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post #97876 of 101036
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Originally Posted by Caveat View Post

People who wear $40K watches are good at spotting $40K watches. Just like anyone on this forum is able to spot someone wearing CPs, MMM GATs, Schneider knits, RO leathers, etc. The difference being that to belong to the $40K watch club, you have to be, almost without exception, wealthy and successful. That's a powerful message to communicate to that exclusive group of people. That's all I'm saying.

I don't run in rich and important circles, but this kind of thing strikes me as the sort of idea that people out-of-power have about how people-in-power work.

I suppose to your analogy, I can't imagine ever networking with someone, and then leaving with the idea "well, he had on MMM GATs, so he's definitely someone I need to take seriously."
post #97877 of 101036
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Originally Posted by mer6 View Post

Actually, Melee is entering what they're calling it's Platinum Age, i.e. there was once a golden age where it was in MLG for a while, and it faded after that, but now MLG picked it up again (as well as other major tourneys like EVO) and the viewership/playership has massively increased.

People play on CRTs because they minimize lag.  It's incredibly important in a game that's very timing intensive (attacks like Fox's shine are 1-frame long, his back air is 39-frames with damage starting at 4, etc...).

There were almost 1k entrants this year to EVO for SSBM alone.

This is one of the more fascinating things I've read on this forum in a while
post #97878 of 101036

I still have a 24" Sony Wega flat screen CRT in my bedroom at my parents house with a PS1, Sega Saturn, Atari Jaguar, and 3DO hooked up to it. It is not for the purposes of minimizing lag while playing Panzer Dragoon or Silent Hill or Attack of the Mutant Penguins.  Am I a pro gamer or just a washed up nerd

post #97879 of 101036
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

I'd say good taste and bad taste are entirely uncorrelated to liking mechanical watches.  The distribution of good taste is likely pretty much the same for people who like watches as it is for people who don't.   That said, I think that maybe your point is that there would be an expectation that if your hobby is multi-thousand dollar watches, you should exhibit higher taste than average - and that is not the case, so failing to meet that expectation may be something to highlight.    

Also, to your point, most high end watches are ugly - and they have a market.  But that's the same with every other designed product out there : most cars are ugly, most clothes are ugly and most furniture and appliances look awful.  Nothing better or worse in the world of horology - gotta find the good-looking stuff amid an ocean of disgustingness.   People with bad taste like the ugly stuff, those with good taste don't.

I disagree, good taste is not evenly distributed and not all passions or subjects are as worthy. Horology (i.e. baller watches) tends to attract a disproportionate amount of aging bros who wouldn't know good aesthetics if it hit them in the face. Some aesthetic pursuits also tend to attract people who do not care about "aesthetics" in a wider sense, same is true for cars etc. On the other hand so many exceptions abound that every new encounter can be a surprise.
post #97880 of 101036
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

I don't run in rich and important circles, but this kind of thing strikes me as the sort of idea that people out-of-power have about how people-in-power work.

I suppose to your analogy, I can't imagine ever networking with someone, and then leaving with the idea "well, he had on MMM GATs, so he's definitely someone I need to take seriously."

Clearly, you need to re-watch the business card scene in American Psycho.
post #97881 of 101036
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

But people wearing 40k watches isn't a milieu, it is a market segment. Your initial argument doesn't make much sense if you can't illustrate it and I don't see it happening outside of watch companies executives or whatever.

I was talking about the world of business. It's easy to think of examples where you would want people to know that you are successful and powerful, and where those people are exactly the type who would know a $40K watch when they see it.

I only added the "and some unfortunate social circles" part because some people want their friends to be reminded how much money they have. Of course in those cases they probably can't rely on their friends recognizing the watch as being worth $40K, so they'll have to tell them.
post #97882 of 101036
just for the hell of it, what contitutes good taste and bad taste in cars? beyond the obvious ones like chris bangle BMW, SUVs and minivans
post #97883 of 101036
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

I don't run in rich and important circles, but this kind of thing strikes me as the sort of idea that people out-of-power have about how people-in-power work.

I suppose to your analogy, I can't imagine ever networking with someone, and then leaving with the idea "well, he had on MMM GATs, so he's definitely someone I need to take seriously."

The analogy between GATs and watches was only that once you become familiar with shopping for them, you become good at spotting them in the wild. I wasn't using SF brands as an example of prestige lol.
post #97884 of 101036
Need Yohji wool gab in my life.
Maybe instead of a 40k watch I'll get the yohji 40k jacket? Better gaiz?
post #97885 of 101036
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Originally Posted by kashmir View Post

just for the hell of it, what contitutes good taste and bad taste in cars? beyond the obvious ones like chris bangle BMW, SUVs and minivans

Speaking from personal experience, I can tell you that the Honda Odyssey represents the high-water mark for taste in the world of automobiles. While I cannot be sure that such traditions are carried out in other parts of the world, when on the streets of Cleveland, if one encounters another fine connoisseur of mini-mass-transportation we tend to give each other a knowing nod of approval. I could teach the nod to you, but I'll need to see a pic of your Odyssey first, and please, only 2010 or newer.
post #97886 of 101036
Please let this Yohji bump end the watches derail

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post #97887 of 101036
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Originally Posted by kashmir View Post

just for the hell of it, what contitutes good taste and bad taste in cars? beyond the obvious ones like chris bangle BMW, SUVs and minivans

Good taste:

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post #97888 of 101036
I own the most photographed watch in America.
post #97889 of 101036
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post


I don't run in rich and important circles, but this kind of thing strikes me as the sort of idea that people out-of-power have about how people-in-power work.

I suppose to your analogy, I can't imagine ever networking with someone, and then leaving with the idea "well, he had on MMM GATs, so he's definitely someone I need to take seriously."

I'd take it a step further even. It's very much about people's perceptions of the wealthy differ from region to region. I grew in Southern California - the signifiers of true wealth at that time and place were weather you could walk around in a Polo shirt, not a Brioni suit and a walnut dial Rolex.

 

I also don't run around in moneyed crowds, but I have to think that if you're in an industry where your opinion of someone you're about to do business with fluctuates depending on whether that person is wearing a $40K timepiece or simply a $2K timepiece, you're in an industry more consumed with superficiality than substance (re: banking, finance, wealth management). 

 

I'm not trying to besmirch anyone interested in purchasing a $40K watch - if that's how you want to spend your money, fine. But if that's the gateway to being considered adequate, then you might want to look at the circles you're trying to break into.

post #97890 of 101036
I wear the same watch as Buzz Aldrin wore while taking space shits.
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