I don't buy that often, three in each of the past three years during which time too, I have been unsettled as to what I would really like to have " long term " on my wrist. Now I know. It's the Speedy Pro in several configurations and they don't come below $1500 even pre-loved anymore. hmy:
I usually buy a watch in two year intervals, my last purchase was under three grand, and previous to that it was exactly 4 grand and before that it was about 5 grand, I seem to be on a downward spiral.
I usually spend more than 6K on a watch but I rarely spend more than 1500 cash for it, I always make room for the new watch by trading in one or two watches that are almost always of equal value. So in a way I just made an initial investment and have been swapping watches now and then. Its kind of neat that it works out that way, seems to work best for rolex watches, nice resale potential.
In the past year, I've been going uphill with my watch expenses. My gf think I'm crazy but I'm sure most of our better halves think the same.
I bought a Seiko for 700$ about 8 years ago, still have it, I thought it was crazy. Since then, I've been a one watch guy, but...I discovered Invicta. Got 3 watches in 3 months, all under 300$. As if it's not enough, I just got an Omega seamaster last month :biggrin:
I think the most expensive watch I have is around $5500 retail, but I always buy with either a discount or gently pre-loved. Ideally maybe in the range around $2500. Although I do have a Timex Ironman that cost $20 as a true beater.