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post #21 of 69
Enjoy it! One of the benefits to living so frugally is that when you do get something nice for yourself you can truly appreciate it. This watch is something useful and beautiful that you can feel grateful for everyday.
(I have a very expensive antique watch, and I love it, everyday)
post #22 of 69
Late to the game but couldnt resist posting.

Get it (maybe you already did at this point!) and enjoy it.

DH got me a good watch before we were married and I am still wearing it today, as I have every single day since I openned the box. I very well could wear it the rest of my life.
post #23 of 69
velo - I am so, so happy to see that you're getting the watch! I've been around this forum long enough to know just how wise and frugal you are with your finances, and I think that you are a shining example of what we all strive to be. Life is meant to be LIVED, and yes, enjoying one of the finer things once in a while (when you can pay for it easily, and it doesn't affect any other aspect of your budget) certainly is not something to be ashamed of!
post #24 of 69
I had another post and then my connection went all wonky on me.

In 2000 my brother bought a TAG. It currently sits broken (but still beautiful) in a dresser in his bedroom. I guess that experience has left me a bit underwhelmed at its Swiss engineering.

DH also had a Movado that has been repaired three different times until we finally decided not to spend any more money on it. I think he threw it out.

My limited first hand experiences with high end watches have not been particularly favorable.
post #25 of 69
I googled the price and my jaw dropped a bit. But it is a gorgeous watch and I agree that it's classic so you really can wear it forever. The only thing I would make sure is to actually try it on - some watches can look too big or small on your wrist.

I was going to say that I'd be worried about wearing something that expensive, but it's probably like an engagement ring - made me paranoid for a bit and then I got used to it. And it still makes me smile each time I look at it - I hope your new watch has the same effect!
post #26 of 69
I'm glad you told your dh to get it! It's beautiful and you deserve it! Enjoy!
post #27 of 69
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Originally Posted by velochic View Post
O.K. I called dh and told him to buy it! I told him to not listen to me any further if I change my mind and tell him to not buy it.

I'm so excited!
Sounds like a nice gift and I know that you will enjoy it for years to come. Your last comment to your dh sounds like me too.
post #28 of 69
Hooray! I was going to tell you to go for it. By this time, I think EVERYONE who posts on this forum knows how frugal and smart you are with financial decisions. The whole point of being frugal isn't to hoard money, but to be able to buy things that are important to you.

Oh, and I was LOL at your comment about eating your watch. But if hyperinflation DOES occur, it's much better for you to buy the watch now than later. You won't be able to eat the extra $3k that's sitting in the bank. And $3K worth of bills isn't going to keep you warm very long when you put it in the wood stove either.

Enjoy the watch.

(note to self: ask DH if he wants to buy me a mother's day present)
post #29 of 69
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Originally Posted by velochic View Post
O.K. I called dh and told him to buy it! I told him to not listen to me any further if I change my mind and tell him to not buy it.

I'm so excited!
yay! I have a handbag (cost more than my mortgage) that I sat on for years debating it. Man am I glad I bought it. I have never ever regretted it. It is even better in person.

(it is Kate Hudsons handbag in Raising Helen)
post #30 of 69
i bought a citizen solar powered watch in germany in 1995 and it's still ticking, with never a battery change in sight. it was quite expensive for me at the time (i'd just graduated high school) but i've never regretted it.

i'm so glad you decided yes.
post #31 of 69
I had a watch that looked just like that. It cost $100. Unfortunately it has gone missing.

Personally I could never spend that much on a watch. Even if I was a billionaire!
post #32 of 69
Thread Starter 
Thank you so much you guys, for your warm thoughts!!
post #33 of 69
Too late now, but you could also get something like this.
post #34 of 69
You are going to love it!

I really am a simple kind of girl, but I love my TAG. One of those things that I'm glad dh bought without asking my permission. LOL
post #35 of 69
YEs, it is like an engagment ring. I have a very expensive one of those, too, and it's a lifetime thing that you will always love. Same with my 30th birthday ring that dh got me many (ahem) years ago. I wear it every day and love it so much. It's really special. You will have the watch forever and no $100 watch will make you feel as great or will last as long. Yay for you!:
post #36 of 69
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Originally Posted by Knittin' in the Shade View Post
velo - I am so, so happy to see that you're getting the watch! I've been around this forum long enough to know just how wise and frugal you are with your finances, and I think that you are a shining example of what we all strive to be.
:

I'm glad you bought it!! Are you getting the black opalin or mother of pearl face?
post #37 of 69
I heard that people are successfully *bargaining* now when buying luxury goods. Yes, like putting $10K of merchandise on the table, offering $6K... and the store manager says yes!

I hope your husband will try this. Maybe ask for a BOGO?
post #38 of 69
I got a very expensive watch for my husband a few years ago - best purchase ever for him. It will last a lifetime at least.

Also - enjoy the gift as you have lived frugally and therefore really appreciate what it costs and how much your DH wants to show you that you deserve something like this!
post #39 of 69
I am glad you have decided to get it!! You will not regret it.
post #40 of 69
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Originally Posted by Denvergirlie View Post
It's useful and you have a need for a watch

It's a classic and won't go out of style or trend

It's something that you have consistantly wanted over several years, so it's a defined and lasting desire.

I have no issues with buying quaility items, that I truely desire and will last for a long time.

I would buy it
Exactly, I would get it assuming everything you stated in your post if you are not in debt and have a emergency fund of some sort.
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