Hey guys, I have a fashion-related quandry. I'd like a new watch for myself - something nice but not terribly expensive. This is just a little gift to myself that I'd hope to have for a couple of years. I'd like to keep the maximum price around $250, but I would be open to spending up to $400 or so - as long as the watch is at a really good deal (i.e. a watch with a $1250 retail price for $450 or something). I would not spend the $250 at full-retail, I would rather get a $500 watch for $250. Currently, the watch I wear nearly every day is a Wenger (swiss army design) in stainless steel with a croc band. The retail price was around $400 (I paid less), plus the cost of the band. I also have a Victorinox in stainless steel (case and band) with a red dial, a Victorinox in matte black aluminum with a black strap, and a gold Citizen with a black dial. I rarely (once a year or so) wear the latter three. I'd like something casual - a 'sports' watch - nothing too dressy. I'd like stainless steel, but gold accents might be okay. I plan on purchasing a 'dress' watch in the near future, so right now I would just like something casual. I've been looking at Locman and like their designs, especially the Chronographs. I found the following on ebay for about 50% off retail: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....78&rd=1 ($400, but if I hear good things about it I don't mind) http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....83&rd=1 (Locman, $160) My local TJ Maxx also has a TechnoMarine (from the TechnoSport line) that looks cool. The only thing I don't really like is that the strap is rubber (blue, plus it comes with a spare gray strap) and the unusual design of the strap would prevent me from switching in a stainless steel one. They are selling it for $250, which I believe is around 50% off retail. Any word on TechnoSport? Another area TJ Maxx has some Ebel watches (around $600 though), and a very nice looking Versace ($1600), though I think the Versace fetches a premium for the name.
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6/20/04 at 1:08am