Before I get into my review, if you've never purchased a watch from Amazon before, look into the term "gray market". Know what you're getting yourself into first, especially if what you're looking to purchase is pricey for your budget.
That said, I've wanted a gold tone Kors watch for years, but couldn't bring myself to spend that amount of money on something so trendy. "Will this big face watch still be relevant in 5 years?" being my hesitation. I think it's also worth noting that, while I love diamonds (and natural emeralds and rubies) I've never been one for crystals... at all. Me in a crystal clad watch is like... well, shocking to anyone who knows me lol. I've always seen such things as gaudy.
I really liked the tortoise shell watches but thought they looked a little too masculine. The crystals on the Parker Glitz make it more feminine while the tortoise shell adds color and texture (and makes it lighter in weight). My biggest concern was that this watch face would be entirely too large. I'm not petite but I have disproportionately tiny wrists. While the face is large, it works quite well on me. And while it is a bit showy, it doesn't look at all tacky. I was unsure after I placed the order, but very pleased when it arrived.
I don't believe I ever tried this particular watch on in the store, but I tried on a number of other watches in varying price ranges when playing with the idea of the boyfriend watch. Personally, having a smaller wrist, I liked the ones made by Kors best (even better than Coach). And even without having tried this one on before buying, it still ended up looking great on my arm. The pictures do this watch no justice. If you want "bling" the crystals on this face will not disappoint. I wasn't really looking for "bling", but I'm enjoying these crystals more than I imagined I would lol.