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Well stated. It's a great feeling to have a watch you can really trust. I'm going to have to look into the Sinn hardened steel.
There's a lot of hype and counter-hype about GS watches, but in the flesh they are actually pretty impressive IMO. Roughly you could divide their models into "modern" and "vintage inspired". The former category, such as the Snowflake posted above, are impressive in the same way as the Royal Oak - intricate angles, alternating brushed/polished surfaces, dial detailing, robust/accurate modern automatic movements, etc. The latter category reminds me of GO Senator Sixties or...
Dino - appreciate the analysis on Daytona pricing above. I was just speculating that they might be harder to move right now due to anticipation of the new iteration after Basel. I think you're right that the market has settled on $10-10.5k as a fair price for a mint/LNIB version. On a separate note, I think that mint/LNIB going rate is a good benchmark for assessing value and depreciation for any watch, as it helps cut through the distribution/pricing games the brands are...
What do you think of speculations about a SS ceramic bezel Daytona? I came across some mockups online and was pretty intrigued.I do think the market is anticipating some "improvements" for the next Daytona as the secondary market for SS 116520s is tanking. Looking at rolexforums and Timezone, you see BNIB new serial, open warranty examples going for about $11-11.5k, LNIB with warranty for $10-10.5k, with new listings every day. Could not have imagined this % drop below...
I'd say there's a lot more overlap between indemnity/warranty than representation/warranty. If you really wanted to make a distinction, warranty is probably more "limited" in the sense that the future promise corresponds to the state of the item at sale (e.g. manufacturing defects) whereas an indemnity can serve as insurance or security against any type of future loss. This conversation is slightly off-topic.
I don't know of any deeper legal significance, but in ordinary English a "representation" is a description of something and a "warranty" is a promise or guarantee to do something prospectively. If you're selling something you may give a detailed or vague representation of that thing, and/or make an broad or narrow commitment to rectify problems that may arise after the sale. A bad representation is false or inaccurate, a bad warranty is unavailable or unfulfilled.
I think you're losing focus with your argument. You made a valid point that deviations from orthodoxy shouldn't be arbitrary and capricious. Fuuma echoed the point by contrasting design gimmicks against innovations driven by genuine points of view and vision. No one would deny this or that there is good design and bad design. The other points you're making are just arbitrary and unpersuasive pronouncements - casting the history of clothes as linear/incremental/universal...
Some additional examples of Davide Taub's work below. I think it's pretty clear that while he doesn't feel constrained by the "lexicon of classic tailoring" or whatever, his work doesn't lack a point of view or commitment. [[SPOILER]]
For what it's worth, the tailor of those jackets, Davide Taub, has a reputation for being fairly avante garde for Savile Row (particularly for being head cutter at one of the oldest houses, Gieves & Hawkes). An excerpt from a recent interview:http://www.permanentstyle.co.uk/2012/12/davide-taub-style-and-tailor.html
This jacket illustrates the benefit of a bespoke overcoat. OTR ones usually look too baggy when worn over a suit. This looks slim and sculpted, with room in just the right places to accommodate layers.
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