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Mar 09, 2015, 11:38 PM
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Who has a $15,000 watch?


2 weeks ago, an apartment in the city was $5000. Now, it's $7000. 5 years ago, the stock market was 10,000. Now, it's 20,000. Last year, a house in Palo Alto was $1,000,000. Now, it's $4,000,000. From this standpoint, $15,000 is not a lot of money.

Though a meaningless amount, the $15,000 tag should keep it out of competition with the thousands of fitness tracking startups. There's still at least 1 guy whose home equity isn't doubling every second & who still needs to pick $200 over $15,000.

From half an hour scrolling through long & informationless web pages of computer renderings of nothing, it's clear their market is men buying status symbols for their girlfriends. That segment is a lot more alive now than it was 20 years ago. But say you just sold your $5,000,000 condo. Why not drop a day worth of property tax on a $15,000 watch?

It's also clear the middle class is pulling away from the rest of us. The top 1% is the new middle class. That's what the 1st $1000 phones felt like, when they arrived years ago.
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Mar 10, 2015, 02:05 PM
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the $15000 watch is just to make up for the lack of something else. Like brains for one.

Some of us still are happy with a pair of jeans, a tee shirt, and a $15 dollar watch.
We don't need to flaunt it.
Mar 10, 2015, 04:40 PM
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Some do not wear watches ( me for one, and who lacks nothing , not even brains ), so tell her to use her trac phone to get the time....

it will not cost a dime, that isn't already being spent.

save you both a headache later on.
Mar 10, 2015, 10:30 PM
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Yeah... cell phones are cutting into watch sales in a serious way. I don't own a watch anymore.

And, if you're going to get a watch, why stop at a bush-league $15,000? Why not get a Breguet Tourbillon Mars or something?


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