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    Cool ERA Prometheus Tourbillion 100,000 watch for $1500

    AT least that's what they are claiming...........WOW watch the video in the link, what are your thoughts?


    https://prelaunch.eratimepieces.com/...78A5irYMAW31qQ

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    Re: ERA Prometheus Tourbillion 100,000 watch for $1500

    Absolute crap
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    Re: ERA Prometheus Tourbillion 100,000 watch for $1500

    Someone on facebook questioned how were they able to do this. here is there response:

    "We're able to offer it at this price because we've cut out the luxury watch cartel and went direct to devise a system to handmake the Tourbillons in as few steps as possible, to cut the production time down significantly. If you didn't know, the luxury watch cartel charges a crazy markup because they need to fund sponsorship of athletes and Olympics and more to brainwash regular people into believing their product is so superior.
    And our material is not cheap as our watches come from many different parts of the Far East, and all the parts have finally arrived at a fine watch company. The company has been performing precision manual assembly of high-end movements since 1972, and more than 700 people are dedicated to this task. Finally They are adjusted to +/- 10 seconds, in some cases +/- 5 seconds, which means that its performance is quite a bit better than any entry-level tourbillon on the market. I hope this helps."

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    Re: ERA Prometheus Tourbillion 100,000 watch for $1500

    Text is as crappy as the watch is.
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    Re: ERA Prometheus Tourbillion 100,000 watch for $1500

    It's a Hangzhou HZ3360A, which is one actually of the more legitimate and widespread Chinese tourbillon movements. The same movement is available from several other brands that are not as heavy on the marketing BS.

    Even the best budget tourbillon movements have the same intractable problem of no service and parts availability outside of China. Assuming you get one that works out of the box for the first few years, chances are you won't be able to service it for less than the value of the whole thing. You have to assume you're buying a $1500 disposable item.
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    Re: ERA Prometheus Tourbillion 100,000 watch for $1500

    Quote Originally Posted by Murder after Midnight View Post
    AT least that's what they are claiming...........WOW watch the video in the link, what are your thoughts?


    https://prelaunch.eratimepieces.com/...78A5irYMAW31qQ
    Era's marketing hyperbole is plain ridiculous and even at $1500 their watches are overpriced. You can find watches with the same tourbillon movement for half that sum on ebay.


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    Edit: regarding all their "cutting out the watch cartel" nonsense talk, they buy the same mass produced Chinese tourbillon movement like any other low-price brand. The claim about "hand made" is only true because every mechanical watch movement (except Swatch Sistem 51) is assembled by hand, so of course these tourbillons are technically hand made, too.

    But of course the Swiss made tourbillons offer a completely different level of quality, and they are priced accordingly higher. When you buy one of those $1000 tourbillons, yon basically buy a $150 quality watch with an added $850 complication. The cheapest Swiss tourbillon on the market is the Tag Heuer Carrera, which is $4000 watch to begin with. That's a totally different story. Wearing mine today, actually..


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    Re: ERA Prometheus Tourbillion 100,000 watch for $1500

    Hahaaa what a joke. Chinese smoke and mirrors.

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    Re: ERA Prometheus Tourbillion 100,000 watch for $1500

    It features a Chinese made tourbillon movement, and such watches can be had for a third of the price from a far more honest brand.

    The entire webpage is clearly designed to prey on the ignorant and gullible.

    This is my Seagull 818.900 tourbillon, which I paid less than $1500 for. It's nice for the price, but it's nowhere near the level of refinement of a $100K tourbillon.


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    Re: ERA Prometheus Tourbillion 100,000 watch for $1500

    Nope.
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