9Posted by Robert-Jan Broer on Aug 05, 2004
A lot of watchdiscussions on fora end in a “brand x” vs “brand y” debate, like this one here. Nothing wrong with it, but quite useless if you ask me. What’s the point, in most cases it doesn’t proof a thing in the discussion and everyone is biased. If you are in for buying a new timepiece and having your final decision based on a watchcomparison, then don’t buy it. Only buy a watch if you really like it! And ofcourse, in most cases there is a budget involved for only one watch, so a watchcomparison may come in handy, but just buy the watch you like most within your budget.
I didn’t care to read the comparison between the Omega Speedmaster Professional vs the Breitling in the WatchTime magazine of August. It probably will annoy me because the Speedmaster Pro has my preference and I can forecast what they don’t like about it. And these things are probably exactly those things I don’t care about with this watch. Every watch is different and stuff I like about the Speedmaster Pro, the hesalite plastic crystal, the lack of date, the handwinding each two days, the lack of waterresistancy are just the way I want it to be. It belongs to this very watch. I am no Breitling fan, but I am sure the same goes for Breitling owners who read the article.
Another example: What’s the use of comparing a Rolex Daytona to a Omega Speedmaster Broad Arrow? Both are great chronographs, both are completely different in price for several reasons… If people make this comparison to make sure they have a ‘just as good chronograph’ as the Daytona and paid 30% of the Daytona-price for it, they are right again. So what? If someone has the money and likes the Daytona no matter what, he or she will get it anyway. If you are really determined to get a certain watch (and you should be, if serious money is involved for you), comparisons should be useless!
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