The problem with the 18k gold Apple Watch Edition isn’t that $US10,000 is a lot for a watch. It isn’t.
It is, however a lot for a first generation gadget.
Once you get into the $US10,000 range in watch buying, you start buying for investment. These are the watches that become family heirlooms: timepieces that are kept forever, worn on special occasions, and eventually passed down to children.
It’s virtually guaranteed your children are not going to want a first generation Apple Watch. In fact, in only a few short years the Apple Watch Edition will probably only be as valuable as the metals that can be salvaged after melting it down
Luxury watch brands, on the other hand, have been making mechanical movements and gorgeous watch cases for centuries.
Their intricate movements and insanely strong pedigree helps them maintain their value. And the best part is: the technology never changes.
Here are just a few smart purchases for those in the market for an investment-grade watch.
Jaeger-LeCoultre is a watch name that needs no introduction. It's been making specatular watches with insanely precise movements since 1833 and the elegantly desinged Master Memovox continues that tradition.
Suggested Retail: $US11,100
The Omega Seamaster is an undervalued watch. Though it may not fetch its retail when resold, the Aqua Terra has an ethusiastic following for its precise movement and understated details.
Suggested Retail: $US9,732
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