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+1  I would definitely watch the "StichySez" channel.

Maybe I really should do this. smile.gif
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John Mayer's open letter to IWC

http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/an-open-letter-to-iwc-from-john-mayer
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Amazing. Seriously amazing.
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"Trying to be all things to everyone is a pretty good way to ensure that you won’t be something special to anyone."

Could be applied to most brands, watches, clothing, et al.
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I truly enjoyed the video link in the article

http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/video-talking-watches-with-john-mayer
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John Mayer's open letter to IWC

http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/an-open-letter-to-iwc-from-john-mayer

Yessssss — victory is mine! He even made a reference to typography.

One thing, though. I think it's a bigger problem than Georges Kern. I believe that Richemont is inherently flawed, and I just hope they leave Lange alone after defiling IWC and Cartier.
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Yessssss — victory is mine! He even made a reference to typography.

One thing, though. I think it's a bigger problem than Georges Kern. I believe that Richemont is inherently flawed, and I just hope they leave Lange alone after defiling IWC and Cartier.


I have to agree

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John Mayer's open letter to IWC

http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/an-open-letter-to-iwc-from-john-mayer

As someone who loves his Mark XV and dislikes much about current IWC, I agree with him on a lot of points, but I wished he didn't call out the Ingenieur as the turning point. First off, the Ingenieur line is from 1955, so he should have mentioned he was talking about the 2005 're-boot'. Second, I (and I believe many other IWC 'purists') think that the 3227 is a great watch.

Otherwise, good stuff :-)
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PS: Wearing this today.



Another one from the resident watch buddy. It IS a phone cam, plus white sheet of paper, LED screen for light source mixed with overcast window ambient, plus defocus-effect software filter. Simple and quick once you practice a few times. The dude is amazing with a real camera, though. :O
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I've mentioned it before that the IWC Big Pilot 5002 drew me into watches when I knew nothing about them.  The comments on the article are funny in that you could replace IWC in the article with a few others and get the same result.

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What's the word on Eleven James?
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What's the word on Eleven James?

It's a stupid idea for everyone involved, and most of their watches suck, anyway.


Speaking of stupid ideas, should I start wearing this ridiculous thing? It's cool as an engineering exercise, but methinks she'll stay in the box with the stickers on. Not my style.

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I believe that Richemont is inherently flawed.
How so?
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Yes, I was wondering the same.
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What's the word on Eleven James?

Looks like you're paying $4,000 to basically rent a watch for a year? Doesn't make much sense to me unless someone just wants to continuously swap watches without worrying about having to buy and sell pieces themselves.

I like the idea of paying a few hundred dollars as a non-refundable deposit to "test drive" a watch. If "grey market" dealers did that, I'd be more inclined to take the plunge on something I hadn't seen in person before buying. They make a few hundred bucks and I'm not out several thousand if I don't like it.
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