I'll throw this in, seeing that I'll be without internet for a couple weeks during my vacation (holiday for you Europeans ). :oops:
I've been lurking here and researching, and I've noticed a few things. In my "tough watch" thread, I listed my upper-end as $200 US. A well-meaning poster recommended a $2,000 US piece that might fit the bill.
Aside from irritation at that (no offense meant to that poster), I got to thinking. Just how much does someone need to spend to find a watch that would be considered *good* ? I've read in another thread as to how Citizen was being compared to Timex. Guys, that's like comparing the English World Cup team to some American grade-school footies. Yet some consider Citizen as a "drug store" brand.
My Seiko Perpetual Calendar has an MSRP for $250 US. Some places will give you a great deal on it, some will not budge from the MSRP. It's the best watch I've ever owned. Yet to some, that might as well be a "drug store" brand also. To others, buying that Seiko would be a lifetime goal.
So, given all price ranges to be in US dollars, please vote for how much a *good* watch should cost. I'm not trying to offend anyone. I am only curious as to what the opinions are. If anyone can also lend some insight as to where the price breaks and points of diminishing return-on-investment are, that would help too.
Thanks in advance.