... Your post came across as pretentious and arrogant, so I suppose we're even. With the entire Internet at your disposal, that you're asking the question here gives one great pause. I certainly wouldn't ask about the Macan on the Rolex forum or the IWC boards.
Things that are beautiful and unique are not necessarily exceptional timepieces. Like many things in this world, it's very easy to get ripped off when spending large amounts of money outside of our "world of knowledge." As the article I posted mentions, ladies watches are generally jewelry and not much more. Exceptional timepieces are complex mechanical devices that are feats of engineering mixed with artwork - and they come from some of the finest craftsmen on the planet. And for all their troubles, they're generally piss-poor at telling time and require a lot more (expensive) maintenance than a Timex. It's like buying a Ferrari that drives like crap.
Congrats on your milestone, whatever it is. Without presuming to know anything about you, I do know it's cold as **** in Toronto and the Leafs are mediocre so perhaps you could celebrate with a trip to the Maldives instead. Memories are more valuable than possessions.
What a fascinating thread. Such a vivid contrast to the alternative 'Watch Discussion - Wrist Shots
' thread, also in the lounge, wherein members knowledgeably discuss matters horological with admirable expertise and a total absence of self-aggrandisement.
The initiator hasn't answered any of the questions elicited by the OP, reacting only to rhoyle's insightful exposition #11
without gratitude, simultaneously failing to meaningfully engage members who've bothered to provide suggestions and helpful advice. Though unnoticed I'm proud to have identified the poseur purpose of the OP by #6
Ostentation is uncommon in this forum, despite the prestige associated with Porsche cars. I've noticed members with spectacular car collections and many have glamorous occupations or successful enterprises, yet they're all here to discuss our super trucks. These discussions can be spirited too, fueled by passion for the vehicle rather than impudicity. Whether owners of the base model, pre-owned cars, or simply aspiring owners, members of this forum are remarkably down-to-earth, passionate and helpful car people. What a very pleasant group to participate with.