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TD, I love and hate you all at the same time.
elaborate?
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Beautiful watches, dude. :)

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Tissot or Hamilton would be my suggestions for a cheaper Swiss-made mechanical watch, from about $500 upwards.  Stowa for a German-made watch with a Swiss movement, around $1000.  If the budget is really tight, then Seiko's mechanical watches just can't be beaten: under $100 for a dress or casual watch, about $200 for an indestructible dive watch.  

 

I'm assuming the one you link to is a quartz watch.  There are lots of those that are Swiss-made and cheap. Swatch, for example.  But mechanical watches are where the love is (with certain esteemed exceptions, that cost a lot more than $100).

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If you're here to spam cheap quartz watches, you will not be welcome for long.

 

Some watches are popular and well-known because they are very good. :)

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Never seen that before; it's very striking.  But I'm a little too old-fashioned for it.

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I always thought Oris came recommended as a cheaper mechanical watch, but I have no personal experience.

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some of mine:












All three of these are watches I previously circled as pure dress watches I'd want. Perhaps a slightly different A. Lange model (Richard Lange), but strange coincidence anyway. I guess you have good taste.
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^Nice choices of course

 

but especially love the oxblood strap.  Something different that should be used waaaay more often imo.

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Watching the cnet discussion of the apple watch event. Apple is showing a lot of close up pictures of the insides of the watch, the making of it, etc. Going after the 'watch collector' market that would appreciate that type of thing? Figure many folks on this thread will be getting the gold version. :hide:

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Watching the cnet discussion of the apple watch event. Apple is showing a lot of close up pictures of the insides of the watch, the making of it, etc. Going after the 'watch collector' market that would appreciate that type of thing? Figure many folks on this thread will be getting the gold version. :hide:

 

I doubt they're really going after the real watch collector demographic. I think they are smart enough to know that people who enjoy mechanical time-pieces won't see the iWatch (or whatever they call it) as one. I think they are trying to convince the ignorant masses that this is a real watch, and make them feel as if they are providing a niche that previous smart-watches have not tapped into yet.

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$17,000 for an Apple Watch Edition model in Rose or Yellow gold.  

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$17,000 for an Apple Watch Edition model in Rose or Yellow gold.  

Yeah, I'm doing that. LOL
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I love this statement. As though no one has considered this...
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Perhaps most daunting for those considering spending thousands on an 18k Apple Watch? It will certainly be an investment, but not in the same way an artisanal 18-karat gold Swiss watch might be. Technology is ever-evolving and fickle, and the Apple Watch may quickly become obsolete. It needs to be charged every day, and in a few years its battery will stop working altogether. This is not an heirloom.

http://www.wired.com/2015/03/yes-theres-market-10000-apple-watch/
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I expected better than 18 hour battery life from Apple. 

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Maybe I am cynical...

I have no expectations for this Apple watch

No serious watch collector will be interested in this as a collector's piece.

It is a novelty.

The markup on the gold is irrational.

The internals are 100% identical.

 

I am not saying I wouldn't get a sport model to work out with, but that's about it.

Honestly, even to work out with, I am concerned about the reliability of the strap if I were running or similar.

Oh and I think you still need your phone with you, but I am not 100% sure.

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