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Well, it has to be said, any watch that is handy for 1200m+ dives is not an everydayer, particularly if you are in a custom shirt cuff. I know my dress shirts could not contain more than a 11-12mm high wristwatch.
Shouldn’t your custom shirts have a bigger cuff on your watch arm for this very reason?
 

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@George Red beat me to it. Nice watch, but I have no interest. I'm better off saving the $7,250 it costs anyways. I had a dream (nightmare?) last night that I tried to buy the watch but couldn't get through, LOL.

Collaboration sold out in three minutes.
 
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I think the Dato looks great. I took a pass though The Skipper is enough for me. Nice to see they kept it pretty limited. Hodinkee's stock sold out in about 4 minutes after I refreshed, but Tag boutiques probably still have some unclaimed.
 

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Well, it has to be said, any watch that is handy for 1200m+ dives is not an everydayer, particularly if you are in a custom shirt cuff. I know my dress shirts could not contain more than a 11-12mm high wristwatch.
I generally dress more casual so it works fine for me. Also have a 7.3” wrist so it honestly doesn’t wear that big on me. I’m really enjoying it. If I need anything smaller I can always put on my aqua terra or two tone sub. But after having both the sub and the sea dweller I think I actually like the bigger size. Could be recency bias though lol Gonna be my everydayer for sure.
 
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Can anyone explain the appeal of Hodinkee outside of being just another forum/article site(now grey dealer)? They seem to have or drive hype like its Supreme for adults. I know older forums like TZ are probably dead or are not what they once were, but I honestly don't get Hodinkee outside of they capitalized on social media early on and seemingly garnered a large audience. Genuinely curious as I don't venture out into watch forums much anymore unless a collector friend sends me an article or something.
 

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Can anyone explain the appeal of Hodinkee outside of being just another forum/article site(now grey dealer)? They seem to have or drive hype like its Supreme for adults. I know older forums like TZ are probably dead or are not what they once were, but I honestly don't get Hodinkee outside of they capitalized on social media early on and seemingly garnered a large audience. Genuinely curious as I don't venture out into watch forums much anymore unless a collector friend sends me an article or something.
HODINKEE is a fucking cancer.
 

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Can anyone explain the appeal of Hodinkee outside of being just another forum/article site(now grey dealer)? They seem to have or drive hype like its Supreme for adults. I know older forums like TZ are probably dead or are not what they once were, but I honestly don't get Hodinkee outside of they capitalized on social media early on and seemingly garnered a large audience. Genuinely curious as I don't venture out into watch forums much anymore unless a collector friend sends me an article or something.
I think high production value on their photos/videos sets them apart from other watch sites. To be honest, historically they focused on higher end pieces also (that's changed in the last year or so), which was a draw for me. I didn't really want to have to wade through a dozen articles about micro-brands and Seiko to find something I was interested in. They definitely have become "taste makers" for better or worse (worse, probably). I also think some, not all, of their collaborations have been outstanding and very responsive to what the broad watch collecting enthusiast community wants (no date, smaller size). I have become much less interested in them since they started selling new watches (and now doubly so with their acquisition of C&C), but "back in the day" it was my go to site for watch information.
 

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Hodinkee is a good source of information about the latest developments in the watch world. I like Jack Forster's writing and Talking Watches segments that don't feature ridiculously wealthy celebrities.
 

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Hodinkee is a good source of information about the latest developments in the watch world. I like Jack Forster's writing and Talking Watches segments that don't feature ridiculously wealthy celebrities.
What's wrong with the wealthy folks on talking watches? I like looking at cool watches, I don't really care who's wearing them. I have no interest in seeing someone like me on talking watches.
 

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Is there a reason to wear a high end watch these days (covid)?
Is there a reason to where a high end watch on any days with a cellphone in everyone's pocket, even pre-covid?

people wear things cause they like them for a variety of reasons (aesthetics, appreciation of the craft, makes them look good/feel good, etc.) that are not impacted by covid
 

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I think high production value on their photos/videos sets them apart from other watch sites. To be honest, historically they focused on higher end pieces also (that's changed in the last year or so), which was a draw for me. I didn't really want to have to wade through a dozen articles about micro-brands and Seiko to find something I was interested in. They definitely have become "taste makers" for better or worse (worse, probably). I also think some, not all, of their collaborations have been outstanding and very responsive to what the broad watch collecting enthusiast community wants (no date, smaller size). I have become much less interested in them since they started selling new watches (and now doubly so with their acquisition of C&C), but "back in the day" it was my go to site for watch information.
Thanks. I can understand the appeal of seeing the higher end pieces as sites like TZ were much broader back in the day. I suppose that’s why I also enjoyed sites like the Purists cause the focus was heavily on the higher end as well as independents.
 

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