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While it sometimes seems like no one wears a watch anymore, these timepieces remain both useful and stylish. And despite every laptop computer, tablet, and smartphone being able to tell time, there's also something elegant about a nice dress watch. So for those of you who are in the market for such an accessory, check out these great watch deals from Bulova, Seiko, Citizen, and more.
Is It Worth It?: If you have tickets to the opera or a pass to the Inauguration Ball in Washington, D.C. next January, this gorgeous Bulova women's diamond watch is the way to go. It's an Editors' Choice pick not just for its diamond-encrusted bezel and a mother-of-pearl dial or in that will certainly compliment any stately outfit. It earns such a designation for in case that stuffy cocktail party you're at turns fratty and you get tossed into the pool, you can rest assured that your $375 watch cost only $93 and is water-resistant up to 100 feet.
Is It Worth It?: Taking your smartphone to do interval training at the gym can get a little iffy, especially if you sweat a lot. This Editors' Choice sports watch is a much better bet, and it's just $6.99. This baby is powered by the light of the sun, and it comes in four attractive colors that you can match with your sweats. Features include a 6-digit display with backlight, alarm function with snooze, and stopwatch. It's water resistance to 98 feet to boot. Note that this watch may take two to three weeks to arrive.
Is It Worth It?: A staple in the watch industry, Seiko watches are timeless. And no better example is this chronograph watch for just $59.90 — that's a savings of 76% from its retail price of $250. We find this luxury item to be an outstanding holiday gift for that special man in your life. Features include a two-tone gold plate and stainless steel case and bracelet, three subdials, a date window, Japanese quartz movement, water resistance up to 330 feet, and more.
Is It Worth It?: Like the aforementioned Seiko, this men's dress watch is also a classic timepiece. But, its 12 diamonds aside, what makes this watch special is its eco-friendly power source; the battery charges through solar energy. This watch retails for $350, but you can get it from MChrono for just $145.95. It has a stainless steel case, date display, Japanese quartz movement, and water resistance to 100 feet.
Is It Worth It?: Timberland has an outstanding reputation for outdoorsy footwear, so it makes sense that they manufacture high-quality adventure watches as well. This one retails for $215 but is available in Orange for just $54 after the coupon. And it's one of those groovy watches that seems to do everything: with three subdials, it's water-resistant to 165 feet, and boasts a silicon strap, a stainless steel case, quartz movement, date display, and more. The hands and hour markers even glow in the dark!
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