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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Did you just put on the KOW hat???

Yes, ...it's another hobby of mine 😉. The short version was a vote for Burberry.
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They probably get some kickbacks, but nothing over the top. They have a shop, they have large ads right on the homepage, and they have a ton of traffic coming to the website (quick scan shows 71k facebook followers and 130k IG followers, that's not bad)... it's not like the website makes NO MONEY. I don't think the kickbacks are too outlandish.

It's not uncommon for a company to pay for your flight/hotel for coverage/working of an event. If Patek is throwing a major event, you don't think they'd be covering the event front and center on their page, anyways? I don't think it's that big of an issue.

edit: I clicked their "Advertise With Us" link at the bottom of the page and pulled this:

HODINKEE has seen significant growth over the lifespan of the company, with an average of 1,000,000 unique visitors each month, and over 2,000,000 monthly pageviews.


I don't know much about online advertising, but that seems like a solid number to generate at least some revenue.
post #43938 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Tried and True View Post

How about a one off with Burberry
Going to guess that's from Tokyo?
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Yes, ...it's another hobby of mine 😉. The short version was a vote for Burberry.

You're just full of wisdom Dino. So, ahem, to what does KOW refer?
post #43939 of 48312
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If you could only have one of these which one and why?

I debated long and hard between the BLNR and 114060 (ND Sub) for nearly three months before I decided on the Sub. For me, this would be an everyday watch and the PCLs of the BLNR were too flashy for me. Beyond that, in absence of the cyclops, the symmetry of the 114060 is a sight to behold. To me, it's near perfection and I've regretted selling that watch every single day since I did so.
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You're just full of wisdom Dino. So, ahem, to what does KOW refer?

The King Of Outerwear! Hashtag BOOM!
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I debated long and hard between the BLNR and 114060 (ND Sub) for nearly three months before I decided on the Sub. For me, this would be an everyday watch and the PCLs of the BLNR were too flashy for me. Beyond that, in absence of the cyclops, the symmetry of the 114060 is a sight to behold. To me, it's near perfection and I've regretted selling that watch every single day since I did so.

I had a perfect 114060 and regret selling it for sure. GMT is great, but the pcls with my shorts and T are a little much. The sub is more "me". I made a deal with DavidSW and should have the sub Wednesday. Thanks for all the insight fellas.
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What's a business class flight, car rental, and some other minor items to fly Hodinkee around the world when most of these big brands pay HUGE dollars in advertising for sporting events and the like?  

 

Are they up front about where their funds come from?  No.  I just find they seem to like every watch reviewed which makes me think less of their opinion.

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new diver for the summer.. 

Now that's a BEAST.

Hard-core tool watch fo sho!
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Now that's a BEAST.

Hard-core tool watch fo sho!

+1. The DSSD is a category 5 Kaiju, but the PloProf is a category 6!!!
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

You're just full of wisdom Dino. So, ahem, to what does KOW refer?

I've amassed lots of outerwear. See Frills response below.
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The King Of Outerwear! Hashtag BOOM!
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😃Yes, that's what Mrs Dino calls me.
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What's a business class flight, car rental, and some other minor items to fly Hodinkee around the world when most of these big brands pay HUGE dollars in advertising for sporting events and the like?  

Are they up front about where their funds come from?  No.  I just find they seem to like every watch reviewed which makes me think less of their opinion.

But that's just it. They are a paid marketing vehicle for the brands. Not a serious editorial site. But they hold themselves out as the latter.
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I'm launching my collection of watches in the next couple of months. It's going to be interesting to see which publications pick up the release organically and which are going to try and charge me an exorbitant fee for coverage.

And on the topic of Hodinkee, I think it's safe to say they're doing fairly well. You don't hire Wondersauce to do your web design and development if you're barely scraping by.


Edited by bawlin - 5/31/15 at 9:28pm
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post
 

I know this is off-thread, but I've got a suspicion some of the TWATerati might have an opinion.

 

I'm going to need a raincoat (or "Mac" as I'm told they are called here) and I can see only two options: Burberry and Aquascutum ("Heritage" and "Corby").

 

 

I don't have any direct experience with Aquascutum, but I've got a Burberry trenchcoat that I've been wearing for the past 10 or 11 years, and it's still in fantastic shape.

 

The leather buckles have darkened a bit as I put some leather conditioner on them very occasionally so that they don't dry out, as I've heard that the leather can dry and crack over time.

 

Quite simply, it's a great trench-coat and is well deserving of its reputation. It's just a pity that Burberry makes so much other rubbish.

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But that's just it. They are a paid marketing vehicle for the brands. Not a serious editorial site. But they hold themselves out as the latter.
I think most readers are hip to the spiel and are primarily interested in viewing the photos.
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Here you go, space watch guys. And what a cool video.
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