BURBERRY THE CITY SILVER TONE STEEL BRACELET MENS WATCH £189.90 @ The watch Hut
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BURBERRY THE CITY SILVER TONE STEEL BRACELET MENS WATCH £189.90 @ The watch Hut

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Found 5th Apr 2015
I just saw this and bought it myself. Great looking watch which is listed for £395 at Burberry and Selfridges. Also at Amazon UK for £319 so this looks like a bargain. Use code BOX10 for 10% discount and free delivery which takes it from £211 to £189.90.

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Apparently made by Fossil, for those curious to know.

"Burberry watches were once made by Burberry, a publicly held British company that has been in business for more than 150 years. However, in the early 2000s, Burberry started using Fossil to make its watches. This relationship resulted in Fossil making Burberry watches for the international market"

"In 2001, Burberry made a deal with the Swiss division of Fossil to make Burberry watches for world-wide distribution. Some people now feel that Burberry watches are over-priced Fossil creations. Texas-based Fossil has bought up Swiss watch brand Zodiac and other watch companies. This Burberry agreement may simply be another means for Fossil to increasing its worldwide presence and revenue."


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Edited by: "louiselouise" 5th Apr 2015

^ All the watch companies are at it, Swatch owns Omega and Longines amongst others, Rado own Hugo Boss and Lacoste watches etc. There are no "small" watch firms out there now on their own. Similar thing with cars - does it cheapen the Bugatti, Lamborghini or Bentley brands because they are owned by Volkswagen AG, or Rolls Royce now BMW own them?

Watches always have a huge mark-up, and the higher up the brands you go, the bigger the mark-up is. Saying that, I would rather pay big money for a big watch brand (like Omega, Rolex, Longines etc) than a big fashion brand (Hugo Boss, D+G, Gucci) that has put their name to a watch, as you might feel that some of your money has been well spent on a nice self winding movement and far better materials. Some very good deals to be had at outlet shopping in the US. Bought a "£400" Lacoste watch for $165 at an outlet in Las Vegas back in 2008 when there were almost 2 dollars to the pound, makes a good rough and ready every day watch, but it's just a basic quartz movement inside.

For what it is and the retail price usually applied to the product, this Burberry watch looks a decent deal for a watch bought more for its looks than the engineering precision that has gone into it. I'll give it some heat.

If you want to pay inflated price for a brand name and feel good about it, this is a good deal. neither heat nor cold from me.

monkeyhanger75

^ All the watch companies are at it, Swatch owns Omega and Longines … ^ All the watch companies are at it, Swatch owns Omega and Longines amongst others, Rado own Hugo Boss and Lacoste watches etc. There are no "small" watch firms out there now on their own. Similar thing with cars - does it cheapen the Bugatti, Lamborghini or Bentley brands because they are owned by Volkswagen AG, or Rolls Royce now BMW own them?Watches always have a huge mark-up, and the higher up the brands you go, the bigger the mark-up is. Saying that, I would rather pay big money for a big watch brand (like Omega, Rolex, Longines etc) than a big fashion brand (Hugo Boss, D+G, Gucci) that has put their name to a watch, as you might feel that some of your money has been well spent on a nice self winding movement and far better materials. Some very good deals to be had at outlet shopping in the US. Bought a "£400" Lacoste watch for $165 at an outlet in Las Vegas back in 2008 when there were almost 2 dollars to the pound, makes a good rough and ready every day watch, but it's just a basic quartz movement inside.For what it is and the retail price usually applied to the product, this Burberry watch looks a decent deal for a watch bought more for its looks than the engineering precision that has gone into it. I'll give it some heat.

There is a difference though. VW own the brands you mention and Swatch do own Omega whereas Fossil don't own Burnett, they simply make the watches under license just as they do for Diesel, Adidas, DKNY, Michelle, Armani etc.

j2hot

There is a difference though. VW own the brands you mention and Swatch … There is a difference though. VW own the brands you mention and Swatch do own Omega whereas Fossil don't own Burnett, they simply make the watches under license just as they do for Diesel, Adidas, DKNY, Michelle, Armani etc.



Yes, you're going to get a better watch buying a bottom end Longines than a top end Gucci/D&G for your £1500.

An expensive watch is always an extravagance, but so are plenty of other things in life, and for some (myself included), a really good watch that gets properly looked after could last a lifetime.

Original Poster

I don't really agree with negative comments, I would love to buy a Tag or a Brietling but they are stupid money. Hugo Boss and Armani do loads of watches and I see them everywhere so I didn't see any point getting one. A Burberry watch is a fashion accessory pure and simple, I don't need a diamond watch and equally I don't need any of the useless features on other watches. It looks to be half decent quality, I like the British brand, and I like the style of watch. For me therefore sub £200 is a good deal
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