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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    I'm also much more into nice cars
    Thought you drove an old diesel Merc?

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    Lol, but it's not just any old diesel Merc, plus the stereo in it alone costs more than some of your watches!

    Not to mention the rims, at nearly a grand a pop...

    Essentially though, if I were going to drop Rolex prices on anything, it would be a cool car, such as the next one that replaces the Brabster

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy S View Post
    Truism. And a 40 - 60 quid bottle of wine would be wasted on my jaded palate.
    I don't buy that at all, which is what most folks say who often underestimate their powers of discernment.

    You might not be willing to pay for it (preferring to spend your dosh on other things), but I *guarantee* that if I served you a bottle of Puligny-Montrachet, with some top-notch grub to compliment it, prepared and cooked by Del, you wouldn't be talking about having too 'jaded a palate' to appreciate it

    That's the other thing too, we spend in excess of £10k a year on food and drink (and that's just the shopping bill, not including when we go out to eat), as we like to eat well and appreciate good wine, so I guess that's the equivalent of a decent watch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Lol, but it's not just any old diesel Merc, plus the stereo in it alone costs more than some of your watches!

    Not to mention the rims, at nearly a grand a pop...

    Essentially though, if I were going to drop Rolex prices on anything, it would be a cool car, such as the next one that replaces the Brabster

    Marco.
    Grand a corner? I'd shit meself every time I had to parallel park!

    Doesn't make sense to me to spend those kind of sums on what is essentially a tin box to get you from a to b and it's dead money, no one will pay for your mods when it comes to trade in/sale time.

    Rolexes in particular are an appreciating asset these days and it's something I get to enjoy 24/7 whilst it's on my wrist. But as has been said elsewhere 'different strokes..'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    I don't buy that at all, which is what most folks say who often underestimate their powers of discernment.

    You might not be willing to pay for it (preferring to spend your dosh on other things), but I *guarantee* that if I served you a bottle of Puligny-Montrachet, with some top-notch grub to compliment it, prepared and cooked by Del, you wouldn't be talking about having too 'jaded a palate' to appreciate it

    That's the other thing too, we spend in excess of £10k a year on food and drink (and that's just the shopping bill, not including when we go out to eat), as we like to eat well and appreciate good wine, so I guess that's the equivalent of a decent watch!

    Marco.
    Still don't think I'd be convinced said wine was worth a fiver a mouthful

    And your food bill at roughly £13 each per day indicates that you don't imbibe in them 'fine wines' most days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy S View Post
    Grand a corner? I'd shit meself every time I had to parallel park!

    Doesn't make sense to me to spend those kind of sums on what is essentially a tin box to get you from a to b and it's dead money, no one will pay for your mods when it comes to trade in/sale time.

    Rolexes in particular are an appreciating asset these days and it's something I get to enjoy 24/7 whilst it's on my wrist. But as has been said elsewhere 'different strokes..'.
    Yup to some, a car is just to get from A to B, but others its a whole lot more. A bit like a Rolex and a ten bob watch.. both tell the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy S View Post
    Grand a corner? I'd shit meself every time I had to parallel park!
    Well, you just learn to park properly, lol! And that certainly teaches you to

    Doesn't make sense to me to spend those kind of sums on what is essentially a tin box to get you from a to b and it's dead money, no one will pay for your mods when it comes to trade in/sale time.
    Lol, I could say the same thing about your watches, in that a £5 Chinese digital watch would do the same job (i.e. tell the time), simply because as you're not a car connoisseur, I'm not a watch connoisseur, therefore neither of us derive the same pleasure from owning the things we don't really appreciate

    Plus, I never buy nice cars as an investment or worry about 'dead money'. That's not the point. It's about the PLEASURE derived from driving them. What price could I put on all the FUN I've had over the years from driving my car? And for me, life is all about having fun and being happy!

    Rolexes in particular are an appreciating asset these days and it's something I get to enjoy 24/7 whilst it's on my wrist. But as has been said elsewhere 'different strokes..'.
    Firstly, that's the difference between you and me; I'm not interested in 'appreciating assets'. I live for the moment! You could be dead long before you get to enjoy your appreciating asset. And I get to enjoy driving my car every day, in an area with almost zero congestion that's full of beautiful scenery. I might think differently about cars if I lived where you do.

    Anyway, this is a pointless discussion, as it boils down to whatever floats your boat, and in that respect fill your boots!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy S View Post
    Still don't think I'd be convinced said wine was worth a fiver a mouthful
    Then, aside from watches, you judge life too much on how much things cost, even when you can afford it..

    And your food bill at roughly £13 each per day indicates that you don't imbibe in them 'fine wines' most days.
    Indeed, because we drink in moderation. I also collect fine wines, and currently have around 300 bottles, mostly around the £20-30 mark. Work that out for yourself, lol.

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    Turntable: Heavily-modified Technics SL-1210MK5G [Mike New bearing/ETP platter/Paul Hynes SR7 PSU & reg mods]. Funk Firm APM Achromat/Nagaoka GL-601 Crystal Record Weight/Isonoe feet & boots/Ortofon RS-212D/Denon DL-103GL in Denon PCL-300 headshell with Funk Firm Houdini/Kondo SL-115 pure-silver cartridge leads.

    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

    CD Player: Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 DAC.

    Tape Deck: Tandberg TCD 310, fully restored and recalibrated as new, by RDE, plus upgraded with heads from the TCD-420a. Also with matching TM4 Norway microphones.

    Preamps: Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X. LDR Stereo Coffee. Power Amps: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp fitted with Tungsol KT-150s. Quad 306.

    Cables & Sundries: Mark Grant HDX1 interconnects and digital coaxial cable, plus Mark Grant 6mm UP-LCOFC Van Damme speaker cable. MCRU 'Ultimate' mains leads. Lehmann clone headphone amp with vintage Koss PRO-4AAA headphones.

    Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW16.5 record cleaning machine.

    Speakers: Tannoy 15MGs in Lockwood cabinets with modified crossovers. 1967 Celestion Ditton 15.


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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Yup to some, a car is just to get from A to B, but others its a whole lot more. A bit like a Rolex and a ten bob watch.. both tell the time.
    Yup, and I'm firmly in the latter camp!

    Plus I've just made that very point about watches.

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    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

    CD Player: Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 DAC.

    Tape Deck: Tandberg TCD 310, fully restored and recalibrated as new, by RDE, plus upgraded with heads from the TCD-420a. Also with matching TM4 Norway microphones.

    Preamps: Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X. LDR Stereo Coffee. Power Amps: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp fitted with Tungsol KT-150s. Quad 306.

    Cables & Sundries: Mark Grant HDX1 interconnects and digital coaxial cable, plus Mark Grant 6mm UP-LCOFC Van Damme speaker cable. MCRU 'Ultimate' mains leads. Lehmann clone headphone amp with vintage Koss PRO-4AAA headphones.

    Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW16.5 record cleaning machine.

    Speakers: Tannoy 15MGs in Lockwood cabinets with modified crossovers. 1967 Celestion Ditton 15.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Lol, but it's not just any old diesel Merc, plus the stereo in it alone costs more than some of your watches!

    Not to mention the rims, at nearly a grand a pop...

    Essentially though, if I were going to drop Rolex prices on anything, it would be a cool car, such as the next one that replaces the Brabster

    Marco.
    My alloys are a pain to clean, I was thinking of changing them and on one of the times the Q5 was in for a service I asked about changing them. I was quoted £1400 which I thought was ok for a set of 4 until he mentioned they were £1400 each.
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