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I would like a watch recommendation please

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TimTamTerrier Tue 18-Oct-16 22:50:19

In our family in the autumn when we want to buy ourselves something we put it on a Christmas list instead, so that other members of the family know what to buy (because we all hate Christmas shopping).

I need a proper grown-up watch to replace my bright pink Lorus digital watch. It will make my DM very happy to buy it for me as she would like me to be more sophisticated and less teenager-y (what with me being nearly 50). I can't find anything that is exactly right. I would like a not too big face, with a date and a night light. A leather strap. Doesn't matter whether it's digital or analogue, but it can't be fussy. Preferably neutral-ish colours, grey, cream, brown or black. I have a slight preference for rectangular over round.

I've had a look around and I quite like the style of Skagen, Mondaine, some of the simpler Tissot ones and (oddly) some Ted Baker ones. But none of them have all the features that I would like.

Any recommendations, up to about £250-ish, gratefully received. TIA. I can link to some of the watches that I quite like if that would help.

TimTamTerrier Wed 19-Oct-16 11:24:48

Bumping, because I know that my perfect watch is out there and one of you knows where it is. grin

Here are some that I like but aren't quite right.
Ted Baker
Ted Baker

TimTamTerrier Wed 19-Oct-16 11:26:14


TimTamTerrier Wed 19-Oct-16 20:17:02

Now, I don't want to get threatening or anything, but if nobody recommends a watch for me then I will still be wearing this horror all of next year. shock I pinched it from DD when my last watch broke, it was too pink for her.

PontypineNumber9 Wed 19-Oct-16 20:53:57

My eyes!
I love my Larsson and Jennings watch. There's a great selection here

TimTamTerrier Wed 19-Oct-16 21:16:45

It was a thread about a Larsson and Jennings watch (which I can't find anymore) that made me think I should probably get my act together and find a new watch. None of them are perfect, although this one is good.

Pupsiecola Wed 19-Oct-16 21:25:40

I really like Fossil watches but they're all round faced.

TimTamTerrier Wed 19-Oct-16 21:38:13

I find Fossil are a bit fussier than I had in mind. I like Jacqueline but it looks quite big on the model's wrist. (I'm annoyingly fussy for a woman who habitually wears a pink, child's watch, aren't I?)

ellaballoo Wed 19-Oct-16 21:42:39

I haven't got a specific watch to recommend but I have had a Tissot for 20 years , it's excellent.

TimTamTerrier Wed 19-Oct-16 22:19:44

So, if I get a Tissot it might outlive me then? wink

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