Judith Ripka Stainless Steel Chronograph Textured Watch with Diamonique
I own this watch in gold and always get compliments. For Christmas, I decided to treat myself to the brown and so glad I did. Ladies you will not be disappointed. It is classy, yet with an edge that announces "I'm here"
I have worn this beautiful watch every day 4 2 yrs. Love this watch. Looks like a very expensive watch. Get compliments & jealous glances as well. Reason i didn't give it 5 stars is date dosnt work all the time. From the get go!
Pretty Watch, but inaccurate time keeping
Was excited to get the watch. Have worn it now for two weeks, but it is not keeping accurate time. The directions included with the jewelry box were not much help. Sorry, QVC, this item is being sent back. For $ 300 - I expect atomic time accuracy.
I like everything else about the item, the large size has that just right "Bangle" feeling, the heft and color are attractive attributes as well.
This watch is
fabulous! I got the small in black and I got so many compliments the first day I wore it. I did have to have one link removed but that was no big deal! It is heavy but you get used to it pretty quickly. The second hand does work however it is more of a timer than a regular second hand. You don't notice it after a while. So, the second hand does NOT work on this watch like others. It is not broken.
Thinking of getting the silver one.
I have several Ripka pieces and have been happy overall until.....I ordered this watch in brown. Got it as a Christmas gift. The watch is very rich looking and a nice hefty weight. With that said it did come with some scratches and the watch stopped working after a couple of hours. It almost appeared to be used, returned. I was not pleased. I am also upset with the packaging the watch came in. A brown envelope with hardly any cushioning. The package and the watch box were mangled. Really???!!! For a watch that in total cost over $300. It could have been packaged properly. Needless to say, it was the Christmas gift that wasn't because I mailed it right back. Despite everything, I am exchanging it for another in hopes my new one will actually be new. I wonder if Judith realizes the horrible packing they use when shipping her jewelry! Overall, the watch itself is beautiful.
Better Than My 14K Gold Watch!!!!
PLEASE trust me when I say that THIS watch is BY FAR the best watch I've ever owned, and I've owned many!!! I have a 14K, an 18K, 2 Silver watches and 4 fashion watches. I bought this watch in the Silver-tone on the very first day it was ever introduced on the air about 2 years ago. The finish is still perfection...it looks just like it did the day I opened the box!!! The Diamonique stones look exactly like diamonds surrounding the bezel. People always tell me that they can't imagine being able to afford such an expensive watch, and NO I don't tell them any different :) PLEASE don't hesitate to buy this watch!! I have had absolutely NO problems with it at all, and I wear it 90% of the time!!!!! I wear it with my 3 carat wedding rings and they look STUNNING together!!
Finish wears poorly
In general, I like the watch. I don't believe that fashion watches should attempt to change watch functions (second hand NOT functioning as a second hand will lead to confusion) Yes, the watch is heavy but I adjusted to it.. That said, I rarely buy 'toned' jewelry because I HATE the finish wearing and, sure enough, this one has. The gold finish on the textured sections did not hold up well at all! It functions fine as a watch, second hand issues aside, but looks like what it is, an imitation gold metal. I think next time I'll try a watch in bronze, I've had luck with it.. The bronze has a gold color but no obvious wearing off of the finish. Perhaps that metal might be used instead of SS in some of the JR pieces?
What a Beautiful Watch
Oh My Goodness!! I bought this watch for my granddaughter for her graduation present from high school this January, 2015. I thought it was pretty and functional on T.V. I just wasn't sure of the size of the watch. I know that over sized watches are on trend right now. I was so impressed when I saw the watch upon delivery. I gave it to her last week and I am telling you how absolutely beautiful it is on her wrist. It is stunning!!!! I bought the silver one and it just glistens. She is delighted with it, which is what really counts. It is the perfect size--not to small and not too large. She really likes that it shows the date on the face. I was happy to be able to get it on the easy pay plan, which was a plus for me. Words really can't express how gorgeous this watch is. I would highly recommend it to anyone. I told Katie that I was thinking about ordering it in gold for me--and she thought that was great also.
Not what expected
Somehow I got it all wrong. I thought large boyfriend style watch. I ordered the black and there is one for less than 25.00 almost identical looking copy cat design probably being sold everywhere for holidays. I didn't find the blue-ish face attractive and the black stones did not bling. It also arrived sideways in box like someone else returned as quickly as I have. I replaced into box properly and sealed up within 5 minutes of receipt. Nice watch for someone I'm sure. My first JR purchase and as of right now probably last. I may have just chosen improperly.
Love, Love, Love
Did I say love! I love this watch. I ordered the black -tone. This has to be my new favorite watch. My new favorite accessory is a watch and this one hit the mark! It has weight, but is not heavy. I love the black spinels around the face and the mother of pearl face in the iridescent grey/ blue is a nice addition to the black metal of the watch. Very well done, classy watch.
I wear this watch EVERYDAY!
I purchased the silver, rosegold and gold - and I wear one every single day for years now! The only watch I wear - I get compliments on it always. It such a substantial well made watch - LOVE IT!!!
LOVE THIS WATCH
I got this 2 years ago for Christmas from my Mom! I get so many compliments! I wish I could afford one in every color. I am leaning toward the black. I currently have it in silver!!!!