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I can understand the strong feelings about a watch, but I never understand the snap judgement/writing someone off because of what they choose to wear/don't wear, own/don't own. It's just personal style.



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Watches like that do serve a valuable purpose: I immediately know that I will not get along with its wearer.
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Everything that is wrong with modern watches, or genuine originality?

It is ridiculous, but I kind of want to play with it.

 

It really reminds me of a special edition Casio G-Shock - the colour, the shape of the case, the large screws/hex nuts. 

 

Now, G-Shocks are great watches. My ten-year-old son has one and if you're hiking, swimming or riding a bike, they're (quite literally) hard to beat. But I wouldn't pay $19 000 for one, or for a watch that looked like one.

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I can understand the strong feelings about a watch, but I never understand the snap judgement/writing someone off because of what they choose to wear/don't wear, own/don't own. It's just personal style.

I agree... Unless it's a hublot.
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Thread Starter 

Well that went well. :smarmy:

 

Also, I'm glad I haven't bought one. Kind of. 

 

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I'd never buy one but I'd still want to hold one in the metal. Mostly because I've never seen one.

 

Yes, that's pretty much how I feel about it.  But it's also how I feel to a point about Urwerk, or Greubel Forsey.

 

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Serious question: what size is that .... uh, thing?

 

It's a Linde Werdelin "Oktopus Moon Carbon".  Apparently it's also a child molester and a terrorist. :lol: 


Edited by mimo - 5/25/16 at 9:51am
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Thought I'd share a couple of beauties from Montblanc - from their Nicolas Rieussec collection and both limited edition (one is limited to 100 pieces and the other to 565 pieces). Don't know a lot about them - I know Montblanc has put a lot of money into watches and backed by Richemont, but still a new-ish brand in the watch world regardless. Happy to hear any thoughts.

Thinking of using one of these as a watch to complement suits at work, and then selling the IWC Da Vinci chrono ceramic...




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I would genuinely rather own the "Oktopus".

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I would genuinely rather own the "Oktopus".

I think you just need to pull the trigger on one smile.gif
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Thread Starter 

:D

 

Not going to happen.  But I am awaiting news on something else.  It is about as far from the Oktopus, or Montblanc's Chronoswiss tribute collection above, as it is possible to get.  It's also cheaper.

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I know it sounds snobbish, but I'll always stick to real watch brands - not guys who decide their luxury lifestyle brand could use a watch offering.
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Two nice offerings on Hodinkee today. I thought about pulling the trigger on one, but I struggle with YG.





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Why would you choose to by from a watch blog rather than a real vintage dealer?
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I know it sounds snobbish, but I'll always stick to real watch brands - not guys who decide their luxury lifestyle brand could use a watch offering.

Is this in context to the post about Montblanc?
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Why would you choose to by from a watch blog rather than a real vintage dealer?

1. Prices posted
2. Ease of transaction
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1. Prices posted
2. Ease of transaction

For vintage, I'd be considering how much the seller knows. Their screw up on the speedmaster made them look like incompetent opportunists to me.
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For vintage, I'd be considering how much the seller knows. Their screw up on the speedmaster made them look like incompetent opportunists to me.

I don't agree with the collective wisdom of Reddit.
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