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Random thoughts..

 
 By: janef : January 10th, 2020-23:02
Have you all ever thought of selling off EVERYTHING (watches, cars, boats, houses, buildings and all properties etc etc) and restart all over again?

I have that random thought lately. Just feel like restarting everything from scratch.. haha I am crazy? 

Ok maybe I will keep either the DD or the PP since they are pretty versatile watch.. maybe just keep only the DD since I never use the chronograph.. 

Anyone here share the same random thoughts? Do you act on it or just let it slip away? ... The Mrs sure 100% for it because she enjoy shopping .. 😅

HAGWE!


🍻 
James 






More than once! Somehow all these items become a sort of burden.

 
 By: dedestexhes : January 10th, 2020-23:12
The idea to start from scratch (with some cash 😀) seems highly tempting. But instead of putting it again towards luxury items I would try to put it to towards something more precious like taking time for me and loved ones, giving back to society etc.

Great topic!

Dirk

Feels like time is running too fast n honestly the older I get the more I realised nothing is “forever” thank you for chiming in! 🍻 [nt]

 
 By: janef : January 11th, 2020-02:47
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I do it all the time and more and more.

 
 By: Bill : January 10th, 2020-23:22
I don't need to sell or get rid of anything I just change how my time is spent.

The most precious commodity is time not money.

Choose who and how you want to spend your time not your materials.

This is how the field is leveled.


Time over money choose how you spend your time professionally and personally that is the biggest luxury in life and the most freeing.

Enjoy

How right you are about time and money! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : January 10th, 2020-23:36
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True! Time is now the most precious in my book. How stupid I was to wasted so much in my younger days! Only if I knew! 🍻 [nt]

 
 By: janef : January 11th, 2020-02:49
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I concur +100000! 😉 [nt]

 
 By: Mike H : January 11th, 2020-02:57
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Yes is The most valuable quantity. (nt)

 
 By: Ronald Held : January 11th, 2020-12:33
NT

This gets my "Best line of the year Award" even if it's only January 11!! :-) "choose how you spend your time professionally and personally that is the biggest luxury in life" [nt]

 
 By: FabR : January 11th, 2020-03:02
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Being able to choose how you spend your time is the ultimate luxury!!

 
 By: cpbmd : January 11th, 2020-08:17
You can achieve this in a few ways.
1. Have very little therefore need very little. No need to make a big paycheck every week which frees your time up away from work.
2. Have a lot and make a lot. This usually traps you into the rat race. Needing to make money to maintain luxury lifestyle.
3. Have F-you money saved from living below your means. This give you the ultimate freedom to do as you wish when you wish. You are beholden to nobody and can walk away from the rat race at any point.

I’ll take # 3 any day. This is what I strive for.

You can always make more money but you can never get back the last 5 minutes of time. That’s how I try to look at life. Especially at 55 yrs old. The years fly by at this stage of life.

Great thread.

Wearing one is my favorites today. BP Petite Prince.
CB



Yes..

 
 By: janef : January 12th, 2020-01:32
Yes. Lately a good friend of mine pass away age 42. Just 15 months ago he was still jolly and enjoying his life.. seeing his rapid deterioration in such short time frame is a real wake up call for myself and I vow to reassess my priorities.. That’s why I am having these thoughts. Thank you for your kind advise! 🙌🏻

I am learning to prioritise in my private life and stop wasting time getting upset over ppl n things that doesn’t contribute to a better future. Thanks you for the heads up! 🍻 [nt]

 
 By: janef : January 12th, 2020-01:13
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Well said Bill [nt]

 
 By: aperna : January 11th, 2020-07:42
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More than once, but then I started to imagine that I would buy some of my watches again... But yes, for the rest, and not only for watches, yes! It is sooooo tempting. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : January 10th, 2020-23:36
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If I have a second chance.. I do pick what I like. I admit at my early stage of this hobby, I was much into the trends (hey can’t complain when most are now at crazy market value) 🤑 [nt]

 
 By: janef : January 11th, 2020-02:51
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A platinum rule, picking what you like. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : January 11th, 2020-09:30
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Nico.. I have learnt my lessons well.. hence my independents (MB&Fs, URWERKs and etc) .. 🍻😉 [nt]

 
 By: janef : January 11th, 2020-10:45
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And you did very well! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : January 11th, 2020-10:49
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No i havent .

 
 By: Reuven Malter : January 11th, 2020-00:07
I buy very very few things. And once i buy something, im 100% sure about it at least for the next decade.

I salute ppl like your good self! Cheers! 🍻 Well dome! I am learning. [nt]

 
 By: janef : January 11th, 2020-02:52
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Thank you! :) [nt]

 
 By: Reuven Malter : January 11th, 2020-03:19
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Since last year yes! The thought is getting stronger and stronger by week.

 
 By: ZSHSZ : January 11th, 2020-00:22
Personally, when I embarked in this hobby I wanted to find the one watch that would make me happy, but with so much noise from friends, blogs, web, it became a never ending hobby/obsession.
Now, after almost two decades in it, and over one hundred watches that passed trough my wrist, I think I found the one I can live happily on my wrist. I’m not 100% ready yet but I’m very close...
All other collections are gone (action figures, boat, bikes).

Sometime I am wondering is this a “mid life crisis”? 😅 I just kept on having this urge to hit the reset button! 🤪 [nt]

 
 By: janef : January 11th, 2020-02:53
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The real happiness is inside you just have to find it.

 
 By: Seconds : January 11th, 2020-00:56

I have a few watches and take my time if  "I would buy another one".

But I am a peace ...I am  not chasing anything.

Regards.

True.. looking back, I bought too many watches based on impulse. So many of my watches are locked in my safe. I thought I will come around to like it in a few time but not much luck so far. [nt]

 
 By: janef : January 11th, 2020-02:56
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Not from „EVERYTHING“

 
 By: MTR : January 11th, 2020-02:28
but I have started to depart from all the things in my life which I feel
I don‘t really need (anymore) or
keep me from the real important things in life or
start to feel like a burden or
simply don’t make me happy (anymore).

In this context watches are for me a part of life because they allegorize a way I want to live.
They remind me that life is short and time flies and must not be wasted.
And watches for me also symbolize the beautiful things in life like art, aesthetics and human abilities.

But they have to be appreciated and to be a part of live (= be worn).

A watch where I don’t feel joy when I wear it has to go. No matter if this might look “not smart” or “foolish” for others from the perspective of investment.

Nice topic!

Thank you for that and all the best
Thomas

Nicely put, Thomas. Bravo! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : January 11th, 2020-02:32
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Merci 🙏 [nt]

 
 By: MTR : January 12th, 2020-04:50
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May I know your age? I am 44. I am wondering am I into my “mid life crisis”? I kept all my watches because I have attached memories with each piece despite they are impulsive buy. 😅 [nt]

 
 By: janef : January 11th, 2020-04:09
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53.

 
 By: MTR : January 11th, 2020-04:18
But my 16 year old son says I am more childish than he is! 😎

Best
Thomas
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