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.
Presumably because none of us here owns or has owned one. Unless someone here does, and made it their best-kept secret.
We did discuss it more than a few times. Some here had watches by Ball, if I recall correctly.
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...
Because they have rarely issued any actually exciting watch in the last 40-45 years. What Tissot used to make:
And what they make now:
Looks like souped-up Daniel Wellington. Boring!
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.
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.
Really? Don't we?
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
Because they don't have anything that Sea-Gull won't offer you in a prettier package, and for less.
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.
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?
Dunno, maybe because the name sounds like a venereal disease, and the watches themselves look no better than advanced symptoms of uncured syphilis?
I don't have one. They seem to be doing rather well, that including some nice reissues.
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.