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Watches we seldom discuss

Post by koimaster » May 30th 2019, 3:17pm

CARL F. BUCHERER
CARTIER
BALL
ZENITH
TISSOT
TAG
BREITLING
SEAGULL
DEEP BLUE
MARLOE
FOSSIL
GROVANA
MVMT
RADO
MIDO
ORANGE WATCH COMPANY


I wonder why some of these do not get the "love" we show Seiko and others.




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Post by conjurer » May 30th 2019, 3:55pm

koimaster wrote:CARL F. BUCHERER

Have you ever seen a Carl F. Bucherer? I haven't, either.
CARTIER

Ghey.
BALL

Funny name, good for gags from low-brow individuals.
ZENITH

OK about fifty years ago.
TISSOT

Okay watch. A little boring.
TAG

Underrated. The Monaco is one of the coolest watches ever.
BREITLING

Excellent watches that, alas, seem to appeal to shitheels.
SEAGULL

Chinese. Good, but boring.
DEEP BLUE

A really fine brand, sold by Stain Betosh--one of the very few watch company CEOs who could appear on People magazine's most handsome men cover.
MARLOE

Stupid name. Microbrand. Need I say more?
FOSSIL

Decent fashion watch. For most non-WISs who still bother to wear a watch, there's Fossil and Rolex, and Fossil's what they can afford.
GROVANA

Nice homage maker.
MVMT

Get the fuck outta here.
RADO

Nice watches. They could benefit from having a little revolving anchor on the dial, like Mido.
MIDO

The little revolving anchor is the fucking tits!
ORANGE WATCH COMPANY

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Re: Watches we seldom discuss

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » May 30th 2019, 5:28pm

koimaster wrote:I wonder why some of these do not get the "love" we show Seiko and others.

Let me explain, one by one...

koimaster wrote:CARL F. BUCHERER

Mostly because the brand isn't exactly a master of marketing, and rarely comes up with anything of significance.

koimaster wrote:CARTIER

Presumably because none of us here owns or has owned one. Unless someone here does, and made it their best-kept secret.

koimaster wrote:BALL

We did discuss it more than a few times. Some here had watches by Ball, if I recall correctly.

koimaster wrote:ZENITH

Mostly because they haven't exactly come up with anything exciting in a while. They introduced a shitload of Whoblowesque Defy models, of which just the basic Defy doesn't look like a Whoblow. Anyway, as if I haven't posted my Zenith often enough, here it is...
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koimaster wrote:TISSOT

Because they have rarely issued any actually exciting watch in the last 40-45 years. What Tissot used to make:
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And what they make now:
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Looks like souped-up Daniel Wellington. Boring!

koimaster wrote:TAG

There's the Monaco, then there's the reissued Autavia, and...little more, really. Mostly Whoblowesque, as the company has been infected with the JCB virus.

koimaster wrote:BREITLING

What Conj said:
Excellent watches that, alas, seem to appeal to shitheels.

Fortunately, it seems like they're doing a lot to change the brand's image. So, it may be that there will be more things Breitling to talk about.

koimaster wrote:SEAGULL

Really? Don't we?
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Then again, they don't seem to do a lot of new stuff. There's this, the Dong Feng, and...nothing else?

koimaster wrote:DEEP BLUE

Unexciting.

koimaster wrote:MARLOE

Because they don't have anything that Sea-Gull won't offer you in a prettier package, and for less.

koimaster wrote:FOSSIL

I have two of these. One I've bought myself before my WIS/collecting days (which started 5 years ago), and another one was a Christmas present. Now, because I have two, I know they're not exactly something to talk about.

koimaster wrote:GROVANA

Is it one of these Swiss brands with a whole lot of pish and shite in their line-up, talking about their heritage and expertise while offering mostly Ronda quartz beaters, and the best they can offer is an almost raw Sellita SW-200?

koimaster wrote:MVMT

Dunno, maybe because the name sounds like a venereal disease, and the watches themselves look no better than advanced symptoms of uncured syphilis?

koimaster wrote:RADO

I don't have one. They seem to be doing rather well, that including some nice reissues.

koimaster wrote:MIDO

Got one.
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They haven't been really doing anything to live up to the standards of what they were making 60 or so years ago. So, I'm sticking with my '59 Multifort.

koimaster wrote:ORANGE WATCH COMPANY

Obscure maker of more or less decent hommidges.
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Post by tiktok » May 30th 2019, 10:17pm

I have owned a Carl Bucherer in a trade and it was hell to move. Ms Tikker owns a Cartier Santos and a Breitbling but she's from Queens.
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Post by TemerityB » May 31st 2019, 7:38pm

I handled a buncha Bucherer at last fall's watch fair here and walked away impressed as I could be, but good stuff costs. When they start rebranding Tourneau as Bucherer they'll gain some traction, but I'd wager it won't help as much as they think it will. Even a simple dress Bucherer is like six grand.

I like Mido, too. In fact, most of those companies are kinda cool - I know I'm an oddball since I admire good watches regardless of whether I own them or can afford them. I'd add Eberhard and Montblanc to that list.
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