“ Brand: River Island / Watch for: Women „
I walked the floor of a River Island shop and couldn't find anything that I wanted on that day. I probably wasn't in the right mood for shopping. It was when I made my way from the clothes and the shoes and I found the accessories. The Vintage Bling Cocktail, watch, gems sparkled in the light. Irresistible! Walk away and I would have missed a real beauty, and it only cost twenty-five pounds.
The watch is packaged in an attractive black box. The quality is genuinely good. I am happy with the delicate beauty of the stones offset by the charming, narrow, band. The glamorous square timepiece with back Roman numerals looks elegant and it gains bonus points for not requiring any major eye squinting to read the time.
This is higher quality than anything I've ever found in River Island before. I've owned my watch going on for a year. There's a little cloth provided to prevent dirt marks and keep up the shine.
The watch comes in silver or gold. Mine is silver and every bit as good as when I first purchased the watch. Having made that statement I must add that the watch is used for functions where I want to look glam but to not be wearing anything too expensive and nor is the watch used on a day to day basis. Also, the watch is not real silver but stainless steel. I wish this was real silver because I would keep it forever. As it is stainless steel and probably has a shorter lifespan, and due to my desiring something different, I will bring in a change soon and give this watch to charity so someone else can enjoy this too.
Roman numerals are a bit of a hazard for me when I'm tired. The hesitation when asked the time can be a bit awkward so the next watch will have straight forward numbers on the face!
If you don't buy this for yourself then buy it as a gift. Keep your eyes glued to the computer screen. Watch out on EBay and places, like Oxfam, for new or used watches.
Many people have made positive comments about my watch and assume it costs much more than I paid for it. This is an eye catching time piece which doubles as a beautiful, vintage styled bracelet.
I bought this watch as an impulse buy while browsing in River Island as it looked so beautiful. In the store they had 2 varieties available; gold and silver. I bought the silver coloured watch for £24.99.
The design of this watch is very pretty and delicate, resembling a bracelet as much as a watch. It has a thin strap which is covered with round silver jewels all the way around secured onto a stainless steel backing. The jewel detail is very attractive and they shine and glitter when catching the light. The watch face is square-shaped and surrounded by a series of smaller jewels. The hands and Roman numeral numbering are black which contrasts well against the white base. The watch has an understated old-fashioned glamour which is elegant and draws attention without being overly bold. The beauty of the design makes it look more like an expensive designer watch than a River Island make.
THE USAGE & FEATURES
The small size of the watch means that the watch face is very small and therefore a little hard to see although the black and white colouring makes up for this. To do the watch up there is a clasp buckle which is a little fiddly due to the small size but once secured holds its place well. The strap has a removable section in case you need to shorten it. The time can be altered by pulling out and twisting a discrete knob at the side then pushing it back in to secure the time. It has kept the time perfectly and I have never had any issues with speeding up, slowing down or stopping. It is not waterproof at all and so you have to be careful when washing your hands etc.
I cannot fault the quality of this watch as I have had it for 2 years now and it is still virtually as good as new. All of the silver jewels have remained in place except for one of the tiny ones surrounding the watch face. Obviously this is a very delicate watch and so you do have to be very careful with it if you want it to last a long time. I wouldn't recommend wearing it every day as it would be at risk of getting damaged but it is perfect for formal occasions or nights out.
I think a watch is a must to accompany any outfit on any day. I actually feel naked if i don't have a watch on, as well as being a nice accessory its a must for me to be able to see the time.
I bought the river island vintage bling watch for myself on a shopping trip. I never usually shop in river island but was surprised at how much i liked some of the clothing boots, i spotted the watch and was drawn to it, i had to have it.
River island vintage bling watch cost £25.00. It comes packaged in a black velvet box with a little piece of cloth to polish the watch up, i thought it was a nice touch and the box is good for storing the watch in when not wearing it.
The watch is a dainty bracelet style, and gold tone in colour. There are little sparkly stones all the way around the straps and watch face.
I like the strap fastener as its a clip in style and can be done quickly with one hand and is secure when fastened, it has never slacked or fallen off my wrist even on them drunk nights out. I like this watch comes in two colours so if the vintage gold is not for you the vintage silver might be for you instead both equality as pretty.
The face of the watch is done in a small rectangle shape and inside the roman numerals giving it that real antique edge. Although the watch face is small i have no problems reading the time.
The watch is all over bling with the small clear sparkly stones. Its very glamouris.
