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I'm not sure I understand 100% yet, but I'm in.
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I'm in.  I'm great at spending other people's money.

Fixed that for you.
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Dino and Frilly should get emeritus status even if they somehow get upset in the contest.

And it goes without saying, this is a brilliant idea. I am in.

I assume the pricing buckets will be based on retail? Discounts are too variable to be helpful guideposts, I would think.

Yes, based on retail.  Otherwise, it wouldn't really be fair, and there would be too much potential for fudging.

 

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I'm not sure I understand 100% yet, but I'm in.

Who ever does.  I now need to make up some rules.

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Yes, based on retail.  Otherwise, it wouldn't really be fair, and there would be too much potential for fudging.

 

Who ever does.  I now need to make up some rules.

I am in.

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I am more than interested.

Also, as I did coin the nickname of the thread, specifically TWAT, I would greatly appreciate a title. I will gladly take "TWAT Master," or something of that ilk.
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Dino and Frilly should get emeritus status even if they somehow get upset in the contest.

 

Hahahaha...thanks my friend.  Hope you have been enjoying your Jumbo RO.

 

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Yes, based on retail.  Otherwise, it wouldn't really be fair, and there would be too much potential for fudging.

 

Who ever does.  I now need to make up some rules.

I think we need some criteria.  Is it the best quality, the best value?  Best dress watch or sports watch in a particular price range.  Best watch for amount X is a bit vague.  Sound like fun.  Count me in. 

 

P.S.  is this to help you choose a next watch?  If so, maybe knowing your work environment- hobbies, and how you plan to use the watch (dressy occasions, travel, sports activities etc) might help too. 

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Alright, we'll start with the top 10 watches under $1K.  I figure that this will be the gateway that allows me to not get killed by my wife.

Stand by for the new thread.

 

Cheers,

 

Fok.

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I've never been a watch guy, and I've been reading the thread.  Very interesting, but it is a long thread, and I keep on coming around to what has been my favorite since I was in grad school. 

 

What would you guys think about us holding a little contest?  Something like who can think of the best watches under $1K, the best under $5K, and the best under, say, $15K (I am not going to buy a $20K watch just yet.)  I could make 3 different threads, and then we could vote on the best list.  We'd make it interesting.  So, winner in each category (with a minimum of say, 15 entries per category,) would get a special title related to watches, and a Drake's tie from Greg's store, to match one of the watches on the list.  We could vote on the tie as well.  Any interest?

 

Cheers,

 

Fok.


I'd even suggest that we require certain requirements in each list (I.e. 1 chrono, 1 dress, 1 diver and 1 quartz). Regardless I'm excited.

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Here are the first 2 contests threads:

Sports watches:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/387821/top-10-sports-watches-under-1000-a-contest/

Dress watches: http://www.styleforum.net/t/387822/best-5-dress-watches-under-1k-a-contest#post_7091272


As @MZhammer
 pointed out, there are a lot of subcategories, so I changed top 5 to top 10 for these less expensive watches, to allow for more latitude.

Enjoy (I know that I will).

Cheers,

Fok.
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Hahahaha...thanks my friend.  Hope you have been enjoying your Jumbo RO.

 

I think we need some criteria.  Is it the best quality, the best value?  Best dress watch or sports watch in a particular price range.  Best watch for amount X is a bit vague.  Sound like fun.  Count me in. 

 

P.S.  is this to help you choose a next watch?  If so, maybe knowing your work environment- hobbies, and how you plan to use the watch (dressy occasions, travel, sports activities etc) might help too. 

I took your advice about dress and sports watches.  

 

As for the last question.  Sort of.  I can't afford to really make it a hobby though.  I already have an expensive hobby and four kids.  I will use the thread to choose, but the list will be voted on by all of Styleforum, so you shouldn't do this based on what you think I might like.

 

Cheers,

 

Fok.

post #31256 of 48312
Maybe it is too late for this... but I think that 10 watches under $1,000 is enough of a category. 10 dress watches and 10 sports watches under $1000? That will be a struggle.
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Maybe it is too late for this... but I think that 10 watches under $1,000 is enough of a category. 10 dress watches and 10 sports watches under $1000? That will be a struggle.

Meh.  I'll change it to top 5.  No biggie.

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K cool. Honestly, with 10 it is just going to be everyone listing the same thing. There are only so many watches that are worth it in that price range. 5 will be perfect.
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And yes.  I've decided that the winner of each category will be TWAT Master.  If someone happens to win in 3 or more categories (!), they will be TWAT Grandmaster.

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I think that I probably watch too many cooking game shows.  Where do these ideas come from otherwise?

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