Sarah decided how she’d spend $100,000 a couple weeks ago, and now, I’m the fortunate recipient of this fictional sum to spend on Swiss made replica watches and watches alone.
My first move: Search recent auction results for the Rolex 6062 moonphase to see if I could afford one, since it’s obviously the best AAA fake watches ever made. Quickly realizing $100K still wasn’t enough for my elusive moonphase, I started thinking harder about how to build a collection.
Like in Sarah’s first installment of How I’d Spend $100K, prices are approximate, rounded, and tax-free, because what’s a few grand between friends? That said, I did not assume I could just walk into my local Rolex AD and plop down a fresh $15,000 for UK cheap replica Rolex Daytona watches (or something like it) at retail – even my fantasy world isn’t that fantastical.
As I built my collection, I consulted our in-house expert advisor and vintage nerd, Rich Fordon, for his opinions and advice. Rich and I are both from Chicago and go way back, bonding over a mutual love of vintage Movado and the Chicago White Sox before either of us ever worked for Hodinkee. I figured if I’m going to have an advisor help build a collection, it should be someone who knows my taste – and honestly, who shares it.
Replica Cartier Tank Asymetrique Yellow Gold CPCP Watches
When I asked Rich to advise on my collection, he said I should spend “$15,000 to $25,000 on a nice dress watch.” Perhaps Rich underestimated my love for dress copy watches for sale or perhaps I’m just one of those clients who should better heed the advice of his expert advisor, but I decided to spend substantially more on high quality replica Cartier Tank Asymetrique watches in yellow gold, specifically the limited edition of 300 Cartier made in 1996 as part of its CPCP collection.
With apologies to the Cartier Crash and my own Cartier Tank super clone watches wholesale, the Asymetrique is my favorite dress watch ever. I figured if I have $100K to blow on watches and watches alone, I’d better at least have my favorite dress watch in my collection.
And here’s what else Rich might not know: I actually wear dress watches a lot, like four to five days a week a lot – what can I say, I think dress online replica watches pair well with sweatpants. So while I might have that Black Bay 58 as my “everyday wear,” I’ll wear my Asymetrique just as much.
Yes, it’s way too much money to spend on a time-only Cartier in yellow gold, but I love it. I love the skewed shape, the guilloche dial, the fact that no other watch looks like it. Cost: $40,000. Remaining: $56,000
Fake Rolex Datejust 6305 Watches in Steel
At this level, many collections will have luxury Rolex replica watches slot, and I struggled with how to fill mine – so many options. As Sarah said, “there may be no human experience as satisfying as looking down at one’s wrist and beholding a Rolex Day-Date.”
I guess that’s true, but perhaps I’m more of a “simple things” kinda guy than Sarah “Tutti-Frutti” Miller, because to me the simple pleasure of a steel Oyster case in 34 or 36mm is much more enduring than that of a Day-Date. So I decided to spend my money on early cheap fake Rolex Datejust watches. Sure, I thought about spending more on a 1016 – hell, Rich told me to buy a mighty 1016, though he did deliver this advice while checking the time on his own (I must admit, beautiful) gilt-dial 1016. So, grain of salt.
I mentioned the 6062 at the beginning, and ’50s Rolex is my favorite Rolex, so I wanted something from this era, when Rolex figured out the perfect balance between sport and elegance. Why not an early Datejust, where it (kind of) all began for modern perfect Rolex replica watches? I’d want a steel one, and with this type of cash I’m going to wait around for one with a bracelet, perfect patina, an original roulette date wheel, and a bit of extra sauce, like a honeycomb dial or red “Datejust” text, and if I’m lucky, box and papers.