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Old 11 July 2019, 01:08 PM   #1
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Three for the Next Generation

My father died recently and left me some money. Without boring you with the details of why, I havenít really been comfortable having the money from him, and didnít really know what to do with it.

But then I had an idea. I decided to simply pay it forward and, with the help of my AD, bought watches for my two daughters and son-in-law - a 7200R for each of my daughters, because of their grace, elegance and classic style, and a 5167/1A-001 for my son-in-law of one year because - well - because heís married to my daughter and loves her deeply.

I gave them their watches this past Sunday afternoon in the middle of the lake on our boat after having just finished wakesurfing. I told them they were from my dad - their grandfather - which is mostly true.

He didnít know it at the time, but he really was ďmerely looking after it for the next generation.Ē
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Old 11 July 2019, 01:41 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear about your father. Condolences to you for your loss.

Very generous and nice gesture - I'm sure they will enjoy their Patek very much.
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Old 11 July 2019, 08:46 PM   #3
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That is a great way to spend iT.
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Old 11 July 2019, 09:20 PM   #4
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Nice story and a good way to make memories.
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Old 11 July 2019, 10:25 PM   #5
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Fantastic!

Great little story to support the watches and memory.
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Old 11 July 2019, 10:27 PM   #6
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Great gesture, stories like this inspire me to be a better person


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Old 11 July 2019, 10:34 PM   #7
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And some wonder why we need watches nowadays. Great story. Thank you for sharing.
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Old 11 July 2019, 10:36 PM   #8
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You need my approval like you need a hole in the head, but this was a great way to create a memory. Well done, very well done sir.
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Old 12 July 2019, 03:31 PM   #9
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Sorry to hear about your father passing.

Iím sure your kids love their gift. It must have felt awesome to be able anchor their grandfather with them forever and moving forward these watches will most like be passed down to their kids and so on.

You sir are a class act.


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Old 12 July 2019, 04:19 PM   #10
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Very sorry to hear about your father. What a nice gesture on your part. Your son in law must have shit himself.
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Old 13 July 2019, 01:35 PM   #11
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Very sorry to hear about your father. What a nice gesture on your part. Your son in law must have shit himself.
Thank you to everyone for the kind words, as theyíre very much appreciated. It was a reminder for me of something that certainly already knew - it really does feel much better to give than receive.

My son-in-law isnít aware that although his 5167/1A-001 was less to purchase than each 7200R, itís worth considerably more on the open market. He may figure it out, but Iím not going to tell him, because it wouldnít matter to him anyway.
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Old 13 July 2019, 02:16 PM   #12
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Old 16 July 2019, 06:02 AM   #13
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And some wonder why we need watches nowadays. Great story. Thank you for sharing.
Good point.

Very nice idea, OP. The meaning those watches now hold goes way beyond their monetary equivalence.
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Old 16 July 2019, 07:03 AM   #14
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Nice gesture........

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Old 16 July 2019, 08:52 AM   #15
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What a kind father you are. You have made some memories that will be shared beyond your lifetime.


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Old 16 July 2019, 09:08 AM   #16
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Very good story, thanks for inspiring us to find the best way to connect the past and next generations.



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Old 16 July 2019, 09:36 PM   #17
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Amazing story, extremely generous, and so sorry for your loss. They will enjoy those Patek's for years to come....and then continue to pass them down. That's just what you do with Patek's :)
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Old 16 July 2019, 10:00 PM   #18
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great way to keep the memories alive
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Old 16 July 2019, 11:11 PM   #19
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I am sorry for your loss. This is a lovely story.
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