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Gentlemen, a question for you regarding purchasing a nice watch. Do you save up or set money aside before a big watch purchase ($2,000+)? I'd like to purchase a Rolex one day, but it just seems like such a massive purchase. I don't make that much, but it's a decent income.

I save up. Gives me a goal to shoot for. I usually try to establish a goal in my personal life/professional life and use the watch etc. as a reward for obtaining said goal.
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Gentlemen, a question for you regarding purchasing a nice watch. Do you save up or set money aside before a big watch purchase ($2,000+)? I'd like to purchase a Rolex one day, but it just seems like such a massive purchase. I don't make that much, but it's a decent income.

 

I see something I want and then work out a way that I can gradually drop it into conversation with my wife so that it slowly becomes an accepted fact that it will be featuring in the house accounts at some point in the future. This step is vital. Then I find a suitable occasion to bring that 'point in the future' a little nearer - a bonus, significant birthday, annivesary, commensurate 'treat' that the wife has picked up, etc, and I pounce before the moment passes.

 

Don't knock credit. I got one of my Rollies from an AD on two years' interest-free credit, payable monthly, so I barely noticed I was paying for it. Hurts a lot less than laying down significant dough in one go. Think of it as a reverse form of saving, with instant gratification. I wouldn't do it in any other circumstances though - I hate paying for money.

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Get hammered and then go online. This is what I do with purchases I've debated for a long time.

 

Thanks! Didn't get hammered, but saw a good deal on one of my grail watch, and took the bait. I initially said: 'nah, screw it, I'll wait a little bit more', but then I realized I always wait a little bit more, so I bit the bullet.

 

And that's how, next week I'll be the proud papa of an Omega SMP 2541.80.00, the 'Bond' watch. My first watch suitable for this thread; all my other watches belong in the Poor Man's Watch thread. 

 

:D

 

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I see something I want and then work out a way that I can gradually drop it into conversation with my wife so that it slowly becomes an accepted fact that it will be featuring in the house accounts at some point in the future. This step is vital. Then I find a suitable occasion to bring that 'point in the future' a little nearer - a bonus, significant birthday, annivesary, commensurate 'treat' that the wife has picked up, etc, and I pounce before the moment passes.

 

Don't knock credit. I got one of my Rollies from an AD on two years' interest-free credit, payable monthly, so I barely noticed I was paying for it. Hurts a lot less than laying down significant dough in one go. Think of it as a reverse form of saving, with instant gratification. I wouldn't do it in any other circumstances though - I hate paying for money.

 

Sometimes I buy some things on credit, but usually things I know that will pay up fast - weeks, a month max. I'd never put a 6000$ watch on my MasterCard if I don't have a small amount piled up upfront. 

 

Or, you could wait for your tax return. That's what I did for the aforementioned Omega SMP - the tax return took a large chunk off the final price, making it easier to swallow. 

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I've sold/am selling on Watchuseek.  Has worked out well enough thus far. 

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^^ Jesus, absolutely, I would never use a credit card for long-term finance (at least not since the zero per cent cards have disappeared) - that would be lunacy. I just think if you want to buy something anyway, and someone's saying you can pay them later interest free, I've got better things to be doing with the money meanwhile.
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210 / Jules Verne for me today...

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Huge fan of the combo here, Keith. The gold JV is my favorite strap, and I love how the patina completely changes its character over time. I just picked up a black JV this week and am wearing it on my Base (112) today as well. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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I'm looking forward to seeing how the black version ages over time.

I hope everyone has a great weekend. fistbump.gif
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I see something I want and then work out a way that I can gradually drop it into conversation with my wife so that it slowly becomes an accepted fact that it will be featuring in the house accounts at some point in the future. This step is vital. Then I find a suitable occasion to bring that 'point in the future' a little nearer - a bonus, significant birthday, annivesary, commensurate 'treat' that the wife has picked up, etc, and I pounce before the moment passes.

 

I'm glad you mentioned this, and I agree completely. The wife and I discuss all significant purchases. However, when I've mentioned buying an expensive watch in the future, she just sort of gives me a look. I'll keep working on it.

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I'm glad you mentioned this, and I agree completely. The wife and I discuss all significant purchases. However, when I've mentioned buying an expensive watch in the future, she just sort of gives me a look. I'll keep working on it.

+1.

 

Except when I bring up buying expensive shoes/watches my wife's typical reaction is "I don't care. Do whatever you want". :slayer: 

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+1.

 

Except when I bring up buying expensive shoes/watches my wife's typical reaction is "I don't care. Do whatever you want". :slayer: 

 

Nice. You must be married longer than 2.5 years, as is the case for me.

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Nice. You must be married longer than 2.5 years, as is the case for me.

It'll be 2 years in May!

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It'll be 2 years in May!

 

I was going to attribute your success to experience and practice, but it looks like you're just better than me at marriage... for now. Happy (almost) anniversary!

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I was going to attribute your success to experience and practice, but it looks like you're just better than me at marriage... for now. Happy (almost) anniversary!

Nah...just dumb luck, really. LMAO.

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Huge fan of the combo here, Keith. The gold JV is my favorite strap, and I love how the patina completely changes its character over time. I just picked up a black JV this week and am wearing it on my Base (112) today as well. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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^ Nice combo CMT1...do keep us updated on the "aging" process! ^


FWIW, I have also used watchuseek to purchase in the past (from an individual seller), and it went quite smoothly.

He was able to move a gently used Seamaster, and I got a good deal.....the way it's supposed to work.


And as far as new purchases, I'm the opposite of whatever an impulse buyer is. (A non-impulse buyer?) Took me many months to settle on my last purchase (Reverso) and a whole lot of deliberating, window-shopping, internet-reading, etc. to finally get there.

AND IT WAS A BLAST.

But I had the $$$ in hand before pulling the trigger, and knew well in advance what kind of budget I was working with-- and my own criteria for buying.

I definitely try to eliminate any misfires if at all possible, since I like to wear all of my watches, at least occasionally.
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I was going to attribute your success to experience and practice, but it looks like you're just better than me at marriage... for now. Happy (almost) anniversary!

:rotflmao:  Great comment.

 

I've been married for almost 14 years and its always good to have the wife "On board" for big purchases.  I've had friends that feel its their money and they will do whatever the F*ck they want with it, they make a big purchase and tell the wife after, or just wait for her to discover it, but it seems to lead to some unpleasant arguments and resentment.  To me that would take the fun out of a big purchase.

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