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Old 13 January 2020, 01:45 AM   #31
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No, but if I find a watch I want to buy and have enough money to buy it without borrowing or sacrificing needs, then its justified. (I don't make six figures)
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Old 13 January 2020, 01:49 AM   #32
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do you justify rolex pieces as a percentage of your take home pay - assuming you take home over 100k a year?
I'm surprised that someone on this site with over 400 posts still needs help in justifying what he wants to own.

If you are overwhelmed by guilt for buying nice things there are people out there to talk to.

Owning nice things has little to do with income, it's all about priorities.
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Old 13 January 2020, 02:22 AM   #33
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I don't think income matters too much. A single guy in Kentucky making 90k will have plenty ability to buy a Rolex. Somebody else might make 300k and barely be able to cover all his bills.



But this forum tends to avoid talk about income and net worth, which is IMO a good thing





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Old 13 January 2020, 02:39 AM   #34
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Old 13 January 2020, 03:43 AM   #35
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I liked keeping with the one word reply’s better and everyone has their sycophants.
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Old 13 January 2020, 04:44 AM   #36
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I pay for my toys in cash after all the priorities have been taken care of. If you can't afford it, wait until you can. Nobody needs a luxury watch.
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Old 13 January 2020, 07:28 AM   #37
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I know I'm in trouble when I have to look up a word.
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Old 13 January 2020, 07:34 AM   #38
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Old 13 January 2020, 07:34 AM   #39
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Old 13 January 2020, 10:00 AM   #40
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do you justify rolex pieces as a percentage of your take home pay - assuming you take home over 100k a year?


Rolex or any high end watch is a luxury item. Luxury items are not needed and have no correlation to the amount of money you make.

A better status symbol than a Rolex or high end watch is a paid off mortgage!


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Old 13 January 2020, 08:29 PM   #41
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Old 13 January 2020, 09:25 PM   #42
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Old 14 January 2020, 03:42 PM   #43
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Most ordinary working guys I know have more than $15K tied up in a fishing boat, motor bike, 4WD or spend that every year on a holiday. As Blansky says, it's about priorities not income.
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Old 14 January 2020, 04:35 PM   #44
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I'm surprised that someone on this site with over 400 posts still needs help in justifying what he wants to own.

If you are overwhelmed by guilt for buying nice things there are people out there to talk to.

Owning nice things has little to do with income, it's all about priorities.
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Old 14 January 2020, 11:10 PM   #45
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Most ordinary working guys I know have more than $15K tied up in a fishing boat, motor bike, 4WD or spend that every year on a holiday. As Blansky says, it's about priorities not income.
Lets not forget beer.
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Old 15 January 2020, 02:54 AM   #46
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Most ordinary working guys I know have more than $15K tied up in a fishing boat, motor bike, 4WD or spend that every year on a holiday. As Blansky says, it's about priorities not income.
You can damn near add Starbucks to that list. Many people have more income than they realize. They also piss it off...more than they realize.
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Old 15 January 2020, 07:53 AM   #47
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You can damn near add Starbucks to that list. Many people have more income than they realize. They also piss it off...more than they realize.
Exactly. A medium late is a little over $3.50, let's call it $4.00 with a small tip. So even if you skip 100 days a year of ordering your late, that's still over $1,000.00 per year. That could be your used Tudor!
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Old 15 January 2020, 12:06 PM   #48
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Agree, it is all relative not general, so as long as you are meeting all your responsibilities and are just using play/hobby money then you should be fine.
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Old 15 January 2020, 12:16 PM   #49
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Exactly. A medium late is a little over $3.50, let's call it $4.00 with a small tip. So even if you skip 100 days a year of ordering your late, that's still over $1,000.00 per year. That could be your used Tudor!
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Old 15 January 2020, 12:25 PM   #50
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Old 15 January 2020, 02:28 PM   #51
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Exactly. A medium late is a little over $3.50, let's call it $4.00 with a small tip. So even if you skip 100 days a year of ordering your late, that's still over $1,000.00 per year. That could be your used Tudor!
Yep, the little stuff adds up.
I would watch some of my co-workers consuming a constant stream of Cokes, Cafe coffees, bought lunches, snacks etc.
Would have added up to a Submariner over the course of a year.
I cut out all that stuff when I was trying to raise two kids on a public-servant salary and consequently never missed it. Saved me a heap over 30 years.
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Old 15 January 2020, 02:40 PM   #52
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I'll quit smoking cigarettes for a year to get my rolex, that's what I told myself. Was a year this December and I dont plan on going back. Packs are nearly $11 here, that twice a day. I'm not good with math but it really adds up in a year. Now cutting back on my 5 cups of coffee everyday.

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Old 15 January 2020, 03:35 PM   #53
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I'll quit smoking cigarettes for a year to get my rolex, that's what I told myself. Was a year this December and I dont plan on going back. Packs are nearly $11 here, that twice a day. I'm not good with math but it really adds up in a year. Now cutting back on my 5 cups of coffee everyday.

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Old 15 January 2020, 09:32 PM   #54
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do you justify rolex pieces as a percentage of your take home pay - assuming you take home over 100k a year?
I don't earn over £100K per year and I don't justify all purchases as a percentage of take home pay. It's a watch, not a sacred object nor something that can only be purchased by rich men who earn X amount of money.

If you can afford it, by any means, then why not?
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Old 15 January 2020, 10:00 PM   #55
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do you justify rolex pieces as a percentage of your take home pay - assuming you take home over 100k a year?

I wish I took home over a 100K a year but working part time at a five n dime it's nowhere near that.

I am mortgage free on my detached cardboard box.
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Old 15 January 2020, 11:24 PM   #56
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Your money, do whatever the h*ll you want with it...buying a luxury item of any kind on credit is a bad idea though.

You’re not going to feel good about it, it will be an anchor on your wrist knowing you don’t actually own it yet.
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Old 19 January 2020, 05:29 AM   #57
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hard to find justification for a 10k watch. but i want one.
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Old 19 January 2020, 06:48 AM   #58
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Resale value is and should be a factor I would feel different spending thousand on something, I.E a car knowing it was going lose a lot of money
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Old 19 January 2020, 07:32 AM   #59
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hard to find justification for a 10k watch. but i want one.


It’s cheaper than a car and will get more use.

If your take home is into 6 figures then you’re probably ok on the disposable.
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Old 20 January 2020, 09:47 AM   #60
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I'm surprised that someone on this site with over 400 posts still needs help in justifying what he wants to own.



If you are overwhelmed by guilt for buying nice things there are people out there to talk to.



Owning nice things has little to do with income, it's all about priorities.


Agree, agree.

I have friends who take home $50k and love the finer things. Single malt scotch, fine pens, fashion. They prioritize what they love and save to afford it. I’ve loved watches since undergrad and have adjusted my savings to reflect that. But what you love, as you can.


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