Why are Frogmen so expensive ?

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    Why are Frogmen so expensive ?

    I dont know much about the Frogmen series but I do like the style of the watch. Is the reason for the high cost because of its limited production or what. Wasnt the Frogman at one time a regular production watch.
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    Re: Why are Frogmen so expensive ?

    might be the titanium backcase. might be the limited edition factor. thats why i hate the price and unable me to join the exclusive member of the frogman club.
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    Re: Why are Frogmen so expensive ?

    I quite like them too but also find the price hard to justify when you could buy at least one Seiko Orange Monster and a Black Monster for the price of one Frog...

    ...and that's only for a new release at retail prices. Forget about out of production LE's.

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    Re: Why are Frogmen so expensive ?

    Largely a case of what the market will stand, I think.

    Titanium will add a little, but it's not actually that expensive to use titanium.
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    Re: Why are Frogmen so expensive ?

    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    Largely a case of what the market will stand, I think.

    Titanium will add a little, but it's not actually that expensive to use titanium.
    My personal market won't bear it.
    Wear what you like.

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    Re: Why are Frogmen so expensive ?

    Quote Originally Posted by BruceS View Post
    My personal market won't bear it.
    Mine neither! There are just too many nice watches
    out there to justify spending that much on a Frog.
    Don't get me wrong, I think it's a good watch, just
    as I think most G's are nice watches. I just couldn't
    justify 300-350 for one. That will buy a lot in the
    nice used watch market.
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    Re: Why are Frogmen so expensive ?

    If you consider the MSRP in relation to other G-Shocks, the price isn't all that bad. The simple fact is that the sellers mark the Frogman up in price greatly, in an effort to rip you out of your hard earned cash.

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    Re: Why are Frogmen so expensive ?

    A week ago I was saying the same thing to myself. All of you are in denial!

    Just bite the bullet and buy a frog, and you'll see why they go for so much. I got my Black Dawn Frog, and it is a gorgeous watch. Makes all my other G's look cheap.

    If you dont like your $300-$400 frog, you can always resell here.....

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    Re: Why are Frogmen so expensive ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzbait View Post
    If you consider the MSRP in relation to other G-Shocks, the price isn't all that bad. The simple fact is that the sellers mark the Frogman up in price greatly, in an effort to rip you out of your hard earned cash.
    Yup, a lot of the pricing is driven by shops like SuperChono which sell LE's at horribly inflated prices...

    ...the seller's market has been created, and the vultures circle often.

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    Thumbs Up Re: Why are Frogmen so expensive ?

    Because some idio... i mean "certain people" will pay that much for them and as we all know supply and demand. in fact id wager that the market price/street value of certain models has on more than one occasion been adjusted due to forums just like this one
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