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Foo does a few rounds of reasonable, benevolent posting, but then always returns to uber-douche defcon 1. Always. He can’t resist. It’s painful to watch, but also fascinating and impossible to look away - like seeing a train wreck, or clips of dudes fucking themselves up skateboarding, or doing parkour, or whatever...oof!
 

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(and soon we might expect the typical foo-rehabilitation-tour posts, which will include a flurry of photos and innocuous observations/questions about watches unrelated to the recent dust up - a barrage meant to change the subject until the cycle resumes...and repeat. And repeat. And repeat...)
 
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perhaps both? I’ve always felt odd rendering opinions on matters with which I don’t have personal experience with, but speaking from a purely aesthetic viewpoint, I think both.


Marketing shtick of using Breguet numerals? Where is PP authenticity and heritage in that? Why use Arial along with Breguet fonts, why for god's sake not use PP historic fonts instead? Someone mentioned lazy, yes, it looks like that.

P.S. Foo is a disrupter, I like his posts. Makes this forum wake the f up a little from snoozy : ''Enjoy in good health'' echo chamber.
 
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perhaps both? I’ve always felt odd rendering opinions on matters with which I don’t have personal experience with, but speaking from a purely aesthetic viewpoint, I think both.

the same design house that gives us this:

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Also gives us this:

Gimme the gold one. The other one looks like a vampire would wear it.
 

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Patek has a history making both highly ornate / baroque designs and very simple, Bauhaus-inspired designs. The latter have tended to most strongly characterize the company to most people, but intricately decorated, bejeweled timepieces are just as much part of Patek DNA. In fact, they make a big point of preserving and showing off traditional handicrafts (marquetry, enameling, guilloche, engraving, jewel setting, etc.).
The problem with the watches on their website homepage is not that they are ornate or baroque, it's that they are stupendously ugly, vulgar and tasteless, and that no one with an interest in aesthetics, art or design could ever recognise them as objects of beauty. Comparing them to the kinds of ornately embellished pieces that Patek made for Queen Victoria and other elites in the past is like comparing Trump's apartment to Versailles.
 
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Marketing shtick of using Breguet numerals? Where is PP authenticity and heritage in that? Why use Arial along with Breguet fonts, why for god's sake not use PP historic fonts instead? Someone mentioned lazy, yes, it looks like that.

P.S. Foo is a disrupter, I like his posts. Makes this forum wake the f up a little from snoozy : ''Enjoy in good health'' echo chamber.
I guess I just don’t get as worked up about little details. Then again, I’m not shelling out mid 5 figure for a watch. Were I too, perhaps my opinion would change.

I posted those two examples as one is hideous and the other more sublime.

As for the term Baroque, that’s a very generous description of that diamond encrusted watch.

I’m attracted to the VC Cabinotiers. With regards to ornamentation and expression, more interesting than sticking diamonds on every visible surface.

 

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I guess I just don’t get as worked up about little details. Then again, I’m not shelling out mid 5 figure for a watch. Were I too, perhaps my opinion would change.

I posted those two examples as one is hideous and the other more sublime.

As for the term Baroque, that’s a very generous description of that diamond encrusted watch.

I’m attracted to the VC Cabinotiers. With regards to ornamentation and expression, more interesting than sticking diamonds on every visible surface.

Bro, that looks even more vampire swag than the last one. :lol: :cheers:
What is wrong with jewels on everything???

Personally i feel that all watches should be on the table for discussion. From a Swatch to a jewel encrusted Patek. after all, watches each have a face value.

@TheFoo sometimes i like his posts. but other times he goes on a elitist tangent and places himself at the top of said tangent. posting other pictures of watches and ranting, etc.
Then again, seeing the same 10 watches everyday in different settings gets boring AF. "Wow, A Rolex" . Yay! . "Surprise! it's a reverso!"

I'm all for a general conversation about watches. while keeping the "live long and prosper" vibe.
 

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It's exhausting and impossible for me to keep up with this. Either the subjective aesthetic preferences are somehow "wrong", or you just don't get it, maaan. Or if you would just learn more, you'd totally agree with me and not have such a worthless opinion! I mentioned something about this weird gatekeeping weeks or months ago and was met with the expected response.

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Bro, that looks even more vampire swag than the last one. :lol: :cheers:
What is wrong with jewels on everything???

Personally i feel that all watches should be on the table for discussion. From a Swatch to a jewel encrusted Patek. after all, watches each have a face value.

@TheFoo sometimes i like his posts. but other times he goes on a elitist tangent and places himself at the top of said tangent. posting other pictures of watches and ranting, etc.
Then again, seeing the same 10 watches everyday in different settings gets boring AF. "Wow, A Rolex" . Yay! . "Surprise! it's a reverso!"

I'm all for a general conversation about watches. while keeping the "live long and prosper" vibe.
I honestly don’t think we see enough watches here. It’s always the same dudes that squabble over whatever the fuck.
 

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