What are you gassing for?

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You guys are fucking nuts.

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Agreed lol, actual what
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Gotta side with JB on this one.

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robthemac wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:05 am
Gotta side with JB on this one.
Me too :-)
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Each to their own I guess. But yeah I couldn't fathom selling an R9 to aquire a watch. My phone tells time, but does not have great tone.
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What’s the difference between having an expensive guitar versus an expensive watch?
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Mini Forklift wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:29 pm
What’s the difference between having an expensive guitar versus an expensive watch?
An expensive watch doesn't make me tell the time better. But an expensive guitar......



(I'd love both)

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A watch just tells the time, playing a guitar (or going fishing) is a good use of time.
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Mini Forklift wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:29 pm
What’s the difference between having an expensive guitar versus an expensive watch?
The only metric worth considering is which one makes your life better.

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Mini Forklift wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:29 pm
What’s the difference between having an expensive guitar versus an expensive watch?
If that's what you're in to then that is all good. I have bookshelves full of 80's Transformer toys and classic skateboards on the wall that will never be ridden and records I listened to once and probably never will again because I like having all that stuff and that's enough reason for me.

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jeremyb wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:58 am
You guys are fucking nuts.
Actually, on the whole Rolex are great investment pieces. The value of them often goes up quickly (sounds odd but you'll often pay above RRP for a used one) and it should increase steadily over time

Spending $10k or more on a watch actually makes more sense than spending $10k on a guitar
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Mini Forklift wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:25 pm
jeremyb wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:58 am
You guys are fucking nuts.
Actually, on the whole Rolex are great investment pieces. The value of them often goes up quickly (sounds odd but you'll often pay above RRP for a used one) and it should increase steadily over time

Spending $10k or more on a watch actually makes more sense than spending $10k on a guitar
we're the minority but I'm with MF. My sub that I bought for the price of a new Gibson LP Standard 5 years ago has now quadrupled in its value. A Historic Reissue? would take much longer for that effect to happen, and you might need to find a 63 Fender or the likes for it to increase value that much... :wink: btw Rolex is a currency :rofl:

edit: but of course it makes sense if you are not into watches or horology,

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KNNZ wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:46 pm
Mini Forklift wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:25 pm
jeremyb wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:58 am
You guys are fucking nuts.
Actually, on the whole Rolex are great investment pieces. The value of them often goes up quickly (sounds odd but you'll often pay above RRP for a used one) and it should increase steadily over time

Spending $10k or more on a watch actually makes more sense than spending $10k on a guitar
we're the minority but I'm with MF. My sub that I bought for the price of a new Gibson LP Standard 5 years ago has now quadrupled in its value. A Historic Reissue? would take much longer for that effect to happen, and you might need to find a 63 Fender or the likes for it to increase value that much... :wink: btw Rolex is a currency :rofl:

edit: but of course it makes sense if you are not into watches or horology,
how come their new watches are increasing in value so quickly? are they not supplying enough watches to satisfy the market? are they deliberately short selling? (something shoe manufactures do.)
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Mini Forklift wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:25 pm
jeremyb wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:58 am
You guys are fucking nuts.
Actually, on the whole Rolex are great investment pieces. The value of them often goes up quickly (sounds odd but you'll often pay above RRP for a used one) and it should increase steadily over time

Spending $10k or more on a watch actually makes more sense than spending $10k on a guitar
Guitars are way cooler than watches.

Watches are like a diamond necklace or flashy ring - symbols to message status and resources.

Guitars are tools to produce art.

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AiRdAd wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:27 pm
how come their new watches are increasing in value so quickly? are they not supplying enough watches to satisfy the market? are they deliberately short selling? (something shoe manufactures do.)
If you walk into an AD and pick out a Rolex chances are you won't be able to get it there and then, you'll go onto a waitlist. This is the reason they sell above RRP second hand, it's because a good number of people will pay above RRP simply to avoid the waitlist. Unfortunately some people buy simply to flick it on straightaway for an easy few grand. Rolex are well aware of this and it's been like this for years so obviously not something that concerns them

There are certain models that every now and then get discontinued so the price of those on the used market goes through the roof such, the 116610LV "Hulk" is a perfect example...

https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listin ... 2852094782

From memory they were around $13k brand new in 2015. Five years on and you can sell it for $30k? That's good business to me if you have the money to afford it in the first place :wtf:
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