Are Festina Watches good?

Hello Chrunchers, hope you all have a great day. Today I have another question. In a lot of my local stores I see watches of the brand Festina. They are not expensive and swiss made (although I know that this is not a big guarantee for something). My question is are they good in their price level? Thanks for your time and help. 

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I’m not familiar with Festina‘s lineup but I think you’ll find them in that same vein as Fossil or Invicta.  They mostly have quartz-based movements I believe. I happen to have one that I acquired as a 10-yr corporate anniversary gift. You know when from an impersonal corporate rewards site that gives you 1000s of "gift" options? Yeah one of those but because I liked watches and always thought it was cool that companies used to give out watches for tenure, its what I chose. Circa 2009-ish. You can see the brass rectangle on the bracelet where they affixed my former company’s logo. 

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Had to do a little digging to find it again, but I wore this Festina all through high school. 

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My parents gifted it to me for Christmas and I absolutely loved it as I was really into cycling at the time… Lance Armstrong (pre-downfall) was just crushing it in the Tour de France and Festina was the official time keeper (also made me love the watch even more because of the yellow accents as a tie in to the Maillot Jaune). Maybe I should clean it up and throw a new battery in it to see if it still ticks!

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Rolexahoma

I’m not familiar with Festina‘s lineup but I think you’ll find them in that same vein as Fossil or Invicta.  They mostly have quartz-based movements I believe. I happen to have one that I acquired as a 10-yr corporate anniversary gift. You know when from an impersonal corporate rewards site that gives you 1000s of "gift" options? Yeah one of those but because I liked watches and always thought it was cool that companies used to give out watches for tenure, its what I chose. Circa 2009-ish. You can see the brass rectangle on the bracelet where they affixed my former company’s logo. 

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Thanks for your time and help😀

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chronoslice

Had to do a little digging to find it again, but I wore this Festina all through high school. 

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My parents gifted it to me for Christmas and I absolutely loved it as I was really into cycling at the time… Lance Armstrong (pre-downfall) was just crushing it in the Tour de France and Festina was the official time keeper (also made me love the watch even more because of the yellow accents as a tie in to the Maillot Jaune). Maybe I should clean it up and throw a new battery in it to see if it still ticks!

Thanks, yeah I heard about the scandal of the festina team. Why don't give this piece of memories a second chance?

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Dysconnect

Thanks, yeah I heard about the scandal of the festina team. Why don't give this piece of memories a second chance?

Oh I’m already planning on it! Thanks for posting to get me to actually find it again!

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chronoslice

Oh I’m already planning on it! Thanks for posting to get me to actually find it again!

You're welcome, although it was just luck😀👍

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I've had this one about 20 years and aside from battery changes it's never needed a service.

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foghorn

I've had this one about 20 years and aside from battery changes it's never needed a service.

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Thanks