1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Brei

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.

Tags:
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    36,650
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Location:
    New York
    This makes me cry a little. Zenith is one of my favorite brands. How long ago were these prices?

    Before 1999
     
  2. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

    Messages:
    20,008
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2004
    Location:
    New York City / Buenos Aires
    Those outside of the fashion industry call anyone who is "into fashion" or "wearing crazy clothing" as being a fashionista.

    Those inside of the fashion industry view the term "fashionista" as being more equated to a label whore or someone who tries (well, some might actually live it) to portray a lifestyle of luxury/glamour/taste. Think the FIT student who runs around with a monogram Gucci tote, Dior aviators and runs around to the main designer boutiques to buy a tshirt or sneakers here and there. Their myspace or AIM name will probably have the word "couture" in it.


    Indeed, my understanding of the term was that of the latter explanation, not the former. Why do you care what anyone else thinks about your style of dress? As long as you are happy with it, that's all that matters.

    Jon.
     
  3. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Senior member

    Messages:
    12,204
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Location:
    Manhattan
    Please tell me that you wrote this to be ironic, fashionista boy.

    How so?

    Indeed, my understanding of the term was that of the latter explanation, not the former. Why do you care what anyone else thinks about your style of dress? As long as you are happy with it, that's all that matters.

    Jon.


    There is a different between caring what someone thinks about how you dress and correcting someone when they label you as a term that you do not like (fashionista is morethan just a style of dress; but, also a sad mentality).
     
  4. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

    Messages:
    20,008
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2004
    Location:
    New York City / Buenos Aires

    There is a different between caring what someone thinks about how you dress and correcting someone when they label you as a term that you do not like (fashionista is morethan just a style of dress; but, also a sad mentality).


    I see where you are coming from, but it all depends how the other person defines the terms of "˜fashionista' and whether you care or not if they call you that.

    It's like TB, just because I don't like the style, it doesn't mean you will stop wearing it, or that you even care what I think about the style.

    Jon.
     
  5. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

    Messages:
    39,486
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2006
    Those outside of the fashion industry call anyone who is "into fashion" or "wearing crazy clothing" as being a fashionista.

    Those inside of the fashion industry view the term "fashionista" as being more equated to a label whore or someone who tries (well, some might actually live it) to portray a lifestyle of luxury/glamour/taste. Think the FIT student who runs around with a monogram Gucci tote, Dior aviators and runs around to the main designer boutiques to buy a tshirt or sneakers here and there. Their myspace or AIM name will probably have the word "couture" in it.


    The irony in this post has given me a headache.
     
  6. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

    Messages:
    25,745
    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Location:
    Constantinople
    Those Dior watches should be responded to with "Eww gross" in a Cartman voice.
     
  7. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    18,647
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2004
    Location:
    In the not too distant future
    Those Dior watches should be responded to with "Eww gross" in a Cartman voice.
    Please don't let on you watch South Park. It spoils your mythos.
     
  8. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

    Messages:
    25,745
    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Location:
    Constantinople
    Please don't let on you watch South Park. It spoils your mythos.

    It's Post Modernist. South Park on a '50s TV with a zebra skin strewn on the set.
     
  9. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

    Messages:
    25,745
    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Location:
    Constantinople
    Uhhh 6'2" 180 not really hairy, not a bear, not even a cub or an otter or a wolf.
    I didn't realize you were a furry.
     
  10. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

    Messages:
    25,745
    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Location:
    Constantinople
    Am I a bad man or just into some kinky shit? I really, really want this. [​IMG] 1/4 diamond bezel? [​IMG]
    Kinky is not this. Kinky is not pre-packaged logo dross with a Red Spot; but it is Shit. Kinky is being whipped with a pleated snakeskin whip in a '70s Mercedes and being watched by women in YSL Le Smokings and monocles.
     
  11. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    4,441
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2002
    Location:
    London, UK
    Watch sale on eBay that has gone wrong:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWA:IT&ih=019

    Seller: "it's a mouse pad!!!

    I've got one of those (with a 'Richard Lange' pictured) which was given to me during factory visit in Glashütte.
    Do you think, it would fetch the same kind of money?
     
  12. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

    Messages:
    20,008
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2004
    Location:
    New York City / Buenos Aires

    Kinky is being whipped with a pleated snakeskin whip in a '70s Mercedes and being watched by women in YSL Le Smokings and monocles.


    What an intricate life you must lead, tell me out of sheer curiosity, is this from personal experience?

    Jon.
     
  13. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    25,672
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Location:
    NYC
    Watch sale on eBay that has gone wrong:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWA:IT&ih=019

    Seller: "it's a mouse pad!!!

    I've got one of those (with a 'Richard Lange' pictured) which was given to me during factory visit in Glashütte.
    Do you think, it would fetch the same kind of money?


    Reminds me of one auction many years ago of a beautiful Patek Chrono (4140 or something, I always forget the PP model numbers), the auction went on for paragraphs about Patek's history, the intricate chrono mov't, etc etc. The last line of the verbage, about 5-6 long paragraphs in, was something to the effect of "this auction is only for a picture of the Patek Chrono" [​IMG]
     
  14. Get Smart

    Get Smart Senior member

    Messages:
    12,158
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2004
    Location:
    A town called Malice
  15. Yaz

    Yaz Senior member

    Messages:
    106
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    This is what I currently have (camera broken - have to use stock photos)

    Omega Railmaster, 42mm

    [​IMG]

    Anonimo Militare yellow dial

    [​IMG]

    On my wish list:

    JLC Master Hometime

    [​IMG]

    IWC Aquatimer

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Toiletduck

    Toiletduck Senior member

    Messages:
    2,547
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2006
    This is what I currently have (camera broken - have to use stock photos)





    Nice Yaz...I have to say I'm not a fan of Omegas...but that is one model I like!

    also love the anonimo
     
  17. Teacher

    Teacher Senior member

    Messages:
    12,939
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2005
    Location:
    Grand Forks, ND, USA
    Watch sale on eBay that has gone wrong:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWA:IT&ih=019

    Seller: "it's a mouse pad!!!

    I've got one of those (with a 'Richard Lange' pictured) which was given to me during factory visit in Glashütte.
    Do you think, it would fetch the same kind of money?


    Holy shit....
     
  18. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    36,650
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Location:
    New York
    This is what I currently have (camera broken - have to use stock photos)
    I like your collection - except for that Anonimo. what were you thinking? [​IMG]
     
  19. Teacher

    Teacher Senior member

    Messages:
    12,939
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2005
    Location:
    Grand Forks, ND, USA
    Reminds me of one auction many years ago of a beautiful Patek Chrono (4140 or something, I always forget the PP model numbers), the auction went on for paragraphs about Patek's history, the intricate chrono mov't, etc etc. The last line of the verbage, about 5-6 long paragraphs in, was something to the effect of "this auction is only for a picture of the Patek Chrono" [​IMG]

    Sure, but here the word mousepad is clearly printed in very large letters many times. True, this seller may still have been trying to pull something (and pull something he did), but still, if someone's stupid enough to bid on this auction -- complete with crappy mousepad picture -- then he's just...well...stupid.

    It would be interesting to see if the seller actually collects his money....
     
  20. Yaz

    Yaz Senior member

    Messages:
    106
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Nice Yaz...I have to say I'm not a fan of Omegas...but that is one model I like!

    also love the anonimo


    Thank you!


    I like your collection - except for that Anonimo. what were you thinking? [​IMG]

    I agree the Anonimo is a bit of an acquired taste, but I wanted something a little different than the usual black/white/silver dial. Its offbeat and a little hard to match so I don't wear it much, but of all the watches I've had it gets the most attention and actually quite a few compliments as well.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by