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    Been given $10,000.....Invicta Rally1 or Rolex 16613 TT Blue?

    So I'm in a difficult situation. My Grandfather (Dad's Dad) recently passed. It appears, totally unexpectedly that I have been left a little something.

    A little history on my Pops. He had a complex sense of humour which was very confusing as a child. He was the sort of guy that would offer to fund a Political Science degree at an awesome university or a Law degree at a backwater (no ones ever heard of it Uni) University. One would guarantee you a job in South East Asian Politics with the Govt that you didn't want and the other would guarantee you endless searches with a good degree from a Uni that no one had heard of.

    I have been left $10,000 BUT must buy either an Invicta S1 Rally or a Sub, which by the way he wore for 37 years. I have to choose the sub or the alternative and if I choose the alternative I have to donate the difference to the Catholic Church (he was an atheist). This is so typical. Everything was a puzzle to him. Everything was a lesson and an extreme. I don't feel duty bound to "do the right thing" by the way. The old boy once contacted a friend from the Taupo Times who published a photo of me holding a huge rainbow trout he claimed I had caught and then the next day forced the paper to issue a correction stating I had made it out of paper, flour and water. Why? God only knows. But he was a laugh.

    He was not a WIS but loved his Rolex. I think because it was one of the only things in his life that didn't give him crap. Ill bet he's never heard of any other watch brand let alone Invicta but he loved a prank.

    What to do?

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    Been given $10,000.....Invicta Rally1 or Rolex 16613 TT Blue?

    Sorry to hear about your Grandfather.....Wow.. Interesting situation!

    So if you go by his rules you either buy a really cheap watch and donate the rest of the money or buy a really nice watch and potentially keep it for the rest of your life..

    My gut feeling is buy the Rolex and enjoy it. He enjoyed his, so why not to do the same thing!!

    Good luck on this one....

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    Re: Been given $10,000.....Invicta Rally1 or Rolex 16613 TT Blue?

    Firstly, my condolences on the passing of your Grandfather. He sounds like a character.

    Anyway, um, not really sire what to make of this. Unless you have am undying need or guilt to leave the church $10k, I'd certainly get the Rolex, and think of your Grandfather every time you wore it.

    Of course, you may find out that it's a test, and had you left the church the money, you were in line for a $million. Makes me think of that Richard Pryor movie Brewster's Millions.

    Anyway, good luck.

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    Re: Been given $10,000.....Invicta Rally1 or Rolex 16613 TT Blue?

    er...your Dad has passed and you still have to make a choice! Well.....as I am a born again Christian, I'd say give ALL the money to the church, or if you must buy the invicta and give the rest to the Catholic church, despite the fact that I think most of the CC are deceived. If you're not bothered about watches, then the Invicta will do for you!
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    Re: Been given $10,000.....Invicta Rally1 or Rolex 16613 TT Blue?

    Quote Originally Posted by Formerguide View Post
    Firstly, my condolences on the passing of your Grandfather. He sounds like a character.

    Anyway, um, not really sire what to make of this. Unless you have am undying need or guilt to leave the church $10k, I'd certainly get the Rolex, and think of your Grandfather every time you wore it.

    Of course, you may find out that it's a test, and had you left the church the money, you were in line for a $million. Makes me think of that Richard Pryor movie Brewster's Millions.

    Anyway, good luck.

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    Oh it is a test but one with no logical answer. I could donate the balance to the church but remember he was an atheist. He couldn't stand organised religion. He was also extremely frugal and loved anything that returned great value for money. I once pointed out that his watch was a great investment and he responded by saying "its just a bloody watch...you only need to buy it once".
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    Been given $10,000.....Invicta Rally1 or Rolex 16613 TT Blue?

    Quote Originally Posted by deluxeswiss View Post
    Oh it is a test but one with no logical answer. I could donate the balance to the church but remember he was an atheist. He couldn't stand organised religion. He was also extremely frugal and loved anything that returned great value for money. I once pointed out that his watch was a great investment and he responded by saying "its just a bloody watch...you only need to buy it once".

    Again I think Rolex.. The fact he loved anything that returned great value, and the fact he said you only have to buy it once.

    Go with the Rolex and you will have another item that will remind you of him. Every time you look at the watch you can always in a way thank him for it...

    Donating to the church when he did not believe in organized religion....like you said it is a interesting test...

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    Re: Been given $10,000.....Invicta Rally1 or Rolex 16613 TT Blue?

    "its just a bloody watch...you only need to buy it once".
    Words of wisdom ! My condolences, but buy the bloody Rolex and wear the darn thing !
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    Re: Been given $10,000.....Invicta Rally1 or Rolex 16613 TT Blue?

    I started writing what I thought was a relatively well thought-out response. But going back and re-reading the original post, I gotta admit I'm truly gobsmacked.

    BTW....my sincere condolences to you.

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    Re: Been given $10,000.....Invicta Rally1 or Rolex 16613 TT Blue?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cal8500 View Post
    I started writing what I thought was a relatively well thought-out response. But going back and re-reading the original post, I gotta admit I'm truly gobsmacked.

    BTW....my sincere condolences to you.
    Thanks all for the condolences. Much appreciated. He actually passed 9 years ago but the whole issue has been stuck in the courts. My grief has well and truly passed.

    To me the answer is simple....but somehow so complex...I choose the Rolex but in doing so feel like I am missing something...and then consider the alternative and can hear him laughing at me.
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