From The Inbox: Cheap Preppy Watches At Amazon


I don’t know if Amazon is spying on my Internet activity along with Google, but this just landed in my inbox.

Happy shopping. Or not. — CC

7 Comments on "From The Inbox: Cheap Preppy Watches At Amazon"

  1. I get labeled as “preppy” quite often (though, if a distinction is to be made, I’m probably more Ivy than preppy; but that’s not the point I’m trying to make). I can understand how those watches are considered preppy- hell, the watch I have on right now has a nylon strap- but I think marketing those watches as preppy but at a markedly low price point is contrary to what I think preppiness stands for. Again, I’m using preppy as a blanket term for trad, Ivy, etc.- I know some people get sore about the distinction but I don’t intend to get into that sort of debate. I have my own style but the underlying goal of everything I purchase is quality. For me, that’s the defining characteristic. Yes, I have a watch that looks like the ones in the ad, but if my watch is “preppy,” it’s because I invested in a quality piece that will last. Not because I dropped $50 on some made-in-China number.

  2. I just noticed the massive argument about watches in another post…. Now I’m hoping I don’t get dragged into it.

  3. “Cheap” is correct. The hands on those watches move, sort of, sometimes. Better to paint a dial on the band and draw the minute and hour hands. That way it’d be accurate twice a day.

  4. Roy R. Platt | June 18, 2014 at 1:28 am |

    If you buy two watches will you have twice as much time?


    check it out, the best in affordable prep with quantity discounts!!!

    I’m not affiliated, but I’ve ordered several over the past few months.

  6. Mayes Hall | June 24, 2014 at 10:11 am |

    Why bother?

  7. I paid 35 bucks for my made in America Timex with Roman numerals and put my own strap on it for another 7 dollars. Rolex, we all agree, is not very preppy. I think a low cost (but quality, American made) watch is the definition of prep understatement. My 2 cents.

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