Why you shouldn’t think about investment value

Why you shouldn’t think about investment value

Postby Racer-X » July 26th 2018, 9:48pm

Previous discussion here:
https://watchlords.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=394161

"Editor’s note: One of the questions we constantly get asked is about watches as investments. And while there’s no doubt that watches are being increasingly seen as a viable category for investment, In this piece originally written last year Sandra argues that it’s not a path you should go down — especially with new watches. Read on.

Being in the watch writing line of work, it’s no great surprise that friends and acquaintances often ask me for watch-buying advice. Call it an occupational hazard, call it a compliment that they should consider my advice worth seeking, but (unlike a doctor friend, who gets irritated by being asked for free clinical advice at dinner parties) I never tire of talking about watches."

https://timeandtidewatches.com/editors-pick-why-you-shouldnt-think-about-investment-value-when-buying-a-new-watch/
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Re: Why you shouldn’t think about investment value

Postby foghorn » July 27th 2018, 4:21am

In all my years of accumulating watches value retention has never been a factor in a purchase.
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Re: Why you shouldn’t think about investment value

Postby iwasbanned » July 27th 2018, 7:56am

For me, it is a consideration and will continue to be. I hate losing money or at least a lot of money. I'll qualify by saying that the spendier the watch, the more of a consideration it becomes. I expect to lose money on watches, but prefer to minimize the losses on this hobby. I don't really see any watches as keepers, I know that eventually they'll all wear out their welcome.
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Re: Why you shouldn’t think about investment value

Postby TemerityB » July 27th 2018, 8:03am

foghorn wrote:In all my years of accumulating watches value retention has never been a factor in a purchase.


I'm with you. Every watch I've ever purchased was with the intention of keeping it for life.
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Re: Why you shouldn’t think about investment value

Postby Pubbie » July 27th 2018, 8:09am

It’s all most “enthusiasts” ever talk about on WUS. What returns their investments make. Fuck-all talk about actual watches, at any rate.
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Re: Why you shouldn’t think about investment value

Postby Thunder1 » July 27th 2018, 8:11am

TemerityB wrote:
foghorn wrote:In all my years of accumulating watches value retention has never been a factor in a purchase.


I'm with you. Every watch I've ever purchased was with the intention of keeping it for life.

It's about time!!!
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Re: Why you shouldn’t think about investment value

Postby conjurer » July 27th 2018, 8:41am

Thunder1 wrote:
TemerityB wrote:
foghorn wrote:In all my years of accumulating watches value retention has never been a factor in a purchase.


I'm with you. Every watch I've ever purchased was with the intention of keeping it for life.

It's about time!!!


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Re: Why you shouldn’t think about investment value

Postby Racer-X » July 27th 2018, 9:05am

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Re: Why you shouldn’t think about investment value

Postby koimaster » July 27th 2018, 9:37am

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Beer time. All this talk about money is making me thirsty.
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Re: Why you shouldn’t think about investment value

Postby conjurer » July 27th 2018, 9:46am

koimaster wrote:Image

Beer time. All this talk about money is making me thirsty.


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Re: Why you shouldn’t think about investment value

Postby boscoe » August 1st 2018, 5:09pm

If I bought watches as “investments” I would’ve never owned bazillion Invixters
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