Watches are back, baby!

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by [email protected], Jul 7, 2011.

  1. bl@ster

    [email protected] Senior member

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    Or so says the NYT:

    Watches Are Rediscovered by the Cellphone Generation

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/07/fa...=1&ref=fashion

    My favorite quote:

    "The retro appeal also plays into the resurgence of heritage brands like Red Wing boots or Filson bags. Putting on a vintage Rolex “shows you’re interested in craft and well-made things,” said Matthew Hranek, a New York photographer who runs a men’s lifestyle blog, the William Brown Project, which celebrates vintage watches. “It’s the same thing if you’re wearing a pair of Alden shoes or go down to Beretta to buy a field coat and shotgun.”"

    Ahahaha, a shotgun? Can't wait to see what shotty's the rest of you are kopping!
     


  2. brad-t

    brad-t Bae Blade

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    wow, sounds awesome
     


  3. tween_spirit

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    our generation is fucking hopeless
     


  4. iTylerStewart

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    Watches were never gone? The watch community is huge.
     


  5. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    Watches were never gone? The watch community is huge.

    x2. I've worn a watch on my wrist every day for the last 25+ years.
     


  6. iTylerStewart

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    x2. I've worn a watch on my wrist every day for the last 25+ years.

    Atomic frogman everyday because i can wear it in uniform =)

    There are soooo many watches that i want tho. I want to get a breitling first because theyre very affordable compared to a lot of other Swiss automatics.
     


  7. the_state

    the_state Senior member

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    "The men's-wear set has recently rediscovered the joy of proper mechanical timepieces," Mr. Williams said. "Right now there is no clearer indication of cool than wearing a watch."

    What a fucking tool.
     


  8. pokpok

    pokpok Senior member

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    Drop a few G's on a vintage Rolex as a fashion statement... what a fuckin tool[​IMG]
     


  9. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    what is this 'watch' you speak of? Can I make calls on it?
     


  10. Spencer

    Spencer Senior member

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    x2. I've worn a watch on my wrist every day for the last 25+ years.

    Stupid article. Aside from when I am at home, I'm always wearing a watch.

    Gratuitous Audemars Iphone pic
    [​IMG]
     


  11. marg

    marg Senior member

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    my generation has to look to the classics because there is no incentive to make quality, long-lasting products anymore. not because it's cool, but because getting 2 seasons out of a $200+ shirt is just plain stupid.
     


  12. spertia

    spertia Senior member

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    Stupid article. Aside from when I am at home, I'm always wearing a watch.

    Why not at home? I usually put my watch on in the morning and don't take it off again until bedtime.
     


  13. Mr.K

    Mr.K Senior member

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    I have never not had a watch on my wrist since I was a little kid. I do not use watches as fashion. I got my sub because I saw one in a store window as a child and told my Dad I wanted one and he said I would have to work hard for it and buy it myself. I hope to someday give it to one of my future grandchildren. I find that most never notice a watch. The only two times I have had any strangers ask about a watch was when I was wearing a Brietling Steelfish XL and a guy asked about it and asked if his wife could see it when I was in line at the post. The only other time was when I first got the now departed Daytona and a women asked to see it when I was in line at J.Crew.
     


  14. Keyboard Warrior

    Keyboard Warrior Well-Known Member

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    Watches were never gone? The watch community is huge.

    Read the article. Depends largely on the age demographic.
     


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    London Senior member

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    I've always worn a watch. Pointless article
     


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