Recent convert to the idea that a high-end watch might be for me - I have been obsessing over the craftsmanship, history, aesthetics of these models.
A few years ago, this would've sounded ridiculous to me -$6,000 for a wristwatch? What the heck for? That's twice what I paid for my first car - and, heck, half what I paid for the one I am driving now! I am not some ridiculous celebrity who wants to display wealth ostetatiously -- I am not wealthy!
But, I have been living a frugal lifestyle for quite some time. I am more comfortable now, than when I started, after some dumb money decisions in my early twenties.
All of those money advice books say I ought to save more for retirement, build up some kind of brokerage account that will somehow earn a mythical 8-10% return, become a millionare by 60! Right.
That all sounds awfully dull. Delayed gratification only goes so far.
I am 30, no children. I wear a Seiko 5 auto that I bought for $65 two years ago.
The ridiculous amount I have considered spending amounts to one months' bonus. It would mean, for that month, that I spent more than I took in, but it is not as though this is something I have ALWAYS wanted, been saving for for YEARS, etc.
So. What's your story? How'd you arrive at your number?