1. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Sep 8, 2020

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    In a jewellers yesterday and noticed many empty slots in the TH display, I enquired if they were dropping the brand but was told demand was greater than the supply, they had a sale on but nothing looked super cheap! Post lockdown been good for some.
     
  2. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 8, 2020

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    I guess people are going crazy and shopping post lock downs. I am the opposite, I have setup new saving goals to increase my savings since corona made me nervous about the future... so no luxury shopping for me for a while.
     
  3. imagwai

    imagwai Sep 8, 2020

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    I'll probably get flamed for suggesting this ("watches aren't investments"), but... if you buy wisely on the pre-owned market, then you can think of your watches as a sort of "savings account" you can enjoy. Of course there are no guarantees and the money is not very liquid. But you don't get much interest from the bank at the moment. Think my savings account is now 0.1%. You can invest in funds but there are no guarantees there either. Obviously don't put it all into watches, though - it's good to spread it about!
     
  4. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Sep 8, 2020

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    BV had like 50 new pieces come in a few weeks ago and by the time I got over there most of it had gone. I think the thing is people who haven't been able to go on holiday suddenly have £2-3k burning a hole in their pockets...
     
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  5. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 8, 2020

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    Yes of course, keeping all savings in a regular bank account would be retarded. I only keep 20 000 Euro in the bank as my daily "buffert that can be quickly accessed in case of emergency" and the rest mainly in my stock portfolio. Bought a lot of stock during March and April when a lot of things crashed, hoping to gain a lot from the pandemic and looking awesome this far but who knows.

    As far as watches go, for me its pure unneccesary luxury and I would not want to tie up my family's money in watches. The money I spend on watches should be the money that might as well go to restaurant evenings, club nights, nice clothes etc.
     
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  6. imagwai

    imagwai Sep 8, 2020

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    Of course everyone thinks about it differently, and I would never advocate going all out on watches, but I don't quite follow your logic. Once you spend money in a restaurant, it's gone (literally down the toilet!). Once you spend money on clothes, you're not going to get back that initial outlay. If you buy, sensibly, a pre-owned watch, then you should be able to "withdraw" that money again later. It may even go up in value, as some of my watches have done. I'm not saying it's a serious way to make money, but it is a way to enjoy your savings without losing much, if anything.
     
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  7. kappa_md

    kappa_md Sep 8, 2020

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    COVID has changed the landscape of anything. The fear & uncertainty are driving people nuts. :eek: The only thing that can ultimately give you peace is faith ;)

    Get something nice for yourself and enjoy! Don’t splurge but don’t deprive yourself. I’m sure the things you enjoy will still be cherished by your family when we are all gone. It’s the memory of you that is important. Your love and passion! Be thankful and share. Not a single cent will go with you when you’re into the next carrera-journey :thumbsup: Just me :)
     
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  8. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 8, 2020

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    No no I completely understand your point. To make things clear maybe: how I consider watches is that I will never sell them and the money is gone. I invest too much emotions in my watches so I want to make sure never ever having to sell them for financial reasons. Therefore my brain has to think of it as "money burnt" when buying a watch.

    Maybe not logical but thats how I work in me strange brain
     
  9. imagwai

    imagwai Sep 8, 2020

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    No I get that too. You can very easily buy a watch, thinking you'll keep it for a bit and then sell later, but then once you've had them a while, they can become very hard to part with! I supppose I just want to know that I could get most of the money back if I really needed to. Otherwise, I would not have as many as I do!
     
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  10. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Sep 8, 2020

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    I've looked a few various watch models but can't pull the trigger, thought about upgrading the telly now the current one is out of warranty, 65" 8k seems interesting.
     
  11. imagwai

    imagwai Sep 8, 2020

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    Check it'll fit through the front door before you buy it :)

    Who is broadcasting in 8k?
     
  12. Remo

    Remo Sep 8, 2020

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    Sean Doran on YouTube for example
     
  13. imagwai

    imagwai Sep 8, 2020

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    My internet doesn't seem fast enough to show 8K in real time. And yet it's about as fast as you can get for a residential connection in the UK. 4K was alright, but the 8K was a bit jerky.
     
  14. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 8, 2020

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    Good that they are making all this necessary progress with higher and higher and higher resolution on TV's because I cant see enough details in my old crappy "full hd" 60" screen :rolleyes:
     
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  15. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Sep 8, 2020

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    I would not be jumping in and buying an 8K television right now.

    Unless every device and cable in your HDMI chain is certified to the right level, and this is just the start of HDMI woes, it won't work properly.

    Aside from the fact that there are hardly any AV amps/receivers/processors that can handle 8K let alone sound bars and no 8K software ( a couple of videos on YouTube don't count), you will find that 2nd and 3rd gen products will be much better and then you will be able to see if there is any content. Tip: there won't be!
     
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  16. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Sep 9, 2020

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    I’m ok for big furniture, it comes through the patio doors at the rear and then into the required room, although I may pass on the 8k then guysI reckon my mate who owns the shop would have left me on the right path when I went to buy, he usually keeps me on the right path.
     
  17. abrod520

    abrod520 Sep 9, 2020

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    It's just like all these technologies - best to wait until it's almost the standard, otherwise your fancy TV will just be getting the same signals as everyone else. It's not the device that's the issue so much as the broadcasters (and accessory makers like video games and such) adopting the new tech
     
  18. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Sep 9, 2020

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    I wonder if it's demand going up, or supply going down? The manufacture was closed for a couple of months, so that must have impacted production?
     
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  19. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 9, 2020

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    Yup thats a good point! Guess it sounds better for the stores to tell you sales has been crazy
     
  20. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Sep 10, 2020

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    I don't get it at all. TV already looks fake as hell...
     
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