Michael Kors Watches Review

Shopping for a new watch can be a bit of a minefield, especially if you are not familiar with different brands and do not know what you are looking for. You’ve come to the right place if you are looking for a high quality watch in a great many different styles, and to suit any budget – Michael Kors is a well known, long established watch maker with a fantastic reputation for beautiful, well made timepieces.

Established in 1981, the Michael Kors brand quickly became famous for clothing, accessories and swimwear. Michael received a First American Original Award from Dupont – his first of many – in 1983, and the brand has skyrocketed ever since. Men’s watches were introduced in 2001, and by 2004 a full range of watches for men and women were well under way.

Fashion and style are, obviously, the main focal point for Michael Kors watches, but they are also designed to be hardwearing and suitable for everyday use, with many of them being water resistant. The watches are either analogue or chronograph, and each is carefully designed and made to suit each individual.

You can choose from leather straps which feature crocodile or python designs, or stainless steel for that sharp look. Some of the straps are links wrapped in acetate, ceramic, polyurethane, and each has its own style. You could also branch out into bright colours!

The watch faces also come in a huge variety of colours and style, and feature gold, rose gold, gunmetal, two-tone, black or silver, and are plated over strong and durable stainless steel. Some watch faces feature Swarovski crystals or mother of pearl too, for that stand-out-from-the-crowd effect. All Michael Kors watches feature the signature buckle and crown, and etched case backs, so you know that it is the genuine article.

The components for Michael Kors watches are sourced from around the globe, to ensure that the best quality raw materials are used. The watches are then assembled in Switzerland, home of the most fantastic watches known to man.

We know that when you buy a new watch, you are looking for functionality, style, and something which suits your personality and individual “look”. When you buy a Michael Kors watch, you are buying real quality, from a reputable and world-renowned company that does everything it can to produce really high quality watches that will be the icing on the cake of your outfit.


1. Michael Kors Men’s Watch MK8561

This is a very manly-looking watch, in polished gunmetal with polished rose gold finishing. It is a sophisticated timepiece, without too many added extras to take away from the stylishness – although it does feature a chronograph and a 24 hour mode.

This is a timeless classic with a locking clasp and push button closure, so it won’t fall off easily.

What I like about it:

  • 10 ATM water pressure resistance rating
  • Luminous hands so you can tell the time in the dark
  • Has a 2 year warranty in the unlikely event of any issues
  • Comes in a gift box so it will be safe in transit

2. Michael Kors Men’s Watch MK8280

This is a simple, classy watch, in a stainless steel finish. The band is steel too, so you won’t have to worry about any damage or fraying as you would if it was a fabric or leather strap.

The watch face is a navy blue colour, which is perfectly accented by the silver coloured strap. It is also water resistant, so you won’t have to worry about accidental splashes or being caught in a rain shower.

What I like about it:

  • A good weight without feeling too cumbersome
  • Water resistant to 10 ATM, so is splashproof (although you wouldn’t want to go deep sea diving in it!)
  • Supplied in Michael Kors gift box
  • Comes with a 2 year warranty as standard

3. Michael Kors Men’s Watch MK8281 Quartz Stainless Steel Lexington Gold Watch

This is a stand out, flashy watch which is perfect for those who want to make a statement. It has a large face with a sunray effect, a roman numeral at 12 and a chronograph movement with date and 24 hour mode.

The stainless steel strap is finished in polished and brushed gold, and the case is also finished in gold. It comes in the Michael Kors gift box with the manufacturer warranty in case of any problems with the watch.

What I like about it:

  • A good solid weight, without being too clunky
  • Easy to adjust if you have smaller wrists
  • Mineral glass outer face for excellent clarity
  • Locking clasp with push button closure means it is very unlikely the watch will fall off

4. Michale Kors Men’s Watch MK8184

This matte and brushed gold effect watch features a black silicone strap, which sets off the colour of the watch face perfectly. The wrist band has plenty of eyelets, so can be easily adjusted to fit any size wrist.

It has a good sized face, with easy to read numerals, and has luminous hands so you can easily read the time in those dark winter mornings!

What I like about it:

  • Classy rose gold finish
  • The silicone strap is very comfortable and will not rub
  • Water pressure resistant to 10 ATM
  • Black dial against the rose gold face is very eyecatching

5. Michael Kors Men’s Smartwatch Grayson MKT5028

This is one of the new generation watches that can do everything except make you a cup of tea! It has an activity tracker, Bluetooth, Android and sleep tracking, to name just a few of its fantastic features.

It comes in a snazzy blue finish, which is offset by the black dial, and the whole effect is very smart. It has a digital display, so you can still use it to tell the time as well as all its other fantastic features!

What I like about it:

  • Compatible with both iPhone and Android
  • Alerts you when you have messages, and you can even make calls on it
  • Has a good battery life
  • A good price when compared to other smartwatches

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