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southern6er22 12-15-2012 10:36 PM

What's Under the Tree of a 6er Owner
 
It's been a while since we've had a somewhat random discussion thread, so I thought I'd start one.

What made the short list this year? As 6er owners, we tend to have expensive tastes when it comes to our toys. I'm interested in seeing what's hot this year. Most of us, I presume, can just buy what we want when we want it and don't have to wait for Santa, thus gift ideas are hard to find.

For me, the 2-day M Course (taking it in 01/2013) is a big part of my Christmas. Aside from that, it's probably going to be chocolate from Vosges and Godiva, a new pair of Ray Ban's, and whatever else my mom decides to surprise me with.

Bönz 12-16-2012 03:43 AM

Sounds like a bragging thread, but since you asked.

iPhone 5; new MacBook Pro, Nest thermostat (if you're an Apple fan you'll love this thing), BMW winter wheel/tire set (more of a necessity), full chrome olympic curl bar, a pair of NB 624s and these really cool Kobalt screwdrivers that torque the same direction even when you twist the handle in the opposite direction.

southern6er22 12-16-2012 05:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Bönz (Post 7252980)
Sounds like a bragging thread, but since you asked.

iPhone 5; new MacBook Pro, Nest thermostat (if you're an Apple fan you'll love this thing), BMW winter wheel/tire set (more of a necessity), full chrome olympic curl bar, a pair of NB 624s and these really cool Kobalt screwdrivers that torque the same direction even when you twist the handle in the opposite direction.

Haha. Not a bragging thread - at least no more of one than a most of the threads discussing our 6ers :)

Which MacBook are you getting? I ask because I'm probably getting a new one in the next 6-8 months. I'm still using the one I got when I started college, so it's time for a new one. The current one is a little slow and can't hold a charge (and eats new batteries so they won't hold a charge). I'm tempted to go for the Retina display version given it's lighter weight and looks, but I'm still not convinced that justifies $800.

I'm going to have to check out that nest thermostat - never seen that before. Very cool concept.

TopDownInFL 12-16-2012 07:05 AM

Since my wife never knows what to get me, I've waited patiently for the cargo net for the trunk.

hammadurb 12-16-2012 09:56 AM

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Originally Posted by TopDownInFL (Post 7253149)
Since my wife never knows what to get me, I've waited patiently for the cargo net for the trunk.

You might want to look at the trunk mat that comes with a collapsible box. The box comes in very handy.

djsaad1 12-16-2012 01:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Bönz (Post 7252980)
Nest thermostat (if you're an Apple fan you'll love this thing),


I am not much of an apple fan (both the fruit and the company), but I do really like my nest thermostat. great device.

Soldes 12-16-2012 03:17 PM

What do I want for Christmas....?

Health and happiness for mysefl, my family, and for all the members of this forum and their families. The fact that we are fortunate enough to drive a BMW 6 series, usually means that we have been able to achieve many of our life's material goals.:)

ProRail 12-16-2012 03:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Soldes (Post 7253996)
What do I want for Christmas....?

Health and happiness for mysefl, my family, and for all the members of this forum and their families. The fact that we are fortunate enough to drive a BMW 6 series, usually means that we have been able to achieve many of our life's material goals.:)

Amen...but I'm still very happy with my 5er. It's all the car I have ever lusted after.

EmM HoLLa 12-16-2012 04:15 PM

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Originally Posted by southern6er22 (Post 7253049)
Haha. Not a bragging thread - at least no more of one than a most of the threads discussing our 6ers :)

Which MacBook are you getting? I ask because I'm probably getting a new one in the next 6-8 months. I'm still using the one I got when I started college, so it's time for a new one. The current one is a little slow and can't hold a charge (and eats new batteries so they won't hold a charge). I'm tempted to go for the Retina display version given it's lighter weight and looks, but I'm still not convinced that justifies $800.

I'm going to have to check out that nest thermostat - never seen that before. Very cool concept.

I just ordered a new Mac Book pro myself this evening... I flirted with the retina display but the lack of storage for my extensive music collection just wasn't going to fly..

I would really like a Gold Presidential Rolex watch for Christmas... Couldn't make a plausible 'business case' to my fiancé to make that purchase only a few months after buying my Sixer... Maybe next year... Haha... Hope everyone enjoys themselves during the holidays...

southern6er22 12-16-2012 06:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Soldes (Post 7253996)
What do I want for Christmas....?

Health and happiness for mysefl, my family, and for all the members of this forum and their families. The fact that we are fortunate enough to drive a BMW 6 series, usually means that we have been able to achieve many of our life's material goals.:)

+1.

