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This thread about watches reads a bit like what I imagine an OT thread about home theater would on a needlepoint forum after one of its members stumbled upon an expensive piece of audio equipment while surfing the Internet:

Gertrude: $125,000 for a pair of speakers? That’s outrageous; my son bought SIX speakers for a home theater for $300.

Thelma: At that price I hope they come built into a nice antique hutch with plenty of storage for my china.

Fanny: Maybe I could sell them a custom crochet hook for $50,000.

Henrietta: I bet my husband Buford could make those speakers for $150 in parts over a weekend.

Of course, many threads here about A/V aren't too far off from this either. ;)
To each his own, right? I *personally* find the idea of spending $7.5 mil on a watch hilarious and obscene BUT have no objections to spending the same amount on a home electronics system (I think I could manage a theater PLUS some other things with that budget). But if owning that watch can give one as much pleasure as the home theater etc. system, more power to them. Personally, I doubt it does...but I suppose if they can afford the watch they can probably afford both...
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To each his own, right? I *personally* find the idea of spending $7.5 mil on a watch hilarious and obscene BUT have no objections to spending the same amount on a home electronics system (I think I could manage a theater PLUS some other things with that budget). But if owning that watch can give one as much pleasure as the home theater etc. system, more power to them. Personally, I doubt it does...but I suppose if they can afford the watch they can probably afford both...
Yeah, like a 6.5 mil estate to house it in. ;)
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Someone here mentioned Movado watches several pages back and I just wanted to say I agree with them. I find many of Movado's watches sleek and beautiful and while I'm sure that represents terribly unsophisticated taste in the mind of the true watch connoisseur :) I personally prefer their design to many of the much more expensive watches and think they represent a bargain in luxury watches.
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I'll gladly spend $7.5 mil on anything you want. You supply the money, I'll provide the spending.

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Thought this one was more appropriate for this forum:

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To each his own, right? I *personally* find the idea of spending $7.5 mil on a watch hilarious and obscene BUT have no objections to spending the same amount on a home electronics system (I think I could manage a theater PLUS some other things with that budget). But if owning that watch can give one as much pleasure as the home theater etc. system, more power to them. Personally, I doubt it does...but I suppose if they can afford the watch they can probably afford both...
You could do a lot of things with $1.8M (per watch) but that isn't the point of such a watch. This type of watch represents a tour de force statement for the watchmaker produced with the primary intention of demonstrating the full extent of their capabilities. It's a horological show piece in the extreme, they are exceedingly rare and there are only a handful of persons in the world capable of producing them.

It might be an interesting exercise to consider the home theater equivalent of such a watch and estimate the price tag of such an endeavor.

The home theater would need to be build from the ground up on prime real estate using the absolute finest in materials and constructed to highest possible standards at every phase without regard to price. No existing A/V components could be used but each would need to be custom designed and built by the foremost designers and builders in the relevant fields and each component would need to represent the absolute pinnacle in performance. The system as a whole would need to function to a standard that few if any others in world could match.

How much would such a home theater cost?

(What's Peter's going rate? ;) )
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Actually, I would look at the creation of a statement home theater somewhat differently. The difference would be that there are much more objective criteria to measure by. While the watch may represent an incredible feat of craftsmanship, it's appreciation is mainly in the beauty and complexity of the craftsmanship, rather than the performance it delivers. It is no more accurate than a $25 watch.

A statement home theater on the other hand, should in every way be better than a less expensive home theater. Visually, sonically, and most of all experientally in every way. I do agree that the theater designer should be able to take every bit as much joy in his/her creation as the watch designer. Having the opportunity to create such a masterpiece would be a dream come true for anyone that loves their work.
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>Originally posted by QQQ:
>OK, then I'll give you 4 home theaters for $3.5 million.

problem is Q's home theatres will cost you an additional 3.5 million in Crestron programming. Stay away.

