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A great Raymond Weil Offer
Raymond Weil Watches
Member Name: byrnehel
Raymond Weil Watches
Date: 31/05/01, updated on 31/05/01 (5810 review reads)
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Normally the only buy one get one free offers you see are for frozen pizza in your local supermarket, so when I spotted the same offer for Raymond Weil watches in the jewellers Ernest Jones a couple of years ago in the Christmas sales, I just had to snap up the bargain.
Raymond Weil (pronounced vale) watches are Swiss made and around the same price range as Gucci watches. Whereas Gucci tend to produce high fashion watches in the latest styles Raymond Weil stick to more classic styles (not to say they are frumpy though). I bought a gold plated link watch with an unusual hexagonal face with a white dial which three years ago cost me £420. My boyfriend then chose a thicker silver mans watch that even today he gets comments about and this would have been £380 had it not been for the buy one get one free offer (you pay for the most expensive one).
In the three years that we have had the watches neither have gone wrong/slowed down/needed the battery replaced - in fact I couldn't ask for anything more as regards to quality. My boyfriend wears his every day whereas I tend to only wear mine at weekends or going out but it is not as if we keep them in their boxes and just look at them.
Both watches are water resistant but I haven't really had a cause to test this. The one thing that is especially nice about the watches are the unusual fastening. I will not attempt to describe them but both watches are different and very unlike any normal watch fastening which you click across and pull up, these new fastenings are a lot more secure.
I probably wouldn't have looked at these watches had it not been for the special offer as it is not as if Raymond Weil have a signature style that people would recognise like Gucci, they just tend to notice it as a nice watch. You can tell the watches are not cheap and are well made but the brand Raymond Weil doesn't have the cachet of say a Rolex (which in my dreams I would own).
>If you want a really good quality Swiss made watch (the Swiss make the best watches) and do not want something instantly recognisable like a Gucci (which personally I think are becoming a bit common nowadays what with all the 'replicas' on the market) then for the price, you can't really go wrong with a Raymond Weil. Although I have looked out for it I have never in recent Christmas sales seen the offer repeated, so if you do find a similar offer then doo it!