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Originally Posted by EmM HoLLa (Post 7254061)
I just ordered a new Mac Book pro myself this evening... I flirted with the retina display but the lack of storage for my extensive music collection just wasn't going to fly..

Yeah, I struggle to justify the Retina for any reason other than the body and design - stupid, I know. Even though my eyes have become accustomed to the high definition Retina displays on my phone and iPad as well as our TVs, 95% of the time my 4-year-old MacBook Pro's display is satisfactory. That damn B&O system is going to forever haunt me for choosing the cheaper option...

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Originally Posted by EmM HoLLa (Post 7254061)
I would really like a Gold Presidential Rolex watch for Christmas... Couldn't make a plausible 'business case' to my fiancé to make that purchase only a few months after buying my Sixer... Maybe next year... Haha... Hope everyone enjoys themselves during the holidays...

Speaking of watches, I need some advice from you watch aficionados. I need a good starter "grown up watch." Anything in the $2000 to $3000 range that's decent and worth the money, or do I need to increase that range to get something good? I'm clueless when it comes to high-end watches, so any advice on a good starter would be appreciated.

Soldes 12-16-2012 07:30 PM

Watches
 
Ahh... Mr Southern, you are making all the right moves; in your 20's, with a 6er, now looking for a fine timepiece... It appears that the world is your oyster my friend.
Now on to the watch question: There are different levels of "fine" time pieces; at the very top of the food chain (over $10,000), you have the Patek Philippe's, Vacheron Constantin, Jaeger Le Coultre, Blancpain etc . For entry level, now days, anything made of gold, starts at $7,000 and up. So, Stainless steel probably should be your target in the price range that you mentioned. My recomendation is to look at brands like: Maurice Lacroix, Girard perregaux, Zenith, Frederick Constant (swiss brand up and coming), Cuervo y Sobrino etc; they have nice watches that will not set you back too badly. There is also a huge pre-owned market of timepieces that could save you some coin, if you know what you are doing.
The bottom line is: watches are a lot like cars and women; One should go after the one that catches your eye, and makes you feel that you can't do without..
Hope this helps:thumbup:

640GC 12-16-2012 07:31 PM

Hopefully a radar detector! Just can't get the Autobahn driving out of my system. Hard to go slow stateside. :)

Don't really need anything. Have a Merry Christmas everyone.

southern6er22 12-16-2012 08:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Soldes (Post 7254385)
For entry level, now days, anything made of gold, starts at $7,000 and up. So, Stainless steel probably should be your target in the price range that you mentioned. My recomendation is to look at brands like: Maurice Lacroix, Girard perregaux, Zenith, Frederick Constant (swiss brand up and coming), Cuervo y Sobrino etc; they have nice watches that will not set you back too badly.

Thanks for the info. I have no idea what I want at this point, but I figured I'd start soliciting some opinions :) Spending $7k+ on a watch is a bit rich for me right now - trying to be good :angel:. I guess I might just have to wait a little longer to be a real grown up :thumbup:

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Originally Posted by Soldes (Post 7254385)
The bottom line is that watches are a lot like cars and women: One should go after the one that catches your eye and makes you feel that we can't do without.

Sounds like good advice to me. Reminds me of the wise words of my good friend, Mr. Intin, "If it files, floats, or f*cks, it's cheaper to rent than buy."

Okay, not really the same thing, but both are good life lessons :rofl:

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Originally Posted by 640GC (Post 7254390)
Hopefully a radar detector! Just can't get the Autobahn driving out of my system. Hard to go slow stateside. :)

Don't really need anything. Have a Merry Christmas everyone.

Thank God for the HUD. It is the only thing that keeps me honest. :D :rofl: Comfort/Comfort+ is my friend in the rain as it mellows out my throttle happiness.

Bönz 12-17-2012 03:07 AM

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Originally Posted by southern6er22 (Post 7253049)
Haha. Not a bragging thread - at least no more of one than a most of the threads discussing our 6ers :)

Which MacBook are you getting? .

Already got it. Didn't splurge for the retina display. Not worth it to me. I just got the regular 13" i5 Pro. My wife has a 15" i7, but for what I do, the 13" is fine.

miotoo 12-17-2012 08:15 AM

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Originally Posted by southern6er22 (Post 7254292)
+1.

Speaking of watches, I need some advice from you watch aficionados. I need a good starter "grown up watch." Anything in the $2000 to $3000 range that's decent and worth the money, or do I need to increase that range to get something good? I'm clueless when it comes to high-end watches, so any advice on a good starter would be appreciated.

