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    Affordable Watches for Women

    Hello all,

    My Mom recently asked me to help her look for a new watch. She was interested in a Michael Kors watch but didn't want to spend much more than 100$. I also feel as though Michael Kors watches aren't very well made for their price. So my question to you all is what is a good quality women's watch for around 100$?

    Any advice is much appreciated :)
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    Re: Affordable Watches for Women

    There are a number of recent threads about this that you might want to check out:
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f71/aff...e-3580474.html
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f71/aff...n-1553250.html
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f71/wom...s-1998722.html


    My best suggestions are Citizen eco-drives and Victorinox Swiss Army quartz watches.
    E.g.,
    https://www.amazon.com/Victorinox-Sw...6%3A2661614011



    https://www.amazon.com/Victorinox-Ga...6%3A2661614011



    There are dressier watches, but they cost a little more than $100, e.g.:
    https://www.amazon.com/Victorinox-Wo...6%3A5000-20000
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    Re: Affordable Watches for Women

    I don't normally bash too hard on fashion watch brands for women, but I've seen some bad quality issues with MK.

    I think VSA and Citizen are solid choices. Citizen is probably more conservative while Victorinox is sufficiently conservative yet readable. It won't be on the extreme end of conservative for a ladies' watch though.

    I'd also throw Bulova into the mix. They have good options right at the $100 price point. Seiko is fine as well but I haven't been as impressed by Seiko lately as I have with Bulova.
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    I'll add another vote for Victorinox. My mother's had her Victorinox for probably close to a decade at this point, and the examinations I've given it (the work I've had to do on it has, if I remember correctly, been blessedly limited to telling her what the end-of-life warning meant) have genuinely impressed me. Solid construction with good attention to detail, and styled quite well.
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    I bought a ton of watches in this price range for my wife's birthday a couple years ago. Basically let her pick and returned the rest.

    She picked a titanium watch from boccia, similar to this:

    http://teno.com/core/media/media.nl?...11b1ff4853c5bb



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    I would also recommend you to check Long Island Watch. Marc is a super person to deal with. LIW has a good selection for women that is very affordable for any budget.
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    Re: Affordable Watches for Women

    Very good suggestions! Thank you all very much :)
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    My wife likes the timex weekender because she can change the straps.


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    Get your mum to look at Eco-Drives.

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    Re: Affordable Watches for Women

    Quote Originally Posted by redwrwf View Post
    Hello all,

    My Mom recently asked me to help her look for a new watch. She was interested in a Michael Kors watch but didn't want to spend much more than 100$. I also feel as though Michael Kors watches aren't very well made for their price. So my question to you all is what is a good quality women's watch for around 100$?

    Any advice is much appreciated :)
    Take a look at MVMT watches. They got started on Indiegogo and retail for about $115. They are minimalist watches with clean lines. I've gotten several compliments and people tend to think it's a more expensive watch. You can also change out the straps for a different look. You can purchase them online.

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