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How so?

Well... in many cases, they cheap out on design, they're trendy, they're greedy, and they seem to use their fellow South-African-controlled De Beers as a role model.

Basically, they're filthy-rich mean bastards that I don't find to be very sympathetic.
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Great letter from John Mayer to IWC.  It was nice to see him address what several people including myself have been feeling about the direct of their products during the last 10 years.  I was also glad to see he addressed my pet peeve, the ridiculous number of limited editions that are merely marketing gimmicks and which dilute the importance of producing so called "Limited editions."  I would love to see more manufacturers taking that issue serious rather than perpetuating a practice of making limited editions so often that they begin to fit the old saying regarding people being like buses, "Wait  a little while and another will be along." 

 

 

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What's the word on Eleven James?

A friend mentioned it to me and so I looked into their site a while ago.   Yes, there is the argument it gives you a chance to wear something before committing to it.  Or people who couldn't normally experience Lange ownership can wear one for a while without having to truly pay for one.  Or it will appeal to posers who will pretend its actually their watch, much like a few phony people I've met (who live in sort of a fake smoke and mirrors world, where they can't truly afford what they do, so everything is financed and remortgaged to the hilt just to keep up appearances).  However, I thought its a waste.  It starts to get expensive to wear the really nice stuff.  Not to mention, while I couldn't buy a new Rolex, IWC, JLC for the basic membership, in the course of 2 years or so I could, and with of the more expensive membership plans I could definitely buy a good watch a year (sure not Patek, Lange, etc, but good watches).  I just see little value to renting these watches.  If I can't afford to own a watch, then I don't own it and I'm ok with that.  I'd rather take my "Rental/Membership money" and use it toward a watch that I can afford and that I would actually own.

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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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If its not your style, sell/trade it for something else.  I tried it on and found it too top heavy and clunky for me. However, those that wear them seem to love them.  I'd much rather have the SD 4000, a Sub C or a GMT2.  I would find all of those more wearable and versatile for my purposes.  However, if you are going to really beat the hell out of a watch (Jumping ramps and stuff from your photos), maybe this is is the ultimate design for taking whatever punishment you can dish out?

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What's the word on Eleven James?

 

The prices are bonkers but I will admit I like a lot of the watches they have in stock.  Even own a couple lol.

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If its not your style, sell/trade it for something else.  I tried it on and found it too top heavy and clunky for me. However, those that wear them seem to love them.  I'd much rather have the SD 4000, a Sub C or a GMT2.  I would find all of those more wearable and versatile for my purposes.  However, if you are going to really beat the hell out of a watch (Jumping ramps and stuff from your photos), maybe this is is the ultimate design for taking whatever punishment you can dish out?

I'm definitely selling it; I don't want a half-pound slab of steel on the wrist for riding a bike, even on my 200 mm wrist. Besides, I already have the more-wearable 116600 and I like it very much. Still no way I'd wear it riding downhill. Surfing with it under the cuff is OK, as are skiing and most other activities, but ramps, roots and rocks are where I draw the line. Also, you can break your friggin' wrist if you wipe out wearing such a bulky watch, not to mention that it's foolish. :P

The NOK ain't so hot right now, but Swiss stainless is an alternate form of currency that's accepted everywhere. My local Rolex dealer is now sold out of the more-popular steel models, not that there were many left.
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I'm strongly tempted by the platinum Daytona, though. Heading there now to see what kind of price I can haggle. biggrin.gif
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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 fooking love the DeepSea! But, I also have a ridiculously overengineered physique and a penchant for pushing my endeavors to the extreme.  So, what it stands for resonates with me.  Hahahahah.  Is it foolish to design a watch that can withstand those kinds of depths?  Probably.  Is it foolish to put my body through insane amounts of pain at 4:30am five days a week when I work a desk job?  Probably.  Love it all anyway.

 

Also, the D-Blue has the most amazing dial.  As vociferously vicious as the remarks were about it when it was released (I was one of a handful of its defenders), it now commands a premium in the secondary market - notwithstanding rumors that Rolex may cut production of it this year, or limit it to 3,000.  Who really knows what Rolex will do?

 

But, if you're not a fan of the DSSD's original proportions, the D-Blue won't sway you.

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Nah. Stickers on, straight to London, Paris or Milan. Gonna be a fun weekend coming up.
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If it is new with stickers still on wouldn't they be able to take it in a trade? If you came in interested in the plat Daytona that would make sense for everybody.
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I'm definitely selling it; I don't want a half-pound slab of steel on the wrist for riding a bike, even on my 200 mm wrist. Besides, I already have the more-wearable 116600 and I like it very much. Still no way I'd wear it riding downhill. Surfing with it under the cuff is OK, as are skiing and most other activities, but ramps, roots and rocks are where I draw the line. Also, you can break your friggin' wrist if you wipe out wearing such a bulky watch, not to mention that it's foolish. :P

The NOK ain't so hot right now, but Swiss stainless is an alternate form of currency that's accepted everywhere. My local Rolex dealer is now sold out of the more-popular steel models, not that there were many left.
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I'm strongly tempted by the platinum Daytona, though. Heading there now to see what kind of price I can haggle. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

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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Buy less. Buy better. And really use it.
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Buy less. Buy better. And really use it.
Good advice.
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Buy less. Buy better. And really use it.
I have the second one down but need work on the other two.
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Good advice.

It's from his signature...

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I was wondering if Belli had lost his mind. Now I'm thinking just drunk: if he'd said he wanted a IWC or Panerai, maybe then it would mean a serious problem. smile.gif
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It's from his signature...

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Sorry. I'm on mobile. I don't see sigs.
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