Would You buy a watch for $5?

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@gudheart (12791)
November 26, 2015 11:37am CST
I wanted to buy a new cheap watch that I could wear to work as mine had died on me. I looked on Amazon and found many cheap watches for only £2 which is around $5. I was tempted to buy one as they looked really nice and I only wanted one for work anyway. I however decided against it, and opted to buy one for £10 ($20) at my local store. Have you ever bought one for that much and if so did it last long? Image sourced from Pixabay.
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@jaboUK (51356)
• United Kingdom
26 Nov 15
Here in Spain there are watches on sale for 3 Euros, which is just over £2. We always buy one or two as they are less than the cost of a new battery. So far they are excellent, and keep good time.
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@gudheart (12791)
26 Nov 15
Ohhh...maybe I will give it a go and buy them from Amazon. Not like I am looking much by trying lol
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@nanette64 (14570)
• Fairfield, Texas
26 Nov 15
The cheapest I ever got was $10 and it did last a long time. As a matter of fact, I'm in the market for another one right about now.
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@gudheart (12791)
26 Nov 15
There might be some deals available on Black Friday :D
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@nanette64 (14570)
• Fairfield, Texas
26 Nov 15
@gudheart I don't know if a watch is worth a black eye. lol
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@gudheart (12791)
26 Nov 15
@nanette64 LOOOL! You can them via online deals instead?
• Lucknow, India
26 Nov 15
Though I am not a watch-wearing person but to be honest, In India we get watches which cost Rs. 100(around a pound) and they run for atleast 3 months!!! I feel it's fair deal!!
@gudheart (12791)
26 Nov 15
That is not bad for a pound. Do they look good too?
• Lucknow, India
26 Nov 15
@gudheart Yeah, they look alright!! I mean you can wear them to work everyday!!
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@gudheart (12791)
26 Nov 15
@Rationalwriter That is good. I seen a few really nice looking ones that are really cheap online.
@kevin1877uk (36270)
29 Nov 15
$5 is about £3.50. I hope that $5 is never £2 lol
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@gudheart (12791)
29 Nov 15
Yep. I does seem to fluctuation though now and again.
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@kevin1877uk (36270)
29 Nov 15
@gudheart It's been around the $1.50-1.60 for the last 2 years in not longer so $5 is £3.12-3.30, little less than I said.
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@gudheart (12791)
29 Nov 15
@kevin1877uk Oh thought it goes up and down more than that more often!
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@Asylum (48101)
• Manchester, England
26 Nov 15
When I used to wear a watch I often bought cheap ones for £5 on the local market. They worked fine, but rarely lasted much longer than a year or so.
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@gudheart (12791)
26 Nov 15
I wanted one for £5 too but it looked cheap. The one I got was £10 in the end and looks pretty.
@Asylum (48101)
• Manchester, England
26 Nov 15
@gudheart The stall that I usually used had some decent looking models for £5.
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@gudheart (12791)
26 Nov 15
@Asylum I think watches are worth that much. Don't get why some are worth $1000....its just a watch!!!!
@birjudanak (7166)
• India
26 Nov 15
i wear watch only when i am going office so generally i not spend more money behind watch,i have right now voucher of provuge watch because of come with new credit card so i can buy for me.
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@gudheart (12791)
26 Nov 15
I know people that spend a lot of money on them. I don't personally understand the reason why.
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• India
26 Nov 15
@gudheart you know while last time i ordered online at that time in my watch second point not work so i complain it and told them to replace so they said you keep it with you and we refund your amount in account.so i got watch in free.
@Fleura (6299)
• United Kingdom
1 Nov 16
Yes, I have a cheap watch which has worked fine for years. It is the batteries and the straps which cost the most! I would prefer to buy one I had at least seen though, rather than from the web.
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@gudheart (12791)
1 Nov 16
True, the batteries and strap are usually the costly parts!
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@Blondie2222 (19069)
• United States
29 Nov 15
No i don't wear watches as i just use my cell phone for a clock or my work computer
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@gudheart (12791)
29 Nov 15
I prefer to have one so when I am in the break room I know what time I have left on my break :D
@Traceyjayne (1015)
• United Kingdom
26 Nov 15
I have a cheap watch that cost £5 that I wear for work .....I am often up to my elbows in paint, glue, glitter or playdough so I never wear my 'proper' watch for work !
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@gudheart (12791)
26 Nov 15
Good idea! wouldn't want it to get damaged if it was an expensive one.
@Susan2015 (19204)
• United States
26 Nov 15
Not for that amount. But I buy the Walmart ones most of the time for about $10.99 to $12.99.
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@gudheart (12791)
26 Nov 15
Yep that is where I got mine from (Asda in the UK).
@marlina (64629)
• Canada
26 Nov 15
I buy watches around the $30.00 mark.
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@gudheart (12791)
26 Nov 15
Would you think it would not be worth to buy one for $5? I am guessing it wouldn't last long if I did?
@youless (87456)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Nov 15
I bought a watch for my son for $10 for about a year. It still works very well. It is even water proof and he just wears it to the swimming pool and beaches and he doesn't have to put it off. So it is very convenient for us to know the time. This is a very durable watch and it is so worthy.
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• Panipat, India
5 Dec 15
we can get watch even lesthan $5 ,sorry i dont need watch at present
• Mumbai, India
27 Nov 15
no i dont want to ,buy because in india ,.i got watch in 50 to 60 rupees.......?????
• United States
27 Nov 15
I get Timex (not expensive) for my husband since he's hard on watches! I don't wear one, haven't in years so no need to buy any.
@scheng1 (24899)
• Singapore
27 Nov 15
I do not need a watch, so I will not spend even a dollar on it. i just my cellphone which can tell the time accurately. For me, when something works fine, there is no need for duplicate device.
@Drosophila (16804)
• Ireland
27 Nov 15
Erm, not sure! it might go bust in like couple of days? Then you need to buy another one. Sometimes the cheapest thing is the most expensive one.
@whiteream (3558)
• United States
27 Nov 15
I would buy it , you have to be careful though. You many need to get a battery for the watch.
• United States
27 Nov 15
If there are good reviews, I would! I'm not much of a watch person, but I just bought an Apple iWatch a few weeks ago.. I wore it for a few days only and it hasn't been on my wrist since. Waste of money, because I don't find myself looking for the time as often as I hoped.
@amadeo (50918)
• United States
26 Nov 15
they have a lot of cheap watches every where.From Target to Wal mart just about any dept.store I bought a nice look one for 14 dollars at Target.