What's your unpopular opinion about luxury watches?

I would say that Rolex have been surpassed in every way possible, they're living of the brand image alone at this point. There are many better and more exciting watches for a less money.

What's your hot take on luxury watches?

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 yeah but they still cool though :-)

My unpopular opinion is that luxury quartz watches are great.

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That even as luxury items, they are quite possibly overpriced — which is why Apple Watch is doing so well, because it too is a luxury item but doesn’t suffer the same problem. 

The symbolism of ownership has overtaken the reality. 


However, it’s possible this is very much down to manufacturing costs, and the way the market has become tied to collectibility and investment. 

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They are pointless.

Their main use is to serve as wrist accessories for demonstrating wealth, but nobody really care  or notice anymore, except for ladies of the night in Vegas apparently.

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Ok, I'll say it, Rolex isn't a real "luxury" brand.  Try AP, JLC, Breguet, or something in the $10,000 plus range if you want real luxury.

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i had enough with rolex submariner 😂

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DLove61

Ok, I'll say it, Rolex isn't a real "luxury" brand.  Try AP, JLC, Breguet, or something in the $10,000 plus range if you want real luxury.

That is an unpopular opinion to me. I know some disagree. But luxury is realtive.

Especially if it's the point of excess of Rolexes that make it non-luxury. A product doesn't become luxurious before someone "comsumes" it. And it won't be luxury to someone who have many and a lot of money.

 A G-Shock can be a luxury good IMO. It might be an expensive product and hard to access for some and the quality is high 🤔

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How long you got?

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Rolex may have been surpassed on some of their line up. But the fact that most watches are compared to the Rolex itself shows how important the brand is. 

Unpopular opinion - 99% of us would buy a Rolex if the AD called right now (and we had the funds available)

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To be honest - the watches are not the problem here as they are just a product item. Opinionated  people on the other hand...

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Imagine if a new "luxury" car debuted with carburetion, bias-ply tires, leaf springs, and drum brakes. They'd preen about the paint and leather and hand-whittled parts, but it would struggle to perform in the realm of economy cars. This is exactly how silly the idea of a "luxury" mechanical watch has been since the Quartz Revolution. 

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A luxury watch loses its appeal the more you are actually able to afford it.

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Justingalore

 yeah but they still cool though :-)

My unpopular opinion is that luxury quartz watches are great.

Absolutely true, I still love Rolex watches

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Porthole

How long you got?

All daaaay 😂

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hbein2022

A luxury watch loses its appeal the more you are actually able to afford it.

Never taught about that actually, but god damn that's very true 

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IWC…. $9000 for a Fleiger with an in house movement?  I’ll take an Orient Pilots watch with an in house movement for $200 and take a cruise and buy a purple bed.

just Doesn’t make sense to me, i know they make other cool stuff, but who buys those Fleigers and why? 

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WatchN

Rolex may have been surpassed on some of their line up. But the fact that most watches are compared to the Rolex itself shows how important the brand is. 

Unpopular opinion - 99% of us would buy a Rolex if the AD called right now (and we had the funds available)