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Question about Bvlgari / Bulgari

  1. capri

    capri Jan 17, 2018

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    Hey guys,

    I wanted to ask how does Bvlgari/Bulgari stand compared to other watch brands? and if it is worth the price?
    I know such thing as 'watch brand ranking' doesn't really exist, but I hope you get what I am trying to say.

    I recently came across Bvlgari Octo Finissimo and it looks very very nice. Kinda resembles AP's Royal Oak and PP's Naut. models. But it seems to retail for 13k+ USD. For that price point I would think of JLC, Zenith, Omega, Rolex, etc. Also they seem to make high-end complication pieces with Tourbillons and minute repeaters combined. (https://timeandtidewatches.com/video-bulgari-boss-brought-750k-watches-office-day-two-bodyguards/). But I am not sure if Bvlgari as a 'watch brand' has such high value. I still think Bvlgari more of a jewelry and fragrance brand.

    I have just recently got into horology so I apologize in advance for my lack of knowledge as well as my poor English skills as it is my second language.
     
  2. redpcar

    redpcar Jan 17, 2018

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    Owned by Louis Vuitton (LVMH). Same as Tag Heuer, Zenith and Hublot. I view Bulgari as jewelry. Different heritage than Heuer or Zenith. Hublot, no comment ;)
    My $.02
     
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  3. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Jan 17, 2018

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    Mid ground... like Cartier kinda straddling the divide but more jeweler then watch maker compared to Cartier.
     
  4. sjg22

    sjg22 Jan 17, 2018

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    The new ones look nice.

    My first mechanical watch happened to be a Bvlgari Scuba Diagono chronograph. I still actually like the look of it, but....

    It’s not been reliable. That watch uses a basic ETA movement and it seems to always have an issue. Perhaps the new stuff is better, but this has been my experience.
     
  5. capri

    capri Jan 18, 2018

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    Thank you all for the responses
     
  6. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Jan 18, 2018

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    They have won some prizes recently but still a jeweler primarily.
     
  7. akshayluc420

    akshayluc420 Jan 18, 2018

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