You know that old joke? (Plagiarized mercilessly from a recent Watchfinder video.)
Q: What's the difference between a billionaire and a millionaire?
A: About a billion dollars
So, what's the difference between this and a H. Moser & Cie Heritage Center Seconds? About $28k.
I fell in love immediately when I saw this:
But, you know… $28,500 (on Chrono24) is a lot of money!
So, I started looking at this, instead:
But, you know… $7,400 MSRP is a lot of money!
So, I ended up getting this, instead:
It’s a Chinese rep of the Zenith Type 20 - you know, a fake! I’ll often buy fakes from China, just to try out a watch on the wrist for a few weeks, to see if I really like it or not, before committing to buying the real deal. Funny thing is, as far as the case and dial are concerned, Chinese reps are so good at this point, I would be hard pressed to tell the difference between the fake and the real deal. Only if you interact with the crown / movement is there then some sort of giveaway. But, even then, the Chinese have gotten so good at movement manufacturing that when it comes to “super reps,” especially for Rolexes and Omegas, even an enthusiast might have a hard time telling.
Anyway, the watch sucked. It’s 45mm diameter and 15mm thick! And it feels it too! So, I gave it to my cousin, who I really don’t like all that much.
Then, the clouds parted, rays from Heaven shone down… @BRSEvolve does custom mods! I asked him if he’d be willing to build a pilot’s watch for me that looked like the Moser Heritage Centre Seconds. @BRSEvolve then...
All for a criminally low price! It’s beautiful in my book!
Given all that, I personally have a hard time understanding the value proposition on offer from Moser. I mean, Mr. Talking Hands always goes nuts over Moser:
So, what’s the ultimate value proposition behind H. Moser? I think it’s gotta be its uniqueness amongst Swiss watchmakers, its heritage, and its brand, right?
H. Moser’s are incredibly rare (1,200 produced per year), incredibly high quality, and Moser is synonymous with haute horology combined with a sense of humor, right? That’s, without question, worth a lot of money. I mean, genuinely, who else is going to be able to make these, just to troll everyone else?
Is it worth that much money, just to be one of the cool kids? Maybe so! It’s all relative, yeah? I guess if I made as much money (and were as good looking) as Charlie Sheen, and if I were in his shoes, I’d probably get a Moser to burnish my reputation!
So, given all that, would you get the H. Moser Heritage Centre Seconds? Or would you be happy with a @BRSEvolve Pilot’s Watch?