Marc Jacobs Watch Review & Giveaway with

Marc Jacobs Watch Review & Giveaway with

I have a confession, I have a few watches, beautiful ones – and I never wear them. I have a few which are chunky metal bracelet watches and find I can’t stand wearing them at work as they become uncomfortable on the wrist when I’m sat all day typing and as a result I’ve just fell out of the routine of putting one on daily, which makes me sad because as an accessory I love how a watch looks. It’s timeless.
(excuse the unintentional pun)

When Plus Watches got in touch and offered me the chance to pick out a watch to review, I had a tentative look over their site, looking for something that would be comfortable, smaller, softer and easier to wear on a daily basis. With a choice of brands including Michael Kors, Armani, Skagen, Marc Jacobs and Daniel Wellington, I need not have worried as there was a perfect blend of choices and styles available across the brands. Plus Watches was founded back in 2015 with the aim of making quality brand watches available at competitive, affordable prices. A quick glance of the website showed that they truly were succeeding at their goal.

The website was really easy to navigate and find my way through, ending up with a short long list of around 12 different watches. I decided against Michael Kors, whilst I love his watches I have two already and the styles of them are largely quite similar, and was pleased when Marc Jacobs came out on top after putting it out on Twitter to help me choose which brand .

I ended up picking out a Marc Jacobs watch with a leather strap and rose gold detailing. I must admit when I picked out this particular one online I thought the face and strap on this were more of an olive colour, and when it arrived the colour was more of a taupe colour. I didn’t particularly mind as it would be a colour that would go with anything (and accidentally matches a MK bag I have perfectly!). This was also my fault as the website did say light brown strap – so more fool me for not paying attention!

The model of watch I ended up picking was the Baker Ladies watch, priced elsewhere at £199.99, Plus Watches sell this for £119.99 – a bargain price! The watch turned up really quickly and arrived securely packaged, in an original box – there’s nothing to suggest these watches have been discounted so it would be a perfect place to shop for a gift for a loved one if maybe your budget won’t stretch as far as you’d like on the high street, and even better – as some of you are probably wondering, yes they do ship internationally.

I pretty much started wearing this straight away after I had it delivered to work I was keen to begin putting it to the test and so far there’s not a day that I’ve taken it off out of frustration (something that always happens with my chunky metal bracelet ones). The leather strap on this is super soft and comfortable to wear and I barely think about the fact that it’s on my wrist through the day. It’s nice being able to check the time whilst walking out and about again without having to rustle through my bag to look for my phone. I really like the fact that this watch is one colour, with the face matching the strap of the watch, and just the subtle metallic details of rose gold glistening on the face and the strap buckle. I’m already thinking having seen that this watch came in lots of colour combinations such as tan, white & gold and black and gold – that maybe I could get another one in a different shade?


Plus Watches were also kind enough to send me a second one to giveaway. I know – I’m excited too. I’m going to be giving this away over on my Twitter, you have to be following me & Plus Watches and RT this tweet to be entered. Full Rules are listed below

Competition Rules
Must Be Following @helplessdrying and @pluswatchesuk on Twitter
RT the Competition tweet (it’s here)
Open Internationally
Competition will be open for 2 more weeks (closing 14th August 2017) at 23.59 GMT.
Winner Drawn at Random and announced on Twitter asking to DM me your details, If unclaimed within 7 days, competition will be redrawn


Massive thank you to Plus Watches for being so generous and sending two beautiful watches, I can’t wait to see who wins it and we can be #watchbuddies (just made that up, but I’m sure it’s a thing). Good Luck to everyone entering! Let me know whether you wear watches in the comments and what your favourite styles and brands of watches are, and make sure you check out their website if you’re in the market for a new watch!


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  1. Sophie in Wonderland xo
    July 24, 2017 / 7:30 am

    Its so beautiful and your photos are amazing really do it justice! My fingers are crossed for the giveaway! Xxx

  2. Crystal
    July 24, 2017 / 11:26 am

    This is an amazing watch-I never wear one and have been thinking about finally starting-this is a beautiful and classy starter piece. Thank you both for the chance! ☺️

    • July 25, 2017 / 9:42 am

      I fall in and out of phases of wearing watches, I find this leather strap way more comfortable than any of the metal bracelet ones I wear, I don’t even notice I’m wearing it!
      Good luck!

  3. July 24, 2017 / 1:22 pm

    This watch is gorgeous, I do love watches 🙂 I have not heard of this site before but will be checking it out x

  4. millerralice
    July 24, 2017 / 1:25 pm

    I got a MJ watch for my 21st from my mum and dad – it’s basically that one but black and i looooove it. 🙂

  5. July 24, 2017 / 2:20 pm

    Now that is an absolutely beautiful looking watch, I love the detailing of the name instead of numbers.

  6. July 24, 2017 / 3:10 pm

    I dont use twitter so I cant join but I liked the watch good luck everyone 😊

    • July 24, 2017 / 4:17 pm

      Thank you! Sorry it’s twitter only – I’ve tried doing multiplatform ones before and it just got too complicated counting up the entries so just trying one this time (it’s had over 300 entries already!). I will have a big beauty giveaway coming after this one finishes which will just be running in my comments I think!

      • July 24, 2017 / 4:24 pm

        So kind of you to do this explanation ☺️ I can guess its really hard to manage all those platforms. I will be on that comment giveaway because wordpress community is the best with people like you.

