A Girl’s Michael Kors Watch ❤ Affair!

Read About My Endless Search for Michael Kors White Ceramic & Chain Link Twist Bracelet Watches

In love with Michael Kors chain link twist bracelet watches (especially in white ceramic!)Before I begin, I should mention that this blog post is in reference to an event that occurred earlier this year back in January.

Sorry for the delay!

Anyway, as I was saying… back in January, we were going through a crazy time at work trying to get the project that we were working on launched in time for a certain deadline. Not gonna go into detail, but let’s just say…

I was working insane hours to get everything done.

To give you an example of how crazy it got, there was a week where three days out of five I was staying so late at work, I didn’t leave the office until after midnight (at the earliest!).

In fact, on the actual “launch date” I worked for over 18 hours straight… from 10am to 4:15am!

As you can probably imagine, life during that period was pretty much all about work and nothing else. I had no time leftover for leisure activities! It was just wake up, go to work, go home, go back to sleep and then repeat.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not complaining about my work life in any way whatsoever. I love my job. I can’t imagine working anywhere else, nor am I upset about the crazy work hours that come along with the job. However, that doesn’t mean a girl doesn’t need a little “pick-me-up” once in a while to make everything all worthwhile! And that’s exactly what this blog post is about.

My reward that I gave myself for going through crazy work hours in January? A Michael Kors chain link twist bracelet watch shopping trip!

So as a little pick-me-up after suffering through insane work hours, I decided to reward myself with my very first designer watch shopping trip!

That’s right. I’ve never purchased a designer watch. Ever. I’ve never been much of a “watch girl” to begin with (those who know me know that I’m never a punctual person and I’m constantly tardy!). And since I’m never without my smartphone, I never perceived the idea of “owning a watch” as a necessity.

However, after going through the craziness at the office back in January… I decided to make a random stopover at Vaughan Mills shopping mall one day after work before heading home. And a strange thing happened.

I was simply walking by some watch shop that I’ve never heard of before (turned out it was Watch Station) while on the way to my beloved J. Crew Factory outlet store (blog posts on that love affair coming in the near future!), and just happened to see these gorgeous Michael Kors white ceramic chronograph watches in the store window display that caught my eye. So I, of course, walked on in to check them out.

Let’s just say I knew nothing about watches until that day. And boy, did I learn a lot.

For example, I didn’t even know what “white ceramic” meant… but it’s basically what you would call the material that you often see on white designer watches. And it’s oh-so-pretty! However, it was one particular white ceramic watch Michael Kors watch that made my jaw drop.

Introducing the Michael Kors white ceramic chain link twist chronograph watch for women!

Michael Kors Chain-Link Watch, White Ceramic

Product Information
  • URL: Michael Kors logo
  • Brand: Michael Kors
  • Model #: MK5387
  • Color: White
  • Case Material: White Ceramic
  • Band Material: White Ceramic
  • Description: Classic white ceramic timepiece with chronograph functionality.

Product Measurements

  • Case Width/Diameter: 40 mm
  • Case Depth/Thickness: 14 mm
  • Band Width: 25 mm
  • Weight: 6 oz

Product Category

Product Details and Features

  • Twist bracelet watch band comprised of white ceramic chain-links, with a jewelry clasp closure
  • Tonal bezel adorned with clear pave crystal insets
  • Features a 3-hand analog display with quartz movement, 3 sub-dials and date display window
  • 40 mm watch case with white dial face that includes silver color time stops, accents and Michael Kors brand name
  • Watch dial ring features a split-second track
  • Water-resistant up to 5 ATM or 50 metres
  • Imported

Michael Kors White Ceramic Chain-Link Watch Product Review

Reviewed by on March 24, 2013

It’s very rare (Oh, who am I kidding… it happens to me more than you’d think! That’s exactly why I had created a whole “Style” blog category following my adventures as a shopaholic, where I would list top fashion finds that I come across in life. And for those special products that I ❤? Why, I would blog about them in my “A Girl’s Love Affair With…” blog series!) that I would fall so completely in love with a fashion item… something that would cause me to make my jaw drop.

Michael Kors white ceramic chain link chronograph watch collage image

But when I first laid eyes on this particular Michael Kors White Ceramic Chain-Link Watch, I instantly understood why people buy and wear designer watches.

That’s because you don’t buy a watch because you need it to help you keep track of time. You buy a watch because it looks awesome as a fashion accessory, much like a piece of jewelry or handbag. Why I never got that before is beyond me, because let me tell you… I own my fair share of jewelry items and handbags!

