“ Brand: DKNY / Watch for: Women „
*Introduction* When I was at sixth form I worked at H Samuel jewellers at the weekends to earn some money. Looking back, I'm not sure I actually came away with any money as I ploughed it all back into the company buying their jewellery, watches and collectables. What I loved about working in the jewellers was that you could see the brand new products coming into the store. Watches were a particular favourite or mine from Sekonda to Guess, Rotary to DKNY. I think my jewellery box became home to about 20 different watches by the time I finished my stint in the shop. DKNY NY3384 is one of the watches that came in and I bought as a bit of a splurge purchase as I fell in love with it. *About DKNY NY3384 Watch* DKNY NY3384 is perfect for everyday chic. This contemporary watch from DNKY will look great whatever you're wearing. A pretty diamond is set into the smart black dial for a touch of glamour. *Price and Availability* DKNY NY3384 is available to buy for £99.99. Are you gawping at the price? I'm not surprised. This is quite a large sum of money, I agree, and not a quantity that everyone will want to part with for a watch but it is also a very good purchase in my opinion. This DKNY watch can be purchased at H Samuel or Ernest Jones as well as numerous alternative jewellery stores. You can also buy it online at www.amazon.co.uk and usually for a slightly cheaper price. My only advice when it comes with buying via the internet is that you go and view it in the flesh beforehand. I don't find watches to be one of the products that are good to buy without prior viewing. *My Opinion* The packaging: I absolutely love the packaging for this and all other DKNY watches for that matter. The presentation box that is comes in is a little on the large side. It is a clear white in colour and square in shape. It opens and closes easily to get access to the watch. Inside this box is a luxurious black velvet cushion which has the watch wrapped around it. I was certainly impressed with the packaging alone. The face: The colour of the face isn't quite black but a dark grey with a slight sheen. The size of the face is 1.4cm in diameter. I find this to be a reasonable size to be able to see the time clearly without it being too big to look uncool. The numbers on the face of this watch are white and a bit on the larger side but I actually really like the appearance of this. It is perfect for anyone that wants a watch that looks stylish in appearance yet is practical in telling the time for those that struggle with vision. There are just the number 12, 9, 6 and 3 which is my personal preference on a watch. The hands on the watch are also white. It doesn't have a second hand but this doesn't bother me in the slightest. I don't think there is anything worse than a watch that has a noisy second hand. It is way too distracting. On the size of the face is a small stainless steel bezzle which allows you to change the time as and when required. This is really easy to use and this is essential for me as I a frequently change it back and forth due to the hours time difference between the UK and Belgium. It is also quite smooth which means that is doesn't catch on your clothes like some on my other watches do. The strap: For me, one of the key selling points of this watch is the strap design. The strap of this watch is stainless steel. It is partially a bracelet and partially links. The front of the watch, which attaches to the top and the bottom of the face, is a gorgeous twisting bracelet style. There are two pieces of stainless steel that cross over one another at both ends. These then combine towards the back to create the first link and the last link. The links: the links on (most) DKNY watches are something that I love and actually something that a lot of brands have now started to do. You can remove them and replace them yourself. Yes, you heard me right. No more going back and forth to the jewellers to have linked removed or put back in. DKNY have created watch links that you can simply unclip yourself. This is particularly handy when it comes to summer time as many people find that their wrists swell a little and their watch feels a tad tight and therefore uncomfortable. Is the watch comfortable to wear? It most certainly is. The fact that you can take the links in and out with ease also means that you can decide whether you want to wear it loosely or fitted and even change your mind on a daily basis. Is the watch waterproof? No. Is it water resistant? Yes, DKNY NY3384 is water resistant to 30m therefore you can use this watch underwater however no deep sea diving in it. One of the unfortunate things about the fact that it is waterproof is the fact that it needs to be sent away for a new battery when this runs out and this is something that can be rather pricey. What I like about this watch in particular is that it is not only practical in that it is a watch but it also looks very pretty. It has a nice bracelet style watch strap which looks and feels great. It is the perfect watch that you can wear to go from day to night. DKNY NY3384 comes with a 2 year manufacturer's warranty therefore if you have any mechanical faults you'll be able to get them fixed without having to worry about an added charge. Beware that this is the case for accidental damage so take care not to crack the face or scratch the bracelet as you'll just have to live with this. Longevity of the product: This watch will last until the battery eventually runs out which could be anything between 1 month and 3 years (although if it is before 1 year this will be replaced for you free of charge). If you look after this watch well, it will last you as long as you want. It is a hardwearing watch but if you do scrape it against things, of course the stainless steel or glass will scratch. To clean it and leave it looking as good as new, you can simply use a jewellery cloth. This will get rid of any dirt and leave it gleaming. *Would I Recommend This Watch?* Are you looking for a watch with a stylish design? Are you also looking for one with a clear face? If so then I would certainly recommend this sleek timekeeper. If you are interested in finding a present for the special female friend or family member, then I really would recommend this lovely piece of jewellery. It is a bit of a splurge, but I'm sure that it would be appreciated. I absolutely love this watch and I think there are plenty more of you out there that would love it just as much as me. *Overall* I am definitely a big fan of DKNY NY3384. It is a beautiful and stylish watch and it is also extremely comfortable to wear. It looks elegant and you may be cautious to wear it if you are a bit of a klutz like me but you needn't fear because it is relatively hard wearing. In the long term I think that this is a great watch. It is stylish however not a style with stones that may fall out of fashion and it doesn't have anything that is specific to a certain trend therefore it would be a timeless piece.
My husband brought this watch for me for my birthday and I absolutely love it. I've always had chunky big watches and never owned an expensive, sleek and stylish watch before. Just like a new mobile phone I was reluctant to wear it as I didn't want to get any scratches on! I have very thin arms and long hands and have always found it difficult to wear thin watches - however, this watch fits so nicely on my wrist and adds class to anything I wear. The design of the watch makes it look more like an accessory than a watch. The numbers on the watch are probably bigger than I would like but it's not a major issue. It doesn't have a second hand and doesn't click loudly which is great. It hasn't caught on anything (such as sleeves) as yet and I have more confidence wearing it everyday as it is so easy to wear. The best thing is that it makes me feel like a million pounds, especially with the compliments I receive about it. I can't tell you how much it is as my husband will not tell me, but it is one special gift that I love, adore and will remember each time I check the time!