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Here's a question for forex and maybe some others: I need to wire funds to a European AD. Is there a bank in town that has a much better f/x rate than others? Citi's f/x rate loses me about 1.95% on the transaction, plus a wire fee. I know there will be some vig I have to pay on a foreign currency exchange, but I'd like to pare it down.

This is a great question as I have noticed the same with my Citi transfers.

Is there a currency broker you would recommend?

I was thinking when the euro reaches parity in the coming six months to park some funds in a euro denominated account to fund future purchases. I am still researching how to do this as it sounds like it should be really simple - but haven't found that to be the case.
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Sooo, I guess I can only put off my watch errands for so long as it appears I magnetized my Nomos. I think it's from the ipad smart cover. The amazing thing is that it took this long to happen as I've been resting the Nomos every night on the ipad, but I guess until now it was never near the magnets. It was around 17 seconds behind when I checked last night and checked again today (after having left it on the ipad all night) and it was damn near spot on. Went for a run, came back 90 minutes later and now it's a few seconds ahead.

So, word to the wise, don't be a dummy like me and keep your watches away from ipad magnets.
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So, word to the wise, don't be a dummy like me and keep your watches away from ipad magnets.
Thanks for the heads up. It's something that never occurred to me.
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... and then I handled a black & blue GMT Master II.
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I'd recommend a Rolex for you BH. It seems your tastes/wants/likes change pretty quickly and Rolex will hold it's value best from what you've considered so far. I think you've owned your Speedy for less than a year and you seem borderline tired of it at the moment, so I'd definitely recommend a GMT/dual time which you can resell for a minimal loss. And I'm not trying to be critical here, just trying to offer advice from reading your comments.
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Q on boutique-only editions:

I love the new JLC Reverso Center Seconds in WG. Apparently, it's meant to be a boutique-only edition - any chance it may ultimately make it out to the grey-market, where a 20-30% discount may be had? Love the watch, but at full price I'm tempted to get some other pieces.

Thanks,
GC
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I'd recommend a Rolex for you BH. It seems your tastes/wants/likes change pretty quickly and Rolex will hold it's value best from what you've considered so far. I think you've owned your Speedy for less than a year and you seem borderline tired of it at the moment, so I'd definitely recommend a GMT/dual time which you can resell for a minimal loss. And I'm not trying to be critical here, just trying to offer advice from reading your comments.

You certainly speak reasonably, sir. I certainly wouldn't say I'm tired of the Speedy. I just like so many watches and can only have so very few. I do hope to build a collection strong enough that I should never feel compelled to part with any one. The GMT II would likely be as safe a second entry as possible. My thanks for entertaining my wandering eye!
Edited by BostonHedonist - 1/30/15 at 7:34pm
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This is going to be a most interesting and painful month for me.  I think I've bought something.  And cancelled it.  And bought something else.  But might end up with both.  This will be very, very hard to explain to my special someone.

That's exactly how I spent a little bit of last year with 4 Seikos including 2 that were exactly the same. I'm guessing your 'something's cost more than the $64 each I paid for my watches though...

 

 

Originally Posted by gopherblue View Post

Here's a question for forex and maybe some others: I need to wire funds to a European AD. Is there a bank in town that has a much better f/x rate than others? Citi's f/x rate loses me about 1.95% on the transaction, plus a wire fee. I know there will be some vig I have to pay on a foreign currency exchange, but I'd like to pare it down.

 

Very interested in this also. 1.95% actually sounds good to me. Maybe I hadn't looked as close as I could have but I was expecting to spend closer to 4% if staying with the big Canadian banks. I guess I ought to be checking the rates at US Banks (transferring cash from the US to CAD) which hadn't occurred to me until just now.


Edited by Bill Dlwgosh - 1/30/15 at 7:32pm
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Hahahaha!  If only there had been a grey dial up there...full set?

I have something of a quandary: I ordered something, they took ages to ship, decided to get something even better, cancelled the first order.  The confirmed the cancellation...then discovered they'd already shipped without telling me, and sacked my card.

The original order was not sanctioned by my beloved.

That pretty much describes most of my watch purchases, mimo lol8[1].gif

Hope all will work out with you and the missus.
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So many BLNR's up in here!  I remember the days of being the only one.  Now I can let other people take way better pictures than I ever could to display its beauty.

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^ Moar pics of ALL OF THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! biggrin.gif
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Niall watch from Kansas City. It looks a lot like AP which I got over. Really a beautiful piece.
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I have a few Omegas. Here's a Seamaster with bumper movement.

 

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Might as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb...
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Might as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb...

 

PERNICIOUS ENABLER!

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