Thursday, May 20, 2010

Giveaway: Orient Automatic Watch

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Orient Watches Japan about running a giveaway.  This is not a product I have seen or reviewed, but their watches look really nice, so I agreed.  I thought having a chance to win a luxury-type watch would be a nice gift to my faithful readers!

I found it interesting to learn from the website about the difference between a mechanical (automatic) watch and our usual battery-powered watches:

"A mechanical watch is powered by a mainspring, without using electrical power. The winding of the spring causes the "heart" of the watch to beat, and this human-like quality is one of the unique beauties of Orient mechanical watches. "

You can read a review from the website of the Orient Black Mako.

One lucky Frugally Blonde reader can win an Orient Watch!  The watch offered is the one pictured, the BNQ1X003M.  It is a ladies' watch, and it has the following features:
 - Day-Date Functions
 - Orient 3-Star
 - Stainless Steel Case
 - Screw Caseback
 - Water Resistant 50m
 - Fully Automatic
 - Band is adjustable with a fold over buckle

To enter, please just leave a comment on this post saying why you'd like to win.  (You must do this to enter.)  For extra entries, you may do any or all of the following, for a maximum of 5 entries (please leave a separate comment for each):

1) Follow Frugally Blonde by rss feed.
2) Follow Frugally Blonde by email
3) Follow Frugally Blonde on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway. (Leave a link to your tweet.)
4) Blog about this giveaway. (Leave a link to your post.)

The contest ends on Thursday, June 3, at midnight. The contest is open to residents of the US only, and the winner must provide a valid mailing address (no PO boxes).  I will choose the winner randomly and notify him or her by email, and he or she will have 72 hours to respond.  Good luck!

The giveaway prize is provided by Orient Watches.  I did not try out this product, and I received no compensation for this giveawawy. 

158 comments:

  1. I subscribe through Google Reader!

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  2. This watch looks beautiful!

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  3. I subscribe via email

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  4. Would love to win this for my wife. I think she would love to have an automatic watch that is powered by her own movement.

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  5. I like that it doesn't require batteries.

    werky1123@gmail.com

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  6. I follow via email.

    werky1123@gmail.com

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  7. I leave my cell phone in the car whenever I go out, so I always need to be wearing an actual watch. Thank you so much for the chance to win!

    thewideworldof (at) gmail (dot) com

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  8. What a beautiful watch! I'd really love to win. Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  9. I Follow Frugally Blonde by rss feed
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com
    Thanks

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  10. I'm an email subscriber.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com
    Thanks

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  11. I would love to win this since I need a dressier silver watch! I don't wear one everyday anymore because of watch tan lines since I have my cellphone to tell time with. -Amanda Y. (ayyogurt)(at)(yahoo)(dotcom).

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  12. mlswin@triad.rr.comMay 21, 2010 at 5:38 PM

    I like the look of this watch & could use a new one.

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  13. I would love to wear this to dressier events where I'm not toting my cell phone around!

    Kristine (macattack4@cinci.rr.com)

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  14. I need a good watch. I always buy the cheap ones and they break in no time. I haven't had one in over a year.
    kathyluman at gmail dot com

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  15. I really need a new watch.
    austma7@aol.com

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  16. I'm following via Google Friend Connect.
    kathyluman at gmail dot com

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  17. I'm an email subscriber.
    kathyluman at gmail dot com

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  18. I'm following you on twitter and I tweeted: http://twitter.com/kathyluman/status/14457634940
    kathyluman at gmail dot com

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  19. I love watches. They are a great fashion statement.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  20. I'm an email subscriber.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  21. I follow publicly via GFC.

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  22. I would LOVE to win this lovely watch! I do not have a watch and have to depend on my cell phone for the time!
    jedoggett@embarqmail.com

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  23. I subscribe to your RSS feed
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  24. I am following via Google Friend Connect
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  25. I am following and tweeted http://twitter.com/annedoggett/status/14463512952
    jedoggett@embarqmail.com

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  26. I do not have a watch and I am constantly craning my neck to find out what time it is. I hate to be late any place I go. This would help solve that issue.

    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  27. I am an email subscriber
    sunniewoody plus2@msn.com

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  28. ITs a pretty watch, I like how you dont need a a battery.
    sunniewoody plus2@msn.com

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  29. This watch is really pretty and if it doesn't fit me (I have small wrists), I can give it to my Mom, and if that doesn't work, I can sell it. (At least I'm honest).

    shippydarla@yahoo.com

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  30. I followed you on twitter and re-tweeted about this contest: http://twitter.com/jessista

    shippydarla@yahoo.com

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  31. I also signed up for e-mails!

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  32. Lastly, I signed up for the RSS feed! Pick me!

    shippydarla@yahoo.com

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  33. I'd like to win this to give to my dad.

    aigcanada7 at hotmail dot com

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  34. I follow you via email

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  35. I follow you via rss feed for google reader ( chrinahxxx@xxxx..)

    aigcanada7 at hotmail dot com

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  36. i would like to win it for my g.f

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  37. I would like a new watch. I wore my watch in the Ocean and now it loses time.

