Rolex vs. Timex – Why Pay More?

Rolex vs. Timex? I’m sure that seems like a loaded question. But many watch buyers don’t get it. Leaving quartz watches aside, they don’t have a clue about the key differences between a “simple” inexpensive mechanical watch and a really expensive mechanical watch. Why the latter costs 100 times the former. They both tell the time, right? In fact . . .

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Expensive Watch – Worth It?

Something is worth exactly what someone will pay for it. If someone is willing to pay a million dollars for a Timex Marlin, that’s what it’s worth. If someone’s willing to pay $10 for a Richard Mille (my bid) and no one will pay a dime more (which they shouldn’t), it’s worth $10. Of course none of that addresses the key question: is an expensive watch worth it? . . .

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