Some cheap stuff, maybe. But so many must jump through retailer hoops and chase whatever little bargain (in relative terms) comes their way. 'Tis a sign of the times for more people these days. Regardless, I'd rather wear a watch under $100 and have the savings put to better use, for something of ultimately greater value than impressing my cohorts with 'stuff'.
I don't where you live but it definitively it not that way here (Boston MA area), people are more on snob side (for the most part) and share the attitude with the poster above "who would want to wear a $100 watch', the only thing worse is probably a $200 suit with $50 shoes from JC Penney (which screams "cheap' a mile away)
When did material things become more important than people? When did appearance become more important than character? Most Americans are rich... we eat everyday, we have a house, a car. We don't have marauding bands of raiders coming into our village to rape and loot. And it's not enough. We want the neighbors to think we aren't the type to buy a "cheap" $80 watch. If $80 could feed a kid in sub-Saharan Africa for 2 months, is it really "cheap" or did that watch cost a LIFE somewhere else in the world? Just saying....
Well, you can always order a $30 to $50 watch from Hong Kong that looks exactly like an expensive $1,200 to $8.000 wrist watch, from the front side, and wear it at select times to fool your friends and influence people.
Even the upper crust will be fooled, that is until all of the thin gold plating starts wearing off and the glass diamonds either break or fall out of their settings. All of the Anne Klein watches offered today are also manufactured in China and are basically $20 watches with glitz added.
But if you do wish for a time piece that will keep time and last for awhile, and really do not care what others may think, there are many good reliable watches available in the $50 to $100 price range.
The watch I ordered earlier today came with overnight shipping - it will be here tomorrow. That's pretty sweet. I decided to get a watch after years of not wearing one (after all, I have my phone, don't I?) because pulling it out of my pocket or purse to see the time is getting old, when I can just glance at my watch in a half a second. Plus, they all had sweep hands, and for me that's still the easiest way to take a pulse. :) So, there you have it, I bought the one with the ceramic wrist band and the silver face - I'm feeling happy to have a watch, even though I'd probably be just as happy with a $10 watch from a discount store. I have no appearances to keep up. :D