What Is The Most You Would Spend On A Watch?

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#1  Edited By algorhythm511

Ben Affleck's character wore a $190,000 wristwatch in BvS. This watch:

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Now me, personally, I couldn't see myself spending $190K. Unless, I was confident I could turn around and sell it for a profit.

Assuming I couldn't turn around and sell, I would say $500 at most. Apple watches, Seikos and G-Shocks are below that range.

The most I have spent was $23K, borrowed some money from my dad, sold the watch after a month (wore it a grand total of 5 times) for $27K. Paid my dad back and pocketed $4K. :D In case you're wondering it was this watch. (Older model though)

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#2 the_stegman  Moderator

If I were a millionaire? All the money.

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#3  Edited By Khael

$10

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Honestly, $50. Maybe that will change after college and I start making real money, but right now, that is the absolute max I would be willing to spend on a watch. Currently, the only watch I own is a watch my mom got me for my 19th birthday.

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I wouldn't buy a watch. I don't wear any type of accessories because I am basic.

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$20 and I collect watches.

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With my current shitty income, about $250 or so max. I know a lot of people don't wear watches anymore, but I have always liked them and still do.

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$1,000

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I don't like wearing watches. I have a bad habit of not keeping track of time. :D

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#10  Edited By mimisalome

Im not a (wrist) watch person myself (i dont like any accessories) but i understand that watches had some utility functions.

If im about to buy something, i always base my purchase on practicality and functionality not the price tag, unless the function of the purchase is to make a good impression on people who are more concern about my financial standing than my capacity to value my money.

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500 is probably the absolute top for me, but I try and get them for under 300 if I can.

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5-40$ range.

I would get a nice sturdy quartz watch, because they are functionally better then mechanical and can be found for cheap.

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mine was $300

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0. My phone tells me the time

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#16  Edited By darkseid1006

My current watch is quite expensive (but I didn't buy it). Honestly if I can afford it then it doesn't really concern me.

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maybe $10.

I'm not a watch person.

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@algorhythm511: Dude, If you were a multi-billionaire I don't think a £190,000 watch is going to mean anything to you or your circle of friends.

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#19  Edited By algorhythm511

@citizensurfer said:

@algorhythm511: Dude, If you were a multi-billionaire I don't think a £190,000 watch is going to mean anything to you or your circle of friends.

Yea, if I was a multi-billionaire, I wouldn't even care.

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5-40$ range.

I would get a nice sturdy quartz watch, because they are functionally better then mechanical and can be found for cheap.

Quartz pretty much makes mechanical obsolete. The only 'advantage' for mechanical watches is serviceability. If you want to extend out the life by having it serviced every 5-10 years, then mechs are the way to go.

Interesting story, in the 1970's-mid 1980's, quartz watches became all the rage. The Swiss watch industry refused to go to quartz. They suffered pretty badly. There were 1600 watch houses and that went down to 600. Finally, in the mid-1980's the Swiss watch companies started marketing 'fine craftsmanship' and mech watches with luxury.

A lot of watch companies that used to make utility watches before the 1970's suddenly became luxury brands.

That is why people sometimes wonder why Che Guevara and Fidel Castro wore Rolex's. At the time, they were not seen as status symbols like they are today. They were seen as reliable and tough--kind of like a Casio G-Shock is today.

So, with Sean Connery in the Bond films, when you saw him wearing his Rolex Submariner, it wasn't a status symbol, he was making fun of high society, by wearing a utility watch with a suit. Kind of the same as wearing a G-Shock with a suit today. :)

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My phone is also a watch, so $200

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#22  Edited By AlphaQ

Depends on how much money I had at the time, I guess.

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Who needs a watch in the 21st century, with all the technology and accessories, accessible to any and all, at least in the larger part of the world ? Watch has lost its main purpose, and i don't see a reason anyone would be wearing a watch for any other purposes, except as a jewerly, and those who wear jewerly, are nothing short of retards.

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Though to be fair, since i am so bad at using my phone, i have a watch for special purposes when i am reallx in a hurry. I guess spending more than 200$ on a watch is a lunacy, given the circumstances.

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Watches are becoming pointless...

U have a cellphone to do that job for you

So nothing really

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Depends

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My phone is my watch

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I don't wear watches, so zero I guess.

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Well I have one of those smart watches that sync with my phone, so I'd probably spend between $100.00 to $200.00 dollars.

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As much as I want, lal.

I freaking love watches.

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I got my dad one for 200 on father day, last year.

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#32  Edited By Thesenate

Wouldn't get anything nicer then a high end Rolex.

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No more than 75$

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All of em.

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Probably 50-100$ so I could get a good one that is water proof and shock resistant as well as better than average inner mechanics. I wouldn't spend more than that on a watch since I use my phone mainly for everything.

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No more than 75$

Probably 50-100$ so I could get a good one that is water proof and shock resistant as well as better than average inner mechanics. I wouldn't spend more than that on a watch since I use my phone mainly for everything.

These are correct.

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#37  Edited By Simon_the_digger