Thursday, February 28, 2013

Bulova at T.J. Maxx

Sometimes when you poke around at T.J. Maxx, you'll find some interesting watches.  I saw recently saw this tanker-style Bulova automatic. I even tried it on.  It has an exhibition case back and a window into it's mechanism on the front.  Priced at only $149, it was a steal.  It was certainly a great discount from the regular price of about $450.  Unfortunately, the T.J. Maxx was still about $147 more than I had at the time. So, I passed.  It might still be there waiting for the economy to improve.

If not, here is a really nice Bulova skeleton watch from Kohls.  It's more expensive, but you don't have to pray to the close-out store gods in order to get it:

Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Timex Atlantis 100 rediscovered!

Alas Poor Timex Atlantis 100, I remember this you.  I knew you and wore you well.  We had lots of adventures.  You were very useful for a cheap watch. 

I recently saw the venerable Timex Atlantis 100 digital watch in a store. O.K. my favorite big box store.  You know the one everyone hates.  The one all the trendy hipsters protest against.  Yep, Walmart.  That's the one.  It's about the only place I can afford to shop.  When I was into sailing back in the nineties, I wore a Timex Atlantis just like this one for racing. 

The Timex Atlantis 100 has a count down timer.  I would set it for three minutes, start it when I heard the horn and maneuver my boat--a Flying Scot--to cross the line when the start horn went off.  It was fun and I thought my Timex was highly cool at the time.  When I came across it years later in a cubby aboard my old boat, I found that the finish on plastic portions of watch had worn off and that black plastic/resin segments of the band were disintegrating.  I was going to replace the battery and keep it for a bang around watch anyway.  However, I totally sproinged it when I tried to change the battery.  I had watch pieces every where.  For awhile, I kept a small mound of the bones in my watch box.  But, ultimately, I ended up chucking the watch.  The boat had been donated to charity in the aftermath of a lay off and the watch was a bittersweet reminder of a bygone era.  But, every time I see that watch, I'm tempted to buy it again.

By Rept0n1x (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Kohl's even has an updated watch called the Timex Ironman Atlantis.  It looks similar and has a count down timer but it's not quite the same.  It looks like the band and case might be all rubber and it is just a little more rugged.  Now, if I could only find another yacht . . .

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Izod Watches Are Surprisingly Affordable

If you like preppy watches, you might check out the Izod brand.  On a recent visit to , I was surprised to find that attractive Izod watches started at only $80.00.  That's a pretty good deal!  Plus, you'll be ready to go sailing in the Hamptons or report to an exclusive boarding school!  Here are some shoes to go with your new look!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Tommy Bahama Life Guard Watch at T.J. Maxx

I spotted this Tommy Bahama Life Guard Watch at T.J. Maxx for $29.99.  I'm not into Orange Bands, but this is an attractive watch and would definitely be a great watch for summer, sand, and sun.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Timex Watch Display for Valentine's Day

This Timex display at Walmart suggests that you wrap this Timex around a bouquet of roses for Valentine's Day.  These watches might make an interesting bonus gift for the holiday, but you might want to back them up with another gift!

Here's a Timex Weekender for Women.  Silver tone watches always look great.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Walmart Reloaded with Watches

I've been scouting Walmart for Watches lately.  On my last trip to the Big Box giant, I noticed two things:
  1. The Walmart was completely out of ammunition.
  2. The Walmart has some very nice watches from Timex in stock.
 The Timex display had some very tough looking military-style Expedition watches that I had previously only seen on the Timex website and on Amazon.  For example, they had this Timex Expedition Military Field Stainless Steel Watch - T498749j - Men (Google Affiliate Ad) that I'm linking from Kohl's.  Surprisingly, this Kohl's watch online is competitively priced.

I really like these old school military-style watches.  They are simple, manly, and rugged.  Plus, they function well with the addition of the Timex Indiglo lighting system.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Cheapest Watches Ever!

Those infomercial dudes don't have anything on me! Sure those nifty Invicta's are 75% off and the Stauer is a copy of a million dollar antique watch. But, those watches don't sell for $1. That's right One Dollar! I found each of the watches below at Dollar Tree for just one dollar!

Dollar Tree Watches

 While these watches were too cheap for even me to consider buying, they were interesting.  The second watch from the left is made from paper so that kids can paint on it.  The third watch from the left is a slap watch.  They might be fun for young kids!