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I think you are all being sour pusses over that article. Its a pretty decent summary intro for non-watch-types .... pretty thorough in parts .... 

Excellent, that's just what I need, a list of 112 watches I can't afford, organised in alphabetical order 

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9 minutes ago, richy176 said:

They seem to have just gone through the alphabet and looked up watches for each letter and then picked a model for each.

Do you think they were that thorough ?

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When I was just starting to get into watches a bit more (around the time of joining this very forum) I used to love these kind of guides and would obsess over them.

Having taken a very quick whizz through the guide I have to say it is a mixed bag. Some gems, some ****, some overpriced offerings from respected brands.

Perfect for non-WIS fashionistas.

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2 hours ago, JonnyOldBoy said:

I think you are all being sour pusses over that article.

Ok, I admit it, sour grapes on my part, but how would you feel if you'd been pipped at the post for the past three years as best dressed man. This guy this year; Timothée Chalamet, outrageous decision, even the press were flabbergasted.

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21 minutes ago, Davey P said:

Excellent, that's just what I need, a list of 112 watches I can't afford, organised in alphabetical order :thumbsup:

... there are a couple of corkers in their for you for not much dosh ... and actually amongst the better looking watches. Some of the unaffordable are abominations in my most humble of opinions ...

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14 minutes ago, antjrice said:

I expect its in alphabetical order as the great unwashed always go for brand first... 

Lot's of brand loyalty on watch forums so who are the `great unwashed'?

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I have no idea what it says about the list, or my taste, but even though none of the watches are aimed at me as a customer (I don't even want to think how horrible a women's equivalent list would be), I was quite happy to see that the ones I liked best were largely sub-3k in value - many were a lot less.

There are a lot of time pieces in there that - to me - fall into the 'just because you can, doesn't mean that you should' category.  A.K.A. 'there will always be enough people in the world with more money than taste/sense.'

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1 hour ago, WRENCH said:

By inferrence that prove my point as 10. Wear a Watch, was excluded.... 

1 hour ago, richy176 said:

Lot's of brand loyalty on watch forums so who are the `great unwashed'?

Brand loyalty is certainly not the same as brand attraction. 

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6 minutes ago, antjrice said:

By inferrence that prove my point as 10. Wear a Watch, was excluded.... 

Brand loyalty is certainly not the same as brand attraction. 

GQ is primarily an expensive advertising/marketing rag. Last time I flicked through one, apparently the must have for summer wear looked like the pyjamas my grandad wore, minus the waist draw cord, obviously worn with a pair of slack deck shoes minus sock. I wonder what watch is "de rigueur" for current highland wear North of Dalwhinnie.I

 

 

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1 minute ago, WRENCH said:

GQ is primarily an expensive advertising/marketing rag. Last time I flicked through one, apparently the must have for summer wear looked like the pyjamas my grandad wore, minus the waist draw cord, obviously worn with a pair of slack deck shoes minus sock. I wonder what watch is "de rigueur" for current highland wear North of Dalwhinnie.I

 

 

You'll probably find exactly that in The Rake... 

To be fair however, I quite like reading Revolution and Wei Koh seems to have no problem making fun of himself in some online content. 

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1 hour ago, WRENCH said:

 I flicked through one, apparently the must have for summer wear looked like the pyjamas my grandad wore, minus the waist draw cord, obviously worn with a pair of slack deck shoes minus sock. I wonder what watch is "de rigueur" for current highland wear North of Dalwhinnie.I

 

 

Casual lounge wear, nothing wrong with that, Big M and I have a selection of matching outfits. 

We never wear socks with our Viv loafers either. 

Rolex and Michael Korrs for the wrists. 

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16 minutes ago, BondandBigM said:

Casual lounge wear, nothing wrong with that, Big M and I have a selection of matching outfits. 

We never wear socks with our Viv loafers either. 

Rolex and Michael Korrs for the wrists. 

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23 hours ago, antjrice said:

By inferrence that prove my point as 10. Wear a Watch, was excluded.... 

Brand loyalty is certainly not the same as brand attraction. 

Yes - brand loyalty is often considered the realm of members of a watch forum who mock the general public for brand attraction - they only want a Rolex (or other) because of the hype and to impress their friends whereas WE buy a Rolex (or other)because of the brand history, the quality of the workmanship and their contribution to horology. :whistle:

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14 hours ago, richy176 said:

Yes - brand loyalty is often considered the realm of members of a watch forum who mock the general public for brand attraction - they only want a Rolex (or other) because of the hype and to impress their friends whereas WE buy a Rolex (or other)because of the brand history, the quality of the workmanship and their contribution to horology. :whistle:

Who's mocking anyone? 

If you're not familiar with 'the great unwashed' as a colloquialism for ordinary people, then now you get the context. 

It's pretty obvious that if the non-enthusiast market didn't exist, then no one would be able to buy a watch...ever. This clearly applies to any market. 

I don't see anyone judging or denying materialism here. I bought my first watches because I liked how they looked. Now there's more to it for me when I make my choices but if not everyone's in the same boat, then good for them. 

 

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