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    Spoiled by high end?

    I've sold all my affordable watches as they don't get wrist time over my mid tier stuff. I have some omega and grand seiko. Next year I'd like to get something much nicer but I'm worried that my taste for mid tier will be ruined. As it is now, I don't have much interest in sub 1k watches anymore. I'd like to stay under 20k for my "grail" But really worried that my sub 7k stuff will feel cheap afterwards.

    What has been your experience?
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    Re: Spoiled by high end?

    I don't set a budget and I buy my watches based on whether I like it or not.

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    Re: Spoiled by high end?

    The stuff i like is over 40k
    Not ready for that jump

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    Re: Spoiled by high end?

    If you buy a watch because you really like it, then it doesn't matter how much it costs. You won't dislike it because you also own a watch 2 -5 time as much.

    Of course you can fall out of love, but that is a different story. People who fall in and out of love on a regular basis are never satisfied (just like real life).
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    Re: Spoiled by high end?

    If you really enjoy a watch, it shouldn’t matter how much it cost. Two of my favorites in my collection cost $1100 and $50,000 respectively—they both get their fair share of wrist time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mlcor View Post
    If you really enjoy a watch, it shouldn’t matter how much it cost. Two of my favorites in my collection cost $1100 and $50,000 respectively—they both get their fair share of wrist time.


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    Well said Sir. I’m also on same boat.

    In our hobby money is not a consideration at all for loving a watch.
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    Re: Spoiled by high end?

    not at all. Frankly the super high end really isn't THAT much better than the entry level luxury watches(at least on your wrist with your naked eye)

    sure with a loup the super high end will stand out, but just wearing a watch during the day, it really isn't THAT big of a difference.
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    Re: Spoiled by high end?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan GSR View Post
    I've sold all my affordable watches as they don't get wrist time over my mid tier stuff. I have some omega and grand seiko. Next year I'd like to get something much nicer but I'm worried that my taste for mid tier will be ruined. As it is now, I don't have much interest in sub 1k watches anymore. I'd like to stay under 20k for my "grail" But really worried that my sub 7k stuff will feel cheap afterwards.

    What has been your experience?
    I think you are kinda right with the low end. My Sub $900 watches hardly get wrist time unless I need a beater.

    IDK, I have never had anything in the 2.5 - 6K range that "Felt Cheap" even after wearing my High end watches
    Admittedly I have never spent over $10,000; but the MSRPs are close to your $20,000 range on a few of them.

    I'd say the watches I have that actually impresses me most with it's finishing and "Feel" are my top tier Citizens ($2500 AQ4020 – 54y and $3400 AR5030-59L). I'd say I am spoiled by the Japanese.

    In no particular order, I think my top 5 favorite watches to wear are:

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    After getting my Lange...everything else in the dress watch category definitely feels kind of boring to me.

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    Re: Spoiled by high end?

    To an extent I feel like it does happen.

    I bought for example some cheaper seiko divers because, at the time, I really did like them. But after experience the pelagos I started to dislike things like the tinny claps and ended up selling them.

    Same for some others. I had a longines dress watch, but after owning dress watches with in house movements I started to get a bit bored with the 7750 that used to really interest me.
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