Product Type: Sekonda Chronograph
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Time For A Party
Sekonda Party Time
Member Name: dkm1981
Sekonda Party Time
Advantages: Looks nice, good price, comfortable
Disadvantages: Not really water resistant, the lighter colours can become discoloured
Watches are something I don't buy very often but I do have to have one for work and when my last one bit the dust after only a couple of months (it was only a cheap Asda one), I decided to splash out a little and go for one that would hopefully last a bit longer. I went for the Sekonda Ladies Party watch in black for a number of reasons; it's from a reputable brand, it looks quite pretty and it wasn't too expensive.
The watch is available in a number of different colours, including purple, white and turquoise, but the one I went for is the black as I thought it would be more suitable for wearing with different outfits and it a bit more understated so suitable for work. Looks wise it is very pretty - the face is the same colour as the strap and the dial is lined with crystals so it is sparkly and suitable for nights out (hence the name 'Party Watch'). I don't think the sparkle is too much though - I am not an over the top, bling-tastic kind of person and I love it - but more it is quite classic looking with just a bit of glamour. The hands on the face are silver and there are just four numbers - twelve, three, six and nine, written in script type writing which I think looks really in keeping with the watch.
Size wise, the face has a diameter of 31 millimetres, which is not too big. I have very thin wrists and it fits perfectly on mine. This adds to the understated glamour of it in my opinion because it is not one of these big chunky watches that seem to be all the rage these days. The strap is 15 millimetres wide, so it is in proportion to the face.
The strap is made of silicon which makes it extremely comfortable. It seems to bend and stretch as I move my arm so that I don't even know it is there. This comfort is helped by the fact that it is light weight (only 32 grams). I was a bit worried at first that the silicon would make my wrist a bit sweaty underneath the watch as I have had this problem in the past with this type of material, but it has not been the case at all. I also think that the silicon strap makes it more durable. Mine gets battered and bruised at work and it still looks as new as the day I bought it. It has a traditional buckle fastening so it is easy to use and adjust. There are plenty of holes in the strap so there is plenty of scope for adjusting the size.
The watch isn't waterproof but is water resistant up to ten metres. I would recommend taking it off before going in water though (even in the shower) because I have had watches that claim to be water resistant but that get a layer of condensation inside the glass on the face when you go in water with them, which is almost impossible to get rid of. It is easier just to take it off! Having said that, the watch does come with a two year manufacturer's warrantee in case anything goes wrong with it.
The little instruction leaflet that comes with the watch advises you not to spray perfume on the wrist that you'll be wearing the watch as it can cause some discolouration of the strap. I have inadvertently sprayed perfume directly onto my watch and there have been no problems, however I do know a couple of people that have had problems with the lighter coloured ones - especially the white. One of my friend's white watch has actually gone slightly pink on the strap where she got perfume on it - so do take care.
Price wise, I got mine for £25 from duty free shopping at the airport. They are currently available from Amazon for £24.99 including free postage. This is a really good price for the watch and makes it good value for money since it is so durable.
Overall I would have no hesitation in recommending this watch as it is durable but still very pretty, suitable for almost all occasions and very reasonably priced.
Summary: A good watch for all occasions
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