Your most valuable quality in a watch?

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  • Design (the general look)

    55 61.11%
  • Brand Name

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  • Horologic History

    2 2.22%
  • Movement

    17 18.89%
  • Finish

    9 10.00%
  • Fit

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    Your most valuable quality in a watch?

    Recently I asked the question on why 2 similar looking watches (grand seiko SBGR051 vs seiko SARB) could command such different prices, after a great discussion on the thread one of the main reasons was the finish of the more expensive watch. I have heard this a lot, that brands who command the highest prices do so primarily because of the finish of their watches (for example JLC vs PP or GO vs ALS). For me, it's all about the movement, I'd pay more for a accurate watch that has useful complications and a clear case back for me to ogle through, am I wrong? Do the knowledgable contributors of WUS believe that the finish of a watch is it's most valuable quality (i.e. worth paying the extra for) or are they looking for something else when parting with their hard earned cash; and of course post pics of examples of watches that display the quality you seek. I know most will say its a combination of things so to pin you down I've included a poll just for fun.

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    Re: Your most valuable quality in a watch?

    Where's the 'Accuracy' option ?!
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    Re: Your most valuable quality in a watch?

    I'd say thats covered with movement, as would be complications.

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    Re: Your most valuable quality in a watch?

    Movement for me. It's no coincidence I have a quartz GS, a SD GS and a high-beat GS. Otherwise I'd just be collecting different coloured versions of the same watch. I actually have a raging hard on to own an SBGE015, but what good is two SD movements? How boring.

    Quote Originally Posted by crownpuller View Post
    Where's the 'Accuracy' option ?!
    Also part of the reason why I voted movements :]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jumpingjalapeno View Post
    ....and of course post pics of examples of watches that display the quality you seek....
    Yes, Sir!

    Last edited by Domo; October 24th, 2014 at 11:55.

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    Re: Your most valuable quality in a watch?

    Finish also includes the level of detail and fineness of the movement. To me finish and the design of the watch are my main consideration in purchasing a watch.
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    Re: Your most valuable quality in a watch?

    aesthetics has power of veto over any purchase decision

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    Re: Your most valuable quality in a watch?

    Design. Nothing else matters if I don't like the look of the watch first. Prime examples are the AP Royal Oak and PP Nautilus; undoubtedly great watches, but they aren't going near my wrist.
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    Rolex Oyster Perpetual 116000
    1965 Accurist Shockmaster
    1961 Gold Accurist Shockmaster
    Seiko SSC021P1
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    Rolex Submariner 14060M
    Ben Sherman S489.OOBS
    1990 Rotary Gold Case
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    Re: Your most valuable quality in a watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Domo View Post
    Movement for me. It's no coincidence I have a quartz GS, a SD GS and a high-beat GS. Otherwise I'd just be collecting different coloured versions of the same watch. I actually have a raging hard on to own an SBGE015, but what good is two SD movements? How boring.



    Also part of the reason why I voted movements :]



    Yes, Sir!

    Domo, at times we come across people who have what we hope to attain, you are that man to me!! lol. Love your GSs every single one. It'll be couple years until my next bug watch purchase, fingers crossed it's a SBGJ001 or better still 005. I am of the opinion I will never need two watches with the same movement, the move movements in my small collection the better!
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    Re: Your most valuable quality in a watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by VabaX View Post
    aesthetics has power of veto over any purchase decision
    It's a massive thing for me also. I don't know if a bland watch with a good movement is necessarily better than an attractive piece with a bland, more mediocre movement.
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    Re: Your most valuable quality in a watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeSport View Post
    Design. Nothing else matters if I don't like the look of the watch first. Prime examples are the AP Royal Oak and PP Nautilus; undoubtedly great watches, but they aren't going near my wrist.
    I'm probably gonna get slaughtered for this, but I am still at a loss to how the RO saved AP. In fact I don't even know if AP still merits being one of the holy trinity, surely ALS is more deserving of that distinction. I like the RO but would not be putting my cash down for it ever (FP Journe would get that cash, if I was ever to save it)
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