I find recently that after wearing some of my higher end pieces, I feel like lower priced watches can no longer satisfy my needs. This has progressively gotten more true over the years. That, in addition to the observation that I usually tend to sell off lower end pieces and consolidate to higher priced watches are making the purchase of a lower end piece much less appealing to me. I feel like they would possibly bring me very short-lived satisfaction and I would end up wanting to sell.
Sometimes after buying a grail, Iíll get the urge to get an affordable, but over the years Iíve realized that the affordable usually donít end up staying long and itís just not worth it.
Has anyone else experienced this phenomenon at all?
Edit - moved this later post up here as it supplements original post:
I think it can be agreed on that between major price brackets there is a difference in quality of finish and mechanics. Some pieces within a price bracket might exhibit better finishing than watches that cost more within the same bracket, as there are always exceptions to the rule, and we can appreciate and be amazed at the ones that exceed our expectations.
I think for me personally, once I get up to omega and up, I start finding designs and proportions that better fit my tastes, more robust, more original and accurate movements, as well as thoughtful finishing that I rarely find in lower price brackets. I think I can stay at letís say a Rolex price point happily for the rest of my life, even if I do acquire haute pieces like Lange or Patek or AP. Iíd say for my particular tastes, that point of diminishing returns starts at around Rolex prices.
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