So, you remember all my rambling on about the Oris watch? Yeah, I’m setting that aside for a while. One of the best things about living and working in NYC is all the sample sales. It seems that every week there is a different sample sale for all tastes. Last week I checked out Hugo Boss and bought some socks. (I needed socks) Barneys has a warehouse sale twice a year (which has pretty good deals, and I intend to hit up to buy a suit for my wedding.) Over the summer I spend $30 in three ties (yes, total of $30) at John Varvatos. Yeah, I try to dress well, but I rarely pay retail.
So, if I don’t pay retail for clothing, why should I pay it for a watch? Enter this week’s Swatch brands sample sale on 18th Street between 6th & 7th Avenues. Swatch currently owns numerous brands including Omega (James Bond), Longines, Rado, Hamilton, Tissot, Calvin Klein, Timberland, and a few others I’d never heard of. I’m not going to write exactly what I paid today, but just know that it was 70% off retail. It’s automatic, and looks just as good, if not better than the Oris.
I’m pretty happy about this purchase, and will be even happier when I have it sized, and it’s on my wrist. It’s not a James Bond Omega, but then again, neither am I.