The Kenneth Cole fashion line is generally quite well known, but more for it’s clothing styles. Once in a while you can find a real gem of a watch that not too many people have herd about. The Kenneth Cole KC3981 Translucent watch has a radical style at a very descent price point. The KC3981 can be used for many occasions, wether your planning a formal get together or just want to enjoy this timepiece in a casual atmosphere. Kenneth Cole is known for producing some stunning designs in his clothing line, and he has managed to bring the same style over into the timepiece world, this watch has an air of sophistication. Let’s take a look below of some of the details that help make this watch what it is.
KC3981 Build and Style
You can probably already tell by the photo, and just by looking at this piece that it has a very sleek high polish finish. This is mainly due to the ionic plated stainless steel, and it really is the perfect match for a band with this kind of link design. I try to picture this watch with a matt black finish but I just can’t, the polished black finish is definitely a Kenneth Cole specialty and it fits in with all kinds of high fashion styles.
The Kenneth Cole New York Men’s KC3981 watch comes in a large size, but is easily adjustable to a smaller wrist size. The band on this watch closes with a fold over clasp, and is equipped with a push button safety. One of the main features of this watch is it’s self winding ability, it works with no batteries! This self powered feature is usually only found on higher end timepieces. The one down side to having this type of watch that is dependant on movement to function, is that you need to wear it often to avoid it stopping on it’s own. The KC3981 is water resistant up to 30 meters, which means it practically doubles as a dive watch.
The style of this piece is fabulous, especially the face of the watch, which for me is the highlight of it’s fashion statement. The face is nice and large, and provides a double window, allowing you and many onlookers to view directly into the inner workings of the watch and enjoy the movement of the fine mechanics. For and added touch of uniqueness, the KC3981 is sporting 3 hands, and has very detailed hand markers around the inside rim of the face.
Theres a good chance your going to have to adjust the wrist size on this Kenneth Cole piece, and your going to need a tool to do it, or bring it in to a shop to have it done for you. Once you get it to the proper size your going to love the fit. I have small/medium sized wrists and the face of the watch sat just right for me, not to loose and not too tight. The polished finish gave it a nice soft grip as well. I have not experienced any type of hair pulling either, again probably due to the polished finish.
The band width is in pretty good proportion with the face width, and it provides a very streamlined fit that I really like. For the price, the KC3981 is a great choice if your looking for a multi occasion watch with a neat look.