Originally Posted by countdemoney
Actually, the math on watches is very compelling and is certainly better than many pieces of menswear. That said, you can pick up the previously mentioned speedmaster for about $3k at full retail (more like $2k from an authorized dealer). But even at full retail that's less then $10/day in its first year. A $3,500 bespoke suit that you wear once a week comes out to about $68/use in its first year. The low end of high end ties is about $150 and wearing that every other month puts it at $25/use. In addition to being more expensive than the watch, clothes are far more fragile. Ties are also more often victims of changing tastes.
So, I can understand that you don't get the watch thing, but I don't accept your assertion on the price/value ratio. But to each their own. Perhaps a brief and incomplete exposure to Heidegger has destroyed my mind.
Interesting....I have been trying to justify buying a Patek for quite some time, but I am not quite there yet.
For the past 6 years, I have lived in relative safety in Tokyo. How do security, fungability, and risk of loss play into the analysis? Do muggers still say, "Your bespoke shoes or your life?" I wouldn't hesitate to put my Carlo Franco tie, Huntsman bespoke suit, and Tony Gaziano shoes into the locker at the YMCA. Should I think twice before I put my Patek in it?