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Rolex prices began taking off in the mid 70s.
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Their cache from the 70s onward is not the same as the 60s and before.

As @RSS Alluded to earlier, arguing against Rolex Fandom is almost pointless.

To me, Rolexs are a signifier I don't care for. To me they strike me more as a....LV purse circa 2008.

I think there are many appreciable stories regarding them. I recently heard @dieworkwear tell his, and I think its great.

But in the early 60s when Dr No came out, they were nothing like they were today.
That's an argument to hold on to the crap we have today, because who knows when it might be worth something?
 

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That's an argument to hold on to the crap we have today, because who knows when it might be worth something?
Who knows? It's certainly probable that something that isn't expensive today will be valued in future.

But being able to predict what that is is way beyond me.
 

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Who knows? It's certainly probable that something that isn't expensive today will be valued in future.

But being able to predict what that is is way beyond me.
Oh for sure, I was agreeing with you. I'm constantly eyeing things and wondering whether it might not be worth storing for 10 years or so just in case. I think some bags or watches are actually appreciating better than gold these days.
 

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Oh for sure, I was agreeing with you. I'm constantly eyeing things and wondering whether it might not be worth storing for 10 years or so just in case. I think some bags or watches are actually appreciating better than gold these days.
Some watches certainly. Mostly ones I don't particularly like it seems.

Birkins have been appreciating for a while.

The art would be being able to predict it.

Unfortunately I doubt any of the things that I buy are due for Rolex like inflation.
 

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meaning endures , while stuff ends up in a landfill . it's not too hard to tell which is which imho , the hard part is rescuing meaning before it hits the trash pile .

also: wasn't christopher lee meta-associated with bond ?
 

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Some watches certainly. Mostly ones I don't particularly like it seems.

Birkins have been appreciating for a while.

The art would be being able to predict it.

Unfortunately I doubt any of the things that I buy are due for Rolex like inflation.
This puts me in mind of a story I read in which one old family (English) had a family friend make up some portraits for them while that artist was still budding. He gave the portraits to them gratis, and subsequently went on to become a famous and sought-after name, so the paintings were worth tens of thousands.

I'm guessing the easiest thing is to just keep the things you treasure the most, or whatever was made with real talent, and those things tend to be the most valuable over time - whether monetarily or in a better sense.

meaning endures , while stuff ends up in a landfill . it's not too hard to tell which is which imho , the hard part is rescuing meaning before it hits the trash pile .

also: wasn't christopher lee meta-associated with bond ?
I believe Sir Christopher Lee was a close friend of Sir Roger Moore, anyway. (the second-best Bond)
 

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A large portion of men seem to think an emotionally broken mass killer with a high likelihood of VD is a dream scenario?
For many, it is a step up.
 

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Early on. Then the 70s and the “world famous secret agent” stuff took over.
 

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This puts me in mind of a story I read in which one old family (English) had a family friend make up some portraits for them while that artist was still budding. He gave the portraits to them gratis, and subsequently went on to become a famous and sought-after name, so the paintings were worth tens of thousands.

I'm guessing the easiest thing is to just keep the things you treasure the most, or whatever was made with real talent, and those things tend to be the most valuable over time - whether monetarily or in a better sense.



I believe Sir Christopher Lee was a close friend of Sir Roger Moore, anyway. (the second-best Bond)
Lee was also the Man with the Golden Gun

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Who knows? It's certainly probable that something that isn't expensive today will be valued in future.

But being able to predict what that is is way beyond me.
If any object turns out to be greater than the sum of it's parts, it will almost definately become artwork at some point in the future, even ordinary utilitarian objects!!!!

It's thoughtful design that creates classics!!!!
 
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Just curios what people think about this topic. Personally I think the large sport watch (speedmaster, nautilus etc) with metal band looks incredibly tasteless worn with tailored clothes. It’s a very common look though, so I might be wrong.
At this moment I'm wearing a gray flannel suit, point collar with tie, Edward Green shows and an incongruous 44mm two-tone Sea Dweller. I know -- blows the whole look. But I do love it so. As some have mentioned, the cuffs are a problem. No problem fitting under a Mercer & Sons button down, but otherwise, unless it has to ride uncomfortably below the cuff, on the wrist.
 

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At this moment I'm wearing a gray flannel suit, point collar with tie, Edward Green shows and an incongruous 44mm two-tone Sea Dweller. I know -- blows the whole look. But I do love it so. As some have mentioned, the cuffs are a problem. No problem fitting under a Mercer & Sons button down, but otherwise, unless it has to ride uncomfortably below the cuff, on the wrist.
This does beg the question...are people wearing these thick watches w/ OTR shirts?

I have cuffs made with watch allowances to allow, but as I also have large wrists, I can't imagine wearing even a speedy w/o cuff allowance.
 
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This does beg the question...are people wearing these thick watches w/ OTR shirts?

I have cuffs made with watch allowances to allow, but as I also have large wrists, I can't imagine wearing even a speedy w/o cuff allowance.
I too have big wrists, and like you, can only wear a big diver with custom-made shirts with a big left cuff. The only OTR shirt that works for me is the mercer and Sons OCBD, because they are...huge... and the cuff buttons are set back close to the wrist. Love those shirts.
 

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