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December 26, 2012

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jonnybardo

Here's the thing: once you go to what I call the "semi-luxury" level of watches (approximately $500-1000), you may never be able to go back to the "moderate" level ($200-500). So be aware of that and the ramifications, especially in relation to your previous buying habits (which, like mine, seem to be at least one new watch a month).

That said, I think I wrote about the feeling that, at some point, I would exhaust my current $150-300 price range and tentatively veer into the $300-500 range, then even eventually buy a semi-luxury watch, even if means only a few watches a year.

One of the reasons I have not bought a Festina, a brand I really like, is that the watch I really want is about $550; if I veer into that range, that would probably be my first purchase (if me tastes are the same at that point). But there are plenty of others in that range that are very appealing.

So again, if I were you, I'd make sure I've exhausted all watches below $500 or so, because once you step up a level you can never really go back. This is a problem with items of all kinds, the downside of being into quality, if you will. I mean, I even experience this with Seikos in the $100-150 range - they just don't feel like quality watches to me (and don't even get me started on Invictas of that level).

herculodge

The more I learn about watches, the higher the standard and price point. From what I can see, the Benarus is actually a value compared to Tag, Breitling and other brands that use similar materials.

jonnybardo

Well I love the bracelet and case of that watch, but I'm not sure about the dial. Still, it is an impressive looking piece - almost menacing.

Michael Brent

Once again, my hat is off to the marketing people
who come up with the names for these watches.
The Benarus Megaladon 500 , I love it.

Geezer

The Benarus Megaladon 500 uses the same movement as most Breitlings.
My Heritage 46 uses the ETA (eh-tah) and has been reliable and accurate these last three years.

Good for you! I hope that you get it soon.

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