What is an example of a "bad" watch?

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    What is an example of a "bad" watch?

    Everywhere I go look, everyone says, "oooh (insert brand here) thats a good watch"
    What's a bad watch then?

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    Re: What is an example of a "bad" watch?

    IMHO a bad watch is one that's not worth the money it's going for. A $400. watch that has $200. worth of parts just doesn't make sense!

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    Re: What is an example of a "bad" watch?

    Or worse yet is a $3,000 watch with $400 worth of parts, think u-boat.


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    Re: What is an example of a "bad" watch?

    Lol

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    Re: What is an example of a "bad" watch?

    A whole lot of hype for a piece of crap; Grimoldi.

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    Re: What is an example of a "bad" watch?

    The value is what people are worth paying, not the value of the parts.
    Bad value is when it breaks down the day after the warranty has finished. And the Manufacturer tells you it is out of warranty and you have to pay for the repair!

    But what I perceive as a bad value watch?
    anything over $1500 with a basic grade ETA movement.
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    Re: What is an example of a "bad" watch?

    I don't look on it as bad or good. I pay more attention to whether I think they're honest or dishonest.

    For just a couple of examples:

    I like parts to do what they say they do, or I like them not to be there (like I prefer dials and bezels that work or no dials/bezel at all to dials/bezels that are just, well, faked).

    I like watches that are honest about where they're from, whatever that is. I don't like it when they pretend to be something else. So I'd happily buy, say, a Chinese named watch but probably pass on one one made at the same factory (even if made exactly the same, actually) but named Ersatz Horloge depuis 1885 or something like that.

    But that's just me. I don't need or expect everyone else to feel the same way and I have no problem with folks who choose differently. When it comes to other people, all I hope for is that they enjoy their watch
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    Re: What is an example of a "bad" watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by V8 View Post
    Or worse yet is a $3,000 watch with $400 worth of parts, think u-boat.
    Zing! OUCH!

    Kinda sad to have a display back showing a completely unmodified ETA movement - and a low grade one to boot.

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    Re: What is an example of a "bad" watch?

    another aspect of a bad watch is one you buy not because you like it, but because some poll you started up on WUS told you to. Then you end up having to try and sell it for funds to get the one you originally wanted in the first place.

    oh yeah, and the Rolex Leopard.


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    Re: What is an example of a "bad" watch?

    I would say a bad watch has nothing to do with the quality or perceived value, but rather, its a watch that you don't wear. Whether its a $5 Walmart special or a six figure masterpiece, its not a good fit if you never wear it.

    So my advice is for people to just wear what they like and pay no attention to what other people think of it.
    Lots of dive watches.

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