Giveaway: A Bounty Of Timepieces To Win This Holiday Season

Giveaway: A Bounty Of Timepieces To Win This Holiday Season

Giveaway: A Bounty Of Timepieces To Win This Holiday Season    watch giveaways

Welcome to aBlogtoRead.com's annual holiday season watch giveaway. Each month I offer a single watch for you to win, but this month you have a chance seven (lucky) chances to to win. The rules are exactly the same as any other month, but this month I will simply choose a winner for each of these seven watches. If you win, what you receive will be randomized - which makes things a bit more interesting.

Up for grabs are seven very competent timepieces that I know you will enjoy. First is a Phosphor World Time watch with a great e-ink Display. It retails for $150 and you can learn more about it from Phosphor right here.

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Next is a Casio Pathfinder PAG-240B-2 "do anything watch." If you don't have a Casio Pathfinder in your collection, you are really missing out. This model retails for $250 and you can learn more about is via an aBlogtoRead.com review here.

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Also a chance at winning a Magrette Moana Pacific PVD limited edition watch. Proven to be very popular, this mechanical watch from New Zealand has a real piece of ancient Kauri wood in the caseback. Limited to 500 pieces and priced at $365 plus shipping. See a full review here and it at Magrette's website here.

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Swatch wants you to have one of their New Gent Rebel timepieces for men. At 41mm wide, these colorful watches aren't the tiny Swatches you might remember. But they are still thin and have a nice modern style to them. The winner will choose the color they like - but the choice is subject to availability. Price for these is $65 and you can learn more here.

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Plus, there is a Vittorium Deep Diver. Very neat looks makes this 47mm wide timepiece one of the most unique affordable Swiss dive watches of the year. Priced at $895. Learn more at Vittorium here.

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Get a chance a winning a Jorg Gray JG9400-21 watch. With a unique styling and an over 45mm wide case, this is one of the most distinctive new watches from Jorg Gray's 2010 collection. Priced at $595. Learn more at Jorg Gray here.

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Last is a Tsovet SVT-AT76 model AT311510 watch. Hip modern styling with a large easy to read case and distinct military instrument style. Swiss made with a retail price of $550. Learn more at Tsovet here.

To Enter You Must:

1. Comment on this post below with your valid e-mail address where required. In the body of your comment mention a few watch brands that you'd look at when buying watch gifts for your friends and family.

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2. Wait until the giveaway is over on January 1st, 2011 for the winner to be chosen at random.

A couple of basic rules. You can only enter once. You must comment with a valid e-mail address where you can be reached. Your comment must be confirmed and approved. You must complete the objectives to be considered. You are responsible for providing your contact shipping information if you are chosen. Shipping restrictions to non US entrants may apply based on sponsor's policies. Giveaway watch selection based on sponsor's inventory and watch availability. All comments made after the end of the giveaway period will not be considered. For the full terms and conditions, please click here.

Good luck, and thanks to Casio, Magrette, Tsovet, Swatch, Phosphor, Jorg Gray, and Vittorium the sponsors of the 2010 aBlogtoRead.com Benthic Ti watch giveaway here at aBlogtoRead.com!

936 comments
fearlessleader
fearlessleader

When buying gifts I always would look at the following brands... Casio, Seiko, Stuhrling, and Wenger.

edeverges
edeverges

i already own a casio pathfinder, but also like the Vittorium Deep Diver.

Dale Taylor
Dale Taylor

when considering gifts of watches my first choice is Casio in either the Baby G or pathfinder range then either citezen oor seiko

Andre
Andre

Heeeeeeeyyyyy!! Where's The Winner?!!!!! hhhhh....

Ray
Ray

For gifts, I find myself looking to Seiko or Orient. Always solid choices, and many options in various gift price ranges.

Jerel
Jerel

For friends or family id make sure to stick to trusted brands. Omega, Tag, Casio, Tissot.

David Fleischmann
David Fleischmann

I like to look at IWC and Jaeger LeCoultre. Anything with a bit of a military feel or something int he Master Series for the Jaeger.

Mike S.
Mike S.

I really like my Orient Hogrider. An Orient watch would make an excellent gift, as would most of the seiko divers.

Maria W
Maria W

I'm looking at Gshocks watches for my husband. That Casio pathfinder looks great.

Sandro Verrelli
Sandro Verrelli

Was looking at getting my brother the Timex WS4, but he's very difficult to shop for...
I tried posting earlier today, but don't see my post. Not trying to double post.

