Do you own a luxury watch

Hey WC! I’ve been wondering if most watch enthusiasts own luxury watches (5000 and up)? the most expensive watch I have is a seiko, but I’m super invested Into the watch world

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I think I own a luxury watch. Can you define what is luxury watch? Based on your definition, is $1200 Citizen a luxury watch? If yes, then I own 2 luxury watches.

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I suppose it depends on your definition of luxury? I would describe an Omega that costs thousands as luxury but when you compare it to a Vacheron Constantin or an Audemars Piguet that cost tens of thousands, some would say the Omega isn't a luxury watch.

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tiffer

I suppose it depends on your definition of luxury? I would describe an Omega that costs thousands as luxury but when you compare it to a Vacheron Constantin or an Audemars Piguet that cost tens of thousands, some would say the Omega isn't a luxury watch.

Based on this I do not own any luxury watches.

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mpolyakov

Based on this I do not own any luxury watches.

Based on Vacheron & Audemars Piguet, neither do I.

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It all depends what you consider a luxury watch. Personally, I don’t consider Rolex, Omega, and the like luxury watches. I think luxury watches are more in the vein of Patek, Lange and Sohne, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Zenith, Glashutte, Audemars Piguet, etc. and no, I don’t own any of these.

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My whole collection didn't cost even half that threshold.

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I personally will not pay more than $1000 for a watch. My most expensive watch is the Tissot PRX at $725.

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I should add that luxury isn't purely about the monetary cost, it's defined as an item deemed highly desirable within a culture or society.

On this definition a Studio Underd0g Watermelon that costs £575 meets the criteria.

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BuckWylde

It all depends what you consider a luxury watch. Personally, I don’t consider Rolex, Omega, and the like luxury watches. I think luxury watches are more in the vein of Patek, Lange and Sohne, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Zenith, Glashutte, Audemars Piguet, etc. and no, I don’t own any of these.

In fact, Rolex, Omega Tudor Breitling are considered luxury watchmaking and Patek Phillip, Audemars Piguet, Vacheron Constantin, Alange, etc. are considered "High watchmaking or haute horlogerie".

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In my mind luxury is spending an amount of money that youre just barely comfortable with to get small benefits in return that make you happier, your life easier, but you can completely live without them. By that definition, I do own a luxury watch, as I could have settled for my G-shock Ga-2100 and tell the time in every occasion, but I bought other watches and recently I purchased a Seiko turtle that was out of my comfort zone, just because its beautiful and unique. I think that is luxury, there are millions of people going hungry right now, others are freezing to death, and the more lucky ones live paycheck to paycheck in a vicious cycle.

So yeah, my turtle feels pretty luxurious.

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