A few days ago a foreign watch friend sent a picture, playing the 11 stages of the Replica Rolex Submariner Watches, widely spread.
As soon as this picture was published, there was a long discussion in the group. In fact, after I had a look at it, I found that I could not find my corresponding stage at all, and there should be no place for me in the foreseeable future.
This picture represents a part of a typical Watches fan to spend money, but most of us were inherently ordinary consumers (the vast majority of people, or even a lifetime won’t stepped into an antique Watches this field), so strictly speaking, the basic no reference.
However, everyone has their own watch buying process, which is a more interesting topic, today you can listen to the rabbit to analyze it.
On this subject, I have talked to two very representative readers.
The first, is a collection class (we called Lao wang), about SiWuShiKuai antique rolex (including a current is about more than 200 Paul Newman di tong get), finished last night chat, he took his comforWatches wearing a watch to me.
He said that he bought a watch very simple and clear, the first watch of his life, was bought more than 10 years ago Cartier, then immediately began to buy rolex, the introduction of green water ghost. In addition, there was a period of life in the United States on business trips. The king was greatly influenced by the antique watch circle, so he bypassed many stages and went directly into the arms of the antique rolex until today.
“At the moment, I’m basically stuck in this phase, and there won’t be much of a breakthrough unless there’s a particularly good new watch.” He said. , of course, most importantly, as an antique Watches player, he has never been the so-called “aware of clocks and watches products are lying” at this stage, “because buy Watches is pure love, even without active plan to sell. Without the benefit calculation, there would be no such problem.
That’s a very important point, and I’ll come back to that.
Second reader Sam, it’s crazy to buy a new watch. “The first piece of my life is omega. I remember hesitating at the counter for an hour when I bought it.” Estimated he himself didn’t know, because the office is on the street in a jewelry, roaming when they have free at noon, the next wet shoes and a dozen to a dozen, money faster and faster, “after buy Cartier, emperor rudder, product… ”
Rolex is also difficult to bypass the stage, from the first piece of DJ type log, Sam on the stage of packaging buy lowe, blackwater demon, green water, the explorer II, the sea, steel di tong, yacht mingshi, skywalker, almost closed for more than a dozen.
But it was the panahai that really poisoned him. He bought his first 15 years ago and has been poisoned ever since. “I can’t remember how many pieces I bought, and the heat has gone down quite a bit in recent years, except for the copper watch, the regular one has stopped.” Sam said he had never planned to play with antique watches. “the next step should be to continue to be spontaneous and buy whatever you like.”
Earlier this year, he put together a list of 2018. This picture includes rolex, the panahai, patek philippe, Abby and all nations. This is only a small part of his collection.
Did you regret burning money to buy a watch? Sam: “two kids graduated from college and didn’t have to pay their tuition anymore. Why did they make money off the watch?”
Seriously, I just like the way you’re not being utilitarian.
In fact, in our chat, song is more interesting among the readers, who directly hand-wrote his personal understanding of the purchase of watches.
Rabbit thinks, this Watches is more to average consumer, have reference meaning.
First of all, the “good Swiss watch” covers a wide range of choices. Second, rolex still cannot be wound, which is also a common phenomenon. Third, the depth of money shallow, abandon antique watch, also be normal choice. Fourth, although I have also bought mechanical watches with complex functions, I finally decided to stay in rolex because the budget was not enough and I could not go up arbitrarily.
Understand oneself consumptive power, it is the important premise that buys a watch!
With that said, the rabbit helps the new reader sort out the ideas for the watch.
First of all, the first watch of your life depends entirely on your judgment of your spending power and your willingness to wait. Those who are unwilling to wait have already been cheated out of their money by the DW (and certainly not worth much).
I always advice is, don’t settle for second best, choose and a enough to achieve enough (his first piece of rabbit is to flip the two product family, the group had 6654 rabbit powder directly to fit bao Po, even can buy a patek philippe calendar of the first piece of, completely owing to the different preferences and financial resources).
Coincidentally, recently, for example, there are two readers to ask, 10-150000 budget, want a dress watch and a activity, was immediately remind – for the first time I buy Watchess, do subtraction, choose a most appropriate budget scope, the result of the splitting is likely in the next two pieces are not satisfied.
The advantage of choosing a watch this way is that when you look back later, you will find that you have saved money for the transition. More importantly, when you buy it later, you’ll have a clearer idea of what you want.
The second list I’ve seen for most readers has two basic features: choose a different brand or style (from a suit to a sports watch, for example, and vice versa).
More budget, will start to pursue complex functions (for example, in a group of a high starting point of the sister, after buying PP4947, began to be interested in studying the breguet flywheel).
In the future, ordinary consumers will not be easily involved in antique watches, but there is a possibility that after reaching the top of their consumption capacity, they will start to buy back.
Such as myself, the earlier bought PP calendar (one pace reachs the designated position to realize a certain stage of life), I began to look back a rolex di tong, like a chanel J12, also has a special liking for omega supremacy, also special abro pearl female Watches of yan, of passing breguet goose eggs is praise, covet Abby blind cream gold royal oak, even going to buy a piece of Oris… project
At this stage, is actually really belong to “love Watches”, can put aside everything outside standards, rather than being “cost-effective”, “famous”, “whether it can sell high” constrained by these problems.
In a sense, women buy watches more purely than men because they can’t care too much about “like”. Of course, women also have many choices, after all, a lot of diamonds, few people can resist.
Why don’t I agree with the idea that the watch industry is a fraud? It reminds me of similar comments about diamonds being the biggest hoax of the 21st century.
Most of the time, the product value is given by someone (even gold is), but that is life, in fact, it is nothing more meaningful, such as the currency because it is delicate and full of aesthetic feeling, osmosis aesthetic to ascend.
A Watches fans think watch deceptive because eventually took it as a business (such as a dispute after a watch to lost thousands of tens of thousands of), in after some time found that didn’t make money buying and selling, unhappy.
But true love never asks for anything in return. Don’t think of buying a watch as a store of value. It’s like clothes.
Can like to go up mechanical, and then study machine core operation and aesthetic feeling also regard as a hobby, occasionally can encounter the watch that price firm still can rise, cheer oneself to earn it.
The reason why I wrote this is because I have received a lot of advice from readers these days. I am full of hesitation and consideration, and I just want to share some feelings with you.
How can money be measured by spending money on more than just things, but also on good moods and life experiences?