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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. Romp

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    fancy although im kind of a shallow guy - I go for a pretty face than how nice she is on the inside:p

    In all seriousness though - Ive never been a sucker for clear casebacks .. and most of my movements are hand wound so its ideal for this kind of treatment but still I think its rare people look at the back of the watch, you probably stare at it the most at the store when deciding to buy it:)
     
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    As I implied up-thread, Something like ETA movements (or vintage I suppose) is probably a more realistic comparison. Its much of a muchness there however.
     
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    Would anyone be interested in brand new Loro Piana Cashmere V-Necks in medium.

    Made for Herringbone in 2010/11 by LORO PIANA, they are beautiful and I have two to sell - one in fuchsia and the other in salmon. Both size M (38-40) chest.

    Those interested, please PM me. They are beautifully soft jumpers.
     
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    Bugger. Too small for me.
     
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    That's what she said!
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    How does Seagull compare to JLC? The Master Control ultra-thin really suits a thin-wristed guy like myself; I've yet to find another watch as slim and elegant, certainly not at a price point equal or lower. Wrist-tanks seem to be far more popular at the moment.
     
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    How does a Hyundai Sonata compare to a Mercedes CLS?
     
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    They both serve their purpose as objects, but one is a piece of shit you wouldn't be caught dead in?
     
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    DJs now sells Burlington socks for those who appreciate that brand of hosiery. Were about $18 on sale I think.
     
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    Dude! Regarding Sydney, have you not tuned in to FBI? Enjoyed the guilty pleasure of Radio Skid Row?
     
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    superfudge you are legendary!
     
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    Best radio station in Australia.
     
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    Henry Carter, there is a real marketing opportunity here for a sale on blue ties.
     
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    Ha yes I was thinking of that this morning watching the news.
     
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    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.
     
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    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 :)
     
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    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.
     
  19. Prince of Paisley

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    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 :hide:)? 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)
     
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