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Who has ever bought a ‘landmark birthday’ watch for themselves? For this I just mean specifically for the ages in the title.

Is it just another on the list of any excuse required to buy a watch?

Did you spend more money on it?

Did to buy a watch you always wanted or did you deliberately choose something new and different?

Tell me everything please! I have one more birthday before a ‘landmark’ birthday next year. :lol: :thumbup:
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Never bought one for a birthday, but my wife has bought for landmark wedding anniversaries.

Specifically silver and ruby.
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Guilty as charged... my 40th birthday was the excuse to invest in an Omega Constellation Globemaster. It's not an every day watch, and is one of the dressier in my collection (which is largely divers!) but so pleased with it in the collection. It's one of the more interesting case backs too!
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Mainly an inheritance purchase/memento, but I bought my Speedy in March 2017 when I received the first payment from my mother’s estate. I had a milestone birthday in the August, so it served for that as well. And yes, it had been on my list for years.

As it happens, it was beyond anything I had (or have since) bought in terms of price, but I wouldn’t let that affect your thinking. It’s important to buy something you like, will associate fondly with your milestone every time you wear it, and will keep.
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I should really add that this was the watch I bought for my 40th birthday, and the one that started this whole damn obsession :lol:
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^^^ I sometimes wonder why you let that one go, Lindsey. I always regarded it as your signature piece.
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^^^
It was, for a long time! Meantime I guess I discovered all sorts of different watches, different types, different sizes, and different rotations! I’ve gone from being a completely one watch person to ‘I have a few special ones’ to ‘I buy and sell many because I want to explore them all and try them out’...

Kips medicine has obviously worked well over the years :irre:

I don’t regret selling the C11 at all. It’s a big watch on me - not perfect for daily wear - and I’m fine tuning my preferences around 38mm at the moment! I still think it’s sad to keep a watch just to look at if it doesn’t get worn.

Still, another ‘landmark’ birthday might be the time to replace a C11 - I’m thinking about it :D
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I have done this twice now but both times I went early, let me explain.

The first time I was saving up for a watch for my 40th and put away a little each month to save for it over a few years. I’d researched, set my top budget and decided on a Tag Aquaracer. Then sadly my mum died about 9 months before I turned 40 and I had one of those “life’s too short” moments so went out and bought the watch there and then. For my actual 40th I didn’t therefore buy anything.

Next was my 50th which isn’t actually until the end of this year. Before then it’s also my wife’s 50th, our 20th anniversary, and our daughters 18th. I’d been given permission to buy a watch to celebrate but a sequence of events happened and I bought the watch a year early.

I did write all about it Here if you need a refresh.
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iain wrote: Sat Jan 21, 2023 2:02 pm I did write all about it Here if you need a refresh.
That was a great story!


I’m guilty of the birthday purchase - a C65 AMGT LE for my 50th. The birthday was partly excuse and partly convenient timing - excuse to get it, convenient timing in getting it paid for and the details of the release as an LE fitting in with a birthday piece.

You can read about it here.
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iain wrote: Sat Jan 21, 2023 2:02 pm I did write all about it Here if you need a refresh.
I remember, and was thinking about this when I started the thread. You did the ‘landmark birthday watch’ with such style - I could never match it! :D
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My present to myself for my 50th was a two weeks all-in singles villa holiday in Turkey. I spent the morning of my birthday doing a microlight flight with an Irish guy I had made friends with, had a liquid lunch, lay around sunbathing in the afternoon, and was taken to a variety of bars by the lovely people in the evening, where I got completely wasted on cocktails. :cheers: :booze:
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Sat Jan 21, 2023 3:34 pm My present to myself for my 50th
You mean it doesn’t have to be a watch??? :o0:
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You’ve obviously never had the watch/holiday coin toss dilemma, Lindsey.

OK, heads it’s a watch, tails it’s a holiday, here goes…oops, that didn’t spin before landing on heads…this time…nope, it caught the corner of the table and rolled onto heads under the sofa…third time lucky…ooh, tails, yay, we’re heading for the Med!

Actually that scenario is totally imaginary. When faced with that decision in the past it has never taken more than two seconds of serious thought, and I have always booked the holiday.
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Retirement watch gold Brellum double chronometer. Had I not marked my shift into the third age with this watch I'd have felt differently and probably flipped it by now. As it is it really is "here forever".
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Sat Jan 21, 2023 3:47 pm OK, heads it’s a watch, tails it’s a holiday, here goes…oops, that didn’t spin before landing on heads…this time…nope, it caught the corner of the table and rolled onto heads under the sofa…third time lucky…ooh, tails, yay, we’re heading for the Med!

You’re doing it wrong Steve. What you should be saying is “If it lands flat side down I’m doing X, if it lands on its edge I’m doing Y” that method has never let me down
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