Kenneth Cole Reaction 48mm Gunmetal Bracelet Men’s Watch (10031459): Review

Kenneth Cole Reaction 48mm Gunmetal Bracelet Men’s Watch (10031459): Review
9.4 Total Score


9.4Overall Score



Power Source9.4


Overall Quality9.5

Kenneth Cole New York is a brand that has been producing fashionable watches, clothing, accessories, and other consumer products for years. Their inexpensive much quality-built timepieces are a great way to keep the time and look great on a budget.

Brand: Kenneth Cole

Type: New York Reaction Men’s Gunmetal Bracelet Watch 48mm

Model: 10031459

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The Kenneth Cole Reaction 48mm Gunmetal Men’s Watch is a dark, large, and bold statement piece that is cost-friendly and a great look for just about any man. The stainless steel case is brushed gunmetal and is nearly oversized at 48mm in diameter. Covered in a hardened mineral crystal and featuring a paired gunmetal bracelet, this watch design is dar,, symmetrical, and accented with blue to give it a unique character.

Technical Specifications and Features:

  • Case Size: 48mm x 56mm
  • Movement: Quartz
  • Case Shape: Round
  • Case Material: Gunmetal Stainless Steel, Brushed Finish
  • Case Back: Solid Stainless Steel
  • Crystal: Mineral
  • Bezel: Fixed
  • Bezel Material: Gunmetal Stainless Steel
  • Dial Type: Analog
  • Dial Color: Grey with Blue Accents
  • Dial Features: Blue Accent Stick Indexes; White markings around outer rim
  • Band Type: Bracelet
  • Band Material: Gunmetal Stainless Steel
  • Band Color: Gunmetal
  • Clasp: Butterfly
  • Water Resistance: 30 meters (99 feet)

Power Source

This  Kenneth Cole New York gentleman’s timepiece uses a three-hand Quartz movement as its power source.

The Good

From crown to clasp, this Kenneth Cole Reaction men’s watch is definitely bold and uniform in its design. The gunmetal stainless steel with brushed finish is a great look for the 48mm case, linked bracelet, and fixed bezel. Even the crown, clasp, and case backing are stainless steel.

This bold design moves onto the dark grey dial, which features blue accents via the stick indexes marking the hours. The analog dial face has a cross-hair design in the center that offers additional symmetry and a clean look.

With a three-hand quartz movement, this timepiece is very simple, tracking the hour, minute, and seconds. This model also offers a 30 meter water resistance, which for the price, is pretty decent.

The Bad

The design of this watch is very decent, but it would have benefitted from an additional complication such as a calendar date window or subdial. In addition, while the water resistance is present, it is only 30 meters (99 feet), which means you would be remiss to even shower with this watch on. A 50 meter resistance would have been preferable and should have been do-able considering that this watch has a mineral glass and strong, solid stainless steel backing.


Functionally, besides the weaker water resistance rating, this watch functions quite well. The quartz movement does its job and keeps the time with precision.

The mineral crystal offers a nice and clean look into the dial. The hour and minute markings are dark grey, but can be seen against the dark grey of the dial through the shiny black applications on the hands. The hour indexes are visible being blue in color, but the hands could have been given a more distinctive look in order to view the time better.


The highlights of this piece are in its color and construction. The stainless steel is gunmetal in color and with its brushed finish, actually looks very sophisticated and strong. The butterfly clasp is sleek and not bulky at all.

The blue accenting on the dial gives this Kenneth Cole Reaction a very nuclear look, so to speak. In all, the timepiece is very simple, but the price is right and for basic timekeeping, it can be great for both casual and business wear.


This Kenneth Cole is a great deal — you can purchase it at Macy’s online for $65.00 — but with the coupon code below, you can get an additional 25% off (as of 3.16.2017).

Coupon Code: VIP

With the coupon code, this gentleman’s watch will only set you back $48.75.

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