Monday, January 30, 2012

Finding Watches at Walmart

Most of my cheap watches come from Walmart.  They are generally just quartz watches that catch my eye and don't break the bank.  There are tons of watches to choose from, but there are a few tricks that I use to get the good ones.  You know the ones that don't beep all night!
Supermercado de Walmart in Houston, Texas

Here are my secrets to getting a good watch at Walmart.  Happy hunting!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Acqua Brand Watch

Timex has really been getting beat up at Walmart.  They try to provide a nice watch at a decent price, but Walmart offers shelves full of low-cost commodity quartz watches from $8 to $15.  To add insult to injury, many of the cheap watches have more creative styling than the Timex brand watches.  However, I recently noticed that Timex Indiglo technology has made it onto the Walmart shelves in an Acqua brand watch.  Now, Timex has their own cheap brand of watch to fight back the hordes.  The watch has a rather small face, but is attractively styled.  Plus, none of the cheap watches offer anything in the way of night illumination.  This watch is a great buy for $10.97 and would be a good choice for a kid.


This watch battle should be interesting to watch!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Invicta Men's Vintage Collection Leather Strap Watch

I bought this Quartz Invicta for $99 at TJ Max down.  However, it didn't come with any paperwork and I didn't even know what model it was. Fortunately, the gang at mywristwatch forum was able to identify it for me.  Although my watch is black, in brown, it's an Invicta Men's 1461 Vintage Collection Brown Dial Riveted Leather Strap Watch.

This watch has a stainless steel case, a genuine calf-leather strap, Swiss-made parts, 50 meter water resistance, and nice details on the rivets and crown.  Amazingly, the mywristwatch forum folks were able to find it for only $46.32 on Amazon.  Since that's a great deal, I've created the link below:

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Watches for Women

I don't often post information about watches for women.  However, my woman pulled me into one of her stores over the weekend.  It's called Charming Charlies.  It was all girly stuff.  But, there were many quartz watches for women that were attractive and affordable.  Prices ranged from $15 to $30.

This brick and mortar store did a great job of merchandising and all of their displays were very attractive.  The women in the store all seemed very excited to be shopping there.  If only, they would have put in a comfortable chair and a pile of old Field & Stream magazines.

Friday, January 6, 2012

You Better Bring It!

Here is a perfectly respectable Embassy brand watch at Kmart.  It has a reliable quartz movement and probably sells for around $14.99.
There's nothing wrong with this watch and I'm sure it will work well for whomever buys it.  Here's the thing - if a rather generic Kmart watch looks this good, why not buy this watch instead of a more expensive brand name watch? 

This watch is a warning to Timex, Casio, Armitron, and all the other watch companies out there.  Anybody can make a straight forward quartz watch that works well.  If you want to make the sale and wow your customers, you better bring it!  You need to bring watches to market that turn heads, attract customers, and make them want to buy.  If you are an established watch company, you need to have great watches in stock at every outlet even Kmart, Target, and Walmart.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Watches for Future Collectors

Many people worry that future generations won't be interested in watch collecting.  However, I recently discovered an interesting series of Star Wars kid's watches from Lego.  I think kids will like these watches and they can use them to build other Lego creations.  I recently saw a nearly sold out store display of these at Walmart, but you can also see the collection on Amazon by clicking the slides below:

Sunday, January 1, 2012

The Future of Watches

As the New Year begins, I wonder what developments lie in store for the wristwatch.  It seems like attainable brands like Android and Invicta have revived interest from casual collectors.  While some articles suggest that young people are less likely to wear a watch and more likely simply to use their smartphone to tell time, pioneering brands like Modify Watches are bringing affordable, fashionable, and innovative new watches to market.  I simply hope that today's young people follow this simple advice: