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  1. DinnerTime

    DinnerTime Jan 11, 2020

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    Hi,
    I'm new to the forum and I have lots to learn. I had this conversation with my wife last night,

    Me: "Dear, I'd like to buy a new watch. It costs about $3k."
    Her: "Why do you need another watch?"
    Her: "Are you COLLECTING watches?"
    Her: "How much do each of your watches cost?"
    Her: "No"
    Me: Silence ~~~~~~

    lol :) How you guys to talk to your significant other when it comes to watches?
    FYI. I didn't buy the watch :(
     
  2. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Jan 11, 2020

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    When is the last time you bought her a new refrigerator?
     
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  3. CdnWatchDoc

    CdnWatchDoc Jan 11, 2020

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    Or maybe a new piece of jewelry, or two?
     
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  4. DinnerTime

    DinnerTime Jan 11, 2020

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    Ironically I got her some jewelry last month. But who's counting :)
     
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  5. timecube

    timecube Jan 12, 2020

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    recent conversation with my significant other

    Me: "I'd like to buy a watch."
    Dog: "...."
    Me: "So that means.... okay?"
    Dog: *stares blankly*
    Me: "Okay then...."
    Me: *sees strap of last watch I bought, lying on the floor all chewed up*
    Me: "HEY!!!!"
    Dog: *yawn*
     
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  6. ext1

    ext1 Jan 12, 2020

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    Me: I’d like to buy a watch.
    Me:
    Me:
    Me: .....
    Me: Oh well, after I get some $ first! :rolleyes:

    Anyway.. welcome to the forum! What watch was it anyway?
     
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  7. DinnerTime

    DinnerTime Jan 12, 2020

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    No surprise here. I was trying to pick up a speedmaster :p
     
  8. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Jan 12, 2020

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    A monthly at least conversation.....

    Me: Coffee in hand perusing OF.
    Mrs. S, coffee in hand wanders by: “Have you sold any watches yet?”
    Me: “Not yet.”
    Mrs S: “When is that going to happen?” “No more watches. RIGHT?”
     
  9. Als 27

    Als 27 Jan 12, 2020

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    Watch Collection Discussion With My Other Half
    Her eyes glaze over & roll up to the ceiling
    Face goes blank === showing no expression
    As if to say " Oh no not that bloody subject again"
    Just how many more do you want or need ???
    However if your talking about Handbags & Shoes
    That's a complete different bloody ball game all together
    Her face lights up like a bloody light bulb....
    She has more shoes & handbags than Imelda Marcos.
    I kid you not.....
     
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  10. alam

    alam Jan 12, 2020

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    @DinnerTime you don't ask, just buy the watch and take control of any conversation after the fact. Here's one approach.

    :)
     
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  11. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Jan 12, 2020

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    Yes @alam ...all was going to plan!
    DA38850A-937C-4A16-A11D-E441CC88C7A7.jpeg Until I took my son over to the bank to get him his own accounts and a key to the SDB. I made the mistake of showing and discussing the collection. He cracked under the relentless interrogation of his mother. (He’s a horrible liar) ...”Did dad show you his collection” ...... it was downhill from there. ::facepalm2::
     
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  12. Walrus

    Walrus Jan 12, 2020

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    Ha perfect. I put some watches online way overpriced so no one buys them but I can tell my wife yes I’m selling some. Only problem is once in a while someone has the nerve to actually contact me. Damn them.

    I must say the discussion becomes more complicated when your wife makes more than you, by quite a bit.
     
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  13. chulyquang

    chulyquang Jan 19, 2020

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    haha, she is not wrong
    i think u should buy it and jewel for her
     
  14. speedy57

    speedy57 Jan 19, 2020

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    I don't have these discussions with her. She has one small bill and pays her own CC bill off monthly. I never ask to see how she spends her school teacher paycheck. We keep separate checkbooks for ease of accounting. I pay all the rest, to include house, investments and extras. I do well enough so there is extra for me to pick u couple expensive pieces per year. After fully funding 401k, and other savings/investing stuff. So the don't ask don't tell policy works well. On the rare occasion she actually notices a new watch, I tell her-no secrets, she shrugs, on to next topic. She knows I save plenty, so she never gives me any issues. Watches are only out of extra $ after everything else is way covered. So, nothing for her to ever "resent/complain" about. Married 27 years, genuinely happy.
     
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  15. janice&fred

    janice&fred Jan 19, 2020

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    thank you for showing us all the right way to live. I especially enjoyed the itemizing of all your lofty financial responsibilities. who knew this humorous thread would bring such vital life/relationship lessons!
     
  16. ryankelly

    ryankelly Jan 21, 2020

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    "I'm going to buy a watch. It's going to be... expensive"
     
  17. ryankelly

    ryankelly Jan 21, 2020

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    Also hello from South Jersey!
     
  18. DinnerTime

    DinnerTime Jan 21, 2020

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    A man of few words. Short and to the point.
    I like it :)
     
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