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Beautiful Watch - But Somewhat Fragile - Be Careful
on January 20, 2013
This is a beautiful watch... there is no doubt about that. My wife loves it. The band features a lovely swirl of white and tan brown tones, which I think look virtually identical to the stone known as "honey onyx".
On the Michael Korrs website, they refer to this material as "horn". I doubt that it is actually made from animal horn, as it certainly looks more like an onyx stone to me.
Such small and intricate pieces of onyx-looking material would seem to be impossible to fashion from actual onyx stone, however, as onyx is such a relatively "soft" stone. I think it might be made of ground-up
onyx that has been mixed with a strengthening polymer (like the man-made bathroom-sink and kitchen-counter-top products that are derived from real stone, but are re-constituted with other ingredients).
At any rate... whatever the secret formula is for creating this beautiful watch band material... it appears to be somewhat fragile. An imperceptibly tiny chip fell off when I first handled it (though that may have
been something "extra" from the molding process, as the watch band still looks perfect). I would strongly advise anyone wearing this watch to not slam your wrist down on a table, and to be delicate and
careful with it. As lovely as it is... I suspect that this material is fragile enough to be relatively easily chipped. Indeed, I am almost certain that simply dropping the watch onto a hard stone tile floor or
concrete floor would cause the band or crown to shatter.
So, if you are captivated by its appearance, buy it... but treat it with great care.