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PLAN?!

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Hahaha don't forget the "quotes" around "The Plan"(TM)...
post #44177 of 48312
Plan Schman...KOP please! So people will stop complaining about the same boring, beautiful, and for many, grail watches you continue to post.
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This is without a doubt the bitchiest thread on SF

This made me laugh.

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I'm the same as Tricky, in that I've spent years walking by stores in Sydney selling Rolexes, (new and used) and always squishing my face up against the glass and admiring the Subs (and other varieties, such as the Explorer) and dreaming. Then, more recently, when an actual Rolex boutique moved into Martin Place in the city, I would walk by there and admire the new pieces on show in the windows.

One day I bit the bullet...I'd desired the Sub for so long, now I was finally going to get one. It was a big purchase for me, I'm not as well off as many others in this thread. So it was a big deal for me. I'm glad I got it, even if it means it's my last big watch purchase (whether it is or not, only time will tell). But it was worth it. I'm thrilled with it.
Edited by TheWraith - 6/9/15 at 4:48pm
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Another sub shot, camping this weekend

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^ Beautiful! I wish I could take photos that good.
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^ Beautiful! I wish I could take photos that good.

Thanks! I honestly think it's terrible, all I had was an iPhone and a great spot to place it.
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Not at all. Great pic of a great watch.
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Thanks! I honestly think it's terrible, all I had was an iPhone and a great spot to place it.

Adding my +1 here for a great shot of a great watch!
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Unreal. Both winners. Please get at least one of them and share ASAP
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Hmmm... biggrin.gif


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Another sub shot, camping this weekend
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You know, I used to be all over the dated Subs (116610) but the more I see no-date Subs, the more I could see myself wearing one! 

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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

I'm the same as Tricky, in that I've spent years walking by stores in Sydney selling Rolexes, (new and used) and always squishing my face up against the glass and admiring the Subs (and other varieties, such as the Explorer) and dreaming. Then, more recently, when an actual Rolex boutique moved into Martin Place in the city, I would walk by there and admire the new pieces on show in the windows.

One day I bit the bullet...I'd desired the Sub for so long, now I was finally going to get one. It was a big purchase for me, I'm not as well off as many others in this thread. So it was a big deal for me. I'm glad I got it, even if it means it's my last big watch purchase (whether it is or not, only time will tell). But it was worth it. I'm thrilled with it.

Great story!  As for it being your last big watch purchase at least for a while, sometimes when you get a watch that you have really wanted for a long time, it satisfies in a way that several smaller piece may not have.  After purchasing a few of my favorite pieces I've felt so satisfied that I've often gone more than 3 years without a watch purchase.  I hope that your Sub purchase will keep a smile on your face long enough that you won't feel you are missing out on anything by not making a purchase for for a while.  Cheers! :cheers:

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A message from one of my SAs:

huh? Don't you have a Nautilus? What is special about this one? Pt? Or am I misremembering?
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Great story!  As for it being your last big watch purchase at least for a while, sometimes when you get a watch that you have really wanted for a long time, it satisfies in a way that several smaller piece may not have.  After purchasing a few of my favorite pieces I've felt so satisfied that I've often gone more than 3 years without a watch purchase.  I hope that your Sub purchase will keep a smile on your face long enough that you won't feel you are missing out on anything by not making a purchase for for a while.  Cheers! cheers.gif

Thanks Dino smile.gif

No doubt there'll be other watch purchases in the future. When they might be, who can say.
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FINALLY. My pre-loved GMT II is due in from it's post-purchase overhaul service any day now. Given that I've been away from it for longer than I'd spent with it in the first place, I feel like I'm getting a new watch all over again.

 

So, er, not-quite-but-kind-of-INCOMING. :D

 

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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

I'm the same as Tricky, in that I've spent years walking by stores in Sydney selling Rolexes, (new and used) and always squishing my face up against the glass and admiring the Subs (and other varieties, such as the Explorer) and dreaming. Then, more recently, when an actual Rolex boutique moved into Martin Place in the city, I would walk by there and admire the new pieces on show in the windows.

One day I bit the bullet...I'd desired the Sub for so long, now I was finally going to get one. It was a big purchase for me, I'm not as well off as many others in this thread. So it was a big deal for me. I'm glad I got it, even if it means it's my last big watch purchase (whether it is or not, only time will tell). But it was worth it. I'm thrilled with it.

Here here! It's amazing how the world changes when you've finally got yourself into a real timepiece. The espresso tastes even sweeter, the wine gets you tipsier even as you maintain better self control, and the women all raise an eyebrow as you stride past.

 

Well, not quite...

 

But given that it's often the most intricate and costly item a man can wear on his person, a quality timepiece does lend quite a bit of weight and character to answering that question of "what is he made of?"

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