Why a $7,000 Difference?

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  1. Caliber26 macrumors 68000

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    I'm seeing that there's a $7,000 difference between both these models, but why? Is the bracelet worth that much or am I totally missing something here?
     

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    Look at the gold clasp on leather strap. It probably has half as much or more gold as the Watch itself.
     
  8. gcrr macrumors regular

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    Imagine if they were selling platinum watches. :eek:
     
  9. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Welcome to the world of fine jewelry. Markups are huge.
     
  10. Caliber26 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, I did notice that the strap has the clasp but never thought that (relatively) small piece could almost double the price of the watch. That's insane.
     
  11. Solver macrumors 6502a

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    If you have to ask, you are not the customer for this fine upscale limited edition accessory symbol. :apple::cool:
     
  12. douglasf13 macrumors 65816

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    Jewelry markup is crazy, but think about this. The Steel Watch probably has $2 worth of steel in it, and it's $549. The Edition with that strap likely has at least $2K worth of gold in it, so maybe it isn't so bad of a deal? LOL
     
  13. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    You're missing the fact that a large part of it is nothing more than a markup.
     
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    harvested by a virgin maiden. thats even more rare.
     
  15. mackinmike macrumors 6502

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    for a sec there i thought it was april 1st. talk about marking this up like apple is a luxury swiss watch maker. i guess they are trying to insert themselves into likes of LV, Chanel, etc.
     
  16. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    But they used maybe 600 in gold so that should justify it.
     
  17. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    $7000 seems like a bizarre number to choose for the markup.

    $7k for a leather band, and doing so in plain sight. It's one thing to pay an insane markup for something, but when you can see two products that are nearly identical and grossly marked up, it's a tough pill to swallow to realize that insane markup is going towards just one part of the device - the cheapest part of the device by far. the leather band costs almost as much as the case.
     
  18. whtrbt7 macrumors 6502a

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    Style and fashion.
    thats the reason why there is a $7,000 difference. Fashion is never done and hence it changes as time flows. Yeah, I probably sound like Bruno right now but it's the reality of the luxury markets and how style/fashion works. If you need to ask why there is a price difference, the subtlety might be lost on you (sometimes that is not such a bad thing).
     
  19. Mr. Buzzcut macrumors 65816

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    The real crime is selling a $10K watch with plastic band.
     
  20. betabeta macrumors 6502a

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    Your not missing anything, it's just insanely great.

    Minus the great.
     
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    for a watch band? this isn't a Louis purse.
     
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    Because they think they can get away with it. There's no other possible explanation, certainly none based in material or manufacturing costs.
     
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