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HeyMicky Tue 19-Jan-16 19:23:15

I would like a new watch for my birthday. What's an acceptable brand?

It will be a joint present and I'll chip in, too - I'll have several hundred to spend. So not Rolex or Cartier.

I'd like quite a large face, metal bracelet, silver. Some very, very subtle bling would be OK.

I don't want to look like a glitzy teen or like it might be a knock off. Michael Kors and Guess fall into my price bracket but feel like this, for example.

I'd like to make a tasteful choice. Any recommendations?

GlitteringJasper Tue 19-Jan-16 19:27:56

I have just bought this and lots of people admire it

Maybe too glitzy but I love it!

metimeisforwimps Tue 19-Jan-16 19:31:40

If I was getting a new watch I'd get an eco drive (solar powered) one. I've seen some very pretty ones.

Not2bObvious Tue 19-Jan-16 19:33:58

Longines does some nice classy watches, I have silver one with a large but not too large face, silver and diamonds for each hour, I'll try find a link. I love it

Not2bObvious Tue 19-Jan-16 19:36:03
But mine isn't automatic so much cheaper

HeyMicky Tue 19-Jan-16 19:41:45

Ooh, good site, thanks Obvious

ArchiesMamaBird Tue 19-Jan-16 19:43:41

I got a Daniel Wellington watch for Christmas and I love it. Mine has a leather strap, not sure if they do metal strapped ones too?

HeyMicky Tue 19-Jan-16 19:47:27

Good shout metime

Archie I might need a spare wink They're lovely

abbieanders Tue 19-Jan-16 19:55:13

Have you considered an antique watch?

Favouritethings Tue 19-Jan-16 20:35:54

Citizen watches are very nice

AmberNectarine Tue 19-Jan-16 20:55:58

I really like the Larsson & Jennings watches

Cellardoor1 Wed 20-Jan-16 04:38:23

I have a citizen Eco drive. It's not flashy but looks nice and is solar powered so no need to change the battery.

SueGeneris Wed 20-Jan-16 05:07:01

I like the Mondian Swiss watches.

FashionLover1 Wed 20-Jan-16 14:49:10


ChishandFips33 Wed 20-Jan-16 22:50:15

I have a few Fossil watches - both leather and metal straps, large faced not glitzy

JaceLancs Wed 20-Jan-16 23:40:07

Skagen are worth a look

Only1scoop Wed 20-Jan-16 23:41:43

Tag Aqua racer the larger 31mm is a nice classic.

KanyesVest Wed 20-Jan-16 23:48:20

Rotary are classic, beautiful watches.

MxJackMonroe Thu 21-Jan-16 00:17:31

I bought myself a Skagen with my first book advance to remember it by. Beautiful chunky bracelet, well made, sturdy but elegant, looks a lot more expensive than the £150 I paid for it. It gets a lot of comments. Id enthusiastically recommend it as a brand.

Fabellini Thu 21-Jan-16 00:32:56

I have this one and I love it.
I don't need to worry about batteries or winding it, and it receives s radio signal setting the time, which means it's always spot on smile

HeyMicky Thu 21-Jan-16 12:20:41

Ooh, I'd forgotten about rotary, thank you

And the Skagen look lovely - might be tempted by a leather strap instead

Thanks all!

NNalreadyinuse Thu 21-Jan-16 13:05:39

If you like Skagen, try Bering. Also Danish.

AmberNectarine Thu 21-Jan-16 14:36:22

Oh yes, I like Skagen too.

I actually never wear my watches because they irritate me, but this thread is making me want a new one!

MxJackMonroe Thu 21-Jan-16 16:36:18

Nice to see so much love for Skagen smile

HappyGirlNow Thu 21-Jan-16 16:55:51

Just bought this Skagen which I absolutely LOVE! Keep staring at it on my wrist blush grin

I also have a nice gold Armani which I like but not half as much as the Skagen. It's a thing of beauty!

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