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Are Michael Kors watches any good?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Swagged, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Swagged

    Swagged Well-Known Member

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  2. reidrothchild

    reidrothchild Senior member

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    I know nothing about watches, but I don't think many on this forum would approve of a Michael Kors watch. My wife watches Project Runway, so I could never buy one simply because I wouldn't want to hear his annoying voice in my head every time I looked at my watch. That being said, I generally think the Michael Kors watches I've seen have nice designs. If you like the way it looks, I say buy it. If you're looking to save your money for a SF-approved time piece, you'll have a lot of saving to do to bridge the gap between this watch and even the lower tier of SF-approved brands like Tag Heuer or Baume and Mercier. Basically, until you're ready to spend over $1k on a watch, just buy what you think looks good.
     


  3. Hayward

    Hayward Senior member

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    More to the point, don't buy a watch from a brand which does not make watches it's primary (preferably only) business.
     


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    especially that one
     


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    For the same amount of money, I would get a stainless steel Seiko or Bulova.

    I my opinion, goldtone watches look kind of gaudy. I would suggest a fairly conservative stainless steel watch with hour/minute/seconds hands and date. Much more versatile and much more classy.

    Chris
     


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    Reggs Senior member

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    I was just looking at MK watches this morning. Are you buying for your mother too?
     


  8. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    I would never refer to an MK watch as an investment. I agree with getting a Seiko or a Tissot for watches under $500. Check the poor man's watch thread for others.
     


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    Is anything Michael Kors good?
     


  10. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    Depends on whether you are talking mens or womens stuff.
     


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    Swagged Well-Known Member

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    Got it. Thanks everyone for your replies, you guys sure did help. I've decided to save my money for a more quality watch from a business whose focus is primarily watches...I'll check into the poor mans watch thread (ugh, that just sounds so bad, but life is life). Hopefully, in a couple of years I can afford a SF-approved [Rolex] watch. Lol.
     
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    Patek Senior member

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    I don't know who in SF approved Rolex. It is certainly on my DB list along with Panerai.
     


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    I would hope that Patek is not on your list. ;)
     


  14. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    Not at all. Besides, only watch affectionados know what they are. My daily wear is a 14k gold vintage JLC (1957) with a gator strap.

    Rolexes say: "I have no idea what a good watch is but I'm very impressionable to advertising and I wanted to show the world/easily impressionable people that I had $8k to burn and [lack of] taste to match!"
     


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    I actually like the styling of Rolexes. I think a vintage Explorer looks quite nice as a casual watch. That said, I also have no idea about watches and don't pretend to be knowledgeable on anything other than what I think looks cool.
     
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