Haha, I've seen a few in person worn by non-watch people a few years ago. They never struck me as good watches but the owners liked them purely for the looks and even though they had the cheapest quartz movement in existence, the watches still keep reasonably good time... better than most mechanicals to be fair.
I think the premium is for convenience. One can probably find a better watch for the money that looks the same without the DW logo but that requires time and time=money. If one buys a watch every 5 or 10 years... does it make sense to do the "research". I don't think so, in that scenario I'd rather pay the premium once a decade.
in my experience Daniel Wellington isn't that bad 🙄
MegaBobcommented onWhen you get a massive scratch on your watch, what do you do?·
I didn't think you you would want to profit on an AT. You don't strike me as that sort of YouTuber.
What I was trying to get at is the argument about how the desire for good condition is used as something that would imply (?) that collectors like watches to look pristine. Because that isn't the case. The "romantic" relationships are, in my opinion, formed with watches that are untouched, not pristine looking ... which is what led to all the controversy about laser welding and re-cutting vintage watches into NOS type of deals.
If you ask me that whole condition mambo jumbo is also overpriced and overrated for rarity's sake. Personally I prefer watche that are honestly but also responsibly worn. They are cheaper and look more consistent, they might be more common but to me it looks better. More often than not, a vintage watch with corroded dial and hands feels/looks odd if the case is mint... but that's me 😉
Maybe that's also why it bothered you, such a deep scratch looks "wrong" on a watch with virtually no marks but if it had a decade od regular wear marks it would "blend in" better... just speculating
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