(Closed) Update on me proposing

posted 5 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - Bristol zoo

How about stick with the watch but find a different one? Or maybe find some way of showing him the one he originally liked again? It’s possible he’s convinced himself that he doesn’t like it all that much cause he knows he won’t be able to get it (I’m particularly good at this :3).

Post # 4
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Helper bee

@MrsWe:  Maybe if he says he doesn’t like “flashy” things get him something cute and sentimental? Who says that the engagement “thing” has to be expensive? As much as we all want rings, I think we’d all be fine with a cracker jack box ring, if the sentiment was “will you marry me?” right?

If he likes comics, get him a comic-book watch! Or if he likes cars, get him a cute key chain he’d love or something, you know? I don’t know your guy, but you get the idea.

Good luck!

Post # 5
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Worker bee

There are tons of very nice but not flashy watches out there. If this is for engagement and not sure what your budget is but a good quality automatic in stainless is nice and can stand the test of time versus battery quartz watch it is somethink that can last a lifetime. Valjoux 7750 movement is the classic internal automatic withouggt getting insainly expensive but still pricey. You will have to figure out his non flashy style as a big divers watch may not be his style but omega and breittling make some beautiful watches in the $1500-4000 range in stainless. Hamilton may be a nice classic if he may be into more of a dress watch rather than divers and also a true classic brand in the moderate end of the price spectrum.

 

Less expensive but still great movements Seiko makes a great automatic and a spring drive that is pricey but wonderful. 

Good luck best wishes

Post # 7
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Helper bee

@MrsWe:  good point, but that idea is kind of cracking me up… like the idea of your SO obsessively looking up thousands of watches online, posting on message boards about the kind of watch he wants… very funny image.

Not to say that’s what you’re suggesting… but I think in general he probably hasn’t put THAT much thought into it… just being a guy and all.

Whatever you decide, I’m sure he’ll love it.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

this might be wierd but…

 

i’d propose with an hermes tie ๐Ÿ™‚ beautiful, luxury (but about the same $$ as an MK watch – 350 ish) and he’ll have it forever, and could wear it on your wedding day!

 

maybe an lv wallet or some cufflinks? 

 

obviously it doesn’t have to be designer – i just get the sense that you’re looking for something special that he’ll keep for always, and a gift that won’t get lost in his memory with other gifts.

 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@MrsWe:  i think you should go for it then! if he loved it that much then, he’s probably just forgotten how much he liked it – i’d make sure that you can return it and go for it ๐Ÿ™‚ 

he’ll probably be touched that you remembered and went to the trouble of getting it for him!

Post # 12
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Busy bee

My Darling Husband does this now and then.  He’ll get all excited about something, and then when I question him about it later to see if he might still remember/want it for a gift, he’ll go, “it’s all right.”  In his case, he’s told me that he doesn’t REALLY care that much about most “things”, and that when he does make comments they’re just that – comments.  I don’t know if that helps give you perspective with your man.  

TBH I couldn’t imagine buying a really expensive watch for him when he doesn’t absolutely, really want said watch.  Especially since you wrote in your update that he’s not into designers and “he really doesn’t comment on things”.  It would feel like money down the drain if it ends up sitting in a box on his dresser or something.  

I think the idea to propose with something less expensive but just as/more meaningful is great.  Comic book watch, cracker jack ring, hell, cook him a laaaavish dinner – my Darling Husband would TOTALLY love a homecooked meal over a “thing.”  Get what I’m saying?

Good luck either way!   

Post # 14
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Busy bee

@MrsWe:  I absolutely don’t think you “need” anything with a proposal, but I can understand your questioning it – after all, a lot of women don’t think a proposal is “official” unless they get the bling with it.  ๐Ÿ˜‰  I honestly think the sentiment, and the love behind the proposal is what matters.  If he is cool with you proposing, I think he would love to have dinner with you and have you ask the question.  At least this is what my Darling Husband told me when I just asked him his opinion!  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

This makes me laugh. If I was you I would probably keep the rose watch if you already bought it, but propose with some sort of gummy/edible watch if they have them somewhere. When he looks confused tell him you HAD the rose watch but since he decided it was “just alright” you decided he should pick out his one engagement watch…then if he says he liked the rose watch a lot you can surprise him by getting it out of the closet or something.

That’s something I would do though and I know my SO would laugh. If it’s not what you’re going for, don’t do that haha

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