$102,000 worth of disappointment

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Re: $102,000 worth of disappointment

Post by abduksion » October 3rd 2014, 4:55pm

Tzimisces wrote:Gotta admit...$4.50 for shipping a 100k watch from China is pretty reasonable.


For that price shipping should be free and overnight.
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Re: $102,000 worth of disappointment

Post by abduksion » October 5th 2014, 11:39am

Steelhead wrote:
abduksion wrote:For that price shipping should be free and overnight.


For that price a courier (with an armed guard) should hand-deliver it.


Agreed.
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Re: $102,000 worth of disappointment

Post by foghorn » October 5th 2014, 12:04pm

Steelhead wrote:
For that price a courier (with an armed guard) should hand-deliver it.






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Re: $102,000 worth of disappointment

Post by AlbertaTime » October 5th 2014, 5:02pm

Here's the listing for that watch at the BJWAF site:

http://en.bjwaf.com/products_detail/&pr ... 49362.html

...with a listed price of $42,000 USD approx.

Movement: TB02-L
Watchcase: 18K rose gold
Buckle: 18k rose gold
Dial: NO
Watches Needle: Blue steel luminous needle
Watches Mirror: Sapphire crystal glass
Watchband: Alligator strap
Watches Diameter: 43mm
Thickness: 12mm
Drill Number: 37 jewels (drill is a translation error, means jewels)
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Re: $102,000 worth of disappointment

Post by abduksion » October 5th 2014, 5:12pm

AlbertaTime wrote:Here's the listing for that watch at the BJWAF site:

http://en.bjwaf.com/products_detail/&pr ... 49362.html

...with a listed price of $42,000 USD approx.

Movement: TB02-L
Watchcase: 18K rose gold
Buckle: 18k rose gold
Dial: NO
Watches Needle: Blue steel luminous needle
Watches Mirror: Sapphire crystal glass
Watchband: Alligator strap
Watches Diameter: 43mm
Thickness: 12mm
Drill Number: 37 jewels (drill is a translation error, means jewels)


Thanks for the link. I'm still trying to figure out why the watch cost what it does especially for a Chinese watch?
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Re: $102,000 worth of disappointment

Post by AlbertaTime » October 5th 2014, 5:34pm

abduksion wrote:Thanks for the link. I'm still trying to figure out why the watch cost what it does especially for a Chinese watch?


It's a double tourbillon, limited edition in 18K, and features a patented differential device to prevent conflict between the two escapements, both of which engage a common third wheel.

This isn't simple stuff. For example, the flexible torque differential device alone is composed of 16 parts, and the overall watch design required the collaboration of BJWAf's top two master tourbillon watchmakers, Xu YaoNa and Shi WenLi.
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Re: $102,000 worth of disappointment

Post by abduksion » October 5th 2014, 5:59pm

AlbertaTime wrote:
abduksion wrote:Thanks for the link. I'm still trying to figure out why the watch cost what it does especially for a Chinese watch?


It's a double tourbillon, limited edition in 18K, and features a patented differential device to prevent conflict between the two escapements, both of which engage a common third wheel.

This isn't simple stuff. For example, the flexible torque differential device alone is composed of 16 parts, and the overall watch design required the collaboration of BJWAf's top two master tourbillon watchmakers, Xu YaoNa and Shi WenLi.


But isn't $102k a lot for a Chinese double tourbillon? Or is that considered a bargain by Chinese standards?
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Re: $102,000 worth of disappointment

Post by AlbertaTime » October 5th 2014, 6:13pm

abduksion wrote:But isn't $102k a lot for a Chinese double tourbillon? Or is that considered a bargain by Chinese standards?


The listed price at the BJWAF site is $42,000 USD approx., not $102K. I have no idea where that $102K figure comes from...apart from the hopes of the Amazon seller.
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Re: $102,000 worth of disappointment

Post by abduksion » October 5th 2014, 6:50pm

AlbertaTime wrote:
abduksion wrote:But isn't $102k a lot for a Chinese double tourbillon? Or is that considered a bargain by Chinese standards?


The listed price at the BJWAF site is $42,000 USD approx., not $102K. I have no idea where that $102K figure comes from...apart from the hopes of the Amazon seller.


I was scratching my head too about the price.
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