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As to which watch, which movement and style? Best advice I can give is -  try a few on over a week or so and pick the one that suits, you'll know which one its instinctive. The one I chose was an Omega Seamaster AquaTerra 15000 Gauss cost me £4200 and I love it. Pic attached.

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On 6/3/2020 at 12:00 PM, Colditz said:

Hi VW

I have a philosophical comment and I hope it is taken with blithe to all at WRT.  I am 66 years of age and if I have learnt one thing life at the this side of 50 races by. So if you want a luxury watch to adorn your wrist and you will get pleasure from it go buy it. You will as you get older regret that you didn't if you really would like to see one on your wrist. There are many things I wish I had done when my body was in a more youthful state and yes I do regret not fulfilling some of them. I hope if you can and you want to, you will.

 

 

Thank you very much @Colditz! One of the most useful and true posts I've ever read on WRT:thumbsu:

Yes, life is very much a matter of timing. If there's something we desire and we can realize it today without hurting ourselves or anyone else, then I say "go for it, tomorrow will likely be too late for reasons you could never anticipate".

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Totally agree with Colditz. If you want a luxury watch beit 3000 4000 or 5000 bucks go and buy it while you still can. But see my earlier post (Make it a gold watch) because as soon as you leave the smooth talking salesman and walk out the door it is immediately worth around 25% less than what you paid for it and it will continually drop in value until it becomes a vintage watch. Of course gold drops in price and fluctuates but will always recover and historically will always edge up. So your luxury gold watch could be worth more in 10 years than the price you paid for it.

My idea of a luxury watch is a Roger W. Smith but I know I could never afford one unless I live in a tent for my remaining years. Would'nt be much fun looking at a 110 grand watch while the rain drips on your head.

Even his website ouses class.

 

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1 hour ago, chrisdt said:

Would'nt be much fun looking at a 110 grand watch while the rain drips on your head.

:lol:

 

1 hour ago, chrisdt said:

My idea of a luxury watch is a Roger W. Smith

 

1 hour ago, chrisdt said:

Even his website ouses class.

Got to have a look anyway... Thanks for the tip!

BTW, I believe you are 100 % right about gold. Those with a bit of gold will survive when worst comes to worst. The entire global financial system with fiat money is going to collapse sooner or later and I worry it will be sooner rather than later. So bullion is probably the safest investment you can make.

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"You have to choose between trusting to the natural stability of gold and the natural stability of the honesty and intelligence of the members of the Government. And, with due respect for these gentlemen, I advise you as long as the Capital system lasts, to vote for gold"

- George Bernard Shaw

So, when buying a luxury watch, make sure it is made of genuine gold, and then you can tell your wife it is an investment, without lying! ;)

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The depreciation on breitling is the worst of the worst, the inner sensible adult in me would find it difficult to commit to the brand because of this personally. But sometimes we think with the heart on these matters.

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On 6/3/2020 at 2:57 PM, Colditz said:

As to which watch, which movement and style? Best advice I can give is -  try a few on over a week or so and pick the one that suits, you'll know which one its instinctive. The one I chose was an Omega Seamaster AquaTerra 15000 Gauss cost me £4200 and I love it. Pic attached.

Omega seamaster.png

Are all co-axials of chrono grade?  I guess co-axial service bites wallets more.  I like your taste. I am growing fund of co-axial.

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HI NuceJoe 

Sorry for the late reply but a more pressing situation called I am again a proud grandfather of a baby girl  - born Thursday 18th 2020.

Back to Co-axials. To be fair I am not sure if they are graded as such and it is a good question. Can anyone shed light on Nucjoes question? I am a fan of co-axial and watching George Daniels did the job. Here's a link.The video is a little grainy but well worth the effort.

 

 

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