Post # 1
I am thinking of getting a watch for my FI’s wedding gift. However, I don’t have a lot to spend and I know very little about watches! I would love to be able to get him an heirloom piece like a Cartier or Omega watch, but there’s no way I can justify the expense. Does anyone have a tip about a “nice” watch under $1000? I was thinking Seiko or Citizen … or is it possible to find a more expensive watch at an outlet store, ebay, or one that is refurbished at a lower price? Any advice would be greatly appreciated 🙂
Post # 2
I love the look of Movado ones!
Also, if you have a winners/tjxmaxx near you they sell really nice higher end watches at a slight discount. My husband loves watches and I buy a few from there.
Post # 3
I love Movado, Burberry or Tissot for mens watches. You can easilly find those under 1k. I usually steer away from Seiko or Citizen since most of them don’t have the sapphire crystal face that the 3 I mentioned do. This part is important to me since it makes the face more scratch resistant. I stopped by mineral crystal cause the face gets beat up (or maybe I’m just bad with watches), but my sapphire face watch don’t have a scratch on it even after 10+ years!
Check out watches at nordstromrack.com, neiman and bloomingdales, the have watches for sale all th time. If you don’t mind grey market (authentic watches, but not authorized dealers), check out ashford.com.
Post # 4
Try Christopher Ward https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Ward_(watchmaker) – you get a lot for your money…have a look at some reviews on watch fans forums.
I got my FI one as his “engagement” present, he loves it. You can often find promo codes too.
Post # 5
Thank you for asking this I need the same info!!
anyone anything about Luxurman brand?
Post # 6
pinkshoes : Thank you! I’ve seen some Tissot ones that look very nice – I will look into those more 🙂
jellybellynelly : Ohhh we do have Winners; I hadn’t thought of looking there! Thank you!
Post # 7
Shinola is all the rage where I live right now. Their watches start around 575$. They’re the only watch company made in the USA currently. I gave my fiancé this watch a few years ago and he loves it!
Post # 8
rosabelle : Do you live in a major city? I think it will be the last week of feb/first week of march that they host their Runway event, where they bring in extra high end merch. its usually only 1-2 stores per city though. I’ve seen some really nice watches at that time. Also leading up to xmas they will likely have more stock in, so check back often. Keep the receipt and you can always return it if you find something you lik ebetter!
Post # 9
rosabelle : Movado is the way to go I got my husband a watch as a wedding gift I used Jet.com I found a watch that was worth 2 thousand dollars in other stores and found it on Jet.com for $1299 it was this one take a look you will save so much money on Jet.com type in movado watches you’ll see they have the best prices… https://jet.com/product/Movado-Sapphire-Silver-Mirror-Mens-Watch-0606093/bee73f10dac94fe697f7adc7e9eafd3c
and yes they are real!
Post # 10
VintageGirl1020 : Thank you! I will see if i can find something similar in Canada …. I want to avoid paying customs and US$ if I can 🙂
jellybellynelly : I hadn’t heard about the runway event; I will look into that for sure!
Post # 11
I’ve always been a fan of Citizen. Love their watches, and very affordable. I’ve had my white gold Citizen EcoDrive since 2010 and I’ve never had any issues with it– and I wear it literally every day.
Post # 12
I second Shinola! Very cool stuff.