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    I have 1980 rolex date stainless steel that my grandpa gave to my dad when he graduated college and then gave to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stonecrd View Post
    But your 20yo Rolex is still worth about $2,000, unless it is an Oyster in which case it is worth a lot more. So spending $750 to keep it in good shape is just protecting your investment. Why not just sell it and buy 20 Timex watches? I assume it has some special significance or you would not have spent the $750.
    I don't sell it because I like the watch, but there's no way to justify it on economic grounds.

    Take the $3500 in 1990, invest it, assume a rate of return of 5%. That gives you $175 a year income. Buy a $175 watch every 5 years, and today with the money spent on cleaning and investment income, you'd have over $8,000, and you would have had a nice new watch every 5 years.
    You could fall off a cliff and die.
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    pan y agua merlinextraligh's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by pojo View Post
    Beautiful. Love the submariner. I have an Omega Seamaster (a less expensive close relative) but I'm too afraid to wear it in rides in case of a crash. Do you wear a cheap watch while riding or do you wear that?
    I wear my Rolex when I ride, when I race, when I kayak, when I swim.

    One practical advantage it does have is that it's waterproof and durable.
    You could fall off a cliff and die.
    You could get lost and die.
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    OR YOU COULD STAY HOME AND FALL OFF THE COUCH AND DIE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
    I don't sell it because I like the watch, but there's no way to justify it on economic grounds.

    Take the $3500 in 1990, invest it, assume a rate of return of 5%. That gives you $175 a year income. Buy a $175 watch every 5 years, and today with the money spent on cleaning and investment income, you'd have over $8,000, and you would have had a nice new watch every 5 years.
    No doubt that there are better investments but if you enjoy fine watches you do get the benefit that they hold their value pretty well. For me there is an esthetic in a fine watch that brings enjoyment, much like taking pictures with my Nikon F4 or listening to my vinyl records.
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    trying to justify spending money on anything for the most part is ridic, why ride $10k bike as opposed to a $1 bike... principal is the same for every hobby we are all enthusiastic about

    spend it like its going outta style!!!
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    These are my 3. I'd love to invest in some nice stuff but bills have to come first unfortunately. I graduate in 2011 from college (at age 30) and may buy a nice piece for myself. Or a new bike. We'll see

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    Skagen. This one is super thin and I bought it maybe 8 years ago to wear with a suit.




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    I nabbed this one yesterday.. I really like the dark blue face with the gold and black band.



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    ^^^

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    What, no love for Seiko?
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    If it doesn't have a laser or an buzz saw, Rolexes and Omegas are a waste of money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baribari View Post
    If it doesn't have a laser or an buzz saw, Rolexes and Omegas are a waste of money.
    Impress your friends and complete strangers for less. You'll get laid just as often. Only your hairdresser will know for sure.

    http://www.fashion-replica.com/Goods...ytona-363.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by baribari View Post
    If it doesn't have a laser or an buzz saw, Rolexes and Omegas are a waste of money.
    You say that like it's a bad thing.
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    replicas are whack
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    Quote Originally Posted by kandyredcoi View Post
    replicas are whack
    +1

    I agree, replicas are for posers.

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    Despite all my rage, I am rooftest's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by rollin View Post
    ^^^


    Over $300 for a replica? That's a little steep, I think. And people who wear replicas are the very definition of poseur - They wear something that's not as good as the real thing, but looks "kindof like it."

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    Over $5000 for a watch? That's a little steep, I think. And people who wear $5000 watches are the very definition of poseur - They wear something that's not as good as a quartz Timex, but looks "like a watch."

    Both Presidents Bush as well as Clinton wore Timex watches. I wear an Invicta that looks like a Rolex Submariner, but keeps better time and cost 1/100th as much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rooftest View Post


    Over $300 for a replica? That's a little steep, I think.
    Heck go to Canal Street in NYC, $10, and you can cover your airfare from a good number of places for the other $290.
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    Quote Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
    Heck go to Canal Street in NYC, $10, and you can cover your airfare from a good number of places for the other $290.
    How far could you come from on $4700 (5k-300), or is it $4990 (5k-10)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rooftest View Post


    Over $300 for a replica? That's a little steep, I think. And people who wear replicas are the very definition of poseur - They wear something that's not as good as the real thing, but looks "kindof like it."

    a lot of those replicas have better movements than most of the similarly priced name brand watches you can buy. If I could find a Tag Heuer Carrera replica @ $300 with out the label, I'd nab it in a heart beat because the movement is great and the appearance to me is stunning, I don't care about the label.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yaniel View Post
    a lot of those replicas have better movements than most of the similarly priced name brand watches you can buy. If I could find a Tag Heuer Carrera replica @ $300 with out the label, I'd nab it in a heart beat because the movement is great and the appearance to me is stunning, I don't care about the label.
    Wait - you'd buy a fake designer watch because you don't care about the label?

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    Showing off my Oakley pride with the Time Bomb.



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    Quote Originally Posted by rooftest View Post
    Wait - you'd buy a fake designer watch because you don't care about the label?
    read what I said. I'd buy the replica without the label (but generally they'll have the fake tag heuer label which doesn't bother me because I'm not bragging about having a Tag Heuer, I'm just happy to have a good watch). I'm not interested in the fake Tag Heuer label, I just like the movement the replica has, and the design on the watch. Apart from the replica stigma, most 200-300 dollar replicas are very good watches so I'll happily let someone call me a poseur while my $300 watch kills their $300 watch in quality.

    I'm using tag heuer replicas because those are the ones I normally look at it, but it applies to most high end replicas.

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    I have four nice watches (Chronoswiss, 2 Breitlings, and an Omega Seamaster Chronograh). I usually wear a Casio G-shock that I bought for MTB riding (I used to fall down a lot...). I'm not so afraid of crashing and ruining a good watch, but it seems like it would might bounce around too much on my wrist. I also have a Seiko diver that I wear quite a bit and it has an expandable band of sorts. I have thought about wearing that on the bike, but never have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yaniel View Post
    read what I said. I'd buy the replica without the label (but generally they'll have the fake tag heuer label which doesn't bother me because I'm not bragging about having a Tag Heuer, I'm just happy to have a good watch). I'm not interested in the fake Tag Heuer label, I just like the movement the replica has, and the design on the watch. Apart from the replica stigma, most 200-300 dollar replicas are very good watches so I'll happily let someone call me a poseur while my $300 watch kills their $300 watch in quality.

    I'm using tag heuer replicas because those are the ones I normally look at it, but it applies to most high end replicas.
    Comparing a $300 replica to a $300 name brand watch is ridiculous. So my Swiss Army watch would suck over some replica because it has superior movement??? Perhaps it's the quality control or the cheap knockoff movement being used. No, I don't think so....

    Some of us wear watches while others wear timepieces...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NTSing View Post
    +1

    I agree, replicas are for posers.
    Posing is the entire purpose of the "high end" watch industry.

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