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    Re: Aloha Dive Forum - Who Plans to Buy a New Watch in 2010?

    Quote Originally Posted by BathysHawaii View Post
    Shoots we better get making more watches fast!

    Of course it was basically a foregone conclusion that anyone here on WUS planning on buying a watch this year, but seeing these subtle clues as to what type, how many, price, etc. is really helpful.

    We need to be able to make an educated guess as to when the US/world economy will REALLY turn around and watch sales will head back up. I'm sure it's been discussed here, but sales of Swiss Made watches in the US are down 40% vs 2007! That's huge and has really impacted our ability to get new dealers...who picks up a new brand when their current lines are down so much?

    But fundamentally I believe that a good product will make it through just about anything, so we just keep plugging away over here..a few irons in the fire..and we're positioning ourselves to be ready to grow again once the market for watches starts picking up steam.

    Still interested in hearing about your watch-buying plans or how the economy has effected your purchases. What do YOU guys think will happen to the US economy in 2010?

    Thanks for the nice words and kind wishes.
    Aloha!
    I know someone mentioned this earlier, but I would definitely buy a watch (100F quartz or auto, not sure which yet) tomorrow if we could do it straight through your website. Not sure if that's something you could easily do, but it would definitely help me out. I've wanted a Bathys for a while now, but the paucity of dealers in the States (combined with me being in Canada), and the requirement to phone them up (I'm usually at work when they're available) have put a crimp in my style.
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    Re: Aloha Dive Forum - Who Plans to Buy a New Watch in 2010?

    Do you plan to buy a watch in 2010? - I'm feeling pretty warm and fuzzy with what I have currently in my collection so I have no plans to buy, but you know how that goes with this silly affliction

    Buy more than one this year? - See above answer...

    Spend more than, or less than $1000? - If I were to fall off the wagon I'm sure it would be right around the $1000 mark

    Must be? - Swiss, German, US made or have a Swiss movement, hand wind or auto, 100m-1000m depth, it all depends.....

    How many watches over $500 MSRP do you currently own? - 3

    Happy New Year to you too John!
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    Re: Aloha Dive Forum - Who Plans to Buy a New Watch in 2010?

    I am ! but only one more... atleast only one more in the first 6 months. who am i kidding i am happy if i can stick to buying only one a month ! But i will probably only buy one high end watch (above 2k $) atleast i hope so i am spending to much on watches as it is
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    Re: Aloha Dive Forum - Who Plans to Buy a New Watch in 2010?

    Quote Originally Posted by BathysHawaii View Post
    Hi Everyone.

    It occurred to me rather than read all the BS online about the state of the US economy, the consumer confidence index, blah blah...that I could simply ask the forum if they plan to buy a watch in 2010.

    Well do you?

    Couple more follow ups....

    Buy more than one this year?

    Spend more than, or less than $1000?

    Must be______________.
    (what? automatic? Swiss? 200M? 1000M? on a bracelet?)

    How many watches over $500 MSRP do you currently own?

    Thanks, and I think the results will be of interest to everyone here.

    Happy New Year!

    Aloha, John
    Yes, I plan to buy A watch in 2010. I would like to buy many watches in 2010. However, careful evaluation of: 1. the state of the US economy; 2. the state of my available resoures and; 3. the state of my marriage lead me to conclude that the prudent move would be to refrain from a repeat of my 2009 watch buying spree.

    More than one? I draw your attention to the above, with particular emphasis on Item 3.

    More or less than $1K? Less. Considerably less.

    Must be: At least 200m; on a bracelet.

    How many watches over $500 MSRP? I own one.

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    Re: Aloha Dive Forum - Who Plans to Buy a New Watch in 2010?

    Well do you? - Yes

    Buy more than one this year? - Maximum 3 but at least one.

    Spend more than, or less than $1000? - More, unfortunately.

    Must be - Automatic, black dial, good size.

    How many watches over $500 MSRP do you currently own? - None so far, but the one i'll probably get in a few months will set me back well over 500$.

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    Re: Aloha Dive Forum - Who Plans to Buy a New Watch in 2010?

    I am not familiar with the concept of having a plan. I had no plan to buy a watch in December 09, and I bought 3. Over 1000 (1) Over 500 (2).

