I’m kinda into watches. I only have one nice one so far that was a gift from my wife. If you are looking at buying a decent watch I’d strongly recommend considering the Citizen Eco-Drive with a sapphire crystal and radio sync to the USNO time server. No battery and never needs to be reset. Not cheap but sturdy and very useful.
@tweezak I like watches, too, but I’m not really into the “jewelry” aspect of them.
I you are looking to buy a watch to tinker with, I’d strongly recommend a Vostok Amphibia. You can get a watch with a hand-assembled automatic movement and several really interesting and unique design features for under $75.
It’s cheap and easy to get replacement parts, and there is a large modding community, so you can get aftermarket bezels, dials, and hands if that’s what you’re into.
Quality control is a bit lacking, but that is to be expected as such a ridiculously low price point.
@Limewater That sounds like a fun bit of kit. I’m a tinkerer myself and may look into it. Thanks for the tip. I’ve always wanted an automatic mechanical. When my wife bought me the Citizen I was looking at Asian gray-market Seiko 5 Sports series watches. At the time they sold for about $150 and are actually really nice watches.
@kittykat9180 they’re not even the rarest gemstone it’s just fake scarcity drummed up by marketing and monopolies for a few centuries.
Honestly, I think diamonds are kind of boring. My wife has a nice engagement ring with one, and several other pieces where the diamonds are accents… But honestly, rubies, emeralds, citrine, sapphire, tanzanite… They all look prettier than boring old transparent diamonds. Heck, cut glass looks nicer than diamonds.
I wish we left the diamonds to commercial and scientific uses where they’re very useful and we didn’t artificially drum up the cost by making them jewelry pieces.
I think the move is slowly being made away from diamonds to other stones in engagement rings. If I ever had to buy an engagement ring again, unless the girl objected to the idea, I’d much rather go for a higher quality gem that looked nicer than stick with a boring diamond.
My favorite kind of jewelry is the kind worn by other people. I get to see it and admire it, which is all it is
really good for, without paying a cent for the privilege. The irony is that for most jewelry, the wearer is the only one who can’t see it.
I don’t wear jewelry, I don’t even wear the wedding ring anymore. Not so that I can pick up other women. (Wife knows I’ve no interest in that.) I just never really felt comfortable with the ring, always hated the feel… And honestly, I get hit on by women less since I stopped wearing the ring.
Found some of those high quality rubber wedding rings some years back and wore that instead for a few years… I liked the look more too… Less gaudy and flashy. But even though they’re tough as heck under normal use, I fidget a lot and couldn’t help myself playing with it all the time and they would break from stress of being turned inside out and back again.
I do wear watches occasionally. Usually wooden watches, because they’re less shiny and less eye catching. That’s it for me.
As for women. It’s no requirement for me that a woman wears jewelry but I do find large dangly earrings sexy for some unexplainable reason… Lol. Maybe it’s the little boy in me wanting to poke them and make the earrings swing.
Ankle bracelets are quite attractive too, again I’m not sure why, maybe because I draws the eye to the lower legs and it’s usually associated with carefree happy sunny days on the beach or the meadow.
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