The Perils of Cheap Watches

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When it comes to inexpensive you win some and you lose some.  To meet a $8 to $25 retail price point, some compromises have to be made.  It’s unrealistic to think that a $20 watch. will be as nice as a $100 watch.

For example, I’ve been somewhat impressed by the Folio brand from Kohls lately.  But, when I added a second Folio watch to my collection, it turned out to be a disaster.   The clasp pulled completely off of the simulated leather strap.

I decided to try Legion brand watches from Belk as an alternative.  But, out of the three Legion brand watches I chose, one had a dead battery.  I noticed and ran back into the store for a refund and too quickly bought a different watch.  But, when I got home, I discovered that it too had a dead battery.  Last year, I tried a big watch from Target and the over-sized winding stem fell right out of the watch case when I went to set the time.

 

Low cost watches can be functional, fashionable, and a real bargain.  But, on the flip side of the same coin, they can also be frustrating.  It’s great when you find a watch that looks good, works well. and fits well within a tight budget.  You just have to keep your receipt!

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