Details About Ashford Gold Watches

Hi there, it’s time for me to take a walk on the wild side and look at something I have never before considered, so today we will check out details about Ashford gold watches, but first I want to if gold watches more expensive than others watches and by how much and why?

An Aged Gold Omega Seamaster

I thought I might take one of my favorite pieces and carry out a small experiment on the price of similar watches from the same source but constructed from different materials and this is what I came up with.

Item 1
Planet Ocean 600 M Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Chronograph 45.5mm
Sedna gold on leather strap with rubber lining
€ 25,300

Item 2
Planet Ocean 600 M Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Chronograph 45.5mm
Steel – Sedna Gold on Steel – Sedna Gold
€14,700

Planet Ocean 600 M Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Chronograph 45.5mm
Steel on steel
€7600

Well, I can’t say it’s a big shock to see a gold and gold/steel mix is going to be more expensive than steel, but the next question why such a difference? While to a large extent it’s easy just to rest on the idea that it’s a ‘snob’ thing, you know, a big status symbol shouting at the top of its voice “look at me, look what I can afford”.  This at least would answer the question for many people who believe gold is a little tacky and cheapens the whole deal.

There is, however, one more way to look at it. At the time of writing the price of gold against steel looks like this:

Gold Spot Prices              Gold Price Today
Gold Price Per Ounce       $1,250.10
Gold Price Per Gram         $40.19 $0.05
Gold Price Per Kilo            $40,191.62
Stainless Steel                   $0.32 per pound

Hold the phone, there are 16 oz in a lb so if we divide 0.32 by 16 that makes 1-ounce of steel worth  2.4 cents.

That’s 2.4 cents per ounce of stainless steel compared to $1,250.10 per ounce of gold, so all of a sudden this all starts to look like a gold watch really should be massively more expensive than any other material, and this brings me to the selection of gold watches at Ashford.com. And whether gold cheapens the deal? Well, for some that will always be the case and for others not so, it’s just a personal preference at the end of the day.

Anyway, I digress, right now Ashford have a small selection of gold watches numbering 77 at the time of writing and what interesting collection they are,  from the Corum Men’s Tourbillon selling for a staggering $202,200.00, to the Concord Men’s Mariner Watch for a more modest $4,290.00, this is a lovely selection. 

I would say if you have an interest in gold watches, this is a nice place to start looking because there are some really nice examples, and I’d love to hear what you think about them, so please, drop me a line. Check them out at this link.

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carl scutt
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