Help me pick out an Engagement Watch for FI!

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I love that first one!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I bought my FI a Projects watch as an Xmas gift a few years ago… he wears it just about every day. It’s a little more conceptual than these two, but it’s all black. That particular style was called “Reveal” I think.

As an engagment gift, I bought him a classic Movado. He wears that to formal events, both personal and business. He was thrilled with it when I gave it to him – he thought he wouldn’t be able to have a Movado until he was older.

Out of your picks above, I like the second watch better. More classic, cleaner lines, can transition into slightly more dressy events if he’s in a bind. I don’t like the band though.

I actually made a scale drawing of two watches I wanted to give him, and asked him to try them on his wrist. I’m glad I did, because one was HUGE and the Movado was perfect. they were just blank pieces of paper shaped like watches. I tried to do it while he was sleeping but gave up when I realized I really needed his input.
You can draw them to scale on a piece of paper, most manufacturers include dimensions with the watch specs.

Post # 7
Hostess
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Sugar Beekeeper

I love the second one.

My husband loves Gucci watches, he has a couple now. They seem to last a long time and can be dressed up or down.

ETA: Oops, sorry overlooked your price point! 🙁

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I definitely like the first watch the best out of all. I like the face of the second watch more, but not the band. If you want, one day we can go shopping and look at some different ones. I bought my FI a Ted Baker watch that he loved, it’s a black too and transitions well from day to night. 

 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I love the first Ben Sherman watch.  I think it is different, you don’t see Ben Sherman watches too often.  It is classic, but still a little edgy with the red accents!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

You could look into purchasing a different band for the second watch, and replacing it before you give it to him.

Actually, if you wanted to, you could buy a few and give them as a gift along with the watch, so he can change the look if he likes.

FI has a watch with a bright orange band… even though he never wears bright colors. You never know what a guy will like!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

@Esperanzy:  I AM DYING TO BUY MY FI THIS WATCH on groupon but im not allowed to buy any more random things until weve paid off this wedding 🙁

Anyway I just had a look and found this one on groupon. These are reduced from $400 to $45

 

 

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