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    Question My Son wants a Michael Kors, is that a bad move?

    Hi, this is my first post and I confess I’m not really a watch fan, though I do own a nice Sector that my wife bought me 23 years ago.

    The reason I have registered is to post the following question and hope that the collective knowledge from this site is something my 16 yo will listen to. I know from experience that this approach works on other subjects.

    Number one son has just finished his GCSEs and has just collected a set of As and A*s and has decided to spend his 'reward' on a nice watch, he has around £200 to spend. The watch he has set his sights on is the MICHAEL KORS CHANNING MEN'S WATCH MK8403. Would this be a good move or is it just a cheap movement with someone else's name on? If the latter then can anyone suggest an alternative that he might find equally attractive?
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    Re: My Son wants a Michael Kors, is that a bad move?

    I would buy him a watch. However, if he is a fashion guy buy him a MK, Diesel or any other similar quartz fashion chrono.
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    Re: My Son wants a Michael Kors, is that a bad move?

    Sounds fine to me.
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    Re: My Son wants a Michael Kors, is that a bad move?

    I would not get that watch. I would get something like this-

    OCEAN BLACK DLC - Diver Watch - Steinhart Watches (if he likes black watches, there are also silver ones)
    or this
    H64455133 | Hamilton Watch

    In the long run, i think he would be happier with one of these. It's a bit more than your budget but they have some serious features for the money (sapphire, automatic ETA, much higher quality finish, non folded bracelet, etc.) and the little bit extra you spend will be the difference between a watch he will be able to keep for decades versus a watch he will wear for one maybe two years before it gets put to rest in his sock drawer.
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    My Son wants a Michael Kors, is that a bad move?

    At that age, I suspect it's more name brand as the driving factor rather than anything inherently unique to the watch. If he wants the look rather than the name, then a better bet might be pvd coated offerings from esq, Seiko, or citizen.


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    Re: My Son wants a Michael Kors, is that a bad move?

    Really really bad move, but hey, I was once young and really wanted a Burberry watch.
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    Re: My Son wants a Michael Kors, is that a bad move?

    If it is what he wants, then it is not a bad idea. Maybe it will lead to an interest in other watches such as automatics, etc.....maybe it will help him learn that he does not really like wearing a watch without spending $2K to learn that.
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    Re: My Son wants a Michael Kors, is that a bad move?

    does not like it

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    Re: My Son wants a Michael Kors, is that a bad move?

    It's what he wants, and will make him happy. That alone should make it a "good" move. You can suggest alternatives, but don't push too hard or he'll think that you don't value his opinions / preferences.

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    Re: My Son wants a Michael Kors, is that a bad move?

    You said it right. It is a cheap movement with Kors name on dial. If this is what your son is looking for then buy it. But tell your son that with that money you can buy Seiko or Citizen with much better movement and quality that will last much longer than that crap Kors.

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