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Ditto.  After reading this thread, I have realized that there is a whole other level of expensive hobbies.  fml.  Honestly, though, how do you guys manage to wear these beauties so casually.  Maybe it marks me as a smalltimer, but I would be afraid of wearing them, and would only feel  comfortable if they were encased in some 3d printed transparent armband, maybe...

Honestly I think outside Rolex and to some degree Pam and AP and what ever rappers are talking about currently, I doubt 99% of the worlds population will have any idea of what or how much that's sitting on your wrist.

I remember kristian Haagen was on tv awhile back talking about exspensive watches, where he mentioned a friend of his, who wears a $350k A. Lange everyday and he takes the bus and metro to walk everyday.

NYC subways are pretty safe for Pateks...

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if you have that patek and all these other pieces why don't you just drive your 12C or 458 Italia?
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That would be like Batman avoiding dark alleyways.

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if you have that patek and all these other pieces why don't you just drive your 12C or 458 Italia?

Who said I owned a car?

And simmer down your tone, which I interpret as f*ng obnoxious.
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I'm thinking of maybe...maybe...getting a Rolex Explorer 1 36mm. I'm not sure, though. Should I do it? I find it's calling me, but should I resist? Oh decisions, decisions... confused.gif

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The 36 mm Explorer is a perfected watch; just do yourself a favour and get it. satisfied.gif

Resistance is futile.

+1 The Explorer 1 is a great watch I just love the simplicity of the design. It also looks good with a leather strap to dress it up.

Just don't let your other half borrow it because you aren't going to get it back.


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Unfortunately this is almost never true. In fact 99% of the luxury watches out there depreciate the minute you walk out the door with it on your wrist. True, the uber rare gem may eventually accrue in value, but even the most desirable Rolexes, Panerai etc will at best just hold their value.

Your bet bet is to buy the watch you want, not see it as an investment or an opportunity to impress others, wear the heck out of it, and enjoy it as much as possible. If you're lucky you'll find a keeper.




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I'd like to think this.  However, there seems to be one essential difference between the two hobbies, which is that watches can actually be considered investments, whereas a piece of clothing, not matter how well made or expensive, will likely never, ever, appreciate in value.  It's like a car.  The moment you drive it off the lot, it's 1/2 price (yes, I realize that there are exceptions there as well!)  So, my philosophy of "wear the crap out of it, and let it show the age and wear", doesn't seem to hold for watches.  Also, as you know, I like things like Boro, which were originally a method of salvaging old clothes.  This mentality doesn't seem to exist with watch collectors.  Or maybe it does, and I just haven't heard about it.
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Unfortunately this is almost never true. In fact 99% of the luxury watches out there depreciate the minute you walk out the door with it on your wrist. True, the uber rare gem may eventually accrue in value, but even the most desirable Rolexes, Panerai etc will at best just hold their value.

Your bet bet is to buy the watch you want, not see it as an investment or an opportunity to impress others, wear the heck out of it, and enjoy it as much as possible. If you're lucky you'll find a keeper.

Hmmm... I could get behind this attitude.  I've seen some interested in vintage Omegas and Rolexes that seem pretty reasonably priced and already have some of the dings of age.  Maybe I'll get one of those, bang it around a while, and see what I think.  

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I REALLY love some of the vintage omega's. I'm always hoping to snipe one, but I don't know enough about watch maintenance to ensure that I don't end up with one that needs a ton of work right after I get it.


Buying a used watch from a watch collector slash watch forum worked out decently for me.

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Never look at a watch as a financial investment. The only return my watches offer me in the enjoyment of wearing them.

 

If you want to minimize the cost of owning higher end watches, buy used and they should hold their value fairly well (provided the brand is desirable). Your only costs become the servicing and I guess the opportunity cost.

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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

The 36 mm Explorer is a perfected watch; just do yourself a favour and get it. satisfied.gif

Resistance is futile.

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Since you posted in the watch appreciation and enabling thread, I'm pretty sure you know what the answer is.

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I agree with Belligero fistbump.gif

Go for it!  Its a great watch.  Its the most understated of their sports watches, and yet it can easily be worn with a suit, and its not the same as all the DJs that are on most peoples wrists.  The DJ is a great watch, but I like that this is subtly different.  I also liked that the Arabic numerals make it very easy to read at a quick glance.  In addition, if its the 114270 it has solid end links and the Oysterlock clasp.   If it calls to you go for it!   

To me the Explorer is beautiful design that is very Rolex.  Over the last 50 years or so you could buy most models with different choices of metals, dials, and/or bezels (some more tasteful than others).  However, during the same period the Explorer 1 has been a constant.  It is delivered one way, in SS with a smooth bezel, black dial, no date, and Arabic numerals at 3,6, and 9.  For me the simplicity of it is part of its beauty, it doesn't need options, its perfect just the way it is.  Good luck with whatever you decide.  

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+1 The Explorer 1 is a great watch I just love the simplicity of the design. It also looks good with a leather strap to dress it up.

Just don't let your other half borrow it because you aren't going to get it back.



Thank you one and all for your counsel. I definitely will be getting a Rolex Explorer 1 36mm then. Not sure exactly when, but I've made my mind up to get one at some future (reasonably soon) point. Thanks smile.gif
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sapphire crystals do scratch. and ding and dent and chip.

as to being wary of messing up an expensive timepiece, i get that, and no one wants to hurt their baby, but its just kinda part of life. watches get signs of wear. truth is, they get almost always be polished out, and once you get that first ding out of the way, they bother you less and less. my 2 cents, anyways.
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The Germans came through, and they owe it all to my post. You're welcome, Germany! 

 

I'd like to thank the little people, without whom I'd never have become the megalomaniac I am today...

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if you have that patek and all these other pieces why don't you just drive your 12C or 458 Italia?

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Hmmm... I could get behind this attitude.  I've seen some interested in vintage Omegas and Rolexes that seem pretty reasonably priced and already have some of the dings of age.  Maybe I'll get one of those, bang it around a while, and see what I think.  

If you are starting to get in to vintage, have a look at Zenith, like the one I posted in RFT.
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sapphire crystals do scratch. and ding and dent and chip.

I never had anything of notice on mine.

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NYC subways are pretty safe for Pateks...

I can see wink.gif

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if you have that patek and all these other pieces why don't you just drive your 12C or 458 Italia?

As much as I love cars, they are money pits and you could buy a Patek for what it cost to keep one of those running every year and what you save in depreciation.
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@LA Guy Good luck and you get attached to a high quality timepiece. As others mentioned, you will get used to wear it. I've started with Tag, moved to Panerai and sporting Rolex now. I find that Rolex service will take care of their clients extremely well.

Freely and others can comment in on PP and AP CS happy.gif
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