Price point for watch purchases?

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Price point for watch purchases?

1.Under $100
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2.$200-$500
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50%
3. $500-$1000
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19%
4.$1000-$3000
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19%
5. $3000 +
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13%
 
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Price point for watch purchases?

Post by koimaster » September 19th 2019, 8:37am

We all choose and pick our watches, new or pre-owned (used for those who are not watch snobs). At what price point if any do you feel comfortable spending on a watch, new or otherwise?
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Post by iwasbanned » September 19th 2019, 9:29am

tough question. i think it depends on the watch and how bad i want it. if i want a watch bad enough and scrimping and saving will get me there in a reasonable amount of time, and nothing more important pops up or is expect to pop up in the near future, and it's at an agreeable price, i'll buy it. regardless of price, i always have buyers remorse for a day or so, but eventually get over it :).
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Re: Price point for watch purchases?

Post by koimaster » September 19th 2019, 9:34am

iwasbanned wrote:
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tough question. i think it depends on the watch and how bad i want it. if i want a watch bad enough and scrimping and saving will get me there in a reasonable amount of time, and nothing more important pops up or is expect to pop up in the near future, and it's at an agreeable price, i'll buy it. regardless of price, i always have buyers remorse for a day or so, but eventually get over it :).
Given the watches I have seen on your wrist over the years, buyers remorse for a day is something I could live with.
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Re: Price point for watch purchases?

Post by Thunder1 » September 19th 2019, 10:16am

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200-500 these days. Sometimes even less. I’ve owned many “supposed” high end watches and came to realize that I can be equally or more satisfied with well made watches at much more reasonable prices.
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Post by MAX » September 19th 2019, 10:57am

The question stated comfortable so based on buying mostly pre-loved I look at it as how much can I stand to be ripped off for and still continue and not lose interest in watches. Also how do I feel if that watch is damaged, lost or stolen. 2-5 does that.

Ive spent both more and less but that price point gives the most pleasure with the least pain. YMMV
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Post by TemerityB » September 19th 2019, 11:53am

I started as a watch collector with limited resources, but as time passed (and as I learned more) my entire way of buying changed: I now save my pennies the old fashioned away by not spending on mid or low tier stuff, and only buying one or two watches a year so I can eventually get something I really wanted. My most recent purchase, a pre-owned Omega Constellation, was a perfect example of that - a watch I always coveted at a spectacular price I couldn't pass up. My "collection" is just about finished - but if there's a windfall of liquid, I have one or two other things I'd like to grab before I'm done, and the ones I'm eyeing are expensive pieces. Marriage has its advantages, too; she knows what to get me for birthdays and such, and she comes to watch fairs with me. I usually leave with a bag. :wink:
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Post by bedlam » September 19th 2019, 4:52pm

iwasbanned wrote:
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I'm pretty much done with high-end collecting; I'm getting a little too close to retirement to spend a lot on watches anymore.
just buy rolex, it's an investment. probably outperform the market too!
Which leaves me with a 10K hole in my wallet and a boring-ass watch on my wrist. Nah.
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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » September 19th 2019, 5:52pm

I suppose the most I've ever paid was 450 euro for the 1946 Omega, that including the servicing and a brand new Graf ox leather strap. All the other stuff I've bought costed way less. I don't exactly feel like spending the same - or anywhere near it - on any watch in the nearest future. The most recent stuff was the Timex MK1, before that - the Casio A168, the Sea-Gull chrono, and the pre-owned (bought from my good friend) DH 1970. Guess this means that I'm now MK The Stingy Bloke.
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Re: Price point for watch purchases?

Post by 3Flushes » September 19th 2019, 10:47pm

Other than a JDM Nemo or a vint Autavia if I'm lucky enough to stumble onto one, I hanker for nothing.

Most of the coolest watches I own were inherited; the most I ever spent was about $3,800 with the tax and extended warranty.
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Re: Price point for watch purchases?

Post by TemerityB » September 20th 2019, 7:34am

Datsun240Z71 wrote:
September 20th 2019, 2:57am
My purchases have ranged from $10 to $10,000, with 3 in that upper price range.

Crazy? You bet! Just like having 6 cars in the driveway, for two drivers.

But someone told me years ago that you never see a hearse being followed by an armored car.
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