1-watch vs. 6+ vintages ---- What would you do with $4K?

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    1-watch vs. 6+ vintages ---- What would you do with $4K?

    Just random thoughts here. I'm about to post most of watches for sale except my Tudor NF and Sinn 356 II. With the money from the sales + some cash set aside from several upcoming paychecks (let's say $1K), I'm debating whether or not to acquire 1-watch or start my plunge into vintage. To keep this as open-ended as possible, I will refrain from revealing the $4K+ watch I'm considering and the various vintage models I'd like to check out (no more than $1K per vintage, $800 max/per is ideal for now to make room for servicing until I decide this is the direction I want to take my collection in).

    What would you guys do? Go for the grail or play the field and experiment? Do you want to find 1-woman to commit to or do you like having a stable of females to choose from?

    Some discussion is appreciated here, I'd like to hear the reasoning behind your decision my fellow WISers!

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    Re: 1-watch vs. 6+ vintages ---- What would you do with $4K?

    If you’ve got the chance to buy your favourite watch then go for it, you might not get another crack at it for a while. You can always save for vintage watches one by one

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    Re: 1-watch vs. 6+ vintages ---- What would you do with $4K?

    Go for the 4K watch. Three nice pieces that are wearable anytime are, to me, preferable. Thinking of a GMT?

    Collectible watches nice yet the do cost more to service (6 vs 1) and in almost every circumstance don't keep time as well.
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    Re: 1-watch vs. 6+ vintages ---- What would you do with $4K?

    I would go for the grail, a three watch collection would be ideal for me personally. Plus you only have one wrist, get the grail now and you have the core of the collection and can slowly add vintage pieces over the years if you wish.


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    Go for the one,it'll be more satisfying than getting the harem of vintage

    One girl or 6 grannies might make a better analogy

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    Re: 1-watch vs. 6+ vintages ---- What would you do with $4K?

    Quote Originally Posted by fastfras View Post
    Thinking of a GMT?
    The 14270 Explorer. 36mm for my dainty wrist

    Quote Originally Posted by Synequano View Post
    Go for the one,it'll be more satisfying than getting the harem of vintage

    One girl or 6 grannies might make a better analogy
    LMAO this made me laugh way too hard in the office, everyone's looking at me like I'm crazy now

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    Re: 1-watch vs. 6+ vintages ---- What would you do with $4K?

    I found once you get the watch that you long for the rest get little wrist time so yeah go for it and get the watch that holds your attention above the rest.

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    Less is often more plus ongoing service costs coupled with less than stellar timekeeping is costly and frustrating. I'm soon to consolidate a tad myself because more of a good thing is not necessarily the very best thing.
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    So there's a secret grail and a secret 6+ vintage watches? With what I know I'm voting to stay with the North Flag and 356.

    With regard to getting all caught up in Vintage, I'd try one and see how you like the look and the servicing and the strap selection, etc., before taking a deep dive.
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    Re: 1-watch vs. 6+ vintages ---- What would you do with $4K?

    Go for THE one....for now. It will satisfy your needs (wants) for the moment better than six that will all only each play a small part.


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