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      04-22-2013, 01:40 PM   #1
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Nice watch or //M school?

My 10th anniversary is coming up and my wife told me I can either get a nice watch or go to M school. I will be picking up an e9x 6MT M3 soon. I wont be tracking it much, maybe 2-3 times a year. I love watches, but don't have a really nice one yet. I'm really torn here. Has anyone gone to M school? Is it worth it? I mean I know it would be a blast, but would I really benefit from it by learning how to drive my car better? I'm not a pro by any means, but my dad is and has taught me a lot. I can heel/ toe very well and know good lines and how to pick them. Is there anything else I would pick up there?
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      04-22-2013, 01:49 PM   #2
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There are lots of HPDEs you can go to that cost a couple hundred bucks. I would get a nice watch and go to those events.

The M school gets great reviews but it costs about as much as buying a cheap E30 or E36, insurance, basic maintenance, and going to 3-4 car-club run HPDEs.

Also depends on your wife's taste in watches, if she's going to get you a Movado or something, take the M-school. If she's going to come home with an IWC, take the watch.

Oh, and congrats on 10 yrs.
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      04-22-2013, 01:55 PM   #3
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Thanks Goat. I was kinda thinking the same thing. Something cool for me though going to M school. Ive always been a die hard BMW guy and the M school experience I'm sure would be out of this world cool, but I'm just not sure if the coolness will be enough to justify it if I won't really learn that much. The watch will be my choice. Either Omega Seamaster, or Rolex Sub, I havent decided yet.
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      04-22-2013, 04:36 PM   #4
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Congrats on the anniversary. You should consider a Tag Carrera as well. The black faced version is a stunner in person and will keep you smiling way longer than 2 day driving event.
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      04-22-2013, 06:57 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies and congrats. I've pretty much made up my mind to get a watch over the school. That is a sharp watch too, I'm just not much of a Tag guy. Too pretty looking for me.
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      04-22-2013, 07:19 PM   #6
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2 to 3 track days a year... Take the watch.
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      04-22-2013, 07:51 PM   #7
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Thanks guys. I agree. Watch it is.
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      04-22-2013, 08:09 PM   #9
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Get a German watch. I'd suggest a Sinn, but there are other brands as well.
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      04-22-2013, 09:02 PM   #10
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Undoubtedly a watch. You will be able to keep it for years (go for the rolex sub).
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I'd go for the watch but the driving event would be quite memorable.
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this should be in the watch section.

i have nothing else to add.

... get the watch
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Thanks everyone. I guess Bing240sx is right, I should have put this in the watch section. I think the answers there may have been a little biased though. I have decided on a watch. I think I'll get an Omega though, I like them a bit better than Rolex. Ill just "settle" for some BMWCCA track events instead
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why don't you do Zero Gravity if you're looking for something memorable?
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Forgive my ignorance, but what is Zero Gravity?
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http://www.gozerog.com/
same feeling as if you were in space

or you can try dog fighting:
http://aircombat.com

find city closest to you, and hit it up. I've done both, honestly some of the funnest shit I've done. Video/pictures to keep with you forever, and a cool story to tell.
both are cheaper than a submariner and IMO funner than a track day.

just an idea, since you're looking at 8-9k$
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I just don't get spending so much on a watch...

This. http://www.skipbarber.com/formula.asp
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Nice choice on the Omega. I love Seamaster
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I just don't get spending so much on a watch...

This. http://www.skipbarber.com/formula.asp
^ also amazing fun
didn't know they had it in the US ^_^
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