• Hi, I am the owner and main administrator of Styleforum. If you find the forum useful and fun, please help support it by buying through the posted links on the forum. Our main, very popular sales thread, where the latest and best sales are listed, are posted HERE

    Purchases made through some of our links earns a commission for the forum and allows us to do the work of maintaining and improving it. Finally, thanks for being a part of this community. We realize that there are many choices today on the internet, and we have all of you to thank for making Styleforum the foremost destination for discussions of menswear.
  • This site contains affiliate links for which Styleforum may be compensated.
  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

    Styleforum is supported in part by commission earning affiliate links sitewide. Please support us by using them. You may learn more here.

Wild Strawberry Rabbit

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 5, 2017
Messages
833
Reaction score
6,918
IMG_8505.jpeg
 

Keyser_Söze

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 13, 2024
Messages
154
Reaction score
252
I really like these. I asked my watch dealer about them and I got some speech about how they aren't real horology and it's a fashion watch. It is my understanding there actually is some quality horology involved unless I'm mistaken. I'm assuming he doesn't like them because they don't sell them.
 

JamesInLondon

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 15, 2023
Messages
144
Reaction score
337
I really like these. I asked my watch dealer about them and I got some speech about how they aren't real horology and it's a fashion watch. It is my understanding there actually is some quality horology involved unless I'm mistaken. I'm assuming he doesn't like them because they don't sell them.
Hermes owns 25% of the Vaucher movement company, it makes all the movements for Parmigiani - its sister company - and lots of movements for everyone from Richard Mille and Audemars Piguet to Gerald Charles. As the Sandoz family who own Parmigiani and Vaucher are trying to sell them (for the second time), I see Hermes as the only potential buyer.

Yes, they are a real watch company with some of the most creative models of the last few years; have you seen the Arceau L’heure de la lune? Or the Temps Suspendu?

IMG_8296.jpeg


As the month progresses, the time and date dials rotate together around the case, slowly obscuring and then revealing the moon phases in both the northern and southern hemispheres.
 

Dino944

Distinguished Member
Joined
Dec 24, 2011
Messages
7,774
Reaction score
8,880
I really like these. I asked my watch dealer about them and I got some speech about how they aren't real horology and it's a fashion watch. It is my understanding there actually is some quality horology involved unless I'm mistaken. I'm assuming he doesn't like them because they don't sell them.
They really make some respectable, cool watches. Your watch dealer is either not that knowledgeable or just sour that he doesn't carry them. I've had people at watch shops say ridiculously inaccurate things about brands they don't carry. TBH, I'd had more respect for them if they simply said, "Oh that's a really nice brand. We don't carry them, but I could show you this which is anther great watch." Rather than make sh*t up in an effort to convince me what they have is better.
 

Ebitdaddy

Distinguished Member
Joined
Apr 22, 2019
Messages
1,180
Reaction score
2,814
Anyone here have experience with stingray straps? How do they hold up vs other leathers and how supple are they?
 

Dino944

Distinguished Member
Joined
Dec 24, 2011
Messages
7,774
Reaction score
8,880
Anyone here have experience with stingray straps? How do they hold up vs other leathers and how supple are they?
Very durable. My friend had one on an AP Millenary Star Wheel years ago, and my dad had a stingray wallet. I don't think of it as particularly supple. Have you ever touched anything made of stingray. The outer surface feels stiff and has a pebble grain like feel. I'm not sure if its a strap that one does with very little or no padding, for fear if there is padding, it will be stiff as a board and never really mold to the shape of your wrist.
 

Wild Strawberry Rabbit

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 5, 2017
Messages
833
Reaction score
6,918
I really like these. I asked my watch dealer about them and I got some speech about how they aren't real horology and it's a fashion watch. It is my understanding there actually is some quality horology involved unless I'm mistaken. I'm assuming he doesn't like them because they don't sell them.
I’m not that much into watches and have no idea about movements etc. I just care about how the watch looks tbh. But also my understanding is that these are relatively well made and I see that this is also confirmed by the better educated forum members. For me H08 is a great looking watch and the design is a breath of fresh air in watches world. It goes well with casual clothes but surprisingly looks nice also with a suit. I own some other nice watches (e.g. Cartiers) but they rarely get any attention. This watch is being consistently noticed and complimented by watch enthusiasts but also by many random people I meet every day.
 

Featured Sponsor

Do You Consider Sustainability When Purchasing Clothes?

  • Always - Sustainability is a top priority in all my clothing purchases.

  • Often - I frequently consider sustainability, but it isn't the main factor in my decisions.

  • Rarely - I seldom consider sustainability when purchasing clothes.

  • Never - Sustainability is not a factor I consider in my clothing choices.


Results are only viewable after voting.

Forum statistics

Threads
510,091
Messages
10,616,612
Members
225,129
Latest member
speedracer124
Top