I understand completely. There was no way I was going to give beer mugs, wallets, engraved money clips, or flasks as a groomsman gift. (All of which are items that I have received.) I wanted to give my pals something they would really use. In the end, I gave my (rather preppy) groomsmen blazer buttons from their respective colleges and a small LL Bean duffel bag with their monogram. I know that all four of them wear the buttons on their blue blazers and use the duffel bags for weekend trips.This is a good idea. I'm getting married in Aug. I have been trying to think of everything under the moon for gifts. I don't know want to do the typical flask or beer glass. Watch may be a good idea but I have to keep the price reasonable!
I strongly disagree with this. In theory, all of my groomsmen would have appreciated a serious (read: mechanical) watch, but in practice it wasn't a good idea. By the time I got married, they were a bunch of 35-year-old professionals (consultants, bankers, doctors, professors). At least three of them had already bought themselves nice watches or had inherited fancy watches from older relatives. So, for that reason my watch gift would have gone into a drawer.You guys are just plain MAD! Why waste $$$ on the grooms, the vast majority do not give a s..t about watches (unless they are of this WUS fraternity)! Your hard earned money will be spent on a gift that will probably end up in a drawer, unused. What is wrong doing to a couple of bars, getting really, really pissed? The most memorable weddings are those where you have a king of a hangover! AND, the money you save-you can use it to buy yourself a nice watch!
read the thread. you are a few weeks late. he already bought the watches. |>If you are going to buy several at once you could get a lower end auto: Tissot PR50 comes to mind or one of the Seikos mentioned.
If most of the guys are not into watches go with a mechanical movement because they probably don't have one and will remember where the watch came from.