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    Question Emporio Armani watches any good?

    Emporio Armani Sport Watch AR5863 - http://www.jomashop.com/emporio-arma...ch-ar5863.html


    How is the quality of these watches? Seems like a decent price and i could use a beeter for work....thoughts?

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    Re: Emporio Armani watches any good?

    They are made by Fossil. Take that for what it's worth.
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    If you love the design and feel that the watch is worth the money, go for it. But if you ask me, I don't think it's worth the money. Most people on WUS dislike fashion watches...


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    Probably not worth the money...

    For almost $200, you can get a Victorinox Swiss Army watch , a Seiko, or a nice Swatch as seen in this link:

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthr...ghlight=swatch

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    Re: Probably not worth the money...

    Agreed.

    Quote Originally Posted by ka-boom View Post
    For almost $200, you can get a Victorinox Swiss Army watch , a Seiko, or a nice Swatch as seen in this link:

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthr...ghlight=swatch


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    Re: Probably not worth the money...

    I've owned a number of them. Among the best chinese made watches I've found. I don't know much about the movements, but the case and bracelets are very nicely made. I've bought all of mine at Fossil Outlet stores at about 1/2 price ($100-$150), making them even better.

    I have no doubt that a seiko, citizen, or victorianox in the same price range has a better movement, although there are only a handful of mechanical from those brands in this price range. Most models in those brands are boring to me.

    The cases are nicely finished, with extra details, very solid. Exhibition backs and finished movements are normal on the mechanical models. Bracelets are very smooth, on par with all but the very best.

    I've owned 4 mechanical ones on stainless steel and a quartz on leather. I sold a few but this one is a favorite:





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    ^ Nice! I used to have one like that. Had it for a couple of years and had no problems with it at all. It's now in the hands of my ex-gf, I think.




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    Re: Probably not worth the money...

    Quote Originally Posted by ka-boom View Post
    For almost $200, you can get a Victorinox Swiss Army watch , a Seiko, or a nice Swatch as seen in this link:

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthr...ghlight=swatch
    All good points and i am over the Armani idea hehe...those Swatches look nice, i am also checking out the Citizen 2010 lineup...just walked over to a local shop and tried about 5-6 models....quite impressed actually.

    Now just gotta find a good deal on a nice model ;)

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    Re: Probably not worth the money...

    Quote Originally Posted by SynMike View Post
    I've owned a number of them. Among the best chinese made watches I've found. I don't know much about the movements, but the case and bracelets are very nicely made. I've bought all of mine at Fossil Outlet stores at about 1/2 price ($100-$150), making them even better.

    I have no doubt that a seiko, citizen, or victorianox in the same price range has a better movement, although there are only a handful of mechanical from those brands in this price range. Most models in those brands are boring to me.

    The cases are nicely finished, with extra details, very solid. Exhibition backs and finished movements are normal on the mechanical models. Bracelets are very smooth, on par with all but the very best.

    I've owned 4 mechanical ones on stainless steel and a quartz on leather. I sold a few but this one is a favorite:




    I picked up a similar model to this on ebay for super cheap. But I got it in very beat up condition. I sent into Metro Service Center (Fossil's repair facility for all their brands), they replaced the damaged crown, crystal and put on the original band (and sent me back the other band that was on the watch) all for about $45. I can't attest to the quality of the movement, but I can attest to the quality of their service.

    If you like the looks of a particular watch, then buy it. I know a lot of folks on this forum will probably dismiss it, but then again it's your wrist.
    I've got more Converse sneakers than watches, but it is a close race.

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    Re: Probably not worth the money...

    My wife has 2 EA watches that are pretty decent. I don't remember exactly but when i swap the batt for 1 of them,i was impressed by its quartz movement..can't remember why i was impressed but i know it's not a cheapo quartz.

    SynMike's EA is really neat! I'd want 1 if i see it.

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