Hey guys I really needed an opinion here!
I'm interested in buying a Movado Gravity (Carbon face, black rubber strap) as it is pretty lightweight and comfortable and a different look than anything I have.
The ordeal (not a huge one) I have is where to buy it. I can buy it online for $360 at WatchMaxx, but of course you don't get the warranty via Movado. I called them and they said a battery swap would run $35-50, and a full service repair on something like the movement would be $180.
My jewelry store here in NYC has them for $600 out the door with the Movado warranty for 2 years.
This isn't a super crazy high end watch. It also doesn't have any super crazy sophisticated movement in it. Do you think it'd be an okay move to save the $240 off the bat? Essentially a battery swap and a full service repair would need to occur to even make it up. I don't know much about reliability of Movado's besides a lot of posters here ripping on them. That being said, I'm not in it for the movement or craftsmanship, just a bit of a fashion statement with a mega comfortable wear.
Thoughts? Thank you!