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    Question Why are there never any negative watch reviews?

    I like to read watch reviews before I make my decision but I began to slowly notice all the reviews I read were glowing. It was almost to a point the watches could be made to spin gold. I understand from these so called review sites because they probably get sponsored but it was surprising from individuals with no monetary incentive. Maybe only people that like their watch go the extra nine yards to write a review? Does anyone know of any non biased review sites? Thanks.
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    Re: Why are there never any negative watch reviews?

    Amazon has a mix of reviews on a large selection of watches.
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    Re: Why are there never any negative watch reviews?

    I think it's that before one of us buys a $5000+ watch, we've already really thought it out and made a very educated decision. So barring unforeseen problems, we're going to be pretty happy with it. My reviews have all been positive because they were on watches I bought with my own money, and therefore, I loved them before I ever got them.

    So, in a way, it's a weird form of confirmation bias.
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    Re: Why are there never any negative watch reviews?

    And, no one wants to admit they just spent the kids first year of college tuition on a dud watch...

    They'll just return it quietly......

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    Although, you do see a few "is this acceptable from brand Z?" threads, which are sort of bad reviews.
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    Re: Why are there never any negative watch reviews?

    Quote Originally Posted by CitizenM View Post
    I think it's that before one of us buys a $5000+ watch, we've already really thought it out and made a very educated decision. So barring unforeseen problems, we're going to be pretty happy with it. My reviews have all been positive because they were on watches I bought with my own money, and therefore, I loved them before I ever got them.

    So, in a way, it's a weird form of confirmation bias.
    Exactly. You've made a bad choice if you've coveted a watch for a while and drop big bucks on it, only to realise it's terrible.
    And how often is a watch terrible? Little niggles perhaps, but you don't need to buy or review a terrible watch to realise it's terrible. The only less-than-impressive watches I've owned have been very cheap doolies, so naturally I wouldn't bother wasting the world's time by writing something about them.
    Also, I'm sure someone is much, much more likely to write about a watch if they love it.
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    Re: Why are there never any negative watch reviews?

    Quote Originally Posted by usc1 View Post
    I like to read watch reviews before I make my decision but I began to slowly notice all the reviews I read were glowing. It was almost to a point the watches could be made to spin gold. I understand from these so called review sites because they probably get sponsored but it was surprising from individuals with no monetary incentive. Maybe only people that like their watch go the extra nine yards to write a review? Does anyone know of any non biased review sites? Thanks.
    This one is pretty (in)famous

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    Re: Why are there never any negative watch reviews?

    I've never had a watch that was awful. I've flipped quite a few but not because they were bad.
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    Re: Why are there never any negative watch reviews?

    b/c they haven't review any Invictas yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quotron View Post
    Wow!

    I bet that review lit up the Rolex forums
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    Re: Why are there never any negative watch reviews?

    Cognitive dissonance
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