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Semi ot....which brand do you think presents the best value!

February 2 2013 at 1:09 PM
Pbase  (Login lumradsub)
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Curious to hear opinions from other watch collectors. We would probably all agree that luxry watches are overpriced and one should not try to justify if they are "worth" the money. I am not trying to do that, I just thought it would be interesting to see what brand you feel presents the most "value for your money" if you will. This isn't a price discussion....

I will start....I think Oris is a brand that gives you a lot of watch for the money, especially some of their divers, when purchased right.

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Mike
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Oris...

February 2 2013, 1:19 PM 

i agree with Oris,i also think early Breitling models represent very good value.

 
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chris n
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UTS

February 2 2013, 1:30 PM 

If you pick up a UTS used...the value (for unknown reasons) drops to a silly price...I picked up a uts adventure, 500m Unitas, decorated. case pretty much as hand made as it can get....

 
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Eric Skier
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+1!

February 2 2013, 1:36 PM 


 
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Eric Skier
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Not sure about the price outside of Japan, but>>>

February 2 2013, 1:38 PM 

Zenith seems to be pretty impressive to me. Wonderful movement, design, and functions at a decent price, IMHO.

 
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gloomis
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rolex for me

February 2 2013, 2:51 PM 

durable, reliable, value for money n ever green design

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Pbase
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You are right

February 2 2013, 5:59 PM 

Cant go wrong with a classic like a sub, daytona, gmt, etc.....

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Kevin Schmieder
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Big +1 on Rolex. I think you lose the least amount of money down the line.

February 3 2013, 3:06 AM 

As Rolex is my favorite brand with Panerai a close second, I'm biased. As mentioned though, when buying pre-owned or grey market, Oris, Steinhart, Stowa, Laco and Sinn, all great choices, nice watches albeit at a lower price point. Nothing like a nice Rolex Sub or Panerai Base, those models never get old to me.

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Rich P
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Seiko

February 2 2013, 3:18 PM 

When I think of value, Seiko pops into my head.

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tony (toulouse2)
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Steinhart

February 2 2013, 3:38 PM 

They have some great offerings for very reasonable prices. Also Laco and Stowa.


 
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Luciano Chao
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Maybe you should separate the question - new and preowned

February 2 2013, 4:20 PM 

regarding when you buy it brand new, Rolex is the best, followed by PP (latter if you got nice price)

when bought pre owned, Omega and Zenith -- specially Zenith El Primero Chronos, IMO, the best mechanism ever

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Micah
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Sinn comes to mind, great technology, reasonable prices. [nt]

February 2 2013, 5:00 PM 



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Pbase
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Agree, but I dont

February 2 2013, 5:58 PM 

Thnk I have seen one in person.

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Linford Toy
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Good call, Micah. Sinn is a strong value.

February 2 2013, 6:50 PM 


 
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Rich P
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This one in particular

February 3 2013, 1:19 AM 

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Bruno
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a top 10 brand which is not overpriced yet is ZENITH

February 2 2013, 5:10 PM 


Read and learn more about the brand and you'll understand why.
If you know their history, inhouse movements, chronometry prices they won, ...

Then take a look at their listprice!
An inhouse chrono starts at 5500 euro. I like Panerai too but let's be honest, Panerai gives you a very simple
ETA based 111 for that price
a cheap ETA versus a legendary 36.000vph El Primero. Well I own a PAM111 but this makes you doubt

On par with others like for example JLC, but for almost half the price.

Why ? ( and this my personal opinion ) The brand had hard times when Mr Nataf launched these butt ugly Defy watches.
They did not sell and at that time were seriously overpriced.
Now, since 2009, with Mr Dufour as CEO they went back to their roots. Making superb watches with a lot of character (take
the impressive TYPE 20 as an example) And I think Mr Dufour kept prices low to rebuild trust and confidence.
I'm sure these prices will go up, can't be a bargain forever. Now is the time to buy.


And if you have much more to spend ... I like the JLC Gyrotourbillon but this Zenith Christophe Colomb is imo much more impressive



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Pbase
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Thanks...must say

February 2 2013, 5:57 PM 

I havent looked into Zenith much, because as you said, I remember the defy extreme which seemed incredibly expensive. This is a brand I will look at more closely.

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Russell
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In my opinion........

February 2 2013, 6:05 PM 

There aren't any "True Luxury" brands the represent a good value.

However if you want to talk about some of the off name brands like

Frederique Constant and little sister Alpina, that offer in-house

movements at $2800.00 I also like the upper end Victorinox Swiss Armies

and Freelancer collection by Raymond Weil. Maurice Lacroix in their

early years made fantastic watches with real value and can be picked up

for no money in the secondary market.

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Hayseed
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GO

February 2 2013, 11:44 PM 

I respectfully disagree. I consider Glashutte Original a true luxury brand that represents good value. Look at the prices of their perpetual calendars. Also, Jeager Lecoultre offers you good value for your money. I guess it all depends on your definition of a good value. For some of the brands with ETA movements, I like JeanRichard. Classy and unique looking and you can usually get one for around 2 grand.

 
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Aaron Murphy
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+1 to Alpina, I'm also a fan of Hamilton

February 2 2013, 8:21 PM 

Great value for $ in my opinion.

 
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