So I didn’t even know I was on a search for the perfect watch timepiece… but apparently I was on a subconscious level, because I found it in that Michael Kors White Ceramic Chain-Link Watch!

Now, the problem with this specific watch that I first came across at that particular Watch Station store at Vaughan Mills shopping mall? It was priced at a whopping $275.

Now, at the time I knew absolutely nothing about designer watches. I had no idea whether $275 for a white ceramic Michael Kors timepiece was a steal or whether it was ridiculously steep.

(Note: I later found out $275 actually wasn’t a bad price for a designer watch made out of white ceramic. Oh well! You live and learn.)

It’s not completely out of the question for me to spontaneously make such an expensive purchase without sleeping on the matter. In fact, I’m constantly making spontaneous shopping decisions… that’s just the kind of shopaholic that I am. So that wasn’t what held me back from purchasing that watch.

It was the fact that I wasn’t sure if I was getting ripped off by being quoted $275.

Plus, the display model was the very last one that they had, and upon closer inspection I could see the slight wear and tear that display models usually have after being handled by who knows how many people in the past. And let’s just say when you’re dropping three hundred bucks on a fashion accessory… I’d prefer the item to be brand spanking new!

I tried talking the girl down on the price (a skill that I’m proud to say I’m actually quite good at!), but she wasn’t having any of it.

So alas, I had to say goodbye to my new watch love affair.

But let me tell you this. If things turned out differently and I knew then what I knew now about shopping for designer watches… and if there wasn’t only just one display model left of that Michael Kors White Ceramic Chain-Link Watch? I would’ve bought it in an instant!

Because looking back, that Michael Kors timepiece really was the epitome of my ideal, dream perfect watch.

My rating score? 5 out of 5

Overall, a definite two thumbs up from this newbie watchaholic!

Where to Buy Michael Kors Watches for Women?

Last Updated on June 23, 2013

Unfortunately, the Michael Kors White Ceramic Chain-Link Watch (Model #MK5387) reviewed above is no longer available for sale. But if reading my review made you fall in ❤ with the look of Michael Kors designer watches and now you want one for yourself? Then I recommend checking out the follow Internet retailers!

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So suffice it to say, I didn’t get around to buying that Michael Kors white ceramic chain link twist chronograph watch. However, when I have my heart set on owning something (especially when it’s a coveted fashion find item)… I can’t prevent myself from thinking constantly about it. And for days afterward, all I could think about was that watch.

I went online and searched high and low for that exact Michael Kors timepiece and realized it was sold out everywhere.

  • Michael Kors Chain Link Watch: White Ceramic Michael Kors Chain Link Watch: White Ceramic
  • Michael Kors Runway Twist Watch: Safari Print Michael Kors Runway Twist Watch: Safari Print

     

I searched online on…
  • The official Michael Kors website
  • Canadian department store websites (The Bay, Sears, Holt Renfrew)
  • American department store websites that shipped to Canada (Lord and Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Dillard’s, Macy’s)
  • to name a few!)

  • Watch store websites (eWatches, MrWatch.com, WatchStation, Watch It!, The Watcheyr… and lots more)
I even searched every watch retail store at my local shopping mall.

…And nothing. Couldn’t find it available anywhere. Just my luck, eh?

However, while I was at Yorkdale mall searching far and wide for that particular watch, I wound up inside the official Michael Kors retail store and found myself a suitable replacement.

Introducing the Michael Kors Runway Twist Safari Print chronograph watch for women!

Michael Kors Runway Twist Watch, Safari Print

Product Information
  • URL: Michael Kors logo
  • Brand: Michael Kors
  • Model #: MK4263
  • Color: Silver-Tone & Beige
  • Case Material: Silver Stainless Steel
  • Band Material: Silver Stainless Steel & Beige Faux Alabaster Resin Acrylic Steel
  • Description: Ruggedly-chic Michael Kors timepiece with chronograph functionality.

Product Measurements

  • Case Width/Diameter: 38 mm
  • Case Depth/Thickness: 13 mm
  • Band Width: 1 in
  • Band Circumference/Length: 9 in
  • Weight: 4.56 oz

Product Category

Product Details and Features

  • Twist bracelet watch band comprised of alternating shiny silver stainless and beige faux alabaster resin acrylic steel chain-links, with a jewelry clasp closure
  • Features a 3-hand analog display with quartz movement, 3 sub-dials and date display window
  • 38 mm stainless steel watch case with silver-tone dial face that includes hour markers and Michael Kors brand name
  • Watch dial ring features a split-second track, surrounded by a polished silver top ring
  • Water-resistant up to 5 ATM or 50 meters
  • Imported

Michael Kors Runway Twist Safari Print Watch Product Review

Reviewed by on March 24, 2013

While searching for a suitable replacement for my dream Michael Kors White Ceramic Chain-Link Watch, I realized it wasn’t so much the “white ceramic” part that made me ❤ it so much. ‘Cause when I was searching everywhere for it, I also looked up other white ceramic watches (from the Michael Kors brand and from other watch designers) and I hated all of it.

