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Originally Posted by LonerMatt View Post

I was in Switzerland on the weekend. Still think watches are in the top ten more insane ways to spend a lot of money.

For some of those prices you could literally bankroll composition of beautiful music, sponsor literature, save a village, buy a school library, or own a petty piece of junk on your wrist.

Sickening.

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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

How many villages could you save for the cost of a trip to Switzerland?
He's got you there Matt... FWIW I don't disagree with you, I don't think I've worn watch for about 3 years. I've got a cheap Tissot chrono in the draw that cost about $500 10 years ago, and a Suunto that I use when fishing. But both batteries need replacing.
post #2822 of 3546
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Originally Posted by LonerMatt View Post

I was in Switzerland on the weekend. Still think watches are in the top ten more insane ways to spend a lot of money.

For some of those prices you could literally bankroll composition of beautiful music, sponsor literature, save a village, buy a school library, or own a petty piece of junk on your wrist.

Sickening.

Except for all the people with the pretty junk on their wrist who do sponsor art, libraries, music and save villages.
post #2823 of 3546
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

Except for all the people with the pretty junk on their wrist who do sponsor art, libraries, music and save villages.

I don't have an expensive watch.

I do sponsor a child in a village in Africa.

I do make regular use of libraries, art galleries but I don't pay. No wait I do with Taxes.

I do pay for musical concerts.

I do have house insurance but do you think these censored.gifcensored.gifbaldy[1].gif want to come out and assess the recent storm damage to my roof. censored.gif
post #2824 of 3546
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

I don't have an expensive watch.

I do sponsor a child in a village in Africa.

I do make regular use of libraries, art galleries but I don't pay. No wait I do with Taxes.

I do pay for musical concerts.

I do have house insurance but do you think these censored.gifcensored.gifbaldy[1].gif want to come out and assess the recent storm damage to my roof. censored.gif

You're a diamond geezer, no doubt, GF.

Insurance now right up there with financial planning in the scumbag stakes?
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

You're a diamond geezer, no doubt, GF.

Insurance now right up there with financial planning in the scumbag stakes?

Insurance assessors top of that steaming pile.
post #2826 of 3546
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

@Epicure I have a small rant on hats - haven't had time yet

Thanks! I'll keep an eye out for your post and will be happy to have some insight additional to information already shared by @Coxsackie and PoP.

 

I'm narrowing down my choices and at this stage am leaning toward another Akubra. Either the Hampton style I linked previously or a second Stylemaster in the lighter heritage fawn colour. Wearing my Stylemaster in loden (actually a chocolate brown) today, I have been re-evaluating the brim. While it is a substantial brim, on my broad frame, it's not overly wide in proportional terms. While Cox recommended a narrower brimmed style, I'm not sure what the reference point was (@Coxsackie, could you possibly take a moment to clarify?), and while the Hampton suits me, the proportions of the Stylemaster are probably better for my proportions. Off to the hat store today to try on the Hampton and refresh my memory of how it compares to my Stylemaster. However, I'll hold off buying for now.

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MD2010 - get the watch that sings to you. try them on as well. you might like the thought of the submariner but the oyster perpetual may suit you more, or vice versa. I would personally go for the submariner - it's iconic and versatile given they look great on multiple straps. You can get away with wearing it with a suit as well, as much as the OP. other factors include depreciation as well. my 2c.
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Originally Posted by sliq View Post

MD2010 - get the watch that sings to you. try them on as well. you might like the thought of the submariner but the oyster perpetual may suit you more, or vice versa. I would personally go for the submariner - it's iconic and versatile given they look great on multiple straps. You can get away with wearing it with a suit as well, as much as the OP. other factors include depreciation as well. my 2c.
I think he has a Black Bay IIRC (and I always do). In which case the Sub is basically the same kind of watch. MD, if you have your heart set on a Rolex maybe look at a GMT or Datejust if you want something dressier. Either way you will be making a substantial contribution to helping a certain poor Swiss mountain village.
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

I think he has a Black Bay IIRC (and I always do). In which case the Sub is basically the same kind of watch. MD, if you have your heart set on a Rolex maybe look at a GMT or Datejust if you want something dressier. Either way you will be making a substantial contribution to helping a certain poor Swiss mountain village.

ahh, if MD's got a black bay, I wouldn't be getting another diver so soon. agree with PoP re Datejust.

(on that note I have a vintage late 70s two tone Datejust with blue sunburst dial for sale. you might have to save a village or two before considering buying it. PM me or UNICEF if interested one way or another.
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Either way you will be making a substantial contribution to helping a certain poor Swiss mountain village.

Will anybody save those impoverished Cantonese.
post #2831 of 3546
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Originally Posted by LonerMatt View Post
 

I was in Switzerland on the weekend. Still think watches are in the top ten more insane ways to spend a lot of money.

 

I am really interested in knowing the full list please.

 

BTW expensive watch= convenient way to smuggle loads of money across borders.

post #2832 of 3546
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

 Either way you will be making a substantial contribution to helping a certain poor Swiss mountain village.

I've recently read that the Swiss watch industry is really owned by the Russians via the South Africans, and is a way to keep an eye on their oligarchs. Definitely one of the more colourful theories floating around.

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OK, I'll start:

Top ten insane ways to spend a lot of money

1) Get Foxy to buy shoes for you online
2) Start drinking with fxh at 5.30pm
3) P Johnson atelier binge
4) Get drunk at Double Monk

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5) Buy a green Hermes wallet
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6) Go with Coxie to Casltereagh St and buy antique IWC Portuguese Chronograph.
7) Join PoP and Ollie at John Cutler in ordering SF approved bespoke Vicuña Blue Blazer.
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