        • July 24, 2017 / 4:28 pm

          Yes, because the makeup one is coming from me I want to say thank you to my readers, but for the brand who’ve given the watch it’ll be about getting as many people with eyes on them as possible 🙂

          • July 24, 2017 / 4:54 pm

            This way we can rely on our favorite bloggers not some nonsense advertisement 👍🏻 I will be commenting on your personal giveaway. Its a great way to be in the game. Finding blogs with the same interests.

  7. July 24, 2017 / 3:55 pm

    What a beautiful watch! I have a Marc Jacobs one too and love wearing it x

  8. July 24, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    That’s such a gorgeous watch. I’ve been looking for a new one since my Fossil one broke, I’ll enter the giveaway.

  9. July 24, 2017 / 6:42 pm

    What a fantastic competition. I have a Marc Jacobs rose gold bracelet watch and adore it. I think they’re fantastic quality watches and the colour of this one is stunning!

  10. July 24, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    I love watches, as you say they’re timeless, and I think they just add something plus they’re functional which is always good. That watch is so pretty, I love the colours and it’s making me think of looking at a taupe watch, it just a seems like it’d go with anything! I try to stick with ones I will wear, so many are pretty but they’d just annoy me. At the moment I love a white Fossil one I’ve had for years and a Skagen my parents got me last year that’s one that goes with anything.

    • July 25, 2017 / 9:36 am

      Taupe is a great colour as it looks good against browns as well as blacks, and sits nicely against most colours. Kind of glad it wasn’t the olive colour I thought it was from the website now it’s here and I’ve been wearing it for almost two weeks.
      I almost chose a skagen one as they’re so classic looking and sleek!

  11. July 24, 2017 / 8:54 pm

    That watch is so beautiful! Congrats on getting/ doing a give away!!

  12. July 24, 2017 / 9:11 pm

    What a truly beautiful watch! I can definitely see why you went for this one. Lovely colours and timeless design.

  13. July 24, 2017 / 10:28 pm

    I love the colour and style of the watch. I have been getting into watches recently and love those that look extremely feminine.

  14. TheLondonMum
    July 24, 2017 / 10:36 pm

    That’s such a beautiful watch! I love the strap colour!

  15. July 25, 2017 / 1:42 am

    What an amazing giveaway! The watch is gorgeous and I love that is minimalist in design so pretty x

    • July 25, 2017 / 9:39 am

      It is, it has enough detail to not be boring, but not so much that it’s not so eye-catching as a lot of watches are – you don’t always want a watch to be centre of attention and this one is great for that!

  16. Dannii
    July 25, 2017 / 9:14 am

    That’s a lovely simple and classic watch. There are some really crazy styles out at the moment, but I like something simple like this.

  17. rhianwestbury
    July 25, 2017 / 10:43 am

    This is such a lovely watch, I love the colour of the leather. I used to only wear metal watches but I do love leather ones too now x

    • July 25, 2017 / 10:47 am

      Me too, I find leather ones much more comfortable and less heavy to wear, especially if sat at a desk, I find them really uncomfortable with my wrist leaning on them

  18. July 25, 2017 / 11:39 am

    That watch is beautiful. I’ve fallen out of the habit of wearing a watch too, especially since I need to get a new battery for mine. It’s annoying because I always feel finished when I have a watch on.

  19. July 25, 2017 / 12:00 pm

    How exciting! I love Marc Jacobs watches – I bought one in New York once, I love it. This one would look perfect with so many outfits 😉 have entered now! x

  20. July 25, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    I love all Marc by Marc Jacobs products, but this is hands down my favorite item of theirs.

  21. Candice Nikeia
    July 25, 2017 / 6:41 pm

    I love this watch so much! It’s a gorgeous color too!

  22. July 25, 2017 / 8:13 pm

    This watch is gorgeous. I love the colour of the strap. So smart, but so classy! I’ve entered the giveaway 🙂

  23. Stephanie Usher (@hopefreedomlove)
    July 25, 2017 / 8:34 pm

    I really love these watches, the colour way is really pretty! Fingers crossed I win! xxx

  24. July 25, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    This is a really nice watch! I love the whole look of it and I’m usually quite picky about my watches.

  25. serenityyou
    July 26, 2017 / 11:25 am

    I don’t really wear watches but I really like this one. The colours are just gorgeous

  26. July 26, 2017 / 4:32 pm

    I love the simplicity yet elegant looking of this watch. Definitely my kind. Your so generous to set a giveaway for this. I hope I can join and win!

  27. July 26, 2017 / 5:45 pm

    I would pay £119.99 for this watch as it looks lovely and a great colour too 🙂 x

  28. cheskaaanels
    July 26, 2017 / 8:43 pm

    This is so weird, I’ve been admiring this watch and had bookmarked it last week because I really want one!! Amazing giveaway amazing watch!!

  29. July 26, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    I love watches, but only end up getting them for my husband. I definitely need to treat myself next, but hopefully I can win this one instead! Beautiful watch! x

  30. July 26, 2017 / 9:32 pm

    ooo i do love the look of this watch! the whole design just works well and i love the colour of the strap too

  31. Angela Milnes
    July 28, 2017 / 3:56 am

    oh wow that is a gorgeous watch and one I would wear. I love the style and the writing on the clock face.

  32. July 28, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    I have to be honest and say I very rarely wear a watch. This is just beautiful though, and I think I could be persuaded to try it on 🙂

    Louise x

  33. July 30, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    It is such a gorgeous watch, and I love the face on it! .xo

  34. Jemma
    July 31, 2017 / 7:34 pm

    Absolutely love this watch. I love anything grey and it’s so pretty.

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