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Old October 9th, 2014, 08:23 AM
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What to look for when buying a watch?

Guys, I have question for you. Can you please tell me what to look for when buying a decent watch? I am specifically interested in Fossil but I need to know in general what to look for. I am looking to spend up to $300.00.
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Old October 9th, 2014, 09:11 AM
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Re: What to look for when buying a watch?

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Guys, I have question for you. Can you please tell me what to look for when buying a decent watch? I am specifically interested in Fossil but I need to know in general what to look for. I am looking to spend up to $300.00.
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The watch should be able to tell time. If it can't tell time, it's probably not a watch, but a bracelet.
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Old October 9th, 2014, 09:20 AM
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Re: What to look for when buying a watch?

If its a women than just look for style . Mishika Bagely is also a good barnd. My wife loves Skagen.


Rose Gold plated is very popular nowadays.

Who cares about time . You have husband for that. just ask that sucker what time it is ?

Go for a good brand and good style. Depending on your wrist , which one looks good .

1. Color
2. Size
3. Face Type ( Square , Round )
4. Your liking factor ( I hate this watch, It's Okay , I love it , I will sleep with Dirty for this watch )
5. Macy's or Nordstrom

rambling from a crazy guy

No offense ,
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Old October 9th, 2014, 09:27 AM
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Re: What to look for when buying a watch?

Dirty, its a men's watch i am looking at. Seriously, anything serious?
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Old October 9th, 2014, 09:39 AM
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Dirty, its a men's watch i am looking at. Seriously, anything serious?
Differs for a lot of men. I got a Titan long back and the wife of a colleague tells her Hubby "See that's good why don't you buy such a one?" Hubby says "I like only round ones. Such a one is not for me".

The deal is if a guy does not care about watch, even a $25 Casio would be good. If he does, even $2000 Omega may seem downmarket. Whether he cares or not would also depend on what industry he is in. If he is into investment banking, he would go for High end watches. For more on investment banking you could query Rakhiji the next time you meet her. If he is a cyber coolie and thinks like me, he would use the phone as a watch or make do with a Titan or a Casio.

That reminds me. You could go for a smartwatch from Samsung or Apple. Would be like a novelty.
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Dirty, its a men's watch i am looking at. Seriously, anything serious?
Then make sure that watch is so good that the guy will exclaim, "I will sleep with Dirrya pai for this watch"
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Re: What to look for when buying a watch?

Sgars, I dont need to ask Rakhi this time. I already have a budget in mind ($300). i am not in Movado range yet.
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Re: What to look for when buying a watch?

Forget about any outer appearance, it’s a minor things,..

You need to look for jewels. 17 jewels not that good,. 21 jewels better,…

Many watches have plastic gears inside,.. hence some watches are sold for 5 dollars and some for 150 dollars,..

Coz,.. the jewels means diamond stone kinda material and such made gears,.. do not loses its metal in friction,
and hence they keep the time for a long,.

Other cheaper ones, after 1-2 yrs starts losing the time,.. in seconds and then in minutes,..

I had a long ago,. Henry sandoz watch,.. and it was keeping the time to a fraction of sec,.
and once I checked it time today on radio ( Vividh bharti, at that time ) a month later,.. same time,.. not a single minute lost/gain, even !

Henry Sandoz ( n.a. ) , Seiko, Citizen, HMT, Rado,….. etc has marveled this tech of high precision diamond gears in it,.. So go after Jewels,.. looks, shape and size comes later,..

Rest,… you may buy any watch for 5-10 dollars in US,.. has plastic gears in it,..
and some day you either miss your bus,.. or,.... the exam paper !


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Old October 9th, 2014, 10:50 AM
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Re: What to look for when buying a watch?

aasika,..

Here is how you buy any item,.. say watch for example.

You go to dealcatcher.com,.. and put that word watch as a search word, there in the box,....

You refer those pages,…. ( they show, any special deals at present, and in which stores only it is, NOW - they have 200+ stores' special deals listings, daily ) And see, if smthg you like the model-make,..
they have all 200 + store's expreme prize-deal listings / special sale at preent,... and any current beating price-deal available, at present,..

So let say,.. you came to this page,..
http://www.dealcatcher.com/jewelry-watches

and you liked a black watch in the middle there,.. click on that item,.. and that will give you this page,..
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EVPMFUS/...ag=dealcatcher

Now copy its title line,.. " Seiko Men's SNKL45 Stainless Steel Automatic Watch",.....

