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!
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.