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October 2020 - Fantasy Watch Competition - The Cyrus Rules.

  • 01-10-2020 10:54am
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 2,527 ✭✭✭


    Congrats to Septembers winner Cyrus, as his reward he get to set the rules for this months competition. This one is juicy.

    Rules:
    1. 5 watch collection
    2. €100k euro budget
    3. No stainless steel
    4. Each watch must be from a different brand.
    5. European Union and UK Countries on Chrono24 only, must pay full asking. Currency conversion as per Chrono24.
    6. Entries with the format - Watch, reference, price, Chrono24 link please.

    All Entries PM to me and note its October in the header. All entries will be published on the 17th October and anonymous. Poll for 2 weeks and results on the 31st October.

    If you want to make comment on your collection, the reasons for your choices etc. I will put that under your entry on the poll.

    Good luck


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,716 ✭✭✭893bet


    Is two tone considered outside the rules?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,527 ✭✭✭Fitz II


    893bet wrote: »
    Is two tone considered outside the rules?

    I would say two tone is out of bounds however maybe Cyrus might confirm, its his rodeo.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,214 ✭✭✭✭Cienciano


    No SS? 5 resin G-Shocks and a speed boat with the change


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,599 ✭✭✭Cyclingtourist


    Edit:So the average price has gone from 8K to 20K and no stainless steel, sounds like it's moved from desirable but unobtainable to simply undesirable, for me at least.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,214 ✭✭✭✭Cienciano


    Plenty of desirable non-ss. Although I did see a furniture salesman wearing a president and laughed to myself. Seems to be the go to watch to let people know you have money.

    How the hell do you change the currency on chrono24? Found it, right down the bottom of the home page


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,908 ✭✭✭hitemfrank


    I decided to have a go in this one. I decided to get in nice an early in case any of my picks disappear between now and the reveal.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,716 ✭✭✭893bet


    Edit:So the average price has gone from 8K to 20K and no stainless steel, sounds like it's moved from desirable but unobtainable to simply undesirable, for me at least.

    I am sure with the 50,000 watches on C24 you will manage to find 5 you like....
    :rolleyes:


    Rules are tough though. When PM is involved it’s very easy drop 50k on a watch from the like of PP!


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,214 ✭✭✭✭Cienciano


    Not a bad option, 50k for 4 watches with 1 amazing watch isn't bad


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 60,044 Mod ✭✭✭✭Wibbs


    No SS? Pity cos I'd have been able to rustle up a few that might fit, but none would be made of precious metal.

    Rejoice in the awareness of feeling stupid, for that’s how you end up learning new things. If you’re not aware you’re stupid, you probably are.



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,214 ✭✭✭✭Cienciano


    Switzerland not being in the EU has fúcked me up. Next price closest is €12k more. It's like doing a fantasy football team


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,908 ✭✭✭hitemfrank


    Cienciano wrote: »
    Switzerland not being in the EU has fúcked me up. Next price closest is €12k more. It's like doing a fantasy football team

    I've included a Swiss based watch in my 5. I assumed they were kosher because I didn't read carefully enough.

    I'll wait for Fitz to confirm if I need to change my selection out.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,214 ✭✭✭✭Cienciano


    It ****ed me up because it was my most expensive. Can we put in the car and drive across the border with the watch hidden in a side panel?


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,414 ✭✭✭✭banie01


    Isn't Switzerland basically pretty much EEA?
    Free trade? Or is there a VAT liability?


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,716 ✭✭✭893bet


    I would have assumed Switzerland is ok in the spirit of the competition.

    I really liked this budget!


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,214 ✭✭✭✭Cienciano


    Can do a lot with €100k.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,527 ✭✭✭Fitz II


    893bet wrote: »
    I would have assumed Switzerland is ok in the spirit of the competition.

    I really liked this budget!

    Yes switzerland is ok.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,414 ✭✭✭✭banie01


    Fitz II wrote: »
    Yes switzerland is ok.

    Woohoo!

    I'm in an online lecture for public Admin, but trawling chrono24 for PM watches I'll never ever own :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,110 ✭✭✭Thirdfox


    *(former) tax lawyer hat on* - you would need to add on Irish VAT when importing from Switzerland though ;) - another 21% on the price is substantial... *hat off*


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,214 ✭✭✭✭Cienciano


    Thirdfox wrote: »
    *(former) tax lawyer hat on* - you would need to add on Irish VAT when importing from Switzerland though ;) - another 21% on the price is substantial... *hat off*

    Shhhh, say nothing!

    A quick google and saw this, christ, be careful what you bring across the swiss border:

    https://www.fratellowatches.com/beware-swiss-customs-targeting-baselworld-2019-attendees/


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,622 ✭✭✭✭Cyrus


    Fitz II wrote: »
    I would say two tone is out of bounds however maybe Cyrus might confirm, its his rodeo.

    sorry missed the post,

    no two tones :pac:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,622 ✭✭✭✭Cyrus


    Edit:So the average price has gone from 8K to 20K and no stainless steel, sounds like it's moved from desirable but unobtainable to simply undesirable, for me at least.

    its only a bit of fun, if you dont like expensive precious metal watches thats fine but i dont really see why you wouldnt at least from a curiosity perspective, platinum and white gold are options if you dont like yellow gold.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,622 ✭✭✭✭Cyrus


    last post, can i enter ? :o


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,527 ✭✭✭Fitz II


    Yes Cyrus you can enter no problem....folks remember, ceramic and titanium are open too, all sapphire if you want, yellow, rose, white gold, platinium, carbon fibre, graphiene, wood, brass, plastic and anything thats not stainless, the bracelet cant be SS either, and no mix of stainless and another material (looking at you rolex...with your stupid material names)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,908 ✭✭✭hitemfrank


    Fecking Rolesium meant I had to pick something else


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 12,611 Mod ✭✭✭✭blue5000


    Has everyone entered yet?

    If the seat's wet, sit on yer hat, a cool head is better than a wet ar5e.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,527 ✭✭✭Fitz II


    blue5000 wrote: »
    Has everyone entered yet?

    Everyone need to get entry in before Saturday afternoon close. good few in already. Entering this myself too.


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