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Buying a Watch

Hey guys. So I just posted a thread about jobs i know but I have some money saved up and I just got a job today at a nice restaraunt! Anyway, I was given grad money by my parents for this specific reason. Im looking to buy a watch for up to 200-600$. What brands would you guys recommend? I was looking at mostly black band watches but Im open. List some brands or thoughts please!

Surely you have some better use for that money than a watch. How about tuition,books etc…

Save your money dude. Trust me.

I knew that this would be your guys’ ideas but my parents are wanting me to buy a watch. I know it sounds ridic but my parents gave me the money with the intention to spend. It was part of my grandfather’s money that passed and my mom wants the kids to spend it on something we want. Not rent, or books, or tuition. But thanks for the replies thus far!

[quote]BallinBoss wrote:
I knew that this would be your guys’ ideas but my parents are wanting me to buy a watch. I know it sounds ridic but my parents gave me the money with the intention to spend. It was part of my grandfather’s money that passed and my mom wants the kids to spend it on something we want. Not rent, or books, or tuition. But thanks for the replies thus far![/quote]
LOL that would’ve been pretty useful background to start with

My bad man. I was trying to keep it short. But yes my parents would almost be bummed if I didn’t buy something I wanted. Suggestions now? Been looking around but it’s pretty rough.

I’m not really a watch guy brah. If it were me, I’d probably dedicate the money to my nutrient uptake.

[quote]spar4tee wrote:
I’m not really a watch guy brah. If it were me, I’d probably dedicate the money to my nutrient uptake.[/quote]
You would eat your parents’ memory of your grandfather instead of turning it into a memento?
That’s kinda sad.

Hamilton is a mid-range (price wise) American brand…that is if you’re American.

Christopher Ward watches are really nice. http://www.ablogtoread.com/ rated Christopher Ward watches as a great entry level luxury watch.

http://www.christopherward-usa.com/

I used to have a Citizen Eco-Drive (stolen from the locker room at the gym … partly my fault for leaving it in there) that I was in love with … you never have to change the battery on those suckers, they’re sleek looking and great for out doors, casual and semi-formal occasions/work … They come in different varieties to fit your tastes … I had a Skyhawk with clasp polyurethane band that they (unfortunately) discontinued … I fuckin’ loved that watch

[quote]TooHuman wrote:

[quote]spar4tee wrote:
I’m not really a watch guy brah. If it were me, I’d probably dedicate the money to my nutrient uptake.[/quote]
You would eat your parents’ memory of your grandfather instead of turning it into a memento?
That’s kinda sad.[/quote]
He’s turning it into himself. Not sad.

Do you want a watch? Is there nothing you’d rather buy? New phone, TV, computer, speakers, car… I’d find it hard to justify spending that much on a watch since a 10000 dollar swiss watch can’t tell time better than a 20 dollar Casio, but if you’d find pleasure in buying a watch, do it.

Clearly you guys don’t understand the intricacies of ballin’…

Thanks for the suggestions guys. Im going to look up all the brands you’ve listed.

On a side note, my name was quickly just made up lol. Dont judge

[quote]Nards wrote:
Hamilton is a mid-range (price wise) American brand…that is if you’re American.

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Yes, I am in America. Ill look it up

[quote]Nards wrote:
Hamilton is a mid-range (price wise) American brand…that is if you’re American.

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This would be my choice. I think the model is king khaki or something. Classy and timeless.

Nixon makes some Sharp watches. I have a square faced watch called “The Playa”, and I love it. It’s actually the only semi-nice jewelry I currently own. I’ll upload a pic later.

[quote]TooHuman wrote:

[quote]spar4tee wrote:
I’m not really a watch guy brah. If it were me, I’d probably dedicate the money to my nutrient uptake.[/quote]
You would eat your parents’ memory of your grandfather instead of turning it into a memento?
That’s kinda sad.[/quote]
My grandfather’s memory enabling me to advance my pursuit of superhuman strength = sad?

With cell phones I have no need for a watch anymore, my last one was Victorinox which I liked, they have a lot in your price range.

[quote]WhiteFlash wrote:
Nixon makes some Sharp watches. I have a square faced watch called “The Playa”, and I love it. It’s actually the only semi-nice jewelry I currently own. I’ll upload a pic later.[/quote]

Agreed. I have a couple nixons myself…nice watches.