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    What are the most True To Price What Brand?

    Which Watch Brand doesn't cost way much more than what it bring to you?

    I mean nowadays, Many new watch brand offer very expensive (Maybe overprice in my opinion) watches for customer.

    They charge us a very big amount for what they call "Brand Value" !

    So if we put away the "Brand-Value", which Watch brand do you think bring us the final products that mostly worth their price?

    In-term of: Finish, Design, Quality, Material? (I mean only the Physical product it-self, and put away all Emotional & mental factors)

    In my Opinion I have 2 option:
    Frederique Constant and Patek Philippe

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    Re: What are the most True To Price What Brand?

    I'm sorry but honestly that doesn't even make any sense.

    How would you objectively quantify "design" and put a dollar value to it?

    Technically you can use man hour to quantify the level of finishing, but how would you assign that value to differentiate hand finished and machine finished movement parts?

    Quality? I don't even know where to start? By accuracy? Longevity? Service interval maybe? Casework? Bracelets links machining tolerance? What do you do when they only come with leather straps?

    Lastly, material. Are we to judge by the sheer weight of the stainless steel used? Gold? But then what about high tech materials like carbon fiber, graphite, or ceramics...and the R&D involved to make the use of these materials possible which is not directly correlated to the cost of material used in each watch? For instance, Rolex's Oysterflex...is it just a rubber strap?

    And seriously? Patek?



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    Re: What are the most True To Price What Brand?

    Um. What?


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    Re: What are the most True To Price What Brand?

    With 'fiat money', what is worth?
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    Re: What are the most True To Price What Brand?

    Its a "luxury" purchase , if you put away the emotional and mental aspect of it, all of them are worthless.

    I see what the OP is getting at in terms of "bang for buck" aspect. Take a micro brands for example to offer the best "value for money" since they don't have to focus on all the other publicity aspects that a big name brand has to deal with and just offer a watch that is competitive at a certain price point to succeed.

    But unless you are emotionally impacted by the overall design and aesthetic itself, the best spec'ed most bang for the buck watch for a given price is still not worth it if you don't like it

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    Re: What are the most True To Price What Brand?

    Value for money and you get a Seiko.

    If I was not paying I would reach for JLC and then Rolex.
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    Re: What are the most True To Price What Brand?

    if you're looking at pure cost in personnel (design, construction, finishing, etc.) and materials, while excluding advertising, distributors, and what you refer to as "brand value" and emotional/mental factors, then my opinion is that you're looking at 1 of 2 things:
    1) microbrands, or
    2) random $2-7 watch off of Ali Express
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    Re: What are the most True To Price What Brand?

    Vostok has a pretty unbeatable price:product ratio.
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    Re: What are the most True To Price What Brand?

    If you said anything besides this beast, you've got it wrong:
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    Re: What are the most True To Price What Brand?

    And if I have to offer an alternative answer as opposed to my previous reply, I would say the lower model Grand Seiko's BEFORE the rebranding when they jacked up the prices.

    While I have some reservations about their design...the finishing, quality (in terms of accuracy) and material is indeed very good.

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