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I have a couple of Kahuna watches and the Kahuna Beaded Multi Thong Ladies Watch is one my husband brought for me at the start of the summer, it is currently available on amazon.co.uk for £18.95 with free delivery. I don't think my husband paid as much as that for the watch he paid less than £10. The watch is also available in brown.
I had popped this on my amazon wish list along with a few other bits of jewellery and watches so was very happy to see it turn up in the post one afternoon.
The watch comes in the usual uninspiring Kahuna packaging, and would in my opinion, need re-boxing if it were to be given as a Birthday or Christmas gift.
The watch has a silver metal case and face. The face has very girly pink highlighting around the outer edge and a pink second hand. The numbers on the face are represented by lines that are a slightly different silver colour to the face of the watch. I would not recommend this watch for someone who is learning to tell the time or who has poor eyesight.
The part that caught my eye and is the most appealing about this watch is the strap. It is a wide strap, measuring at just under an inch, and is made of soft white leather style material. The watch has a traditional strap where the buckle holes are but as you head towards the watch face the strap separates into 7 thin thongs and 2 beaded thongs. The thongs are intertwined and it does look a bit messy and complicated till the watch is worn.
The watch is very easy to put on and buckle up as the buckle is quite large, the strap has 7 holes for you to fasten through depending on the size of your wrist, I wore the watch on the smallest and second to smallest holes all summer. I don't consider myself to have skinny wrists so I think any one with a delicate frame may find that the watch is over large for them and it could spin around on your wrist.
When worn the watch is very comfortable, I think this is down to the softness of the leather style material the watch is made from, I hesitate in calling it leather as I can not find a leather stamp on the watch. Due to the multi thong part of the watch strap I find that my wrist stayed very comfortable on the few warm days we had during the summer.
I felt that this watch was more of a summer style watch and it survived a week of camping and beach with no issues as well as the majority of the summer. Although the thong parts are thin they have not snapped or worn and the 2 beaded thongs still look in excellent condition.
When wearing the watch I have had a few compliments as the watch is quite eye catching. I think this is more of a casual watch; I would not wear it for weddings etc...
The rrp of the watch is £34.95 and at that price I think it is a bit expensive so if you can catch it on an offer as my husband did then it makes it much better value. So far I have not had to replace the battery, but if I did I would take it to jewellers so the back can be resealed properly.
The watch has no amazing ability to be worn at great depths but as I am not a sea faring type of person, I would only need a watch under water to check my own time of death, this does not bother me. I would consider it splash proof as it has been worn while doing the pots and accidentally in the shower.
In conclusion, although some people would consider this quite a chunky watch as the strap is wide and the watch face is raised above the strap I feel that this is another great watch from kahuna and I hope to get many more summers out of it.
Thank you for reading.