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Old 04-18-2013, 01:51 PM   #16
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It is: In some cases all or some of these.

An investment, some of these fine watches increase in value, most do.

A status symbol, in a LOT of cases this is key.

A work of art, many are.

Jewelry....kind of.

Some can spend 15 grand on a watch like some can spend 50 dollars. So trying to attach the question of why someone would spend 15K on a watch is like asking why someone might spend 50K on a car or 300k on a house. If they have the money to spend...wy not?
Yes...some reasonable points, albeit cars and houses have a clearer quality of basic need, whereas watches fall much more soundly in the area of discretionary wants.

And then there's perspective. It's gobs of money to one person...it's a drop in the bucket to another. It's unreasonably inaccurate to one person...it's perfectly within reason to another. It's unreasonably costly to maintain to one person...it's the cost of luxury (and a drop in the bucket) to another. It's just a timekeeping tool to one person...it's got intrinsic value to another.

You miss a big one...that hyperbole easily makes rational decisions sound irrational.
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:50 PM   #17
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why someone might spend 50K on a car or 300k on a house. If they have the money to spend...wy not?
If only....
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Old 04-18-2013, 03:08 PM   #18
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If only....
I mean like here...which is vastly different than anywhere else, I could have made it California like and said 200K on a car and 5mil on a house.
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:08 PM   #19
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If they have the money to spend...wy not?
Because it doesn't work? That was the gist of my question.
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:54 PM   #20
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Because it doesn't work?
Hyperbole. It works at least twice a day.
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:01 PM   #21
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:02 PM   #22
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Because it doesn't work? That was the gist of my question.
I never saw any indication that it doesn't work. High-end mechanical watches are more maintenance intensive than cheap quartz watches. I have plenty of both. My Timex and Casio watches are accurate two within a 10-20 seconds per year and require nothing more than a new $3 battery every few years. My Rolex and Omega watches are accurate to within 1-2 minutes per month and require a few hundred dollars worth of maintenance every 5 years or so. Simply the nature of the beasts.

Same is true of my wife's Lotus and our Subarus. One requires a lot more TLC than the others. But there's a place for all of them in our world. :)
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:17 PM   #23
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And the Rolex, Jaeger, IWC, Vacheron, Audemars, or whatever it is you've worn on your wrist for 40 years, you will pass on to your son, daughter, or son-in-law, and it will mean the world to them.

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Old 04-18-2013, 09:04 PM   #24
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I've had a number of Sinn watches, and their dials are definitely a weak point when it comes to finishing. My current U1 has uneven paint on the hands that's pretty obvious without a loupe, if you're picky. Cases and bracelets are very good however, and they're built like tanks. Chances are you just got a bad one, but don't expect the same level of perfection that you'd get from a Rolex, Cartier, or an Omega. I'd send it back and ask for another. If you bought it from Watchbuys they're very good and should make it right.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:10 PM   #25
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I never saw any indication that it doesn't work. High-end mechanical watches are more maintenance intensive than cheap quartz watches. I have plenty of both. My Timex and Casio watches are accurate two within a 10-20 seconds per year and require nothing more than a new $3 battery every few years. My Rolex and Omega watches are accurate to within 1-2 minutes per month and require a few hundred dollars worth of maintenance every 5 years or so. Simply the nature of the beasts.

Same is true of my wife's Lotus and our Subarus. One requires a lot more TLC than the others. But there's a place for all of them in our world. :)
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:43 AM   #26
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most expensive watch i've ever had is a Citizen Skyhawk. I bought it as a "gift from my mom" after she passed. That watch has been perfect in every way... right up to the day I broke the band. That said, that watch was/is running around $350 at retailers. if there were imperfections where the dial was not flat, the case or the crystal.... i would have had a replacement or repair made immediately.

watches are truly a thing of both fashion and function. I currently wear a Casio Triple Sensor PAW1300. My second. my first was a PAG80 that i drove my wife's car over.

My next watch, I hope to be a Suunto Core.... but, hell... i cant afford a $250 watch as it is. but i promise you this, if there are quality issues or faults when I DO get it... its getting fixed/replaced.
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:35 PM   #27
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You mind updating the thread with whatever resolution you get? I've been wanting a Sinn for some time, and I'd be very interested to see how they (and Watchbuys) resolve this.

Pics would be great, too...
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:27 PM   #29
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The OP never said it was a Sinn???
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:34 PM   #30
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