Menswear: Which watch?


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fudge.dredd
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26 Mar 2022 13:34
smith wrote: But Best didn't queue for 10 hours. Nothing wrong with turning up at 4:30am IF the queue doesn't look that crazy already and thinking you'll cop something come 9am. Had as long delays for flights at the airport just to go on holiday.

You actually think those two things are comparable? Wow you’re mad.0
TROYBOY
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26 Mar 2022 13:58
The daily mail has reported on the queues in Australia, only a matter of time before it mentions the frenzy in london…
fudge.dredd
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26 Mar 2022 13:58
Anyway, we can all agree the entire thing was a shitshow from Swatch.

And anyone queuing for it when it will be available soon online is a little……
fudge.dredd
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26 Mar 2022 13:59
TROYBOY wrote: The daily mail has reported on the queues in Australia, only a matter of time before it mentions the frenzy in london…

Check out Watchfinders Instagram pos/vid on the queues today.
TROYBOY
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26 Mar 2022 14:05
Lunacy 101!
smith
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26 Mar 2022 14:26
fudge.dredd wrote:
smith wrote: But Best didn't queue for 10 hours. Nothing wrong with turning up at 4:30am IF the queue doesn't look that crazy already and thinking you'll cop something come 9am. Had as long delays for flights at the airport just to go on holiday.

You actually think those two things are comparable? Wow you’re mad.0

Actually thinking about it it's not a great comparison. A better one would be me as a youth queuing to get into Wimbledon from 5am till noon just to see some tennis. I didn't know how hard it would be at the time as never done it before and when I did get in I just napped most of the day. It put me off queuing again for years but I did do it once more with mates and had a laugh in the queue as we treated it like camping.

I think a lot of people who queued for so long today and got nothing will be put off doing it again for a long time.

Roll on a new lot to do the queue for the next big release.
Crackajack
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26 Mar 2022 14:34
Fudge showing his insecurity again.
Best
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26 Mar 2022 14:34
fudge.dredd wrote: Not being funny but can I ask what possessed you to wait for 6 hours in a queue of people for a watch that will be available more readily in a month or so?

Genuine question.

There’s got to be a psychological study to be done of this form of human behaviour.

Mass formation psychosis?

So many reasons. I like the watches, they’re cheap throughaway fun with classic design and great heritage. But more that my inner teenager spent queuing with the ‘headz’ wanted one last outing. I’ve got a toddler so getting up early isn’t an issue or that much of an effort. I think today turned into something much larger than anyone could predict, it was unknown territory for the watch world.
fudge.dredd
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26 Mar 2022 14:36
^ that’s fair enough. Point taken.

I just find the mass hysteria mentality a bit strange. Whether it’s shoes, watches, anything. You see people on Black Friday sales fighting over a tv that they didn’t know they wanted or needed until that exact moment.
fudge.dredd
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26 Mar 2022 14:37
Crackajack wrote: Fudge showing his insecurity again.

Yes constructive post there.
TROYBOY
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26 Mar 2022 15:31
fudge.dredd wrote: ^ that’s fair enough. Point taken.

I just find the mass hysteria mentality a bit strange. Whether it’s shoes, watches, anything. You see people on Black Friday sales fighting over a tv that they didn’t know they wanted or needed until that exact moment.

Thos black Friday sales used to be funny car age. Who really wants a kodak 50" tv from asda that badly Eek
eazypz
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26 Mar 2022 15:35
fudge.dredd
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26 Mar 2022 15:39
Lolz
TROYBOY
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26 Mar 2022 15:57
I really dont get it. If you have £1500 disposable cash, dont you get something good that doesnt need a battery every two years, that doesnt feel lightweight, that is a proper watch. Might aswell get one of those tag connected smart watches. Plus they'll be available for £200 in two months or so.
I dont get it
Best
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26 Mar 2022 16:00
Isn’t a speedy reduced £1.5-2k. The world has gone mad
MoB
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26 Mar 2022 16:21
Can only be that the people buying have no idea they're general release
fudge.dredd
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26 Mar 2022 16:45
TROYBOY wrote: I really dont get it. If you have £1500 disposable cash, dont you get something good that doesnt need a battery every two years, that doesnt feel lightweight, that is a proper watch. Might aswell get one of those tag connected smart watches. Plus they'll be available for £200 in two months or so.
I dont get it

It’s that fear of missing out. They’ve invested their time and energy into this new ‘thing’. Now it’s been taken away from them due to lack of supply. So they’ll now do whatever it takes to get it. Reason doesn’t come into it as you’re not thinking logically when you’re in this frenzied state.

That’s my only conclusion.
fudge.dredd
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26 Mar 2022 16:47
Check out Tim Write’s YouTube channel… he was at Carnaby St from very early on…. Must have spent 5-6 hours queueing only to be told the shop is closed or something.
TROYBOY
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26 Mar 2022 17:57
Lol. So did any of the shops actually sell any?
smith
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posted 26 Mar 2022 18:40, edited 26 Mar 2022 18:40
Tim Write is hilarious. Was all over them in the shop 2 days ago calling them beauties. Today after shop closed and a 7 hour queuing session they are "shit plastic watches" Laughing out loud

TROYBOY wrote: Lol. So did any of the shops actually sell any?

Yeah. About 70 odd to queues of thousands Laughing out loud