Judith Ripka Stainless Steel Chronograph Textured Watch with Diamonique
Minute Hand Problem
This is the 4th one of these watches I have had. I love the watch so much that I decided to keep it even though the minute hand has not worked on the last 3 watches I have received. Other reviews stated the same problem. The 1st. watch was missing the saphire in the stem. The 2nd. watch worked fine for about 3mo., then the minute hand stopped working. The 3rd. and 4th. watches the minute hand failed to work when I received them. I'm afraid to send this one back...afraid the next one will have a defect. My watch keeps accurate time; however, the minute hand does not function. Others should know about this problem. Hope Judith reads this, and has the problem corrected. Love this watch. Have a gold Rolex, and this is my silver Rolex. Really like to wear it more.
I bought 2 of these - silver and gold tones. This is a heavy watch with a wide/thick band/bracelet. If it didn't have cubic zirconia, men would wear it. It also catches on my arm hair, which hurts, being so large and stainless steel. However, it looks really good and reflects a lot of light. The price tag is too high on it though, especially since it only has 3 ATM water resistance (can't wear it in the shower). If you like a large metal watch, and don't care about the lack of water resistance in a $279 watch, you will like it.
Judith Ripka Watch
Best watch ever! I get more compliments on this watch then any other. To me it is a piece of jewelry. I love it!
No problem yet... PERFECT..
Just got last week .. so glad I changed the size last minute as I'm usually a 71/4 bracelet so decided go with "small" just perfect fit... the color is awesome.. the quality is there 100% .. beautiful packaging. The key is to keep nice looking dont put perfume, chemicals, ect on medal some people put "wear off" unless you rough with jewelry I think this should be fine. If it does wear I'll change my review.
Great watch!!! Love the size, patina, features... it's classy, has a bit of flashy and is just as I wished... I am so happy with this watch. I would definitely recommend. It's not too big (though I wouldn't have minded a bigger watch - I have big wrists...) it looks great though - and I had to return and reorder. I thought I needed the "large"... and I didn't!!! Would highly recommend!
Love the watch, very comfortable. Lots of compliments. Many people think it's a knock off to Michael Korrs. A few of the links have rubbed off the metal and is now a silver color.
The Greatest Watch!
I bought this watch a while ago when it was the TSV! It worked perfectly and was GORGEOUS! I got so many compliments everyday and wore it with pride. Unfortunately, I was cleaning out my Jewelry Box and threw out old broken watches, and accidentally threw this watch out :( I may not ever be able to afford another one like this, but urge you all to buy this stunning piece that you can pass down for generations!
critique o wear and tear
i purchased the silver tone watch on 03-23-2013 and the yellow gold tone on 07-31-2013.
These beautifully watches look the same as on the day I bought them. Time is accurate.
They are comfortable and elegant. I am going to purchase the rose tone very soon. Thank you Judith. Iease
This watch is gorgeous! People notice it all of the time, and complement me on it. I love looking at it, and the weight of it! The reason I gave it three stars is for two reasons. First, the closure clasp will spring open with certain movements...frequently. Annoying, but do-able. Secondly, the gold color rubs off of the watch. That one is not do-able. I work at a desk mostly, typing, etc. The gold color shouldn't come off. I haven't had this watch very long at all, just two months. I'm not even finished paying for it yet, and already it's not wearable. Ugh! I love Judith Ripka jewelry, but I'm disappointed with the quality on this one.
This is one of the nicest watches I have ever purchased for myself.....But honestly, it is the worst watch I have ever owned!!! I had to give a star, but my choice would be no star or a negative star!!!
I returned it 3 times, after trying to use it as a stop watch, the second hand never returned to 12, now the one I have, the JR on the bottom of the strap fell off, I said ok, no one sees that but me, now yesterday I went to correct the date since there are only 30 days in April, and just realized I need to change the date, the stem pulled out and I can not put it back on!!! I waited so long to own a piece of Judith Ripkas collection, I am so disappointed I can not believe it !! I really love the look of the watch, you would think it was the Greatest!!! I really hate to say it, but it is the worst piece of garbage I have ever seen with a nice price tag!!! I will not be purchasing another one!!! I am going to try to have it fixed, but I am truly extremely disappointed, in the Watch and in Judith for such POOR QUALITY!!!
I purchased this watch in both the silver and the gold tone. I'm glad I did because this watch is gorgeous!!!! Thank you Judith Ripka!!!!
One word "Awesome"
I've had this watch in goldstone since it first previewed, October 2012, I wear it everyday! I have a small wrist & purchased the small.....took it to a jeweler, had a few links removed & it fits perfect.
Here's the part that I really wanted to share with you all.....I clean my watch regularly with a splash of dawn, water, & a soft tooth brush.....daily wear & it still looks like new!
Well worth the investment!