View Full Version : Watches and class competition

01-01-2012, 03:56 AM
I had to put in several hours tonight at a holiday party thrown by some folks my wife works with at some charitable foundation.

The party was full of overdressed liberal scum, mostly part-time residents. They didn't know me from Adam. I was underdressed in my usual country gentleman garb.

Watches came up as a topic of conversation, and they were all oohing and aahing over each others' metrosexual trendy watches. I must have made a face, because one asked "Oh, so what are *you* wearing?"

I was saved by one of the few other sane people in the room responding "That looks like a Breguet to me, I'd be careful what I said next if I were you..."

I just smiled and raised my glass of port in a silent salute.

Happy New Years.

01-01-2012, 04:10 AM
That's funny! Especially since I have the feeling that we have only seen the beginnings of your collection.

Tom Cornelius
01-01-2012, 11:11 AM
The Liberals hate affluence... Unless it's @ your expense and to their benefit.

That trash would love a Breguet... You have what it takes to own that work of mechanical art. No Liberal could ever appreciate the engineering and execution of such a time piece.

If you have one or a thousand, I say BRAVO!

01-02-2012, 12:47 AM
Handled perfectly with class. I am with DR, I most likely would have handled it differently or left long before.

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01-02-2012, 08:10 AM
While I love a great watch, I have both the luck of a dead buzzard and a lifestyle that kills watches with regularity. After losing a sub that my grandfather gave me ( ripped off my a rock whilst kayaking the lower south platte river some years ago) I turned to tank like watches. If someone wants to midjudge me by my watch or wear, thats their problem not mine. My next "Tank" purchase will probably be a Ball Hydrocarbon Diver.

But Bae I truly enjoy it when you post a portion of your collection for viewing.

01-02-2012, 01:26 PM
HA! That's class, sir!

And yes, I had to Google Breguet... because I suck.

02-01-2012, 08:29 PM
Baller move.

02-01-2012, 08:44 PM
HA! That's class, sir!

And yes, I had to Google Breguet... because I suck.

I had to google it also, don't feel bad, they are some serious watches there bae.

I never get jealous, just enjoy looking at all of the possibilities.

Thanks for sharing.

02-02-2012, 12:29 AM
I just wanted to say that I enjoyed the story. While I would probably never buy a watch like that even if I had the money to burn (like coastalcop, I would destroy it), I'm glad that there are people in the world who will.

Dr. Dan Choi
02-02-2012, 06:04 AM
I just want bae to adopt me or hire me as his own personal physician

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02-03-2012, 08:55 AM
i just started looking into watches and didnt kno that a good watch could be soooo damn expensive.

ohand to B, handled like a true gentleman

02-03-2012, 08:56 AM
I looked on google and those watchs were amazing. if only i could afford one.

Oh and B, Handled like a true gentleman

02-04-2012, 08:37 AM
It is amazing what a man can afford, depending on his focus. Family first of course, but I am amazed at the people that work for me that always complain they are "broke". Dig a little deeper, and you find cell phone bills, cable TV bills, a new car over a used car...the list goes on and on. A guy has to focus on what is important, and go from there. Will the day come when you need to get by on what you have on you? I hope not. But if it does, a couple thousand on the wrist will be far better than a couple thousand in the bank. I see a fine watch as a good idea to have on you, just in case. Same reason I have carried a Zippo for thirty years...I don't smoke, but you never know when you might have to start a fire. (and my mother would box my ears if I didn't because "A lady never lights her own cigarette".)

02-04-2012, 01:34 PM
For me it's a piece of equipment. I can either buy a cheap watch, and replace it at least once a year, or something like my Luminox and only replace it every few years. I spend about the same either way. I think that going beyond that, there is a point of diminishing returns in terms of what I would get. It isn't a matter of not being able to afford it if I really wanted; a high end watch just isn't a very high priority for me. Somebody who makes a different choice and buys a high end watch, will get no criticism from me. They've just made a difference choice, and since they are keeping skilled craftsmen in business, I salute them.

02-05-2012, 08:35 PM
My buddies are proud of the fact that they wear the watches they buy hanging next to the cash register in the local WalMart. They will go on about how it only costs a few bucks and they toss it when it stops working. Every once and a while, one will buy something like an Ironman and sing its praises, then complain about the price. When it breaks, they go back to the check out line watches.

I like to buy quality and not have to replace it except to add another. If the Omega Speedmaster was good enogh to go to the moon with the Apollo astronauts, I figured it was good enough for me. Remembering to wind it was something I wasnt used to; but learned to love because nobody else was wearing a manual watch. I still have my Rolex GMT Master that I bought in Dahran during Ramadan. Seems some muslam's didnt mind breaking islam laws if it meant taking cash from an infidel. My current daily watch is a Marathon GSAR. Its the first quartz watch Ive ever been satisfied with; its amazingly accurate and a tank.

I do my best to avoid liberals and their conversations; because unlike Bae, I find Im usually unable to hold my tonge.