Product Type: Emporio Armani watches
Newest Review: ... like this. It looks like something you'd get off the back of a lorry, not from an Emporio Armani shop! I award this watch one Dooyoo st... more
Emporio Armani Watch
Emporio Armani AR5749
Member Name: CinnamonBun
Emporio Armani AR5749
Advantages: Good quality, desginer label.
Disadvantages: Price, design, fitting.
My mum's best mate recently had a clear out, to try and earn a bit of spare cash. My mum kindly volunteered my services and it was my duty to flog the lot on the internet, her being hopeless when it comes to computers. She had A LOT of stuff. It took a good few days to list them all, but I did not leave empty handed - oh no :) One of the few items left: an Emporio Armani watch, caught my eye and she wanted me to sell it for pittance basically. I protested of course, as having shopped around online I realised the watch retailed at about £200. Realising my interest she decided to let me keep it as a reward for selling her junk - I was a very happy bunny I must say :)
She had only bought it a few weeks ago, so it was near brand new. The design of the watch is quite unusual, the watch face is set in a chunky resin bracelet of which its diameter measures to around 24mm wide. The bangle boldly features the brand: 'Emporio Armani' in white which is quite striking and emphasised further with the bracelet's primary stylish black finish (Which is probably there to boast than anything). The watch is available in several other colours including red, white and black with a chequered white pattern - but this design does not feature the brand around the bracelet like the others. The clock face is made of mineral glass and is surrounded in a ring of polished stainless steel. The time is measured through the usual quartz movement and is water resistant to about 50 metres. Apparently I'm told that the watch originally came with a 2 year guarantee but she has since lost the papers and receipt, so for now I'll just have to be extremely careful.
To be honest, if I was going to buy a watch around the £200 marker, this wouldn't be my first choice - in fact it probably wouldn't be in the top 10. That's just my personal taste, I tend to be drawn more to dainty watches and this watch being so chunky took some getting used to. At times it was a bit of a pain, again thanks to my tiny wrists it kept almost slipping off, and I cannot begin to explain the pain when the bracelet travels at high speed from the top of your arm and slams into your wrist :( It's not as though it can be altered in size either, like you could with metal-linked or material watch straps.
I cannot fault the quality of the watch, but whether you'd buy it based on its looks is a matter of personal opinion. If you like the design and have £200 to spare - hey why not? :)
Summary: If you dont mind spending £200 on a watch - be my guest :)