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#61
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I won't argue that these are beautiful watches. I'm curious, though: why is it a better investment than something less-expensive?
A better investment? Well, they hold value at the same or similar proportion. Is that a "better" investment? No, but it's the same. I have an Omega Seamaster from the 80s that's still worth quite a bit. Even in poor condition, they go on ebay for $500-800. Once you get over $50 or so, a watch really becomes more of a piece of jewelry than a timekeeping device. So it's the same kind of "better investment" that $2500 earrings are over $250 earrings.
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#62
Grammar police here. People writing things like "I've been wearing Tags since I was little.." should know that "TAG" is an initialism, standing for "Techniques d'Avant-Garde." Many people think it is a first name. It's not.

Carry on.
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#63
Agreed. Unless it's a Rolex and your P. Diddy nobody is going to know you spent a grand on these regular looking watches. They don't stand out at all. Only people knowledgable in watches would know, 99% of the regular folk would not. Waste of money especially in this day in age.

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#64
Here is a much better deal on a Vacheron Constantin Tour de I'lle Mens [gemnation.com]

That's if you want a real watch....
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Quote from shhaggy View Post :
A better investment? Well, they hold value at the same or similar proportion. Is that a "better" investment? No, but it's the same. I have an Omega Seamaster from the 80s that's still worth quite a bit. Even in poor condition, they go on ebay for $500-800. Once you get over $50 or so, a watch really becomes more of a piece of jewelry than a timekeeping device. So it's the same kind of "better investment" that $2500 earrings are over $250 earrings.
Now that makes sense, but I never see any talk about the value retention of a particular watch or brand. Do people really care about being able to sell it for near purchase price 10-50yrs later ?
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Now that makes sense, but I never see any talk about the value retention of a particular watch or brand. Do people really care about being able to sell it for near purchase price 10-50yrs later ?
Whether you actually sell it or not is not particularly relevant IMO. Nobody sells their engagement ring either but clearly there is a value attached to how much it's worth. More likely these watches become a family heirloom and retain value that way. You'd be pretty stoked if you inherited your grandpa's Rolex or Omega.
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Agreed. Unless it's a Rolex and your P. Diddy nobody is going to know you spent a grand on these regular looking watches. They don't stand out at all. Only people knowledgable in watches would know, 99% of the regular folk would not. Waste of money especially in this day in age.

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:shrug: Most people wouldn't know if your huge diamond earrings are real or CZs, nor would they know anything about the clarity of the stone unless they were a jeweler. People still pay for that through. It's the same principle. For most people, wanting luxury is not about being flashy or making sure everyone else know that you have it, it's for yourself. I don't walk around sticking my watches in people's faces so they know they're worth hundreds of dollars.
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#68
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I won't argue that these are beautiful watches. I'm curious, though: why is it a better investment than something less-expensive?
I would argue that these are "beautiful watches". They are nicer than run-of-the-mill quartz watches from the larger Japanese makes, but these aren't even close to actual "luxury" watches, which in my mind would indicate a price at and above $2000, give or take. Again, it's all relative. For the most part, you will never find a quartz movement in an actual "luxury" watch (some Breitlings being a notable exception).

But as an "investment", well, I don't think anyone purchases something in this class as an investment. These are more "near-luxury", but from a brand that also makes much higher-end pieces. You get the brand name and it looks nice, but these will not escalate in value. When you or anyone else starts questioning why anyone spends hundreds or thousands on a watch, I have to point out that these are basically jewelry that tells time. They're not FINE jewelry (at least these aren't), but they serve the same purpose. For men, especially, the most jewelry they'll wear (for most) is a watch and maybe a wedding band. Why not have something nice on your wrist? You don't HAVE to spend this much, or more, to get something nice.... but you'll see in other threads that even watches that are in the $300 range get people commenting about how they're wastes of money or comments like "wow you dummies sure must have a lot of money to blow or you wouldn't buy something like this". Yet those people will happily spend $300 on something that someone ELSE finds stupid.... and round and round we go.
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Waste of money especially in this day in age.
Your opinion of how other people should or shouldn't spend their money aside, what do you mean by "this day and age"?

(I believe I know the answer, but I'll let you tell us)
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$1-2k on a quartz watch? Nothing slick about that... Except for maybe the lube TAG is giving you...
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Quite a lot of people, actually. These aren't even particularly expensive in the grand scheme of things.... they're only expensive to people who think that a $100 Seiko is a "luxury watch".
thank you
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Your opinion of how other people should or shouldn't spend their money aside, what do you mean by "this day and age"?

(I believe I know the answer, but I'll let you tell us)
Same can be said about buying a pair of Ferragamo (which are awesome!) shoes, when you can buy a pair of Kenneth Coles for for 1/20th the cost. Don't bother wasting your breath, it's all relative.
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Quote from josephkrump View Post :
Waste of money especially in this day in age.
Your opinion of how other people should or shouldn't spend their money aside, what do you mean by "this day and age"?

(I believe I know the answer, but I'll let you tell us)
1000 bucks for a watch when people are struggling to keep they're jobs and putting food on the table. Yes absolutely silly. Money is harder to make and jobs are harder to get and keep... in this day and age.

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Quote from drdiaboloco View Post :
Your opinion of how other people should or shouldn't spend their money aside, what do you mean by "this day and age"?

(I believe I know the answer, but I'll let you tell us)
Same can be said about buying a pair of Ferragamo (which are awesome!) shoes, when you can buy a pair of Kenneth Coles for for 1/20th the cost. Don't bother wasting your breath, it's all relative.
It's equivalent to spending a grand on a purse. Really? Is it necessary?

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Agreed. Unless it's a Rolex and your P. Diddy nobody is going to know you spent a grand on these regular looking watches. They don't stand out at all. Only people knowledgable in watches would know, 99% of the regular folk would not. Waste of money especially in this day in age.

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Not a waste of money if you don't give a **** what people think. Some of us just like to wear nice watches, with no ulterior motive. Not trying to impress anyone.
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