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Old 02-27-2012, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Question Watches as an accessory?

Curious as to home many men and women wear watches as an accessory nowadays. It saddens me to see the next generation of young professionals ditching quality timepieces in favor of digital Casio's and alike.

I think watches make a great accessory particularly for men who are really limited in the type of accessories that are socially acceptable in a white-collar environment.

What do you all think?
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Rochester, MN
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My watch isn't an accessory. It's a vital part of my wardrobe. I never leave the house without it. Mine isn't the highest end watch, but it is a Citizen with a leather band. I'm finding it harder and harder to find replacement bands that fit, but I dislike metal bands. I might have to take the plunge and go ahead and buy a nice woman's watch with a metal band soon though. *sigh*
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I wear mine as an accessory. Not everyday. I need a new watch that I don't have to worry about scratching -- still looking for the right one.

I bought a higher end watch and am disappointed with the quality. I hardly wear it, and the I have lost screws 3 within 2 years of owning it. Total waste of money. My current dress watch was just a basic department store brand with a metal band that looks cool without being too masculine and overpowering my hand.

I have a friend who is an avid watch collector, and he has the most amazing watches. It is like a special club if you notice someone's watch these days. Most 20 somethings thing watch = cell phone.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:35 AM
 
Location: US
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I love cheap watches and ones that have links that look like bracelets (smallfaced) in silver.

My current cheapy favorite is a rubber slap watch. It just looks like a rubber cuff with a plain blackface. I found it on clearance at an old navy. My favorite cheap bracelet one I got at a walmart for 3 bucks and it just looks like a silver band bracelet. I always get asked where I got it.


I have been wearing a lot of 3/4 sleeve shirts and I just really like the way they look with watches or bracelets. Or BOTH!
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Curious as to home many men and women wear watches as an accessory nowadays. It saddens me to see the next generation of young professionals ditching quality timepieces in favor of digital Casio's and alike.

I think watches make a great accessory particularly for men who are really limited in the type of accessories that are socially acceptable in a white-collar environment.

What do you all think?
I'm an 18 year old male and I wear watches for both formal and informal events. I like Movados and I also own a G-shock for when I am working out. I'm not into those ugly, cheap watches that are sold at skater stores and other young people stores.

Style's a big thing for me and I think wearing the right watch definitely helps compliment a nice outfit.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:43 AM
 
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My watch is certainly an accessory, but like my wedding ring, it is part of my everyday wardrobe.

That being said, I have a number of watches in different styles and colors and will pick my watch for the day depending on my outfit. Currently I am wearing a Mont Blanc Meisterstuck watch which is a sort of camel color and matches my belt/ jewelry.

My husband is the same-- has multiple watches and changes them depending on what he's wearing that day.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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My watch is certainly an accessory, but like my wedding ring, it is part of my everyday wardrobe.
This reminded me of my parents. In addition to their wedding rings, they also got matching watches to go along with their wedding jewelry.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I wear mine as an accessory. Not everyday. I need a new watch that I don't have to worry about scratching -- still looking for the right one.

I bought a higher end watch and am disappointed with the quality. I hardly wear it, and the I have lost screws 3 within 2 years of owning it. Total waste of money. My current dress watch was just a basic department store brand with a metal band that looks cool without being too masculine and overpowering my hand.

I have a friend who is an avid watch collector, and he has the most amazing watches. It is like a special club if you notice someone's watch these days. Most 20 somethings thing watch = cell phone.
What brand of watch did you purchase that wasn't up to quality standards?? I'd definitely let the manufacturer know about your disappointment, many times high-end makers will attempt to fix the problem and/or offer you a discount on a different watch.

I'm somewhat of a collector, I have a VERY small collection of watches but if I had the financial resources, I'd expand my collection. My collection includes a couple Rolexes, Breitling, few other less expensive brands. I love my SS Submariner, definitely one of my favorite ones to wear on a daily basis and can be mismatched with different outfits.

I'd really like to see more young people wearing watches instead of just relying on their cell phone. I almost feel naked when I don't have a watch on, it feels strange to me anymore!
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:52 AM
 
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What brand of watch did you purchase that wasn't up to quality standards?? I'd definitely let the manufacturer know about your disappointment, many times high-end makers will attempt to fix the problem and/or offer you a discount on a different watch.
Agreed. Definitely go back.

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I'm somewhat of a collector, I have a VERY small collection of watches but if I had the financial resources, I'd expand my collection. My collection includes a couple Rolexes, Breitling, few other less expensive brands. I love my SS Submariner, definitely one of my favorite ones to wear on a daily basis and can be mismatched with different outfits.

I'd really like to see more young people wearing watches instead of just relying on their cell phone. I almost feel naked when I don't have a watch on, it feels strange to me anymore!
You sound like my husband. He's a collector and over the past few years has built up a (small) collection of nice watches. He favors IWC, Breitling, and Mont Blanc. Watches are a classic accessory IMO.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Fairfax, VA
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Agreed. Definitely go back.



You sound like my husband. He's a collector and over the past few years has built up a (small) collection of nice watches. He favors IWC, Breitling, and Mont Blanc. Watches are a classic accessory IMO.

Rolex watches are considered "jewelry with a built-in clock".
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