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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling, JLC etc...) - Page 3040post #45586 of 483128/5/15 at 8:07ampost #45587 of 483128/5/15 at 8:28amQuote:Originally Posted by tigerpac
What's everyone think of the recent Montblanc offerings? Got a chance to handle their latest Minerva-made models last night. Some very nice stuff that has mostly slipped under the radar a bit.
Its been covered here before. Not interested in Montblanc offerings, unless maybe I was in the market for a pen. For years they made garish designs, now their designs range from boring, to elegant looking designs borrowed from JLCs (but with everything too close to the center of the dial from using small movements in large cases), to overly complicated goofy looking watches. For what they cost there are many other watches I'd much rather own.
Congrats! Looks great and I hope it brings you many years of enjoyment.post #45588 of 483128/5/15 at 8:48ampost #45589 of 483128/5/15 at 9:16ampost #45590 of 483128/5/15 at 10:01amQuote:
Sorry still not impressed with Montblanc, since you last brought them up a few months ago. However, if you are that enamored with them, put your $$$ where you mouth is and pull the trigger.
P.S. and even if it wouldn't be my first choice in watches, I'll gladly congratulate you and hope you enjoy it for many years.
Edited by Dino944 - 8/5/15 at 10:13ampost #45591 of 483128/6/15 at 2:28ampost #45592 of 483128/6/15 at 3:50amQuote:
After e-mailing and chatting to the owner - dark rhodium plated hands and chapter rings, cream dial, brushed top face of body, movement gold plated with Geneva stripes.
I can show photos as it is built if you like.post #45593 of 483128/6/15 at 7:10amÀ propos de nothing:
I removed Hodinkee from my RSS feed today — it's become too much and too spammy. Although it's still probably the best blog on the subject, I just don't give enough of a shit about keeping up with it.
"Watches" and "news" don't belong together, anyway. I'll enjoy the silence.post #45594 of 483128/6/15 at 7:26am
Jack Forster churns out at article a day on watches I don't care about so I only check out the site once a week now and just scroll through the headlines.
The average Hodinkee reader which I do not fit:
"The typical HODINKEE reader holds a master’s degree or higher, browses from his professional office, earns more than $300,000 per year, owns 11 watches, and purchases, on average, three watches per year with an average value of $5,000 or higher per watch."post #45595 of 483128/6/15 at 7:46amIndeed, I have to wonder whether it's the same Forster who not too long ago lamented the complete lack of credibility and reasoned critique in watch journalism:
The Good, The Bad, And The Inexcusable: On Writing About Watches
"How many watch writers have any education in design, or the formal necessities of good critical writing?"
Not many, evidently.
What he's been writing and editing for Hodinkee to date has been disappointing in its excessively-enthusiastic superficiality. No doubt it's just a matter of time until their first handbag feature.
Edited by Belligero - 8/6/15 at 8:22ampost #45596 of 483128/6/15 at 8:03amQuote:
Indeed it is the same person. I think he was pretty open about his own tendency to not lambaste watches in his article.
I imagine one would have to operate with a certain diplomacy if they're going to be asked back. Hodinkee gets amazing access to a lot of the brands and I think they do a good job with that diplomacy. There are plenty of other sites that don't seem to give a damn about access and do go after stuff they don't like. So there's a spectrum as with most news sites.post #45597 of 483128/6/15 at 8:18amI was hoping for fewer, higher-quality articles over three fluff pieces a day — naïvely, as it turned out.
The need for tact is understandable, but I didn't expect that his writing and editing would be so... insubstantial.post #45598 of 483128/6/15 at 8:24ampost #45599 of 483128/6/15 at 8:45ampost #45600 of 483128/6/15 at 9:37amQuote:
Looks like you are off to a good start. Its always good to have goals. Hopefully, you will be able to reward yourself with that VC someday.
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