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Forget clothes, let's talk watches

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Inky_Wretch, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I have a little bit of a watch fetish. I'm sure I'm not alone here.

    I've got eight of them. From a Timex Ironman to some nice vintage watches that I only wear on special occasions. But I'm getting that urge to buy another one, so aside from eBay what are some of the Web site where I can score the best deal?
     
  2. MrWrite

    MrWrite Member

    Since I only own one watch (that I wear, at least), I can't help you find great deals. But I can say I love my watch. It's a Fossil, and it's great.
     
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

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    Make me an offer. They're all genuine.
     
  4. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    The only watch I've had since elementary school (one of those awesome calculator watches Screech wore) was a gift from my girlfriend in high school. It took a ride in the washer seven years ago, and I haven't purchased another since then.
     
  5. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    I've never worn watches. Never saw the need, especially with cell phones. I always have my phone with me, so I always know what time it is.
     
  6. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    I'm sure there are some Plain-Dealer staffers who might need a couple ...
     
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Where do you think I got these?

    I figure if they don't know what time it is and miss deadline often enough there may be a opening or two on the staff.

    Capiche?
     
  8. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Ah, now I get it.

    Did you throw one to Phil Savage while you're in the area? His time is probably running short.
     
  9. Dr. J

    Dr. J Member

    Overstock.com
     
  10. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    I have one wrist watch. It's my heart-rate monitor and I rarely wear it outside the gym or when not on the bike. I'm a traditional guy and like leather bands and simple faces but I haven't worn a watch for a couple of years. I loathe digital watches and won't wear one unless it's the forementioned HRM.

    Nowadays, my cell phone is my watch.

    Not much help to you on this thread, I guess. But then again, when is SportsJournalists.com restricted to only helpful posts?
     
  11. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Inky, I've always had that, too. I lean toward big, heavy watches. When I grow up (or when I have more money than I need) I'm getting an Omega ... Anyhow, like the clothes thread, this one leads to Costco and BJs. There's a pretty good selection on Overstock.com. If you don't mind it being used, I've seen some intersting stuff on craigslist.
     
  12. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    My everyday watch is a Hamilton Khaki quartz watch that I bought on overstock.com for $80 (list $245). I also have two mechanical (windup) watches, an ooooollllllld Timex and some cheap Russian-made thing that I bought online from Vermont Country Store. The windups are basically there if the Hamilton needs a repair or the battery dies, one in the car and one at home.

    Watch snobs dislike quartz watches, preferring mechanicals of the windup or automatic variety. I am not a watch snob -- I'd like a Hamilton automatic, but not so much that I'd spend $400 for one. I wore Timex almost all my life until I bought the Hamilton, taking about a five-year break to wear a Swiss Army watch that my wife gave me. I like simple-looking watches, not something that draws attention.
     
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