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Woman's Watch: Gift for Wife

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr. Pink, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. Mr. Pink

    Mr. Pink Senior member

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    This may seem like an odd place to ask this question but there are many here with style and a sense of value, so:

    My wife's birthday is coming up. I know she'd love a new watch but I'm broke. $500 or maybe $600 is the most I can spend. She likes watches that are small with metal bracelets. Her current watch is a Raymond Weil Parsifal that she doesn't love. She lost an Ebel wave that she did love. Any suggestions for something interesting in this price range?
     


  2. kronik

    kronik Senior member

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    If you're broke, you should save, drop 60 bucks at the grocery and cook her a nice dinner.. then buy her a watch that you know she'd love when she isn't expecting it. [​IMG]
     


  3. DM.ru

    DM.ru Well-Known Member

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    Try Longines...you may find something in this price range...even new.
     


  4. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Senior member

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    I can't help but wonder too, if perhaps this isn't the best time to 'do' a watch, for your wife? How about a lovely, lovely scarf? Perhaps a great fragrance? How about something for her dresser top? A high quality, hand held mirror is something all women seem to love. Still, if your heart is set on a watch, you should be able to find something quite presentable, for five hundred dollars. Or, less.
     


  5. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

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    Get your priorities straight and do something better with your $500 than a luxury item, i.e., completely unnecessary, for your wife. It's a very good thought, but not prudent. Your wife should understand this.
     


  6. Mr. Pink

    Mr. Pink Senior member

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    Get your priorities straight and do something better with your $500 than a luxury item, i.e., completely unnecessary, for your wife. It's a very good thought, but not prudent. Your wife should understand this.

    I think I'm capable of setting my own priorities. Perhaps I should have written more precisely. "Broke" is a relative term. Let's put it this way: I can, and will, spend about $500 on a birthday present for my wife. I can't, and won't, spend $5000 this year. So, from my perspective, I'm too "broke" to look at expensive watches. That being said, if I could find an interesting and nice watch for $500 or $600 for her, I'd buy it. If I can't, I'll find something else in that price range. So, does anyone have a suggestion for an interesting woman's watch in this price range?
     


  7. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Senior member

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    Vintage, vintage, vintage.

    Ebay.
     


  8. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    i bought a raymond weil for my mother a while back more than 10 years ago and it still is a lovely watch that she wears and enjoys.
    for a women's watch imo it is more form and style over function so you dont have to think movado, gucci, or vuitton is out of the picture, you can definitely get those watches in that range.
    and i think they are fashionable and stylish enough to be worn as luxury accessories and enjoyed by your wife.

    the thing that brings me to "broke" state (in my gift purchasing budget) is the fact that my wife (and yours too probably) covet too many different accessories for me to keep track of.
    sunglasses (this is the hot accessory now) , shoes, boots, watches, tiffany, eyeglass frames, wallets, HANDBAGS, hair stuff, expensive cosmetics stuff, skin care stuff, ..danng.
    i cant keep up with it. that is not even including regular jewelry like diamonds, necklaces, and bracelets.

    for me the only luxury i own is shoes. i guess i m not trying to answer anything you asked, just sharing as well. i hope you find something good for your wife. it is a never ending purchasing with the spouse.
     


  9. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    anything interesting for $500 right now? is your wife into keeping up with fashion?
    sunglasses by chanel , paul stuart, oliver peoples are hot right now. they are around 250-400 dollars retail .
    i also was looking into a guccissima wallet , that is $380 retail.
    vuitton has a very beautiful white monogram wallet (pricey though , $700 ) but it is very beautiful and she probably will love it.

    or you can bring home something in a famous tiffany box maybe a nice little ring or bracelet or chain necklace in their sterling silver that is very popular. all under $500 .
     


  10. LabelKing

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    You can get a nice vintage watch made in platinum with small diamonds for about that price.
     


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    You can get a nice vintage watch made in platinum with small diamonds for about that price.
    My mother loves her's.
     


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    Classic watch and can be bought within your price range.
     


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    i applaud you for your thoughtfulness. yes, it may sound corny, but it IS the thought that counts, and i'm pretty sure your wife will love whatever watch you find for her- heck you are an SF member!!! [​IMG] on a sidenote: i bought my wife a bathroom scale last xmas, and i never heard the end of it.
     


  14. kronik

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    on a sidenote: i bought my wife a bathroom scale last xmas, and i never heard the end of it.

    Dude, you've got some set of grapes on you.
     


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