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Kind of funny that Movado's entire fame and fortune stems from stealing the design for the museum watch from VC.

They are just cheap mall watches with inflated MSRPs (not quiet as bad as Invicta, but close). They are always on sale for 50-70% off at mall stores and can frequently be found at TJ Maxx for $100-200.

$350 is too much for a quartz fashion watch. You can get a quartz Citizen, Michael Kors, Tissot, or other similar fashion watch of equal quality for half the price. At this price point, I would suggest spending just a bit more and you can get a higher quality Hamilton.
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Kind of funny that Movado's entire fame and fortune stems from stealing the design for the museum watch from VC.

They are just cheap mall watches with inflated MSRPs (not quiet as bad as Invicta, but close). They are always on sale for 50-70% off at mall stores and can frequently be found at TJ Maxx for $100-200.

$350 is too much for a quartz fashion watch. You can get a quartz Citizen, Michael Kors, Tissot, or other similar fashion watch of equal quality for half the price. At this price point, I would suggest spending just a bit more and you can get a higher quality Hamilton.
I've never seen an 800 Series for $100-$200. I have an 800 Series that I've been wearing almost daily for 5 years and it still looks brand new. Yes, it's quartz, but it is not a cheaply made watch. I have higher end automatic watches and I actually prefer my quartz Movado as it requires less maintenance... I've changed the battery once or twice since I've had it and that's it.


I get more compliments on my Movado than my higher end watches.
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Thanks! I had a $50 off $250 Amex Offer for Ashford I'd been looking to use. Made the deal sweeter!
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If you prefer to wear cheaply made quartz fashion watchers over higher end automatics, that is your right as a consumer.
Yep, that's exactly what I was saying. Everyone has different preferences.


But again, this is not a cheaply made watch. I can attest to that having worn one for about 5 years. I have what to compare it to as well as I own several watches including higher end automatics and this has held up better than any of them.
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If you prefer to wear cheaply made quartz fashion watchers over higher end automatics, that is your right as a consumer.

Personally I dont judge the worth of my watches on the number of complements they get for me. I guess we just use different metrics.
How much is cheap and how much is expensive?

As long as we value what we have, that's priceless.

I have a movado SE that I bought 7 years ago and it's still flawless. That's quality Smilie
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Yep, that's exactly what I was saying. Everyone has different preferences.


But again, this is not a cheaply made watch. I can attest to that having worn one for about 5 years. I have what to compare it to as well as I own several watches including higher end automatics and this has held up better than any of them.
It is a mass produced mall watch. It is the same level of quality you would get from a Citizen or Tissot. If you were to compare it to an entry level watch like Stowa, the quality difference is easily noticed. Little things like the use of folded endlinks in the bracelet vs solid end links are indicative of low quality and cutting corners. Look at the casing, Movado simply uses a cheap 201 or 304L stainless steel (as do most cheap fashion brands) compared to Stwota that uses 316L stainless steel for their cases.

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How much is cheap and how much is expensive?

As long as we value what we have, that's priceless.

I have a movado SE that I bought 7 years ago and it's still flawless. That's quality http://i.slickdeals.net/images/smilies/smile.gif
Watch brands diversify their offerings and can have watches in different teirs. Companies like Seiko have $100 watches at Walmart and $50,000 watches that you can only get from high end dealers. It can be difficult to group brands and there is a lot of debate over it, but in general:

Fashion brands are anything sold in the mall, Macys, JC Penny, TJ Maxx ect. Brands like Movado, Tissot, Citizen, Bulvola, ect. They are all cheaply made mass produced pieces usually in the $200-600 range.

Entry level luxury watches like Hamilton, Stowa, Oris, Tag, Longines, Junghans, Fortis, C Ward, B&M, ect are in the $800-2000 range. Typically have to be purchased from a watch dealer and not a department store.

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Kind of funny that Movado's entire fame and fortune stems from stealing the design for the museum watch from VC.

They are just cheap mall watches with inflated MSRPs (not quiet as bad as Invicta, but close). They are always on sale for 50-70% off at mall stores and can frequently be found at TJ Maxx for $100-200.

$350 is too much for a quartz fashion watch. You can get a quartz Citizen, Michael Kors, Tissot, or other similar fashion watch of equal quality for half the price. At this price point, I would suggest spending just a bit more and you can get a higher quality Hamilton.
Is there any reason to buy into Movado (or many other brands with greater quality but low brand recognition) when there are 10-yr old pre-owned Omegas and Tags for just a few hundred dollars?

