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Jess Bartone

i wear it because i like it- not because i want to get robbed.

 

I find watches bothersome, probably because of my line of work but anyway I have my $140 LG touch-screen phone which displays the time in half-inch numerals which I keep in the buttoned top pocket of my tatty years-old faded navy blue work shirt and for six bottles of pilsen at the expat bar p150 which I would keep stashed deep in the pocket of my worn out old work jeans. On the weekends I might dress down. For bigger purchases my wife would carry all the cash in her bag and I would be bodyguard... not that she would need it she'd be like a savage vixen guarding her kittens if anyone tried to take her bag.

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Davaoeno

I find watches bothersome, probably because of my line of work but anyway I have my $140 LG touch-screen phone which displays the time in half-inch numerals which I keep in the buttoned top pocket of my tatty years-old faded navy blue work shirt and for six bottles of pilsen at the expat bar p150 which I would keep stashed deep in the pocket of my worn out old work jeans. On the weekends I might dress down. For bigger purchases my wife would carry all the cash in her bag and I would be bodyguard... not that she would need it she'd be like a savage vixen guarding her kittens if anyone tried to take her bag.

 

 

hey- you and udonthani have something in common !! :snap:

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Stranded Shipscook

it's true I often have as much 30,000 cash on me in my pouch. It's unavoidable. But there's no way I'd ever be carrying as much as that on a night out in Mango or indeed anywhere else. No way. I just bring however few thousand I think I'm going to spend.

 

thats what my friend spends on an average night out, 20k. The rest was the watch. :shitstormretarded:

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udonthani

so how does your friend manage to spend 20,000 piso on an 'average' night out then, especially as it seems he ventured out alone. What items does he purchase that add up to that amount of money. Unless I visited a casino, I would struggle to spend that much.

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Jess Bartone

hey- you and udonthani have something in common !! :shitstormretarded:

 

Well bloody watches are bloody bothersome.closedeyes.gif

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Davaoeno

so how does your friend manage to spend 20,000 piso on an 'average' night out then, especially as it seems he ventured out alone. What items does he purchase that add up to that amount of money. Unless I visited a casino, I would struggle to spend that much.

 

 

 

 

per night- or per year ?

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udonthani

ok how about you then. If you were alone on what Guenther claims is a 'normal' night out for his friend, and decided that you wanted to spend 20,000 pesos for whatever reason, how would you go about it. What items would you buy that added up to that amount of money.

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so how does your friend manage to spend 20,000 piso on an 'average' night out then, especially as it seems he ventured out alone. What items does he purchase that add up to that amount of money. Unless I visited a casino, I would struggle to spend that much.

 

Simple, he starts with a round of Golf at the country Club, then he eats for at least 1500,- to 2000,- at the best places in town, gulps it down with a bottle of wine or 1200 to 2000 peso, then he goes out and drinks a few SMB light, which he accompanies with a lot of single malt whiskey only( 250 to 300 a shot) . or is it the whiskey he gulps with the beer down? ... i forgot...

And then he is also generous with his buddies, whenever he talks to someone he buys him a drink first.(Automatic) Just like offering cigarettes. Also picks up tabs of others a lot , discreetly.

You gotta see that in relation to income though, if one makes 300k monthly net, he can afford a bit better. And one can not take it with him (he says)

 

And i don't see it that much, when i go out with my gf for dinner, i spend 2500 peso in no time. And thats places like Gustavians which aren't particular expensive.Just nice. Mainly its the Wine and the food, one can not safe money there. Its either good and expensive (coz of the ingredients), or cheap and soso. And when i go dining, it should be at least better than my own food.

jeez, are we off topic now...:shitstormretarded: i better put one up with this, see u there.

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ok how about you then. If you were alone on what Guenther claims is a 'normal' night out for his friend, and decided that you wanted to spend 20,000 pesos for whatever reason, how would you go about it. What items would you buy that added up to that amount of money.

