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Five Unusual Watches

PostPosted: January 10th 2018, 7:39pm
by Racer-X
Possibly a few for tikker.

Watchmaking can be a little unadventurous at times, a little safe. Outside the realms of companies like MB&F and Urwerk, it's not often that a watch brand takes a risk with something unusual. Every now and then, however, something unexpected happens. Whether the accountant was off sick or simply wasn't paying attention, sometimes a designer gets something through the system that's a bit more interesting. Here are five examples.

Featured Watches:
Bell & Ross BR01-92 Horizon
Cartier Tank Basculante W1011358
Vacheron Constantin Complications Classique Saltarello Jump Hour 43040/000P-19
Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Snoopy Award 3578.51.00
Hublot Big Bang Dark Jeans 301.CI.2770.NR.JEANS



Re: Five Unusual Watches

PostPosted: January 10th 2018, 8:20pm
by TemerityB
Jeez. Which one would you guys choose, given this array of WTF?

For the first time, I'd pick Bell & Ross.

Re: Five Unusual Watches

PostPosted: January 10th 2018, 8:31pm
by Racer-X
No surprise, the Speedmaster for me, followed by the VC.

Re: Five Unusual Watches

PostPosted: January 10th 2018, 8:41pm
by SynMike
I like the Snoopy Speedmaster, although given a choice I'd still take the normal moon watch model. I found the Cartier interesting, but not my style. The others hold no interest to me.

Re: Five Unusual Watches

PostPosted: January 10th 2018, 9:32pm
by biglove
Racer-X wrote:No surprise, the Speedmaster for me, followed by the VC.


Same here. Wouldn’t be seen wearing that B&R or that last atrocity.

Re: Five Unusual Watches

PostPosted: January 10th 2018, 10:11pm
by 3Flushes
The history behind the Snoopy Speedy is cool- the VC is nice, but proly a million skins cased in platinum, so the Omega it is.

Re: Five Unusual Watches

PostPosted: January 10th 2018, 10:27pm
by MKTheVintageBloke
The Cartier and the VC are interesting, the "Snoopy" is just another LE milking the NASA connection cash cow, which is boring, the B&R is rather ghastly, and there's nothing unusual about Whoblows. OK, there is - Whoblows are unusually fugly.

Re: Five Unusual Watches

PostPosted: January 11th 2018, 7:58am
by EV2DEMON
The only one that excites me at all is the Speedmaster. Yes, the Snoopy is milking the NASA deal, but it's still a cool watch interesting enough to make it appealing. I had the chance to grab one a few years ago for $2500 and passed, but I wouldn't touch one for the asking prices I see today.

None of the others interest me at all.

Re: Five Unusual Watches

PostPosted: January 12th 2018, 6:27am
by relaxer7
None of them for me... would love a Speedie but not a child's Snoopy one!