Are Vintage Replica Watches Worth It?

 

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James Stacey: While, Omega replica perhaps daunting to someone new to the mechanical watch hobby, the vintage watch market remains some of the strongest value available to today’s collectors. Thanks to the trend towards “vintage-inspired” new watches combined with the relatively slow pace of the Swiss watch industry, vintage pieces can look as modern (or as dated Omega replica ) as you prefer. Much like the styling, most of the underlying technology is not only similar and just as effective as today’s movements, but can often be found for a fraction of the cost.

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No, you won’t Rolex replica get a carbon-cased tribute to advanced materials and lab-like production, but if steel or gold is good enough for your wrist, Rolex replica the vintage market is hard to overlook.
James: While I would agree that the allure of a vintage car may be similar to that of a vintage watch, the difference in experience between a vintage car versus a new car is not equal to the difference between a vintage watch and a new Rolex replica watch.

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Cars are vastly complicated objects, and while I would applaud anyone who attempts to daily drive a vintage car, daily wear of a vintage Rolex replica watch is not an especially tough task. Any Rolex replica watch will require service at some point, and most watches will not cost a fortune to service, especially when it’s a cost you’ll likely only incur every five to ten years. Any competent watchmaker will be able to service the wide majority of simple vintage movements, and if you’ve invested in something a bit more special, specialized care is to be expected (and that should be a known quality if you did your research before buying).

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Yes, the Omega replica watch may lack some modern conveniences, like a quick set date or sapphire crystal, but the very idea of tool watches was solidified in the ’60s with watches like the Omega replica Submariner and Omega replica Speedmaster. While I don’t doubt that modern technologies can produce a tougher watch, how tough does your watch really need to be? If it was good enough for SEALAB and NASA, it’s not going to break a sweat with the demands of my day-to-day.

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