I have 4 watches in my collection with drilled lugs only one modern my Timex gent that cost $40 if I remember correctly. The 3 vintage pieces a Timex q, a pulsar and a cheap fluted bezel watch all have them and I highly doubt they were really expensive new. So my question is why can't this be done more now in the lower price tiers? I can't imagine it would add that much to the cost.
Enjoying the magic of every piece I wear on my wrist. Just starting to get into more vintage antique shop finds.
Drilled lugs are almost certainly cheaper to make and arguably aestehtically inferior with no real upside, or am I missing something? Well okay, unless you are removing a bracelet with tight end link bit even then their utility is somewhat questionable in my opinion. With improved manufacturing capabilities I assume more and more manufacturers are moving away.