Hello, first time poster here!
I have a bit of an odd question.
I'm 22, currently a business student and I love watches.
I am completely fascinated by them.
I'm putting money aside to buy a very nice watch, I don't know if that will be a graduation gift, a masters completion gift, a wedding gift or a 'just because' gift to myself.. that'll all depend on how long I'm saving and what for.
My father owns a Rolex Submariner Ref: 16800 from 1982, matte dial with tritium hands.
I love that watch and my father has been nice enough to size it for me so I can wear it for a week!
One factor I'm considering when looking for a watch is that I don't want it to be too similar to the Sub but I also don't want to go out and buy something different just for the sake of it.
It's a little morbid but the sad reality is this watch will probably be mine some day, hopefully not for a long long time.
There are a couple watches I love.
Rolex Explorer 1016
Patek Calatrava Chronograph.
Patek Nautilus (and Aquanauts, love both).
Rolex Daytona (Not bi metal).
I also quite like GMTs, Day-Dates, Black Bays, Royal Oaks and Speedmasters.
Those are all varying degrees of expensive..
I'm not even including the Rolex Daytona Pulsation Dial I'd love to own or a Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar.. Need I mention the Paul Newman panda dial?
I'm setting aside €100 a week working part time as a shop assistant so I can hopefully afford a grail of mine before I'm 30, or some other arbitrary age.
I don't know if I'm just being a little ridiculous, I mean I might turn around and realise I should have stuck that €20,000 in a pension fund by the time I have it saved up.
My fathers Rolex has been his one watch collection.
If I was wealthy enough I'd dedicate a room to watches, and another to guitars.
I think I'm looking at a SS Daytona, but I'm not sure and I'd like to know from others who have saved up for years for a watch, was it worth it?
I won't have this watch before I graduate college.
I won't have it before I start into my career because in reality I'll have around €3000 saved up for a watch that costs close to €20,000.
Am I just fooling myself while I drool over pictures online?
Should I be setting my sights lower?
Will I be lucky enough to have the cash during a recession or when the supposed Rolex bubble bursts?