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I suppose I'm in the same boat. Ferrier and Moser don't sing to me either, though objectively I appreciate the finishing and workmanship on Ferriers in particular. For time-only dress watches of this calibre, the design language of Lange or VC appeal to me more.
Not to add further fuel to the fire, but I find these economic arguments dull and repetitive. The same arguments get re-hashed over and over again by "the bargain hunters", whether it's about watches, bespoke clothes, etc. Lets just accept that watches or bespoke clothes are (with a few exceptions) neither great investments nor "value propositions" in the strictest sense of the phrase. We buy watches and bespoke clothes because they are beautiful design objects/examples of...
The Safari and the new grey-on-grey are the standouts for the new ROOs for me:
How about Richard Mille?
My dislike of Hublot's is sadly not objective. I could see how - individually - they might be nice design objects, but something about the brand just screams nouveau riche mobsters.
The only Offshores I really like are the Diver and the latest generation of 42mm Offshores. The styling and case size of the new 42mm Offshores is more restrained and shows much greater refinement with some of the detailing, such as the ceramic pushers and subtle changes to the dial detailing/mega-tapeserie.
Nice to see you hear RSS! It's the only thread I still post on here - glad you've found your way back, even if it's only an annual visit. Would love to see your other watches paired perhaps with your Richard Anderson tweeds? I understand you have a few JLCs and a Vacheron or two in your collection???
I've never disliked the large size of the Panerais, as they are true to the brand's original DNA, as you rightly point out...It's more that the designs have appealed but never enough for me to consider buying one, if that makes sense? On the other hand, even though I'm a big AP fanboy (with 3 of them in my family, AP RO Dualtime, my wife's and father's Jules Audemars watches), the large Offshores put me off... I also find many of the IWCs just a bit too large for my...
Foo: Congratulations on the two new acquisitions. Loving the Panerai and the green strap on your Tank is pretty sweet. I never thought that I would start liking Panerais, but they've begun to grow on me... There simplicity and bold styling is refreshing in a world of Submariner and Speedy clones...
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