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For some women its shoes and for others its bags but for me my secret little fetish is watches. I consider watches to be in the same bracket as a nice piece of jewellery in that you can buy one to match any outfit or for any occasion. One of my favourite watch brands has to be Storm watches as they come out with some gorgeous watches that are really innovative and stylish and for such eye catching designer looking watches I personally find their prices to be really reasonable. Their Kanti watch is a personal favourite of mine that I have been wearing a lot recently. The one I have is in the wild red colour but to be honest it is more of a dark pink than red. It is made from stainless steel with a glass face. This has more of a traditional face than some of the other storm watches as it only has the numbers 1 to 12 and the traditional 2 hands and the smaller seconds hand so there is no chronograph or anything like that on this one. Breaking up the pink colour is the silver coloured band that is around the face and the winder mechanism is also silver. A nice little storm touch that makes it more unusual is that where the number six should be on the watch it shows the date instead. The band is made up of different sized squares that are also in the same colour that are outlined with silver. This gives it a really nice effect when it is on your wrist and breaks the colour up a little giving it more definition and makes it really stand out. It has a clasp with a little button to push that is easy to unlatch so you don't have to worry about getting it on and off. When I got mine it was too big for my wrist but it only took them a couple of minutes to adjust it in the shop. Unusually for a ladies watch this is a rather large chunky watch that definitely cannot be called delicate. It's a statement piece and definitely made for those of us who like to be noticed. The size and the vivid colour really make it stand out on my wrist and while I wouldn't wear it for an evening out it really makes a lovely daytime watch. I like the chunky aspect and it was one of the reasons I bought it but it isn't the most comfortable watch to wear. Due to its size and weight you don't put it on and just forget you are wearing it. As with all storm watches it comes in a gorgeous case which is a design piece in its own right and looks lovely sitting on my dressing table. The watch came with a one year guarantee but I haven't needed to use it as like every other storm watch I own this one is extremely well made and a real quality piece. Other than the odd battery none of the storm watches I own have ever had a problem with them and I have some that are from my school days that I still like to wear so for the price of £120 to me it is a bargain. The Storm Kanti watch is a gorgeous modern watch that will stand out on your wrist and last you for years.
For reasons which I won't bore you all with on here I have recently had a change of circumstances financially. After spending many years scrimping and barely getting through the month it had been many a year since I have bought anything for myself other than the bare necessities. So whilst out shopping I saw this watch in the window of a local jewellers and in a true "girlie" moment I fell in love with it. The version I bought was purple though unlike the photo. The watch cost me £120 which I am sure for some is crazy money but for me it "seemed" justified. The watch is a beautiful deep purple colour which reminds me of Cadburys chocolate. The watch is a little on the heavy side which is fine for me as I am hardly a delicate flower but I think more petite ladies may find this watch too chunky and too heavy for their wrist. The face is deep purple too which silver numbers and where the number "6" should be it shows the date. The face has a purple ring around it and then a silver ring making the face stand out. The strap is made up of small individuals metal squares which are all the same colour as the watch with silver trim. The catch on this watch is very simple to use, it has a simple button you press which releases it and then it folds back down and snaps shut. This watch was bought from the Storm shop and came with a full years manufacturers guarantee. This watch may seem expensive to many but it feels like a quality watch unlike some other watches I have bought which weren't a huge amount cheaper.