What do snobs and haters really wear?

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Re: What do snobs and haters really wear?

Post by iwasbanned » November 18th 2019, 4:16pm

bbattle wrote:
November 18th 2019, 3:55pm
My opinion is that snobs are those that prefer the extreme ends of the curve. It's either "only the best will do" or "I am proud to be cheap". And they wear that attitude like a badge of honor. And try to shove it in your face. And belittle your opinion on the matter as being boneheaded.
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Agreed 100%. My collection ranges from lowly Audemar Piguet Stainless steel up to Fancy Smancy Solid rose gold Day Date and everything in between. No snob here!
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Post by jlicquia » October 15th 2020, 9:26am

When I’m feeling snobbish, I wear a submariner, Speedmaster or a vintage Longines. Ninety percent of the rest of the time I wear one of several Orients, Citizens or a favorite Invicta diver that I like. Fail to understand the ill feeling toward Invicta. I have two with automatic movements and they are accurate, well made and comfortable. I know, QVC watches, cruise ship junk, etc. . I have seen the big displays of garrish yellow box Invictas on cruise ships and they are a turnoff.
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Re: What do snobs and haters really wear?

Post by koimaster » October 15th 2020, 9:30am

jlicquia wrote:
October 15th 2020, 9:26am
When I’m feeling snobbish, I wear a submariner, Speedmaster or a vintage Longines. Ninety percent of the rest of the time I wear one of several Orients, Citizens or a favorite Invicta diver that I like. Fail to understand the ill feeling toward Invicta. I have two with automatic movements and they are accurate, well made and comfortable. I know, QVC watches, cruise ship junk, etc. . I have seen the big displays of garrish yellow box Invictas on cruise ships and they are a turnoff.
The contempt for invicta is related to the lies told by the owners and his minions on shitHQ as well as the previous shills who are all gone now. Many members here own invicta and other watches sold on shopping channels.
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Re: What do snobs and haters really wear?

Post by franklin » December 28th 2020, 5:55am

I have come to my love of watches only later in life, which gives the advantages of fewer money worries and patience -- together with a certain pickiness.

So, my cheapest watch is my Stowa Flieger Klassik.

Daily wearers are mostly GOs, Moser and Dornblüth.

Call me whatever you like.
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Re: What do snobs and haters really wear?

Post by biglove » December 28th 2020, 7:26am

franklin wrote:
December 28th 2020, 5:55am
I have come to my love of watches only later in life, which gives the advantages of fewer money worries and patience -- together with a certain pickiness.

So, my cheapest watch is my Stowa Flieger Klassik.

Daily wearers are mostly GOs, Moser and Dornblüth.

Call me whatever you like.
I would call you a gentleman with refined tastes and focus.
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Post by TemerityBEddiePhluff » December 28th 2020, 6:53pm

"Snobs and haters" was Geek-speak for: "How dare that guy tell me about the MSRP scam, the mineral crystals called 'Flame Fusion,' the diamonds that were crystals, the bands that fall apart while in the watch box, the Swiss movements swaps, the watches they never will fix, the lies upon lies about Russians Divers and D/D modules, or how Invicta products were listed as 'counterfeit' by the Swiss Federation - we only listen to cigar store grifters and rum dums on a fourth-place home shopping network."

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Re: What do snobs and haters really wear?

Post by iwasbanned » May 28th 2022, 4:18pm

codguy wrote:
May 28th 2022, 10:32am
iwasbanned wrote:
November 15th 2019, 9:31am
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Would love to own one of these :bvbvbv: :bvbvbv: :bvbvbv: :bvbvbv: :bvbvbv: :bvbvbv: :bvbvbv:

Unfortunately, would also be afraid to wear it in some parts of the world.
Hey, what happened to recliner calling me a wanker?

And yes, I'm careful about when/where I wear this watch. Sometimes I pair with a gun.
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Re: What do snobs and haters really wear?

Post by codguy » June 1st 2022, 8:21am

iwasbanned wrote:
May 28th 2022, 4:18pm
I'm careful about when/where I wear this watch. Sometimes I pair with a gun.
But unfortunately for me, pairing with a firearm isn't possible in some countries------------will have to relegate self to drooling over your pic(s)

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Wankel; they leak oil and die early.
PSST- don't tell that to the aviation community, would be some pissed off pilots.
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Re: What do snobs and haters really wear?

Post by Hawk » June 3rd 2022, 9:06am

codguy wrote:
June 1st 2022, 8:21am


PSST- don't tell that to the aviation community, would be some pissed off pilots.
Son of Cecil: Have those things ever gotten popular in aviation? I predicted about 20 years ago that they were going to take off and indications are that I was wrong unless one counts light experimentals and gyrocopters.
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Re: What do snobs and haters really wear?

Post by Mark1 » June 3rd 2022, 10:11am

Hawk wrote:
June 3rd 2022, 9:06am
codguy wrote:
June 1st 2022, 8:21am


PSST- don't tell that to the aviation community, would be some pissed off pilots.
Son of Cecil: Have those things ever gotten popular in aviation? I predicted about 20 years ago that they were going to take off and indications are that I was wrong unless one counts light experimentals and gyrocopters.
There are some folks who use them in experimental category aircraft. They do offer good power to weight ratio. The problem with the Wankel and other automotive engines is the rpm at which they generate their rated power. Aircraft specific engines typically generate full power at around 2700 rpm and can run near that speed all day. Automotive engines develop rated power at say 6 to 8 thousand rpm. You cannot turn an airplane prop a whole lot faster than 2700 rpm (give or take, depending on the prop diameter). When the props spins too fast the blade ends get super sonic and catastrophic vibration begins. Automotive engines running 6 to 8k for takeoff and climbing would then require an additional gear reduction unit to prevent the propeller over speed. This adds more weight and an additional point of failure to the airplane. Try running your automotive engine near redline continuously, it may or not may not work out in the end. People continue to try though because airplane engines are not cheap. My clubs airplane has a rebuilt engine that we spent $30k for. A zero time engine would have been right around fifty thousand. And both have a 2000 hour time before overhaul.
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Re: What do snobs and haters really wear?

Post by Hawk » June 3rd 2022, 7:54pm

Mainstream seems to be reciprocating or turbine with nothing between. Both are mature and proven.

The hope around rotary decades back faded pretty quickly and as far as small experimentals go Rotax possibly messed up a lot of predictions that involved wankels.

For reasons you note the wankel just never made it off the ground.
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