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    Making the leap to your first high end watch.

    As I sit here on my lunch break, staring at Omegas, longing for Nardins, pondering my meager collection, I wonder how all of you made the leap to your first "dream" watch. I know for a fact, unless I have some incredibly good luck, that I'll never own a $10,000 watch in my lifetime. But something like an Omega, which happens to be my favorite, does not seem so far away. It's funny the amount of money I've put into building a car, such as $10,000, yet for a watch I just can't shell it out. As a 30 year old who doesn't own a property yet, what advice do you have for someone who wants an epic watch collection someday, but has a hard time pulling the trigger on anything over $500.

    Edit: What was the first high end watch you purchased, and at what age did you get it?
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    Re: Making the leap to your first high end watch.

    Wait until something you really like comes along.

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    Making the leap to your first high end watch.

    Save save save and save...bought my first Rolex (16570) for around $1.5k sometimes around year 2000...

    Oyea,back then I was 15/16....but it was the first watch I saved for...
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    Re: Making the leap to your first high end watch.

    Steal it. That way it's free. Plus wow, what a rush
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    Re: Making the leap to your first high end watch.

    Just tell yourself an Omega is cheaper and less self destructive than hookers and blow.
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    Re: Making the leap to your first high end watch.

    Probably in my early 50's when I decided to shell out $10,000+ for a higher end watch, and that opened the floodgates.....

    Always loved mechanical things, and appreciated fine craftsmanship.
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    Re: Making the leap to your first high end watch.

    Spare and save money, you can buy later a nice Rolex GMT 16750/1670/16760/16700 which is a nicer and cleaner model than the modern ones
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    Re: Making the leap to your first high end watch.

    Set aside and keep track of $10 from your budget, each and every day. It's a couple of fancy coffees these days. When the money is all in place, you'll know whether you really want that high-end watch or not. In the past, I've just purchased what I wanted and replaced the funds over time. While I'm more or less self-funding for most things, several years ago I began saving in the manner I just described to you. It really gives you time to think and assess the value of what you are saving for. And it definitely puts the funds in place for a cash purchase. Be your own bank.

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    Re: Making the leap to your first high end watch.

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    Re: Making the leap to your first high end watch.

    Quote Originally Posted by D.Brown View Post
    what advice do you have for someone who wants an epic watch collection someday, but has a hard time pulling the trigger on anything over $500.
    Take it easy, buy and sell affordable watches, and then look for the special piece which will not only be a fantastic watch, but also retain its value, so that you can see it as an investment.

    Quote Originally Posted by D.Brown View Post
    Edit: What was the first high end watch you purchased, and at what age did you get it?
    I bought watches up to 700€ until last year, then I pulled the trigger on a used PAM111 for 4k€ (at the age of 40). No regrets at all, it's my most worn watch ever since.
    Edit: that's not really high end, though. No idea if I'll ever venture into that territory..
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