I have a thing against bling (basically anything that’s “bedazzled” or sparkles in any way shape or form… you should see my wedding dress, it was like pulling teeth trying to find a gown that wasn’t adorned with a single piece of bead, crystal or jewel!)… that’s just my fashion style preference. I tend to go for classy and simple, but still have that special “punch” (just not done via bling!).

And I would hate the other white ceramic watches because they were all either sparkly in some way or another with added Swarovski crystals and whatnot, or they’d be just waaaaay too plain. I realized it was actually more the “chain-link” design from that coveted Michael Kors watch that I liked. The chain-link watch band made it look more like a bracelet than a timepiece!

Michael Kors Runway Twist Safari Print Watch collage image

So when I stumbled across the Michael Kors Runway Twist Safari Print watch while I was at my local neighborhood Michael Kors retail store? I nearly died. It’s that hot.

It looks identical to the white ceramic version, but the “chain-link twists” that make up the watch band are made up of alternating shiny stainless silver and beige acrylic steel materials. So it still retains the “whiteness” element seen in the other watch, but it also has this “cool platinum steel” quality that makes it really attractive to look at. Kind of like a really pretty white gold bracelet.

But the best part? The watch was on sale at the official Michael Kors store for just over $200! And they had a brand new one available for purchase, unlike at the other watch store. I was sold.

My rating score? 5 out of 5

Overall, yet another two thumbs up from this newbie designer watch connoisseur!

Where to Buy Michael Kors Chain-Link Bracelet Watches?

Last Updated on June 23, 2013

The “Safari Print” version of the Michael Kors Runway Twist Watch (Model #MK4263) reviewed above may no longer be available. But if reading my review made you fall in ❤ with the look of Michael Kors chain-link bracelet watches and now you want one for yourself? Then I recommend checking out the follow Internet retailers!

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So it’s been 2 months, and I still wear my new Michael Kors Runway Twist Safari Print watch every single day.

I’m an official watch-wearing convert!

Without it, my wrist feels naked. I can’t imagine what life was like before I started wearing a watch every day. Weird how life works out like that.

As always with any product review blog post featured the Knitting and Purling blog, I always include a set of unboxing photos. Check them out below!

Michael Kors Runway Twist Watch Unboxing

  • Michael Kors Runway Twist Safari Print watch unboxing photo 1 Michael Kors Runway Twist Safari Print watch unboxing photo 1
  • Michael Kors Runway Twist Safari Print watch unboxing photo 2 Michael Kors Runway Twist Safari Print watch unboxing photo 2
  • Michael Kors Runway Twist Safari Print watch unboxing photo 3 Michael Kors Runway Twist Safari Print watch unboxing photo 3
  • Michael Kors Runway Twist Safari Print watch unboxing photo 4 Michael Kors Runway Twist Safari Print watch unboxing photo 4
  • Michael Kors Runway Twist Safari Print watch unboxing photo 5 Michael Kors Runway Twist Safari Print watch unboxing photo 5
  • Michael Kors Runway Twist Safari Print watch unboxing photo 6 Michael Kors Runway Twist Safari Print watch unboxing photo 6
  • Michael Kors Runway Twist Safari Print watch unboxing photo 7 Michael Kors Runway Twist Safari Print watch unboxing photo 7
  • Michael Kors Runway Twist Safari Print watch unboxing photo 8 Michael Kors Runway Twist Safari Print watch unboxing photo 8
  • Michael Kors Runway Twist Safari Print watch unboxing photo 9 Michael Kors Runway Twist Safari Print watch unboxing photo 9

Anyway, my obsession with Michael Kors doesn’t end with just the watch. Keep your eyes peeled for more Knitting and Purling blog posts coming in the near future about my love affair with Michael Kors handbags.

To be continued…

As always, thanks for reading!

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Michael Kors white ceramic chain link watch collage image courtesy of Absinthrill.Blogspot.ca. Pictures used in Michael Kors Runway Twist Safari Print watch collage image courtesy of Zappos.com. Michael Kors website screenshot images captured directly from MichaelKors.com. Unboxing photographs ©2013 Karina of KnittingandPurling.com. Computer graphics edited by the Knitting and Purling blog.

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