 

 

i have seen guys spend 400,000 pesos a night out ! But that was in Vancouver. And included 18,000 peso bottles of wine and 25,000 pesos bottles of cognac. And 60,000 peso girls . i dont go out here so i dont know what an evening of the best booze/best food/best girls costs.

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jtmwatchbiz

Well i really dont care if you think I am a fool !! My watch looks no more ostentatious than most 5000 pesos- and certainly less than some of those. Many people wear counterfeit watches these days which only look expensive and i do not think that they are all fools..

 

Maybe you wear a sign around your neck saying " my watch is worth X pesos " but I dont.

 

kinda OT im sure but thanks davaolife for sharing our enthusiasm for watches, as it is our business and hobby. there is actually a rather large group of fellow watch collectors here in cebu and we all love to get together to discuss and show off our latest vintage finds.

 

as far as worrying about being robbed for your watch...the average snatcher would pick out the pretentious gold plated movado or other similarly flashy fashion crap long before recognizing that the truly valuable watches don't necessarily look valuable, and are rarely gold color...

the more astute snatchers may be familiar with rolexes, but there is not a viable market for the snatchers to sell stolen watches, as most pawn shops shrink away from accepting them due to the difficulty re-selling them. strictly gemstones and precious metals for the pawn shops that buy EXPENSIVE jewelry items. as a rule, most pawn shops only accept cheap watches.

 

as a side note, here in cebu there are much more collectible watches that are worth a hell of alot more than rolexes, and are worn every day by local Filipino collectors without a second thought.

 

bottom line advice from watch enthusiasts like us is, any watch is ok to wear here, even the more commonly recognized rolex, as long as it's not fruity looking with diamonds and gold, as those catch the eye of thugs. (um...and stay the hell away from mango ave at 3am if you're drunk with cash and valuables) :thumbsup:

 

fred

 

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Wombat No More

My watch cost 100,000 pesos - which definitely is NOT an expensive watch- .

 

NOT an expensive watch!!! Geezus bloody cripes... Can I have a loan mate?

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I just noticed this thread has been started long ago.

Well, I have this neighbor, the same thing happened to him a few days ago, with much larger sum of money. The girl even took his clothes so for a while he was unable to leave the room.

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udonthani

kinda OT im sure but thanks davaolife for sharing our enthusiasm for watches, as it is our business and hobby. there is actually a rather large group of fellow watch collectors here in cebu and we all love to get together to discuss and show off our latest vintage finds.

 

as far as worrying about being robbed for your watch...the average snatcher would pick out the pretentious gold plated movado or other similarly flashy fashion crap long before recognizing that the truly valuable watches don't necessarily look valuable, and are rarely gold color...

the more astute snatchers may be familiar with rolexes, but there is not a viable market for the snatchers to sell stolen watches, as most pawn shops shrink away from accepting them due to the difficulty re-selling them. strictly gemstones and precious metals for the pawn shops that buy EXPENSIVE jewelry items. as a rule, most pawn shops only accept cheap watches.

 

as a side note, here in cebu there are much more collectible watches that are worth a hell of alot more than rolexes, and are worn every day by local Filipino collectors without a second thought.

 

bottom line advice from watch enthusiasts like us is, any watch is ok to wear here, even the more commonly recognized rolex, as long as it's not fruity looking with diamonds and gold, as those catch the eye of thugs. (um...and stay the hell away from mango ave at 3am if you're drunk with cash and valuables) :stick_poke:

 

fred

 

guadalupe

 

they're not interested in you. They just want your gold.

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Davaoeno

NOT an expensive watch!!! Geezus bloody cripes... Can I have a loan mate?

 

What i mean is that there are many watches that cost much more ! [ and many of those have names most people have never heard of ].

 

I wear an Omega Seamaster [ James Bond series lol] and it has no gold or diamonds on it .

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I wear an Omega Seamaster [ James Bond series lol] and it has no gold or diamonds on it .

 

 

 

Does that mean it comes with the magnetic zip opener? or the laser ones ........... :D

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