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Is there any reason to buy into Movado (or many other brands with greater quality but low brand recognition) when there are 10-yr old pre-owned Omegas and Tags for just a few hundred dollars?
The only real reason to buy any watch is that you like it. I personally buy watch that I know will retain value, but that does not need to be everyone's reason.

My only critique on Movado is their quality does not match their MSRPs. Anything that regularly sells for 80% off retail, clearly was never worth the retail price to being with. But if you like the style and are willing to pay a bit more compared to similar watches, then I am not going to knock your decision.
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I've never seen an 800 Series for $100-$200. I have an 800 Series that I've been wearing almost daily for 5 years and it still looks brand new. Yes, it's quartz, but it is not a cheaply made watch. I have higher end automatic watches and I actually prefer my quartz Movado as it requires less maintenance... I've changed the battery once or twice since I've had it and that's it.


I get more compliments on my Movado than my higher end watches.
I've had my 800 series now for about 5 years too and love it. I prefer the rubber strap to the stainless steel though. This is as cheap as I have seen an 800 series ever. When I bought mine I got it for $450 through Amazon on a sale they had (not through a marketplace vendor). I did try to get a few mall jewelry stores to match the price but the lowest any would go was $600. I don't own any luxury watches, but the feel of this watch is worth it for this price. Mine still shines almost like it is new. My only hesitance on buying this as a gift for my dad is that the warranty is not through Movado here.
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Watch brands diversify their offerings and can have watches in different teirs. Companies like Seiko have $100 watches at Walmart and $50,000 watches that you can only get from high end dealers. It can be difficult to group brands and there is a lot of debate over it, but in general:

Fashion brands are anything sold in the mall, Macys, JC Penny, TJ Maxx ect. Brands like Movado, Tissot, Citizen, Bulvola, ect. They are all cheaply made mass produced pieces usually in the $200-600 range.

Entry level luxury watches like Hamilton, Stowa, Oris, Tag, Longines, Junghans, Fortis, C Ward, B&M, ect are in the $800-2000 range. Typically have to be purchased from a watch dealer and not a department store.
Funny how you don't add Rolex or Tag or Breitling to that list of watches sold in the mall, as they all are. I get your point in fashion watches, but I don't think it is accurate to claim that ONLY fashion watches are sold in the mall. Tag are sold at Macy's and you see them 80% off at TJ Maxx all the time.

I also fundamentally disagree with putting Movado in a category with Kors and Tissot and others in your list. There are tiers:
1. A fashion company making a fashion watch
2. A watch company making a mass-consumed watch
3. A watch company making a high end watch

Movado is in the 2nd, along with Tag.
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Funny how you don't add Rolex or Tag or Breitling to that list of watches sold in the mall, as they all are. I get your point in fashion watches, but I don't think it is accurate to claim that ONLY fashion watches are sold in the mall. Tag are sold at Macy's and you see them 80% off at TJ Maxx all the time.

I also fundamentally disagree with putting Movado in a category with Kors and Tissot and others in your list. There are tiers:
1. A fashion company making a fashion watch
2. A watch company making a mass-consumed watch
3. A watch company making a high end watch

Movado is in the 2nd, along with Tag.
Mall watches is a common referring to the cheap corner diamond shops like Helzberg, [helzberg.com] where you would never see a Rolex, Tag or Breitling. Not higher end fashion malls with dedicated watch dealers. (Sorry I thought this was common knowledge). I mentioned there are companies like Seiko, that can straddle several teirs. Tag does have some very cheap affordable watches, but they also have high end masterpieces of innovation like the Mikrograph and Mikrotimer. Simply because Seiko or Tag does make cheaper lines, does not mean they are on the same tier as Movado. Movado are sold purely on looks, not innovation, that makes them a fashion watch.

You can fundamentally disagree all you want, that is your prerogative. Movado is a fashion company. They do not have one single horological accomplishment or innovation. They did not build a reputation based on merit or achievements. Their one and only claim to fame, the museum watch, was a knock off replica of the famous VC museum watch. You can never group Movado with Tag. Tag is one of the most innovative watch companies there are, with a huge resume of achievements and patents. Movado has contributed nothing to the watch world. Even Timex has had more innovation in the watch world than Movado.

Movado has zero innovation, that is why they will always be considered a fashion brand and not a real watch brand.
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