Tissot has a really cool orange and black sports watch that I keep drooling over. We had it in stock, but it was stolen a few weekends ago. If we have another "employee appreciation sale" when it's in stock, I'll probably try to talk Jerame into getting it for me.
Skagen is one of my favorite companies. I own two of them, and I always tell my customers, "Skagen watches are like tattoos. Once you get one, you'll have to get another and another." They have a lifetime warranty and are reasonably priced as well. Most are around the $100 mark. A Danish company, they not only make watches, but also have a home & office collection and an eyewear division.
Diesel is another one of my top picks. This brown digital number with a green face has been on my "must have" list since I started the job. Unfortunately, we don't carry it anymore. I only have one Diesel right now, but it's one of my favorite watches; Jerame and I take turns wearing it.
I always find it interesting to guess what's the customer's style will be. Will they be all about the simple, classical designs or will they go trendy? Square face or round? Gold or silver? Leather, rubber or metal band? One of the best parts of my job is seeing someone's eyes light up when I show them something that I think they should look at - something they would never have chosen themselves.
So what about you, faithful readers? When was the last time you bought a watch? What brand was it? What made you pick it out?