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Is it worth buying 1 expensive watch?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by tommboy, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. nordicstyle

    nordicstyle Well-Known Member

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    I would definitely recommend getting a few inexpensive watches first. You will appreciate having options, and over the first year or two you will gravitate to one style. Then you can get an expensive one in the style that you like the best.

    That's exactly what I'm thinking too. I'm planning to get one or two watches in the $100-$300 range and see how I like them. Maybe I will even find out that I don't want to get an expensive watch after all.
     
  2. nordicstyle

    nordicstyle Well-Known Member

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    good god, 250-300 is INEXEPENSIVE to you?

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    Well, considering that's about 1/10 to one 1/20 the price of a Rolex or Omega, I'd say yes.
     
  3. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Well-Known Member

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    You should probably have your Omega serviced soon if you want it to last a lifetime. Co-axial movements don't have to be serviced as often though.
    +1 Service it every 3-5 years.
     
  4. Fuuma

    Fuuma Well-Known Member

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    Worth it in terms of what? It's a luxury item, only worth the satisfaction it brings you or the resale value if that's important to you.
     
  5. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Well-Known Member

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    As a wise man once said, "Times to short to measure with a cheap watch". Buy the "best" you can afford. I'd rather have one nice Omega or Cartier that three of whatever.
     
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  8. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Well-Known Member

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    How do you read the time on that?

    God knows, it's awful!
     
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    As a wise man once said, "Times to short to measure with a cheap watch". Buy the "best" you can afford. I'd rather have one nice Omega or Cartier that three of whatever.

    +1

    I'd rather have my Omega.

    Next watch for me is a Stowa Marine Original.
     
  10. bhcbhc

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    No. Find a nice Timex or Casio for around 30 bucks. Buy a new one every year for 50 years and you'll eventually spend $1500. Try finding a designer watch that lasts that long (and doesn't have any scratches). By the way, you won't tell time any better by paying more.
     
  11. bhcbhc

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    If you have that much money, start giving to charity.
     
  12. dapperdoctor

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    A nice watch will last a lifetime. If you have the extra money and you enjoy watches, then do it. If you don;t have money to spare, stick with a Seiko.
     
  13. wing8tesqw

    wing8tesqw Well-Known Member

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    ^^ should be a golden rule
     
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    Makes sense to me. I rarely wear my watches as I find myself looking at my iPhone for just about everything nowadays.
     
  15. John15

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    That Omega is abosulutely beautiful!
     
  16. Dnslater

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    Nice watch. Past Time to go get it serviced though. May be running ok but unseen damage is occurring due to friction.
     
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    wore the first one for a bit and then got rid it. picked up the Raymond Weil watch on a 1/2 off deal and couldn't be happier.
     
  18. taxgenius

    taxgenius Well-Known Member

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    i have a nice Fendi watch that looks great, still ticking, and was bought 13 years ago for ~$400.
     
  19. Kai

    Kai Well-Known Member

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    I think that this is the right answer.


     
  20. Timeless Fashion

    Timeless Fashion Well-Known Member

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    Any watch enthusiast knows that the Rolex GMT is a classic. Those watches are meant to last a lifetime.
     

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