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I asked my brother for a watch for my birthday last year because I needed one for work. I'd been wearing a tatty old one at home and was starting a new job and wanted to start with a good impression, and I thought a new watch would help with this.
When my birthday came round I was not disappointed. The DKNY NY4526 ladies watch is beautifully made and classy-looking. The only stipulation I had with the watch was that it not be too 'bling' as I can't stand that sort of style. This watch is white and gold but the gold is not too overpowering like most bling is, and the predominant colour, white, means that it goes with virtually every outfit I wear to work.
My brother has excellent taste in clothing and accessories and he is really into brands, which is why he bought this from DKNY. I don't normally wear big brands but this watch made an excellent impression in the office. People often compliment me on the watch and ask what style it is, which is a bit annoying actually as reciting 'NY4526' every time makes me feel a lot less professional about it! However it does get a lot of compliments and general notiice. The only thing I will say against this watch is that although it's a 'ladies watch' it is quite bulky on my wrist and the face can leave a bit of an imprint on my wrist by the end of the day, which is a shame as I'd have expected better from what is clearly an expensive product. On the other hand I haven't had many classy watches and perhaps they all come with this problem.
The other problem I had with it, though this won't be for most buyers I expect, is that the watch has a leather strap. Non-leather straps are easy to come by but they are not very common when you buy a new watch. My brother didn't think about this when he bought it (I have been vegan for almost a decade) but I didn't really mind, and I did eventually get around to replacing the strap with a non-leather white one, which still sets off the watch face nicely.
The watch has a mineral dial and a really beautiful clock face, in my opinion. There is a small gold-outlined box with the date in it, a small DKNY logo, gold hands and three smaller clock faces within the main face, which are easily adjusted with the little knobs on the side- I'm not sure of the technical term for them, sorry! Sometimes when I am daydreaming in meetings I look to my watch for comfort, because it is basically so nice to look at, and because there generally isn't anything else in the room to enjoy looking at! Also, it makes a quiet, steady rhythmic ticking noise, which my last watch did too but it wasn't so nice or hypnotic to look at as this one.
I have worn this watch every day since my birthday in July last year and it is still going strong, which is just as well because the one-year warranty it came with has long-since expired! I have dropped this watch a couple of times but it has no marks on it, and when my daughter's grubby fingers have pulled at it I have always been able to wipe it clean with a baby wipe. It is still fairly sparkly despite being used regularly and exposed to the elements. The watch is also water resistant, though I haven't exactly tested that theory!
I'm not sure of the price of this watch as it was a gift, but knowing my brother it was likely between £150-£180. A quick search online shows different deals through different websites; it looks like the watch can now be purchased for £120 with the guarantee.
I highly recommend this watch for women as a quality, long-lasting gift to yourself or as a gift to someone else, because it is so stunning that it screams the word 'gift' to me whenever I see it. I haven't had any problems with it and I anticipate that it will last for some years to come yet, and is really is a beautiful timepiece. Hence, it gets 5 stars from me.