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@aleksandr: Yes; I did in fact mean not buying any watches at long (5 year intervals). i'm admittedly not as affluent as some of the other collectors here, so I have to balance my watch purchases against other "non-essentials" (eg bespoke clothes, shoes), investments and family (ie children). After I picked up my Royal Oak, I waited about 5 years before I got my Reverso Duo. Currently putting away funds for something like a Lange. I don't have enough disposable income to be constantly acquiring new watches; I also have children to think of in the long-term (and my perspective on acquisitive spending certainly changed after I became a dad). Needs must!
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@aleksandr: Yes; I did in fact mean not buying any watches at long (5 year intervals). i'm admittedly not as affluent as some of the other collectors here, so I have to balance my watch purchases against other "non-essentials" (eg bespoke clothes, shoes), investments and family (ie children). After I picked up my Royal Oak, I waited about 5 years before I got my Reverso Duo. Currently putting away funds for something like a Lange. I don't have enough disposable income to be constantly acquiring new watches; I also have children to think of in the long-term (and my perspective on acquisitive spending certainly changed after I became a dad). Needs must!

This is very good advice and thank you for the very timely reminder.
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Spot on mahhh maaan!  fistbump.gif   Although, I do think picking up fun pieces that one can flip for as much or more money than he paid for them is tough, and probably limits his purchases to a select handful of vintage Rolex watches or maybe a few Panerais.  

A good point, and I was thinking about that as I typed my reply. I think if you stick to buying pre-owned, and are smart about it, you can limit your damage to a reasonable minimum. Even if you loose a few hundred here or there, it should not be that much of a set back.

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@aleksandr: Yes; I did in fact mean not buying any watches at long (5 year intervals). i'm admittedly not as affluent as some of the other collectors here, so I have to balance my watch purchases against other "non-essentials" (eg bespoke clothes, shoes), investments and family (ie children). After I picked up my Royal Oak, I waited about 5 years before I got my Reverso Duo. Currently putting away funds for something like a Lange. I don't have enough disposable income to be constantly acquiring new watches; I also have children to think of in the long-term (and my perspective on acquisitive spending certainly changed after I became a dad). Needs must!

I am very not affluent, and my watch kops have been sporadic. Anywhere from 1 year to 5 or so intervals. And since watch kop #2, every purchase has been preempted with a sale. Aside from my engagement watch, I never have more than 2 at a time.
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A good point, and I was thinking about that as I typed my reply. I think if you stick to buying pre-owned, and are smart about it, you can limit your damage to a reasonable minimum. Even if you loose a few hundred here or there, it should not be that much of a set back.
I am very not affluent, and my watch kops have been sporadic. Anywhere from 1 year to 5 or so intervals. And since watch kop #2, every purchase has been preempted with a sale. Aside from my engagement watch, I never have more than 2 at a time.

Which is your engagement watch?
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Which is your engagement watch?

B&M Capeland. Ive posted it before. smile.gif
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When I was in the 8th grade I was walking a block from my school when I looked down and saw a B&M watch. Didn't really know what it was at the time, so I went home and looked it up. Sure enough, it was a ton of money (especially for an 8th grader who wore G Shocks). So, I pick it up and put it on. I wear it to school the next day, and this kid comes up to me, a few years younger than me, and says "hey, that's my watch." I call bullshit, because this kid was a real turd back then, and go about my day. I come home that night and while sitting in my room I hear a phone call. My mom gets on the phone and I hear some strange chatter that was unusual for an evening call. She hangs up and heads straight to my room. She asks me if I found a watch the other day, and I say yes I did. She proceeds to tell me that the mother of the boy who owns that watch called her (she was a client of my mom's, and people in the Russian community sort of all know each other) and explained that her son got that watch as a present from this very strict father, and that if he loses it his father will probably be quite upset. Needless to say, the next day I hand over the watch to the kid and barely get a thank you. Sigh. Some stuff just sticks with you.
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Some of their watches do use the same base movement. However, it doesn't mean they are finished the same way or that they would have the same modifications, if any are made to the watches you are comparing.

Tudor makes nice watches and I knew they used ETA. While researching Tissot a few slammed the movement as not ETA's upper tier movement. Someone said Tudor used the same movement. That's where my interest came from. As much as I can tell the next step up ETA offers is very similar but thinner. I've read many claim +1 sec/day movement housed in Tissot. Only big negative is hand winding wears out bearings requiring repair that's as expensive as Tissot, but problem not present if worn and not hand wound. I assume Rolex upgrades materials in movement for Tudor to not have that issue and Tissot doesn't do much modification with movement.
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Hell of a story, Moo. What a doucher. Did you ever kop a B&M subsequent to that?
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When I was in the 8th grade I was walking a block from my school when I looked down and saw a B&M watch. Didn't really know what it was at the time, so I went home and looked it up. Sure enough, it was a ton of money (especially for an 8th grader who wore G Shocks). So, I pick it up and put it on. I wear it to school the next day, and this kid comes up to me, a few years younger than me, and says "hey, that's my watch." I call bullshit, because this kid was a real turd back then, and go about my day. I come home that night and while sitting in my room I hear a phone call. My mom gets on the phone and I hear some strange chatter that was unusual for an evening call. She hangs up and heads straight to my room. She asks me if I found a watch the other day, and I say yes I did. She proceeds to tell me that the mother of the boy who owns that watch called her (she was a client of my mom's, and people in the Russian community sort of all know each other) and explained that her son got that watch as a present from this very strict father, and that if he loses it his father will probably be quite upset.
Needless to say, the next day I hand over the watch to the kid and barely get a thank you. Sigh. Some stuff just sticks with you.

Indeed, that bullshit is straight-up unacceptable — daddy woulda done better to gift some damn manners to his boy.
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Ok, I decided to go with the Sea-Dweller instead of the OQ for the travelling. Just pedalled my ass over to the train; it's going to be a fun trip and I think it suits. Sláinte!








Edited by Belligero - 12/29/14 at 11:34pm
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So you found the guy's watch and your mom has to force you to give it back? Were you just going to keep (basically steal) it?

I think I know who was the turd
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Whatcha reading there, Belli?
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^
Re-reading Taleb's brilliant Antifragile.

The span is vast, and he has an ability to make subjects that normally bore me engaging. My one issue with it is that he says that cycling weakens the bone structure, but I'm pretty sure that he doesn't ride the way I do.

The part about architecture and urban design is spot-on. I wonder if it'll come up at the architects' dinner party tomorrow before the Norwegians get too mangled. The Black Swan thing comes up once in a while in engineering conferences. smile.gif

Has anyone read it or his other two big ones (Fooled by Randomness and The Black Swan)?

PS - trains kick ass!



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