“ Brand: DKNY / Watch for: Women „
I bought this watch from Amazon in the second half of 2009. Back then it costed me £39.10, which is not a bad price for a DKNY watch. I was on the lookout for a new one since my other one had broken, and was very excited after reading the reviews on Amazon which proclaimed this watch to be good! It seemed to balance price with some elegance and even glamour - at least that was what I thought back then!
I wasn't sure whether the real thing would look similar in the pictures at such a price, but it completely resembles all the images. It is studded with many diamante crystals on the bezel surrounding the watch face, which is about 3.5 cm in diameter and made of hard glass. This makes the dial bigger than most ladies watches, especially after the bezel is included, but luckily it didn't look silly on me when worn. The watch was very noticeable, being a little bulky more like a man's watch and completely white, and got plenty of comments. The leather strap is generously sized so would probably fit the wrists of most ladies - it is fastened with a buckle. It is advertised as being water resistant, but I never really tested this aside from being in a little drizzle! The watch is quite lightweight and you don't feel it much when it's being worn. It also comes with a manual and a nice glossy white, hard box that gives the watch added luxury.
So far so good right? But I would only give it 3.5 stars. I worn this watch for over a year since I'm really not the kind of person who will go out and buy another one of something the moment it causes me discomfort, etc. The discomfort in question was the white leather strap which irritated my wrist and crinkled and cracked till it looked really quite ugly at least to my eye, since a friend of mine has adopted it recently and wears it with certain outfits. The watch is very beautiful but I feel like they focused more on the design of the watch face than quality in all areas! I did want to just replace the straps and be done with it, but I was quite hesitant especially when straps can cost as much as a new watch in themselves!
If you still wish to buy this watch, in most major retailers it is sold out. But on Ebay it can still fetch prices similar to what I paid 4 years ago. Other lesser known retailers also sell it for varying prices. I would perhaps recommend this as a going out watch to be worn for more special occasions rather than a daily, everyday watch!