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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

 

There are people who just don't respect other people's property or they are jealous.  I met a guy who came out to find his meticulous Ferrari 512 Boxer, had been keyed while he went into a shop.  Also, when in grade school, some classmate bragging that he had keys a new Porsche 930, just to f*ck with the owner.  Or simply, when I used to drive a Porsche to work (we share a parking lot with the local school department) and I would find new door dings in my car every few days)...also had a brick thrown threw the side window once.  People just don't respect other's people's property. 

 

This is especially true in my neck of the woods.

 

I live in the Province of Québec, and unlike the rest of Canada, we, as a people in general, seem to be very left-wing oriented/socialism-prone (I don't include myself in that assessment, the majority of the time - then again, I usually am not in line with my people's way of thinking - go figure), and over time, with the help of our nation's past history, we somewhat have become very anti-wealth, so to speak.

 

When I read the papers or watch the news and read the opinion columns, it seems we are very wary of people making their way to the top, especially those in the private sector - bankers, CEO's, etc. 

 

I don't know if it's out of jealousy, or hatred, or simply because of fear of questionable income, but a lot of my coworkers, and people I interact with on a daily basis, despise big cars, very big houses, people with secondary homes, and the likes. It's like if a person has some kind of wealth, then he or she must be a crook or earned it through less than stellar ways (crime, collusion, corruption, etc.) or should be ashamed not to share it with everyone else.

 

Hence the reason if I had a nicer car, I'd be wary parking it in some spaces - it may get some unwanted exposure from some jealous folks.

 

(PS.: my opinion isn't science-backed, only an observation that has been well-fed over time).

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I certainly never try to explain my love of watches or bespoke to people outside of this site for the most part. 

 

Neither do I. Or I talk about it, but I stop when people start talking prices.

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To keep this on point, until recently, my least expensive watch was a Casio calculator watch from the 1980s.  It had small solar cells on the dial side and ran for just under 25 years on the original battery!  After the battery died my wife asked if I was really going to change the battery to keep it going as I hadn't worn it in decades, so I let it go. 

I think that was a huge mistake on your part D; those calculators are classics and when I see someone wearing one, massive respect. bigstar[1].gif
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I suppose this makes my point. You love fine watches but the beater watch you had for 25 years never got worn. You preferred to wear a good watch though maybe not your finest one on a daily basis.

It really just shows that we are all different and trying to apply logic to our decisions about cars and watches etc is fruitless.

Sorry, I wasn't really sure what your point was beyond not understanding why people that like nice cars would bother to have beater cars.   

 

My Casio was just an old watch from grade school.  It still ran so I never threw it away. It wasn't my beater watch.  Not to mention, at the very least, it might have seemed odd to my wife that I would choose to wear my Casio from grade school over the Rolex Explorer 2 she got me as a wedding gift 14 years ago.  The Explorer 2 has gotten the brunt of the rougher activities, as it is one of the least expensive watches I have now.  In addition, after getting my RO, almost 3 years ago its the watch that has gotten the bulk of my wrist time because  love its design, and its quite versatile.

 

Yes, generally pointless to try to explain logic to most hobbies.  People get it or they don't.

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I think that was a huge mistake on your part D; those calculators are classics and when I see someone wearing one, massive respect. bigstar[1].gif

:nodding:Yes, huge mistake my friend.  Cheers!

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

There are people who just don't respect other people's property or they are jealous.  I met a guy who came out to find his meticulous Ferrari 512 Boxer, had been keyed while he went into a shop.  Also, when in grade school, some classmate bragging that he had keys a new Porsche 930, just to f*ck with the owner.  Or simply, when I used to drive a Porsche to work (we share a parking lot with the local school department) and I would find new door dings in my car every few days)...also had a brick thrown threw the side window once.  People just don't respect other's people's property. 
 

Saw a post on Instagram or facebook a while ago about a Pagani getting keyed in SF, luckily it had been clear bra'ed, so they just had to change it. Still who the hell keys a million dollar hypercar in exposed carbon.
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I think the garage car is perhaps best analogous to the "Sunday Best" suit of yesteryear, or perhaps that new Vacheron Constantin dress watch a certain person is talking himself into buying smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post

GB£800 Oris smile.gif

 

I'm curious which one as I currently have my eye on an Oris diver.

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Saw a post on Instagram or facebook a while ago about a Pagani getting keyed in SF, luckily it had been clear bra'ed, so they just had to change it. Still who the hell keys a million dollar hypercar in exposed carbon.

Funny thing is in recent years I've seen lots of kids be really nice and respectful of other peoples cars, but its grown adults who have no respect for other peoples cars/property.   I saw a group of 20 something year old women create their own photo op using someone's BMW in a restaurant parking lot.  One girl, and a big one at that, planted her butt (wearing jeans with rivets) on the center of the hood of some guy's BMW for photos...one can only imagine what the hood looked like as the rivets rubbed against the paint when she slid off the hood.  What grown adult does something like that?  Needless to say I made a quick sprint to my car when I saw one of them point to it, I suppose as the next photo op.  

 

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I think the garage car is perhaps best analogous to the "Sunday Best" suit of yesteryear, or perhaps that new Vacheron Constantin dress watch a certain person is talking himself into buying smile.gif

Yes, the "Sunday Best Suit"  is a very good analogy to the so called "Garage queen" cars.

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post
 

Funny thing is in recent years I've seen lots of kids be really nice and respectful of other peoples cars, but its grown adults who have no respect for other peoples cars/property.   I saw a group of 20 something year old women create their own photo op using someone's BMW in a restaurant parking lot.  One girl, and a big one at that, planted her butt (wearing jeans with rivets) on the center of the hood of some guy's BMW for photos...one can only imagine what the hood looked like as the rivets rubbed against the paint when she slid off the hood.  What grown adult does something like that?  Needless to say I made a quick sprint to my car when I saw one of them point to it, I suppose as the next photo op.  

 

I'd be mad as hell (I'm using a grown-up language actually because this isn't what actually came to mind when I read your intervention) if I witnessed something like that. Even if it was not my own car, out of respect for the righteous car owner.

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not sure if repost but awesome story

 

Part I

 

http://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.php?127910-The-eBay-quot-MilSub-quot-Yes!-It-IS-genuine&highlight=milsub

 

Part II

 

http://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.php?130863-The-eBay-MilSub-Pt-II-the-happy-ending

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I think the garage car is perhaps best analogous to the "Sunday Best" suit of yesteryear, or perhaps that new Vacheron Constantin dress watch a certain person is talking himself into buying smile.gif

Pernicious enabler indeed. ffffuuuu.gif
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It doesn't compare to some of the watches posted on here, but I had a little something arrive today.

 

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Stowa?

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Well shit.

 

 

I glanced at that picture for a while, too!

 

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It doesn't compare to some of the watches posted on here, but I had a little something arrive today.

 

 

Well, open it!

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