one colour for case, bracelet and dial only works with black, otherwise it would become too much with other colours. Though a totally black watch has a very tactical look though. I think dials work best with black, silver, white, dark metallic green, blue and orange.

TaylDoug
TaylDoug

I love how the back of the watch is mostly green, and that carries through to the date as well. A very neat contrast in colors, very earthy which goes nicely along with the sustainable automatic movement. The brown case and black face and band make it very classy. Incredibly thin case for an automatic!

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tce001
tce001

I generally prefer contrasting dials, but this is a beautiful watch, too.



pedros24
pedros24

love the face and the see through back case!

ariesb
ariesb

I love the brownish case style, which is like my Oris Big Crown, and dial is something I also look into watches the retro style which is also similar to one of my Orient automatic watch with more details into it, and I do like more is the hands style on the AM3 Marron Automatic, i like the touch of details on the hands that March LA. B put into their watches. The green date on the dial is quite nice for me, and the 38mm is nicely done to make it more retro. Love to see this in metal. Hopefully this brand will eventually shows up in the Philippines.

MichelleTucker1
MichelleTucker1

I usually like watches that are the same color throughout.  However, I'd be up to trying something new as well. 

Babookie
Babookie

I have to be a wimp here as I love this watch for the features mentioned and also like watches that are monochrome. It's more to do with the balance and completeness of the design, is the crown too big, the indices clash with the face et al that puts me off. This watch is very much to my taste and I would love to possess one. Will check out online right now in fact to find out how much one would be to get it to UnZud where I live

johnsinmpsoncanada
johnsinmpsoncanada

Love the matching face/strap.Gives this watch great presence and style!

andrewartajos
andrewartajos

I like the fact that this is a brand new watch with retro styling. Great job done by March LA.B

jsementi
jsementi

Utterly cool watch. Would be a nice counterpoint to my other watches which are a more classic style and less modern.

books45
books45

I like watches with contrasting features, unless I am wearing something to color match my clothes.

Beau9
Beau9

I've noticed that watch brands tend to follow the genre and lend themselves to the going trend in a broad sense.  From the earlier years the trend was towards smaller diameters, were hand wound, and emphasized shock protection.  The Seventies and later focused more on quartz movements and accuracy to the detriment of aesthetics, hence you have the quartz revolution.   Today, watch brands have evolved enough to the point that they have incorporated the best of the past with the innovations of the future with regards to; components,  materials, and workmanship.  With that being said, I prefer watches with modern feel, components; however, while incorporating the best innovation of the past.  Details such as contrasting colored sub dials, different color hour/minute hands and seconds hands are also pluses.  A good example is the Zenith El Primero series which was innovative with their use of contrasting sub dials to help the user easily read the sub seconds counter at a glance.  A well designed and thought out dial and handset such as the Mil Sub and the Seamaster 300 are highly sought after, iconic in design, and often homaged.   Watch cases are currently made to a standard somewhat, at least 316L surgical grade stainless materials.  The watch strap should compliment the watch and varies according the overall look of the watch itself.  To Summarize, for me, the whole package, from the watch dial, hands, and watchstrap should compliment the watch itself to strive for overall balance.     

Jetman89
Jetman89

I definitely prefer contrast in watches.  I do own watches with that has a matching case, dial and strap but I find the contrast more attractive. 

luckyM
luckyM

I am definitely a fan of some contrast in a watch. For example, the blued hands on many Grand Seikos are simple but awesome. Just a steel case is enough to contrast with most dials and straps. I have a Chopard with a black dial and black strap with just a touch of red in the Mille Miglia logo, which I really like. Really all you need is a metal case and then everything else except the hands can match, except the hands. Blue dials and blue straps, brown dials and brown straps etc. This can all work nicely, as long as you are willing and able to own a selection of watches to match an outfit. However, never black on black on black. No, no, no. You don't see too many like this and for good reason. The March Lab in the article offers an attractive balance.

hyperaesthetic
hyperaesthetic

I usually end up going back to the same color combination eventually.

MikeCoffman
MikeCoffman

That green exhibition back is pretty neat. Ive been looking at these sport watches for a while - they make an nice departure from rolex inspired diving watches all over the place.

mikeormoe
mikeormoe

I like both if they are done well.  One of my favorite watches is the gray Glashutte PanoMatic Lunar with the gray leather band.  I think the monochromatic look just brings more attention to the amazingly well done face of the watch.  I prefer color contrast with sport watches...a little pop is pretty cool.

PadronCigar
PadronCigar

Hope I can win this would be a great addition to my collection 

andrinag
andrinag

I prefer watches with contrasting colors. I like silver bracelet type watches and love colored dials. One of my favorite colors in a dark blue. I also like watches with leather straps.

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