I keep this watch for evenings out because it would look out of place i my everyday wardrome. Its simply stunning and elegant at a bargain price.
I highly recommend the river island vintage bling watch.
vintage watches are always so temperamental, so this is a really perfect compromise. subtle logo and eye catching statement design mean nobody would ever think you were wearing a river island watch.
at £25 i was a bit worried the quality wouldn't be up to much but i've been very pleasantly surprised.
i was worried the stones might fall out or dull, but i've had my watch about 4 months now, all the stones are still there and they all look really bright and shiny too.
I was also worried that the gold colour might rub off, as often happens with 'gold' jewellery, but it isn't even looking slightly faded. Much better quality than I was expecting. The watch is available in an antique looking silver, if you prefer not to wear yellow gold.
The clasp is easy to use but really strong and secure, I've never worried about my watch falling off.
The watch comes with a removable section which can make it a bit smaller, but I still found that the strap was a bit long for me, so I had to have a few links taken out. It's certainly worth doing if you're finding the watch a little bit big.
On the picture all the numbers are marked out, but actually only 12, 3, 6 and 9 are marked. Because the face of the watch is so small it can be a bit tricky to tell what hour it is, it's also very easy to put the watch on upside down by mistake! it doesn't really cause much of a problem though.
the second hand is a really useful feature of this watch that not many cheaper watches offer, really nice feature.
The watch doesn't really have any waterproofness so it can get a little annoying taking it off to do the washing up and things like that.
i should probably mention when i first bought this watch it stopped working after a few weeks and I needed to return it, but they swapped it over right away and i've had no more problems with it
I was going to a charity dance that my work hosts every year, its a formal event and everybody makes a real effort with their clothing and we always manage to make a good amount of money that we donate to charity.
I bought a beautiful long black cocktail dress that was so elegant. I needed some bling to add a bit of glam to my outfit.
I bought this watch from river island for £24.99. Good news it is still for sale on their website as i write this. As soon as i seen the watch i knew it was what i was looking for. The price is good for a occasional watch as its not something i would wear daily.
The watch is made from stainless steel and is finished in a dark grey shade, The diamonds are also rough shaded not too bright, The watch is understated glam, and i think its very art deco style and flapper girl style. The watch is very elegant has a thin strap with diamond, the clock face is square faced which is quite unusual and makes the watch a little more unique. There are diamonds around the clock face in a art deco style. The clock face is displayed in roman numerals which is very nice to look at. The watch looks old and valuable, its also very feminine with the thin strap.
Its perfect for a night out and looks amazing on, i have had lots of compliments when wearing it. It was well worth the money and i have owned the watch for over a year now and have not had any problems with it, it keeps the time well.
This watch caught my eye almost immediately when I was in River Island, and I just fell in love with it there and then. I loved how glamorous yet subtle and not too showy it looked. I love how it has a thin diamond covered strap and all the diamonds detail around the face. I love how the numbers on the face are roman numerals which in my opinion gives this a really pretty, elegant, vintage twist. Basically I just loved everything about it! This watch was exactly the kind of watch I'd been looking for for ages. It's the kind of watch that you can really make a statemnt with when you wear it, but at the same time it isn't too 'look at me', in your face, as many watches out there these days are. I knew there and then that I would not be leaving the shop without it.
The watch was priced at £24.99, which made me feel quite relieved to be honest, as some watches these days are ridiculous prices, and in comparison to most £24.99 seems like a pretty reasonable to pay, especially for such a gorgeous watch that I think can multitask as well, for a piece of jewellery.
I love wearing the watch and prefer to save these for special occasions and nights out, because I would hate to lose it, or damage it in any way. Because I love it so much I'm extra careful around water, and with spraying perfume whilst wearing this, because I want to keep this watch for as long as possible. So, so far I have worn this about six times and it is still like brand new.
When I wear the watch I can see it catching the light and it looks really glam and sophisticated. I think it looks elegant because of the thin strap, and especially because of all the diamonds that are detailed all over it. I love how it looks on my wrist, I really do love it.
Overall, I would say I recommend this because it's so beautiful and reasonably priced, but truthfully I want to be the only person who has it! But seriously I do recommend this, I think it's a really great watch, works well and everything, but most of all it just looks stunning on.
This is from River Island, my favourite shop, where I spend almost all of my time and money! I bought this a few months ago now but as far as I'm aware it should still be on sale.
Thank you for reading _xo