#50. Remember. There are no more then 50 ultraman...
#51 buy what you like !!
#52 - Snorkel!
#53: Watch collecting is so much more fun when you actually have the money to do it.
#54 Don't be a watch snob.
The subset of this being, only buy what you know unless you’re willing to take a gamble.
so true - I’ve been to gtg’s where rolex guys don’t even acknowledge guys w a really cool glycine
#55 never read a list of rules with more than 10 rules....
... and more seriously, buy a cheap watch and take it apart, great learning experience and gives you good feel for how damn smart mechanical watches are. And I you are really handy, out it back together again...
#56 Always factor in the cost of a service when buying a vintage watch. Stuff happens just from shipping sometimes.
57: Don't try to pass yourself off as a self proclaimed expert on watches and collecting, and then have to ask what a "chronograph" is ... (this happened to me the other day when I showed a friend my Speedy)
#58 If you're craving a Rolex, don't buy a homage, save for a Rolex.
#59 If you’re dumb enough to buy a watch on Craigslist, do it at a police station... learned the hard way unfortunately
Oh, off-topic, what happened?
#60 One of my favorite quotes regarding this hobby (I forgot from whom I've heard from:| ):
Hemingway used to have a Patek and Einstein had a Rolex. Yet if tomorrow you'll buy a Patek and a Rolex, you'll neither be able to write like Hemingway, nor do math like Einstein.
A watch is just a watch, nothing more, nor less. If it brings a big stupid smile to your face, then it's a good watch .
. I see what you did there. “Time” consuming.
#61. Try as you may, you can never EXACTLY reproduce that feeling you had when you bought and walked out with your first really nice watch.
#62. It's supposed to be fun. Don't let brands, dealers, "journalists", bloggers, or other watch collectors make it anything but.
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