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philcasi 08-06-10 10:45 AM

I have 1980 rolex date stainless steel that my grandpa gave to my dad when he graduated college and then gave to me.

merlinextraligh 08-06-10 11:21 AM


Originally Posted by stonecrd (Post 11243551)
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.

merlinextraligh 08-06-10 11:25 AM


Originally Posted by pojo (Post 7068078)
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.

stonecrd 08-06-10 11:44 AM


Originally Posted by merlinextraligh (Post 11244132)
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.

kandyredcoi 08-06-10 12:54 PM

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!!!

robncircus 08-06-10 01:19 PM

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 :)

Stauer Dashtronic - Different, automatic, and kinda cool. Strap is junk but the watch is neat:

http://www.stauer.com/prod_images/17469_L.jpg


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

http://img.skagen.com/Skagen/product...SXM/full.fx.fx


Swiss Army Infantry. Wear this the most.

http://www.swissarmy.com/images/Prod...09_sol_a02.jpg

rangerdavid 09-16-10 04:02 AM

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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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rollin 09-16-10 04:34 AM

^^^
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Aurelius 09-16-10 07:20 AM

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What, no love for Seiko?
My daily wearer; JDM SBBN017 "Tunacan"
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baribari 09-16-10 07:51 AM

If it doesn't have a laser or an buzz saw, Rolexes and Omegas are a waste of money.

sced 09-16-10 08:24 AM


Originally Posted by baribari (Post 11473671)
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

tagaproject6 09-16-10 08:26 AM


Originally Posted by baribari (Post 11473671)
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.

kandyredcoi 09-16-10 09:14 AM

replicas are whack

NTSing 09-16-10 11:18 AM


Originally Posted by kandyredcoi (Post 11474136)
replicas are whack

+1

I agree, replicas are for posers.

rooftest 09-16-10 11:35 AM


Originally Posted by rollin (Post 11473230)

:lol:

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."

sced 09-16-10 12:00 PM

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.

merlinextraligh 09-16-10 12:46 PM


Originally Posted by rooftest (Post 11475025)
:lol:

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.

sced 09-16-10 01:15 PM


Originally Posted by merlinextraligh (Post 11475510)
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)?

Yaniel 09-16-10 02:48 PM


Originally Posted by rooftest (Post 11475025)
:lol:

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.

rooftest 09-16-10 03:44 PM


Originally Posted by Yaniel (Post 11476224)
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?

BrassBuns 09-16-10 06:48 PM

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Showing off my Oakley pride with the Time Bomb.

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Yaniel 09-16-10 08:38 PM


Originally Posted by rooftest (Post 11476546)
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.

SBRDude 09-16-10 08:42 PM

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.

Mansram01 09-16-10 11:26 PM


Originally Posted by Yaniel (Post 11477944)
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...

Nerull 09-16-10 11:30 PM


Originally Posted by NTSing (Post 11474916)
+1

I agree, replicas are for posers.

Posing is the entire purpose of the "high end" watch industry.

Mansram01 09-16-10 11:36 PM


Originally Posted by SBRDude (Post 11477968)
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.

Which Chronoswiss do you have? Almost bought one. I was looking at the Chronoswiss Kairos. A timeless classy look. Currently have a Breitling Evo, Omega Seamaster, Stowa Marine, Citizen Nighthawk Titanium and a RockX Plasmir Milgraph.

baribari 09-16-10 11:53 PM


Originally Posted by tagaproject6 (Post 11473868)
You say that like it's a bad thing.


If you HAVE to spend three months salary on something to make you feel like James Bond, it should be on some speaking/shooting/spying/skiing/diving/driving/fighting/flying/riding training, not an Omega Seamaster.

kandyredcoi 09-17-10 12:05 AM

fake watches are for fake people...period

got to try this on today...wow!!!
http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/a...0/_MG_3335.jpg
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SpinWinger 09-17-10 12:48 AM

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kandyredcoi 09-17-10 01:32 AM

^noice!


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