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Curious if any of you good people have changed any of your watch-related “plans” and/or general attitudes about the “hobby” as a direct result of present bleak conditions in financial markets, geo-politics, domestic horror (Americans), etc...?

For example, I had been on a this-and-then-this-and-then-this sort of collection building mission that lately seems...pretty lame (it was always trivial, but the mood has maybe turned?). I don’t know...
Yes. My wife and I were excited to go into our AD to try on the Cartiers we had settled on getting soon, but after the recent events, life seems a lot bleaker now. That kind of purchase seems selfish and overindulgent at the moment. Our daughter is 8 months old, and frankly, I'm scared to send her to school. So now maybe the watch money will go elsewhere...
 

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Yes. My wife and I were excited to go into our AD to try on the Cartiers we had settled on getting soon, but after the recent events, life seems a lot bleaker now. That kind of purchase seems selfish and overindulgent at the moment. Our daughter is 8 months old, and frankly, I'm scared to send her to school. So now maybe the watch money will go elsewhere...
home schoooooooooooool!
 

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Curious if any of you good people have changed any of your watch-related “plans” and/or general attitudes about the “hobby” as a direct result of present bleak conditions in financial markets, geo-politics, domestic horror (Americans), etc...?
I am waiting a bit to see if used prices tank, in which case I'll buy up all the pieces I've wanted but previously felt were overpriced. My original plan was to go for a Logical1 this quarter but with everything tanking, I think I'll wait to see if I can find one used at a good price. My assumption is that a lot of independents come down in pricing significantly on the used market and the mainstream stuff comes off the highs too?
 

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Today I have my first in-person court hearing since Covid. I’m dusting off my PP 5170 since it is what I use with business suits. Caffeine provided by Sump Coffee.
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Linen dress shirt under wool hopsack jacket? Very professional look.
 

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Linen dress shirt under wool hopsack jacket? Very professional look.
No, no, no. I am well versed in the FNB v. Vox debate on hopsack suits. The suit is not hopsack but rather made from the fabulous (but lamentably discontinued) Rangoon bunch. In my opinion it is the best summer business suit fabric. I am awaiting a length of the new LL summer suiting so we’ll see if that opinion changes.

You are correct on the shirting. It is Carlo Riva Lino Arsenal which is a linen-cotton blend.
 

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All the Richemont bois drink simp coffee.
That’s very funny. I like it.

BTW, if you ever took up our in-common tailor on his coffee offer, you may have had Sump. I bought him a few bags and he then started by-mail delivery of Sump.
 

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