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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling, JLC etc...) - Page 2774post #41597 of 483123/8/15 at 10:12pmpost #41598 of 483123/9/15 at 4:06am
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).post #41599 of 483123/9/15 at 4:32ampost #41600 of 483123/9/15 at 4:51ampost #41601 of 483123/9/15 at 7:57ampost #41602 of 483123/9/15 at 8:01ampost #41603 of 483123/9/15 at 8:27ampost #41604 of 483123/9/15 at 11:31am
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.post #41605 of 483123/9/15 at 12:04pmQuote:Originally Posted by velomatt
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.
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.post #41606 of 483123/9/15 at 12:43pmpost #41607 of 483123/9/15 at 12:45pmpost #41608 of 483123/9/15 at 12:49pmI love this statement. As though no one has considered this...Quote: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/post #41609 of 483123/9/15 at 1:08pmpost #41610 of 483123/9/15 at 1:16pm
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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