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Old 9 December 2022, 01:25 PM   #1
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A Question for Timepiece lovers: Why do you like luxury watches?

I'll start with my reason, I see them as something valuable, the passion that goes into making these timepieces and the complex beauty that it shows, also some timepieces having it's history.
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Old 9 December 2022, 01:49 PM   #2
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Old 9 December 2022, 01:58 PM   #3
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Old 9 December 2022, 02:46 PM   #4
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Art, science, math, micromechanics... and at times stretching the 'limits' of what's humanly possible. Frankly, I'm amazed at the accuracy we've achieved mechanically when you consider the 'many' moving parts. At +/-3 sec/day, it is 99.996% accurate. C'mon, how can you not be impressed with something that accurate under the rigors of daily wear.

Accuracy aside, some timepieces are FUNctional handcrafted art in its' many forms.

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Old 9 December 2022, 02:55 PM   #5
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I don't love luxury timepieces. I love timepieces...some happen to cost more than others.
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Old 9 December 2022, 02:59 PM   #6
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Old 9 December 2022, 03:02 PM   #7
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Old 9 December 2022, 09:56 PM   #8
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Question for Timepiece lovers: Why do you like watches?
I am fascinated by the measurement and passing of time
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Old 9 December 2022, 10:01 PM   #9
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I like the look, feel and physical presence of watches. The measure of time has always fascinated me. It is almost a reverse hourglass, watching the time in my life as I move closer to the end.
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Old 9 December 2022, 10:02 PM   #10
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Art, science, math, micromechanics... and at times stretching the 'limits' of what's humanly possible. Frankly, I'm amazed at the accuracy we've achieved mechanically when you consider the 'many' moving parts. At +/-3 sec/day, it is 99.996% accurate. C'mon, how can you not be impressed with something that accurate under the rigors of daily wear.

Accuracy aside, some timepieces are FUNctional handcrafted art in its' many forms.

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I’m very much in this camp too. Excellent post Steven
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Old 9 December 2022, 11:15 PM   #11
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Old 9 December 2022, 11:17 PM   #12
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"It's the one and only piece of "Men's Jewelry", that holds not only extreme precision, but beauty, and near perfection of machinery, we can carry on our person. Price is secondary or of no significance, to most."

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Old 9 December 2022, 11:55 PM   #13
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I’ll say I agree with many of the thoughts here but for me I generally have one brand in each product category that always appeals to me for one reason or another… not just watches…


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Old 10 December 2022, 12:16 AM   #14
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To show & remind myself that I've done well for myself, and to let others know about it.

There, I said it.
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Old 10 December 2022, 01:14 AM   #15
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Old 10 December 2022, 02:41 AM   #16
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Old 10 December 2022, 02:58 AM   #17
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Especially the chicks at Vegas hotel bars who are very keen to get to know you and go back to your room
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Old 10 December 2022, 03:33 AM   #18
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Old 10 December 2022, 04:27 AM   #19
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My answer is simple: Why not?
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Old 10 December 2022, 04:33 AM   #20
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Old 10 December 2022, 04:37 AM   #21
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Many right answers but most importantly;

To feel good about myself and boost my self confidence.

To reiterate to that I've done well for myself.

And why not? It's such a beauty.
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Old 10 December 2022, 04:42 AM   #22
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Old 10 December 2022, 04:49 AM   #23
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I've loved watches since I was very young. I was in 2nd grade when I fell in love with watches - specifically, my father's digital watch.

I was a young teenager when I first heard Ric Flair talk about Rolex watches and, when I learned a little more about them, having a Rolex became my goal.

As I got older and had access to more money, just as my tastes in cars elevated and my taste in wines elevated, my tastes in watches elevated.

So, that's a really long way of saying that I simply love watches and I'm blessed to be able to afford luxury watches.
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Old 10 December 2022, 05:41 AM   #24
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Nothing to do with luxury, fashion and certainly nothing to do with my self esteem or self image.

Imagine creating a machine that tracks the passage of time in an easy to understand manner. That would be a feat that deserves to be appreciated.
Imagine that machine is manufactured to such tolerances that it does so accurately and repeatedly without exhaustive care. Impressive.
Imagine that accurate, mechanical machine reduced in size to be carried on one's person.
Imagine that machine so robust that it can be worn reliably at the end of one's arm, where the motion is greatest, in all manner of positions, subjected to shock and environments generally thought unfavorable to most precision capable machines.
Break it down to those basics and it becomes pretty amazing that anyone has one of these marvels let alone several and then revel in the knowledge that this wonder machine is widely available by many different makers of various perceived qualities.
My small collection is diverse with only one Rolex but when they're all interesting to me for some reason or another.
That's why I love watches.
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Old 10 December 2022, 07:19 AM   #25
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Old 10 December 2022, 08:28 AM   #26
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Define luxury.
For me my Rolex is not a luxury, it is a quality watch. Yes, compared to most people, my life is a luxury. Compared to most of my friends, barely.
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Old 10 December 2022, 09:02 AM   #27
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I like nice watches and the idea that a quality watch is worth servicing/repairing and will be able to function for decades to come.

It's also something that can be passed on and appreciated by the next person.
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Old 10 December 2022, 11:03 AM   #28
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It’s not about “luxury” for me. It’s about quality craftsmanship of micro-mechanical engineering. Also, how they wear and “feel” relevant to cheaper alternatives.
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Old 10 December 2022, 11:24 AM   #29
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Especially the chicks at Vegas hotel bars who are very keen to get to know you and go back to your room
That happened one time, and you never let me live it down.
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