Who watches the watchman?
August 9, 2011 12:07 PM Subscribe
I am looking for an analog wristwatch for my husband's birthday. I know nothing about watches; this is more of a meaningful/nostalgic gift for both of us. Price: let's say up to the $250 range. Anyone have model suggestions or tips for finding one?
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He has always wanted to have some nice, solid watches -- more as a sort of male accessory than actually telling time, since he doesn't wear one regularly. Several years ago, I got him a Skagen, which he liked a lot (and inspires this post), but it is currently not working. I'd like something that looks more classic and is a bit of a step up.
He's very low-maintenance but appreciates better things; he wears khakis and a non-preppy polo to his tech job. He would probably prefer a smooth band (leather or mesh -- woven is too casual) to metal, unless someone can convince me that a particular steel band will not catch on arm hair. Features aren't particularly important aside from making sure it's automatic and not too flashy.
So what are some brands/models/online vendors that would be good? Are there some vintage models that are worth looking for, or some good deals to be had on sale/used/refurbished watches?