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    opinion please

    Got this Nixon watch for my wife, she liked the Michael Kors look, i paid $300 wondering if there is something better for that price and if this watch is worth the money, also if anyone knows about the quality of these watches and if they last long
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    Re: Openion please

    It's a fashion watch, so frankly, better can be had for the same money by getting something from a real watch company. Alas, I started out with fashion watches, as did quite a few here. 'Worth' is a subjective term. For me, it seems highly overpriced. Gold plating in fashion watches is generally extremely thin and will wear off eventually. It'll last a few years, and I'm sure it tells time, but I would suggest going for a quartz Citizen or Seiko chronograph over a Nixon.
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    Re: Openion please

    Seiko, Sea-Gull, Orient for this budget or under a mechanical. If you can stretch a bit Tissot and Hamilton.

    In quartz, it might not matter a great deal, most everything once you reach this price is reliable.
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    Re: Openion please

    She just really likes the look, weight and thickness, I don't know if seiko or citizen make anything similar
    For the gold plating, she will be only wearing it about once a week, does anyone know how to protect the gold plating. Is there a special spray or something

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    Re: Openion please

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    does anyone know how to protect the gold plating. Is there a special spray or something

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    Sure....Never, ever wear it. The plating will last much longer, other than that,no.
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    Re: Openion please

    Ahahah

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    Re: Openion please

    Their quality is not high. They aren't really meant to last a long time though, they are fashion accessories which are only meant to last until their "designer" has come up with next year's style.
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    Re: Openion please

    Since it is a fashion watch moved to our dedicated forum.
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    Re: Openion please

    I know Nixons tend to have problems with rubber straps, but since its a metal one you won't get problems of the strap breaking. I don't see how this watch could give you many problems, it should last for years no problem.

    Common advise to make the gold plating last longer is to avoid getting perfume or alcohol on the watch, so if you have to spray perfume, spray before putting the watch on. The problem with plating wearing off is not the brand, it is merely the limitation of plating. Plating wears off, doesn't matter the brand name on the dial. Rolex had plated watches a long time ago and those wore off too.
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