What is an "Affordable Watch" by the forum's standards ?

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what's really an "Affordable Watch" by the forum's standards ?

1. less than $50
0
No votes
2. less than $100
2
7%
3. less than $250
7
23%
4. less than $500
12
40%
5. less than $1,000
7
23%
6. less than $2000
2
7%
 
Total votes: 30

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Re: What is an "Affordable Watch" by the forum's standards ?

Post by gerdson » February 25th 2020, 10:08pm

Interesting, to ask for this forum's vote. Being a half commie, I think in the range up to 250 there is a wide variety of actually very nice models.
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Re: What is an "Affordable Watch" by the forum's standards ?

Post by MAX » February 26th 2020, 6:58am

As long as you can afford it, it is affordable but maybe not the smartest of decisions. I go for comfort. I try to buy in the range that is something happens to the watch it only makes me feel bad and is not a financial disaster. Think people parking a Ferrari close to the door at a WalMart. To some its just a ding, to me heresy.

Out of 20 watches, only 3 are above $500 so I went with that. $500 also goes a long way with pre-loved and sales.
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Post by biglove » February 26th 2020, 9:39pm

I voted $500 but for me, at this point in time, $300 is what I consider “affordable.”
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Re: What is an "Affordable Watch" by the forum's standards ?

Post by conjurer » February 26th 2020, 10:58pm

I don't normally tell normal people (i,e,, non-WISs) what I pay for my watches. However, when I had my Exploder serviced last year, I drove the watch down to Portland and drove there again to pick it up (mainly because the cost of gas was less than shipping the bastard) and told people I worked with about it. Naturally, they asked the price of the service, which was around $450.

They were literally astounded by that figure, even though it was far less than Rolex would have charged.
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Re: What is an "Affordable Watch" by the forum's standards ?

Post by MAX » February 27th 2020, 6:22am

biglove wrote:
February 26th 2020, 9:39pm
I voted $500 but for me, at this point in time, $300 is what I consider “affordable.”
That is the one I would have picked also but alas, it was not on the poll. Many of my watches fall around $275-$300 so 250 was too low.
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