Every man needs 1 nice dress watch, 1 nice casual, and 1 beater, minimum. It's as essential for life,
Zenith El Primero 1969, Omega Aqua Terra 8500, Seagull ST8000SA Tourbillon, Stowa Antea KS, Rolex 14060m Submariner, Omega Speedmaster FOIS
You sound like you're doing OK to me and everyone needs hobbies. Throw a bit to charity too and keep up the good work!
I've never impulse bought a watch over $2-300. Anything higher than that I lurk the forums for weeks doing research on the movement, quality, then handle it in person a few times.
Affter a month or two of waiting if I feel I still wan-, NEED the watch ill drop whatever I have to.
22 and addicted to watches, cars, and whiskey.
What's a girl again?
One way to rationalize it is certain watches hold value well or appreciate.
If you get a model you can sell for break even or a slight profit then you might not feel as guilty.
Easy...I think of all the other stupid things I could have blown those funds on. Watches are one of the few affordable items that hold resale pretty well. There are people here actually whining about how their watches aren't APPRECIATING in value like they've hoped. Any other item in my household - electronics, clothing, furniture, appliances, MY CAR - I'd be lucky to get a fraction of the original value back if sold used let alone hope to break even. And that doesn't take into account stuff that has absolutely no return value, like a daily Starbucks coffee.
Honestly If I ever feel guilty about my spending, the watch habit would be one the last things I scale back rather than one of the first.
Consolidation complete! Down from 17 watches to 2 grails + 3 support
Rolex Seadweller 16600 / ALS Saxonia / Casio Edifice (travel) / Hamilton Intramatic (ultra-thin dress) / Kadloo Match Race (tool)
So, how much (or how little) you spend essentially dictates how eager (or not so eager) you are to get to the "capital" part of the pyramid from the wage base. Often, debt represents the chain that holds back people from climbing said pyramid.
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