Kenneth Cole KC2508 Review

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Jacky Chou

The Kenneth Cole KC2508 is an affordable men's watch designed to last. But it has been largely overlooked by the average consumer and despite its low price tag, buyers have found that this watch really delivers in terms of quality and durability.

The "reaction kenneth cole" is a watch that Kenneth Cole released in 2018. The watch has an automatic movement and a brown leather band.

Kenneth Cole New York Women's Quartz Stainless Steel case Leather Strap Black,(Model:KC2508)
  • Quality automatic movement; functions without a battery; powers...
  • Stainless steel case with clear stones on bezel
  • Silver-tone hands and stick markers
  • Black crocodile band with adjustable buckle
  • Water resistant to 99 feet (30 M): withstands rain and splashes...

Concerning Kenneth Cole Watches

In the realm of fashion, Kenneth Cole is highly recognized. Both men's and women's quartz and automatic movements are available in their watch lines. We advise you to exercise care when purchasing a Kenneth Cole watch since there is very little information available on the many kinds of movements employed.

Kenneth Cole watches fall under the category of fashion watches.


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Review Synopsis

The KC2508 is a throwaway female automatic, proving that certain stereotypes are well-deserved. The watch as a whole is a complete letdown, even at its bargain-basement price of $125. It starts with somewhat appealing packaging, fills it with an unidentified automated movement, and then pays little attention to the rest of the product. total garbage

Technical Information on Kenneth Cole’s KC2508

  • the KC205 model number
  • MSRP: $125
  • 22mm case diameter
  • Model alternatives may be found here.
  • Automatic, unknown source of movement
  • n/a complications
  • Energy reserve: around 36 hours
  • "99ft" Water Resistance
  • Mineral makes up the crystals.

Choosing a Time

Because there are no complicated day/date settings, setting the KC2508 is straightforward.

Setting the time:

  • Pulling the crown all the way back (position 2). To set the time, turn the crown counterclockwise.

KC2508 by Kenneth Cole. Aesthetics & Design

In all honesty, I believe the KC2508 has a nice appearance. The dial is attractive from almost any angle, and the open case at 6 or 7 o'clock reveals the internal mechanism in action. Even the stones that cover the bezel and lugs are attractive.

The KC2508 is simple to match with just about everything because to its modest size (22mm, with a tiny integrated strap), "safe" color options, and compact size.

The movement is totally undecorated and is seen via an exhibition glass. The glass has the Kenneth Cole brand printed on it, but other from that, the rear of the case is bare. This is advantageous since it really highlights the movement.

Build quality of KC2508 by Kenneth Cole.

For a women automatic clock priced at $125, concessions are to be expected, and the build quality is where they have decided to make them. The KC2508 lost five of its crystals in less than two months, leaving clear black traces where a crystal formerly stood. Even though it is a basic dial, it has poor build quality, which is particularly noticeable when magnified.

The KC2508's build quality is quite subpar all over.

Case, Crystal, and Dial

Warning: The stainless steel case is easily scratched. After less than two months of semi-regular use, the case seems to have traveled far and wide. Several of the rhinestones that adorn the beszel and lugs have also fallen off.

Since the front and rear crystals are both somewhat recessed into the case, they both look to be in good condition.

Clasp and Strap

The delicate leather strap is not only unpleasant, but it also deteriorates quickly. The clasp is likewise a typical buckle with a finish made of scratch-prone steel.

The KC2508 by Kenneth Cole. in More Detail


I checked everywhere for details on the movement utilized within the KC2508, but I couldn't find anything. In my opinion, the movement is manufactured in China, most likely as a knockoff.

It also seems to be the prevailing belief on social media that it is a Chinese movement of dubious quality or provenance.

Worth the Money

This watch might have been excellent if more work had been put into it, and I guess that's what irritates me about it. The main issue with fashion timepieces in general is that their design prioritizes appearance above durability and functionality.

The value argument for the KC2508 should be compelling: a $125 women automatic would be a wonderful deal. The Kc2508 pays little regard to dependability or durability in this instance. Even with less wear, it loses stones, exhibits all dings and scrapes, and has a poor-quality, unpleasant strap.

Avoid purchasing the KC2508 or any watches that resemble it. If you want an automatic, spend a little money on a Seiko 5 (they come in women's sizes) and be certain that you have bought a quality item.

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C. M. Martel

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Observed Item

KC2508 by Kenneth Cole.


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Jacky Chou

Jacky Chou is the co-founder of Uberwrists and has gotten into watches from his father from a young age. His first watch was a black G Shock that was comedically large for his wrist. He appreciates watches from Seiko to a Patek Philippe.

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