Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ernest, Nov 16, 2004.
The dearly missed pstoller explains all.
J, you'd probably like this watch then... http://ninanet.net/watches/others09/.../mkinetic.html
I want to see the Italians and the French go to war. This should be amusing. Sort of like watching midgets wrestle.
For the record, I think that French wine is better than Italian (save some very good Barolos) and Italian food is better than French (save some really nice food from the Bretagne, especially when it's cold outside and you are really hungry, like now.)
This watch is pretty awesome also. http://ninanet.net/watches/others06/...s/mseikof.html
OK, the tiebreaker is the women. Â I give the edge to the Italians . . .
Breaking News, the French surrender...
oh wait, they didn't start the war yet? oh well.
Yes, but let us take the instance of two short women fighting, one French, one Italian, they are both beautiful, and on the sideline stands America, a fat women, big even, and she says, "I could win the fight any day, these two midgets" The French and Italian over hear this, and they use their beauty to find 2 muscular men, who then finish off the fat American lady, big is not better.
EDIT: What is even funnier is seeing fat America belly-flop on Iraq.
I dont know actual numbers or units sold but I would imagine that many people would hesitate buying a Grand Seiko for 8 Grand with the word Seiko on the top since Seiko also sells 25 dollar watches. Â If I had a watch like that and I was showing it off to others the first thing they would say is ..."Nice watch. Â What it set you back? Â 50 bucks?" or something to that effect. There are no Patek's or Rolex's that are sold for that kind of money so ownership of the higher end names automatically will result in a certain level of perceived success (Or a very good unemployment plan as in Ernest's case Â ) Imagine if Saturn (nothing against saturns ) came out with a high end (over 100K ) car. Â how many people would stay clear of it simply because of the name association? And to tell me that the watch is worn for its precision and not for the image it portrays is bunk as $10 digital watches are better equal or timekeepers than all of the above. JJF
VW Phaeton anyone?
I personally don't really care about the name association, I think the watch is amazing technologically and nice looking as well, and would purchase it for that reason. Name association goes only so far. Just because Sony makes $10 headphones doesn't mean their 70" XBR Plasma TV isn't great... Japanese companies generally have huge differences in their product lines in both price and quality.
I imagine that brand association is why the one watch says only "Credor" (?.) on the face, and not Seiko. While Seiko is undoubtedly proud of everything they make (and for the most part, rightly so), the brand does not have the value association in most people's minds that other brands might.
But seriously, who came up with the name Credor? I am seriously considering starting a business in Japan/Asia where I just tell companies whether what they plan to write or say makes any friggin sense in English, or sounds good to an English speaker. Undoubtedly I shortly will be informed that Credor is some mythological figure or something, but it's still a stupid name.
As for those other watches, they are nice, but as I said, I don't need instrumentation for daily life, so I'd shy away from all the extra dials. I just need hands that point to Arabic numerals (I am too slow with just marks, or worse, Movado-style nothingness) and a date, hopefully.
What about MY watch?
Sorry, your watch is lame, Patek or not, especially for E6200 <shudder>
That's the best you could come up with? I would have thought being in the French military and having an advanced degree in economics would have resulted in a better quip then that. Why it wouldn't surprise me if you were in the Regiment de Parachutistes d'Infanterie de Marine (or was it the Groupement des Fusiliers-Marins Commandos?) and studied at the Sorbonne. A man with your credentials can do better than a snide comment like that.
You mean something like that ?
Quote (ernest @ 16 Nov. 2004, 03:48)
With 67 messages you do not risk to be anything...
Dear boy, I don't have to risk anything because I am exactly what I appear in my posts. A middle class writer from Ontario, Canada who works for his money and adores clothes. I do not pretend to sponge off my parents and the state and yet still afford an extensive designer wardrobe, Patek Philippe watches and all the other expensive accessories you have long told us about.
Separate names with a comma.