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How could I not post this (again) lol8[1].gif

Here is a USD 30k watch in a USD 10k car, used market value. Watch by a Swiss company that claims you don't own your expensive watch, car by Audi and VWs plain but well-built Czech cousin.

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Loved this pic when I first saw it a long time ago: love it now @klokkenerden ūüėĄ
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post
 

A house is clearly the most important thing, the rest are toys.  However, just to clarify, as NonServiam previously noted there is a difference between a nice car and a classic car/vintage sports car.  

 

A quick exaple of the difference...one could have bought say an E Class Mercedes or 5 series BMW two or three years ago for say $50- $60K.  They are very nice but those cars as you noted would depreciate to nothing eventually.  However, for the same money or less, someone could have purchased a nice Porsche 930 Turbo.  Today, rather than being worth nothing, or merely retaining value, they have each increased in value something like 2 or 3 times what they would have cost 2-3 years ago.  

 

That being said most people I know with a collectible car have an average car for bad weather, to use for picking up groceries and other mundane tasks.  I put over 200,000 miles on each of my last 2 daily drivers so there is something to be said for rugged, reliable transportation that allows one to spend money on other types of toys be it watches, cars, or some other interest. 

 

Surprising considering salt eats through cars so quickly and you are in Rhode Island.  Also in my head your DD is a Jeep Grand Cherokee.

 

Also you are right about average DDs and nicer cars in the garage.  One of my neighbors has a 997 and 993 but DD's a Toyota 4Runner.  The other DD's a 1980s M6 or Land Rover Series 2 and has an AM Vanquish and Jaguar E-type in the garage.  

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Surprising considering salt eats through cars so quickly and you are in Rhode Island.  Also in my head your DD is a Jeep Grand Cherokee.

 

Also you are right about average DDs and nicer cars in the garage.  One of my neighbors has a 997 and 993 but DD's a Toyota 4Runner.  The other DD's a 1980s M6 or Land Rover Series 2 and has an AM Vanquish and Jaguar E-type in the garage.  

Hi JB, yes they love to throw salt on the roads up here in New England.  However, with modern rust proofing and taking the car to a touchless car wash to get the salt off, daily drivers can last quite a while up here.  My DD is a Subaru Legacy with AWD, and it currently has 116,000 miles. 

 

Almost all my friends with nice cars, particularly collectible ones have at least one older beater car.  Below is a quick list showing what a few friends have for fun cars & daily drivers. 

 

Ferrari Testarossa - old Nissan Maxima.

Ferrari 328 and Porsche 944S2- Honda Civic with 200,000 miles.

Aston Martin, Porsche 997GT3RS, - old Subaru WRX

Ferrari 430, Maser QP - really old Ford Escort 

Ferrari 328 - old Acura suv

Porsche - Jeep Liberty

 

Of that bunch only the owner of the Ferrari 430 and Maser QP is a watch guy (he has a Patek Calatrava in RG, a gold Rolex Daytona with black MOP dial on a strap, a 16610 Sub LV, and a Girard Perregaux). 

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^^ wow, a Daytona with MOP dial, that must be something else! Have always wanted a smoked MOP dial of some kind in a watch!
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^^ wow, a Daytona with MOP dial, that must be something else! Have always wanted a smoked MOP dial of some kind in a watch!

It's an interesting version, but there isn't enough contrast between the dial and the gold hands. It makes it incredibly difficult to read the time or see the hand against the sub dials, so for those reasons I'm not a big fan of that version. The basic black dial is far easier to read at a glance.
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What's the cheapest watch everyone here owns?
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GB£800 Oris smile.gif
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£20 Sekonda.

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What's the cheapest watch everyone here owns?

Either Sistem51 or a Seiko mini-Monster, I think they both were a bit over 100‚ā¨ each.
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Garmin forerunner.
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G-shock solar $50
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I still have my Timex that enabled a Hamilton purchase leading into a Rolex gift.  If I remember correctly it was $14.99.  I wanted to test the watch waters instead of jumping into the $400 Hamilton I lusted after.  A couple of lucky job promotions later I landed the Hamilton.

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What's the cheapest watch everyone here owns?

$149 Orvis.
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so first and last purchase of the year. got some red leather band to match the Chrono hand

 

Incredible watch.  Stunning.

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Cheapest watches:

Mechanical: Seiko 007.

Digital: Base timex running watch of some kind.

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