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  1. I don't know if this is me being an idiot, but part of me quite likes the idea of getting the Breitling because it means the Explorer is way out of reach again. Shouldn't a grail be hard to attain? I'm 37 now, so resetting my watch fund to zero would mean (at my current rate of saving) I could afford the Explorer for my 40th birthday, which feels kind of appropriate.

    I couldn't agree more....... :thumbsup:

    Not sure if you're agreeing that I'm an idiot or that the Explorer would be a fitting 40th birthday present....


  2. All my watch purchases to date have been funded in a very specific way

    I work for a bank

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    :lol: :lol:

    I would hold out for the Rolex, better value in the long run. That being said if you can buy the Breitling second hand at a keen price you may well be able to sell it in a years time for reasonable money and trade up to the Explorer with your savings.

    LOL - no, that's not quite it (and if it was I doubt I'd have this dilemma! )

    I don't know if this is me being an idiot, but part of me quite likes the idea of getting the Breitling because it means the Explorer is way out of reach again. Shouldn't a grail be hard to attain? I'm 37 now, so resetting my watch fund to zero would mean (at my current rate of saving) I could afford the Explorer for my 40th birthday, which feels kind of appropriate.

    Although having said that I'd love it sooner.


  3. Olly

    How about a new Explorer 1 on interest free credit which the Goldsmiths chain do. I got mine that way earlier this year. I'd heard that the 36mm version was to be superceded by the 39mm version so decided to go for it whilst they were still around. The Rolex website now only advertises the 39mm version but I think dealers still have the original size.

    Roger

    I have considered looking into finance options but I'm reluctant to go that route as it sets a precedent for me. All my watch purchases to date have been funded in a very specific way (won't go into it in detail but basically its by making savings elsewhere) and this allows me to indulge my hobby without worrying that I'm taking money away from my family.


  4. I've been collecting watches for a while now and built up a healthy collection of cheap and cheapish pieces plus one nicer one (a Sinn 656). What I've found lately though is that the cheaper watches are giving me less and less pleasure and I'm fed up having so many watches that most rarely get worn. I've decided to scale down from 20+ pieces to 7 and use the funds this raises to buy something nicer than anything I currently have. In the last 2 days I've managed to sell 6 watches so I'm not doing badly.

    At the moment I'm looking at 2 watches, both Swiss but otherwise quite different. Whichever I get I'd almost certainly buy pre-owned from a reputable dealer.

    The first is the Breitling Colt II quartz. I love the idea of having a high end quartz watch and this is quite different from anything else in my collection. Based on current prices for a mint used piece, I reckon I could afford to buy one early in the new year.

    Second option is the Rolex Explorer I. This is pretty much a grail of mine and a watch I definitely want to own at some point. The downside though is I won't be able to afford it until early in 2012 with no money to buy anything else in the meantime.

    So, any thoughts on either watch or sage advice on what I should do.

    Cheers,

    Olly


  5. They are available in black, with white, red, black, yellow and orange stitching.

    20, 22 and 24mm (spring bars included) Paid $24.50 inc shipping.

    Length wise my on skinny wrists @ 7 1/2 inch I'm on the last hole. 2 Pieces measure 130mm and 80mm

    So far it's real comfy around the house. I'll put it through a good sweat at work tomorrow.

    Feels alot more stable than the NATO I've had it on.

    Join the club...mine top the scales @ 7"!!

    6.5 " for me. Shame as I have an orange Mako too and that looks great!


  6. Hi Olly and welcome to the forum.....you might not have a grail yet, but you will have soon.....and many other watches too, no doubt. :naughty:

    Enjoy,

    Stu :thumbsup:

    Thanks Stu, I'm not doing too badly on the volume front - 17 and counting at the moment, including a semi-grail, the Sinn 656. Next on the hit list are a CWC G10, a Bernhardt Binnacle Anchor and (if I can justify the cost to myself) a Luminox Colormark Chrono.

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