This is my first formal post on these forums. I have browsed this forum intermittently for the past 4 years, but just recently registered. I am 24 years old and working towards obtaining my MBA. My real love for watches started about 4 years ago, but I just looked at them and didn't worry much about remembering models until I stumbled upon the Omega Deville Hour Vision Blue Orbis. What a BEAUTIFUL watch! Doing a google search on it was the first time I bookmarked a page from WUS - and it has remained bookmarked since:
What a gorgeous post.
Furthermore, I found myself in a watch store (Mayors) in the Mall shortly after. I couldn't afford the price tag on the Hour Vision, but I sprung for a nice little TagHeuer after I was easily sold (silly me) on a "hefty discount". I received a Tag Heuer Calibre 5 Link with a price tag of $2800 for around $2400 out the door. I wore out the "honeymoon phase" and grew displeased with it within a year. The more models and watches that I found myself perusing on WUS, the more I felt silly for splurging $2400 - what I later felt was an overpayment on my part.
I sold my watch on eBay less than 2 years after originally purchasing it for $1499 and scooped up another Tag (a Carrera Automatic) for $741. I felt like I got a great deal on it - and after taking it in to my local jeweler for a cleaning and polish, the watch came out looking like a million bucks. I feel like I will keep this watch for the rest of my life and it will always have a sentimental meaning to me as I waited patiently for a great deal and scooped an awesome looking watch (I really like simple and clean).
Here is a photo I snapped today:
I am currently looking to add another watch to my collection, but would rather keep saving and being financially responsible, rather than splurging on something impulsively. I don't make THAT much money, but would prefer to save up and put a large sum of money into a watch that I will really love (such as a Submariner or Blue Orbis) rather than buy a similar looking Seiko, when I will always desire the higher one. I feel like in that scenario the Seiko would be a wasted purchase (I'm an economics major - I think in terms of dollars so much it might be to my detriment).
Here are a few models that I have ABSOLUTELY fallen in love with and I would scoop them in a heartbeat given the financial opportunity to do so:
IWC Aquatimer 2000
Pictured here: https://forums.watchuseek.com/f29/fs-...ow-819080.html
I drool over that thread everyday. Good god, that watch may not be for everyone, but that watch is FOR ME!
Speedmaster Day Date
Pictured here: https://forums.watchuseek.com/f29/sol...-a-815690.html
I see he sold it today. Beautiful watch!
Other honorable mentions:
In closing, I want to thank this community for opening my eyes and furthering my education on these beautiful timepieces. I hope to be a contributing members for a long time to come and to post many of my future purchases on these boards. If any of you are looking to offload any well-kept pieces that resemble those listed above, please keep me in mind. Your garbage could be my treasure ;)
If you have managed to read my post down to here - first of all, thank you. But, would you mind sharing the single most coolest thing you have learned about a watch from these forums (a particular model, brand, movement, etc.)
Thanks all! Have a wonderful evening.
PS: Well, I got to typing and completely forgot about my subject. This forum is challenging me because I cannot keep browsing the For Sale and Public Forums and smashing the F5 button. I don't know how some of ya'll keep up with it all :)