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Movado: The Museum Watch

Reviewing: Movado Original Museum Watch  |  Rating:
laurel1 By laurel1 on
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My now-ex-husband bought us matching Movado watches back in the 80s when they first came out (don't be thinking how lucky I am -- he used my paycheck to do it!). They were the men's and ladies' "Museum Watch, " the first watch to be an exhibit in the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

This is a really beautiful and stylish watch. It has a timeless appeal, and is stunning accessory, and one of the few "valuable" accessories I own. It still works, 20 years later, and still looks "in." I love it.

I do have a couple of complaints. First, the original band is just a little too short. I have a very small wrist; a 7.5 inch bracelet is very loose on me. But I had to use the last hole in the strap to make this big enough to fit. So I have replaced the band. Second, the black rim inside the gold one scratches easily. Short of using a black "Sharpie" on it, I'm not sure what to do about that. Third, no second hand, which I suppose really only matters if you need to take someone's pulse. And finally, with no numbers, it can be a little hard to read. Seriously, it's hard to tell if it's 4:30 or 5:30, and no it's not just me.

The reason I rated it so highly, despite my complaints and the price (should one spend $400 to $500 on a watch? It's just a watch; it won't save my life or anything), is that it is just so beautiful. I'll never drive a Jag or a Mercedes; I'll never own a couture gown or a pair of Jimmy Choos or Manolos. But I have this watch. And it's pretty cool. (now if my body would just quit making batteries die...)