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hi gang,

i am finally getting strong enough to devote time to the forum again, and i must say that the journey on this posting will certainkly make letterman's top 10!!

i confess to loving and admiring watches, but have been unable to ustify the awesome expense when i could have put the same dollars towards my audio or video addiction. replicas represent a viable path, and they frequently pass the eyeball test. i subscribe to oneobgyn's recommendations, as he is right on target with the realistic caveat of "be careful".

final thought folks. what would happen in our world if these replica watch guys got into the "high end replica cable" business. scary, scary, scary!
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>Originally posted by QQQ:
>OK, then I'll give you 4 home theaters for $3.5 million.

problem is Q's home theatres will cost you an additional 3.5 million in Crestron programming. Stay away.
Ha :)!
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Thought this one was more appropriate for this forum:

http://images.skymall.com/images/pro.../69695905x.jpg
That's pretty :cool:!!

I wonder what the screen is...OLED perhaps?

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That's pretty :cool:!!

I wonder what the screen is...OLED perhaps?
According to the SkyMall catalog (where it is sold), it is "Thin Film Transistor technology":


http://www.skymall.com/webapp/skysto...05&catId=10200

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final thought folks. what would happen in our world if these replica watch guys got into the "high end replica cable" business. scary, scary, scary!
Sort of like making a fake of a fake ;)?
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What's up with all this. A watch tells you what time it is. That's about it aint it. I got mine at Big Lots. Works great.
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What's up with all this. A watch tells you what time it is. That's about it aint it. I got mine at Big Lots. Works great.
Welcome to the party Bob. This thread is in dire need of you. For that matter this forum is in dire need of you. Would you PLEASE start a thread in THIS forum about your BOSE speakers with my favorite picture ;)?
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I've given up on watches. I now use my cellphone for time/date.

The savetoby site is absolutely hilarious. Thx for the link.

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Would you PLEASE start a thread in THIS forum about your BOSE speakers
I don't wanna start a thread here, Q. Just between you and me, I get the willys whenever I'm in this forum. I feel sorta like I'm Uncle Jed in Beverly Hills.

But I'll be glad to share what I've learned about fixing speakers right here.
It's pretty common knowledge to us speaker experts that sometimes speakers will pop open like a banana. If you just take your ordinary store bought caulking compound you can fill the holes left when they pop open. Works like a charm.
You can't tell any difference in the sound.
And if you're like me, you don't wanna pay those real high home depot prices for the caulking compound. Just go to a garage sale or two on Saturday and you can get a used tube for about ten cents.
http://members.cox.net/bobwood21/bose.jpg

And since you guys are so carried away with watches and all, here's another good tip I've learned. Sometimes the little bitty pin that holds the band to the watch will break on you. I fixed mine with some good quality tape. You can re-attach the band to the watch no problem.

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It's pretty lame, Q. I think you've led me astray. It mighta been cute the first time but now it's like watching Chevy Chase fall over the couch again.
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It's pretty lame, Q.
I disagree Bob. The Rolex pic is a classic. Except now I want to know if you really own a Rolex and this "cheap guy" thing is all a put-on. OR I want to know how you found a Rolex for $10.
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Wristwatches, like most things, are not always what they appear to be, Q.
Notice how the gold is starting to wear off in spots. :D
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IT'S A FAKE??

Looked pretty real to me. :)
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Perhaps you could use some of the leftover $0.10 caulking to waterproof the watch. Replicas are quite accurate with time but terrible with water and dust. :)

PS, the cyclop seems to be holding itself quite well.
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That probably would do the trick. But my "Rolex" never has worked since I bought it. I got it only because there are times when doing my business when I need to look prosperous. Nothing accomplishes that better than a fake Rolex.
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He, he, what do you tell your clients about the USPS tape?

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I've given up on watches. I now use my cellphone for time/date.
I agree.....my cell phone replaced my watch a few years ago. It has the correct time...and it is always with me....and it has some other nifty uses too.
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I agree.....my cell phone replaced my watch a few years ago. It has the correct time...and it is always with me....and it has some other nifty uses too.
Hmm...
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I know what you're thinking, Q. Don't worry. Patek Philippe is sure to start making solid gold diamond studded cell phones. Bling phones will now be an inevitability.
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I know what you're thinking, Q.
You know me too well Bob. That is exactly what I was thinking ;).
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