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This review is from: Kenneth Cole New York Men's KC1568 Iconic Chronograph Black Leather Strap Dress Watch (Watch)
Be warned, this watch has a large face, perhaps suited best to those with large wrists and/or people looking for an eye-catching piece. While the large, glimmering white face with polished steel features make this watch somewhat ostentatious, the simple, black, early 1960s-style numbers and markers provide a more subtle, classy, vintage feel. Although I would call this more of a dress watch, the leather strap and black characters make it more versatile than your average shiny metal link watch. It fits well with a suit, but can also dress up your jeans and t-shirt without looking out of place. The function of the chronograph is simple, reliable and quite useful. One dial for minutes, one dial for seconds, and a third as a 24 hour clock. The ticking is not too loud for my liking. The strap is thick and comfortable with an appealing crease down the middle and a greasy finish.
The only minor gripes I can think of: 1) the watch I received is a bit on the fast side, gaining several seconds per week. Might have just been my particular watch, who knows. 2) wish that the chronograph allowed for timing greater than one-hour intervals and that the minute dial had markers for every minute rather than every five. 3) the date is a pretty conspicuous omission. Perhaps that is what keeps this watch in the price bracket it is? Perhaps an artistic choice?
Overall, love the purchase, quite frequently receives compliments.