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 No one had to call it the worst option for a remark like "there are plenty of worse options out there" to still be used and make sense.  And I'm not suggesting anyone buy one.  I wouldn't. Perhaps, but again I had yet to see that sort of reaction in relatively brief time posting in the TWAT threads so hence my comment and further explanation. I agree.
 I think it's a fair point for this thread.  "Vastly" superior might be a stretch, but I would think they're somewhat superior.  They should be considering the price difference, though if Belstaffs are all made in Britain then that might explain part of it.  Barbour may be the the better value though depending on what you can get one for.  Keep in mind I don't own a Belstaff as I've always felt they may be a bit too slim for me.  Great look you're sporting there.
 Two things on the Zip Parka: 1)  Superdemin has it in the army color a bit cheaper than Cabourn.com depending on your size.  2)  I found the previous season's version, SS15 I believe but it could have been AW14, to be quit ill-fitting.  It's a very boxy jacket so unless you've already tried it on I would recommend referring to the size chart. Cabourn's site something along the lines of "final markdowns" when they had the rest of the sale up a week or so back so it might...
 I can understand after re-reading my initial post where the use of "fashion" comes across as wrong.  And it is no matter how you slice it.  That said I did use quotes for a reason.  I think "distinctive style" is a better way to put it.  Good design is most definitely not the same as fashion. I agree that they'll definitely continue to be relevant for some time as I think that at minimum they'll always have a strong core of enthusiasts.  Anyway, putting the mouse down and...
 Great points.  I completely agree that Nomos indeed haven't pitched themselves to be trendy or youthful like Swatch.  I think they simply are "trendy" and "youthful" because of the product they make for multiple reasons you mentioned.  I also agree that only real watch lovers might see them as modestly priced and for me it's all relative.  I've actually thrown out Nomos to a few friends and co-workers who I felt might like them.  They're however ignorant of the watch...
 Well as I mentioned earlier I like the numbered edition Speedmaster and everything your post says basically applies to it.  Were I to get one I certainly wouldn't expect it to appreciate in value, but at the discounted price I'm seeing I would expect it to hold it's value.  Of course if it didn't I feel strongly enough that I would still love the watch considering how many different photos of Speedmaster references I've seen.    Ah, but I never said anyone said it's the...
 I respectfully disagree on both counts.  With regards to the Globemaster I think that's an overstatement, but to each their own.  Again, I don't like it, but there are plenty of worse options out there.  As for Rolex, my perception is my reality and while I overstated my point surely, I see models or references get high praise that I personally don't love.  
 Don't Omegas seem to hold their heavily discounted value though?  Assuming you get the right one of course.  
 Well it's certainly not vintage and not necessarily off the beaten path that much, but one watch that I don't believe was suggested was the numbered edition Speedmaster:  There's a lot that I like about this watch.  For starters I love that it's under 40mm.  I also love the dagger hands.  The asymmetry of the smaller hands is nice too.  And while their use of crystal instead of hezalite is an issue for a lot of "purists", it's a choice that from the photos I've seen make...
 Agreed on the Aircraft Jacket.  It will show wear signs rather easily, though perhaps in the white not as much.  I grabbed both colors last SS though and I really like it.    I've had friends rip on them, but I thought it was obvious they'd sell fast.  Not a "must have" for me, but their popularity comes as no surprise and we'll sure see more incarnations in the future.  Just wait until a Harris Tweed pair lands.  Cabourn's own site might get them, but they tend to be...
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