Wednesday, September 21, 2011
A Cheap Watch from Gruen that Intrigued Me
Recently, a cheap line of watches caught my eye at my local Kohl's Department store. They are called "Precision by Gruen" and they retail for about $30. Long ago, Gruen used to be a respected American watchmaker. However, they are now a brand name for watches imported from China. However, they have one diver's style watch that has a working, rotatable, bezel. Since I'm a sucker for rotating bezels, I had to buy it. Rotating bezels are useful for measuring elapsed time on analog diver-style watches. Since Kohl's regularly runs good sales, I was able to pick up a "Precision by Gruen" watch for about $21. These watches look like good competitors for entry-level Casio, Timex, and store-brand watches.