Bob Cramer
Bob Cramer

My last purchase was a Magrette MP PVD and I love it. My next is likely to be a Stowa Chrono. Simplicity of design is the current appeal and both of these fit into and contrast with the Chopard, Rolex and Bretilings currently in my colletion.

lnci
lnci

watches like tag,bell or casio water proofs...

omega and so for business..

Sandro Verrelli
Sandro Verrelli

Was looking at the Timex WS4 for my brother, but he's extremely difficult to shop for, so he got a GPS...

Bilgin
Bilgin

i usually look for leather strap watches. with good stitching and quality straps. analog ones.

Good new year to all

Tuncer
Tuncer

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i dont have strict choice for brand, i usually prefer the one which looks good to me.

T.

Jordan Silver
Jordan Silver

Right now I'm looking at the Rolex Day Date II and considering a black ion plated watch of some sort.

Adil
Adil

I like Citizen, Omega, Casio and Swatch depending on model.

Happy New Year

Aaron
Aaron

Thanks for a great giveaway!

For her: Hermes.
For him: fortis, sinn or bell & ross.

Wayne
Wayne

For me the essence of the watch is the functionality for the intended purpose.
If it is purely telling the time, then simplicity and elegance of design is key.
If it does more than tell the time, then sophistication and utility of function come next.
Personally, I see the ultimate expression of the above is mechanical complications, but it must be unique and not seen on everyones wrist.
This is why I am glad I have stumbled across your site - there are plenty of unusual watches here which I will enjoy learning about.
Looking for gifts - items that meet the above and that will be "used" by the individual who will be the recipient.
Mates who are adventure racers - the Casio would be ideal.
For and appreciative executive who gets outdoors and has a military background - the Tsovet
For a friend in motorsports - the Jorg Gray
For a mate in advertising - the Phospor World Time
Brands I have not seen before visiting your site, but are piquing my interest - Archimede, Limes, and Techne - thanks.
Wayne

Sergiu Muresan
Sergiu Muresan

I mostly look at classical brands, such as Omega, Longines and Tag Heuer.

Ricky Koo
Ricky Koo

I'm looking at Xetums, Rolexes and Cartiers for family members.

Kathryn
Kathryn

I've got a Timex, Casio, and Fossil watch. Looking for something a bit higher end now!!

Wayne Wood
Wayne Wood

Looking at these watches, have not seen any in Australia. Looking for a Panerai.

Wayne Wood

Andrew W
Andrew W

Getting into the watch phenomena now that I'm a bit more established. I had a great Festina, but am looking for a Glashutte, Panerai, Maurice de Mauriac or an Audemars Pigeut (in my dreams!!). Fantastic website, look forward to it on a daily basis.

Isaac M
Isaac M

I am new to the watch game. I have started my collection with a few automatic watches but have recently had my eye on a Sinn U1. My dad also is into watches and wears an Omega Seamaster so I would keep my eye out for something similar as a gift. Anyways commenting FTW.

Jay S.
Jay S.

My brother & father like Seiko watches quite a bit. Perhaps its the Japanese build/design aspect. My mother likes small watch styles; feminine styles by Bulova or Skagen. Kind of 'standard' well-known brands, but they like what they like & aren't as endeared by the idea of unique watches as some of us.

John
John

Happy New Year!

My wife would really love to receive anything with gold and diamonds, so I'm thinking an Omega Constellation or Rolex Ladies President. I also like some of the Brietling women's watches, as well. My brother would love the Bell & Ross BR-01 Phantom.

Thanks!

Damon Mc
Damon Mc

I usually look at many different brands for gifts for friends and family. I will consider almost anything of quality such as Seiko, Citizen, and Omega (as far as brand names go..there are many many others as well that I like). When I am looking at boutiques I like and have given Zinex/Zixen, Bali Hai, and even Halios. Most recently I purchased a Seiko dive watch (BFK) for my brother who is in the infantry in Iraq. Thanks for doing the many giveaways and who knows..maybe I will win something!

Dan Martin
Dan Martin

I love watches, probably more than most of my friends. They're mostly content to use their cell phones or random area clocks for the time. For me, watches are not just a tool but also an expression. That's why I own so many. On one recent project, I resolved to wear a different watch to each rehearsal. I had fun quietly showing off my collection. I never mentioned them, but just waited to see when there would be a reaction. That happened the day I wore my diamond Bulova, a beautiful piece. Naturally the ladies noticed it first.
The last gift watch I gave was a Swatch to my brother (not really a watch guy, but WTF). I once gave my Mom a delicate gold Lucien Piccard. She wore it until she passed, and I will pass it on to my daughter. My son will get my Omega, hopefully many years from now.
For myself, I have my eye on a Jorg Gray "Obama" watch, that I'll probably get soon, and also on a Maurice Lacroix, that I'll have to save for for a while.

