So who buys watches that are this expensive?

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  1. ASIANPRIDE

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    petite*belle New Member

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    God if I could afford that I'd rather have someone buy it for me through Christie's or Sotheby's, or just privately. Nice watch though. I'd prefer Patek Philippe, Cartier and Girard Perregaux if money was not an issue.
     
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    what kind of fucking question is that? People who can afford it :coolugh:
     
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    Even if they can "afford" it...I would like to think most wealthy ppl are frugal with their money...700k watch is excessive....:o
     
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    i see no reason why that watch should be 700k. its not even platinum...
     
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    lulz, ill buy it off ebay too :rofl:
     
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    If I was rich enough, the most I'd spend on a watch is $100k, and even that's questionable.

    My main purpose would be to buy something I can give to my children who can give it to their children and so on when they reach certain landmarks in their life. Patek Philippes are known for lasting at least 3 generations...longer if they're taken care of.
     
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    JayDC7 oh my god it's sasquatch!?

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    all i want is my submariner...
     
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    yeah wtf...who in their right mind would spend that kind of money on ebay
     
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    exactly....ebay-ballers...
     
  11. philvia

    philvia SUCKIN ON MY TITTIES LIKE YOU WANTIN ME CALLIN ME

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    i wonder how much of a cut paypal would get :eek3:
     
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    I believe that watches are something that can set or show what a man's social class is to another person. So, in regards to a highly expensive watch, yes. I believe that a highly expensive watch would be worth it. However, for the example you gave me, you also have to consider it not being freaking worth it. As I said, I love expensive watches -- Especially if it really does make me look rich with all the gold, platinum, diamond, etc., but that just doesn't look worth it. There's a difference between a big investment into something grand and a big investment into something that doesn't look really cool at all, though it might actually be a good watch, I wouldn't specifically invest all that money into that watch there.
     
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    Ehh I'll just stick with my Citizen Eco-Drive...
     
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    If I had hundreds of millions to throw around... why not?

    But until then, jea, i'll rock the G-shock (^), tissot, and moma watch (hyyyype)
     
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    people who have a lot of money :dunno:

    i always laugh at people who say "i'd only spend xxx if i were rich", like you have any idea.
     
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    :squint: So you were laughing at me?

    But seriously, I haven't seen a $100K+ watch I actually like.
     
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    of course, but nothing personal. you have to remember its all relative.

    a huge population of the world would laugh at someone spending $4 on a coffee each morning.
     
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    Except, I don't spend anymore on clothing now than I used to and I'm substantially better off than I used to be. In fact, I spend much less than I used to.

    I agree, it's all relative, but there a LOT of other elements involved besides relative worth that I think you're ignoring. Simply stated, its a matter of preferences. I'm not afraid to admit I'd be willing to spend obscene amounts of money buying/building a home and furnishing it with high-end furnishings. I just wouldn't put that sort of money towards a watch :dunno:
     
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    I think it's purely for pleasure/collection/prestige. So anyone who can afford and into watches will buy these. It's not that strange. Some people buy famous paintings instead that are just as expensive and you don't ask a silly question like "why not just buy a $50K painting instead of a $500K one?"
     
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    people who buy those watches have enough money not to look at the price tag. they buy it because they like it.
     
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