General Discussion: Stuff you hate but everyone else loves


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MLI
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5038 posts since 6/10/09

8 Feb 2020 05:27
snacks
Burt
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5907 posts since 3/1/10

8 Feb 2020 10:05
menace wrote: watches
Craig David us on that 'un, menace.
illwill
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3972 posts since 17/5/04

8 Feb 2020 11:46
Scallops
Dee
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11529 posts since 22/11/07

8 Feb 2020 11:53
shitcatcher joggers
Hanto
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2096 posts since 30/11/09

8 Feb 2020 14:58
Nandos
Trent
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1948 posts since 18/1/09

8 Feb 2020 15:06
I have really went off desert boots
morning mist
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3274 posts since 29/5/05

8 Feb 2020 16:35
Burt wrote:
menace wrote: watches
Craig David us on that 'un, menace.

Seconded.

For me it's because 9 out of 10 people i speak to it's all about getting the first Rolex, or if you already have one, how many more you can get until you turn into John Mayer.
deuce
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13800 posts since 21/1/08

8 Feb 2020 17:40
morning mist wrote:
Burt wrote:
menace wrote: watches
Craig David us on that 'un, menace.

Seconded.

For me it's because 9 out of 10 people i speak to it's all about getting the first Rolex, or if you already have one, how many more you can get until you turn into John Mayer.

thats because i imagine most people who buy a rolex, arent into 'watches' per-se, they're more into buying a status symbol that tells other people they've 'made it' in life.
watches as an item are completely redundant these days, so i can see why you dont really rate them. i love them, they're amazing and tiny mechanical and technological feats, the expertise and craftsmanship involved can be pretty incredible
menace
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1097 posts since 3/5/12

8 Feb 2020 17:44
deuce wrote:
morning mist wrote:
Burt wrote:
menace wrote: watches
Craig David us on that 'un, menace.

Seconded.

For me it's because 9 out of 10 people i speak to it's all about getting the first Rolex, or if you already have one, how many more you can get until you turn into John Mayer.

thats because i imagine most people who buy a rolex, arent into 'watches' per-se, they're more into buying a status symbol that tells other people they've 'made it' in life.
watches as an item are completely redundant these days, so i can see why you dont really rate them. i love them, they're amazing and tiny mechanical and technological feats, the expertise and craftsmanship involved can be pretty incredible

this is all true, I just think that watch fans fall into two categories:

Phoneshop sorts who call them 'timepieces'

and Nan Kids who spunk in their pants over precision Swiss engineering
morning mist
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3274 posts since 29/5/05

8 Feb 2020 17:56
deuce wrote:
morning mist wrote:
Burt wrote:
menace wrote: watches
Craig David us on that 'un, menace.

Seconded.

For me it's because 9 out of 10 people i speak to it's all about getting the first Rolex, or if you already have one, how many more you can get until you turn into John Mayer.

thats because i imagine most people who buy a rolex, arent into 'watches' per-se, they're more into buying a status symbol that tells other people they've 'made it' in life.
watches as an item are completely redundant these days, so i can see why you dont really rate them. i love them, they're amazing and tiny mechanical and technological feats, the expertise and craftsmanship involved can be pretty incredible

I don't check the watch thread that often, but when I do almost always someone has bought or thinking of buying a Rolex. I get unreasonable annoyed by that Evil
deuce
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13800 posts since 21/1/08

8 Feb 2020 18:06
which is ironic as those same people would look down their nose at someone in a gucci logo tshirt and louboutin trainers, because those items were bought as status symbols, not because that person has an interest in 'fashion'
EssexBoyII
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6735 posts since 5/6/07

9 Feb 2020 11:22
Uh-oh someone’s set him off Sad
swede
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8594 posts since 21/3/09

9 Feb 2020 12:00
jords holding back tears. proper wobbly lip spec
Blofeld
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192 posts since 30/12/15

9 Feb 2020 13:28
ankle socks
morning mist
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3274 posts since 29/5/05

9 Feb 2020 14:24
hair
bertoni
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1223 posts since 29/9/11

9 Feb 2020 14:25
Gigs
eazypz
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3153 posts since 16/4/10

9 Feb 2020 15:01
Quite funny reading this thread.

I own a Rolex, have wanted one since I saw my uncles when I was around 8 years old. Love the history, and the watch itself, so I bought one.
Also own a Cartier Tank, again, because of the history.

Also own a pair of Gucci trainers, with the big fuck off gucci logo on the side of them.

I once wore ankle socks in the summer around 7 years ago and have struggled to stop wearing them even in winter. I wear the thick pile no show ones from Uniqlo. Staple for me.
I only wear long socks with boots (which is pretty much everyday for work).

Had Nando’s for lunch. It’s not fantastic, but grilled chicken and grains is decent enough when you’re out and about and is healthier then most choices.

What category do I fall in?
Ocin
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1299 posts since 4/6/04

9 Feb 2020 15:05
It all hinges on your scallops and shitcatcher jogger stance mate
swiftus
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1024 posts since 1/7/09

9 Feb 2020 15:18
My feelings towards watches are like my feelings towards supercars. Nice to look at, appreciate the work that goes into making one, but never had an intention to get one. Just spunking away cash.

Also, the crowd that like both them are boring as fuck to talk to.
edlo
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624 posts since 13/9/14

9 Feb 2020 15:52
menace wrote:
deuce wrote:
morning mist wrote:
Burt wrote:
menace wrote: watches
Craig David us on that 'un, menace.

Seconded.

For me it's because 9 out of 10 people i speak to it's all about getting the first Rolex, or if you already have one, how many more you can get until you turn into John Mayer.

thats because i imagine most people who buy a rolex, arent into 'watches' per-se, they're more into buying a status symbol that tells other people they've 'made it' in life.
watches as an item are completely redundant these days, so i can see why you dont really rate them. i love them, they're amazing and tiny mechanical and technological feats, the expertise and craftsmanship involved can be pretty incredible

this is all true, I just think that watch fans fall into two categories:

Phoneshop sorts who call them 'timepieces'

and Nan Kids who spunk in their pants over precision Swiss engineering

and have no interest in the engineering behind absolutely anything except their expensive watches.