Mulco Watches Review: Want to Make a Fashion Statement?

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The world of watches has revolutionized over the past two decades, especially after 2000. Phones started taking the job of a wristwatch. This movement became even more aggressive since the reign of the smartphones.

If our phones can do everything that the most advanced watch and more, what’s the point of getting a watch?

It’s a very interesting topic.

Well, the thing is people are still buying watches but they are focusing on the design and physical appeal more than ever.

Mulco, after the revival in 2006, noticed the trend shift and invested rigorously on the design and development department.

And, guess what? It became an instant hit!

Today, I would look into the fashion watch series and do a complete Mulco watches review.

IMAGE PRODUCT DETAILS  Rating Price
MULCO Unisex Ilusion Analog Display Swiss Quartz Watch MULCO Unisex Ilusion Analog Display Swiss Quartz Watch
  • Movement/Caliber: Ronda 5030.D
10
Mulco Unisex Bluemarine Glass Chronograph Swiss Multifunctional Movement Watch Mulco Unisex Bluemarine Glass Chronograph Swiss Multifunctional Movement Watch
  • Movement/Caliber: ISA 8172/220
10
Mulco Blacksteel Swiss Multifunction Movement Men’s Watch Mulco Blacksteel Swiss Multifunction Movement Men’s Watch
  • Movement/Caliber: In-house MW-01164
9.5
Mulco Blue Marine Trio Swiss Chronograph Movement Watch Mulco Blue Marine Trio Swiss Chronograph Movement Watch
  • Movement/Caliber: ISA 8172/220
9.5
Mulco Blue Marine Infinity Quartz Multifunction Movement Women's Watch Mulco Blue Marine Infinity Quartz Multifunction Movement Women’s Watch
  • Movement/Caliber: In-house MW-08288
9

The Story of Mulco

As a brand, Mulco started its journey in 1958. Mr. Muller, the head honcho of Muller and Co., planned of taking on the expensive Swiss watches in the North American, European, and South American market.

The American company sourced Swiss-only parts and assembled together in the US. Despite all the skepticism regarding the success of the brand against Swiss masterclass, Mulco got quite popular.

However, the success of the company was quite short-lived!

In 1973, a Swiss competitor bought the company to take out the competition. After the purchase, the new owners completely sidelined the Mulco brand.

The brand died!

Things took a different turn in 2006, again. A group of entrepreneurs bought back Mulco. Also, judging the trend shift, the new owners hired top fashion designers and focused heavily on the looks of the watch.

A massive credit goes to Jennifer Kamhazi Bloch, the Creative Director of Mulco who stood with the company since the revival. She is the visionary who inspired all the Mulco watches in the market right now.

Right now, Mulco is quite popular among the teens and revolutionists as a prestige watch brand.

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MULCO Unisex Ilusion Analog Display Swiss Quartz Watch – Overall Best

MULCO Unisex Ilusion Analog Display Swiss Quartz Watch

MULCO Unisex Ilusion is perhaps the most popular model in their line-up. The high-end Ronda 5030.D caliber, the ion-plating SS one the case, and the chocolaty cube bezel really impressed me.

Even the finishing quality seems a lot better than the other models.

However, the black dial does bother the visibility a bit.

Product Specification

  • Movement: Swiss Chronograph Quartz (Ronda 5030.D)
  • Case Diameter: 46mm
  • Case Thickness: 14mm
  • Band Width: 27mm
  • Case Material: Ion-Plated Stainless Steel
  • Bezel Material: Rubber
  • Band Material: Silicone
  • Water-Resistance: 10ATM

Notable Features

  • Swiss Ronda 5030.D caliber with 395 Series battery lasts for 54 months
  • ±10/20 second/month accuracy
  • Chronograph with center stop second (1-sec) and 30-minute counter
  • Date display at 6 o’clock marker
  • Cubed design on the strap and the bezel
  • Sapphire crystal window protection that is scratch-resistant

Pros

  • Sporty and fashionable looks
  • Reliable accuracy
  • Durable build can withstand heavy usage without any issue
  • Genuine Swiss movement
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Great water-resistance rating

Cons

  • The black dial bothers the visibility
  • The silicone strap traps the sweat smell

Mulco Unisex Bluemarine Glass Chronograph Swiss Multifunctional Movement Watch – Best Sporty Looks

Mulco Unisex Bluemarine Glass Chronograph Swiss Multifunctional Movement Watch

The core strategy of Mulco is designing bold and unique watches. Mulco Unisex Bluemarine is one of their boldest models in terms of design.

