Posted on March 17 2017
So this week, I’m back on NFW watch review duty. This time, the subject in question is the Kenneth Cole New York 10026783 – the closest I’ll possibly get to New York for a while, since post-Trump America and its restrictive entrance policies. Diversion aside, this is a men’s automatic timepiece that comes with a fetching brown leather strap that feels comfortable for everyday use, while retaining an elegant, luxurious appearance.
The official watch description lists the casing as rose gold-tone ion-plated 46mm stainless steel, and upon closer inspection, the casing quality comes across as moderate, with the crown a little on the short side. The three watch hands though, have been measured to perfection, as is the well-detailed buckle. Even though the white skeleton dial and stick indices offer a contemporary, classy feel, the less-than-rigorous construction allows for dust retention.
My gripe with the automatic movement is that it’s a China movement, as opposed to more renowned Japanese or Swiss ones, which offer more quality and durability assurance. On the whole though, this Kenneth Cole piece can be a good starting watch for entry-level executives.
At a price of S$318, it’s good value for a dapper look that sits well on the wrist.