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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

I don't know what the point is...if you buy a Bedat or a Bvlgari and it doesn't have a Swatch movement but instead has a Timex movement, it's still gonna run, keep time (sort of), and it's still gonna look like a $10,000 watch.

Is what it looks like, or the name on the face, all, or even mostly, what's important?

I believe the luxury watch market is all about aesthetics, after all cheap quartz watches keep time better than the best mechanical watch. If you go to the watch enthusiast sites, it is more about the beauty of the movement than its accuracy. Personally, I wear a watch more for the aesthetics. My iPhone keeps better time, automatically synchs to the timezone, daylights savings and etc.
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

I believe the luxury watch market is all about aesthetics, after all cheap quartz watches keep time better than the best mechanical watch. If you go to the watch enthusiast sites, it is more about the beauty of the movement than its accuracy. Personally, I wear a watch more for the aesthetics. My iPhone keeps better time, automatically synchs to the timezone, daylights savings and etc.

Sounds like a good reason to buy a Rolex off the street corner.

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post #12108 of 21777

G&G's are still freakin' awesome shoes...

 

'nuff said

post #12109 of 21777

Excuse me,is a very poor translation.


Edited by ValeriyMahmutov - 5/22/14 at 4:03am
post #12110 of 21777
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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post
 

The form I have to admit that it is very nice indeed.

post #12111 of 21777
This forum thread is starting to get a bit irritating
post #12112 of 21777
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Originally Posted by jdanielca View Post

This forum thread is starting to get a bit irritating

 

No kidding.  Some dudes just won't ever get off their soapbox.

post #12113 of 21777
The one value I do see with G&G is the quality of their soles. Fiddle waist and finish are nice touches but I refer to the durability.
post #12114 of 21777
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

Leaves, is your camera angle playing tricks with my monitor...or do all those pairs have bubbling at the sides, close to the waist?

 

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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post


Looks to me to be the back edge of the forepart of the shoe trees.

 

It's actually the laces. They happened to get tucked in with the shoe trees.

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Oh, just my shoe-OCD playing tricks with me then.
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

No kidding.  Some dudes just won't ever get off their soapbox.

Amen to that.
post #12117 of 21777
We all have our opinions about what looks good and what does not look good. Our opinions may be influenced by other people's opinion as they explain what they like about a particular object. And that is all useful and fun and helps inform our decision of what we want to buy. But DWFII brings a different perspective because he deals with objective criteria of quality. What techniques are considered best practices are important informational tools for those of us who not only want our aesthetic impulses satisfied but also want that product to be a quality product. And for me, a discussion about subjective impressions is less useful as I have an innate sense of what I like and what I don't like than a discussion about objective construction quality as those things must be learned. What we do with that knowledge is, of course, up to us.
post #12118 of 21777
Curious as to how the new G&G store is doing. I know there was much attention to it earlier. I wish them well but I also hope that Nick's business is not significantly affected by it. With increased attention, I hope both locales experience more customer flow.
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Originally Posted by brax View Post

We all have our opinions about what looks good and what does not look good. Our opinions may be influenced by other people's opinion as they explain what they like about a particular object. And that is all useful and fun and helps inform our decision of what we want to buy. But DWFII brings a different perspective because he deals with objective criteria of quality. What techniques are considered best practices are important informational tools for those of us who not only want our aesthetic impulses satisfied but also want that product to be a quality product. And for me, a discussion about subjective impressions is less useful as I have an innate sense of what I like and what I don't like than a discussion about objective construction quality as those things must be learned. What we do with that knowledge is, of course, up to us.

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How much for the watch?
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