Tuesday, September 28, 2010

timex watch at j.crew

so, i really like the timex watches at j.crew, but i do not want to pay $150 to $200 for one.

what i love about these watches is the slightly retro appeal juxtapositioned with the modern strap. so, i had a brilliant idea! why not purchase one of the straps from j.crew and pair it with a less expensive timex face from somewhere else?

j.crew sells the straps ala carte here. they have solids and stripes, even some different fabrics. a few are even on sale from original price of $20 to $10! i picked out the neon orange and a lemony yellow, but might come back for the authentic red.

then, i popped over to my local target and picked up a couple timex watches they had. their selection ranged in price from $30 to $40. i made sure to get ones that had removable straps, with faces i liked. (i actually ended up liking the faces on the watches at target more than the ones available at j.crew. i think they look more vintage and less sporty - which is of course, right up my alley)

 it took me a few minutes to manipulate the straps and... voila!

what do you think of the final products? two watches (and cuter watches at that!) for less than the price of one!

and i actually found links to the two target timex watches i purchased here:
watch #1 (right one, with neon pink strap)
watch #2 (left one, with yellow strap)

i can't wait to wear them!

until next time,

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