Have you ever stopped to think about what is the colossal difference in the prices you might have to pay for a watch you buy in some regular clothing and accessories store somewhere and the timepiece you’d buy from someone who’d refer to themselves as a watch connoisseur? Well there are many reasons for what can be this huge price difference, but the most significant of which is the fact that a lot more specialised and customised tech goes into the making of a timepiece than what goes into the making of a mass-produced watch anybody can afford at any time.
Real Precision vs. Temporary, Workable “Accuracy”
As with pretty much everything else in life, you really do get what you pay for with watches and you can bet your bottom dollar that paying up to £5,999 for a luxury Breitling Navitimer or £2,200 for a Logines buys you a whole lot more than what a sub £100 watch does. Additionally, there are some very good reasons why these higher-end watches would require you to take out watch insurance on them. What it comes down to is the value you get out of each of them, which in the case of the luxury timepieces such as the mentioned Breitling and the Logines is some value which actually appreciates.
Yes, if you were to perhaps put your timepiece up for sale in a few years’ time you’d perhaps get a higher price than what you paid for it right now and that’s also something which goes back to the tech which goes into the making of luxury timepieces. A lot of what makes luxury timepieces of higher quality than mass produces watches is derived from the precision they offer — real precision as opposed to the temporary, workable accuracy that comes with battery-driven watches.
You might hear references to phrases such as “precision instruments for professionals” when there’s a reference made to the likes of a Breitling timepiece collection, quite simply because that’s what they are — precision timekeeping instruments. What makes these so accurate is a combination of the material used to assemble each cog and the isolation of some rather specific technology which is modelled on Mother Nature herself.
I’m talking about the likes of the quartz atom, which is often used on those precision timepieces that run forever, only really needing to be “restarted” by bringing them into contact with your wrist. This is but just one of the many available options and variations which make each timepiece unique in its set of luxury features, but I’m sure your watch connoisseur will be only too happy to tell you about all the different options.
Something else which contributes to the accuracy attained in a luxury timepiece over a mass produced watch is indeed the materials which are used in the making of the timepiece. The use of pure gold as a conductor for instance is really as good as it can get as far as conductors go and nobody needs to tell you that the weightiness of the watch due to bearing a precious metal such as gold acts as an investment as well.