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Old 08-31-2015, 10:42 AM   #1
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Default What defines a luxury wrist watch?

Is it materials used?
Is it features functions?
Is it brand or price?

I've often wondered this because "luxury" is a loosely used term.
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It depends on who you ask.
Mostly, it's the price.
For others, it's also the price, but add in brand history.
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Perception.
I know people who are under the perception that invicta is a luxury watch. Contrarily I believe they'd be better served with a seiko 5 and a pocket full of cash left over.
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Luxury is in the eye of the beholder.
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Depends on how much one is paid, a 100 watch when I first started working was absolute luxury (To some extent, it still is). 5,000 quid watch is absolute luxury to me now, to a millionaire, probably not.
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It depends on who you ask.
Mostly, it's the price.
For others, it's also the price, but add in brand history.
I agree. And that is what I think makes the term "luxury" such a liquid term. It can vary greatly in its meaning from one person or brand to another.

It is a bit disturbing when some brands position themselves as a "luxury" brand just because they carry a hefty price tag. There has to be more substance than that. Personally, I love brands that have a very interesting story and history, or even a particular model with unique history is rather appealing.
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Perception.
I know people who are under the perception that invicta is a luxury watch. Contrarily I believe they'd be better served with a seiko 5 and a pocket full of cash left over.
#TRUE I have an Invicta from when they first started to become popular. Should probably flip it along with a few others in the box.
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Here's one of my newer definitions of luxury, from 1927. I don't own this, but it calls to me. C'mon, stocks...up !...UP !!

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That is a sweet looking Patek. They used to produce a world timer a number of years ago, it is one of the Pateks that I would love to have.
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Well as they say. You never own a Patek. You merely take care of it for the next generation.
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