    As far as the US economy goes. I am a medical marketing consultant and as such my income is directly impacted by how consumers spend money. My observation is that people are still spending, however they are being much more careful, and doing much more research before parting with cash these days. They are much more price sensitive and value driven. My $.02

    Back to watches. If I do have a plan it is to add a Bathys to my collection in 2010. I had one of the original quartz Bathys and sold it. It is one of my regrets, I really can't remember why I sold it.

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    I knew I would get another new watch this year, this one was over $500 and here's the specs:

    Specifications:
    Size: 48 mm case diameter, 15 mm case height
    Weight: 109 grams with strap
    Movement: Ronda 7003 Mastertech 15"' jeweled quartz with
    retrograde day and large date
    Crystal: Domed sapphire (3.8MM) with antireflection coating
    Case: Grade 5 titanium; engraved caseback
    Water Resistance: 200M (110 Fathoms, 660 feet)
    Caseback: Screw down type, engraved, Gread 5 titanium
    Crown: Screw down type 7.5 mm, Grade 5 titanium
    Strap: Comes standard with 24mmwaterproof leather
    and rubber Divers Strap with matching Grade 5 titanium tang buckle.
    Packed in a black Pelican Brand 1030 waterproof Microcase
    2 year warranty from a US-based company
    Swiss-Made

    Anyone have an idea of what it could be? John should have a good idea.
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    Things are looking up...

    Aloha John,

    Don't know if you went out to surf over the past couple of days, but it looks like Kauai got larger waves than we did on Oahu...

    Yes, I plan on buying a watch; my last watch of 2009 came in on Dec. 29th, and the second half of the year was busy - about one a month. I don't expect to do that for 2010, but at least one is to be expected. So, to answer your questions:


    Buy more than one this year? Hopefully.

    Spend more than, or less than $1000? Probably less than $1,000.

    Must be_200M WR. Could be auto or quartz, Swiss or other.
    (what? automatic? Swiss? 200M? 1000M? on a bracelet?)

    How many watches over $500 MSRP do you currently own? About 12.


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    Re: Aloha Dive Forum - Who Plans to Buy a New Watch in 2010?

    I just bought a new watch....a beater but a new beater! An Invicta 6024 Pro Diver that I plan on Throwing on a Nato, Its 43mm Japanese Movement, and Some flame Fusion crystal...I fugured it couldnt be too bad for $70

    And I plan on spoiling the hell outta myself this coming may when I Finally Graduate from Medical School....After 4 years for a Bachelors, 2 years for a Masters, and now another 4 for Med School... Man its been a Long Ten Years! Im just trying to figure out what is my "True Grail" and how much I can actually afford, do I want to sell off any of my current collection to do so etc....You hang around this forum and you tend to grow a list of Dream watches 15 long .....LOL so We'll See!
    It occurred to me rather than read all the BS online about the state of the US economy, the consumer confidence index, blah blah...that I could simply ask the forum if they plan to buy a watch in 2010.

    But as for your questions.... It will most likely be more than $1000

    Most likely Swiss...but as you can see from my collection Im really not hung up on that.

    Definitely Automatic--I don't care much for Quartz. Although I might pick up an Atomic G-Shock in the Future

    Watches over $500 at the moment just 2
    Last edited by doc3341; January 8th, 2010 at 23:39. Reason: Forgot to answer Q's
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    Re: Aloha Dive Forum - Who Plans to Buy a New Watch in 2010?

    Quote Originally Posted by BathysHawaii View Post
    Hi Everyone.

    It occurred to me rather than read all the BS online about the state of the US economy, the consumer confidence index, blah blah...that I could simply ask the forum if they plan to buy a watch in 2010.

    Well do you?


    Couple more follow ups....

    Buy more than one this year?

    Spend more than, or less than $1000?

    Must be______________.
    (what? automatic? Swiss? 200M? 1000M? on a bracelet?)

    How many watches over $500 MSRP do you currently own?


    Thanks, and I think the results will be of interest to everyone here.

    Happy New Year!

    Aloha, John
    Yes, I do intend to purchase a new diver's watch in 2010

    Must be automatic, on a bracelet, and 200M+. Not so hung up on Swiss

    I own 2 watches that are ~ $500 MSRP

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