01 February 2013

Daniel Wellington Classic York Watch: Review

I don’t do watches. At least, I didn’t do watches until the moment I clapped eyes on this. Meet the Classic York, by Daniel Wellington. And classic is exactly the right word. It’s elegant, relaxed and timeless, which seem to be the hallmarks of this Scandinavian brand. It’s also extremely well crafted: the details, from the stitching to the DW imprint on the reverse of the strap, are perfectly executed. It feels expensive, when it’s not really - or not very – though I was exceptionally lucky to be sent mine by the brand. 


But honestly - how could you not love this watch? The dark leather strap works for every occasion, while the rose gold face keeps it modern and fresh. The simplicity of the style makes it perfect for layering – here I’ve styled it with some rose gold bracelets from Cos (whose jewellery is surprisingly well priced), and a slightly freaky evil-eye bracelet from eBay.
The brand’s offering centres around one timeless watch face – 40 mm wide for men, 36mm for women–complemented by a range of interchangeable straps. Depending on your mood, it’s possible to entirely change the look and feel of the piece.  As well as their leather line, you can make like James Bond and choose from a range of canvas Nato straps –  the stripey ones, originally used by the navy. Teamed with the traditional watch face, these give a stylish, fresh and preppy look that’s perfect for spring and summer.

Daniel Wellington watches range from $175 (or from $35 for the strap alone). They’re available online at danielwellington.com but, if you’d like to get your hands on one for free, make sure you keep an eye on the site next week. That’s all I’m sayin’ for now!

What do you make of the Daniel Wellington style?

35 comments:

Alan Lawrence said...

Looks great, must check out the men's collection!

♥ vendy ♥ said...

love daniel wellington watches...glam and elegant...I have one ...
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Laura said...

It's lovely Emma, very chic! Love your bracelets too xo

Felicity said...

I loves me a bit of Scandi, so I do. They always have a very clean aesthetic without being sterile.

Coco said...

Great watch Ems.Very elegant!love

Roxy said...

I love this - it looks beautiful! Love that it's not too chunky/heavy looking. So over that look.

Adele said...

Love how you've styled it Emma.
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Fabrizia said...

Happy Friday dear! I really enjoyed this post: so lovely!
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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

What a great classic watch! I have one too and love the strap!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Jessille said...

it's very unique and classic! I wish I have one :D

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Little Rus said...

It really is a very beautiful watch. x

Anibani said...

this one is amazing! i love watches and i would definitely wear this one!

christine said...

That watch looks so amazing. I love the classic and timeless look and the fact that it's huge!!

Fiona Parfrey said...

Oh this is gorgeous!! So elegant yet simple...

Fiona xo
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Tracy@Beauty Reflections said...

i LOVE it! I love huge watches like this!

little t said...

It's very pretty.

Britt Whit said...

yes we love it! we just did a feature on watches! such a great accessory

love from San Francisco,Britt+Whit 

Anonymous said...

Nice watch!

Life, Loves...... said...

I have so many watches, I love them and they are a great accessory
J
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Mary Kapsi said...

Very beautiful watch!
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Johanna said...

Great, classic watch!

Sunny & Star said...

I love your watch. What makes it so perfect for me is the size of the face of the watch. I generally don't do watches either, but I would absolutely wear this one.

Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Sam said...

This is really my type of watch, very chic and minimalist, love it! A special thank you for your wonderful birthday wishes, they mean a lot to me.

terr davidson said...

I love it x

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Amy Fashion Blog said...

beautiful watch and love the arm candy

two birds said...

I love it...the big face and band make it fun and classic.

Anonymous said...

The watch looks so beautiful!

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Kiss and Make-up said...

Very pretty! And I really like how you combined it with your other bracelets!

Catriona MacLeod said...

Such a gorgeous watch! And I love the bracelets you've styled it with, especially the evil-eye bracelet! The watch looks very classic, great choice =)

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Martie @ Spunkyrella said...

I like a clean but bigger watch more than those typical girly girl ones, don´t you agree?!

I opted for a (male) watch by Fossil last year which is mainly black and rosegold and mechanical which I adore ;)

Love the bracelets too!

xo

Bravoe Runway said...

OOo I like this watch Emma. The style and the price is very attractive... Do a smell a g-----y?

fluff and fripperies said...

@BettyD - your comments have been noted; if you'd like to discuss I'd be happy to talk to you by email.

Sean said...

Elephant in the room! I'm not a huge fan of this watch. I can't really pin-point exactly why, I mean I like the band, but the face is just "meh, plain and too basic for my liking I think".

Can't win 'em all, right :)

Sean - over at His and Her Watches

Anonymous said...

Are you wearing the 36 or 40 mm?
Thanks :)

Emma Henderson said...

This is the 36 mm :)