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    Would you buy a watch you wouldn't wear much?

    My absolute grail is a genuine type A flieger. These watches are a massive 55mm so I know I would very very rarely wear the watch but I still lust over one.

    So would you ever buy a watch that you knew you wouldn't wear often but you loved any way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 93EXCivic View Post
    So would you ever buy a watch that you knew you wouldn't wear often but you loved any way?

    Not unless it was an absolute bargain and didn't compromise other possible purchases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CFR View Post
    Yes. No doubt.
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    Not a chance. I don't collect anything. I wear all my watches and if I buy something and don't end up wearing it regularly, I get rid of it. Same with cars, guns, knives... I guess we collect wine, but it's only holding it for a few years (or decades) until it's ready to be consumed

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    I don't think so. I like to where what I buy.
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    Yes, without a doubt.
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    yes bought one just because I wanted it but knew size wise it was no way going to be daily wear it is a beast of a watch about 60 across by 20 deep but It was one that was going to be mine at some point haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by is that my watch View Post
    yes bought one just because I wanted it but knew size wise it was no way going to be daily wear it is a beast of a watch about 60 across by 20 deep but It was one that was going to be mine at some point haha

    Do you ever wear it out of the house?

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