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Miserly wife + mortgage + 2 Car payments + 2 Kids (both girls) in High School = 'Homage' watch for me. :lol:
I've been perusing Steinhart's website and their products I have come to this conclusion; they make excellent Rolex look-alikes. They are a German company, and the watches have Swiss movements.
Are they a threat to the Rolex brand? Probably not to the high-end consumer, but to the middle/low end, yes, they are, and there are a lot more middle/low end consumers than high end consumers.
Sorry. My previous Sub is long-gone. I bought it on the cheap from a guy who was strapped for cash, and I turned it into a motorcycle a while ago. *poof* :laugh:I'm confused, you did buy a Sub?^^^:confused1:
like you said, subjective. words like value and quality are hard for anyone person to quantify for others when it comes
to what you want, what you like, and what you feel you can comfortably afford. is a Rolex Sub worth $8K new? not to me, does it cost that much more to produce than a Steinhart or an Invicta? I wouldn't think so, but it's hard to compare and decide what a watch is worth by "feeling" of it...that doesn't tell the entire story, I've got low end Seiko Diver's watch that "feels" like a $1K watch to me and has made at least 500 dives without failure but comparing bracelets the one on my 14060M Submariner felt really cheap but it's SS composition is superior for the purpose for which it was designed and it's never failed or even shown any kind of issue.
if the value it not there for one person, doesn't mean it isn't there for someone else.
Isn't Jura in Switzerland?
I'm missing your point?
Yes. Jura is a "canton" in central Switzerland, like a county, not a city per say. The capital of Jura is Delemont (from Wiki).Then, aren't they really Swiss? Kinda like Eberhard, mostly the first words out of a customers mouth, "are they
Sure thing. Not getting much sky time these days because the family life is so hectic, but I get to get outside and freeze my butt off now and again. :lol:Send me a PM. I'd LOVE to hear about your telescope!!!
^^ me too, I have a C8 and been meaning to do a little photography through it.. finding time and it's getting chillier out.Sure thing. Not getting much sky time these days because the family life is so hectic, but I get to get outside and freeze my butt off now and again. :lol:
Yes. Jura is a "canton" in central Switzerland, like a county, not a city per say. The capital of Jura is Delemont (from Wiki).
Is a Swiss movement really any better than a Japanese movement? Russian? German? Even Chinese? I don't own any Swiss movements, but from what I can see on the interwebs, and from what I have read in opinions and reviews, they are all made and operate basically the same way. Some are a lot prettier to look at, that's for sure.
That's not what I have been hearing from collectors of quality Chinese watches. But, hey, who knows?Well, the Swiss movement in my Lucien Piccard, wearing it now, has been going strong for 53+ years. I can
safely say that your not gonna come close to that with a Chinese movement, no matter how well you take care
of it. Soon car parts will come from China and that's gonna ge interesting, like pet food and dry wall.
.^^ me too, I have a C8 and been meaning to do a little photography through it.. finding time and it's getting chillier out.
IMHO, A lot of that is due to the Lucien Piccards of 50 years ago were of much better quality than the current line is....just like old Invicta watches were really good Swiss watches, instead of today's stuff.That's not what I have been hearing from collectors of quality Chinese watches. But, hey, who knows?