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I had this Kahuna watch as a birthday present last year from my husband (after giving a few hints.) I already own two of these watches as I love the designs and much prefer pretty coloured strap watches than metal ones and find them a lot more comfortable to wear. I have since asked my husband how much he paid for it and he thinks it was about £18 from the internet but he can't remember exactly. This one is currently on Amazon for £19.95 which I think is still a good price for this watch. If I remember rightly the watch came in a white gift box. The watch has a 2 year manufacturers guarantee and a Quartz movement. The watch has a cream strap with a layer underneath which you can see through what I would describe a picture which you can through the cut outs of the strap. You can see red/pink flowers, trees, leaves and sky through the holes and it has the typical Hawaiian feel like a lot of Kahuna watches do. The face is cream coloured with gold hands and the second hand is a pretty pink colour. It is a square shape with gold edging. The numbers are marked in gold roman numerals and the word Kahuna is towards the top also in gold. This watch is fastened by a gold buckle and is so comfortable to wear. I never get any rubbing or irritation from the buckle or the face and the strap seems to grip my wrist snugly without any feelings of restriction. As with most watches you pull a small knob on the right hand side and turn it clockwise to set the time. I can honestly say that I have never had to alter the watch so it has kept the exact time for almost 12 months, unlike some other watches which I seem to be altering every few months. It has the usual battery in the back but I have not had to change it yet. I think that all watches vary in how long the batteries last as I have not had to change the batteries in my other Kahuna watches, one of which I am sure I have had for over five years now, but have got other watches where the battery has gone within twelve months. I suppose it all depends on how long they have been in the shop or warehouse before being sold. Most of the Kahuna range are fabric/leather watches and come in a wide range of designs and are mostly quite bright and colourful . My other Kahuna watches are white, and a yellow colour with pink and turquoise flowers and leaves on so I will wear the one which colour co-ordinates with what I am wearing. I love the look and feel of these watches and would definitely buy another one. They are not too expensive and are very good quality and excellent time keepers. I wear this watch all day for work and for going out and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a comfortable watch which is a bit different from the norm. This watch has a bit of a hippy/surfer type look but is very feminine due to the colours. Kahuna do advertise their watches for people who surf, snowboard, mountain bike and other outdoor activities, however I am happy with a nice gentle stroll around the park and still love their watches!
THE DESIGN A gold plated square face with complimenting hands. The watch has a leather strap that is mainly cream in colour but has a bright Hawaiian design printed on it. COMFORT The watch is quite comfortable to wear but the underside of the strap makes my wrist itchy if I have been wearing it all day. It's quite a light watch to wear but to me feels very bulky compared to the bracelet watches I usually wear, that is because of the style but also because I have to do the buckle up for the watch to fit to my wrist so it feels quite restrictive. HOW DOES IT PERFORM? The watch keeps very good time and never loses or gains during the day. The hands do not move very smoothly and have quite a jerky movement, that spoils the watch a little bit for me because I like the hands to sweep around to make the watch look to be of higher quality. WHAT I THINK I do not wear this watch often because the design does not suit me and I dislike feeling so restricted by the strap, it's an attractive watch though so I do put it on sometimes if I feel it is going to enhance my outfit. The buckle is very good and keeps my watch secure at all times, my husband had to punch an extra hole in the strap so I could do it up tightly enough because I have very thin wrists. The watch face features roman numerals instead of numbers and I think that gives the watch a more classic look. This is needed because the watch strap is a little tacky looking compared to the single colour straps I prefer. That it keeps perfect time is very good and useful for me because I often have to time colorants and facial treatments when I am working but other watches I own and wear keep equally good time so this is not deciding factor when I decide in the morning the watch I am going to wear that day. 3 Dooyoo Stars.
In March 2012 I was lucky enough to be a winner of the Toluna prize draw, my prize was a £100 Amazon e-voucher, after waiting six weeks my e-voucher dropped in my inbox, I promptly applied it to my husbands Amazon account as he is always buying bits from Amazon. He then surprised me by ordering a couple of watches for me that I had had my eye on, the watch I am about to review is the Kahuna AKLS-0160L. I am a bit of a fan of Kahuna watches as I like that they are sturdy and hard wearing while still being pretty. This watch usually retails for around £34.95, but can currently be purchased from Amazon UK for £8.60 with free super saver delivery, which is what my husband paid. The watch comes in the usual ugly Kahuna packaging that consists of a square black pouch with a zip along one end, Kahuna claim that the packaging can be used to store important bits and pieces in like your phone or mp3 player while at the beach, so although it is ugly I suppose it can be reused. If you wanted to give the watch as a gift I feel that it would need repackaging. The watch has a beige strap, on the strap there is a cut out pattern, in the cut out areas there is patterned pink and green material, I think the cut out patterning is really nice; it makes the watch look very feminine and eye catching. The buckle of the watch is gold coloured. I don't think the strap is leather as it does not have the word leather stamped on it and it does not smell of leather, I think it will wear quite well though. The case of the watch is rectangular and gold coloured with pink inlayed detail. The face of the watch is a shiny beige colour and has gold coloured markers for the numbers, the hour and minute hands are gold coloured and the second hand is pink. The only decoration on the face of the watch is the brand name Kahuna written in pink. The watch is really easy to put on and fasten up and has seven holes for the buckle to fasten through, making this a watch that will fit almost everybody. When worn the watch is very light and I forget that I have it on and have accidentally worn it in the shower, while the watch survived its brief wash I would not say it is water proof and neither do Kahuna. The watch is very easy to tell the time with, but I would not recommend it for learning to tell the time with as it lacks proper numbers. To set the time you need to pull the little knob out on the side and turn it clockwise till it is at the right time you then push the knob back in and away you go. The watch has kept good time. The watch is battery powered, when the battery runs flat it will need replacing, I will take mine to a jewellers to change as they can seal the back up again properly. In conclusion I feel that this is a nice little watch that will suit most ages, I am 33 (34 on 31st may) and I really like it, I don't think I would of liked it so much if my husband had paid the full retail price but at £8.60 including postage it is a bargain even if I only get one summers wear out of it. Thank you for reading.