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Which one of these two Skagen watches should I buy?

markbao

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I'm enamored with both, but I can't seem to choose one or the other. What do you think? Click for larger size.
 

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Haven't heard of them, but I prefer the black face one to the other.
 

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Neither! I owned one of those watches about 10 years ago and they are the loudest watches I have ever heard. You can easily hear the tick of the second hand, especially when sleeping which is highly annoying! If a person has sensitive hearing it is possible to hear the ticking from across the room it is so loud. I could even hear it through a desk drawer once I got a new watch and put the Skagen away. Horrible. AVOID.
 

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Originally Posted by boo1234
Neither! I owned one of those watches about 10 years ago and they are the loudest watches I have ever heard. You can easily hear the tick of the second hand, especially when sleeping which is highly annoying! If a person has sensitive hearing it is possible to hear the ticking from across the room it is so loud. I could even hear it through a desk drawer once I got a new watch and put the Skagen away. Horrible. AVOID.

Someone who joined a forum just to write an "omg this sukz" post is probably not the best source...

I have a ti skagen watch and I like it just fine. I can't hear it on my wrist let alone across the room.

Sure, the movements are nothing special but the design of their pieces are often quite nice.

I like the dark face one better.
 

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I also bought a Skagen about 10 years ago. The quality may have changed in the last decade, but in 2000, they were pretty bad. The one I owend went through two batteries in the span of a year, and the bracelet links actually rusted.
 

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Thank you all. I might jump for the black one.
 

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I don't like any of them, but if I was forced to pick one it would be #2.
 

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Originally Posted by otc
Someone who joined a forum just to write an "omg this sukz" post is probably not the best source...

I have a ti skagen watch and I like it just fine. I can't hear it on my wrist let alone across the room.

Sure, the movements are nothing special but the design of their pieces are often quite nice.

I like the dark face one better.


Just because I am new does not mean that I do not have a valid point. If you look at reviews for any of those skagen watches, you will see the same criticisms about the loud ticking noise from many of the watches. Perhaps, some people are more sensitive to the noise than you.
 

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Originally Posted by boo1234
rant rant rant...You can easily hear the tick of the second hand, especially when sleeping which is highly annoying! ..rant rant rant

It looks to me as though the white-faced watch has no second hand. So, y'know, it's got that going for it. Which is nice.

Possible alternative, if you like inexpensive minimalism, for about sixty bucks on Overstock:

 

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I'll be the contrarian and say the white one is nicer (to me).
 

markbao

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why do you say that?
 

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