May I ask what you learned about a 48mm ETA movement watch that told you this was a bad buy for ever more? You obviously like big dials so what is wrong with the ETA part?But I probably would never buy another 48mm watch with a eta movement again
Yes and no.Are you influenced by negative comments?
I wouldn't go quite as far as to say they wasted my time because they were nice enough to give a compliment, but I get your meaning. Hearing the good and bad makes for more informed decisions. As John, the former owner, used to say: "I never learn anything if everyone agrees with me".I used to do car audio competition back in the day. The goal was to recreate the musical performance (loudness was not even scored BTW). Since the judging was totally subjective, it was to your benefit to get as many people to listen and provide their opinions as you could. Everyone who said "sounds good" wasted my time - so, after that, if someone asks for my opinion, I'm going to give it.
An honest answer and I commend you for admitting it. However, I like ETA calibers. I think they are some of the the best movements in the accuracy and reliability department for the money. The oldest tenured modern watch in my collection is a Valjoux 7750 inside a Breitling Chrono Cockpit - at the time of purchase it had a retail price over $5000. I've also owned several 2892 incarnations, including a Tiffany's Mark Coupe and now an IWC Portofino. Those 2892's are the most accurate and consistent automatics I've ever owned. The Portofino has a line as flat as a dead man's cardiogram on the timing machine. And we haven't even mentioned the relatively cheap service costs and wide spread parts availability.Yes. It does bother me a little... 9/10 people in the real world could careless about watches or spending anything over $500 on. But on these forums with other watch geeks, well that's a different story. My first "higher end" piece was a corum admirals cup. I love it. But as far as the "purists" go, spending 3.5k on a 48mm watch with a eta movement is naive at best. So, even though I'll never own a 34mm watch, hanging out on forums ALMOST made me think I could have made a mistake with my watch purchase... Anyhow, the corum is staying with me for a long time. But I probably would never buy another 48mm watch with a eta movement again
:biggrin:Honestly I didn't learn a thing... The negatives I heard, were opinions. I have one large (48mm) fun watch with a modified 7750. I just don't see a need to have two of a very similar thing. Now... I can't see into the future, so who knows what awesome piece could come out. I did say I " probably " wouldn't buy another.... then again, I told myself I didn't need another rolex, that didn't last. Nor two dress watches and that didn't last either.
I'll have to remember that - much more eloquent than anything I've come up with.I wouldn't go quite as far as to say they wasted my time because they were nice enough to give a compliment, but I get your meaning. Hearing the good and bad makes for more informed decisions. As John, the former owner, used to say: "I never learn anything if everyone agrees with me".