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    percentage of income to spend on a grail?

    how many days' or months' salary spent for a very special watch, whatever your income or whatever your watch? (talk me out of my parsimony, please)

    many thanks

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    Re: percentage of income to spend on a grail?

    It's been covered a few times in the recent past ...

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f2/what...se-521334.html
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f2/what...ry-606163.html
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f2/woul...ch-504741.html

    Just to begin with* ...

    *Not discussed for a grail, but the same strands of logic/justifications that appeal to you, may apply.
    Collection:
    A few of this and some of the other ...


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    Re: percentage of income to spend on a grail?

    Quote Originally Posted by turban1 View Post
    how many days' or months' salary spent for a very special watch, whatever your income or whatever your watch? (talk me out of my parsimony, please)

    many thanks
    Oh no, not another How Much Of My Income Should I Spend On A Luxury Watch thread....

    You really should look at your financial picture and decide if you can afford to spend any money on a timekeeper. If so how much. Or post all the details of your financial condition and maybe the group can decide for you.


    Arrrghhh.....

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    Re: percentage of income to spend on a grail?

    Quote Originally Posted by John MS View Post
    Oh no, not another How Much Of My Income Should I Spend On A Luxury Watch thread....

    You really should look at your financial picture and decide if you can afford to spend any money on a timekeeper. If so how much. Or post all the details of your financial condition and maybe the group can decide for you.


    Arrrghhh.....
    do kindly tell me how many threads on this site you have never seen before.
    Last edited by turban1; December 4th, 2011 at 18:10.

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    Re: percentage of income to spend on a grail?

    How can there be any set rule for that?
    It only depends on a million other things.
    If you make a million dollars a yr. but have 50 mil. in the bank I guess one could spend 100% of one's income right?
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    Re: percentage of income to spend on a grail?

    Quote Originally Posted by turban1 View Post
    do kindly tell me how many threads on this site you have never seen before.
    We do have a search function or try a Google search with site:forums.watchuseek.com appended. I did this and got close to 59,000 results.

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    Re: percentage of income to spend on a grail?

    Quote Originally Posted by turban1 View Post
    how many days' or months' salary spent for a very special watch, whatever your income or whatever your watch? (talk me out of my parsimony, please)

    many thanks
    Salary and income are two very different beasts.

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    Re: percentage of income to spend on a grail?

    I'll answer for you...spend whatever it takes to get the watch. You only live once right?

    Now...why ask a bunch of strangers on a forum who know nothing about your financial obligations...and care even less about them? This question has always been a weird one.

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    Spend as much as you want. Good watches are basically free. If you need the money back just liquidate it for 95% of what you paid for it, which is especially easy if you buy used.

    I'm also a knife collector and I have never paid a net positive sum for a knife. I always pay -50 or sometimes as much as -150. You can do that with watches too if you know the market.

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