Well I'm just starting to get really interested in watches. Not to get into too much detail, but my current financial status leaves me more inclined to admire from afar when it comes to really fine pieces. This is why, at the moment, fashion watches have piqued my interests. Having said that, I have a few questions for you (re)fine(d) gentlemen and ladies! (are there ladies on this board? )
First I'd like to justify myself. I greatly admire well made watches, but fashion watches make an easy gift for those of us who have no idea what we want, without breaking the gifters' banks.
So! Here is what I'm wondering:
What are your opinions of Nixon watches? I've seen some things here about various "fashion" brands (that horse seems to be thoroughly beaten in fact), but didn't see much mention of this brand. They offer a few digitals with a unique look that I think would be a great start to my collection.
I would appreciate any feedback if you've experience with any listed companies or models. If you just have an opinion thats ok too. I'm new to this, and I'd love to learn as much as I can. Here are some examples of watches I'm considering:
Nixon Lodown TI Titanium - $125
Nixon Lodown Lime/black - $90
Nixon Sentry - $130-150
Invicta Force Terra Lefty Chrono - $150
Nixon Outsider - $150
I know these aren't going to be the greatest watches in the world, but has anyone had BAD experiences with any of these watches? Anyone see a better price floating around somewhere? I know what I feel is too much to spend, but what do you think is too much for a "fashion" watch? I'm not talking about looks since thats such a subjective matter.
I hope this message is concise enough, or at the very least coherent.
Just in case this is too much to read here is one clear question hopefully everyone will like:
What do you think of these watches? Experience? Just a general impression? I'd love feedback from people "in the know".
Hopefully everyone can keep it just to these specific watches I've posted, but I never begrudge anyone a little thread wander.
I like several versions (read: Colors) of all the Nixon watches I posted, so just in case you want to look at some of them here are the links for the watches I mentioned.