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    What do you say when someone asks "Nice watch, how much did it cost"?

    I just don't feel comfy telling anyone that I spent over 10k+ on a watch, including my own family..... Is there a way to diffuse this? This happens often at poker tables, and yesterday my neighbor and I were chatting and she said she spent $2k on a watch and her husband freaked out, then she asked me how much mine was.... I deflected, distracted and left....
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    Re: What do you say when someone asks "Nice watch, how much did it cost"?

    It'd be a silly question for someone that's not a close friend of yours to ask, in such a case I would simply give a smile and you don't want to know. If he/she was a close friend, I let him/her know the real number.
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    Re: What do you say when someone asks "Nice watch, how much did it cost"?

    Quote Originally Posted by seanwontreturn View Post
    It'd be a silly question for someone that's not a close friend of yours to ask, in such a case I would simply give a smile and you don't want to know. If he/she was a close friend, I let him/her know the real number.
    Not sure I agree, I bought my wife a Patek about 5-6 years ago, her 2 best friends asked her how much, when she told them the truth, there was a very clear distancing in the friendship. Then we bought a GMC Youkon soon after, and when they asked what our payments were, we said we paid cash, the friendship all but disappeared... now they were friends since 15 years old... I assume they think our finances are too different that they cant be friends, but my wife was devastated.... she is so understated and would never brag about anything to them... I don't get it
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    Re: What do you say when someone asks "Nice watch, how much did it cost"?

    No one other than a few friends have asked, I've told them, no problems encountered. Had they "moved away" from me, I'd be thankful for the indication that they were not really friends . . .
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    Re: What do you say when someone asks "Nice watch, how much did it cost"?

    Hey man you just did for me a lot of typing!

    Quote Originally Posted by drhr View Post
    No one other than a few friends have asked, I've told them, no problems encountered. Had they "moved away" from me, I'd be thankful for the indication that they were not really friends . . .
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    Re: What do you say when someone asks "Nice watch, how much did it cost"?

    Just tell them "one million dollars" while doing your best Dr Evil impression.

    Seriously - if question is innocent, I just tell people that I treated myself to something nice and shift the conversation without mentioning actual #.
    For those who are similarly WISs or collectors, or for someone who is genuinely in the market shopping - I can comfortably give the price as they likely know the range anyway.
    And for all others - well it 's none of their business and is not an appropriate question. Nothing good can ever come from sharing such detail - as it can lead to wrong perceptions or just general issues in friendship\relationship.

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    My mother ask me this all the time bc she thinks my habit is ridiculous. I almost always lie and tell her they cost less. She has now learned to double whatever I tell her. At this point it's a running family joke.

    I used to just tell her they were fake!
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    Re: What do you say when someone asks "Nice watch, how much did it cost"?

    Hey, at least they're talking about watches, no one ever asks me anything about mine, price or otherwise
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    Re: What do you say when someone asks "Nice watch, how much did it cost"?

    I tell the truth.
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    Re: What do you say when someone asks "Nice watch, how much did it cost"?

    just say "you dont wanna know, son" or "it was a gift from my _____ (gramps, dad...)" or "its a heirloom so i have no idea". most people will disapprove even if it was 800$ watch let alone 10k $.
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