Question: You don't appear to wear too much of your own jewelry, do you?
Answer: No, just watches, but important watches. And this good luck charm (hanging from his neck on a leather cord), which was a gift. I don't like jewelry on me, which is a funny thing to say about someone who sells very expensive jewelry. It's a personality thing. I might wear a watch with a lot of diamonds to an important event to show off, but it's for fun. I wouldn't do it every day.
Q: Do you sometimes keep a piece of art for yourself?
A: A few times a year I'll take something home for myself. I like impressionists. I collect watches, about six or seven right now. I just bought this Patek Philippe 2499 for $400,000.
Q: Did you get a deal on that?
A: It was a deal because it will keep going up in value, big time. And if I ever need the money, I can sell it.
Q: Any of your family in the business?
A: Nobody in my family wants to be me. They hate my business. I offered my brother the chance, and he said he would not take it as a gift. They don't want my stress, they don't want my life. You have to love this business; you have to have a passion. You cannot just do it because you have to do it.
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