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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Brei

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.

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  1. mafoofan

    mafoofan Well-Known Member

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    Eww.

    It's pronounced "foaks."
     
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  2. TC (Houston)

    TC (Houston) Well-Known Member

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    Is it cocktail hour already on the East Coast? Guess I am working rather late for a Friday . . .
     
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  3. Wes Bourne

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    Umm, no.

    'Faux' (teh French word for fake) is pronounced 'f-oh'. It shouldn't be pronounced differently in English.
     
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  4. cyc wid it

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    Skinny black jeans. Tan suede boots. It's been done by MMM, SLP, etc. :foo:
     
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  5. mafoofan

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    No, it's definitely foaks. As in "foaks pahz."
     
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  6. TC (Houston)

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    Anyone have any experience with Jewelers Mutual insurance? I have self insured until now but with the collection growing it probably makes sense. They seem to be well regarded on the watch fora. I would prefer not to go through my homeowners insurance as I've had to switch 3 times in 4 years due to premium increases, and getting new appraisals etc. every year would be a PITA.
     
  7. mafoofan

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    I like Chubb for jewelry and watches.
     
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  8. HRoi

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    What the faux are you guys talking about
     
  9. Wes Bourne

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    No, you're definitely wrong. As in you're fucking wrong.

    'Faux pas' is a French expression and it's pronounced ''f-oh p-ah'.

    But please, go ahead and pronounce it 'foaks pahz'.
     
  10. mafoofan

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    Some faux just talk fancier than others. Other faux don't get jaux.
     
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  11. Wes Bourne

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    Some folks pronounce French expressions correctly because they actually speak French fluently.

    The rest just come off as trying too hard.

    Farmer is an English speaking dude who says 'foaks pahz', while trying to appear very bourgeois.

    Brown is for farmer.

    Brown watch straps are nice.

    Remind me: how do you pronounce 'foyer' again?
     
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    Like Foo we also use Chubb. They are very highly regarding for all of their policies.
     
  13. Hayward

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    If we're going to gripe about pronunciation how about the woman in JLC's promotional videos? "Zhay-Zhere Lay Kooultruh". Sounds like the name of a cheap stripper when pronounced that way.
     
  14. Wes Bourne

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    Yabut Clive Owen pronounces it like that too so it must be right!

    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]
     
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    "Yayer La Cultre"

    In Spanish to me, it sound like that from the video and that's how a pronunce it. [​IMG]
     
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    Supposed to be zhizher I think.
     
  17. mafoofan

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    Did you see my watch suggestions for you?
     
  18. Mr. Moo

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    I did, gave your post a thumbs up. Thanks.

    I am back and forth on a number of watches. Don't want to buy, sell, buy, sell... But I am indecisive so the research is taking a while. And I do like the research part of the experience. :)
     
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    Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph on a sunny day

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