A few questions for collectors and a picture of my grail!
I wanted to know, how many of you have bought their holy grail watch and how did it feel, initially and over time?
I'm a younger collector and I've set myself the goal of acquiring a first generation datograph in platinum. However, I'm an engineer and it seems with the salaries in my field, with the path I want to take through life, it would not be financially responsible to buy one, not until I'm in my 50s or 60s perhaps.
I've already bought the lovely Chopard LUC 1860 pictured with this post, and to me it's the perfect watch. If I could only wear one watch for the rest of my life, it would be this one. It ticks all the right boxes and to top it all off, this particular reference is a birth year watch. When I bought it, I was ecstatic, the honeymoon period lasted a long time and looking at the dial and movement still brings a smile to my face.
The only other watch I see myself viewing in a similar way is the datograph.
I don't have an expensive lifestyle and tend to be good at saving up money, I just can't see myself in a situation where the money would be better spent on something else, such a larger house deposit.
So my next question, for those of you lucky enough to have acquired your dream collection, was it worth the money? Did it bring satisfaction? I'd love to hear your thoughts and whether or not it's better to admire dream watches from a distance.