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Maurice Lacroix - Good Quality Brand?

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Yup. It's a good brand, but I prefer the Maurice Lacroix Roger Federer model. I don't know if this style watch comes in both a Federer and non-Federer version, but they look quite similar - compare with this one: http://www.solomonbrothers.com/Searc...SE=FRG&CS=&KW= But apparently, Federer is no longer collaborating with ML. I'm not suggesting anything about the authenticity about the E-bay watch, but knowing there is a Federer model out there that looks the same, would give me pause about this watch. But I'm by no means an expert. I was about to buy the Federer version when I was in Austria (about 795 euros) (before opting for my ORIS), but the deal breaker was the fact it doesn't display the date. My watch must have the date. I always forget the date, and my first reaction is to glance at my watch. And for $1000, is it too much to ask for a date function? But from what I've read, ML is considered pretty good, although you might have other options at that price range.
 

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Maurice Lacroix watches repeatedly turn up on several of the TV auction channels here in the UK, often going for mere fractions of the retail price. I must admit, I assumed it was a low quality brand as a result! I will keep a bit more of an eye out.
 

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Originally Posted by Holdfast
Maurice Lacroix watches repeatedly turn up on several of the TV auction channels here in the UK, often going for mere fractions of the retail price. I must admit, I assumed it was a low quality brand as a result! I will keep a bit more of an eye out.

Wow - thanks for letting me know. That certainly isn't good news.
 

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ML is actually considered one of the better value brands in the Swiss market. They exclusively use ETA ebauches; the particular piece featured in the auction houses a Unitas houndwound with simple geneva striping. The price seems a bit high, but the watch is definitely legit. ML will probably move upmarket in the next few years since they recently built a factory and there are rumors that they are developing a few in-house, manufacturer movements.
 

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Maurice Lacroix try quite hard to discourage the sale of their watches on the internet - most likely to protect the prices at their retail stockists of course. Despite the lower end price range, they are as good as they say they are - the one I'm wearing has been running well for a good year now
 

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