Is it worth buying 1 expensive watch?

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  1. princemarko

    princemarko Senior member

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    Will it be worth buying 1 expensive watch such as Omega, or Cartier for 1500-2000? My other option is to buy 2 or 3 watches for under 1000. From such places as Hugo Boss, GUESS etc. Currently I already have 2 inexpensive watches 200-350 that are really nice but seem to wear fast. ( I do wear them all the time). My only thinking is that if I buy a more expensive watch it won't look worn out as fast and last me way longer. Is it worth going up in price when I could be getting a few cool watches for much cheaper. I'm not sure the average eye would know the difference between the two.

    Get the Omega or Cartier. Boss, Guess and those fashion watches are junk and will tell people that actually look at watches that you have no sense of style.
     
  2. sfo423

    sfo423 Senior member

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    LL watches lose value, some less than others. Buy used for many reasons; money buys more, you'll likely want to sell it because you want something else, etc.
     
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    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    I cannot understand how anyone could spend $40+ on a Quartz watch...
     
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    sfo423 Senior member

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    I cannot understand how anyone could spend $40+ on a Quartz watch...

    +1

    OP needs to set budget then figure out if he wants a dive watch (i.e. Seamaster, Submariner) or a dress watch (Glashutte Sentor, IWC Portuguese) or aviator (Speedmaster, IWC big pilot).

    I think the certain dive watches are most versatile. Second is an aviator.
     
  5. B1FF

    B1FF Senior member

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    a dress watch (Glashutte Sentor, IWC Portuguese)

    I don't understand.
     
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    The Transporter Senior member

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    A mobile phone designed as a classic pocket watch, now that I would like to see... [​IMG]

    I downloaded the "Emerald Chronometer" app for my iPhone and enjoy looking at the different watches. Otherwise, I wear a silver/black tank-style Swiss Army quartz 23.5 hours a day that I got as a birthday present in '99. I'm blind as a bat without my glasses so I love how the hands glow in the dark so I can read the time in the middle of the night. I want to upgrade to a Stowa automatic but that'll have to wait.
     
  7. michaelp123

    michaelp123 Well-Known Member

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    I bought an Omega Seamaster automatic about 10 years ago, still running strong. Never had to have it serviced, continues to look great.. and I haven't exactly been gentle with it. I can easily see it lasting a lifetime, if not longer. On the other hand I also have a vice for constantly buying cheap watches... but they never have the staying power of the Omega. If you're going to shell out some good cash for a nice watch, get something timeless and classy.
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    I bought an Omega Seamaster automatic about 10 years ago, still running strong. Never had to have it serviced, continues to look great.. and I haven't exactly been gentle with it. I can easily see it lasting a lifetime, if not longer. On the other hand I also have a vice for constantly buying cheap watches... but they never have the staying power of the Omega. If you're going to shell out some good cash for a nice watch, get something timeless and classy.

    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.
     
  9. borderline

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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.
     
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    good god, 250-300 is INEXEPENSIVE to you?

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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.
     
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    nordicstyle Senior 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.
     
  13. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior 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.
     
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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.
     
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