closing tag is in template navbar
timefactors watches



TZ-UK Fundraiser
Results 1 to 31 of 31

Thread: Watch buying days are over...

  1. #1
    Master
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,499

    Watch buying days are over...

    ...or so I tell myself. Picked up a Rolex Milgauss a few days back from ASW1 and Iím now convinced my watch buying days are over. On a sunny spring day is there a better looking watch?








    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  2. #2
    Journeyman
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    78
    Congratulations. Why stop though
    The Tudor Pelagos (blue dial) looks great

  3. #3
    Master
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Devon
    Posts
    3,018
    Congrats great watch.

    My watch buying days are also over with my last purchase, the one before that and the one before that one too . . . .

  4. #4
    Master
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    England and Spain
    Posts
    3,329
    Only a fool keeps buying and selling for the sake of it. I last bought a watch a couple of years ago and have no intention of ever doing so again.

  5. #5
    Grand Master Chris_in_the_UK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Norf Yorks
    Posts
    35,415
    ^^^^^^

    Nice, happy perspective about watches - on a watch enthusiasts forum.

    Well done Mick!
    When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks long into you.........

  6. #6
    Apprentice
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    23
    The way this catches the light is sooo good.

  7. #7
    Grand Master gray's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    New Brighton
    Posts
    11,522
    Congratulations
    I've really fallen for that particular model over the years.
    I can enjoy a simple black dial for eons so that would certainly keep my eyes entertained
    Gray

  8. #8
    Master
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    End of the world
    Posts
    2,934
    Never say never!!! Ive gone back up to 4 after consolidating to 3!

    Give it a few months :)

    Congrats!!!!

  9. #9
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    809
    "Watch buying days are over..."

    As spoken by a true addict!

  10. #10
    Master
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,499
    Watch buying days are over....Ēfor nowĒ!

    Love the watch though, had the black dial GV years ago now but the blue dial is just a little extra special for me. The green edged crystal glints really nice when the sun hits it, case has a satisfying heft to it and the bracelet super comfy. Did think for a while whether it was worth the extra over the black dial OP 39mm I have but now the Milgauss is on my wrist glad I made the jump up. Happy days

  11. #11
    I've always liked that version, the blue dial, green tint crystal and the orange second hand all work well together.

    Enjoy it for now, until the next watch catches your eye. If you don't buy another watch later on you will forever me known as Mick P II and you don't want that

  12. #12
    Craftsman Integrale's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Durham UK
    Posts
    382
    I've always loved the blue Milgauss from the time I developed a real interest in mechanical watches. I agree blue dial, green tinge and orange second hand is a striking combo. Size is great too. I will have one at some time.

    Enjoy.

    Sent from my SM-G950F using TZ-UK mobile app

  13. #13
    It sure looks nice under that sun.

    Congrats on the purchase.

  14. #14
    Master
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    England and Spain
    Posts
    3,329
    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_the_UK View Post
    ^^^^^^

    Nice, happy perspective about watches - on a watch enthusiasts forum.

    Well done Mick!
    You love a dig don't you.

    My point is simple, an enthusiast will buy a watch because he likes it. If he wants another , he buys it and then he has two. If he likes another, he buys it and then he has three and so on. So he eventually ends up with a nice little hoard.

    Those who buy and sell usually lose in the process and end up with not a lot.

    I have seven watches that I like, why on earth would I ever sell one.

  15. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by Mick P View Post
    You love a dig don't you.

    My point is simple, an enthusiast will buy a watch because he likes it. If he wants another , he buys it and then he has two. If he likes another, he buys it and then he has three and so on. So he eventually ends up with a nice little hoard.

    Those who buy and sell usually lose in the process and end up with not a lot.

    I have seven watches that I like, why on earth would I ever sell one.
    One might sell a watch in your position, if another watch became available that the individual liked more than some or at least one of the seven current watches, but could not afford to buy the next watch without selling.

    Its worth noting that different people have different perspectives - god knows it would be strange place round here if everyone had my OCD in relation to watch buying.
    It's just a matter of time...

  16. #16
    Master
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    England and Spain
    Posts
    3,329
    Quote Originally Posted by Omegamanic View Post
    One might sell a watch in your position, if another watch became available that the individual liked more than some or at least one of the seven current watches, but could not afford to buy the next watch without selling.

    Its worth noting that different people have different perspectives - god knows it would be strange place round here if everyone had my OCD in relation to watch buying.
    I can see the point about having to sell in order to buy but the reality in such cases is that the enthusiast will have to sell and buy quickly and that is a dead certain way to lose money.

