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  • chern
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    I like the first option, if only because there's more contrast between the band and face color (and I like silver watches and accents more than gold).

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  • alan
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    Thanks for the input. I agree with the cleaner face, and I'm in the same boat about not having the same watch everyone else has.


    Which Fossil do you think works best? The affordable silver/black (of which I would still have to replace the band) or the not-as-affordable brown/rose gold that's good to go out of the box?


    Here's another shot of the brown one:

    http://www.fossil.com/en_US/shop/cla...n-fs4632p.html

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  • chern
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    I've had a similar Fossil watch for almost a year (http://tinyurl.com/7xyat9w) and I do wish it had a date feature. But oh well - it looks nice and tells me the time. As for your two options I would prefer the Fossil for two reasons:


    1. The face is not as busy and looks cleaner

    2. As popular as the Weekender has gotten with its rotation of straps, I wouldn't get it BECAUSE it gets so much play here and elsewhere. Call me a deliberate contrarian if you must, but I'd rather not have something that every other guys now wears on his wrist.

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  • alan
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    Or I could return both and get this one which costs more (aka not on clearance), but retains the features of the Fossil while changing the color scheme. It costs more, but is partially offset by not having to buy a new band:

    http://www.amazon.com/Fossil-Walter-Leather-Watch-Brown/dp/B0058VBX8O/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1325518603&sr=8-2


    I don't like yellow gold, but the rose gold on this one is kind of catching my eye.

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  • alan
    started a topic Time sensitive question: Which watch?

    Time sensitive question: Which watch?



    Ok, so the pun is only partially intended. :-) But I do need to decide which watch to keep/get within the next 48 hours because Dillards clearance returns only have a 3 day window.


    Yesterday I picked up this Fossil at the New Years Clearance sale at Dillards for $40:

    http://www.fossil.com/en_US/shop/men/watches/dress_watches/chronograph_silver_dial_watch-fs4630p.html


    The other option is the Timex Weekender that gets so much play here for $35:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004VR9LQC/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=dappered-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399373&creati veASIN=B004VR9LQC


    If I keep the Fossil, I'll be replacing the band with brown. So don't let the black band factor into the decision (in so much as it costs to get a new one). Outside of the band replacement, though, the price difference is negligible. The question just becomes, "Which watch is more desirable?"


    The two watches are very different. The fossil has a much larger face. The Timex has large numbers whereas the Fossil has tick marks. The Timex has a dark face whereas the Fossil has a light face and gold accents. The Timex is "casual cool" while the Fossil has a "vintagey" silhouette and more formal face. The Fossil has chronograph functionality (which I like) and no date feature (which I actually prefer NOT to have), but neither of those are deal makers or breakers.


    So... What do you all think?? If I can't decide before time runs out, I might have to get both. :-P

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