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Who is the "Watch Snob"?

Post by koimaster » October 26th 2020, 3:19pm

This week, I’m taking time out from answering your questions about marriage, adventure sports and graduation gifts to clear a few things up. Not only am I tired of the endlessly banal and repetitive questions I receive (don’t you read my past columns?), but my assistant filters through the comments the column receives every week, and I’m disturbed by the misinformation and misconceptions being perpetuated there. I certainly don’t have the time nor the interest to sit and read and respond to these every week, so I hope that today I can clarify a few things once and for all.

First of all, “Watch Snob” is not a pseudonym I chose; it was given to me to protect my anonymity. My real name would be well known to a few of you but probably not to most (given the circles in which most of you seem to move), and though I don’t really fear retribution for speaking the truth, one can’t be too careful. A pseudonym only serves to save me the potentially uncomfortable though remote possibility of encountering an irate TAG Heuer-owning reader (or TAG Heuer executive) on the open street.

While “snob” has a pejorative pallor to it, this site’s editors presumably felt it would reflect the tone of my responses and be a trendy way to draw in internet trolls. Frankly, I care not about coming across as slightly aloof or arrogant. If being honest is considered snobby, then so be it. There are too few truth-tellers in the world, and whether you’re a single mother or a globetrotting pilot, you need to know the truth whether or not you want it. I am confident in my knowledge of timepieces, and if you come into my world and ask for my advice, expect to hear the unvarnished truth. If you want someone to tell you it’s OK to spend $3,000 on a mass-produced watch with a contract case and a bone stock $200 movement, don’t come to the Watch Snob. There are plenty of sites out there that spew regurgitated watch company press releases.

Don’t expect me to be consistent. Some readers gleefully comment that I said something a year ago and now I say something different, as if they’re catching me in the act and exposing a fraud. I attribute most of these instances to a lack of reading comprehension. But in cases where I’ve reversed my opinion on a watch brand, it’s usually for good reason. Breitling, for instance, is now slowly turning around and starting to regain some of the luster that for years was reserved for its overly polished bracelets. One day I might change my opinion about IWC. Or TAG Heuer. Start making worthy products, change my mind and I am willing to admit when a company is doing good things. But for those bitter souls who seek to scour all past columns for inconsistencies, I will say that it is my prerogative, just as it is yours to spend money on your Nixon watch or countless hours trolling search engines.

And finally, I will repeat what I have written in the past: There is no watch between $1,000 and $3,000 that is worth buying. Not one. In fact, it is a stretch to find more than a worthy handful under $7,000. I’m not sure why this comes as any surprise to readers, who continue to cry foul and sing the praises of inferior watches. My commitment to fine timepieces is well known, yet you continue to submit questions about $1,000 watches. As I said above, there are other websites you can visit and bloggers to read that will happily tell you what a fine watch you can get for a week’s pay. So don’t come here looking for the same drivel. You don’t see men’s fashion sites or magazines advising their readers to buy their suits from off-the-rack warehouses (or “wearhouses,” as the case may be). So if you seek advice about haute horlogerie, I am at your service. But for those who persist to beat the same drum of mediocrity, prepare to be ignored.

Consider yourselves once more enlightened. The Snob has spoken.

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Re: Who is the "Watch Snob"?

Post by koimaster » October 26th 2020, 4:17pm

boscoe wrote:
October 26th 2020, 4:00pm
Never heard of this jamoke, but I'd like to beat him bloody with a 56 mm SubAquaNoma.
What twit!
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Post by TemerityB » October 27th 2020, 7:43pm

Never read him, never will. I love how some defend this insipid babble. Well, "Gilligan's Island" was once the #1 show on TV, so taste, as always, is subjective.
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Post by Mark1 » October 27th 2020, 11:45pm

Hard to believe this douchebag has any readers, let alone ones who dare call him out. Webster, your definition for pretentious internet chuckleberry has arrived.
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Re: Who is the "Watch Snob"?

Post by koimaster » October 27th 2020, 11:50pm

Mark1 wrote:
October 27th 2020, 11:45pm
Hard to believe this douchebag has any readers, let alone ones who dare call him out. Webster, your definition for pretentious internet chuckleberry has arrived.


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Re: Who is the "Watch Snob"?

Post by TemerityB » October 28th 2020, 11:42am

conjurer wrote:
October 28th 2020, 7:54am
TemerityB wrote:
October 27th 2020, 7:43pm
Never read him, never will. I love how some defend this insipid babble. Well, "Gilligan's Island" was once the #1 show on TV, so taste, as always, is subjective.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/27/business ... index.html
I love how rich people invent their own problems. Makes my bloodstream turn into marzipan.

And I wonder if Amy Schwartz might be released to Sherwood Schwartz - the guy behind Gilligan's Island? I better call the professor.
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Post by conjurer » October 28th 2020, 12:02pm

TemerityB wrote:
October 28th 2020, 11:42am
conjurer wrote:
October 28th 2020, 7:54am
TemerityB wrote:
October 27th 2020, 7:43pm
Never read him, never will. I love how some defend this insipid babble. Well, "Gilligan's Island" was once the #1 show on TV, so taste, as always, is subjective.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/27/business ... index.html
I love how rich people invent their own problems. Makes my bloodstream turn into marzipan.

And I wonder if Amy Schwartz might be released to Sherwood Schwartz - the guy behind Gilligan's Island? I better call the professor.
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Post by boscoe » October 28th 2020, 3:12pm

koimaster wrote:
October 26th 2020, 4:17pm
boscoe wrote:
October 26th 2020, 4:00pm
Never heard of this jamoke, but I'd like to beat him bloody with a 56 mm SubAquaNoma.
What twit!
Nice to have you around pug. How are things?
All is well, sir.
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I've gone to the dark side, embracing Rolex and Harley-Davidson.
Does this mean I'm officially OLD?
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Post by conjurer » October 28th 2020, 3:39pm

boscoe wrote:
October 28th 2020, 3:12pm
koimaster wrote:
October 26th 2020, 4:17pm
boscoe wrote:
October 26th 2020, 4:00pm
Never heard of this jamoke, but I'd like to beat him bloody with a 56 mm SubAquaNoma.
What twit!
Nice to have you around pug. How are things?
All is well, sir.
Still working crazy hours, racing when I can.
I've gone to the dark side, embracing Rolex and Harley-Davidson.
Does this mean I'm officially OLD?
Yup.
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Post by biglove » October 28th 2020, 5:22pm

boscoe wrote:
October 28th 2020, 3:12pm
koimaster wrote:
October 26th 2020, 4:17pm
boscoe wrote:
October 26th 2020, 4:00pm
Never heard of this jamoke, but I'd like to beat him bloody with a 56 mm SubAquaNoma.
What twit!
Nice to have you around pug. How are things?
All is well, sir.
Still working crazy hours, racing when I can.
I've gone to the dark side, embracing Rolex and Harley-Davidson.
Does this mean I'm officially OLD?
Old is better than the alternative. Good to see you posting!
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Post by Nuvolari » November 2nd 2020, 3:31pm

conjurer wrote:
October 28th 2020, 7:54am
TemerityB wrote:
October 27th 2020, 7:43pm
Never read him, never will. I love how some defend this insipid babble. Well, "Gilligan's Island" was once the #1 show on TV, so taste, as always, is subjective.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/27/business ... index.html
When I was a kid, in areas like Laguna and Newport Beach it seemed like the rich asshole was an exception to the rule... most genuinely affluent people were cool. They were happy people! They sold their company, or inherited an estate, or worked really hard in a given trade, invested got lucky... and now they spent their time in between surfing, wind-surfing, boating, and flying... since John Wayne airport is 5 miles away.

People had a house at the beach, were glad to have a house at the beach. And, you have a house at the beach, so its nice to meet you. Do you play tennis/golf/BBQ/womanize/surf/other activity? Their house may be huge and your house may be tiny but it's cool because... hey, The Beach!

And yeah, there was always some douchenozzle somewhere, but usually through the occassional lawsuit, right was confirmed or wrong was identified and "that guy" complied or was run out of town.

The extra-crass comes with the rise of the SUPER rich, I suppose? Now it is important for you to know that the biggest, most expensive whatever is mine and you all suck? I don't fucking get it?

Where are all the newer old happy rich guys? Everyone's always pissed off about something...
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Post by Pubbie » November 4th 2020, 3:02am

Mark1 wrote:
October 27th 2020, 11:45pm
Hard to believe this douchebag has any readers, let alone ones who dare call him out. Webster, your definition for pretentious internet chuckleberry has arrived.
Yep. The Watch Cunt was big for a couple of episodes in 2006, but now he's just a has-been twat. TAG-Heuer in particular must be crying all the way to the bank.
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Post by Falstaff » November 4th 2020, 9:29am

Nuvolari wrote:
November 2nd 2020, 3:31pm
conjurer wrote:
October 28th 2020, 7:54am
TemerityB wrote:
October 27th 2020, 7:43pm
Never read him, never will. I love how some defend this insipid babble. Well, "Gilligan's Island" was once the #1 show on TV, so taste, as always, is subjective.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/27/business ... index.html
When I was a kid, in areas like Laguna and Newport Beach it seemed like the rich asshole was an exception to the rule... most genuinely affluent people were cool. They were happy people! They sold their company, or inherited an estate, or worked really hard in a given trade, invested got lucky... and now they spent their time in between surfing, wind-surfing, boating, and flying... since John Wayne airport is 5 miles away.

People had a house at the beach, were glad to have a house at the beach. And, you have a house at the beach, so its nice to meet you. Do you play tennis/golf/BBQ/womanize/surf/other activity? Their house may be huge and your house may be tiny but it's cool because... hey, The Beach!

And yeah, there was always some douchenozzle somewhere, but usually through the occassional lawsuit, right was confirmed or wrong was identified and "that guy" complied or was run out of town.

The extra-crass comes with the rise of the SUPER rich, I suppose? Now it is important for you to know that the biggest, most expensive whatever is mine and you all suck? I don't fucking get it?

Where are all the newer old happy rich guys? Everyone's always pissed off about something...

"New money" (and there's so much of it nowadays) is always characterized by ostentation and excess. It's their way of validating their new found affluence. Usually harmless even if noisy, smelly and tasteless.
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Post by 3Flushes » November 4th 2020, 10:59am

Nuvolari wrote:
November 2nd 2020, 3:31pm

...When I was a kid, in areas like Laguna and Newport Beach...
How's the food at Las Brisas these days? Crab Cooker still cranking out the mesquite grilled crab legs?

I sure do miss that stretch of coastline.
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