Come here,.. http://www.google.com/shopping?hl=en&tab=wf ( google shopping )

And paste it in searchbox there,.. ( select the option of 'show me the lowest price on top' ) and that’s how you compare its price everywhere...... whether that was the lowest price or not, or elsewhere it’s still sold, even cheaper,.. !

Later, you also go to the www.ebay.com,. put the same paste ( of title ) in searchbox there,.. and select the option of " show me the lowest price first " in the upper top column there,.. and also compare that,.. whatever the item you did like,.. is,
in fact, you are buying at the lowest deal or not !

If not,.. buy from where it's available at the lowest deal price..

Rest, you chk for any coupons also in dealcatcher.com for that item,... or any other discount from your CC or such,.. ( for above 50 bucks item, 'shipping' naturally remains free )

This was just example,. you can do the same, every week, till you see and get yours pasandi-da Model and make,.. also at the price, the most cheapest possible,.. "

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Re: What to look for when buying a watch?

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Guys, I have question for you. Can you please tell me what to look for when buying a decent watch? I am specifically interested in Fossil but I need to know in general what to look for. I am looking to spend up to $300.00.
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By looking at how much you want to spend.......

All you need to know is color, shape, size, type (bole tow kaante waalaa ya lcd waala ), type of strap etc.

These days bigger/thicker watches are fashion.

Fossil makes all of these above. Don't even think about going to Macy's or Nordstorms. You will be able to get for lot cheaper in that price range at other outlets.



PS: On top of everything, check the choice of style of the person you are buying for.
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Re: What to look for when buying a watch?

I would not go to any stores in person,.. for any special deal or prices,....
( go to K-mart or Walmart rather, but then those do not keep high qlty, famous-make watches ) ( rest, Macy, JCP,... Sears, are all robbers and royal stores )
as these guys like,.......
Blackdeals, slackdeals, dealcatchers,.. etc have
comparison among all 200+ stores ( below link ) for any special deals and discounts available at present,..
They comapare and check among these many stores,.. including Amazon, newegg, buy.com.. I trust them,....99% they are right and the price they show, for that item, remains the lowest,.
http://www.dealcatcher.com/stores

Later,.. you also chk the price in google shopping and e-bay ( for extra precaution ) and that double confirms you, that you are not getting any cheated of a penny.

Plus, shipping for those above 50 is generally free so,.. you are fine from all the sides,.

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Re: What to look for when buying a watch?

Okay. I will give you a serious response.

>$50,000

In the top end range, you have Patek Phillipe, Audemars Piguet, vacheron constantine, etc. These are in the $50,000+ range.

<$50,000
Below that, you have brands like Rolex, Cartier, IWC, etc. These are mostly $5000+ to get a decent watch.

<$5000
In the $1000 - $5000, you could go for Tag Heuer, Omega, Longines, Brietling, etc.

The above ones are called Time Pieces and not watches. They don't lose a lot of value over time and are treated as jewelry items. Switzerland is famous for producing the best quality time pieces.

<$1000
If I had $1000 to spend, I'd go with lower end of Tag. Movado is a good option, but I personally don't like the look and feel.

<$500
There are several decent brand name options. My pick would be Bulova, Armani Exchange or Hugo Boss. These are identifiable brand names. Another high-quality watch is Swiss Army.

<$100
Go with Fossil or Casio or Swatch.

<$10
Go to Claires or toysrus to pick up some toy watches to tell time.

<$1
Dollar General or Dollar City have $1 watches with chinese brand names.
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Re: What to look for when buying a watch?

If you're an iOS family, then the watch will be obsolete in a few months when Apple Watch rolls out next year: http://www.apple.com/watch/

If you're an Android family, Moto 360 is also turning some heads though there are probably other options: https://moto360.motorola.com/

Either way, just throwing it out there that you may want to consider a smart watch if you haven't already. Of course, if you're picking Fossil over them, then all power to you
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If you're an iOS family, then the watch will be obsolete in a few months when Apple Watch rolls out next year: http://www.apple.com/watch/

If you're an Android family, Moto 360 is also turning some heads though there are probably other options: https://moto360.motorola.com/

Either way, just throwing it out there that you may want to consider a smart watch if you haven't already. Of course, if you're picking Fossil over them, then all power to you
Jewelry watches will never become obselete.
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Sgars, I dont need to ask Rakhi this time. I already have a budget in mind ($300). i am not in Movado range yet.
Have not checked on this, but the smartwatches (Apple or Samsung) could come in that range. And they could be a change from watches in general.
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