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    Re: A watch is "high-end" when...

    When it's out of my reach.
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    Re: A watch is "high-end" when...

    Quote Originally Posted by Watchbreath View Post
    When it's out of my reach.
    Excellent answer!!
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    Yes it does :>)

    Now I know you're Danish, but please correct the grammar in your last sentence!
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    Re: A watch is "high-end" when...

    To me High end is a mix and match of the following features.

    1)Movement: Developed in house, decorated to a certain degree, = to or > than cosc Accuracy, Complications the more the merrier. Innovations unique to a certain brand o model.
    2)Materials: Top quality, exotic, precious metals, Precious stones (Im not a fan)
    3)Fit and Finish: Have to be top notch compared to "lesser" watches.
    4) Brand has to have some Heritage or Pedigree. not just a fancy name.
    5) It must be either historic or on the cutting edge of innovation. think Vacheron Constantin and Richard Mille.
    6)Price, you can argue with me on this one and be right. But High end and High priced seem go hand in hand.

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    Re: A watch is "high-end" when...

    Always difficult to generalize but most high-end watches will have this in common:

    Finish:
    Superior level of finish and craftsmanship on movement, case, dial, hands and strap bracelet.
    Volume: Typically made in low to medium volumes
    Dealers: Tightly controlled distribution channel/dealer network
    High end watch companies (as opposed to watches) will have the added aspect of:

    Materials:
    Majority of line-up is made from precious metals


    The use of features such as in-house calbers, limited availability due to low manufacturing volumes, premium pricing and a limited retail network all reinforce the aura of exclusivity around the quality of the offering.

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    Re: A watch is "high-end" when...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hammondo View Post
    Yes it does :>)

    Now I know you're Danish, but please correct the grammar in your last sentence!
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    Re: A watch is "high-end" when...

    Originally Posted by Hammondo
    Yes it does :>)

    Now I know you're Danish, but please correct the grammar in your last sentence!







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    Re: A watch is "high-end" when...

    Here might be a way to change it up. Everybody go back to 1970 and lets see era correct high end watches from that year. Then re evaluate. Keep it clean, but keep it 1970. Im giveing all a 2 year pre and post exception. You have to know what caliber your watch has and its history/creator.

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    Re: A watch is "high-end" when...

    A watch is high-end when it is assembled with quality components that are skillfully put together by a trained and gifted watch-maker.

    If you want just a staus symbol on your wrist, pay thousands extra for a recognized luxury brand printed on the dial.
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    Re: A watch is "high-end" when...

    I'll go back to 1970, so long as you don't make me remember my clothing or hairstyle...

    A high-end watch back then was simply a gold watch made by a recognized brand. The one they gave you when you retired. Likely an Omega or a Patek Phillipe. My Dad wore an Omega and my Grandfather had a Patek.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 31 Jewels View Post
    Here might be a way to change it up. Everybody go back to 1970 and lets see era correct high end watches from that year. Then re evaluate. Keep it clean, but keep it 1970. Im giveing all a 2 year pre and post exception. You have to know what caliber your watch has and its history/creator.
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