Value for money and pride in ownership

Time and time again I see sotc posts in which the poster is embarrassed of their fashion watches. Heck, Ben from BWC bashing on fashion watches was what introduced me to the hobby. Similarly dissing the moonswatch was a favourite passtime of the community last year

Likewise other brands/models seem to get hate from the community too, from fossil all the way to richarde mille and the like in terms of pricing

What both owners and critics alike often forget is that hate shouldn't be directed towards the watch itself, but the brands and their pricing. Additionally, value for money exists only prior to the purchase, after the fact there is only you and the watch, so you might as well enjoy it for what it is

I was recently gifted this moonswatch by my parents. Is it my highest quality watch? No. Is it something I'd buy for myself? Also no. What it is though, is a great looking watch with sentimental value that I am proud of owning and have received plenty of compliments on

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I'm not disagreeing with you. You're spot on about the hate some brands get from the most fanatic of fans. That said, there's also sunk cost fallacy. When you say value for money only exists prior to the purchase and once that's done you might as well just enjoy the watch. To a certain degree, yes. But I'm also hearing sunk cost fallacy there, which is something I don't abide by if I can help it. What you put into a watch is already spent, you can't unspend it by forcing to love it. Either you love it or you don't. If you don't, again, you can't unspend the money by wearing it more. You're better off selling it and cut your losses. I don't stay in the theater to finish a movie I hate in the first five minutes of watching.

Congrats on the moonswatch. I personally want one and don't understand why it's so disssd by the community.

Nice gift :-). I wish I could agree with the rest but I can鈥檛. I believe being able to express any negative or positive opinion is part of living in a non oppressed society. And strong emotions should find open ears, or else it might lead to something worse.

And feeling personally attacked by the words of a stranger is more a testament to the prevailing zeitgeist.

I only had an issue with the way they marketed them,and the fact they were selling for 拢8000 was all madness,now there available in all stores I plan on getting me and my partner one 馃憤

brunofrankelli

I'm not disagreeing with you. You're spot on about the hate some brands get from the most fanatic of fans. That said, there's also sunk cost fallacy. When you say value for money only exists prior to the purchase and once that's done you might as well just enjoy the watch. To a certain degree, yes. But I'm also hearing sunk cost fallacy there, which is something I don't abide by if I can help it. What you put into a watch is already spent, you can't unspend it by forcing to love it. Either you love it or you don't. If you don't, again, you can't unspend the money by wearing it more. You're better off selling it and cut your losses. I don't stay in the theater to finish a movie I hate in the first five minutes of watching.

Congrats on the moonswatch. I personally want one and don't understand why it's so disssd by the community.

Agreed. If you've bought something that isn't working out there no point in keeping it. Recently gave my brother my seiko despite me loving it as it just wasn't getting any wrist time. My point is many have watches they like (often their first watch ever even) and then learn it is a fashion watch and feel retroactive shame

As for why moonswatch is so dissed its a great watch but for what you actually get its a lot of money. I do think the community was perhaps overly harsh though

sfreak

Nice gift :-). I wish I could agree with the rest but I can鈥檛. I believe being able to express any negative or positive opinion is part of living in a non oppressed society. And strong emotions should find open ears, or else it might lead to something worse.

And feeling personally attacked by the words of a stranger is more a testament to the prevailing zeitgeist.

Its sounds like we agree completely then?

Tzalmavet

Its sounds like we agree completely then?

Maybe 馃榿

That looks really lovely on that brown leather strap - congratulations! And very thoughtful of your parents 馃槏

As for the community's judgement on it: the problem is that it is ridiculously fragile. The plastic crystal on mine got scuffed by its own box. A pusher on Adrian Barker's fell off when he put his hand in his pocket. They only had to make it just a little bit better, and everyone would have been very happy. As it is, we all feel we've been taken for a ride in terms of the price. I mean, the quality and build are so bad that the Swatch group really was having a laugh, weren't they...

Mine sits in its box nearly all the time. Occasionally I take it out, put it on, and say to myself, shall I wear it to go to the supermarket? And then I put it back again because it feels like it could get ruined if it comes into contact with literally anything....

Roger Smith has one too.

SBKualaLumpur

That looks really lovely on that brown leather strap - congratulations! And very thoughtful of your parents 馃槏

As for the community's judgement on it: the problem is that it is ridiculously fragile. The plastic crystal on mine got scuffed by its own box. A pusher on Adrian Barker's fell off when he put his hand in his pocket. They only had to make it just a little bit better, and everyone would have been very happy. As it is, we all feel we've been taken for a ride in terms of the price. I mean, the quality and build are so bad that the Swatch group really was having a laugh, weren't they...

Mine sits in its box nearly all the time. Occasionally I take it out, put it on, and say to myself, shall I wear it to go to the supermarket? And then I put it back again because it feels like it could get ruined if it comes into contact with literally anything....

Haha thanks. Yeah I'm pretty much in the same boat I've only worn it out a few times as I'm scared of breaking mine too

What I find interesting is how folks take criticism of a watch, which I confess can be over the top and have been guilty of myself, as a personal insult. I can appreciate the fact that your parents gifted you a watch while disliking it, no? I guess we all get emotionally invested in our watches and maybe that鈥檚 the problem.