Starting Price of Edition Watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Night Spring, Mar 4, 2015.

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The STARTING price for the Edition watch will be:

Poll closed Mar 10, 2015.
  1. Under $1000

    4 vote(s)
    4.7%
  2. $1000-2999

    34 vote(s)
    40.0%
  3. $3000-5999

    36 vote(s)
    42.4%
  4. $6000-10,000

    4 vote(s)
    4.7%
  5. Above $10,000

    7 vote(s)
    8.2%
  1. Night Spring, Mar 4, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2015

    Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Sorry for yet another price thread, but just realized that there is no poll for the price of the Edition.

    This is for fun -- if you don't think this is fun, please go do something else. ;)

    EDIT: Please don't consider any rumored gold bands in your predictions. This is for the STARTING price, that is, the Edition watch with the rubber band (which has gold pin.)
     
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    I think the prices are too broad as it's likely to fall somewhere between 1000-2999.
     
  4. cleirac, Mar 5, 2015
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    This is fun, nobody until now discussed about the prices. :D

    I have not voted yet, if you see some votes under $1,000 one of them will be Piggie's vote. :D As of this writing, it is zero.

    I want it to be less than $5,000 (maybe, someday if it goes over). I will be pleasantly surprised / shocked if it is less than $2,000. Less than $1,000 will be a dream.

    I think it will be between $5,001-10,000 - just the gold AW case. Or may still be under $10,000 including the gold bracelets - if both, the case and the bracelet are priced well under $5,000 each.

    However, it could easily go over >$10,000 for gold AW case + the gold bracelets/bands. So I might go with this choice since that's the whole package.

    It will really be depending on the amount of gold on them + Apple premium + markup on luxury jewelries.

    Few days to go for the beginning of another prices chapter and the end to this.
     
  5. Piggie macrumors 604

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    Incorrect actually.
    I voted a few hours ago for the $1000 to $2999

    My guess MONTHS AGO was $1500 / $1600 ish.
    Given the potential Gold amount, some gold in the strap, and some fashion tax and the general "Goldiness" of production/storage, I probably now would up my guess to $1500 - $2000

    That, would be I'd say realistic if the amount of Gold is around the amount I am guessing is in there.

    I agree, the poll of $1000 to $2999 is too wide.

    Note: Unless, and it's a BIG UNLESS there is some special deal with the Gold model to justify the price.
    Free updated models for the next 5 years, free upgrade program. Something to justify the rip off.
     
  6. cleirac macrumors 6502

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    I am just messing with you. I think it has a slight chance to be close or under $3k - just the gold case. And I am hoping that will be the case. If it includes the bracelet, w00t.

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    Yeah, I was thinking less than $2k too before I started to dig in deeper into this / reading about the takes of some people in the know in the gold or luxury jewelry markets.
     
  7. Menel macrumors 603

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    The amount of Gold isn't that big of a question mark. I think the evidence for nailing it at $2000-2400 worth of gold seems reasonable.

    It's all in Apple's markup. Will they want their typical iPhone profit of $2-300? or will they nail a profit margin percentage of 50%? or will they go for a luxury jewelry markup of several hundred percent to lock in exclusivity.
     
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    Honestly.
    It would be hard to get around $2400 worth of actual gold in the case.

    Half that amount and it does not look a million miles off.
    To get twice the amount, in the model I showed, It's possible to double what I showed as a cross section, but you would have to lose a fair bit of internal space.
     
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  11. cleirac macrumors 6502

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    Well, that's what I pretty much said in my formula (except the amount & price of the gold is a question mark, considering the x amount of gold in the bracelet - the amount of gold in both the case & the bracelet could go way over $3k or more than double vs. what you are saying). :D

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    That's what I thought. But the time seems faster whenever I waste my time on this, lol.
     
  12. leenak macrumors 68020

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    Well you could try reading a book... or something else :)
     
  13. cleirac macrumors 6502

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    Oh yeah, did you finish it yet or trolling time for you? :D

    Reading books at work? Lol I will not be productive until we get over with this. :D
     
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    Ain't that the truth! lol
     
  15. leenak macrumors 68020

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    Sure, Safari.oreilly.com :) (depends what you do)
     
  16. Knowimagination macrumors 68000

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    So far 5 people on the same crack gruber is on... :p


    I will be surprised if it is over $2500 but honestly think it will be lower than that.
     
  17. cleirac macrumors 6502

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    ... including the gold bracelet/band? If that is the case, enjoy whatever crack you are having. :p The gold bracelet/band is also on play and being considered in the predictions here. However, if you are predicting there will be no such thing, you have a chance and I hope you are right.

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    Or I am doing it wrong, if this is all about just the starting price of the gold case. :D

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    My final vote is $3,000 - $5,999 then just for the gold case. My heart wants you to be right. :D
     
  18. Sodner macrumors 68020

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    WHAT gold bracelet? There is none! Only leather or sport bands with a gold clasp or pin.
     
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    If you're talking about solid 18K yellow or rose gold link bracelet, there's no such thing as that was just a forum member's mockup. It'll just be the accents on the bands that are 18K gold.
     
  20. gcooldude86 macrumors 6502

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    Only leather and the sport bands for the Edition, as others stated the link bracelett was a mock up and just a rumor, nothing confirmed from Apple. Might see a solid gold link bracelett in the future.
     
  21. cleirac macrumors 6502

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    How can you be sure that whatever had been officially announced so far is the final lineup of bands? This is all about predictions. JG might have a source on it or he is just purely guessing ... At this point we have to consider it in our predictions, whether we believe there is a possibility or none at all. Unless you want another poll about starting price for both. :D

    If the rumors are true or you believe about the safehouse being built or deals with luxury jewelry stores ... Sky is the limit!
     
  22. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Gruber's estimates of $10-20K are actually for the six Edition models that you see on Apple's site.
     
  23. cleirac macrumors 6502

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    And I am not saying you are wrong ... anything is possible.

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    I thought he made a revision of going over $20k because of the pure gold link bracelet or something. I have not read any of his blogs-just relying on posts here. And I could be wrong about that as well. Or maybe it was just a forum member's opinion too.
     
  24. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    No, he was second guessing his original starting price of $4,999. The solid gold link bracelets are nothing more than a mockup gone viral, and Gruber suggested no such thing.
     
  25. Night Spring thread starter macrumors G5

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    I was trying to divide the range of 1000-10,000 into three sections, without resorting to dividing at 3333 and 6666, because that would really have people questioning my sanity.

    I thought about incrementing by 1000, but that would require 12 options (including below 1000 and above 10k) I think? I was lazy. :p
     

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