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Aug 15, 2012

Nope.

Aug 15, 2012

If it's by a designer, and it's new, don't walk, run. (If it's not new, it's probably selling for less than $100 and it probably runs as well as a Timex, so maybe it's a good buy.)

Seriously, spending $1000 on a watch tells folks how poor you are. If you must have a watch, just buy a timex or a swatch and tell folks how thrifty you are.

If you have the money, buy a used Rolex Submariner on Ebay.

Aug 15, 2012
IlliniProgrammer:

Seriously, spending $1000 on a watch tells folks how poor you are. If you must have a watch, just buy a timex or a swatch and tell folks how thrifty you are.

Hah - so where does it stop showing how poor you are? $2000? $3000? Just curious...

On the OP's watch:
1) yeah, designer watch - no - but I do like the design except for...
2) Blue. I almost bought a blue watch (except it was an IWC, not designer). They didn't have one in my size and I went with black. Best. Decision. Ever.

Aug 15, 2012

double post

Aug 15, 2012

bah double post

Aug 15, 2012
DaCarez:
IlliniProgrammer:

Seriously, spending $1000 on a watch tells folks how poor you are. If you must have a watch, just buy a timex or a swatch and tell folks how thrifty you are.

Hah - so where does it stop showing how poor you are? $2000? $3000? Just curious...

On the OP's watch:
1) yeah, designer watch - no - but I do like the design except for...
2) Blue. I almost bought a blue watch (except it was an IWC, not designer). They didn't have one in my size and I went with black. Best. Decision. Ever.

Definitely by the time you get to the used rolex submariner level. Probably before that. I am not a watch fanatic. I do know enough about watches to be aware of the fact that if you buy a watch made by a designer label and pay more than 25% of MSRP for it, you're an idiot.

Aug 15, 2012

No.

Aug 15, 2012

Instead of spending $1000 on that thing from Neiman Marcus, bid on this guy. It probably sold for $1.5K to the poor sap who bought it; now it's attracted a 99 cent bid in an Ebay auction:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Ferragamo-Mens-Salvato...

Aug 15, 2012

Coming from a watch guy: Fuck no.

Aug 20, 2012
RagnarDanneskjold:

Coming from a watch guy: Fuck no.

Agreed. Ferragamo is in the business of leather - not watch craftsmanship. If you want a $1k watch look to Movado, Victorinox, Tissot or maybe some low end Tags.

"Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life."

John R. Wooden

Aug 29, 2012

Lol I agree. No.

Aug 15, 2012

No for two major reasons. One, designers don't make good watches. Two, there's a huge grey market for watches which will save you a significant amount of money.

Aug 15, 2012

Yeah, buy the Ferragamo watch on Ebay and if you still want to say you spent $1000 on a watch, give me the other $973.

Aug 15, 2012
Aug 15, 2012

You could buy a nice vintage watch for 1k why buy one that will depreciate 90% the minute you throw it on your wrist

Aug 16, 2012
futurectdoc:

You could buy a nice vintage watch for 1k why buy one that will depreciate 90% the minute you throw it on your wrist

Just curious, where would you buy a vintage watch for around 1K? Online or actual stores?

Aug 15, 2012

A Gamo/Gucci/Prada/etc. watch = ripoff. Consider real watch brands

Aug 15, 2012

No please do not buy that. Blue face and blue croc strap from a designer brand is not the way to go for a banker. In the 1k range there are plenty of good quality watches that are cool and understated..check out Victorinox, Hamilton, Timex and the comparables.

Aug 17, 2012
Bondarb:

No please do not buy that. Blue face and blue croc strap from a designer brand is not the way to go for a banker. In the 1k range there are plenty of good quality watches that are cool and understated..check out Victorinox, Hamilton, Timex and the comparables.

First off, ignore anyone who says all $1k watches are a waste of money and show someone who is not thrifty. Anyone who doesn't see the value in a work of art which displays history, wonderful engineering and pure class has no respect for art, culture or history so I for one don't take them very seriously.

I agree with bondarb and his list of watches. Now you don't want to buy some psuedo-luxury watch if you are attempting to look like a young investment professional (i.e. don't buy a 1k dollar breitling, tag, maurice lacroix,). Victorinox, especially uses the same movements that these costly guys do, for a fraction of the price check out the victorinox infantry vintage automatic chrnograph. It uses a great movement has a lot of complications and I've seen the sapphire crystal it uses and it is beautiful. It comes off to anyone who knows watches like a 4-5 thousand dollar watch, I got mine for half its going price (it goes for 2k i got one for 1k) and from an authorized dealer with warranty. You can get great prices if you go to the right AD's, as in don't go to zales, macy's, or any other well known department/jewelry store where it doesn't feel right to negotiate price.

Buying a watch over a grand has brought you into investment range, and you should certainly treat it as one.

Aug 16, 2012

I'd say online offers better values, but you have to know what you are doing, that's not my area of expertise, also there is something to be said about looking at them in person.

Aug 17, 2012
futurectdoc:

I'd say online offers better values, but you have to know what you are doing, that's not my area of expertise, also there is something to be said about looking at them in person.

I wouldn't buy a Rolex / IWC / Omega / Breitling online - too many fakes out there.

Aug 17, 2012

Also, watch out for Friends and Family sales. For example, I know TAG has one every year, usually sometime in the spring/summer. The watches that are on those sales are about half off. Just find the code and your in.

I don't know about other brands, but I'm sure they have something similar.

Aug 17, 2012
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Aug 17, 2012