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Nick Parr 1977

So what’s the one watch even if bought as a gift wouldn’t even go on the wrist?

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Just wondered if everyone had a watch they really didn’t like, so much it wouldn’t make the list. I think mine is a Hamilton Sub Zero

Wrist, not the list, back to school for me

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Anything over-the top chunky or flash harry.  Lots of AP, Hublot, Breitling, unless it was a Christmas party or a kids birthday.

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Gosh  --  you really want all our prejudices?

--  Anything with a fashion label,

--  Anything (pretty much) designed in the last thirty years by Gérald Genta.

--  Anything bejewelled.

--  Anything digital.

I think that's sufficient vituperation for now.

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It was from thinking on the Tag love or hate, I wouldn’t say I hated a brand but some watches I struggle to see why they were produced, having a troll wrist I don’t like anything under 44-46mm as it looks daft but I always think I wish that was in a larger size, keep fingers crossed CW do a diver that is 46mm

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Swatch!  They are hideous!  Sorry to anyone that owns one!

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2 hours ago, yokel said:

 

--  Anything with a fashion label,

 

Except Gucci obvs, at least they bought a watchmaker.  Pretend for a second that they guy had at least cleaned his yuk from around the pushers ...

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Heck, I forgot you don't like chronographs either.  :sadwalk:

 

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I like a chronograph, had 2 Gucci G models the early G square shape, paid a 1000 sold for 350, and a brown coloured circular one about 8 years ago again sold it, thought they were just a fashion brand

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Just now, Jet Jetski said:

 

Heck, I forgot you don't like chronographs either.  :sadwalk:

 

Don't "dislike" chronos. Just wouldn't buy another. It's a complication which I have never used, and which adds significantly to service costs. 

If others find them useful or attractive, that's fine by me.

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12 minutes ago, Bonzodog said:

Quite a large list from me but at the top ,Christopher Ward.

Why not CW, my far far from expert opinion is they are a solid British brand, Have I fallen pray to marketing?

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Anything too big or blingy. 
 

Someone could give me a million dollar Ricahrd Mille, diamond covered Rolex or Omega Proplof and it would never go on my wrist. Even if it was a wedding gift, it would be down to the local jewellers and be sold the next day. 

I like to have nice watches but I don’t want to be ‘that guy’ who wears a watch purely to shove it in everyone else’s face. 

 

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33 minutes ago, Nick Parr 1977 said:

Why not CW, my far far from expert opinion is they are a solid British brand, Have I fallen pray to marketing?

The seeming constant sales they run don’t help imho.

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For me it’s the logo. If I had one, it would be a crushing disappointment every time I looked down at the dial, knowing someone’s imagination ran out when designing it.....think the only CW I’d buy would be the Morgan pieces....

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I’m pretty much open to wearing anything which isn’t too bling as long as it’s from a an actual watch manufacturer.

That’s not just a watch thing though, if I buy trainers they have to be from a sportswear manufacturer, same with aftershave I won’t buy anything that’s just an add on to a fashion line. 

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49 minutes ago, Nick67+1 said:

I’m pretty much open to wearing anything which isn’t too bling as long as it’s from a an actual watch manufacturer.

That’s not just a watch thing though, if I buy trainers they have to be from a sportswear manufacturer, same with aftershave I won’t buy anything that’s just an add on to a fashion line. 

So you would buy Adidas trainers, not there aftershave or watches? 

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Blingy watches, and those all gold coloured ones with a black face and a diamond at number twelve you used to see in catalogues.

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I have mild OCD ,,, so for me the list is endless. There are literally only about 12 watches out of hundreds of thousands available at the moment that I would wear.... 

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Is wear anything for a bet/if it was free. Wouldn't buy an Omega though. :hmmm9uh:

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