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Do's and don'ts of inexpensive watches:
Do think about what you would buy if money were no object. Once you have that, try to find something that looks somewhat similar or inspired by it in the low $100 region.
Don't get something that looks something like a replica of an expensive or a well-known watch.
To sum it up, don't buy a replica watch because it's not only illegal, but people can also see that it's not the real thing and don't buy something that just wants to look like it rather get something that's inspired by it.
Do buy a slim and appropriately sized watch.
Do buy a watch with a canvas band because it's very sporty and if you don't wear suits, it just suits the character of your outfit much better.
Don't buy inexpensive, gold-plated watches because most of the time the gold plating is very thin and once it wears off, it looks extremely cheap. Instead, stick with stainless steel or other silver looking metals because they age much more gracefully.
Do not buy a rubber band unless your watch is specifically dedicated for sports activities because otherwise, you are much more prone to sweating and it just looks inexpensive and cheap.
Do inspect the leather straps on those watches because at that price point, you can't expect a super high-quality leather and when it's cheap and stiff, it may be uncomfortable to wear on your skin.
Do buy the watches online because there's very little risk and they have a great assortment.
Now, if you just have a $100, a really great way to score a relatively high-quality watch is to go vintage.
The $100 watch is not an heirloom piece, but it's a great in between for when you're saving up for a better watch, or you just don't care enough about watches, and you want something that tells you time that looks presentable.
Most watches in the $500-$1500 price range are overpriced so don't save up for those rather stay lower and go vintage or save for something that's more expensive than that.
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Invicta makes some gorgeous watches-with some nice Swiss & Japanese movements-
And sorry, he’s contradicting himself showing large face watches - when in another video- he says only small face.
Bad video for a channel I generally enjoy.
As someone that's collected wrist watches for almost 30 years, I would advise you to do a *lot* more research on this subject before attempting to present yourself as an authority. You know clothing and tailoring rather well, but as far as watches, you may want to consult with someone who is a bit more familiar with the subject matter.
Why was I seeing Daniel Wellington coming? Another YouTuber that either doesn't understand anything about watches or is just an advertisement to this rubbish brand.... or both.
Well my take on this, do not trust a guy wearing a baggy suit.
1. Daniel Wellington is rather a marketing company then an actual watchmaker.
2. Recommend not to buy cheap stainless steel banded watches, but did you really put an IWC in the video as an example?
Gosh this channel is just garbage tbh.
I have worn Timex watches all my life -- they are simple, reasonably priced, accurate, and functional. They tell the time! Having the second hand is handy for taking a pulse. Mine has a button to light up the watch at night -- very handy when outside at night or that alarm rings at 5 a.m.! I like the simplicity of it. At their prices, you could have 2 -- one with a striped band for away from work, sporty days etc., and one with a leather band for work and dress occasions. The money you save can go into your retirement fund. Re: cheap coloured metal -- paint it with clear nail polish, or clear acrylic floor wax, and it will hold up a lot longer.
Please DONT buy a Daniel Wellington. They are of terrible quality and are very overpriced for what you are getting. I recommend brands like Timex, Seiko, Orient as well as many other brands with higher quality stuff than this one.
For the most part I have enjoyed all of these videos but the idea of spending more on a pair of socks or cufflinks than a timepiece, well, I can't agree. Not sure how one can argue that the quality in a Montblanc diplomat is highly desirable but a Bovet, not so much.
This video could be a lot shorter. Who really uses watches to tell time anymore? My iPhone is always on the right time, and far more trustworthy than any watch I've ever owned. The only time I ever wear a watch anymore is when I am actually dressing up, and a vintage pocket watch and chain is one of my accessories. While my iPhone may be more accurate, you look much better in a nice suit glancing at a nice pocket watch to get the time than you do glancing at your iPhone. It is also obvious that you are checking the time, and not seeing what's new on the Book of Faces.
As with all things one is entitled to an opinion and all good for that...... But I have been of the option that Raphael really is not a watch person as I believe that in the past he has stated that he is not that keen on watches..... Raphael may not for all his style knowledge be the best person for a subject like this but is still entitled to an option.... all praise for him sticking his neck out and giving an opinion... I've have always enjoyed Raphaels videos even if I don't agree with them..... Raphael carry on the good work...
