Should I Buy A Watch Model When It First Comes Out?

By on 09/07/2014

Bond-OmegaEver wondered what is the best time to buy a watch model? Should you buy it when the model just comes out or should you wait for it to become older or go out of production or become a historical vintage timepiece? It is believed a watch model has a life cycle. Find out what the life cycle is and at what stage is it the best time to invest in a model.

While the above question is quiet broad with no real set rules, the Uptown Times experts try to list some significant factors that must be considered. So when really is it the best time to put your money in a watch’s product life cycle?

The best comparison can be made with cars. While you want to own the latest models with the best of design and technology, you also don’t want to invest in an ‘unfinished concept’ that will have its twists worked out in the coming two to three years after its production cycle. This is very much similar to the watch scenario.

The issue here, however is to distinguish between a new watch with new movement and a new watch with an updated design and an existing movement. Once known, you will be able to make your decision more easily.  While the watch industry uses a lot of fancy technology, the only real way to test the movement is by actually using it.

Today’s watch movements are based on rather old designs. Watch manufacturers like to use established and confirmed concepts for the reason that it minimizes hitches. In other words, all new watch movements will have issues, and the lesser their production and more complex they are, the higher the possibility you’ll experience tribulations. In fact, many high end watch movements that have been commercially released never actually worked properly.

The secure way is to wait for a few years after the watch movement has been commercially released. The waiting time should be about two years or even longer. If the movement is from a major brand with a high level of production and the movement is not very complicated, the chances of a problem decreases and so does the waiting time. However, for exceedingly compound, complex and limited production movements, you will want to be attentive that service issues are widespread.

If a brand is simply boosting a movement or altering its adornment for a fresh model then the odds of there being a problem is much lesser. In fact, if a brand appears to support a particular movement in more than one model, it is more often than not a signal that it is robust and stout and while they might not be exclusive they are surely dependable.

When it comes to a sheer design facelift or new watch model with an existing movement, then the question asked is what is the price and whether or not the brand will update it in a few years. It is tricky to forecast how often brands will modernize their models. Major brands tend to have set agendas, but you never know unless it is a brand like Rolex which does not update something for a while after is releases a timepiece.

The first year a watch is obtainable it might be tough to find a deal or even availability. Following this, either the stock goes up and prices reduce, or fabrication slows and you can’t find what you are searching for. If there is a fresh watch you like and there aren’t any problems with the movement, it might still be a good idea to hang around for 6 – 12 months after it is commercially released and actually available easily.

There is no single one-size-fits-all reply to this question because there are just too many factors. Hopefully, with this post you will have a better possibility of making the correct judgment irrespective of what you may have your eyes on.

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