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    The most overhyped/over priced watchbrands

    I think Breitling for me is a brand that I see which are overpriced for what they give. The only Breitling whish looks good is Breitling Superocean heritage in my option, but still nothing I would spend my money on.



    Another brand is Hublot which is very very overpriced watches in my opion and they are totally uninteresting for me and are AP Royal Oak wannabes in my eyes. Which do you think is overhyped/overpriced?
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    Re: The most overhyped/over priced watchbrands

    Franck Muller, Bertolucci, the modern variants of Favre-Leuba and Wyler. And of course, a bunch of fashion brands like Hermes, Cartier's* basic models (especially quartz), etc.

    *I wouldn't call Cartier as a whole a fashion brand, though they do focus on fashion.
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    Re: The most overhyped/over priced watchbrands

    You hit two good ones, Breitling and Hublot. Omega certainly, my head nearly exploded when I found out the price for a Constellation w/ diamond dial (which I hate), you could get a Rolex Sub cheaper than the price Omega wanted. Bell & Ross is another one, stock movement, ridiculous "fashion watch" prices. Why people pay the money they do for B & R is beyond me, much better watches for either less money, or a whole lot more watch if you move up in price just a little bit.

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    Tag Heuer, which was a sort of grail for me before I took the time to start learning about watches.
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    Re: The most overhyped/over priced watchbrands

    Could you tell me your reasoning behind saying Breitling is over-hyped?
    Anyway, I agree with you on Hublot.

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    Re: The most overhyped/over priced watchbrands

    Quote Originally Posted by Metals View Post
    You hit two good ones, Breitling and Hublot. Omega certainly, my head nearly exploded when I found out the price for a Constellation w/ diamond dial (which I hate), you could get a Rolex Sub cheaper than the price Omega wanted. Bell & Ross is another one, stock movement, ridiculous "fashion watch" prices. Why people pay the money they do for B & R is beyond me, much better watches for either less money, or a whole lot more watch if you move up in price just a little bit.
    A diamond encrusted Omega Constellation is hardly a like for like comparison to the Rolex Sub; you should compare it to the latest Omega Planet Ocean, which is cheaper.

    In my view any luxury product is overpriced for what you actually get: the bigger the name the bigger the profit margin!


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    Re: The most overhyped/over priced watchbrands

    Quote Originally Posted by Spit161 View Post
    Could you tell me your reasoning behind saying Breitling is over-hyped?
    Anyway, I agree with you on Hublot.

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    Hard to say exacly. I think many of their models is pretty tacky and the brand has nothing to appeal to me (my personal thaught)

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    Re: The most overhyped/over priced watchbrands

    threads of this type often end disasterously as one member becomes offended by the opinion stated by another. the nature of this thread is highly subjective and steeped more in visceral feelings than quantifiable statistical data and as long as we as a forum of enthusiasts can appreciate this fact we will be fine. i truly hope this will be my only post in here.

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    Re: The most overhyped/over priced watchbrands

    It seems like someone makes this kind of post every few weeks. Overpriced is subjective - what is too costly for me may not be for you, and vice versa. If a brand appears overhyped, then I would say that they have an excellent marketing division.
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