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    How do you fund your watch?

    1. do you save up in a separate account until the funds are available?
    2. do you have the funds to usually pay when you decide to get a watch?
    3. do you have to sell other watches or household goods?
    4. do you use credit and pay it back?

    i had some stock that has rebounded and i just sold enough for my next purchase. took me about 1 year to save the money and then let it grow for another 2 years. 3 yrs of waiting!!! :)

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    Re: How do you fund your watch?

    I usually don't buy something until I have cash set aside for it. Sometimes that means waiting a bit. Searching is half the fun though.
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    Re: How do you fund your watch?

    I save and save and save and save and save. I try very hard not to put a luxury item like a watch on credit. I might if I've saved up the majority of the funds needed and I've found a good deal that is too hard to pass up.
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    Re: How do you fund your watch?

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    Fortunately I'm in the position where I don't really need to save up, unless it's truly expensive. Though I don't drop 10k on watches left and right. The process of researching and buying a watch is usually the most fun.

    Watches are luxury products that I don't really need, so I will never and have never gone into debt for a watch. I did save for years for my first real watch (started saving up by working at 12. I had saved enough by age 16). And obviously borrowing money is more expensive in the end. Plus the watch isn't truly yours, even if you have it around your wrist.

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    Re: How do you fund your watch?

    I'm loaded so I buy whatever and whenever I want. I'm one of those guys who thinks spending more than 300 on a watch is retarded though. Maybe this is why I am loaded!

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    Re: How do you fund your watch?

    prostitution...


    Seriously though i just save hard and treasure any new addition all the more because of the hard work that goes into buying them :)

    for example when I quit smoking all the money I saved i invested in a watch, every time i wear it it reminds me that a little sacrifice goes a long way.

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    So far I haven't bought anything expensive enough to require saving. I save like 30% of my gross monthly income so usually I just cut back to 20% that month and it usually funds whatever I want, within reason. The trouble is getting my wife to understand that!!

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    Re: How do you fund your watch?

    I concentrate on Vintage which is far more affordable, and I collect fairly nice but pedestrian models like Bulova or Elgin.

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    Re: How do you fund your watch?

    i never buy on credit...i save and buy. Sometimes I sell. There is my money, and there is our money. There is also her money, but who cares about that...lol. I can spend my money on whatever I want and the wife is happier with watches than hookers and blow.
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    Re: How do you fund your watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by TK-421 View Post
    1. do you save up in a separate account until the funds are available?
    2. do you have the funds to usually pay when you decide to get a watch?
    3. do you have to sell other watches or household goods?
    4. do you use credit and pay it back?

    i had some stock that has rebounded and i just sold enough for my next purchase. took me about 1 year to save the money and then let it grow for another 2 years. 3 yrs of waiting!!! :)
    I never borrow money to buy a luxury like a watch. If I can't pay for it at the time then it goes unbought.

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