Originally Posted by patrick_b
The breed is featured prominently in Brad Thor's, "Scot Harvath" books. I like the series and always got a kick out of the dogs. Nice to see a picture of one.
Interesting. I haven't heard of that series, but I will check it out. Thanks!
Originally Posted by rnguy001
Sorry I'm late to the party - Love the watch, but i LOVE the dog. Great shot of both
Thanks, glad you like them!
Originally Posted by Ilovelobbs
Also, what are people view of MB watches, not seen many on here. Had this piece for over 3 years, I was attracted to the curve and aesthetics more...and the pricé of course
They make very nice pens, but it is not a brand that attracts me as a potential watch consumer. Personally, I think of them mainly as a pen company. Their most significant contributions have been in the world of pens rather than watches. I find some of their watch designs seem a bit forced and at times even flashy. Also, while I understand the idea of a familiar theme among products, but many of their black watches, black pens, and black cufflinks seem too matchy, matchy.
Knowing that several MBs were ETA or Val 7750 powered wasn't a strong selling point for me. ETA/Valjoux make good solid movements, but if I were getting a watch powered by one of those, I would probably consider an IWC Pilot watch from the late 1990s, such as a 3706 or 3713, or maybe a Mark XV. I always find a watch company's history, heritage, and accomplishments in the world of watch making to be both interesting and on some level a selling point. MB doesn't have much history in the world of watch making and and I don't see them as really standing apart from the crowd.
When I consider the prices of some of their watches, I tend to be more interested in other companies that have always been watch makers rather than those branching out to target new types of consumers. Nothing wrong with it, its just not for me. Ralph Lauren and Zegna have come up with watches that use very respected movements, but again I think of them as clothing makers. While their history is rich in their original fields, I am not interested in owning one of their watches. I guess I don't see a point in buying something that isn't what the brand known for...be it car makers, clothing makers, watch makers, or pen makers. But no one brand can be everything to everyone. If we all favored the same brand and model of watches it would be a very boring forum.