Laurens W. Floyd, Jr.
Laurens W. Floyd, Jr.

A watch for friends....I have never bought one for a friend before, just a family member and myself. It would depend on the budget I had for the gift, the personality of the friend, and opinions of watches I read about on blogs and forums!

Ovunc
Ovunc

Iam interested in casio,seiko,tag heuer and omega watches.

Good competition btw.

:)

Roger F
Roger F

For my wife I've purchased Omega, Girard Perregaux, and Corum; for myself: Panerai, GP, AP, and Omega, and for my brothers Seiko, Rolex, and Sinn.

Jason M
Jason M

For men, I would look at Maurice de Mauriac, IWC, Franck Muller, and Ball.

For women, I would look at JLC and Cartier.

For me, VicenTerra!

thierry
thierry

I just found this site ! Amazing !
Well, I was looking first for a Diesel DZ7111 (I know, it's a blasfemy). Then I read about the Citizen Alterna Pilot Eco-Drive from me to me ;) then... heard about Stowa Airman... so I'm confused. No idea yet what I gonna get, but I'm still looking :)
Thank you.

Dennis Cheng
Dennis Cheng

Well, I know my friend, who is a watch enthusiast always loves looking at Fossil watches. :)

Personally, I think a gift of Oris is very appropriate.

lore
lore

I’ve always been dreaming of getting my boyfriend an U-Boat Classico 925 Series Limited, he love it.
I’ve been looking at Casio, Seiko,Hamilton,Swatch.
I love all!

Andi S
Andi S

I have purchased Fossil, Relic, Kenneth Cole, Swatch, Casio and other watches as gifts.

Xander
Xander

Having fun with a Lum-Tec B15 x-mas gift. Always eyeing the JLC Master Compressors...one day.

Elena
Elena

An analog mechanical Seiko or a digital quartz by Casio and I have all the angles covered ;)

Greg
Greg

I think the key is sticking to reasonably-priced mechanical watches. Tough to beat Tissot in terms of bang for the buck. Going a little up-market, my next stops would be Oris and then Nomos.

Pat
Pat

Love automatic/non-battery watches with clean design and an analog dial. Citizen Eco Drive, Seiko and Casio come first to mind (my wife got a Citizen Eco Drive for the holiday!)

Ian McEwan
Ian McEwan

Great competition!
This holiday season - Sinn, Magrette and Anonimo are on my wish list.

Joel S
Joel S

I tend to like the Tags and Tissot watches but have a budget for mostly Fossil and Kenneth Cole, they usually make good gifts. I have an eco drive and now would like a swiss made watch.

Gilberto
Gilberto

For friends I choose Swatch, Casio, or Citizen, for family or myself I'll go for Frederique Constant, Hamilton, Mido, Rado, etc... I love going to watch retailers it's exciting to see all the wide variety and styles that exist...

Todd
Todd

When shopping for a gift - you can't go wrong with a Citizen Eco-Drive. Assuming that the person you're buying for isn't much of a WIS, they would probably appreciate the ease of use (quartz movement) as well as not having to change batteries. And there are a lot of cool designs to choose from. If the person is a traveler, there are a few models of Casio G-shock that display multiple time-zones and aren't too 'shock-y' - the buttons are a little more normal-sized.

For someone who appreciates a mechanical movement, Seiko has come out with some really cool stuff lately. And if you're not afraid to do a little shopping on specialized sites - a Vostok Amphibia, or even Vostok's newer Amfibia line would make a nice and unique gift. A few steps higher and you get to really cool specialty brands like Magrette and Boschett - a higher price-point, but really nice watches.

You'd have to dig on the 'net for a few of those brands - but the biggies (Citizen, Seiko, Casio) can be found just about anywhere!

Jonna
Jonna

For gifts, I look for the standard model that my father, mother or family members are use to seeing. Top ones: Bulova, Mont Blanc, Movado and Oris.
Happy Holidays and Happy New Years! =)

Sandro Verrelli
Sandro Verrelli

Please delete post #925, ( and this too...) sorry about that. a "control F" of my name came up empty when I started...

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