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A fool and his money are soon parted

December 2 2011 at 1:04 PM
fatboyharris  (Login fatboyharris)
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Response to I think you gonna be the next Orchi here- do not want to listen to

Literal meaning.

This is quite an early proverb in the English language and, as such, might be thought to contain the wisdom of the ancients. The notion was known by the late 16th century, when it was expressed in rhyme by Thomas Tusser in Five Hundreth Pointes of Good Husbandrie, 1573:

A foole & his money,
be soone at debate:
which after with sorow,
repents him to late.

There have been some "interesting" debates in recent times involving Orchi, in which I thought he was not fairly treated and therefore I spoke out and supported Orchi, not may I add in support of some of his representations and ascertains.

With this balanced position as a matter of forum record, may I add the following cautionary note, one of the leading authorities on such pieces amongst many other respected individuals have voiced their observations as to the correctness of this particular piece based on their extensive knowledge and experience.

If I was in the market for such a watch I know who I would listen to and with all due respect it doesn't include Orchi with regard to this very specialist area..

Sorry Orchi, in the nicest possible way don't cloud the issue with regard to this piece, if you are putting out the cash to buy it fine, if not on occassions it pays to be silent, that way you tend to learn far more.

I appreciate that our knowledge and understanding of Rolex grows day by day and there may be more to discover regarding the 5517. These guys are not infallable, but are extremely reliable and rarely get it wrong.

Just bear in mind that at some point you may wish to move this piece on and there's a strong possibility that any prospective buyer may consult the very same experts you decided to consult but have decided to basically ignore inturn may reduce the size of potential market or selling price achieved.

It's your money and you can spend it anyway you want to, but bear in mind " A fool and his money....................



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