Luxury Watches - Worth The Price?

A fetish is defined as an abnormally obsessive preoccupation or attachment;  a fixation.

We have seen people have a fetish for perfumes, books, motorcars, shoes and many such things.  At least seven of every ten people have a fetish for watches.

There are some who go to extremes by spending fortunes on multiple luxury watches.  There is no norm.  They can reange from antique watches to the present-day mechanical watche.  Looking deeper, most people have a few watches they wear daily and also have a list of dream watches, which they would like to own at some point in their lifetime.  For some it is an obsession and for others it is just the ecstatic feeling of owning that unattainable piece.

Watches have been a rage from the 19th century and have become very popular in the last 20 years. So what is it about a luxury watch that makes you want it?  Gone are the days, when you have one watch for the rest of your life.  Now, people have a number of watches to suit their moods, clothes, and various occasions.

Watches are now an accessory just like jewelry. While the main purpose of the watch was to keep time, the trend has changed.  Luxury watches are not only fashion, but also an investment.  These are watches which are very expensive, but worth it.  With proper care, they will last for generations.  You can't drive your sports car into a meeting, but put a Rolex, Patek Phillipe or an Omega on your wrist and people will notice.

Everyone knows that the features of a watch are great, but they are always secondary to the brand.  These companies spend most of thier profits on marketing which raises the value of thier pieces higher and higher making them more and more desirebale.  Admit it or not, buying a luxury watch definitely is a kick to your ego and makes you feel special.  Brands such as Rolex, Cartier, Omega, Breitling, Patek Philippe, Panerai, and Tag Heuer have their own distinctive styles and finish.  For instance, Tag Heuer is well known for its precision and accuracy in the sports world and most sports person swear by it. Some of them are sporty styled and some are dressy. Some watches are simple, sober and elegant, while some are grand, studded with precious stones and gems. If you are the person who likes grandeur, then the embedded stones are sure to allure you.

Luxury watches are definitely costly, but is it worth a buy? In one word, Yes!  Some watches have historic value which is an interest for some collectors such as a pre-owned watch from an event, royalty or celebrity. Whether you like it sporty, elegant, grand, or simple, you can find a brand that matches your desires.

Spending money on a luxury watch may seem meaningless to many, but if you can afford one, dont hesitate.  Most appreciate in value so they are not just purchases, but rather investments.  Luxury watches fall into four categories:

High-end luxury watch: This is a particularly refined watch recognized only by people "in the know" or you could say the celebrities. These are the ultimate superb options when money is no object. These watches are exclusive in design and craftsmanship, produced in limited numbers, and can be bought only through very specialized dealers. Rolls Royce class of timepieces falls in this category. Other brands in this range include Lange and Sohne, Alain Silberstein, Audemars Piguet, Blancpain, Breguet, Franck Muller, JLC, Parmigiani, Patek Philippe, Ulysse Nardin, and Vacheron Constantin.

Luxury watch: This is an elegant, valuable, stylish and prestigious watch that will serve you well for a very long time. The quality and durability is such that, it can be passed on to the next generation and has a good resale value irrespective of its age. The watches are the largest, most widely known class of luxury timepieces. Brands such as Breitling, Cartier, Ebel, Omega, and Rolex come under this classification.

Pseudo luxury watch: This is an elegant and stylish watch that will serve you well for a decade or so. You can go for this watch when you want a good luxury watch, but don't want to spend too much. Baume & Mercier, Raymond Weil, Tag Heuer are examples of such watches.

Basic luxury watches: This is an elegant and stylish watch that will serve you well for a decent number of years. This is the best choice when you want something finer than average. Epos, Fortis, Movado, and Oris are basic luxury watches.

Browse before you buy and dont be afraid to ask questions.  Buy what you like and dont let anyone sell you something you are not sure of.  Shop around for a fair price and make sure the watch is genuine.  The best advise we can give you is enjoy your purchase.  It is a personal decision.  www.timecafé.com.


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