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    Fashionable watches for around $500?

    I am about to graduate college and would like to buy a nice watch for summer job/graduate school.

    Movado Bold Silver Dial Stainless Steel Men's Watch 3600257 - Bold - Movado - Shop Watches by Brand - Jomashop

    This is what I am currently looking at. I know citizen and seiko offer really nice watches, but I those Brands don't really appeal to me. Kinda of a douchy thing to say I know :(

    Any suggestions?

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    Re: Fashionable watches for around $500?

    Hang around and check the WRUW (what are you wearing) threads on the Affordable forum and Public forum to see what's out there. Literally thousands of options to choose from.

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    Nothing wrong with the Movado you are eyeing. Get it if that's what you like.
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    My phone is operating at a snail's pace, so I can't view the Movado to get a feel for your style, but if you're looking for some alternate brand suggestions, have a look at Frederique Constant, Mido, Hamilton, Tissot and Certina as well. All offer some very nice models (of similar quality) for around $500.

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    Re: Fashionable watches for around $500?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eskibot View Post
    I am about to graduate college and would like to buy a nice watch for summer job/graduate school.

    Movado Bold Silver Dial Stainless Steel Men's Watch 3600257 - Bold - Movado - Shop Watches by Brand - Jomashop

    This is what I am currently looking at. I know citizen and seiko offer really nice watches, but I those Brands don't really appeal to me. Kinda of a douchy thing to say I know :(

    Any suggestions?
    Nah, you're not douchy for having a personal preference. Seiko and Citizen offer some great values, so they're worth checking out, but if none of them catch your fancy you don't want to have a watch you don't like just because it was a good deal. Hamilton and Victorinox have some good options in that price range, especially through the gray market. Personally I'm not a fan of Movado because of the way they stole their design from Nathan George Horwitt. The original watch with that design was made by Vacheron Constantin, but Movado started making cheap knockoffs and somehow hit it big. They never credited the creator or paid him licensing, but after he died they started including him in their promotions as if he was working alongside them the whole time. In terms of watchmaking, Movados are nothing to write home about either.

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    Re: Fashionable watches for around $500?

    1. Purchase a watch that has a look you like or at a minimum can tolerate or learn to like.
    2. Purchase a watch that has good reviews and a decent quality (such as ETA movements).
    3. Purchase a watch that you expect to wear at least during your internship of a professional setting.
    4. Purchase a watch you can read at different times of the day.
    5. Consider a formerly owned watch from the classified section. You will likely get a much higher caliber watch for the same cost (more bang for the buck).

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    Re: Fashionable watches for around $500?

    Search that site for a nice Hamilton Jazzmaster silver dial automatic. With a service every 5 years or so the watch will last a life time. Hamilton Jazzmaster Viewmatic Men's Watch H32665151 - Jazzmaster - Hamilton - Shop Watches by Brand - Jomashop
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    The Movado you like is quartz. Is that your preference, or are you open to a mechanical watch? Either way, take your time and (as suggested above) spend some time on the WRUW threads to get a feel for what's out there.
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    Re: Fashionable watches for around $500?

    Quote Originally Posted by ajbutler13 View Post
    The Movado you like is quartz. Is that your preference, or are you open to a mechanical watch? Either way, take your time and (as suggested above) spend some time on the WRUW threads to get a feel for what's out there.
    actually would much prefer automatic, but from what I've seen those would be more expensive

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    Re: Fashionable watches for around $500?

    Quote Originally Posted by joseph80 View Post
    Search that site for a nice Hamilton Jazzmaster silver dial automatic. With a service every 5 years or so the watch will last a life time. Hamilton Jazzmaster Viewmatic Men's Watch H32665151 - Jazzmaster - Hamilton - Shop Watches by Brand - Jomashop
    oooh, actually considering this!
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