    The sensible way is to buy what you like when you have the funds and not before.

  17. #17
    Well done, very nice watch and looks great on your wrist.

  18. #18
    Master Jon Kenney's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    SE Asia/UK
    Posts
    2,353
    I tried on the black dial GV at an AD in Ho Chi Minh District 1 yesterday. I was surprised to actually see it in there. I've always liked the look of them but it felt quite small on the wrist.

    It was £6400 with 7.8% vat return (if you were heading back to the UK). Not sure what UK RRP is?

  19. #19

    Watch buying days are over...

    That watch is an absolute knockout. One of my favourite Rolex models, partly because itís such a departure from their usual colour palette. I expect most non-enthusiasts would be surprised to discover that itís a Rolex.

    Itís a gorgeous thing, and in my view itís a real triumph in design to use such a vibrant combination of colours, along with the Ďlightning boltí hand, and still end up with watch that looks beautiful and prestigious as well as fun. I canít think of another watch like it. I hope it makes you smile every time you look at it.

  20. #20
    Master MFB Scotland's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ayrshire
    Posts
    5,148
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Mick P View Post
    Only a fool keeps buying and selling for the sake of it. I last bought a watch a couple of years ago and have no intention of ever doing so again.
    Another classic post from one of the forums most miserable personas. Cheer up Mick

    Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk

  21. #21
    Master
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    England and Spain
    Posts
    3,329
    Hi

    I am bloody happy old chap. I have a nice little collection of watches and I could easily sell the lot and make a profit on everyone. Also I have the right amount that suits me.

    All I have done is point out that buying and selling is usually a loss making experience.

  22. #22
    Master
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Glasgow
    Posts
    3,954
    You have taste, sir. A fine 'exit' watch, although, of course, it won't be. ;-)

    Sent from my CLT-L09 using Tapatalk

  23. #23
    Master
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Devon
    Posts
    3,018
    Quote Originally Posted by Mick P View Post

    All I have done is point out that buying and selling is usually a loss making experience.
    But you havenít though, you called anyone doing this a Ďfoolí which is complete and utter rubbish. One of the fascinations with this hobby is that tastes can change. 5 or 10 years ago Iíd never have predicted the collection Iíve got today and who knows, in 5 or 10 years it may be different again.

    Be bland and vanilla, thatís fine, but donít expect everyone else to be.

  24. #24
    Master
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,499
    Quote Originally Posted by Mick P View Post
    Hi

    I am bloody happy old chap. I have a nice little collection of watches and I could easily sell the lot and make a profit on everyone. Also I have the right amount that suits me.

    All I have done is point out that buying and selling is usually a loss making experience.
    You say you could easily sell your whole collection for a profit...but then next say buying/selling is a loss making experience. Make your mind up.

  25. #25
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    317
    What a lovely combination of colours. Really nice watch.

  26. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by michael.jaye View Post
    You say you could easily sell your whole collection for a profit...but then next say buying/selling is a loss making experience. Make your mind up.
    I think he means if your flipping watches regularly in short order itís possible to loose money easily
    But buying and keeping hold of quality watches for a good period of time usually means your collection is an appreciating asset

    I personally see nothing wrong with his approach
    I personally hadnít bought a decent watch for a good few years and had no intention of buying one either ,until two came along in short order ;-)

  27. #27
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Location
    London
    Posts
    445
    Lovely watch Mike, does this mean the OP will/has moved on?


    Sent from my iPhone using TZ-UK mobile app

  28. #28
    Master
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,499
    Quote Originally Posted by greenandblack View Post
    Lovely watch Mike, does this mean the OP will/has moved on?


    Sent from my iPhone using TZ-UK mobile app
    Yes, the OP is up on SC. Unfortunately have to make room in the safe...and keep the wife happy!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  29. #29
    Master
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Birth Place of Radio
    Posts
    2,593
    Lovely watch.

  30. #30
    Master
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Surrey, UK. OdiŠxere or somewhere in-between
    Posts
    7,333
    Blog Entries
    19
    You are getting very colourful Mike! I hope you still get time to enjoy the YM?? That Milguass is rather special, we’ll done!

    Martyn.

  31. #31
    Master Mr Curta's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Mainly UK
    Posts
    8,861
    Quote Originally Posted by Omegamanic View Post
    Its worth noting that different people have different perspectives...
    This is true of course, but only Mick's perspective is the right perspective and we should bow down to his superior insight.

    I do like the Milgauss, one of the few modern Rolex models that really does it for me. Nice one.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •