I think you have missed the point of this and any other watch that has elaborate complications whether fully practical or not. It is obvious that you have no use for nor see the value in the craftsmanship that has gone into the development of this watch or any other complex complication. That is quite alright and you are entitled to your opinion and desires.MileyCyrus wrote: ↑Sat Nov 05, 2022 12:20 pmYou’re right, one if you want to be reminded when it’s the top of the hour. The other is you want a robust, COSC, in house 70 hr reserve movement.Noush wrote:I have a blue BB58 which is a similar price to this. Great watch, love it.MileyCyrus wrote: ↑Fri Nov 04, 2022 10:28 pm In AUD these start at $5,000, personally I can’t fathom spending that much on something for an off the rack movement.
But there is a lot more in the complication here than the stepping up of the movement. Very different beasts bought for very different reasons.
It dings once an hour folks. Let’s not kid ourselves here, the reason no one does it is because it’s a useless complication. It’s a nice watch at 3k and because it dings it’s now 5k, ok sure.
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If you want a watch that will simply tell the time go buy a McDonald's Happy Meal with a free watch. It will tell you time and probably give you a 2 year battery life Can't get more basic than that. If you want something a bit more fashionable that includes a complication whether it be a date, day date (you can always use a calendar), alarm, chronograph, tourbillion or perhaps even a singing bird than you will pay more.
This is not an "off the rack movement". Yes the base is an SW200, but a heavily modified CWJJ01 module has been adapted to create the FS01 module by remanufacturing 50+ parts and has been to it. All changes to any movement whether Sellita, ETA or in house movements come at a cost. CW could have made these COSC, but chose not to do so to keep the watch more affordable.
Many cost factors go into the price of a watch. R + D plus case materials, design, overhead, straps, overhead etc. You choose what you like at a price point you feel comfortable with. Obviously the C1 Bel Canto is not for you. Just compare apples to apples.