Eh, like I said earlier, I know a lot of people (not all), that put a lot of their self-worth into things like their cars, watches, whatever. Many of these people are very shallow, underachieving people that are not self-actualized, and whose sense of themselves fluctuates violently at the whims of others.
If you lost your watch tomorrow would you be any different of a person? If someone's 911 gets totaled and they have to wait a month to get another one are they a different person?
I would hope not, however sadly, in life you will run into a lot of people that place their value as a person on the things they own and how they think other people view them. I'm not anti-consumerism, I spend as much money as the next person (well, I probably invest a lot more), but not one ounce of who I am as a person is based on anything I own. I do place value however on having decent suits as I find them essential for being employed in my position, and have a sensible but quality wardrobe of weekend clothes as I feel it's unacceptable to go certain places without being dressed properly.
u have restored my faith in the misc. i used to think everyone here was stupid
I think he means that in the sense of "people with lots of cash with no taste who want to show off" buy Rolexes.
Maybe, but so do people with great taste that want one purely for themselves.
Which came first, people wanted a Rolex because it was famous or it became famous because of it's quality? Everyone knows that a Rolex is a great watch for a reason, just like everyone knows a Ferrari is a great car.
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So what he's saying is Rolex is cliche, trite, etc..
Big difference from saying something is trashy.
Perhaps in the strictest definition of the word, but I find it trashy in the way 42thpianist explained my saying as "people with lots of cash with no taste who want to show off".
I'm sympathetic to the fact that they are incredibly well made, expensive, etc., however that's not really what I was getting at. I don't think that a 7 series is poorly made or inexpensive either, but I can still find them trashy depending on who they are driven by.
I think $500 is probably my limit I'd spend on a watch until I'm like 40. I'm not a huge watch person because they are uncomfortable alot of the time, and I own only one right now (originally my dad's) and it's roughly a $300 watch.
I'd rather invest or save money than buy a watch. If I'm CEO 10k/day at some point I'll probably invest in a couple of $2k-3k watches, but until that time I can honestly say I don't expect myself to buy a watch unless it's relatively cheap.
Bought two brand new Rolexes this past two years and just scored a second hand Panerai over Christmas. I also collect vintage Seiko divers that cost less than a 100 USD. It's a great hobby and I find that my small salary is more than enough since I don't buy too much junk anyway. Don't buy it for bragging rights either since nobody in NZ knows the difference between a Rolex and a Tag Heuer anyway. Hoping to buy my first Patek before I am 30 and that's the big leagues right there, son.
You really need to think of a watch as piece of art. I'm assuming art has no utility for you either?
There is some serious hate towards people that like watches and some serious love you're showing towards this lake house of yours. Lol, you've mentioned your lake house in every post. But I don't think most people buy watches to impress other people (I'm sure some do); people that enjoy fine timepieces think of it like a piece of art. Which is why you never just go into a random watch store and buy a watch without spending a lot of time doing your research. You also don't need to be able to afford an expensive watch to really enjoy them - watch auctions and other conventions are filled with people that don't even wear watches.
I'm in investment banking.
i would go for something pretty nice to impress clients, go for a nice used rolex, they hold value and tons are for sale used
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