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    Watch for wife?

    I am looking for a watch for the wife, but am clueless about women's watches.

    She is looking to spend about $150 and has very little criteria in terms of manual vs automatic, style, etc.

    Any recommendations?
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    Re: Watch for wife?

    Quote Originally Posted by tallguylehigh View Post
    I am looking for a watch for the wife
    Who wants to make the obligatory joke about trades?


    Does she want a mechanical? Please know that I'm not being sexist here - most women don't want the hassle of winding or setting so they prefer quartz's simplicity. Bulova makes a lot of styles. She should be able to find one amongst their offerings and she'll recognize the name (which I've also found to be important with women).

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    Re: Watch for wife?

    I recently got my wife a really nice Seiko 5.



    Looks much better in person, too.
    I think I may like that little watch more than she does.
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    Re: Watch for wife?

    Quote Originally Posted by tallguylehigh View Post
    I am looking for a watch for the wife, but am clueless about women's watches.

    She is looking to spend about $150 and has very little criteria in terms of manual vs automatic, style, etc.

    Any recommendations?
    Silver or gold tone?
    Dressy or casual/sporty?
    Leather band or bracelet?
    What does she wear now?
    What styles has she expressed interest in if any?
    Brand loyalty?

    Answer those and Im sure I can come up with some reccomendations for you.
    Off the cuff Id say look at Seiko or Citizen,Bulova is also a good.

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    Re: Watch for wife?

    if your budget is a little more there are some very sharp ladies Citizen watches.........imho, they're even better looking than the competitive Seikos.

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    Re: Watch for wife?

    If my wife is any indication, they like bling -- I bought her a couple of watches that ended up being something I liked or thought that she would like, based on WIS tendencies. Just like the Seiko 5 suggested by another poster, no offense.

    As it turns out, she thought they were boring. She wanted style, flash, that sort of thing. She ended up buying herself a watch I would have never picked out in a million years. At least it was cheap...

    On the other hand, when the new Lum-Tec A5 in black PVD with orange numbers appeared in the mailbox, she grabbed it and loves it and wears it to work. Don't ask me why, I guess it's somehow an anti-bling bling thing.

    I've been married 33 years, you think I can figure it out? No way...

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    Re: Watch for wife?

    Quote Originally Posted by tallguylehigh View Post

    Any recommendations?
    Yes, this is very simple.

    LET HER PICK IT OUT.

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    Re: Watch for wife?

    Quote Originally Posted by beshannon View Post
    Yes, this is very simple.

    LET HER PICK IT OUT.
    Amen to that!!!! I cannot imagine buying a watch for my wife, without her active participation (having just finished the process, with her active participation).
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    Re: Watch for wife?

    I would never trade my watch for a wife......

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    Re: Watch for wife?

    Quote Originally Posted by beshannon View Post
    Yes, this is very simple.

    LET HER PICK IT OUT.
    Yes, this is an absolute "must". The same thing with jewelry - maybe even moreso with a watch. It does take the surprise out of it, but trust me, this is one of the only ways to know for certain that she'll get something she likes. Of course, she could do like my wife and cut out a picture of the watch she wants and put the picture on the refridgerator until you buy it - that would be another way to be sure.

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