Shopping Watches on a cruise

i am in the market for a new watch and will be cruising very soon. I have heard everything from cruise ships give you great deals on name brand watches to it is a rip off.

I am curious has anyone purchased a watch while onboard. I have walked by them for yeas but never bothered going in and looking around or pricing them.

35 Answers

DH was considering a new watch last spring on the Miracle. He tried it on every day I think, but when my eyes bugged out at the price, he put it back. We found the same one in a jewellery store in San Diego after our cruise for about 1/2 the price, so we were both glad he had waited.

I love watches, but I only have one wrist on which to wear them. I have tried wearing one on my right wrist, but it's very uncomfortable. So really, how many do I need ? I did see a nice, unusual Hamilton on one ship, and probably would have bought it, until, the salesman told us it was the watch that was worn in MIB. My wife told him that was the worst thing he could have said, and more than likely lost the sale. He did. Lose the sale that is.

How many do you need? Well I guess that would be one. It is not a question of need it's want.Happy And I want more! I just bought a citizen on my last cruise. It was the Princess 50 Anniversary watch and I did actually get a decent deal.

I do regret not buying several Swatch Watches in Grand Cayman years ago. They were the James Bond themed watches. Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda.....

If I don't have a way to return a piece of merchandise when the operation of it no longer functions, I think of 3 guys, Dewey, Burnham & Howe.

I have 2 friends I travel with that are Curly and Mo - I'm Larry ...

My son bought a Tag Heuer watch on one of the islands in the Caribbean but not sure which one ... He had researched and shopped this thing forever and saved around $1000 - we travel on the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy" when it comes to money we spend so I'm not sure how much he paid for it.

I see that you have the hair style. Big Smile

I refuse to wear any good jewelry on a cruise. Shoes, that's different. I might BUY something, a nice piece of jewelry or a watch, but only if I'm traveling with my jeweler friend. Aboard Liberty of the Seas I found myself in a timeless situation--caught in the shift from Eastern Time without a watch. My daughter and I were an hour early to meet our cooking teacher. Later on that same cruise I FOUND the ideal watch--a rubber multi-function indestructible digital number that someone had left on top of a fire extinguisher. For hours that watch sat there begging to be taken. I complied. I wore it on every subsequent cruise until the battery died before my Panama Canal cruise. Fearing being left behind ashore, I needed a watch, just a cheap one that tells time. Not ONE men's watch was under $100.00 on the first day. By the third day the price of the CHEAPEST men's watch had fallen to $50.00. By the fifth day I bought it at $25.00 and they threw in a card case and pen. It was the ONLY one, and I lucked out that it's a faux-Cartier tank. It's so cheap that condensation collects inside the crystal makes it hard to read. It's so cheap there's not a HINT of leather. I wonder how many polymers died to make this band.

My husband has bought an Invicta (over $300) and a Citizen (over $200). Both look great, work great, and were a great deal. We were very happy with our purchases.


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