A striking timepiece makes a ::cough:: timeless accessory, especially if it has, oh, I don't know, a mother of pearl face that's encrusted with diamonds and finished with a crocodile leather wristband. In the not-so-distant past, such a luxury would have been available to only the wealthiest of men, and I suppose the real deal still is, but thanks to modern technology, any bum off the street can get a cheap, made-in-China version for just $8.50 at their local mall, courtesy of stores like Forever 21.
I find this to be quite amusing, which is why I purchased the watch you see above. It's deceptively expensive-looking (my Dad asked if it was Fossil), and after two weeks in my possession, it still maintains the accurate time. My one complaint is that the wrist band is rather stiff (what can you expect for $8.50?), so the watch itself doesn't sit flush with my skin. I'm hoping I can break it in a bit to resolve that problem.
Forever 21 has a great selection of watches under $20 on their website, so hopefully if my purchase stands the test of time, I'll buy another.
Shop it: Metallic Serpent Watch, available in 4 colors, $8.50 at Forever21.com
Have you purchased a timepiece from Forever 21? Did it break within 2 days or is it holding up?