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    Abstinence - I'm giving up buying watches for Lent

    I really enjoyed the restraint threads in f71 in the old place (even if I wasn't very good at them), so given that today is the first day of Lent I thought I'd start one here. (If anyone doesn't know, Lent is the 40 days leading up to Easter when Christians traditionally give something up)

    I therefore hereby pledge that I won't buy any new watches or straps until 2nd April.

    For some people here I imagine that would be an easy feat. For me, on the other hand, it is not. I don't think there has been a day since IWL started when I haven't had at least one watch inbound and at the time if writing I have 3 (all cheap Russians).

    Should anyone want to join me the rules are simple: no watch related purchases unless they relate to a pre-existing pre-order.

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    I'd love to join you but I've already got a couple of bids out there so I assume I'm automatically disqualified.
    Good luck, you'll need it;
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottjc View Post
    I'd love to join you but I've already got a couple of bids out there so I assume I'm automatically disqualified.
    Good luck, you'll need it;
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    You have way more motivation than I can ever hope to have. Good for you.

    After two days into that experiment, I would be laying on the floor in the fetal position sucking my thumb and humming Conway Twitty tunes.........

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    I admire your resolve!

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    I'm not feeling inclined to join you, but good luck
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    I need to do this, because I want to buy another truck. A couple months with no frivolous watch purchases would help lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatmeworry View Post
    I really enjoyed the restraint threads in f71 in the old place (even if I wasn't very good at them), so given that today is the first day of Lent I thought I'd start one here. (If anyone doesn't know, Lent is the 40 days leading up to Easter when Christians traditionally give something up)

    I therefore hereby pledge that I won't buy any new watches or straps until 2nd April.

    For some people here I imagine that would be an easy feat. For me, on the other hand, it is not. I don't think there has been a day since IWL started when I haven't had at least one watch inbound and at the time if writing I have 3 (all cheap Russians).

    Should anyone want to join me the rules are simple: no watch related purchases unless they relate to a pre-existing pre-order.

    So did you enjoy a watch related version of Mardi Gras yesterday, before the beginning of Lent today?

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    In before the fail....


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    Quote Originally Posted by scott59 View Post
    So did you enjoy a watch related version of Mardi Gras yesterday, before the beginning of Lent today?
    Ha, no not exactly. But I have had a month of pretty high consumption.
    Apeks | Archimede | Breitling | Bulova | Cabot Watch Company | Casio | Daniel Wellington | Davosa | Glycine | G-Shock | Hamilton | Nomos | Omega | Rolex | Seiko | Slow | Swatch | Timex | Vostok

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