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Can anyone recommend a decent watch for 12 year old boy....

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Dickorydockwhatthe Mon 19-Sep-16 14:07:27

It needs to be analogue with numbers as ds is dyslexic so needs something that's easy to read. At the moment he has a cheap asda one but I want to get him a nice one for birthday any ideas???

misscph1973 Mon 19-Sep-16 14:10:16

I would look on Amazon. So far I have got my DS an excellent digital watch and my DF a very nice analogue watch that he loves. Probably a bit over budget for a 12 year old, but just for inspiration:

JinkxMonsoon Mon 19-Sep-16 14:11:04

Timex weekenders have lovely simple faces, and you can switch up the straps. Only about £25 though, were you looking to spend more?

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Mon 19-Sep-16 14:11:29

Solar powered Casio g shock - bomb proof, and because the battery doesn't need replacing stays properly waterproof.

Dickorydockwhatthe Mon 19-Sep-16 14:22:18

Not to worried about price although not too pricey as ds has lost a few before. I just want something a bit more grown up and stylish for him as he has just started secondary.

Dickorydockwhatthe Mon 19-Sep-16 14:23:42

Has to have number as ds is dyslexic

JinkxMonsoon Mon 19-Sep-16 14:25:59

This is a Timex Weekender. You can get coloured straps, white faces, coloured faces, all sorts of varieties.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 19-Sep-16 14:28:45

Ds has a G shock,really sturdy. It was about £80 on line ( eBay I think) as they're much more in the shops. He loves it.

yikesanotherbooboo Mon 19-Sep-16 14:37:29

DS2 has a Rotary analogue with simple face They had several choices that were acceptable to him and me! ItsAll I would add that Gshock/babyG etc are very sturdy and both my older children had them but DS2 prefers simpler styling

A1Sharon Mon 19-Sep-16 14:44:06

DS is 12 and has a Swatch, which has worked very well. However, he has said that he would like a 'better' metal watch at some stage. as his birthday and Christmas are not too far away, i'v added it to his list of possible gifts.
To give you all a laugh, he came home from school the other day and he had cut out some pictures of watches that he liked in a magazine-a Citizen and a Rolex!
Will make note of the suggestions here.

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