The black-yellow strap will attract a lot of eyes. Plus, the carbon fiber and rose gold color combination on the bezel gives a hint of elegancy.

I would call this watch to be a perfect balance between spontaneity and elegancy.

Product Specification

  • Movement: Swiss Chronograph Quartz (ISA 8172/220)
  • Case Diameter: 47mm
  • Case Thickness: 15mm
  • Band Width: 24mm
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel with Rose Gold Accent
  • Bezel Material: Stainless Steel
  • Band Material: Silicone
  • Water-Resistance: 10ATM

Notable Features

  • Swiss ISA 8172/220 caliber with 395 Series battery lasts for 54 months
  • Single chronograph subdial at 6 o’clock marker
  • Date display at 4 o’clock marker
  • Iconic black-yellow color combination with rose-gold accent on the bezel and the pushers
  • Mineral crystal with anti-scratch coating

Pros

  • Sporty and fashionable looks
  • Punchy color combination
  • Reliable accuracy
  • Durable build can withstand heavy usage without any issue
  • Genuine Swiss movement
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Great water-resistance rating

Cons

  • Doesn’t utilize the full chronograph potential of the ISA 8172/220 movement
  • Silicone strap traps the sweat smell

Mulco Blacksteel Swiss Multifunction Movement Men’s Watch – Premium Option

Mulco Blacksteel Swiss Multifunction Movement Men’s Watch

Mulco BlackSteel is one of the more popular and newer models from Mulco. The most iconic part of this watch is the textured design on the dial. I’ve complained against the finishing quality of the dial. But this one is a big exception!

The design of the day, date, and 24-hour subdial is unique too. Design-wise, BlackSteel might be their best watch.

However, the high price tag might be an issue here  

Product Specification

  • Movement: Swiss Quartz
  • Case Diameter: 45mm
  • Case Thickness: 12mm
  • Band Width: 24mm
  • Case Material: Ion-Plated Stainless Steel
  • Bezel Material: Stainless Steel
  • Band Material: Silicone
  • Water-Resistance: 10ATM

Notable Features

  • In-house MW-01164 caliber that runs on 371 batteries
  • Swiss chronograph movement with extra subdials for tracking day, date, and 24-h time
  • Chronograph with center stop second
  • Finer finishing quality with 48-hour ion-plating that gives a polished looks on the case and bezel
  • Mineral crystal with anti-scratching coating

Pros

  • Offers a premium look
  • Reliable accuracy
  • Durable build can withstand heavy usage without any issue
  • Great water-resistance rating
  • Comes with 371 battery that is easily replaceable

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Silicone strap traps the sweat smell

Mulco Blue Marine Trio Swiss Chronograph Movement Watch – Best Ladies’ Watch

Mulco Blue Marine Trio Swiss Chronograph Movement Watch

The turquoise-rose-gold-silver combination is the hero of the Mulco Blue Marine Trio Swiss Chronograph Movement Watch. Although Mulco labels it as a unisex watch, it’s extremely popular among the ladies.

The ISA 8171A is a remarkable caliber with a huge number of features too.

But the bulky size of the case was a bummer to me.

