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    To truly appreciate a fine watch, one must also own some inexpensive pieces.

    True or False? To really appreciate the really nice watches out there, one must also buy and own a few cheap pieces for comparison.
    Without those inexpensive goodies, all you are doing is comparing the differences between say a Grand Seiko and a Rolex or Patek Phillipe.
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    Re: To truly appreciate a fine watch, one must also own some inexpensive pieces.

    I dont think you have to buy or own a cheap watch but perhaps you should have at least felt or seen one in person.

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    Re: To truly appreciate a fine watch, one must also own some inexpensive pieces.

    Yep, it was a huge step up from my Bugs Bunny to my Lucien Piccard.
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    Re: To truly appreciate a fine watch, one must also own some inexpensive pieces.

    No, but to truly appreciate how bad some of the high-priced watches are you have to have had a really good watch that doesn't cost much.
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    Re: To truly appreciate a fine watch, one must also own some inexpensive pieces.

    Quote Originally Posted by Watchbreath View Post
    Yep, it was a huge step up from my Bugs Bunny to my Lucien Piccard.
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    Re: To truly appreciate a fine watch, one must also own some inexpensive pieces.

    No not really. You might appreciate more, but it's not a necessity to have cheap watches to appreciate nice ones.
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    I don't think you have to buy or own cheap watches to appreciate your good ones. Just remember the watches you started out with before you could afford the higher end stuff. I am still in that starting out category so I'll let you know in about 20 years. Probably 30.
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    Re: To truly appreciate a fine watch, one must also own some inexpensive pieces.

    Quote Originally Posted by chuasam View Post
    True or False? To really appreciate the really nice watches out there, one must also buy and own a few cheap pieces for comparison.
    Experience - absolutely. Own - not necessarily.

    One needs to get a sense of quality at various price levels in order to make a sound decision - this is true for pretty much anything. No matter what i am buying, i usually always try out something which is one or two tiers above what i am looking at and also something which is one or two tiers below what i am looking at. Only then can i make an informed decision.

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    Re: To truly appreciate a fine watch, one must also own some inexpensive pieces.

    Wait! You saying grand Seiko is cheap and sorrowful?
    That be fightin' words in these parts
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    Re: To truly appreciate a fine watch, one must also own some inexpensive pieces.

    Quote Originally Posted by chuasam View Post
    True or False? To really appreciate the really nice watches out there, one must also buy and own a few cheap pieces for comparison.
    Without those inexpensive goodies, all you are doing is comparing the differences between say a Grand Seiko and a Rolex or Patek Phillipe.

    you have gone from 'cheap' to 'inexpensive ' - one needs to define that because there is a massive difference
    a low end rolex would be a cheap one to some -a high end gps g shock would be expensive to others
    Last edited by shameless; July 21st, 2015 at 03:02.
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