When ever there’s a crowd swarming a Nordstrom’s jewelry counter, I elbow my way to the front. My pulse quickens, I get a little sweaty, and I just have to see what every one is gawking at. As I peel layer after layer of people back like an onion, I see what they see – watches. But not just any watches: Michele watches.
They are gorgeous. I have never heard of the brand Michele, which is odd since I consider myself somewhat of a watch connoisseur. I guess Nordstrom realized the brand needed more exposure too since they decided to host a 4 hour trunk show for the accessory company.
I all but slobbered over the classic art deco time pieces. With its clean lines, 108 hand-set white diamonds, and mother-of-pearl face, the bracelet is every thing a girl could ever want in a watch. It is just jaw dropping, but so is the price. When I looked at the tag, I thought $250 was a bargain. The sales girl tried to stifle a giggle when I asked why the time piece was only that much. She kind of rolled her eyes when she replied that $250 was just the cost of the band. The watch itself cost more than $1,200.
As I sadly placed the watch back on its velvet pad for others to paw, I thought that there’s got to be other watches out there that don’t cost as much that are just as pretty.
I really like the Reactor collection of watches. This two toned piece costs $350 – which translates into less than 25% of the Michele watch. With its sleek lines, intricate detailing and polished finish, it’s a realistic runner-up to the luxury brand. You can find it at Dillards.
Take a look at this black leather strap watch from Bulova. I have never owned a watch like this but I think it’s about time I do. You can find it at Kohls for $250, but that place is always, always, always having a half off sale, or a buy one get one free sale, or the best sale of the year sale- so I’m going to wait it out.