Thursday, June 20, 2013

Vivienne Westwood Watch

I have always loved Vivienne Westwood jewelry and accessories. I used to buy one or two items from her jewelry line each year as a little treat to myself. I would buy more but it's not readily available in Canada so it had always been hard for me to get her items. I used to buy from Hervia but they stopped carrying Vivienne Westwood products and it took me a while to hunt down online stores that carry her products. I was so excited when I found out that Amazon US carries some of Vivienne Westwood products. I immediately ordered a watch I always wanted as none of the other UK sites were willing to ship to Canada. This has to be the biggest disappointment I've ever had with Vivienne Westwood.

I was so excited when I saw the watch and I even paid for express shipping to Canada. Well the watch did arrive in one piece in a nice Vivienne Westwood box and the watch was also nicely packed. But the quality of the watch wasn't up to the expectation. If you look at it in the box. It looks very pretty but once you try to use it, it's a different story.

You can already tell it's a pendant watch and it's a pendant hanging from the leather strap. The pendant fell off. It wasn't attached to the clasp properly. The clasp was twisted and there was no way I could fix it. And being a watch, I certainly want to look at the time. The watch wasn't working. There was mechanical problem with the minute hand and it kept on twitching before it stopped. I do work with watches but there was no way I could fix this on my own. Even with the tools I have at home if I open it, I might probably damage it. I had no choice but to return the watch. 

Lesson learned. Don't buy watches that don't look like traditional watches as you can't fix it without damaging it. But this does not stop me from buying her products. I still buy her accessories and jewelry. 

Have you heard of Vivienne Westwood? Do you own any of her products?  


  1. Hi Sylvia,
    I was wondering if you know if VW white orb watch is a good quality? Im not familiar w/ this brand? Thank you!

    1. I'm not sure about the quality of her other watches as I haven't bought any other styles yet but I do own a lot of her accessories and so far all of them are in great shape.