Hello ladies, (and gentleman looking to buy your special lady a watch). Today we have a broad review covering the Akribos XXIV brand. Akribos has a long list of watches under the XXIV model for women, all with different attributes and specific features. My goal is to help you narrow the choices down to a few of the cleanest, most beautiful timepieces by Akribos that are sure to win over your heart! (Not every Akribos XXIV watch will do that.)
Overview of the Brand
Long story short, these are fashion watches. Akribos watches are made for luxury design and wear, NOT for reliability and high-grade functions. These watches are perfect for those who love a beautifully curated watch, that does not necessarily have to last for generations. The styles are undeniably great, especially for women since the brand working with the luxury jewelry makers, Swarovski. Akribos creates most of their pieces with basic quartz movements and some decent automatic movements.
The watches are made anywhere from China to Japan and some even in Switzerland. All of their watches are water resistant up to 10 meters or 33 feet. These watches are not at all meant for recreational activities and water sports. So prepare to wear these out to places that involve minor activities like shopping and going out to eat.
Not much information is given about the Akribos brand on their website. For the most part, you can see their sales initiative toward selling fashionable watches. The watches are also quite affordable. But be forewarned, the prices are astonishingly cheaper on Amazon when compared to the company’s website. Keep that in mind when purchasing.
So if you have come to the conclusion that style and beauty are the main aspects you look for in a watch, Akribos XXIV is probably a watch for you.
Glimmer Collection XXIV
The Glimmer Collection by Akribos may be the most beautiful that the brand has released. Boasting models with diamonds, silver and gold bracelets and sexy cases, that stand out to the most materialistic people, excluding the Kardashians..
The watch featured above boasts a great size, a 36mm case with a Swarovski crystal bezel insert. A pure beauty on the wrist to say the least. With the polished stainless steel link bracelet, the watch really does shine bright!
On the face, you have a time, date and month. The inside of the watch hosts an ISA Swiss quartz. Not necessarily a great movement, but it gets the job done. Many people report that the watch works just fine. And quite frankly, thats all you need in a fashion watch. The piece also has large Roman Numerals on the face, keeping the watch looking classy and modern. Akribos created a very wearable watch with the Glimmer collection. There is quite a variety of watches in this model, but the AK872 is by far the prettiest (in my humble opinion). You can get the exact watch above in either silver, yellow gold, silver with gold links or even rose gold. No matter which color scheme you decide to go with, they pair great with any outfit, casual or professional.
When comparing this watch to many other fashion watches, the Akribos is much more affordable. You get similar looks compared to much more expensive brands, with a considerably lower price tag. You really get a bang for the buck with this purchase!
Now, this watch is definitely a neck turner. Not sure if it’s in a good way or not. I personally find this watch to be overly designed. The watch looks like diamonds were just glued on to make the watch look expensive. It’s not expensive, it’s not top quality, so why Akribos, why? Please do not let my opinion lead you astray, many people seem to love this watch. The flashy yellow gold AK776 has some great reviews on Amazon, so it may be a watch on your radar.
This watch has a larger 40mm alloy case with a yellow gold color all around. It also has the time, day and month on the face, however, instead of Roman Numerals like the Glimmer collection, this watch simply has large gold numbers. I’d say this is definitely a watch to wear with a nice flashy outfit. I am sure it will be a conversation starter.
The inside of the watch is the same on this one. As is almost every feature. The only difference on this one is the design, case size ANNNNNND that’s about it.
One watch is a nice addition to the wrist. But what about two for one! The Empire collection has a deal on Amazon, two watches for the price of one: You can get that here: Akribos XXIV Silver Tone Ladies Watch Set AK677SS
Original is a word that pops into my mind when viewing the Akribos Empire collection. This line of the brand embraces casual watch wear. A feminine look connects with a shiny dial to create a look unlike any other watch by Akribos.
The watches above have a nice size case at 31mm and 1mm thick. A case size around 30-33 is usually a great fit on a women’s wrist; not too small or too bulky. The bracelet is 100% stainless steel and designed in a loopy pattern to just wind ever so gently around the wrist. These type of lugs cling to your wrist, so it doesn’t really stick out like some watches. The watches can slide right under your favorite shirt and feel light and comfortable.
Again, these watches have the same mechanics on the inside. Overall, this is a great collection by Akribos and worth a try if you like watches with a flare!
I really adore this collection (corny). But honestly, the Ak760 model below is a more classic look by Akribos. I love the sunburst blue dial, it goes well with the gold hands and bracelet of the watch.
A classic watch jointed with a bright sunburst blue and shiny gold really makes this watch one of my favorites by Akribos. A great 42mm case fits perfectly with the 13mm thickness. Slightly large for a women’s watch, but it helps make the face stand out, bursting blue to all those who make eye contact.
On the inside, you will find a Swiss Quartz. A decent movement that will tell the time and do just that. Nothing about this watch is amazing. It is simply a nice looking, stylish timepiece.
I just had to add this Akribos AK953 model for all of the ANIMAL and NATURE lover out there. I mean, come on, how cute is this watch. It is really creative how the brand can go from making such stylish and fancy looking watches to the other end of the spectrum; cute and casual! Although it may look like a watch fit for younger teens and young adults, I think a person of any age can pull it off. Wear this watch on a warm sunny day at the beach (don’t wear it in the water), to a family get together, or heck, whenever you want to!
The watch features a 42mm stainless steel case, with a sapphire coated crystal and a triple row bracelet. Having the triple row bracelet makes space for the gold lining going around the band that compliments the bezel and designs inside the face. You still get the Swarovski genuine diamonds inside, with two gold, diamond filled dolphins, and an ocean/sunset background. What is awesome about this watch is that you can also get a butterfly design in the face (AWESOME)!
Although I am not one to usually review a watch with crafted pictures inside. I just thought it was very appropriate when reviewing the Akribos brand. How many adult ladies watches do you see out there with etched patterns inside and still maintain a good look? Let me answer that for you, not many!
Final Verdict on the Brand
Overall, Akribos does create some good looking watches. Like I mentioned a few times in the article, that is what they are for. They create FASHION watches. Do not expect a timepiece at this price and quality to run like a Rolex or even a more comparable Seiko. If style outweighs durability and mechanics then there is no reason not to by an Akribos. Because all of the watches have the same functions, for the most part, and mechanics, I’ll let you decide which model is best. But if your dying to know, I would say my favorite is the Akribos Ak872 under the Glimmer Collection.
Not many watches as beautiful as these come by so affordable. You can purchase multiple Akribos watches for the price of one designer watch like Burberry! So when it comes down to it, you can not go wrong flaunting your brilliant Akribos watches, that come in all styles and designs. You can own many of the models and each one looks like a totally different brand. Another reason why I like Akribos, how they focus on variety.
So to make my long review of the brand very simple. Yes, the Akribos xxiv ladies watches are worth the price. And remember, you can NOT BEAT the prices on Amazon; Amazon is also a reliable source when it comes to purchasing watches.
Ladies, enjoy your new watch or watches by Akribos. And keep your style changing!