Fossil Nate JR1401 Watch Review 

Today, I’ll be providing an in-depth review of the Fossil Nate JR1401 watch, a product of the renowned American watch brand, Fossil. In this review, I will cover every aspect of the watch, including its quality, features, size, and whether it is worth buying or not.

But before I dive into the review of the Fossil JR1401, let me give you a quick overview of the company. Fossil was founded by Tom Kartsotis in 1984, and in 1985, the first Fossil brand watches were introduced. Since then, the company has been producing high-quality watches with various features. While Fossil also produces lifestyle accessories, it is best known for its watches. The company is headquartered in Richardson, Texas, United States, and has branches in over 380 locations across 130 countries worldwide.

Fossil’s watches are divided into several collections. The Fossil JR1401 is a part of the Nate chronograph collection.

Let’s take a closer look at the watch.

Fossil JR1401 Case

The watch comes with a stainless steel case. The round black case has oversized lugs and fits a large wrist. The case is approximately 50mm in diameter and 13mm thick. 

The matte black unidirectional bezel has an anticlockwise rotation. It has Arabic numerals with a 5-digit interval, as well as teeth that make it easy to rotate.

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You can see the crown at 3 o’clock, and the chronograph pushers on both sides of the crown. The crown has a pull-push mechanism. When you pull it, you’ll get two positions: the first is used to change the date, and the second is used to modify the time. Crown guards surround the crown, protecting it from damage.

The solid screw-down case back is imprinted with some information about the watch.

Fossil JR1401 Dial

The textured black dial has three subdials at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions. The subdial at 3 o’clock shows the 24-hour time, while the other two are used for the chronograph function. The subdial at 6 o’clock measures seconds and the subdial at 9 o’clock measures minutes for the chronograph. The 1/5-second chronograph has a measurement range of up to 30 minutes. The upper chronograph pusher starts the chronograph (stopwatch), while the lower pusher resets it to zero.

You can see gray Arabic numerals for the hours at 3, 6, 9, and 12 o’clock, as well as gray stick hour markers elsewhere. The small minute markers are visible between the hour markers.

The date window is displayed between 4 & 5 o’clock. The mineral crystal lens covers the face of the dial.

Fossil JR1401 Bracelet

The watch comes with a stainless steel Oyster bracelet. The bracelet is well-polished and has a shiny look. The bracelet’s length is approximately 8 inches and the width is 24mm. You can adjust it according to your wrist size by removing the links. The bracelet has a deployment-clasp closure.

Special Features

  • The watch has a quartz movement.
  • It has a water resistance of up to 50 meters (165 feet), which means it can withstand a brief immersion in water. I would not recommend wearing it while swimming or bathing.


  • The numbers and hands should have been a little more luminescent because they are difficult to see in a dimly lit room.
  • The watch has a mineral crystal, which has lower scratch resistance than sapphire glass but is acceptable at this price.

Final Words

Overall, it is the best watch at this price. I understand that it does not compete with other expensive brand watches and also has some of the drawbacks that I mentioned above. But If you are a guy on a tight budget, it’s perfect option for you.

I hope it helps you in making an informed decision. Leave a comment below if you have any questions or suggestions.

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