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The Quality of Cheapo

[caption id="attachment_814" align="aligncenter" width="300"]cheapo_logo_b[1] Rolex ain't got nuthin' on these guys.[/caption]From the-name-misrepresents-the-brand-department, WatchCo has added another line to its collection: Cheapo Watches. Now before all of you pretentious luxury lovers stop reading this post, at least hear me out for another few hundred words. I am fairly certain you're going to be glad you did.Cheapo originally started as a clothing brand in 1997 that eventually branched off into designing and producing watches as well. Its mission was to produce wardrobes and accessories that anyone could wear, even those who had no attachment to the fashion industry.Appealing to everyone meant having price points well below even the three-digit sales tag. And Cheapo did just that. In fact, all of the nearly two dozen styles we carry from Cheapo are each priced at $79.95. For less than $80, you can actually own a high-quality watch with a Japanese quartz movement, mineral glass crystal and genuine leather strap. Take it from a guy who works full time in the industry--that is rare.What really sets these watches apart from the other brands we carry is not only the unique designs, but the combination of pieces that make these watches truly different. Take this Ben Franklin model for instance:[caption id="attachment_815" align="aligncenter" width="374"]14227DD[1] "It's all about me, baby."[/caption]Note the genuine leather strap with the multiple steel buckles, giving it sort of a NATO strap look. The case is simple enough, but you can't tell me that this watch would not be a huge hit at a party. I mean, where else would you see something like this Fisherman watch?[caption id="attachment_817" align="aligncenter" width="374"]14227EE[1] With part one achieved, now all you need is the sea on your wrist.[/caption]Here's another shot of it below, this time in action:[caption id="attachment_816" align="aligncenter" width="604"]watches[1] A bushy beard, a tat sleeve, a mug of fair trade and the Cheapo Fisherman watch. No word on if this photo was taken at an old Iron and Wine basement show.[/caption]Cheapo truly offers something for everyone. For instance, it'll be November soon, and you'll need to start your holiday shopping with some gift ideas. So what do you get for that darn Devil-worshiping, cat-loving nephew of yours? Problem solved:[caption id="attachment_818" align="aligncenter" width="374"]14227LL[1] All hail Satan right MEOW![/caption] Or perhaps black and bling is more your style. How about this diamond watch (for $79.95)? Cheapo doesn't have a "hip hop" collection per se, but if it did, this bad boy would be the headliner:[caption id="attachment_820" align="aligncenter" width="374"]14227NN[1] #TURNT[/caption]All seriousness aside (kidding :) ), Cheapo does make some more (conventionally) fun watches as well. I think we all know that person in our lives who not only wears this watch but also has adapted the lifestyle it promotes:[caption id="attachment_821" align="aligncenter" width="374"]14227MM[1] Clearly the wearer of this only cares about making a fashion statement and not about being on time.[/caption]So if you're looking for something new, give Cheapo a try. There are a lot of different dials and straps to choose from, and that $80 in your pocket isn't exactly going to spend itself. The metal is all stainless steel, and each watch comes with Cheapo's two-year warranty, too, giving you a minimum of 730 days to show off to your friends.After that, you're on your own. Or just pick up another Cheapo--they're not too pricey. :)
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