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First post to say how very much I enjoy this thread. And not just the candid photographs. mwink[1].gif

 

Hope I can make an occasional contribution -- this is my beater, which I've worn at least a couple days a week over the 10 or so years since my wife gave it to me. Was by far the nicest thing I'd ever owned in my life at that point. I'm a big guy, but it's never felt too small at 36 mm and I enjoy the simplicity and consistency of the hands and batons. Also like that the dial has the faintest hint of gold in it (exaggerated here by the lousy white balance in the lousy phone photo, sorry), which every now and then has made me think of putting it on a brown strap. But I think I'll keep it how I got it.

 

 

 

Thanks again. I've learned a lot lurking around here and had a few good chuckles along the way!

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@ dino - thanks for elaborating on the metal differences. i was on my phone posting before bed and was too lazy to write it out. shog[1].gif
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I dont think the new subs/GMTs are beautiful at all.  peepwall[1].gif

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First post to say how very much I enjoy this thread. And not just the candid photographs. mwink[1].gif

 

Hope I can make an occasional contribution -- this is my beater, which I've worn at least a couple days a week over the 10 or so years since my wife gave it to me. Was by far the nicest thing I'd ever owned in my life at that point. I'm a big guy, but it's never felt too small at 36 mm and I enjoy the simplicity and consistency of the hands and batons. Also like that the dial has the faintest hint of gold in it (exaggerated here by the lousy white balance in the lousy phone photo, sorry), which every now and then has made me think of putting it on a brown strap. But I think I'll keep it how I got it.

 

 

 

Thanks again. I've learned a lot lurking around here and had a few good chuckles along the way!

 

Welcome friend. While it always feels good to be able to "contribute" nobody should ever feel that's a prerequisite!!

 

Lovely datejust btw, go ahead with the brown strap experiment too devil.gif

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Welcome friend. While it always feels good to be able to "contribute" nobody should ever feel that's a prerequisite!!

 

Lovely datejust btw

 

Thank you. I've got lots of opinions too, if there's ever a sudden shortage of those. 

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Welcome! Thank you for your contribution, a great first post by any measure! I look forward to you joining our little debates and discussions.

We have some unbelievable posters here, and I have learned about how diamonds are graded, about the history of AP as a manufacture, and to how to rapidly purchase two Patek grand complications within a span of a couple months (do I even need to say who, hmmm biggrin.gif).

Another perspective is always a bonus.
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Omega Male - welcome aboard!
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I dont think the new subs/GMTs are beautiful at all.  peepwall%5B1%5D.gif

YOU ARE EVIL!!! smile.gif
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Me too, and here's why:

 

A $200k car looks like a $200k car.  Even in a subtle colour, without any extraneous badges, spoilers or other nonsense, it looks to everyone you drive past, everyone in the mall car park or traffic jam, and everyone who passes your house or place of work, like a $200k car.  It's an announcement to the whole world that you have $200k to blow on something you probably can't use to a quarter of its capacity, just because.  Essentially, it is a bold and ostentatious declaration of uber-doucheness.

 

However, with my $50k, I will set Sherlock Stitch to work to find me a dream deal on a dream used platinum Lange.  Not only will it bring me enormous pleasure, and get used to its full purpose, only I, a small group of TWATters, and certain close friends who might be interested, will know it cost $50k.  What's more, unlike the douchemobile, it will not depreciate by 80% in the next few years, and is likely to become even more desirable and even more valuable during my, my son's, and God willing, my grandsons' lifetimes.

 

Yep, done deal.  Did I win? 

 

If not, I'll take a no date Sub very happily too, new or vintage I don't care.  Although ironically, as it's so iconic, it would be far more noticeably ostentatious to most people than my $50k dream above...

 

I think your example presumes that everyone would purchase a brand new flashy car, all blinged out with 20 in chrome rims, wings, spoilers, etc. A car person could say, well who wants some goofy, oversized, overprice rubberized hunk of jewelry...thinking that you would buy something like a multicolor Hublot.   Just as you chose a pre owned Lange, someone could choose a pre-owned classic car that isn't all blinged out, and have something that isn't headed down the depreciation curve.  In fact some classics are either quite stable or go up in value.    Sure when I see someone driving a totally tricked out MB, BMW, Audi, Ferrari, etc I think what a waste of a car and the driver must be an attention seeking goofball.  However, when I see a beautiful car older car on the road on a sunny day, I just enjoy looking at it, and I appreciate the effort it takes to keep something like that looking and running its best.  

 

As for value during someone's life time or passing it on, have you seen what a Ferrari 250GTO goes for today?  I saw an interview, a guy bought one in the 1970s, for about $12,000 and the motor wasn't running.  He had it fixed and drove it for a few years.  He sold it for I think $50K in the late 1970s to finance some other venture and figured he would buy it back or buy another.  He said he never figured it would become so valuable that he would not be able to buy it back.  Today...if you can find one that an owner will part with they are about $30-35 Million.  Even a 1964 Aston Martin DB5, which could have been bought used in the 1980s for about $20-25K....those are now $500-600K all day long.

 

I can see what people appreciate about cars and watches, provided they are the right watches and cars.  

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1500 pages! Had to post something....so, Happy Friday.

You may resume.
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I think your example presumes that everyone would purchase a brand new flashy car, all blinged out with 20 in chrome rims, wings, spoilers, etc. A car person could say, well who wants some goofy, oversized, overprice rubberized hunk of jewelry...thinking that you would buy something like a multicolor Hublot.   Just as you chose a pre owned Lange, someone could choose a pre-owned classic car that isn't all blinged out, and have something that isn't headed down the depreciation curve.  In fact some classics are either quite stable or go up in value.    Sure when I see someone driving a totally tricked out MB, BMW, Audi, Ferrari, etc I think what a waste of a car and the driver must be an attention seeking goofball.  However, when I see a beautiful car older car on the road on a sunny day, I just enjoy looking at it, and I appreciate the effort it takes to keep something like that looking and running its best.  

As for value during someone's life time or passing it on, have you seen what a Ferrari 250GTO goes for today?  I saw an interview, a guy bought one in the 1970s, for about $12,000 and the motor wasn't running.  He had it fixed and drove it for a few years.  He sold it for I think $50K in the late 1970s to finance some other venture and figured he would buy it back or buy another.  He said he never figured it would become so valuable that he would not be able to buy it back.  Today...if you can find one that an owner will part with they are about $30-35 Million.  Even a 1964 Aston Martin DB5, which could have been bought used in the 1980s for about $20-25K....those are now $500-600K all day long.

I can see what people appreciate about cars and watches, provided they are the right watches and cars.  

solid point. however, you have not answered the question. though im not sure how relevant it is to you, lol. wink.gif
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I would go for the watch.

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mah man!
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There we go! Although the Audi R8 is drool.gif
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Since we're just spitballin' here....I ripped this from Car & Driver's website:

"Bentley announced pricing of its 2013 Continental GT V-8 and GTC V-8 today at the New York auto show. [....] The Continental GT V-8 coupe starts at $176,725 and the Continental GTC V-8 convertible will command a $195,125 base price, which includes a $1000 gas-guzzler tax that the coupe isn’t subject to...."
Edited by Keith T - 6/28/13 at 11:49am
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