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Speaking of RO, rocking the 15300 today.

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^^ What he said.
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Anyone else think that in The Theory of Everything Eddie Redmayne looks like Austin Powers? Kind of puts me off the movie.

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+ 1, although the word "automatic" bugs me a little.

 

I find it quaint, in that in the 1960s, "automatic" was a feature to be highlighted in its own right (though of course it had been around for decades as a technology).  Also, the positioning balances pretty well, and somehow adds to the retro sporty vibe of the package.

 

As it's Belligero, I'm assuming his 1960s chrono is actually from the 1960s.  But I like the modern versions just fine, though I wish I could see one in person.  I've a real lust for one of those crisp cases.

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I like when I see the word automatic on the watches. Also, I don't like completely empty dials for the most part, so I like what they add.
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I like when I see the word automatic on the watches. Also, I don't like completely empty dials for the most part, so I like what they add.

"Superlative chronometer" always amused me. No matter how "superlative" an automatic movement is it'll never be as good a chronometer as, well, a $200 seiko with a quartz movement in it.
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"Superlative chronometer" always amused me. No matter how "superlative" an automatic movement is it'll never be as good a chronometer as, well, a $200 seiko with a quartz movement in it.

That turn of phrase always made me laught right out loud.

I'm a proponent of less is more when it comes to writing on the dial.
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It's a matter of what fits: the GP chrono is a retro sports watch.  So I find it appropriate in both contexts.  On a dress watch, it would seem silly.

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There's a whole philosophical discussion about whether objects need to have visibly written on them a summary of what they do.

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Superlatives is an excellent word so I can hardly blame them for using it.
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At the other end of the spectrum, a dial that doesn't say anything at all..



(I realize the California dial isn't everyone's cup of tea but that isn't the point here..)
(Also interestingly 47mm isn't as big as it sounds)
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I love the California dial. It is stunning.
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I find it quaint, in that in the 1960s, "automatic" was a feature to be highlighted in its own right (though of course it had been around for decades as a technology).  Also, the positioning balances pretty well, and somehow adds to the retro sporty vibe of the package.

As it's Belligero, I'm assuming his 1960s chrono is actually from the 1960s.  But I like the modern versions just fine, though I wish I could see one in person.  I've a real lust for one of those crisp cases.

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I like when I see the word automatic on the watches. Also, I don't like completely empty dials for the most part, so I like what they add.

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"Superlative chronometer" always amused me. No matter how "superlative" an automatic movement is it'll never be as good a chronometer as, well, a $200 seiko with a quartz movement in it.

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There's a whole philosophical discussion about whether objects need to have visibly written on them a summary of what they do.
I think I have explained this before, and it is obviously just my opinion, but the rule is that the dial should display the following:
1. Brand
2. Other information the owner should have that isn't readily apparent.

That is why depth rating should go on the dial (or else be engraved on the case back).
On a solid case back watch, putting "automatic" or "perpetual" makes sense. It doesn't if there is a display back.
Chronomotre or Superlative Chronometre is ok because there is no way to tell just from looking and it is, arguably, useful.
Datejust is stupid - if you can't see the day counter and bubble you need a bigger watch or new glasses.
GMT/Chronograph/moon phase/perpetual calendar etc. are usually unnecessary since it is right there in front of you but the designer can decide based on how clearly the function is displayed, e.g., on an Urwek, it might have to indicate "time"

I am not a huge fan of model names, but they are so common that I don't notice and if a company has been using that model or type of nomenclature for a long time, it makes some sense- i.e., Airking, Speedmaster, Reverso, etc.
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I love every Dino post I have ever read.

You are too kind!  Thanks Bro :cheers:

 

Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

Although if you really think about it, any term from the business card scene in American Psycho would be applicable. "Bone", anyone? wink.gif

 

Great book and very amusing movie!  

 

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+ 1, although the word "automatic" bugs me a little.

I think it depends on the watch.  On some watches the writing can be too bold or even a different color than the rest of the text (like red) and then it might bother me.  But if its done discreetly I don't mind it.  

 

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A lot going on in TWAT overnight!  A couple comments:

 

2.  Kia and Hyundai have made pretty expensive cars to rival the Germans but you don't see many of them.  LeBron James isn't even helping with the Kia9000 or whatever it is called.

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Even when car companies get it right, like with the original Acura/Honda NSX (and Honda has racing heritage), there is often an intangible quality be it myth, lore, history, exclusivity that bring emotion and feeling into a purchase.  In the early 1990s, car companies like Porsche, Ferrari, and Lotus were seeing their cars bested by less expensive but costly cars  in the form of Acura/Honda, Mazada's twin turbo RX7, Toyota's Supra Turbo etc.  However, Porsche brought forward ads that were successful...and still resonate with modern sports cars, and possibly nice watches, or finely made suits.  Porsche's ad showed a 911 and then said something like "Honestly, did you spend your youth dreaming about someday owning a Nissan or Mitsubishi?  Then it talks about the 911 and its uniqueness and heritage.  A Flordia exotic car dealer did a similar ad at the time saying "When you were growing up, did your really dream of owning a Honda, a Mazda, or Nissan?  We didn't think so." and then it showed a Ferrari, a Lotus, and a Porsche.

 

For me, from the age of 9 or 10,  I dreamed of owning a Rolex.  I loved their old ads showing people going on safari, or climbing mountains, or going to tremendous depths in the Ocean.  So for me owning them is a dream come true.  Growing up people in our city didn't own APs, VC, Pateks etc, so I never thought I would have one.  So for a long time that was also a dream.  A Grand Seiko or a Credor are certainly good watches, and they are far nicer than the average $200-$400 Seiko, but for me there just wouldn't be any kind of special feel from owning a Grand Seiko over a regular one.  What can I say, owning the best Seiko just isn't my dream. 

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Grand Seiko vs Credor?

 

what say you

Same thing...not really interested in either.  A friend of mine in college from Japan had a Credor.  He spoke about how in Japan it  is a very high end and revered watch.  To me his was over stylized, and nothing significant.  Some of their designs are better today, but still don't have any interest in owning one. 

 

 

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Thanks. But there has to be a term for this, right? @Dino944?

I'll defer to Belligero on this one.  I've heard a few terms for this style of finish, and each may apply.  

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