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Watch newbie looking for help! I just received a holiday bonus of just over $5,000 in Macy’s credit that I’d like to use on a first watch (although I could use the credit in a few other places). I don’t really know how much to spend on it and what I should be looking for, but I’ve always wanted one and was thinking this would be a good place to come for help! I’d like to get something that I could wear going out to dinner, on dates, and in my personal life in general (casual or formal) (cont.)

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Congrats! Might be limited in brands on Macy’s, but I know they sell Longines, Tag Heuer, and Baume & Mercier. I’d check out the Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic - it’s a stunner! But I’m sure there are lots of other great options under $5K that you can spend your Macys credit on.

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Thank you! How much should I be looking to spend?

That’s a tough spot to find a single watch at those stores. I’d suggest picking up a couple well rounded watches. You could get a Rado Captian cook (blue /bracelet), hamilton khaki, tissot visodate, seiko king turtle, and a gshock and still have something leftover.

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Why not? It lets you figure out what you like at a lower cost point, gives you options to wear in different situations from casual to formal, variety is the spice of life, etc…

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Why buy one watch when you could get 100 invicta’s

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Omega or Oris, IMO

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Update: I got an Omega Seamaster with a black face! Thank you all for all of your help! (Is there anything I need to do when it arrives?)

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(continued) I don’t need to blow anyone away, but I also don’t want to buy something that looks cheap or tacky. I like the look of stainless steel, and would ideally like something that is more classic and understated (to fit my style!). Would greatly appreciate any advice or guidance!

What other places can you use the credit

Thank you all so much!

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I kind of like the idea of a stainless steel band, is that bad? Don’t want to buy something that looks tacky!

Their website has preowned rolexes. Worth a shot

Which Omegas does the other site you referenced have?

OP is getting the watch for free so warranty isn’t a big deal 🤷‍♂️

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