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Product Specification

  • Movement: Swiss Chronograph Quartz (ISA 8172/220)
  • Case Diameter: 47mm
  • Case Thickness: 15mm
  • Band Width: 24mm
  • Case Material: Ion-Plated Stainless Steel
  • Bezel Material: Ion-Plated Stainless Steel
  • Band Material: Silicone
  • Water-Resistance: 10ATM

Notable Features

  • Swiss ISA 8172/220 caliber with 395 Series battery lasts for 54 months
  • Chronograph with center stop second (1-sec), 30-minute counter, second subdial, and day subdial
  • Date display at 4 o’clock marker
  • Tachymeter bezel
  • Sapphire crystal window protection that is scratch resistant

Pros

  • Unique turquoise and rose gold color combination
  • Reliable accuracy of ISA caliber
  • Durable build can withstand heavy usage without any issue
  • Genuine Swiss movement
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Great water-resistance rating

Cons

  • The case is too large for thin wrists, especially for a women’s watch
  • The silicone strap traps the sweat smell

Mulco Blue Marine Infinity Quartz Multifunction Movement Women’s Watch – Most Elegant

Mulco Blue Marine Infinity Quartz Multifunction Movement Women's Watch

Are you a fan of the shiny stones and gems? Then, you’ll fall in love with Mulco Blue Marine Infinity.

The biggest appeal of the watch is the mother of the pearl dial and the embedded stones on the bezel.

A true elegant watch!

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Product Specification

  • Movement: Swiss Chronograph Quartz
  • Case Diameter: 42mm
  • Case Thickness: 12mm
  • Band Width: 20mm
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Bezel Material: Stainless Steel
  • Band Material: Silicone
  • Water-Resistance: 10ATM

Notable Features

  • Mother of the pearl display
  • In-house MW-08288 caliber with 364 Series battery lasts for 2 years
  • Chronograph with center stop second (1-sec), 24-hour counter subdial, day subdial, and 24-hour time subdial
  • Date display at 4 o’clock marker
  • Mineral crystal window protection that is scratch resistant

Pros

  • Elegant design that has stone embedding on the bezel
  • Mother of the pearl display that covers the bottom half of the dial with stones
  • Durable build can withstand heavy usage without any issue
  • Great water-resistance rating

Cons

  • The dial design feels cheap, doesn’t complement the superior design of the case and the bezel
  • The silicone strap traps the sweat smell

Is Mulco Good Brand?

As you know, Mulco, despite being a 62-year old brand, actually entered the modern market in 2006. It’s only normal that not a lot of people have heard the name of the brand.

So, Mulco doesn’t have the brand value or sentiment.

Even after offering Swiss movement and parts, people still think Mulco to be an unknown Chinese brand. Also, Mulco follows a cost cutting strategy to cheap out on the choice of materials on some models.

Overall, Mulco is a great watch company that brings innovative design on the table. But due to the lack of marketing and branding efforts, it’s still an unknown name.

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What Did We Like About the Mulco Brand?

The best thing about Mulco watches is the design. All of their watches have bold and powerful design. At the same time, you’re getting original Swiss movements.

So, you’re getting a great looking watch with above-average quality.

But the most appealing thing about Mulco is aggressive pricing. If you think abut what you’re getting, it almost feels like that company losing money!

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What Didn’t We Like About the Mulco Brand?

While one of the strongest sides of Mulco is the offering of genuine Swiss movement. Before you glorify the brand, there’s something that you need to know.

Most of the watches from Mulco come with ISA or lower-end Ronda movements. In the retail market, these calibers cost around $30 only. Some of these calibers even cost less than $10!

I feel that Mulco is over-hyping the Swiss movement here and those who aren’t watch geeks fall right into the trap.

Mulco should let the consumers know what caliber they are using in their watches.

Then, comes the issue of finishing. I don’t have anything to complain about the case, bezel, or the strap. They have done a superb job there.

But, the inside of the dial feels cheap and seems to have poor finishing quality.

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Conclusion

So, what is the best Mulco watch? It’s really hard to call one particular watch to be the clear winner here.

Still, if I had to, I would put MULCO Unisex Ilusion Analog Display Swiss Quartz Watch in the first place. The color combination and the design aesthetics of this watch on top of the line.

Then, Mulco Unisex Bluemarine Glass Chronograph Swiss Multifunctional Movement Watch would stand in the second place.

Finally, Mulco Blue Marine Trio Swiss Chronograph Movement Watch would grab the third place for being the best watch for the ladies.

What do you think of my picks? Do you agree or you have some other models in your minds?

Let me know in the comment below.

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