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    Re: Bought a new watch :)

    An omega watch is a precision mechanical instrument, and like anything mechanical that you expect to last a long time it needs maintenance. It has seals that wear out, and mechanisms that need lubrication. If you drove your car every day all day, how long before it needs a service?
    I don't expect casio owners to understand, the same as a yugo driver would not understand you spending 150 on a Continental tyre when he can get a nankang for 20 that will do the same job.
    Your casio/lorus/whatever will look crap and be in the bin while my Omega will look as good and perform as well in 25 years time as it does now. Simple as that.
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    well said

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    Hey Chris i wasnt takin the P out of your watch at all far from it!

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    Explanation schmexplanations.
    Grands on a watch still makes you all mental cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A4Quattro View Post
    I don't expect casio owners to understand, the same as a yugo driver would not understand you spending 150 on a Continental tyre when he can get a nankang for 20 that will do the same job.
    Your casio/lorus/whatever will look crap and be in the bin while my Omega will look as good and perform as well in 25 years time as it does now. Simple as that.
    I have a Casio, but can still understand the appeal of an expensive watch though. And it doesn't look crap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aythreee View Post
    Explanation schmexplanations.
    Grands on a watch still makes you all mental cases.
    Yep, agreed! It's ludicrous to compare a watch to a car. I could buy a Casio watch for 30 that'll last maybe 3 years on the battery it's supplied with. Then lets say I just buy a brand new one every 3 years until I retire, instead of replacing the battery, and I would still have spent maybe the same amount you'll have spent on your "service"!

    Precision instrument? It's probably less accurate than the clock on the bottom right of the screen I'm looking at
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    Quote Originally Posted by Staz View Post
    Yep, agreed! It's ludicrous to compare a watch to a car. I could buy a Casio watch for 30 that'll last maybe 3 years on the battery it's supplied with. Then lets say I just buy a brand new one every 3 years until I retire, instead of replacing the battery, and I would still have spent maybe the same amount you'll have spent on your "service"!

    Precision instrument? It's probably less accurate than the clock on the bottom right of the screen I'm looking at
    Listen dude, you are never going to understand. Clearly. And I think we ALL get it.
    I'm glad to see you conform with the throwaway society of today with your "i'll buy a new one then" comment. Your riding is becoming a little dull now and looks to me like a tiny bit of jealousy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A4Quattro View Post
    Listen dude, you are never going to understand. Clearly. And I think we ALL get it.
    I'm glad to see you conform with the throwaway society of today with your "i'll buy a new one then" comment. Your riding is becoming a little dull now and looks to me like a tiny bit of jealousy.
    /\ Most pathetic response ever I think.

    I was mearly using the throwaway example AS AN EXAMPLE! I had already stated 4 days ago that I still own the Seiko that I bought when I was 19. Now I didn't say how old I am currently but I think it's fairly obvious that I'm not 19 still. I'm 29 by the way. My Seiko is Kinetic so uses no batteries and doesn't need a service, so in total it has cost me 0 since I bought it, and it cost less than a Rolex service to purchase. And it tells the time as accurately as I need it to.

    Jealousy? You're on another planet. If you've been paying attention to me since I joined the forum you may be able to find out exactly how much I earn. It's quite possibly less than you earn. Do I give a ****? No.

    If I was a millionaire I still wouldn't be spending 2k on a watch because I wouldn't be able to justify it to myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Staz View Post
    /\ Most pathetic response ever I think.

    I was mearly using the throwaway example AS AN EXAMPLE! I had already stated 4 days ago that I still own the Seiko that I bought when I was 19. Now I didn't say how old I am currently but I think it's fairly obvious that I'm not 19 still. I'm 29 by the way. My Seiko is Kinetic so uses no batteries and doesn't need a service, so in total it has cost me 0 since I bought it, and it cost less than a Rolex service to purchase. And it tells the time as accurately as I need it to.

    Jealousy? You're on another planet. If you've been paying attention to me since I joined the forum you may be able to find out exactly how much I earn. It's quite possibly less than you earn. Do I give a ****? No.

    If I was a millionaire I still wouldn't be spending 2k on a watch because I wouldn't be able to justify it to myself.
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    I have two Rolex's and should be getting my Daytona this year. Watches may not be your thing and that's fine but don't start trying to insinuate that those who purchase these timepieces are in any way stupid for doing so.

    Great watch Christian!

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    Not stupid no, but I can still laugh at your wasted money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Staz View Post
    Not stupid no, but I can still laugh at your wasted money.
    whatever makes you feel better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmac View Post
    Watches may not be your thing and that's fine but don't start trying to insinuate that those who purchase these timepieces are in any way stupid for doing so.
    I guess this is just what happens when coinage outnumbers brain cells.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aythreee View Post
    I guess this is just what happens when coinage outnumbers brain cells.
    coming from someone with the following as their signature:

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    Quote Originally Posted by aythreee View Post
    Vagcom'd, Philip X-treme power'd, Armrest'd, Cupholder'd
    So this means you have connected your car to a PC, maybe once. You have changed your headlight bulbs, and you have a cupholder and armrest?!

