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post #16 of 66
As someone who buys alot of art and antiques I can name hundreds of things.

Not that I see these things as something I will own forever but it's a way to buy the things I need and should I get tired of it I can get all my money back and buy something else.

You guys are going to go broke trying to keep up with trends or the Jones.


Take a watch that is 50-100 years old. Either you like it or you don't. But chances are if you like a 50 year old watch now, you are going to like it 20 years from now. But like I said, if you get tired of it you can get all your money back to get another watch.
post #17 of 66
Nice watch in a classic design. (I like IWC)
post #18 of 66
My DE razor and my wife. Everything else only lasts ten years usually.
post #19 of 66
Dining room table
post #20 of 66
Burial plot
post #21 of 66
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Burial plot





Durian made me lol too.
post #22 of 66
Luggage/Leather goods. I'm looking at getting some Rimowa for myself and Zero Halliburton for my mom. And a Hermes bag for her at some point too. Green pebbled calfskin perhaps.
post #23 of 66
mechanical pencil or pen
calculator (on my third ti-83+, dropped the first, lost the second, but would never replace if they still worked)
textbooks, find it most helpful to go back to the pages I first learned the material from
favorite books
post #24 of 66
quality furniture
good art
grand piano (Bösendorfer)
harpsichord (Flemish Double-manual)
pipe organ (Flentrop)
well made carpets (of the "Oriental" variety)
luggage (Hermes)
an apartment at 740 Park Avenue (w/ side street entrance)
post #25 of 66
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calculator (on my third ti-83+, dropped the first, lost the second, but would never replace if they still worked)

Then surely its not an item you've only had to buy once?!

RSS, I forgot about musical instruments. I had a go at playing England's oldest working Pipe Organ the other day. It was like sitting at a time machine.
post #26 of 66
Bagel Slicer
post #27 of 66
Watch
Guitar
Vintage rugs
Art
classic furniture/antiques
cuff links
sterling silver picture frames, martini shaker
Mountain Cabin
(If you don't loose it) a nice pen (I still have a gold one my Dad gave me in the mid-70's. used to use it all the time)
post #28 of 66
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RSS, I forgot about musical instruments. I had a go at playing England's oldest working Pipe Organ the other day. It was like sitting at a time machine.
I'll bet!

A good pipe organ should last a lifetime or two ... or more ... but often there comes a day when even it needs to be replaced. St. Thomas Church, New York (England's very own John Scott, organist & choirmaster) is ripping out and replacing their grand old Aeolian-Skinner. I knew it had problems ... but still it's sad.
post #29 of 66
Green Hermes breast pocket wallet
post #30 of 66
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home hair removal waxing kit.

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