Why do people spend money on a wristwatch? Answer 1 of 5.

» Posted by on Jun 28, 2014 in General | 5 comments

5 answers that will hold true for a very long time.

I would attempt one for today.

This is it.

(1) Status of ones approach to wealth.

This will encompass (1) the sheer size of one’s disposable income first.

(2) How the person defines wealth. Education, breeding of the mind, cultural understanding and views, and of course what proportion of leverage money has to do with these.

(3) Ability to leave a footprint or a finger print of legacy in either family, country or even global perspectives.

(4) A choice of exercising or restraint from using a blunt demonstration of ” possibly buying a lot of stuff you don’t need, but surely want”.

and finally

(5) Like the house, its contents, car, your social status and brutish but real, show of purchasing power…in other words, how much fun you can possibly deliver in a circle.

All are not good unselfish answers.

Totally grey.

I don’t have great one liners for this.

However, without any tinge of religion, I found happiness in examining how very extreme projects had a philosophy in common: They did not bother to be better than their contemporaries or predecessors.  But they did do better than themselves. And of these works, they made watches and clocks immortal, able to sustain their own permanence beyond the time of us, their creators.

Only at the extremes, we find this.

I found Greubel Forsey. The price? I never thought it will cost several Aston Martins and/or a Rolls…new.

More if you are forced to buy used.

Crazy…but it comes once in two to three of man’s eras.

The volumes of each layer, thickness.

The projection of each humanly perfected part onto the crystal.Greubel Forsey window (1)Greubel Forsey window (2)Greubel Forsey IP1 platinumGreubel Forsey inclineGreubel Forsey 24 degree






  1. Bernard Cheong

    How much?
    That is the least costly.
    At this point of time, when the highly cultured segments of certain buyers of chairs , made of certainly “mortal” materials pay 20,000,000 USD for a 1929 or so armchair, or 16 million USD for a canvass…surely an immortal creation, smaller, portable, and certainly more demonstrative….although crude in many senses, almost rude.
    It is no less than having a Rolls.

    It is $700,000 sgd.

  2. Bernard Cheong

    Oh…and “if” sometimes it may be possible, to obtain one, from an unknowing owner, in white or rose gold, for much less..at $420,000 sgd.
    That’s recalling that 100 or less can possibly be made…even in haste.

    That will not happen, the haste.

    I managed to buy the most desired two…the platinum Vision 30 (marginally more than new, which was 1 million USD), and the platinum Invention 1 (used, at twice the price).

    I may have made the biggest fool of myself.

    But I didn’t do it for money.

    The reason we or I, discuss the price, is that many people out there wish to know.

    It is very difficult to get anyone give a precise price. But this is mine.

    I hope it helps. Also, I think you will not lose a penny.

    You get the same adrenaline high, and you get a little wealthier, even if not richer. Fine line here.

    • IP 1 cost 2 mil? Wow.

  3. Doc,

    is like when the people spend milions of USD for Picasso, or Botero etc etc….crazy funny things !

    But you know what I discover something really intresting on some of the pic of the 24 incline……maybe is the pic but…. there’s a scratch on the tourbillon red needle…is that a real scratch or is just the vay how do you take the pic ?
    I need to know please !!

    Have a nice day



  4. Bernard Cheong

    Apologies for the late reply. The “scratch” was a reflection from the crystal. It is true. I was reading this site called dreamchrono with good writers like sjx and Ken Kessler..GF are close to perfect.

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