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Your favorite watch under $135

Ahheck01

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Hey guys, I'll get right to the point. I'm a poor 22-year-old, but I'm tired of being poorly dressed. I've got another thread going about clothes, but I'm curious about what watches out there look sharp and classy for under $135 (was going to say $100, but meh, I wouldn't rule out a $120 or so if it's way better).

Most of the time I'll be in business-casual attire, with a button-down shirt, no tie.

I'm tall (6'6") and thin (175lbs). I'm very open to suggestions, but I don't like bulky. Suggest away - thanks for being understanding of my budget!

-Evan
 

grimslade

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Orvis makes some nice quartz watches.
 

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plain as pudding Timex! It's cheap, retro (or rather, timeless), and not bulky.

Then spend the extra $100 on whatever.





J.Crew is selling a Timex for $150 now
 

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The $135 really kills it. I had a great suggestion, but it's $147.
 
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+1 on the Timex. I have three of them (a 'dress' Timex, one with a funky orange strap, and an Ironman that I wear on the rare occassions that I run), and they've never missed a beat.

Otherwise, what do Skagen's cost in the real world? They'd be around the mark, right?

Finally, keep an eye on Overstock.com - found some great deals there recently.
 

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Depends on your style. Watches are a very subtle way to, in my opinion, put the final touch on your style. Someone who wears a Tag differs from someone who wears an Oris, if we're in the mid-price range. In your price range... If you have more of a traditional American stle, maybe I'd buy this Hamilton: http://www.overstock.com/Jewelry-Wat...1/product.html I don't mind Nixon watches either, if you want something that looks a little more edgy. A Nixon watch can last for a few years. http://www.nixonnow.com If you have an outdoorsy style, get a Timex. I'm about to get one, and put a grosgrain strap on it for a prep touch.
 

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Timex (20501) Easy Reader. Put it on a grosgrain strap of your choosing.
 

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I confirm the elegance and originality of Skagen watches. I like Seiko as well (like the one I wear every day) for the style and robustness but it may be hard to find one in this price range.
 

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+1 on the Skagen. I like the clean faces (even when it's got three complications, it's somehow neat and open), thin body and overall design. Received one as a gift about a year ago and have since used it as a great casual weekend watch.
 

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Originally Posted by Hard2Fit
Timex (20501) Easy Reader.
Put it on a grosgrain strap of your choosing.



Pics below aren't mine, but I rock the grosgrain strap Timex about 75% of the time.



 

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Originally Posted by crazyquik
plain as pudding Timex! It's cheap, retro (or rather, timeless), and not bulky.

Then spend the extra $100 on whatever.





J.Crew is selling a Timex for $150 now


150 dollars for that cheap looking thing. You can get that for ten dollars somewhere.
 

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