We all want a prestige watch. But, let’s face it how can we justify thousands of dollars for something that we can we can’t get in and drive from A to B? My father is wearing the same Citizen watch he’s had for 30 years and it hasn’t skipped a beat.
The other consideration is an everyday watch will receive everyday wear and tear. The last thing we want is to knock, dent or scratch our luxury watch because I was out with the lads and had a few and got a little careless.
Thankfully there is a lot out there that sits in the excellent time piece, yet affordable and less of a tragedy when you mistreat it. I believe it was Timex that used the advertising slogan “It takes a licking and it keeps on ticking”. That’s the watch for me.
Fun fact. The Swiss watch was considered the best money could buy. In the late 1960’s the Swiss were introduced to Quartz technology (battery operated watches) and they laughed it out of the country. The Japanese jumped onto the idea and the Swiss watch market share went from over 50% to 10% in the 1970’s. I could be making those number up, but you get the idea.
Check out some hot watches that shouldn’t hurt you too much financially, but still look great.
Bulova Men’s Black Leather Strap Watch
43mm Stainless Steel Case / Black Leather Strap / Black Textured Dial / Date Window / Luminous Hands and Markers / Mineral Crystal / Japanese Quartz Movement / Water Resistant to 30 Meters – $110
Seiko Men’s 5 Automatic Round Face Nylon Strap Watch
Men’s Series: 5, Automatic movement, Stainless Steel Case, 36mm Case, 10mm Case back, See throughCrown, Non Screw DownBezel, FixedDial Color: Black Markers: Luminous – $159.67
Citizen Men’s CA0649-06X Brycen Eco-Drive
Citizen Brycen Ivory Dial Leather Strap Men’s Watch CA0649-06X. 44 mm stainless steel case with black aluminium bezel, an ivory dial, a mineral crystal, grey luminescent hands, and black index hour markers. Minute markers around the rim. Date window at the 3 o’clock position. Logo above the date window. Chronograph with 3 subdials: 60-second, 60-minute, and 24-Hour. Hands: hours, minutes, and seconds. Case thickness of 17 mm. Push / pull crown. 26 mm brown leather strap with a buckle clasp. Eco drive movement and water resistant up to 100 meters. Style: dress watches. Brycen series.26 Mm Brown Tone Leather Strap With A Buckle Clasp. 44 Mm Round Stainless Steel And Aluminium Case With A Ivory Analog Dial. Water Resistant Up To 100 Meters. – $295