Well on one hand the answer is probably 'of course it is!'
But my question is whether, in the long run, satisfaction comes from waiting for such a thing.
I got a tag heuer 2000 as a wedding gift at the age of thirty, and with forty (and tenth wedding anniversary) round the corner, have just splashed out the £2000 budget I allowed myself to mark this occasion, for which (with some bargaining) I managed to get a speedmaster date and oris tt1 diver for around about £2100 with some bargaining; thus meeting my aspirations toward both a diver and a chrono.
Anyway, one thing I have in mind is these being things I pass on to the lad one day. Hopefully he'll be no spring chicken when that time comes. But equally hopefully, I hope to be in a position to to buy him an Omega or even a Rolex or Breitling when (if) he graduates.
But this line of thought got me to wondering - while I'd have loved to have received such a gift at a young age, the other side of the coin is that for me, it's really special to be able to own such a watch as an omega to mark such a milestone as the big 4-0.
And that got me to thinking, if I'd had it young - what would there be to aim for in terms of marking life's big moments? My remaining target is something like a Vacheron Constantine. With a bit of luck an entry level model might be attainable for me, around about the time I retire. So, again, that's a nice way (in my eyes at least) of marking out life's big changes with real step changes in something to mark it like a watch.
Anyway, this is a bit of a ramble, but I am interested in others views. Do you see the acquisition of a quality watch as being something that is best savoured after years of 'earning it' through getting the family finances secured first and so on, or would you prefer to get em as soon and as fast as possible!
Finally; the last thing I want is for this to be interpreted as moralising on the subject. Hopefully noone would have but just to dispel the possibility, this is not a value judgement, it's about how you see it.