(Closed) Calling all watch 'snobs' and retail bees!

posted 4 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: What price point do you consider a 'luxury' watch?
    >$1000 : (27 votes)
    52 %
    >$2500 : (9 votes)
    17 %
    >$5000 : (11 votes)
    21 %
    >$10,000 : (5 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    @Honey-Bee:  just googling that name (omega aqua terra) gave me prices in the $4000 range, but you could always search eBay or something for a cheaper one

    Post # 7
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    350 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    My FI ordered himself a watch online.  it’s a rolex. BUT it is a defective watch that caused them to take out the expensive pieces (ie the crystal face)…

    he has worn it to golf courses in the area (very very very pricey places to play…members only….) and people look…they thik “rolex” and that’s it.

     

    good way to get a;n actual high end watch….

    Post # 9
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    350 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    really? it ended up only being a couple hundred dollars….

     

    maybe different for canada

    Post # 10
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    108 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Hi there! i used to have a watch blog and think I can finally be of some real use here. ! 🙂

    Ok, I wouldn’t get the Ebel. It doesn’t have the brand recognition or carry its value as well as some other brands in the same class/price range.

    1) Consider the Cartier Tank watch — it’s very reasonable for a Cartier and will hold its value.  http://www.thewatchery.com/detail.asp?iq=1&bo_products_id=0&bo_products_variance_id=112096&promotion_code=RED4434053113142540852157173

     

    2) Baume and Mercier tends to make a more classic, less busy watchface.

    http://www.thewatchery.com/detail.asp?iq=1&bo_products_id=0&bo_products_variance_id=130530&promotion_code=RED4434053113142540852157173

     

    3) Tag Heuer is a good brand

    http://www.thewatchery.com/detail.asp?iq=1&bo_products_id=0&bo_products_variance_id=170421&promotion_code=RED443405311314234041498596

     

    really though, you might check out ebay for some higher name brands that are selling used. at this price point people take very good care of their watches. I would consider  IWC, Rolex, etc.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rolex-Perpetual-Datejust-16220-SS-Silver-Stick-Dial-/151054519408?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item232b8d0c70

    Post # 11
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    1881 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    What I consider a luxury watch has less to do with the price than the craftsmanship.

    Post # 13
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    842 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @Honey-Bee:  Does he like chronograph style? Breitling would be a good name to go with, if that’s the case.

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