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I had this Kahuna watch as a birthday present last year from my husband after giving out a few hints. I have since asked my husband how much he paid for it and he thinks it was about £18 online but he can't remember exactly how much he paid. This one is currently on Amazon for £19.95 which I think is still a good price for this watch. The watch has a 2 year manufacturers guarantee and a Quartz movement.
The watch has a white leather strap which is made up of lots of different size and beaded thongs some of which cross over each other which makes it look really unusual and interesting. The back of the face is white with a silver surround which has a bright pink circle surrounding the face, and it has markings for the time and has the word Kahuna in silver across the face. This watch is fastened by a silver buckle and is so comfortable to wear. I never get any rubbing or irritation from the buckle or the face and the strap seems to grip my wrist snugly without any feelings of restriction.
As with most watches you pull a small knob on the right hand side and turn it clockwise to set the time. It has the usual battery in the back but I have not had to change it yet. I think that all watches vary in how long the batteries last as I have not had to change the batteries in my other Kahuna watches, one of which I am sure I have had for over five years now, but have got other watches where the battery has gone within twelve months. I suppose it all depends on how long they have been in the shop or warehouse before being sold.
Most of the Kahuna range are fabric/leather watches and come in a wide range of designs and are mostly quite bright and colourful . My other Kahuna watches are bright and colourful and I have one with pink and turquoise flowers so I will wear the one which colour co-ordinates with what I am wearing.
I love the look and feel of these watches and would definitely buy another one. They are not too expensive and are very good quality and excellent time keepers. I wear this watch all day for work and for going out and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a comfortable watch which is a bit different from the norm. This watch has a bit of a hippy/surfer type look and Kahuna do advertise their watches for people who surf, snowboard, mountain bike and other outdoor activities. This is a lovely feminine looking watch which I love wearing and looks good for any occasion.
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.