Does anyone else find it a bit ridiculous that we have to buy watches that are on bracelets without being able to see first whether they fit and will be comfortable?
Watches can be the price of a car and no-one buys a car without test driving it. I understand that once the dealer starts resizing bracelets he can't sell that particular watch as new but to my mind that should be the cost of doing business. Exactly the same applies in the car industry and the dealers should have test pieces that customers can try exactly how they would wear it of they bought it.
I recently bought a watch that I'd lusted after for years. It was quite simply stunning. The problem was, when it was resized I found it was actually quite uncomfortable. The problem on this particular watch was that the push buttons on the clasp extended out quite a way and because the watch head was quite heavy and there was no micro adjustment possible, these buttons would dig in and become painful over the course of a day.
Over the years I think this has cost me thousands of dollars buying watches that proved to be uncomfortable and had to be moved on at a loss. Why is this accepted, particularly at the top end of the market?