Menswear: Which watch?


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carl lewis
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21 Apr 2017 15:43
Superprecise wrote: Fucking hypocrite. The only guy on here to actively boast about owning a Rolex, the ultimate nouveau rich status brand, talking shit about posing rich cunts. Stay in your ugly 90s Japanese streetwear lane, you don't know what you're talking about.

Laughing out loud
carl lewis
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21 Apr 2017 15:48
Kadafi39 wrote:
BANKS wrote:
MLI wrote:
Kadafi39 wrote: A Patek is hardly a watch that people without a clue buy, it has strong heritage. Fair enough the design might not be to your taste but it definitely can't be described as a timepiece for those that don't know better.

Yes it is. Everyone knows it's the watch thats "more expensive than Rolex" ie it's purely a status symbol for a lot of new rich.

I agree with this to an extent. But primarily amongst the watch community. The majority of the population have never heard of Patek and Rolex is the brand which is most synonymous with wealth and luxury. However, as Patek becomes more "known" there is an increasing trend of the new rich (obviously along with actual true watch lovers) who are gravitating towards Patek as it is viewed as one upping the Rolex owners. I saw this quite a but when I was in Dubai.

Hardly a watch bought by people that don't have a clue then is it! Let's face it every other cunt has a rolex these days, you don't have to be wealthy to own one and therefore those that are wealthy will go for something different that sets them apart, but don't agree that they are clueless at all.

True.

Surprised that we don't hear about Rolex robberies in London, like back in the day. Seems to be way easier targets (chiefs) about now.
BANKS
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104 posts since 8/5/14

21 Apr 2017 16:10
The majority of Patek owners will be far from clueless but like everything there is a proportion they will buy for name and status symbol only without appreciating the movement, craftsmanship etc that Patek offers.

My point was that this proportion is slowly growing as the rich seek means to for want of a better phrase, out dick each other and owning a Patek to them is seen as a status symbol which trumps the 19 year old youtuber wearing a gold sub. While Pateks name is universally known in the watch community, it is only in relatively recent times that it seems to be spilling into the mainstream which leads increased purchases by those that don't always have a clue about watches.
TROYBOY
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168 posts since 28/2/12

21 Apr 2017 16:40
^ thats very true, everyone knows about Rolex and now for some reason that I have not a clue about, recently pateks been seeping into the mainstream.
Is it that theyre more readily available with high street 'boutiques' pushing them?

any ideas peeps?
carl lewis
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22453 posts since 14/10/04

21 Apr 2017 17:00
Who knows really, but these 'luxury' brands now usually say forget being stush and lets selling to anyone who has the money.


fudge.dredd
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306 posts since 15/12/12

21 Apr 2017 22:20
Superprecise wrote: Fucking hypocrite. The only guy on here to actively boast about owning a Rolex, the ultimate nouveau rich status brand, talking shit about posing rich cunts. Stay in your ugly 90s Japanese streetwear lane, you don't know what you're talking about.

Agreed. I posted a pic of one of my Speedmasters and he replied saying I've only got an Omega because I couldnt afford a Rolex or some crap like that. How little he knew.
MLI
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3287 posts since 6/10/09

22 Apr 2017 07:28
Superprecise wrote: Fucking hypocrite. The only guy on here to actively boast about owning a Rolex, the ultimate nouveau rich status brand, talking shit about posing rich cunts. Stay in your ugly 90s Japanese streetwear lane, you don't know what you're talking about.

Oh sorry, I guess I should aspire to owning a watch that looks like a porthole and is reminscent of the sea, just in case I forgot what the sea looks like.
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6450 posts since 21/4/05

22 Apr 2017 07:32
fudge.dredd wrote:
Superprecise wrote: Fucking hypocrite. The only guy on here to actively boast about owning a Rolex, the ultimate nouveau rich status brand, talking shit about posing rich cunts. Stay in your ugly 90s Japanese streetwear lane, you don't know what you're talking about.

Agreed. I posted a pic of one of my Speedmasters and he replied saying I've only got an Omega because I couldnt afford a Rolex or some crap like that. How little he knew.

Your post, in particular the bold bit, comes across supporting what Superprecise is saying about the brand though Laughing out loud


MLI
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3287 posts since 6/10/09

22 Apr 2017 07:33
It's the same as Goro's. Every wealthy Chinese kid now lines up every day in Shibuya, now the line goes for like half a km, instead of 100m like it used to. Mostly kids with no clue who just want to buy in.

I heard about Patek 20 years ago, it's not an insider secret or anything. These days it would take any new millionaire 30 seconds to google up the "best watch", Never liked the watches, but I've seen Pateks way better than the one posted, guy I knew in Tokyo had one, his was pretty tasteful, but not interested personally.
MLI
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posted 22 Apr 2017 07:34, edited 22 Apr 2017 07:34
fudge.dredd wrote: How little he knew.

Arrogant cunt
carl lewis
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22 Apr 2017 08:19
Some of the London area boys are moving towards Audemars Piguet
fudge.dredd
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posted 22 Apr 2017 10:15, edited 22 Apr 2017 10:15
MLI wrote: white hands on that really suck

Don't worry maybe one day you'll be able to afford a rolex


Yep, I'm the arrogant cunt.

Go and find another tent to wear, you emaciated Rodney Trotter.
MLI
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3287 posts since 6/10/09

22 Apr 2017 22:19
Was just messing with you there, of course I'm pretty sure most people on here could afford a Rolex if they really wanted to.
Kadafi39
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1495 posts since 30/10/09

24 Apr 2017 10:55
carl lewis wrote: Some of the London area boys are moving towards Audemars Piguet

That's the rap/hip hop influence. Jigga and co always talking about AP's.
carl lewis
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28 Apr 2017 09:04
Kadafi39 wrote: A Patek is hardly a watch that people without a clue buy, it has strong heritage. Fair enough the design might not be to your taste but it definitely can't be described as a timepiece for those that don't know better.
Kadafi39 wrote: A Patek is hardly a watch that people without a clue buy, it has strong heritage. Fair enough the design might not be to your taste but it definitely can't be described as a timepiece for those that don't know better.
ginner
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214 posts since 15/4/14

29 Apr 2017 17:23
Got a wedding and few days in Thailand. Wear a JLC most of the time but dont want to take it with. Looking for something waterproof that looks decent and would be smart enough for a wedding too. Leaning towards some of the timex watches on MR P. Anyone got any suggestions around the £100 mark? SOmething I wont be pissed if I lose.
MoB
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36111 posts since 31/8/04

8 May 2017 16:18
but late now but this looks nice for the money

BANKS
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8 May 2017 17:37
If it's not too late, I'm sure MLI could give you the name of the street vendor in Thailand from where she bought her Rolex replica.
MLI
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9 May 2017 09:21
carl lewis wrote:
Kadafi39 wrote: A Patek is hardly a watch that people without a clue buy, it has strong heritage. Fair enough the design might not be to your taste but it definitely can't be described as a timepiece for those that don't know better.
Kadafi39 wrote: A Patek is hardly a watch that people without a clue buy, it has strong heritage. Fair enough the design might not be to your taste but it definitely can't be described as a timepiece for those that don't know better.

hahahahahaha
Dee
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10438 posts since 22/11/07

11 May 2017 21:09
anyone enquired on the SD 126600 from an AD? flippers asking 14K+??