Tag Heuer.

TopDownInFL 12-25-2012 07:59 AM

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Originally Posted by TopDownInFL (Post 7253149)
Since my wife never knows what to get me, I've waited patiently for the cargo net for the trunk.

Santa listened. There was a cargo net under the tree this year! :thumbup:

dunderhi 12-25-2012 08:48 AM

An X5M. :D

southern6er22 12-25-2012 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by dunderhi (Post 7270232)
An X5M. :D

Someone must've been really good this year :D

The following isn't the most exciting gift in the world (especially compared to an X5 M :) ), but it's a pretty cool little gadget. Hopefully this will prevent me from being an idiot with my tire pressures in the future. It's a bit overkill for the job, but it beats the little pop out sticks. A 6er driver can't be bothered with troubles like eye strain or kneeling next to the tires. Jk, but really... ;)

x3brian 12-25-2012 02:36 PM

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Originally Posted by southern6er22 (Post 7254292)

Speaking of watches, I need some advice from you watch aficionados. I need a good starter "grown up watch." Anything in the $2000 to $3000 range that's decent and worth the money, or do I need to increase that range to get something good? I'm clueless when it comes to high-end watches, so any advice on a good starter would be appreciated.

Definitely stainless steel.

I would recommend:

1) rolex date 115210 stainless steel. Current model retails for around $6400 but not unheard of to find closer to $5000 especially for new 2009 models. Old models still sell for around $5000 (same design since the 50s).

2) stainless steel rolex submariner.

3) omega seamaster. Closer to $3k.

The rolex will hold its value well over time...

Itinj6 12-25-2012 07:29 PM

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Originally Posted by southern6er22 (Post 7254464)
Sounds like good advice to me. Reminds me of the wise words of my good friend, Mr. Intin, "If it files, floats, or f*cks, it's cheaper to rent than buy."

Okay, not really the same thing, but both are good life lessons :rofl:

Nice lol. You remember young padawan.

As for watches, I got a Sony Smartwatch lol. Not expensive or stylish but extremely useful if you have an Android cellular device. Pure technology geek stuff at its finest. I usually don't like wearing jewelry or anything on my wrists for that matter but this little piece is so useful, I deal with it.

Sent from my SCH-I605 using Bimmer App

JONNYCHIRO 12-25-2012 11:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Itinj6 (Post 7270903)
Nice lol. You remember young padawan.

As for watches, I got a Sony Smartwatch lol. Not expensive or stylish but extremely useful if you have an Android cellular device. Pure technology geek stuff at its finest. I usually don't like wearing jewelry or anything on my wrists for that matter but this little piece is so useful, I deal with it.

Sent from my SCH-I605 using Bimmer App

Yo itin. Get a hold of me. Your PM box is full to the max. I'll be NYC on Friday. 28th

hamlyn 12-26-2012 06:31 PM

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Originally Posted by southern6er22 (Post 7254464)
"If it files, floats, or f*cks, it's cheaper to rent than buy."

Files? Secretary?
Floats? Same Secretary?
F*cks? Yup, must be the same secretary.

hamlyn 12-26-2012 06:35 PM

For me, Classe Audio SSP-800, CA-5300, Bowers and Wilkins 802Ds. Audio bliss.

Itinj6 12-26-2012 06:40 PM

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Originally Posted by hamlyn (Post 7272450)
Files? Secretary?
Floats? Same Secretary?
F*cks? Yup, must be the same secretary.

Lol. Supposed to be "flies"

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southern6er22 01-09-2013 07:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Bönz (Post 7254796)
Already got it. Didn't splurge for the retina display. Not worth it to me. I just got the regular 13" i5 Pro. My wife has a 15" i7, but for what I do, the 13" is fine.

As I hinted at in another thread, my old MacBook Pro just bit the dust after being my faithful companion through college.

Now that you've had your MacBooks for a while, is there anything you wish you had configured differently? I know I want the 15" as it's worked well for me - not too big, not too small. I have my iPad for lightweight applications, so a little extra heft in my main computer isn't a big deal to me.

Right now I'm leaning toward the Pro with Retina, 256 GB SSD, and upgrading to the 2.6 GHz i7. This makes it identical to the $2800 version with 512 GB but for $500 less. I figure I can just get an external HD that holds a TB or two if I need the space.

This might be overkill, but I'll likely have this computer for the next 4 years, so I hate to hold back too much now.

I'd appreciate thoughts and opinions from anyone. Thanks!

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