Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Timex Expedition - Digital

I spotted these new digital Timex Expedition watches at Target last week.  I hadn't seen this style of Timex digital watch.  I particularly like the models with a bright numerals on a black LCD background.


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Structure Men's Diver-Style Watch

Structure is one of my favorite inexpensive watch brands.  Their watches sell at Sears for $30 to $35 or so.  Made by MZ Berger, Structure watches are a definite step up from the $10 to $20 watches that MZ Berger makes for retailers like Walmart.  Structure watches are always up to date in their styling and look good on the wrist.  One of my latest Structure watches is a very cool diver-style watch.  It looks like it would be a great watch for a diver, a surfer, a preppy, or a rapper.  You can read a complete review here:

Structure Diver Style Watch
The best place to buy Structure brand watches is at Sears.  You should note that fashion quartz watches at this price point don't actually have names.  I've tried to describe the watch as best I can, but you'll have to hunt!  Have fun!

Here's a cool Structure watch at a good price:

Friday, September 21, 2012

Big Bad Diesel Watches

Have you seen the big watches that hip-hop artists wear?  Some folks are wearing watches that seem as big as Flav-a-flav's alarm clock.  The Diesel watches have cases that measure a big honkin' 67 millimeters by 59.5 millimeters.  That's Huge!

Diesel Black Out:  DZ1460
The Diesel White Out is equally striking.  It draws you eye in no matter where you see it.

Diesel White Out DZ1461
These watches are a little too big for my taste, but if you like big watches and you cannot lie, these might be the watches for you.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Unlisted Watch by Kenneth Cole

I found a great looking quartz watch at Ross last week.  It has a black plastic bezel, classic diver's watch style, and protection for it's crown.  The brand is called "Unlisted by Kenneth Cole."  Regularly priced around $30, the watch I found was only $15. 
Unlisted by Kenneth Cole

Here is an Unlisted by Kenneth Cole watch without the protected crown:

Friday, September 14, 2012

An Octagonal Watch from Structure

Structure is one of my favorite inexpensive watch brands.  A staple at Sears, they consistently deliver attractively styled watches for $30 to $35.  Here's one that I found in an Octagonal Shape:

Structure Octagon

This watch reminds me of the $285,000 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore watch that I have had to repeatedly postpone buying.  I've also passed on this watch until I can find a proper boat to go with it.

By the way, if I've just prevented you from paying 10,000 times too much for an octagonal watch, I'll take a commission!  Otherwise, you can always buy a pre-owned Audemars Royal Oak.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak "50th Anniversary" Watch


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Watches for Preppies!

Preppy Watches like Lacoste, Izod, Timex, and Daniel Wellington

Remember preppies?  Some might think they are a throwback to the 80s, but their style never really went out of fashion.  Instead, it grew up and became part of America's business casual wardrobe.  Today, the preppy look isn't confined to snooty prep schools or Ivy League college campuses, you are quite likely to see the Lacoste crocodile logo in the cube next to yours in a corporate office tower. 

A Lacoste Shirt

Wristwatches for Preppies

Watches are an important part of the preppy look.  They can be simple traditional automatics with a leather band or colorful watches with iconic graphics. I recently saw lots of Lacoste watches at my local Macy's store. You might also consider Daniel Wellington watches.

A Daniel Wellington Watch on Amazon

[That was in 2012, but I bought a LaCoste watch in 2023. I have also found Daniel Wellington watches online at a variety of outlets. You can read my review of the LaCoste Club Watch here.]

Lacoste Wristwatches

However, you can find lots of nice preppy watches at far lower price points.  For example, the Timex Weekender is always an appropriate choice and looks much classier than it's low price tag.

Timex Weekender Watch

However, preppy looks are attainable with even less expensive watch bargains from US Polo Association.

US Polo Association Watch

In 2024, I've been finding lots of great looking Izod watches on sale at Burlington stores.  If you look around a bit, you won't see many popped collars on golf shirts, but there are still some great preppy watches being offered by Nautica, US Polo, Timex, Izod, Lacoste, Daniel Wellington, and Tommy Hilfiger!

[Our favorite 80s preppy bad guys have all aged tremendously, but you can still find plenty of US Polo Assn watches here on Amazon and in stores.]

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Go Gators!

Today, the Florida Gators will be playing Texas A&M. We'll be watching at home or at a local eatery. Here's the watch for the day!
Of course, if you like real gators, you should check out this preview of my latest photography project - The Alligator Calendar - 2013:

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Walmart: The Power of a Simple Watch

Sometimes the no-name Walmart watches are best when they are simple.  It's hard to beat a simple quartz watch with a Japanese movement with an understated case and legible numbers.
For example, this Walmart watch has all the trappings of a basic military-style watches at a fraction of the price.  The only thing you don't get with a watch like this is luminous hands and a backlighting system.  But, for everyday wear, a wristwatch like this looks great.

Here's another simple classic watch from Smith & Wesson: