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MrFancypants Forum Admin

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#1 1 year ago

Do you wear them? What kind?

I never really cared about watches and haven't worn them ever since mobile phones were able to display the time. Recently I have looked a bit into the topic of higher quality watches and kind of like them. Those watches are marketed for a niche group by companies that seem a little shady, so I don't trust them to be reliable.

To elaborate a bit, I'm a bit of an aerospace fanboy and watchmakers have a long tradition of selling products by pretending to be somehow associated with watches. It is true that precise watches used to be important in navigation and that some watches made it into space, but it is mostly marketing. There are two companies in particular that I like. One sells watches that use old German aircraft/engineer brand names. Here are two examples I like:

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The other sells new watches under the name of an old Soviet brand (translation: navigator's).

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Then there are of course brands like Breitling or Breguet who can be relied to make high quality watches but have insane price tags...




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#2 1 year ago

Not really, but I kind of used to have a goal where if I was in a job where I made enough money I'd save up for a Rolex.  Specifically one of these:

Rolex Submariner Actually I once went into a jewelry store that sells them (the kind where they have to buzz you in) because I just wanted to see one up close and I told the lady there, "Heh, maybe when I graduate from law school," in an obviously facetious tone and she asked me when was graduation :p

Still, you never know.  Also, your pics aren't showing.


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#3 1 year ago

Pics are showing for me, maybe I'll just paste the links if it doesn't work.

I don't know about Rolex. I associate it with an exaggerated, ostentatious display of wealth. I don't mind expensive watches per se, but 10k€ is a bit too much. I own one rather expensive watch (family heirloom), an Omega Speedmaster Professional Mk II, but I don't like the design too much, so I don't usually wear it.




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#4 1 year ago

I don't need a watch because my phone already has a clock. Honestly, I have not used a watch at all since clocks on phones became a thing.

"MrFancypants"I don't know about Rolex. I associate it with an exaggerated, ostentatious display of wealth.

Because it is. You are paying for the privilege of wearing the name, not the watch.


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#5 1 year ago

I do wear a silver analogue watch, not a super expensive one, but I like to have a real watch - for some reason I find it much more natural to check the time on the watch than my phone or whatever, feels a lot more convenient.

I tried just using a phone for the time for a while and I hated it, honestly.


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#6 1 year ago
"Lindale"I don't need a watch because my phone already has a clock. Honestly, I have not used a watch at all since clocks on phones became a thing.

That was my mentality for the last years. Nowadays they force me to wear "business casual" all day long. I don't like it, but I get paid for it. And since I get paid for it I can do it right. A nice watch works well with a suit, I think.

Don't really want to spend too much on it though. I started reading up on watches, quartz vs mechanical, companies and types. Kind of fun.




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#7 1 year ago

You could always get a smartwatch. When you're not using it, it's just a standard watch with a digital face. When you need it, you can use it to set your calendar, send messages, transfer money. 




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#8 1 year ago

Hmm, I've got one of these. Actually, precisely this one since this is a photo of it :p

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It's handy for meetings and when you want to escape from a conversation without getting your phone out and being really rude. There are pluses and minuses to it. I imagine the utility of them is going to increase as voice recognition gets better - which kinda goes for small form factor devices in general IMO.




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#9 1 year ago

I don't really like the design of most smart watches. There are some hybrid watches that look ok, but I think the functionality is very basic. Pretty sure I'm more in the market for a lower end mechanical watch.




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#10 1 year ago

Well, Timex are alright for that sort of thing. Or were, I think. :/




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