Affordable 'gold' watch

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  1. #1
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    Affordable 'gold' watch


    I was wondering of you guys could give me some models/brands of 'gold' watches that are payable (around 400 eur / 500 usd).

    I know that for that price I will not get the best quality, that is why i wanted to know the best models/brands of gold watches around that price range.

    At the moment, I'm thinking of buying the Michael Kors Navy Blue Everest Chronograph (MK8267). Does anyone have experience with this model?

    What about the quality of the 'gold'? Are there better alternatives in a similar price range?

    Thank you in advance,

    Kind regards.

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    Member portauto's Avatar
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    Re: Affordable 'gold' watch

    That MK is gold-tone stainless steel.. it's a bit tacky for a man to wear a false gold watch. Also I don't believe that specific model has a working chronograph, so it's trying to be something that it is not.

    In your search you may want to look at gold-plated watches instead. Gold-plated watches do not have longevity as the gold will wear off over time, but they can certainly be found within budget. I would suggest checking in the Affordables Forum.

    Kindest Regards,

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    Member Gary123's Avatar
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    Re: Affordable 'gold' watch

    Do you mean solid gold or gold plate?

    Solid gold, would be a low end brand and pre owned.

    Gold plate, would be almost any brand you like in that price range. But gold plating eventually wears off and the watch would then be throw away.

    Good luck.
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    Moderator Public Forum John MS's Avatar
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    Re: Affordable 'gold' watch

    When you ask about the gold quality I don't understand what you are askng for. If the watch is 10k, 14k or 18k then it will be made of a gold alloy containing some % of gold. Otherwise it will be made of a base metal plated with gold of thickness from a few microns on up. If you are looking fir the gold color style but don't want an alloy watch at current gold prices then plated is the way to go. And no one will care enough to take the time to figure out the gold content of your watch. Beside you of course.

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    Re: Affordable 'gold' watch

    if you go base metal + gold tone, then go PVD not plating. i had a movado gold pvd and i used it for maybe 6 years without fading, including desk diving marks.

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    Re: Affordable 'gold' watch

    I honestly don't think I'd go for a 'gold' watch in that price range. As others have said you'll either get something gold tone that could look quite tacky, or you will get something plated that may show signs of wearing out after a relatively short period of time (depending on your own personal wear of the watch of course). I think I'd be more inclined to look for a used vintage solid piece if I really wanted a gold watch.

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