design, your right, thats where I saw the watch. I work near an outlet mall so I stop by there often, usually just to walk around during lunch time, and fossil is one of the stores I stop into. I have been to fossil quite a few times and this is the first time I have seen this zodiac model. I have heard good things about this watch, so I looked at it on wednesay, but decided to pass. On friday, I went back and purchased the watch. I dont have a large collection of watches, but I never thought I would like a rubber strap, or an zodiac for that fact. I really thought I was going to buy the watch and then flip it on ebay for a small profit, but Im keeping it...its really a nice watch. Yes, it is refurb, but according to the salesperson, nobody has ever owned it and any small issue can put it into that catagory. I cheched this watch over and there is nothing that I can see wrong with it. I hopefully will have some pics anyone would like to see it. The sapphire is thick and there is great details in the watch. I think the case back is cool, has a nice deep engraving which you dont see in watches at this price. The bezel is smooth, and simple. At first I didnt like the hands, but have been growing on me the last few days. This watch is heavy, even though it has a rubber strap. Speaking of strap, its nice with lots of detail, very comfortable, I never thought I would wear a rubber strap, I guess since I dont dive or do water sports I felt like a "wannabe", probably the wrong attitute to have. Overall, I think I got good deal on it, especially since I did a google search and these are very hard to get anymore.That sounds like the price charged for one out of the refurb case at a Fossil Outlet store.
Good deal even if so, they rarely show up in the outlets in any 'case'.
I heard there were problems with the movements of the earliest ones out of the factory, but that happens with version 1.0 of anything.I owned this watch at a higher price (mid-$300's) and had nothing but freakin' problems with it.. if you can handle throwing money out the window, feel free to jump on this POS <|
I (very) recently purchased one of these for $300 as basically my first "real" watch. My Fossil outlet store didn't have these (though I did pick up a Sea Ghost for next to nothing) but I'd buy another one as a backup for $130 in a heartbeat if I had the chance. Really like this watch.
Am concerned about the poster who said he had problems with it though. Hope mine is reliable.