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DKNY Watches Review – Are They Any Good?

DKNY Watches Review – Are They Any Good?

Today we’re featuring the DKNY watch brand and answering the question: are DKNY watches any good?

Below I’ll be giving you a brief history of the DKNY brand and a general review of the quality of their watches.

After that we’ll be taking a look at some of their most popular watches to try and give you a bit of inspiration and show you an example of what’s available from this ladies watch brand.

History of DKNY

DKNY is a New York based fashion brand that began back in 1989. It was a more affordable line of products to run along side the Donna Karan New York label that was established a few years earlier in 1984. The brand was created by Donna Karan and her late husband Stephan Weiss.

Whilst their original focus was primarily on clothing they eventually made the natural progression to include accessories that included jewellery and watches.

You can learn all about the history of DKNY watches on their wiki page.

Is DKNY a good watch brand?

This is another popular question when it comes to the DKNY brand, are the watches actually any good? It really depends what you’re looking for in a watch. As with any designer fashion brand they’re not built to be the watch snobs dream, and they never will be.

DKNY watches are perfect if:

  • You prefer watches as elegant pieces of jewellery that make a fashion statement on your wrist.
  • Want to have a wide selection of unique looking watches within a sensible budget.
  • Mainly care about the look and style of a watch.

That’s not to say that these arn’t well built watches. Many of the DKNY timepieces are actually made by the Fossil group. Fossil produces many brand’s watches under licence such as Armani, Micharl Kors, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Burberry and more. So you can be quite happy knowing they’re built to a high standard.

DKNY watches won’t have the highest standard of movements powering them, that’s a standard theme with these types of fashion watches. But like I said before, if you’re buying a DKNY watch this isn’t normally the type of thing you’d be going for anyway.

All in all I’d say DKNY are a good watch brand that provide watches a lot of people are after and are very pleased with.

Popular DKNY Watches For Women

Below I’ve featured 5 popular DKNY ladies watches that are currently available. My personal favourite has to be the 5th model shown, so let me know what you think of it in the comments section below.


1. DKNY Women’s Stanhope Quartz Watch

dkny watch review NY2401Starting off our list of the most popular ladies DKNY watches is this ‘Stanhope’ edition. It’s a beautiful ladies watch with a popular two tone finish. The casing has this high polished finish and is made of stainless steel with a diameter of 28mm and a thickness of 9mm.

It’s the perfect DKNY watch if you’re really trying to get yourself noticed and want people to recognise your sleek wristwear. In addition you could easily match this ladies watch up with various jewellery items.

You’ll notice the dial uses features a silver coloured background with gold coloured hands and applied baton style hour markers which give the watch this sophisticated flair.

Taking a look at the specifications for this popular DKNY watch we find it features a quartz movement for accurate timekeeping, a mineral crystal glass for scratch protection, and a 50m water resistance rating.

I’ll be putting together a full NY2401 DKNY watches review for you to read soon.


2. DKNY SOHO Ladies Watch

DKNY SOHO WatchesUp next we have this beautiful looking slim gold tone watch from the DKNY women’s SOHO collection. SoHo has been a brilliant influence for this timepiece, inspiring its modern, versatile, and sexy look.

This DKNY watch features a gold-tone 24mm casing that’s got a slim 8mm thickness. It’s been paired up beautifully with gold tone stainless steel bangle strap that fastens with a fold over clasp.

The dial shows off its luxury look with golden coloured hands and small baton hour markers, there’s even the DKNY logo found at the 3 o’clock position. All this sitting on top of a golden coloured round sunray dial.

Taking a look at the specifications for this DKNY women’s watch, we v  find it’s powered by a accurate and reliable quartz movement and also makes use of a mineral crystal glass for shatter and scratch protection. For those that require it, there’s also a 50m water resistance rating that could be made use of.

Once complete I’ll be adding in my NY2307 DKNY watch review here.


3. DKNY Ladies Reade Stainless Steel Watch

DKNY NY8541 ladies watch reviewThis next feminine silve tone bangle watch features a black sunray dial with sword style silver coloured hands and thin baton style hour markers. The casing is made from stainless steel and has a diameter of 24mm with a 7mm thickness making this a dainty little watch.

It’s powered by a reliable quartz movement, these tend to be affordable and provide a good level of accuracy. On the front of the watch is a mineral crystal glass lens for shatter and scratch resistance which is useful to have. It also has a basic 30m water resistance rating.

You’ll be able to read my full NY8541 DKNY ladies watch review here soon.


4. Ladies DKNY Stanhope 2.0 Watch

dkny ladies watch review NY2459This elegant looking ladies DKNY watch features a round silver coloured dial with debossed stick hour markers and slim tinted watch hands. The casing is made from stainless steel with a gold tone finish and measures 36mm in diameter with a 8mm thickness. This strap is made from a comfortable genuine leather and fastens with a buckle clasp.

This DKNY watch is powered by a Japanese made quartz movement which gives you reliable and accurate timekeeping which is obviously a must. The 50m water resistance rating is a nice useful addition in my opinion. Lastly we have a mineral crystal glass that’s been specially hardened and protects the front of the watch from scratches or shattering.

I’ll have my new NY2459 ladies DKNY watch review available soon.


5. DKNY Minetta Ladies Watch

DKNY watches NY2511This next ladies DKNY watch is from the Minetta collection. It’s a beautiful luxury looking timepiece with this rose gold PVD plated stainless steel casing and matching watch strap. This gives the watch a high end look even though it’s actually a fairly affordable DKNY watch.

The casing has a small 28mm diameter and a 6mm thickness making this another small DKNY watch. As mentioned above, the strap is also made of stainless steel with this beautiful rose gold plating and fastens with a push release fold over clasp.

The dial has a nice white background that works very well with the rose gold coloured detailings like the hands and small baton hour markers.

At the heart of this ladies DKNY watch is a Japanese made quartz movement. As mentioned before, these are reliable and accurate as well as keeping the watch at an affordable price point.

I’ll have my full NY2511 ladies DKNY watches review ready soon.



Thanks for taking the time to read through this DKNY watches review. I really like getting the chance to feature affordable watches as it’s more on my personal price budget. As always I’d really appreciate any comments you have to add.

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