I wore a lot of thin titanium cased watches since titanium is gentler on your skin but the leather straps would dry out and get cracked due to sweat so I tried the apple watch. I didn't like how it was basically an extension of my phone rather than a nice piece to keep time with so I "invested" in a nice stainless steel automatic watch by Victorinox. $800 value but amazon had them for under $300 at "factory close out" prices. I checked and it's real too. Has a good bit of weight to it and I can see that the metal will age nicely. Can't go wrong with a simple/clean stainless steel watch!
D Wellington MVMT and like watches are terrible values: a $15 Chinese watch movement in a $10 case, sold for $150. The finish will wear off in less than a year. Leather straps will rot. This fellow knows nothing of watches, cheap or expensive.
Seiko and Orient all day every day for sub-100USD watches, full stop. You will get a quality piece that a watch enthusiast will respect. The Seiko 5 you showed in the beginning is a great watch with history that can be had for around 75USD. Many collectors with very expensive Swiss and German watches have it and love it as much as their considerably more expensive pieces.
How about the BASIC quality ? A 'fashion' watch with an inexpensive movement sold at much higher price point is a waste.There are options, notwithstanding marketing. You at bit pompous, or so you come across to me.
Hey, Daniel Wellington didn’t start anything new. They copied Tissot design. I suggest you do proper research before advertising fashion watches that are useless. 150$ for that watch is a waste because it goes against your first point - don’t buy a look alike of authentic watches. Look up Tissot. DW is a copy of it.
Simplicity is boring. In this price range there is only one brand I will consider:
Casio, their Edifice line. Great build quality, long lasting and they just look so damn cool!
And F1 drivers wear them ;-)
I must say I've always had good luck with watches, I just got an early 1900's Longines pocket watch for about a hundred dollars. I really recommend going for vintage rather than buying something from a not-well-known maker or with a low quality construction.
I have owned a couple of Timex watches, I think they are great value and look great, in particular that blue glow! My only nitpick about Timex is that their tick-tack sound is particularly loud. In fact so loud that in general I cannot sleep wearing my Timex watch, I have to take it off and put it far away, or under a cloth if nearby, to dampen the sound. If Timex made their watches slightly less noisy, it would be a marvel of a pretty much flawless bargain
Some balanced and realistic thoughts on Daniel Wellington. I see the same ignorant comments on every video that brand is mentioned. The retail selling price of a quartz watch is almost always marked up 8 to 15 times or more the cost of the movement so that there is a margin adequate enough to cover raw materials, manufacturing, marketing, customer service, legal, employees, office space, insurance, etc. If anyone of you thinks that it is just a matter of slapping in a cheap movement and adding a couple of bucks more, and you can sell and support a real company, I have news for you. You don't know Jack!
Daniel Wellington watches uses Miyota movements. The movement alone costs $12 so that shoots down the claim that you can get one for $2-3 on Alibaba. DW's cases and backs are 316L stainless steel while the fakes use chrome plated tin. The crystal used on the authentic DW is mineral while the fakes use plastic or plain glass. And finally, the real DW use genuine leather bands while the cheap knockoffs imitation leather which sometimes is a form of vinyl printed to look like it is real. Unlike the real product, the plastic bands feel stiff and can be a little uncomfortable in warm weather.
I don't own any DW myself but have examined a couple personally, and whether it is worth what they sell for is up to the end user to decide, not a bunch of "watch expert" wannabes who have no freedom of thought. Nine times out of ten, it is not the watch brand or its "horological history" or lack-there-of or even the price. It is how it makes a person feel when the put it on and the enjoyment of glancing down at their wrist and liking what they see.
And just so that you all know, I agree that brands like Seiko and Orient are fantastic watches but are not the "holy grail" either. Even then, they offer great value for the money but not everyone wants to buy one. If you fanboys think the world is the way you imagine it to be and no other way, I have some news for you. Just my two cents for what it is worth.
in your other videos you often talk about brand heritage and the history behind certain items. thats why i was really surprised that you suggested getting these cheap watches like DW, stührling or something like that.
imho if you can't / don't want to spend over a 100 bucks on a watch, go vintage or get one of the cheaper seikos.
i bought a vintage junghans quartz watch 2 years ago for about 10€ and it still serves me well.
to anyone looking for a suggestions on watches on buying watches on a budget i would recommend checking out the channel 'the urban gentry' - he has a nice collection of videos on low budget watches.
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