What does it mean when somebody wears a watch worth 5 times their annual (offici

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  1. ptosis profile image71
    ptosisposted 21 months ago

    What does it mean when somebody wears a watch worth 5 times their annual (official) salary?

    Limited-edition Richard Mille 52-01, (30 of which were ever made) seen on the wrist of Dmitry Peskov who was mentioned in 'Company Intel report 2016/080' regarding Trump. 




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  2. bradmasterOCcal profile image30
    bradmasterOCcalposted 21 months ago

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    It means that you are meddling in how some people spend their money. BTW, that watch doesn't appeal to me at all. It looks broken. lol
    Unless you have a vested interest, like somehow it should be your money than why do you care.

    Did you see all the elites at the Golden Globe awards, and at other elite events? Did it bother you on how much money they spend on their attire.
    Did it bother you that when pres Bill Clinton left the WH, they were bankrupt, and yet moved into a $10mil home? How many more times his annual salary is that?
    I am apparently missing the point of your question, so if that is true, then please delete my comment.

    1. ptosis profile image71
      ptosisposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      i don't delete unless spam. ty 4 comment

    2. Au fait profile image92
      Au faitposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      Never imagined in a million years that I would ever agree with even a syllable of anything you say, bradmasterOCcal, but I do agree with your question to ptosis, "Why do you care?" Why indeed?  With all due respect, get a life ptosis.

  3. Express10 profile image87
    Express10posted 21 months ago

    No, offense intended but the plain truth is that they can afford it and you cannot. It doesn't mean anything to wear expensive objects. They are just expensive objects that some people can afford and others can't.

    A few times, I have come into contact with people who ask questions such as the one you have asked here and it is very off putting to have people question what you earn or may have spent as if somehow you can't afford this or that or that or you are somehow not worthy simply because the person incorrectly attempting to count your money can't afford it.

    There are many affluent and wealthy people in this world and it is not uncommon for them to spend as much as working class people earn in an entire year in a matter of minutes or hours...because they can afford to do so. They do this because they can, those who don't either can afford to do so and refrain from it or they simply cannot afford it. What's wrong with wearing expensive timepieces? What's wrong with spending lots of money when you can afford it?

    1. ptosis profile image71
      ptosisposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      Perhaps his friend loaned it to him for the wedding, as in something borrowed? Could be. Seriously, you think somebody would buy a watch that is 5 times their OWN official salary? You must be joking.

    2. fpherj48 profile image79
      fpherj48posted 21 months agoin reply to this

      Something new, something old, something borrowed, something blue, applies only to a BRIDE....not the groom. I take it U were being sarcastic?

    3. ptosis profile image71
      ptosisposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      No, I thought it applied to the groom also. I was not being sarcastic.

    4. Express10 profile image87
      Express10posted 21 months agoin reply to this

      Most certainly people do buy things that are expensive. Maybe it was borrowed, maybe it was a gift, maybe he did some nefarious deed to afford it. Who knows? But people do buy expensive things and he would be no different no matter his salary.

  4. profile image52
    peter565posted 21 months ago

    It mean the watch is either a gift or he stole it or he is crazy

  5. Ericdierker profile image46
    Ericdierkerposted 21 months ago

    What!?  I think I can name 3 women who own what appear to be Loius Vitton (sp) hand bags. My wife tells me who the crazy ones are that do not have knock offs. We are talking like to months pay for a purse.
    One time I owned a Breitling that went for about 5k$. Given to me by a Blue Angel Pilot who got it from a Martini pilot which is now owned by Breitling. I got his little brother out of a court martial, by some shennanigans involving BAE. Then I swapped it for a wedding ring for my wife. I figure some jewelry clerk probably bartered it for some street drugs. I also figure by the time it got to the dealer the addict only got about 400$ credit for it. And he probably swapped it for 1,000 to his attorney for legal fees. And he lost it to a real estate agent in gambling and he gave it to his son for a graduation present.

    My very poor ex-wife gave my oldest daughter a 3 karat diamond that she got from her grandma.
    Did I get my point across?

    1. ptosis profile image71
      ptosisposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      Yup

    2. Ericdierker profile image46
      Ericdierkerposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      Fun isn't it. I have two Kachina dolls worth more than my home. My bro gave them to all of us for christmas years ago, the guy who made them died under a train in New Mexico. Van Gogh!

  6. fpherj48 profile image79
    fpherj48posted 21 months ago

    1.  The watch is a phony knock off that cost a fraction of the authentic one
    2.  The person has a wealthy & generous friend or relative who loves them very much!
    3...The person wearing the watch is young, gorgeous & sexy, has a "Sugar Daddy" or "Sugar Mama." & will exchange physical pleasure for gifts, money  (being supported as a Mistress or Gigolo)
    4.  The watch is stolen property.
    5. The individual works as a live model & has been hired to wear jewelry or clothing as a mobile advertisement.

    1. Au fait profile image92
      Au faitposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      6.  You don't know this person as well as you think and s/he has income, inheritance, connections, or other resources that you are not privy to.  (You state some good possibilities Paula.)

    2. fpherj48 profile image79
      fpherj48posted 21 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks Au fait!  I like your contribution!  It's never a good idea to speculate or judge.  We learn this early on in life.  smile

    3. Express10 profile image87
      Express10posted 21 months agoin reply to this

      I agree with you both.

 
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