A Movado Museum was my first "nice" watch. Sure, they were impressive to me in high school and college, but as I've learned more about horology and different brands (in general) I've drifted away from them. These days I find myself wondering:
1) How do you, the more-knowledgeable-than-average watch geek, view them? Strengths? Weaknesses? Do you feel they have a bit of the "Tag Stigma" about charging too much due to gross advertising costs?
2) How does the layman/public view them? Are they considered just another nice department store brand? Do most people view them as a step up from Seiko and Citizen but lesser than other high quality manufacturers, such as Tag or Bulova?
I've owned several Movado models over the years and found them to be reliable and sharp looking. I will always own a Museum as the design is utterly unique and was the very first to catch my eye and turn me into a watch fanatic. That said, I still own one - a very basic quartz model that's going on 3 years without a battery change, and only one complimentary cleaning (the local store is very helpful).