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Are Men's Watches More Expensive Than Women's Watches? A simple yet complex question to answer. Although there are high-end expensive women's watches that have been produced such as The Graff Hallucination (see more detail below) with a price tag of $55,000,000 and The Jaeger-LeCoultre Joaillerie 101 Manchette (see more detail below)...

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The basic answer is yes, b/c once you throw in a lot of diamonds (lady's watch) it becomes a piece of diamond jewelry not a watch. IOW, Think of it like a Ford with a $100K paint job. Expensive men's watches are based on its complications the more complications the more expensive, plus the detailed finish of its movement. Couple of expensive pocket watches.


 

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In 2002 I had the opportunity of ordering a Dufour simplicity watch. The watch was selling for $38K in RG, but the waiting period was 3 yrs :o and he wants 1/3 of the money up front. All the parts are hand made put together by Dufour himself he is a one man show. The hand detailed finishes of his watches are top notch. This simple watch today would easily fetch over $150K today.

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In 2002 I had the opportunity of ordering a Dufour simplicity watch. The watch was selling for $38K in RG, but the waiting period was 3 yrs :o and he wants 1/3 of the money up front. All the parts are hand made put together by Dufour himself he is a one man show. The hand detailed finishes of his watches are top notch. This simple watch today would easily fetch over $150K today.

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Did you get one DF!?
 

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Another regret is that I didn't buy a F.P. Journe Chronomètre Bleu for $16K In 2015. Today a pre-owned watch are trading hands in the $70K range. :o In 2015 I could of bought a few nice pre-owned in the 10-$11K range.
 
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Mens watches are generally bigger, I would think that it takes more time to hand manufacture the larger parts given the relative sizes. Is that a factor?

What annoys me is that you can’t find a good, high quality women’s skeleton watch and I’ve looked.
 

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What an exquisite object and superlative macro photo! :clap:

Would he make me one with fully natural red diamonds instead of what I assume are synthetic sapphires?

OMG this would be the project of the decade here on PS :shock: o_O:cool2:
 

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What annoys me is that you can’t find a good, high quality women’s skeleton watch and I’ve looked.
Nowadays a lot of women are rocking a men's watch...;))
 

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