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Random fashion thoughts

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by thekunk07, Aug 1, 2009.

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  1. hoodyear

    hoodyear Senior member

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    Upper Limits??

    I'd make an effort. I used to collect. I've pared down to just a few pieces now though.

    They're so not. Looking at the gallery, the thread is heavily skewed towards high end ($1000+).
     
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  2. sipang

    sipang Senior member

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    I can appreciate or even admire watches as mechanical marvels but that's a cold and theoretical admiration at best, I'm not touched by it, I can't experience it the way I can experience fashion/art/architecture. It's cool if your appreciation goes deeper than that but for me it's just an expensive mildly useful piece of craftsmanship with a price tag that guarantees its function as status symbol first and foremost (and all the latent douchiness that comes with it).

    On a more basic level, I know this is styleforum but spending upwards of 2,000 on a watch is simply something I can't relate too. I know there are some very nice and chill ppl on here that like that stuff but watch talk makes me want to slap ppl around, it is what it is.

    Also I don't really care about watches in general.

    And I don't really care about time.

    And I don't have wrists.
     
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  3. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    There's the poor man's watch thread too. TBH you should spend under $150 or above $1000 on a watch. There's nothing worth buying in the middle (except maybe a few vintage watches, but you have to shop carefully).

    Movements are part of the mechanical beauty of a watch, even if it's not visible (but the beautiful ones usually are).
     
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  4. snowmanxl

    snowmanxl Senior member

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    The status symbol watches are like lv sneakers :embar:

    Most ppl will not recognize a Patek or ALS just like they will not recognize ccp or dries.
    Note: I am not comparing ccp to Patek :p
     
  5. chinesealpha

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    I scratch the shit out of my cheap watches. I think I'd have a heart attack doing that to something $$$$. This is also the reason I don't wear $1k yohji fisherman pants.
     
  6. sipang

    sipang Senior member

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    People that know will know though. Status symbol don't necessarily have to be obnoxious or gaudy.
     
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  7. Teger

    Teger Senior member

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    on my list of 'purchases sometime in the next year' is a nice watch. i'm leaning towards a stowa or a flieger right now. part of what draws me to them is the particular history behind them, the idea of the automatic movement, and the longevity. most clothes i own (barring some shoes) are going to be gone in 10, 15 years max, but a watch could last decades if you get it serviced.

    i can't really relate to the 10 or 20,000 pateks though. i'd be afraid of breaking them (and paying 7,000 and waiting 10 months to get it repaired) or having it stolen.
     
  8. el Bert

    el Bert Senior member

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    Yup. I think Nomos Tangente is probably still one of my favorites, probably as simple as you can get, also like Stowa Chronograph.
     
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    hoodyear Senior member

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    Ah I didn't see that one.

    To your second point, there's a whole world of watches between 150 and 1000 that are "worth buying." Tissot, Hamilton, Stowa, Sinn, MKII, OWC, O&W, Steinhart, C. Ward, Magrette...I could go on and on.
     
  11. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Senior member

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    Why?
     
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    trilby or fedora? i feel like fedoras only go well with suits and more formal clothing which i dont really wear
     
  13. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Senior member

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    BTW I have some incredible art at home :embar:
     
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    ETA movements don't do much for me. Same with homage watches. Aren't most Sinn over $1k? I forgot about Stowa though.
     
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    stowa is under $1k unless you get a lot of complications. sinn is over $1k.
     
  16. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Senior member

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    There's like... 1 Sinn under $1,000.

    I would recommend saving for something in the $3-4k range... you will be happier.
     
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  17. RFX45

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    Stowa has some in the $800-$900 range. Archimede is also a nice brand for less than $1k.
     
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  18. caseyfud

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    yes


    get a speedmaster so you can be like moo
     
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  19. Earnest Hemingway

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    I have a G-Shock :hide:
     
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  20. cyc wid it

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    Cheap for a Patek unfortunately :hide:
     
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