Urgent dilemma. I got the call

A couple of months ago I was looking at watches to celebrate a new job. I put myself down on the list for this beauty and got the call yesterday.

Given it’s almost a year of mortgage payments I’m having second thoughts.

Do it or pass? I’ve until 1600 UK time to decide

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Don't put yourself in financial stress over watches. Get something you'll enjoy wearing and not have to worry about scratching etc.

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The fact you’re having second thoughts suggest you already know you can’t really afford it.

If you can’t simply write off this sum of money, you can’t really afford it.

Don’t put yourself in financial trouble for something as trivial as a wristwatch.

We know it’s a nice shiny thing but there will be other nice shiny things.

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I didn't think this brand is for people with mortgages ?

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Just put your self in the worse possible scenario financially and if you can still say I can afford it then go for it. Just make sure you insure the watch.

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My advice would be dont fall for the marketing and hype bs, dont go in depth for a wristwatch. These watches are for people with more money than sense. It only makes sense if you buy it at retail and then flip it right away for a profit.

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If your having second thoughts why not decline the watch and ask to be put on the list for a SS model and explain you didn't want to get it then flip it

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My father used to lecture that I could not afford any pretentious toys as long as my family lived anyplace that was not mortgage free. My father in law further added that there should also be enough dollars for relevant repairs to the mortgage free home especially to look after the roof since there will always be rainy days. Of course my former Rolex ad friend who famously wore a quartz Seiko most days used to say that you can always sell a Rolex anyplace in the world.

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What a beautiful watch, and can imagine the excitement! Be careful though if you are based in the UK. I believe these are now trading “under retail” with those pesky grey market dealers even for new. Just in case you needed to get rid of quickly, it might hit you in the pocket…

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In looking at your lineup of watches, seems this isn’t your first rodeo with Rolex and other high end brands. That said, I believe you know what the best course of action is….good luck 🤙

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Is this the exact model you put your name down for or did they offer you this one made of rose gold? If it’s not the model you asked for and it’s causing you to think about it financially, you’re better off without it.

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Pass, buy a decent cheap homage that won’t get ripped off your arm by a bloke on a moped and spend the rest on a great holiday that you will enjoy and remember….. 👌🏻😉