Five decent looking & affordable rose gold watches
The hell makes rose gold rosey anyway? Turns out rose gold has that reddish or pinkish hue because it’s a gold and copper alloy. More copper in the mix will equal more intense reddish hues in the gold. Nifty.
Rose gold can be a little easier to wear than yellow gold. That red seems to strip a little of the cheese factor away when someone with lighter skin puts it on their wrist. But it’s still not a fail safe choice by any means. They’re a bit like blackout watches. Not for everyone. Maybe not even for most.
Looks like the code FALL2011 is still taking 20% off most orders through Timex. Comes with a perpetual calendar and a not too big not too small 42mm case diameter.
Fossil can sometimes be a hard brand name to wear on your wrist because so many of their watches lean so young. This one is a relatively subdued chronograph. 41mm case diameter and comes equipped with a chronograph.
Here’s the thing with this one. It looks great in the box, but as soon as you pick it up, you’ll feel how inexpensive this watch is. Made by Movado believe it or not, and made apparently for not a lot of money. It’s a looker, but if you get mugged for it, the dude who did the mugging might be disappointed. It’s not a chronograph. Those pushers do a couple of things (adjust the day of the week is one of them) and they do so with… um… “Yugo” like crispness.
Azzaro is one of those watch makers that comes with the “Swiss Made” stamp, is always a quartz movement, and seem to most often be listed for half off retail. Textured dial and a rose gold case that’s more subtle looking. Sold direct by Amazon and that’s a very good thing to have in your back pocket.
A little (okay, a lot) out there as far as sport style goes. The usual Torgoen signature flight dial hands and larger than other brands 45mm case is standard here. A nice showing of rose gold in a sport style package.
BONUS – The Huge Splurge: Hugo Boss Automatic – $495.00
Part of the new line of Automatics from Hugo Boss (non rose gold options here, and here.) Like Hilfiger watches, these are manufactured by Movado. Unlike Hilfiger watches, they won’t feel cheap in your hands. Or at least they sure as hell better not for $500 (haven’t seen these in person yet.) Case diameter is reportedly “aprox. 45 mm” which seems way large if they’re not counting the crown. Cross your fingers for these to get marked down during Nordstrom’s half yearly sale for men. They might, they might not. But if they do, that’d be awfully nice.
Would you wear one? Are you on board with the pinkish hues of rose gold? Leave it all below…