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I have always liked Sekonda watches, ever since i was bought my first one. They create watches that look very good and are not expensive so everyone can own one even on a tight budget. I came across this watch about six months ago. I love my watches and own about twenty, a lot i know but i like my indulgences.
This watch looks the part and goes very well with a nice suit. It looks like a more expensive model, which i think is a really good point to it. There is nothing worse than wearing a cheap looking watch with an expensive suit, it sticks out like a sore thumb and does not look good at all.
The watch it made from stainless steel and has been crafted to a great detail. The clock face looks very good and has dots for the numbers, which i think looks great. The time can be altered by using the small dial on the side of the watch. The battery in this watch is a great point for me too, as they are common and easy to get hold of. They are also very easy to fit yourself, it can be quite expensive to take into a shop and get one fitted but Sekonda in their infinite wisdom have made it super easy for you to do this.
The watch is designed for everyday use, but I think it looks best in a formal environment. The best thing about this watch is the price if you ask me, at only £30 it is an absolute bargain! I have other watches that do not look half as good as this one that cost well over two hundred tat do not look quite as good as this one.
Great for everyone, as a gift or even for yourself, everyone should own a good watch, why not start with this one!
I purchased my first Sekonda 2 years ago. The watch I have is based on a Rolex which my Uncle has although I did not know this until he caught a glimpse of my watch which could imply it is slightly eye catching! I am now a very big fan of Sekonda watches and bought myself a second and my ex girlfriend a female Sekonda watch for Christmas last year. She was very pleased with the watch also both on looks and quality.
I have never had a problem with any of the watches I have purchased for myself and/or others therefore this will mainly be a positive review due to my personal experiences. Although, if I was to knit pick then the strap fastening quality could be improved as it is a little flimsy as compared to other watches which generally feel heavier and better quality although I personally do not have a problem with this as mine is used daily for 2 years and still looks new and fits well. The brand itself isn't really a head turner.
I am very pleased with the looks and quality of the Sekonda range. They boast themselves to sell stylish, quality and yet cheap products which they certainly do from my experiences. The ladies watch model 4174 is highly recommended as it is very beautiful, stylish and also cheap at around £49.99. My two personal Sekonda watches, models 3309 and 3100, look very modern and smart. This goes to show for most of the Sekonda product range. The 3309 is based on a Rolex which my Uncle owns and by first glance I cannot tell the difference between the two. My two main reasons why I love Sekonda watches though are their quality and price. The product range is very cheap and I have not had a problem with any of the watches I have purchased which although I was expecting, I have paid more money on other branded watches which have broken due to wear. They have all come in a smart box which gives the purchase a nice experience. After 2 years my first watch is still shiny however I did expect it would fade after a year or so but it has proven me wrong! Of course there must be some exceptions to my positive experiences but overall I am pleased with my purchases.
For somebody who wants an everyday yet stylish and good quality watch then this is the correct and sensible brand to go for. Somebody with the extra cash then why not purchase something more expensive and perhaps more stylish but of course Sekonda is not an investment watch brand or a head turner but for genuine purpose this brand fits the bill!
Model = Sekonda Mens Watch 3269
Price = £30
Durabld = Yes
So, you are walking down the street in a good mood and your watch pings the nearest metal lamp post or road sign. It happens a lot but this time the watch face is cracked. You know it will cost more than the watch to fix it and so you let it be. But eventually the glass spills glass shards onto the watch face and the weather gets in and the hands stop turning. That happens with every watch in the end.
So with that in mind it's down to Argos and something classic from the £30-40 range in the catologue...Seiko and Sekonda making classic looking watches across the price range these days. Considering the intricacy of the watch mechanism and the time and fiddly third world fingers to put it together they are great value at that price.
As I say unless you are putting out wealth signals you don't need an expensive watch. I don't think girls go weak at the knees if you have a fat faced blinged up monstrosity worth £500 on your arm. A simple classic faced timepiece with a leather strap does the job for me. I'm a practical guy and a watch is for telling the time. I was even more stubborn once and still buying digital watches in my thirties. Again, practical over pedantic.
This one has a gold plated round casing with luminous dial and black hands. The black leather strap is thick and sturdy with a matt rough finish. I hate watches with metal straps as they always pinch your wrists or trap your wrist hairs.
The blurb says its 30m water resistant but unless you are on the bridge of the Costa Concordia you will never know, always a preposterous selling points for watches. Why doesn't it have lamppost impact rating instead, I wonder? With a two year guarantee you can afford to clunk the signpost but after that you watch your arms.
There are other models around the same price that have Arabic and Roman Numeric clock faces or the darker leather straps and stuff but generally a range around the same price. So far the ware has been good after six months use and the holes in the strap still holding. You expect to lose one by a year but so good so far. The pin looks neat and snug and no scratches, as yet, on the face or casing.
It looks attractive with its gold rim and the face clear and the hands moving nicely. I reckon it loses about a second a month and with a ten year battery it won't get much worse than that. The time is easy to set and nothing too fiddly.
On the whole I'm very pleased and no problems as yet. I bought it for around thirty quid at Argos and it came with a nice presentation box so gift ready.
Purchased GENTS BROWN STRAP SEKONDA SPORTS WATCH about 6 weeks (April 2013). Was really taken by its looks and easily readable dial - the eyesight not being as sharp as my younger days, and not always wanting to find reading glasses. Very comfortable to wear as well with leather strap. Suited my purpose as an everyday watch with no hard use intended (mainly driving and light manual work). Being advertised as a "Tough Type Watch", I was a little disappointed when I got a soaking in the recent rain and found the watch steamed up with water droplets inside its glass. Its never been immersed in water or used for swimming etc. I have returned the watch to Sekonda and am awaiting its return-hopefully re-sealed (its supposed to be WR 50mtr) Its timekeeping is superb so would love to be wearing it again soon. Perhaps a one off ?
I do not like big thick chunky watches and prefer to get a bracelet style watch that will do me a couple of years before I get tired of it and want a change. I don't tend to spend any more than £40 on a watch, as I know I will get tired of it, and by that time I feel I have got my money's worth, especially as I wear my watch every day. I am now on my second Sekonda watch in four years, not because the first stopped working, but the first bracelet style Sekonda watch I got, scratched easily as the chain was plain silver, so every little mark was noticeable.
For my birthday a couple of years ago, I wanted to replace my first Sekonda watch with a new one. I was very happy for it to remain a Sekonda watch, as I find that these watches keep the time well, look modern and feminine and best of all, an average bracelet style watch doesn't cost the earth. In fact, both watches from the Sekonda range that I have, have cost less than £40 each.
I do not like watches that do not have all the digits marked, as I hate not knowing the exact time and a lot of the Sekonda range of bracelet watches do not have all the digits on them, which is a bit of a hindrance for me, as when I was selecting my new watch, it somewhat limited my choice and some of the prettiest bracelet style watches were those with only the quarterly marked digits.
My current Sekonda watch, which my husband purchased for me costing just over £30 for a local jeweller, although I have seen it in the likes of HSamuel online, has a pink face, with all the digits marked with a dot, so I can quickly and easily see what time it is. I also like the fact that the digit representing the number 12 is a crystal making the watch sparkle in the light. The other big feature of my current watch which I love is the bracelet itself, which is in a criss cross style making it look very feminine and very pretty. I also find this style of bracelet which doesn't have as much plain silver doesn't scratch as easily as my first Sekonda watch. This bracelet style watch almost looks like a bracelet on my wrist and so is a pretty accessory, even for anyone who doesn't wish to wear a watch everyday.
Both Sekonda watches I have had, have also been very easy to change the time on, especially when you are on holiday abroad or when the clocks change and it is simply a matter or winding the watch back or forth.
All in all, I am very happy with the Sekonda range of watches of which I have had two in four years. Even my original watch which I keep in the drawer is still going strong in terms of keeping the time. I find these watches, especially the bracelet style watches are pretty, feminine and a great price. They are an attractive piece of jewellery, that doesn't cost the earth and keeps the time perfectly.
Sekonda watches is the bestselling UK brand and it has sustained this position for a long time, in my view, based on the quality, range and stylishness of their products. I give it a four star rating because of these reasons. However, it is not perfect because if you were paying the price of their higher-end models, you might want a more luxurious brand. My experiences with Sekonda watches have invariably been positive and it has tended to be the name I go for.
The quality of the watches is outstanding since they are durable and work out as excellent value for money. My current watch illustrates this perfectly as it is the Sekonda 3779 Mens Champagne Dial Brown Leather Strap Watch. It was an 18th birthday present from a friend, which shows just how popular the brand is. It has never let me down and is very stylish indeed with a ruby leather strap and a simple, elegant, glossy champagne face. However, one of the best aspects of Sekonda is that its prices are very reasonable for the watch that you get. This particular one costs around £28 and is well worth that in my opinion. Indeed, shortly after beginning to wear it, I took it off and placed it on a kitchen table whilst washing up and people commented that I probably should not be leaving such an expensive watch around. That is something I like about most Sekonda watches, since expensive watches are just a fashion statement, it is nice to have a comment like that. It shows that you are really getting good value for money.
However, the actual price range varies as you would expect. They do whole ranges for men, women and children as well as some special fashion lines. In most of their ranges, the styles vary massively so you are likely to find something you like. It is important that Sekonda do follow some trends though, which keep the brand relevant. For example, they have followed the trend for colour watches in their kaleidoscopic 'Partytime' range. This would appeal to the youth market in particular and it is an added bonus that these are not the low quality colour watches that you sometimes see people wearing and which I have bought and broken in minutes. Though it is not obviously aimed at me, I think their SEKSY range for women is impressive with some style innovations and great affordable designs. It has been market on television advertisments in the same way that an up-market fashion or perfume might be presented. Though I am not as much of a fan of their Xpose range, because of their fabric straps, but that is more of a personal taste and they would be useful for sport and outdoor use.
In terms of where you can buy Sekonda watches, they are usually stocked at most jewelers that stock watch ranges. They usually have a large section in catalogues in stores like Argos and can be found in many places on the high street because of their profile. Their website is also a fantastic place to browse their selection. It is extremely easy to navigate with sections for each range. The pictures are perfect quality and are large enough to get a good idea of the product. It would be useful if you could buy online directly from the company but they make you use their store locator to find your nearest outlet. Nonetheless, an outstanding brand of watches.
I love watches BUT watches don't love me. What I mean by this is that I have had so many watches over the years and they have either broken, lost or been stolen. I have had quite a few watches stolen and each time when I was in high school getting changed for PE. I would leave it in my blazer pocket and after lunch, hey presto it disappeared. I was getting fed up of having so lost so many watches that I decided that I wouldn't wear one even though I love watches. I have a thing for accessories and shoes. I also like jewellery and for me watches comes under that.
The sekonda watch I got was a present from my aunt and at first when I saw it I thought it was quite sporty and I didn't think it would suit me. It had a blue dial and a silver wrist band as shown in the photograph. I don't know how much it cost as it was a gift and I did do a search but I couldn't find it. I think it is model that is discontinued. The watch looks exactly like the one in the picture. The dial has diamantes' as the clock numbers like in the picture but there weren't 3 other circle inside the dial. It is waterproof, but I only know this because it didn't get water clogged when I was washing the dishes. I don't think that this is a diving watch washing but it will not get clogged with water if you forget it is on.
When I put the watch on I really liked it and it looked really good. It is an everyday watch rather than an evening/going out type watch. It doesn't have any diamonds or anything sparkly and essentially looks like a sports watch but it doesn't look overly sporty. By this I mean its not the sort of watch that a PE teacher would wear but it has a sporty edge to it because of the watch dial and the wrist chain.
This watch was unfortunately stolen and I couldn't replace it because I can't find it anywhere. It is a pain as this is the best watch I had for everyday use. I was never scared that it would break as it was really durable and there were no diamonds on the outside to be careful of. The metal strap was not annoying because metal can get cold and hot easily but this didn't change temperature rapidly.
At first I thought sekonda watches are really expensive watches like omega but cheaper. They are in fact on the lower end of the spectrum in terms of price but I think they are very good quality. The price range is £20-£50. They do have another brand called Seksy and these are fashion watches by sekonda.
Overall excellent value for money and I wish I could get mine back.
All things considered I would say that you get what you pay for with Sekonda watches. I have owned a couple as have friends and family and none of us have had a good experience. Around ten years ago I wanted a watch that I could wear at work - something that looked smart but would be able to take the occasional knock. £40 in Argos bought me nice looking Sekonda men's analogue watch with a brown leather strap. Despite it being a bit on the heavy side I was rather taken with it and was pleasantly surprised when a colleague asked if I minded it he bought the same model.
The rim of the watch face was silver whereas the face was white with the hours marked out in roman numerals. The hour, minute and second hand were all black and that was no it - no date, not waterproofing and no other interesting features. The strap was brown leather and has some padding in the middle so that it puffed up.
The strap started off looking very smart but I ended up having to replace it after less than 6 months. As I used the watch I found that the strap stretched dramatically and my nice thick strap became very very thin and eventually snapped. I replaced it with something a little more sturdy and continued to use it: the interesting thing was that my colleague with the identical watch had exactly the same problem in roughly the same timescale.
I used the watch for another two years after that and managed to avoid any significant knocks. The rim of the watch face did become very scuffed and the glass lightly scratched but while that was disappointing it was not entirely unexpected with the job I was doing. Everything came to head though when I had my first significant knock. I was trying to put the watch in my trouser pocket, didn't pay enough attention, missed and the watch dropped to the floor. It was a biggish knock but I would have expected a scratch or two rather what actually happened: the watch face split in half and sent tiny pieces scatterig over the floor. That was the end of it for me, I decided to spend a bit more money and got myself a nice Seiko that has lasted very well ever since.
It was cheap, it told the time and it started off looking pretty good....but its look quickly faded, it was not robust enough and I certainly would not recommend it to anyone
I got my watch for my 18 birthday from my younger brother. I have the One series in silver with the metal linkage. So far (touch wood) nothing has gone wrong with the watch unlike others i have had such as casio's and a police watch.
Although the watch is bulky, it does not make your wrist fell like there is a lead weight hanging from it. It performs all that i need from a watch, the time and the date. No fancy temperature gauges and gps positioning systems. It is water resisitant to 50m which is useful to know that if i forget to take it off int he shower etc it wont need a costly repair at the jewlers, and if it does ever go wrong sekonda give you a 3 year warantee, although you have to send the watch off or go to a sekonda shop, which i have never seen.
So it works it is reliable and it can be fixed or replaced if it does go wrong, what more do you want???
I am now on my third Sekonda watch because I love them so much! Don't get me wrong I still use the other two but I seem to have started a collection now!!
I was given my first one from Argos when I was younger although for some reason it just wouldn't work so we had to take it back and i got a new one and it worked perfectly. It was a very basic design, with a metal strap ( I'm not to keen on the leather strap watches, which is why i think i like the brand so much). The links were very basic......I'm thinking that it was quite cheap in Argos but I never ended up finding out. The design was very good though with no numbers, just lines for each 5 minutes and smaller lines in between. The three hands are easy to establish (as with most watches) which is which although their glow in the dark effect doesn't really work too well. The three dials on it are for the day of the week, date of the month and time on a 24 hour clock. And it's still going strong.
My second, although very similar to the first I would guess cost more money. This bracelet watch cost me £50 and looks much smarter than my first one. It has a few more features like a stopwatch, hourly chime (only if you want it) and alarm (which is very useful if you electricity goes off in the middle of the night and your alarm clock doesn't go off). This watch is also water resistant to 50m, RESISTANT being the key word. It's not water proof so be careful because i have had a watch (from a rival company) in the past that i thought was waterproof, took it swimming and ruined it (then found out it was only resistant).
The third is my favourite. I think every man should have a super smart stylish watch and this is what it is. I'm always worried about scratching watches when I wear them so this is really for special occasions. This was quite a bargain actually because i bought it for £45 from a local jewellery store when I had found it previously for more. The very basic links (metal again) and dark blue face makes it look so expensive. I really like wearing this when i go out because it makes me feel so much more important, as if i have loads of money.
As for the company. I have had to send a watch away to be fixed because I smashed the front of it and it was back within a week, although slightly expensive I feel. When I phoned up to sort it all out, I was never put on hold and I got through straight away. They have just launched a new XS range as well which I'm sure in the near future I will be looking into purchasing. Although my next one will be a Kinetic watch i think.
Apart from the glow in the dark feature the watches are great and fairly inexpensive too.
This list i have written because alkaliguru said that it would be a good idea and he is really kind Last night my mums man freind gave me a new watch and it is really really good He gave one to me and one to miguel and one for my mum in a ladys style and he kept 3 for himself I really like my new watch It is made by sekonda and it is gold and silver it has a white face and and numbers which are in roman like i ii iii iv v vi vii viii ix x xi xii which is quite posh and it has real glass on it and not plastic It as well has a windeing handle but you donot have to wind it because it has a small battery in it to give it power and the winding handle is for setting the time when you need to set it The strap is one part gold and then one part silver and the gold and then silver in turn like that It as well has the date on it which today tells me that it is the 22 Aug Under the back of my new watch it said that it is water resistant to 100m which is really good but my freind said that i couldnot even swim a hundred miles Even though my freind is sometimes mean to me i really miss him and i phone him every day and i like to tell him about my new things This morning when kevin brought the breakfast to the door i showed him my new watch and he said that it is fandabbydozy and that is a really funny word Watches are really good for telling the time and knowing the date and they look good on your wrist which is where i put mine