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And a car can certainly last 15 or 20 years, what is the percentage that do? A tiny fraction of them, and with a lot of expense and effort.

My point is that a car is a depreciating asset. A good watch will remain valuable. I was also backing up Rogue's point that some spend $60,000 on a pickup truck while believing a $8000 watch is an irrational purchase.




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...I was also backing up Rogue's point that some spend $60,000 on a pickup truck while believing a $8000 watch is an irrational purchase.

Shortly after we moved to the country, we saw a Dodge pickup truck that had every option in the book, and had been dragged through the JC Whitney catalog. No-doubt cost about what I earned in a year back then.

Its bumper sticker said:

"Crime and Farming Don't Pay."

I was wearing my then-13 year old Rolex GMT Master, just retired from daily use two months ago at 34 years. I wonder how long that pickup lasted?


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Its been six years since I bought my first and only automatic watch (a Tag Carerra). At the time, I thought I'd resisted temptation, but just couldn't take my mind off the Rolex Submariners and Sea Dwellers I'd also considered. Last week, my wife and I vacationed in Maui. As usual, I checked out one of the local dealers and asked if they had a nice "previously owned" version of what I was interested in. The salesman politely said they didn't, but as I walked out the door, I glanced at the window display and WHAM!!! It was love at first sight!!! She's a sweet 16 year old Submariner and according to the official paperwork, had been serviced only a week previously. The salesman didn't even know she was there. The price was exactly what I'd been looking for and I couldn't resist taking her home. Smile



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Sounds like a great trip. What a beautiful watch.


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Congrats pulicords! You are in a good place, both geographically, and horologically! haha



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Nice watch pulicords. Enjoy wearing it every day in good health.



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Decided to pick up another Submariner, I've had several in the past; but really wanted one again. Brand new as of today. Have a Everest rubber strap on order.



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Thanks for all the kind words and congrats to Orive 8! (Great minds think alike! Wink)


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My weekend spoils. Matching Microtech Ultratechs and a Fortis Cosmonaut 42mm Automatic watch which is basically a B-42 but came with a leather band. I changed it out for a 007 style NATO. I guess I like automatics of all kinds Big Grin


I really like that Fortis. I have been more of a pilot watch guy, but that one is nice as well.
 
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My weekend spoils. Matching Microtech Ultratechs and a Fortis Cosmonaut 42mm Automatic watch which is basically a B-42 but came with a leather band. I changed it out for a 007 style NATO. I guess I like automatics of all kinds Big Grin


I really like that Fortis. I have been more of a pilot watch guy, but that one is nice as well.


They also make a Chrono


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Congratulations Pulicords and Orive! There's nothing quite like a fine watch, and few are quite so iconic as the venerable submariner. Enjoy!


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That would be the Sub I'd get, Pulicords (unless I was going for something really collectible, which I can't afford). I greatly prefer the sleeker case, thinner lugs, and smaller hour markers to what they are making now.

Nice choice.

Not to say Orive's isn't a great watch, but I prefer the older models on Rolex's divers.

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Just picked up another Citizen.

http://www.citizenwatch.com/en...il/?model=JY8057-01E

Jeweler was having a sale. Picked up another watch which will soon be offered as a Karma gift.


Gift to myself and Karma reason will be released when things slow down a bit and I get pictures of the Karma watch.


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Nice Floyd, Congrats! on both accounts!



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Just picked up another Citizen.

http://www.citizenwatch.com/en...il/?model=JY8057-01E

Jeweler was having a sale. Picked up another watch which will soon be offered as a Karma gift.


Gift to myself and Karma reason will be released when things slow down a bit and I get pictures of the Karma watch.


I like it!





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My weeks spoils, same watch as Dusty but leather band, Fortis B42 Cosmonaut.



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Love the Fortis. Wish it was offered in a 39mm. That's 42mm? or 44?



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Thanks. I love Fortis. I had a chunky Spacematic previously. The prices are insanely low right now. This is a 42mm. I have a Tag Carrera with a 39mm case and it seems so small. Amazing what 3mm can make.
 
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10X mine actually came with the same leather band. Jomashop had it for a great deal. Mine is 42mm. rOgue some of their pilot watches are 40mm.


http://www.jomashop.com/fortis...h-623-10-42-l10.html

Great deals right now.


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Yup, great minds think alike. Got mine there also. Had to jump before they regained their sanity.
 
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