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  38. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    I NEED A WORKING WATCH...MINE HAS QUIT WORKING

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  39. I need a new watch and this one looks really nice.
    nanoarta1 at gmail dot com

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  40. I would like to win this great looking watch because I need a silver watch to wear when I have my silver jewelry on

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  41. I love watches and haven't received a new one in a long time

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  42. I love the style of this one and I think it would look great with all casual wear for the summer! Thank you!

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  43. I subscribe on google reader.

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  44. I follow you on twitter (Tina12312) and I tweeted http://twitter.com/Tina12312/status/14505748827

    thank you!

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  45. I like the looks of this and I can use a new watch.

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  46. I would like to win because I don't have a watch

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  47. My daughter will turn 18 on June 10...she has loved anything "Japan" since she was a young girl. This would be a perfect gift!

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  48. I really need a watch -- mine is not keeping time the right way. Because of a rare neuroendocrine tumor disorder, I don't have funds to buy a watch.

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  49. I absolutely detest changing watch batteries. In fact the one that runs mine has been discontinued and I guess when it runs down, that's the end of it. I'd love this one.

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  50. I love winning stuff and I think that watch would look beautiful on me.

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  51. I would love to win this because I just lost my watch
    glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. follow by rss feed
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  53. follow by email
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  54. Follow on Google Friend

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  55. My everyday watch now has a broken band.

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  56. I would love to win this! The clock in my classroom is stuck on 5-- Although the "It's 5 oclock somewhere" joke was good for a few days it is making me realize i need a watch!

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  57. I would like to win because I honestly don't own a watch

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  58. subscribe to feed in Google Reader

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  59. follow you on twitter and tweet http://twitter.com/ivansmom60/status/14666665028

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  60. I could really use a new watch! I have two and both seem undependable even when new batteries are put in. Start then stop and so on...

    Susan
    sc14454@gmail.com

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  61. I would LOVE this watch for my hubby for Father's Day.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  62. I would like to win this because I have never owned an automatic watch and am very curious about it

    brn2lisn at gmail dot com

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  63. I need a watch! I'm always pulling my cell phone out to check the time, but that's not as cute as this watch... Thanks for the giveaway.

    s.mickelson at gmail.com

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  64. I need a watch so badly! I'm tired of using my phone.

    sundaygirl at gmail dot com

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  65. I would love to win this watch! Mine died a while back, and I haven't been able to bring myself to buy a new one. :)

    hawaiismn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. I'm a subscriber, via Google Reader.

    hawaiismn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  67. I'm an email subscriber.

    hawaiismn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  68. I would love to win because I dont have a watch and this watch is beautiful.

    dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

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  69. I would like to win because I am a watch nut and I really like the look of this sweet watch. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  70. I am following you on twitter, and tweeted: http://twitter.com/rusthawk/status/15029881585

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  71. I am subscribed to your email.

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  72. I am subscribed to your RSS feed.

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  73. I do not currently have a watch, and this would be a very nice way to fix that problem.

    cgclynsg0 at gmail dot com

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  74. I would like to win because I need a really good watch and this one looks like a winner.

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  75. I could really use a new watch, mine is about 15 years old and out of style. Thank you for hosting this giveaway. sharonaquilino at hotmail dot com

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  76. My watch is on its way out. I would love a new one.

    kristen_yeh (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  77. I would like to win because it's pretty. I need a new watch.

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  78. I would like to win this to give to my mom for her birthday.

    Dancehottie1621@aol.com

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  79. i would like to win because i really need an awesome new watch that is waterproof. my old one... well it was cute but it was not waterproof and it suffered an untimely death. :(

    ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  80. email subscriber

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  81. Don't have a watch and this one is nice.

    tdlsfm(at)gmail(dot)com

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  82. I typically don't have $$ to purchase "nice" watches. So the ones I have are continuously breaking or dieing. I would love to have a watch that would last more than a year.

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  83. I'd love to win this.
    erma6323@sbcglobal.net

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  84. This is a great looking watch and would complement any outfit. (I know we can always get the time these days from our cell phones, but a wrist watch is handier and just looks good.)

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  85. I follow you with Google Friend Connect.

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  86. The biggest plus for me with this watch is that it is water resistant. So it would be perfect for everyday wear for me.
    Thank you so much for the chance to win.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  87. I am subscribed via Google Reader.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  88. I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com.

