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DFM
Gold is certainly expensive.
Mon Nov 6, 2017 11:25am
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But, other than precious metals, why should one of these cost more than a Timex to make?

Those tiny synthetic rubies are cheap.

Precision to high tolerances is also cheap these days.

NOTHING in them is expensive except for the names.

DFM

https://www.quora.com/How-much-does-it-actually-cost-Rolex-to-make-a-watch-i-e-aside-from-the-stones-and-precious-metals-themselves-what-is-the-manufacturing-cost-and-what-is-the-profit-margin

If Rolex were only able to construct the same model year after year at the same costs reported by smaller volume but comparable watch makers, Rolex’s manufacturing costs can be estimated at $300.00-800.00 for fabrication.

[I think it is MUCH lower because they have amortized machinery and engineering cost.]


  • How do you know how much it costs to make a watchMondo Fuego™ , Mon Nov 6 8:03am
    These watches have over 20 ruby bearings and dozens of precise parts, all of which have to be machined to incredible tiny tolerances, then hand assembled. Then, some of them have a rather high gold... more
    • Gold is certainly expensive. — DFM, Mon Nov 6 11:25am
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