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Dude! Regarding Sydney, have you not tuned in to FBI? Enjoyed the guilty pleasure of Radio Skid Row?
Best radio station in Australia.
post #32852 of 58005

Henry Carter, there is a real marketing opportunity here for a sale on blue ties.

post #32853 of 58005
Ha yes I was thinking of that this morning watching the news.
post #32854 of 58005
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post


How does a Hyundai Sonata compare to a Mercedes CLS?

 

Fair enough. I'm not really a watch aficionado; I can see how it might seem like a fatuous question. I thought maybe it was some little known watchmaker I'd never heard of. I find watches an interesting barometer of the times; most men I encounter professionally seem to favour watches in the $800 to $1,500 (almost exclusively Omega, sometimes Tag) that are styled more to draw attention than to form part of a cohesive outfit. You have to go up to the next bracket to get something less obtrusive. Perhaps this reflects the difficulty in packing a reliable movement into a smaller space?

 

Is it putting it too bluntly to say that watches have become an item of conspicuous consumption? Australian men seem to be willing to spend a lot on a watch provided it gets noticed. Seems to be going the same way for cufflinks; I see a lot more french cuffs now that I did five years ago.

post #32855 of 58005
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Originally Posted by Superfudge View Post

 

Fair enough. I'm not really a watch aficionado; I can see how it might seem like a fatuous question. I thought maybe it was some little known watchmaker I'd never heard of. I find watches an interesting barometer of the times; most men I encounter professionally seem to favour watches in the $800 to $1,500 (almost exclusively Omega, sometimes Tag) that are styled more to draw attention than to form part of a cohesive outfit. You have to go up to the next bracket to get something less obtrusive. Perhaps this reflects the difficulty in packing a reliable movement into a smaller space?

 

Is it putting it too bluntly to say that watches have become an item of conspicuous consumption? Australian men seem to be willing to spend a lot on a watch provided it gets noticed. Seems to be going the same way for cufflinks; I see a lot more french cuffs now that I did five years ago.

alot of australian men wouldnt know anything other than omega/tag/rolex .. to alot of people they represent the epitomy of watches. Otherwise you go to Prouds and buy the battery operated stuff.

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Well......I'm the guy that would kill for the JLC Reverso Sun Moon pref in the smaller size......I'm just in it for the looks too Romp you're not the only Shallow Hal here smile.gif
post #32857 of 58005

Im a fan of the Tag hueur monaco- but i also have read about its limitations in terms of movements etc. I also like the Breitling Navitime but its out of my price range.

 

I think its much like most of the clothes talk around here- 95% of the normal public wouldnt be able to tell the difference. If it looks good- wear it.

post #32858 of 58005
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Originally Posted by Superfudge View Post

Fair enough. I'm not really a watch aficionado; I can see how it might seem like a fatuous question. I thought maybe it was some little known watchmaker I'd never heard of. I find watches an interesting barometer of the times; most men I encounter professionally seem to favour watches in the $800 to $1,500 (almost exclusively Omega, sometimes Tag) that are styled more to draw attention than to form part of a cohesive outfit. You have to go up to the next bracket to get something less obtrusive. Perhaps this reflects the difficulty in packing a reliable movement into a smaller space?

Is it putting it too bluntly to say that watches have become an item of conspicuous consumption? Australian men seem to be willing to spend a lot on a watch provided it gets noticed. Seems to be going the same way for cufflinks; I see a lot more french cuffs now that I did five years ago.
I didn't mean to imply you were asking a silly question, it was just the best analogy I could think of. On many levels, a Hyundai is as good as a Merc that costs three or four times as much. One of the big differences is the badge, which, as you allude to, is really very important to a lot of people. The engineering on the cheaper option probably isn't quite on a par with the "badge" though, whereas value for money certainly is if you don't care about the brand and drive exclusively on public roads.

Watches, like cars (or clothes - LV anyone?), have been about conspicuous consumption for a long time. How else could you explain the success of Hublot (or Panerai peepwall[1].gif)? And while it's true it takes no small level of competency to pack a complicated watch into a small case, often the reverse is the case (excuse pun), with watchmakers making cases bigger over the years, although the works have pretty much stayed the same.

As wishi said, if it looks good wear it.
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I blame/credit Pitti for Panerai's explosion onto the scene.

 

It's how I heard of it, and then went on to read more about it. (And read some dark bits about it too late)

post #32860 of 58005
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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post

I blame/credit Pitti for Panerai's explosion onto the scene.

 

It's how I heard of it, and then went on to read more about it. (And read some dark bits about it too late)

i ditched mine years ago lol

post #32861 of 58005

Just a heads up, Opumo has 20% off a small selection of Drake's until Friday, and decent shipping rates to Aus (Code is opfd3).

post #32862 of 58005
Jaeger LeCoultre Mens Watch, Model: 604.24.20, Series: Duometre a Quantieme Lunaire 42mm, Price: = $32,964.00

2013 Hyundai Sonata MSRP = $21,195

One can tell the time and drive people around etc. One can only tell the time.
post #32863 of 58005

I thought Panerai was cool.

 

Thought.

 

This is the grail, but I can't envisage a time a watch is worth as much as this one would cost me:

post #32864 of 58005
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Jaeger LeCoultre Mens Watch, Model: 604.24.20, Series: Duometre a Quantieme Lunaire 42mm, Price: = $32,964.00

2013 Hyundai Sonata MSRP = $21,195

One can tell the time and drive people around etc. One can only tell the time.
Looking forward to the day I pass my Hyundai down to my grandson.
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PoP - the joke is he'd appreciate it more than a watch.
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