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  89. I'd love to win this - I could really use a new watch!

    rsbryswrrl at gmail dot com

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  90. I would like to try it b/c my watch is dead. It would be nice to not worry about batteries.
    rbjj32825[at]lycos[dot]com

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  91. My watch died - I'd love to replace it. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  92. This watch is gorgeous! I love the light pink face, the color is so delicate & feminine while the watch is still sturdy looking. I havent been able to get my mom a mothers day gift yet, so this would be perfect for her, especially since she has a watch fascination.
    yummyfaerie at hotmail dot com

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  93. I follow Frugally Blonde by email.
    yummyfaerie at hotmail dot com

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  94. I would like to win this for my mom

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  95. email subscriber

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  96. I would love to win this watch since I cureently don't own one. I also love the style of it as well.

    samsakara@twcny.rr.com

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  97. I Follow Frugally Blonde by email

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  98. I would like to win because I don't actually own a watch right now.
    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

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  99. I currently don't have a watch, but I fell in love when I saw this one! It's gorgeous!!!
    shanna.elizabeth@hotmail.com

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  100. Follow via RSS FEED (GOOGLE)
    shanna.elizabeth@hotmail.com

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  101. My watch died awhile ago and haven't gotten around to replacing it yet.

    digitalscrap.chick at gmail dot com

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  102. I'd like to win because the watch I have right now is cheap & is on it's last leg :)

    motherabagail531 at yahoo dot com

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  103. email subscribe

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  104. i'd like to win, to give it as a gift

    chromiumman (at) mail (dot) com

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  105. I love that this watch has a stainless steel case and is water resistant. Very pretty! I subscribe via email. Thank you :)

    bcherry82@windstream.net

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  106. I dont have a watch, havent had one in maybe 17 yrs. so thats why I want this one.
    skyxsky27(at)gmail.com

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  107. I following by email. skyxsky27(at)gmail.com

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  108. I would love this because I NEED a new watch! I haven't upgraded in a while and it's only a matter of time!

    strycker@slu.edu

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  109. I'd like to win because I don't currently have a watch.

    flashlight13114 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  110. I'm Late I'm Late I am always late. Maybe this beautiful watch can keep me on time.

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  111. http://twitter.com/idahomom7/status/15321364746

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  112. idahomom at cox dot net is an email subscriber

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  113. I'd love to win this because my current watch is pretty beat up and it doesn't have the day/date function. I like the look of this one.

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  114. I subscribe to your feed with Google Reader.

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  115. following you on twitter and tweeted:http://twitter.com/LeesaWho/status/15324262218

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  116. I'd love to win this for my college daughter. She needs a nice watch but this one is also stylish enough for her! Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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  117. Subscribed to feed. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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  118. Sounds wonderful :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  119. I would love to win this watch. Often I would like to leave my cell phone in my purse or in the car or even just in the house but I'm forced to carry it around with me because i don't have a watch. This is a very lovely, stylish watch and I would love to win it. Thanks!

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  120. I subscribe to Frugally Blonde via email.

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  121. I follow you on twitter and tweeted

    http://twitter.com/Brebysmommie/status/15335637004

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  122. I'd love to win this for my daughter, her bday is next month and she would love it

    brdgcombs at aol dot com

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  123. follow you on google reader

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  124. email subscriber

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  125. follow you on twitter- @bridget3496

    tweet

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  126. every watch I have needs new batteries so this would be a great addition to my wardrobe

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  127. I'd like to win this because I do not own a nice watch and this is beautiful.
    fatmeatloaf1 at gmail dot com

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  128. Following you on Twitter and tweeted:http://twitter.com/fatmeatloaf1/status/15342082328

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  129. I am fascinated by the engineering behind it.

    Thank you for the giveaway.

    larissa_even at fastmail dot fm

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  130. What a nice watch, my watch broke a few months ago, so this would be a nice win.

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  131. http://twitter.com/susan1215/status/15346699408

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  132. I'd love to give this watch to my mom. She's been looking for the perfect watch, but she's worried about spending too much money so she either sees a watch she likes, but it's too expensive, and she doesn't want to buy the ugly, cheap watches either. This would be perfect for her!

    umichalum08(at)gmail(dot)com

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  133. i would love to win because orient watches are so nice
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  134. email subscriber
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  135. rss feed subscriber
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  136. I'd like to win to replace the four or five watches I've bought recently that had their bands broken after a month of wearing them.

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  137. I'd like to win because I haven't had a watch in a long time and think it'd help me stay on track better during the day! :)
    janel_marie at yahoo dot com

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  138. id love to win this as a graduation present for my daughter :)

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  139. http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/15382448937

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  140. I'd like to win because I would love to have a nice watch!
    Thanks for the chance!

    fineinsanity at live dot com

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  141. I use a digital watch right now, I'd like something a bit classier!

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  142. I would love to win this for my wifes upcoming birthday. She would be delighted with it

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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  143. subscribe rss via google reader

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  144. subscribe to you via email

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  145. follow you twitter and tweeted

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  146. blogged

    http://ardy22.blogspot.com/2010/06/orient-automatic-watch-giveaway.html

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  147. I could really use a watch, as I am frequently late for appointments!

    Lisa

    greengirl@mail2web.com

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  148. I want to win because it looks awesome!

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  149. I'm subscribed to your RSS feed in my Google Reader.

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  150. Right now, I don't even own a watch. This looks like a great one to have.

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