Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SirGrotius, Feb 4, 2011.
On a side note, anyone knows any watches that look like those vintage Heuer Carrera chronograph. Preferably black dial.
still cool, I like it
Thanks! It surprisingly gets brought out more in the summer time than most of my more expensive pieces. Something about the extreme simplicity that draws me to it.
You where ignored! Man,havnt you figured it out yet? Some, look down on ETA on that thread! Some of the girls, I mean, guys are just 2 cliquey/snobby/hibrow, for me! I like Swatches, I picked up their 1st auto in the early 80s, I had their skeleton watch some years back and occasionally check them out in my town to see what limited editions they have available!
In their defense many of them are playing in a different league over there. I have a few ETA's and love them but I can see after a while it seems every watch has an ETA movement and many the same cases so after looking for a while you get "meh".
Nice Squale. How is the fit and finish?
What's the best site to get decent Panerai homages?
I get what you mean! But...." beauty is in the eye of the beholder" (I really hate 2 read so cliche') What league they think they are playing in can only be higher if all agree that is so (Not to get all philosophical)! Heres an example! I dont want to use the name because, it shouldnt be mentioned on this thread, but just as an example! Rolex to most of my colleagues and others is so passe'! But to alot of the gents whom you are defending, this statement would be absurd,frowned upon! Style preferences, whats avant- gard, top of the line, whos right, all, whos wrong everyone
You are right about so many companys using ETA! Its a headache, but it looks like ETA has been making some moves to fix this problem! But then again there are other companys who may step in to fill the gap of mass production!
I find that funny given the multiple pics of the same watch, by the same user in that thread (recently the Daytona circle jerk over there). Granted it can be useful to see how a watch looks when dressed up or down, but it gets old quickly.
But yes, to your point, a lot of those watches are in a different league, so you can understand them skimming over something they see as mundane.
Boutique watches using ETA movements can bring a lot of bang for the buck but they also bring some issues that some people who can afford to get something mainstream and solid might wish to avoid. How do you respond to a non WIS who asks if your sub homage is a Rolex? If it is a well know and established brand you can just drop the brand name and the will ooh and ahhh. If you say Squale then the reaction may be less positive.
A Breitling using an ETA movement will generally be better received than a Steinhart with an ETA movement by WIS and NON WIS alike. Part of it is the marketing, part of it is the history and part of it is that most of Steinharts designs are just lifted from Rolex.
Then if you are buying watches you get to the point where you can only wear so many watches so more is not necessarily better. A high quality everyday watch becomes more desirable as you learn to appreciate the subtle differences and respect the history.
Then even if you like boutique watches which ones are you going to invest heavily in? Cause I doubt that more than 15% will be around in 20 years. So where you going to get it serviced? What will people think of a watch from a company that does not exist?
I own one Raven Vintage, two MKII Kingston’s and have two MKII Key West’s on preorder so please do not think I am against boutique brands or homage’s. I just wonder if I should have just invested in a Speedy Pro. But I will probably get one at some point anyway.
MKII Kingston (Not my pic):
Just an Omega Speedmaster Professionally rep, quartz with working chronograph of course. It was $90 and even has a warranty. I've had it for 6 months now.
Verygood points there I think thats a fair statement! (speedy pro,maybe,but I would probably stop right there
Of course those buying a watch for the purpose of impressing others are better served by purchasing better-known brands. This is precisely the reason many flock to Rolex. It is also the precise reason that many avoid Rolex. I buy watches to please myself - if they satisfy my aesthetic preferences and perception of value, then I wear them happily and have not the slightest care about how others might react to my choice.
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