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This Expensive-Looking Timex Watch Is Under $40 (and Arrives Before Christmas)

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With a little more than a week left before Christmas, it’s time to get serious about picking up something for every giftee on your list. But if you’re looking for a no-muss-no-fuss present that also happens to be a very good deal, we found one: this classic Timex watch that’s now $39, down from $59. You can choose between handsome silver and gold options, or a two-tone featuring both. (Keep in mind: While these shades will arrive before Christmas, others might not.) It’s Strategist approved — a favorite of editor Maxine Builder, who loves that she doesn’t have to be precious with the watch as it’s “blissfully hard to scratch.” She adds: “The Timex Easy Reader tricks people into thinking it costs more than it does because it’s simply designed yet still has all the features of a pricier timepiece.” It would make a great gift for the soon-to-be grad, plucky teen who is into thrifting now, or even the proudly analog dad who’s anti-Apple watch. And whomever you give it to will think you spent much more than you actually did.

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This Giftable, Expensive-Looking Timex Watch Is Under $40