Some players who are new to the world of watches are often tangled by brand, value preservation, face and other issues when buying watches, so they are indecisive, or miss their own watch. So what I want to say today is that when buying a watch, you can buy what you like, and don’t worry too much about additional issues. Below I will talk about one by one, the brand, value preservation and face issues involved.
Don’t worry too much about buying a watch.
When I first came into contact with watches, I wanted to buy ‘higher’ and ‘top-level’ brands so that I could overwhelm other watches. Man inevitably admires vanity, understandably. At that time, the internet was underdeveloped, and watch information was still relied on watch magazines. The ‘Top Ten Famous Watches’ proposed by Hong Kong’s ‘Famous Watch Forum’ magazine had a great influence at the time (I still have that issue of that issue). The easiest way to buy a watch is to buy these 10 brands, and do not buy anything other than 10 brands.
Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar 5270
Later, with the development of the Internet, more and more famous watches were recognized, and more and more famous watches entered the country. The so-called watch rankings have disappeared and have no meaning. Let me give some examples (more typical) such as:
The starting price is more than 100,000: Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Piguet, Lange, Breguet, etc.
Public prices start at tens of thousands: Rolex, Omega, IWC, Panerai, Cartier, Hublot, Zenith, and so on.
The starting price of the public price is mainly in the tens of thousands: Longines, radar, Mido and so on.
Longines Single Button Chronograph
In a similar positioning and price range, the difference between brands is not a question of who is higher or lower, the difference is just the style and style of each watch. In addition, taking Jaeger-LeCoultre as an example, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s public price is more than 40,000, and there is a junior master of Jaeger-LeCoultre. The price is 300,000 with Jaeger-LeCoultre wings. There are three questions from Jaeger-LeCoultre for the public price of one million. It can be seen that the price span under a famous watch brand is very large, exceeding the price span of auto brands. Mainstream watch brands, each brand has a lower public price table, but also a relatively high public price table. There is a lot of price overlap between various watch brands. In the past, in the context of information occlusion, selecting tables based on so-called brand heights and rankings is no longer suitable for the present. If you fancy a watch, it looks good, but it is not necessary to worry about the so-called brand height of one, two or three (especially in the same level).
Buying a watch doesn’t need to think too much about maintaining value.
First of all, let me be honest, if you are a business, a watch can make money. For example, if you buy a watch at a very low discount and then sell it at a higher price, you make money. However, it should be noted that this watch cannot be torn off, worn, or played. Because once you play yourself, it’s like dropping new shoes to the ground, the value immediately drops, in other words, you lose.
Rolex Daytona 116500
So if you do business, then make good business and make money. If you buy a watch for wearing and playing, then you don’t need to pay too much attention to the issue of value preservation. Because except for a few hot watches, most other watches, once started, will increase in value and decline with the increase in years and wear. Some drops are a little more, some are a little less, the discount range between the mainstream watches in the market is generally not much different (excluding the unpopular and niche brands with great discount). If you want to maintain value, then you can only buy a few hot watches, other watches can not touch, so completely lost the fun of playing watches. I understand very well, all players who have been in contact with the watch for a period of time will know more or less the watch’s market and value preservation. From the perspective of buying a watch you like to make yourself happy, don’t pay too much attention to the issue of value preservation, so as not to lose fun.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15500
Finally, the question of face.
Watches and luxury goods are designed to meet people’s ‘show off’ needs. I slowly downplayed other hobbies and started to become interested in famous watches because I first felt that wearing famous watches was very face-saving and bullish. But as more and more watches were bought, my heart changed, and I began to understand why some people said that famous watches are very personal things, mainly for their own appreciation.
IWC Flying Perpetual Calendar
Watches with a public price of tens of thousands to 200,000 are the choice of a large number of people. Most of the watches worn by most people are similar in price range and grade. Someone has put forward an interesting point. If you want to widen the gap, you can directly buy watches with a public price of more than 300,000. I think this view makes some sense, but think about it and find that watches with more than 300,000 have opened a gap in watches. Then, do you want to buy more than 3 million cars, more than 30 million houses, and pull on cars and houses Open the gap?
I now feel that as long as I am happy to buy a watch. No one can see the watch you are wearing when you drive out of the car; passers-by will not run over to watch your watch while walking on the street; when you arrive at the company, you are all familiar people and you are accustomed to wearing any watch. What I admire most is self-satisfaction.
Vacheron Constantin Dual Core Perpetual Calendar
The ‘chain of contempt’ on the Internet is everywhere, often seeing Panamera as a luxury car? Will the Mercedes S be looked down upon? Does opening C mean that you have no money? And so on. The internet environment is fickle. If you always compare with others, you can never finish it. So buy a watch and buy what you like, don’t worry too much about the others, just be happy if you are happy.