    Well done, those mods must have taken a degree in quantum physics
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    Quote Originally Posted by madmac View Post
    coming from someone with the following as their signature:

    Vagcom'd, Philip X-treme power'd, Armrest'd, Cupholder'd
    Coming from someone with the username 'madmac'.
    But I guess it explains why you thought it was a good idea to buy two, and soon to be three, very very expensive watches.
    Where you putting the third one? You do realise you only have two wrists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aythreee View Post
    Coming from someone with the username 'madmac'.
    But I guess it explains why you thought it was a good idea to buy two, and soon to be three, very very expensive watches.
    Where you putting the third one? You do realise you only have two wrists.
    cos your username is much better eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aythreee View Post
    Coming from someone with the username 'madmac'.
    But I guess it explains why you thought it was a good idea to buy two, and soon to be three, very very expensive watches.
    Where you putting the third one? You do realise you only have two wrists.
    I have not heard such a statement since I was at school. grow up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A4Quattro View Post
    So this means you have connected your car to a PC, maybe once. You have changed your headlight bulbs, and you have a cupholder and armrest?!

    Well done, those mods must have taken a degree in quantum physics
    And advertising a BMW owners forum on an Audi owners forum makes you a rocket scientist I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aythreee View Post
    And advertising a BMW owners forum on an Audi owners forum makes you a rocket scientist I guess.
    Some of the people on here also own Beemers, and the original owner of this site built the BMW site with me and I have permission to have it there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Staz View Post
    Ankle?
    I think I'd prefer neck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A4Quattro View Post
    Some of the people on here also own Beemers, and the original owner of this site built the BMW site with me and I have permission to have it there.
    Reading your 'common sense' statement in your sig, and then seeing that you advertise a BMW site two lines later..... Irony at its finest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aythreee View Post
    I think I'd prefer neck.
    ahh, the kids have started a little game...

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    irony

    1   /ˈaɪni, ˈaɪər-/ Show Spelled[ahy-ruh-nee, ahy-er-] Show IPA
    noun,plural-nies. 1.the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning: the irony of her reply, How nice! when I said I had to work all weekend.

    2.Literature. a.a technique of indicating, as through character or plot development, an intention or attitude opposite to that which is actually or ostensibly stated.

    b.(esp. in contemporary writing) a manner of organizing a work so as to give full expression to contradictory or complementary impulses, attitudes, etc., esp. as a means of indicating detachment from a subject, theme, or emotion.

    3.Socratic irony.

    4.dramatic irony.

    5.an outcome of events contrary to what was, or might have been, expected.

    6.the incongruity of this.

    7.an objectively sardonic style of speech or writing.

    8.an objectively or humorously sardonic utterance, disposition, quality, etc.


    If you are going to use a big word, maybe you should know what it means.

    Indeed, my signature comment has found its personification in you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A4Quattro View Post
    5.an outcome of events contrary to what was, or might have been, expected.
    Happy?

    Quote Originally Posted by A4Quattro View Post
    If you are going to use a big word, maybe you should know what it means.
    Five letters. That what you class as a "big word"??

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    Your paralogical metaphor makes no sense whatsoever, I'm going to leave you to it.

    I have a nice watch, you dont. That's why you brag about upgrading your headlight bulbs and cupholder.
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    Just to give another point of view, while I do see the attraction of a good watch and have owned some in the past, threads that are started in the way this one was always make me think of this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHo2pXO_XAI
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitch78 View Post
    Just to give another point of view, while I do see the attraction of a good watch and have owned some in the past, threads that are started in the way this one was always make me think of this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHo2pXO_XAI
    I like the video, but I think you may have the wrong end of the stick. I never intimated that I was superior to anyone else. I never mentioned how much my watch cost.
    I only wanted to share my happiness at buying something that pleased me, but as usual, several people cannot be happy for others and see it as some sort of challenge which they must rise to.

    I would like to have thought that certain individuals would have set a better example to be fair.
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    As soon as you mentioned jealousy you took yourself down to Stanley's level.
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    Just following your lead old chap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A4Quattro View Post
    Decided to celebrate my singledom by buying a new watch
    Quote Originally Posted by A4Quattro View Post
    I have a nice watch, you dont.
    And I have a nice female partner, you don't. (if you insist on going down that road).

    But enjoy your watch mate. And camera.

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    I know you're happy about the new purchase, but I'm happy about a lot of the things I've bought in the past and haven't felt the need to tell everyone about it. I wasn't saying that you intended to boast about it, but invariably that's how threads like this are read.
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    And after that, I take it back. You can't say that that wasn't boasting.
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    Do you mean his "I have a nice watch" comment? It was a little conceited wasn't it?
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