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Post by conjurer » December 14th 2021, 4:01pm

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When I think microbrand, I think some mook living in his mother's basement, ordering wartchs on his laptop from China, in between whacking off to internet porn. While Farer might have some jerkoffs on its staff, I really don't consider them a microbrand.
Haha! That's pretty funny. I'm going to go out on a (likely very short) limb and suggest most guys buying microbrand watches are getting more, higher quality, pussy than the grey haired old men typically buying brand name watches. And hence less likely to be jerking off to porn! Lords excluded, of course.
They're certainly getting more pussy than Invicter wearers.
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Post by bbattle » December 14th 2021, 5:42pm

I went to the knife store to buy my son-in-law a sharpener and the clerk is busy with some Invikter-wearing douchebag. It seems Mr. Douche wants a butterfly knife so he can dazzle the lads down at the local Dungeons and Dragons LARP festival. They are both flipping the knife open and closed, around and around when the expected happens and Mr. Douche is now in need of a band-aid.
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Post by conjurer » December 14th 2021, 5:43pm

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December 14th 2021, 5:42pm
I went to the knife store to buy my son-in-law a sharpener and the clerk is busy with some Invikter-wearing douchebag. It seems Mr. Douche wants a butterfly knife so he can dazzle the lads down at the local Dungeons and Dragons LARP festival. They are both flipping the knife open and closed, around and around when the expected happens and Mr. Douche is now in need of a band-aid.
It's a good thing he didn't circumcise himself, since that's the part of the human anatomy most geek's right hand is closest to.
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Post by jason_recliner » December 14th 2021, 6:02pm

bbattle wrote:
December 14th 2021, 5:42pm
I went to the knife store to buy my son-in-law a sharpener and the clerk is busy with some Invikter-wearing douchebag. It seems Mr. Douche wants a butterfly knife so he can dazzle the lads down at the local Dungeons and Dragons LARP festival. They are both flipping the knife open and closed, around and around when the expected happens and Mr. Douche is now in need of a band-aid.
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bbattle wrote:
December 14th 2021, 5:42pm
I went to the knife store to buy my son-in-law a sharpener and the clerk is busy with some Invikter-wearing douchebag. It seems Mr. Douche wants a butterfly knife so he can dazzle the lads down at the local Dungeons and Dragons LARP festival. They are both flipping the knife open and closed, around and around when the expected happens and Mr. Douche is now in need of a band-aid.
Alas the knife store is extinct in these parts, consigned these days to a display case in the gun department of a few sporting goods stores, like the independent stationer has been rendered to Staples and aisle 42 at Walmart.

P.S. Don't care for Farier - overpriced, I think. The object, at least for me, if I'm going to buy a micro is to get a decently made watch as a beater, so to speak, for good value. I think I'll take an ST-19 out for a spin and see what they're made of. To quote the esteemed conjurer, how bad can they be? I'll check in with AT and see whose he likes.
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Post by bbattle » December 15th 2021, 6:11pm

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December 15th 2021, 4:22pm


P.S. Don't care for Farier - overpriced, I think. The object, at least for me, if I'm going to buy a micro is to get a decently made watch as a beater, so to speak, for good value. I think I'll take an ST-19 out for a spin and see what they're made of. To quote the esteemed conjurer, how bad can they be? I'll check in with AT and see whose he likes.
Have you run across another watch brand that is doing what Farier is doing for a lower or at least, equal price? A lot of microbrands that I like, like AnOrdain, for instance, seem overpriced but then I realize nobody is doing what AnOrdain is doing unless it's possibly Grand Seiko and then AnOrdain seems quite reasonable; if still a bit of a reach for this working-class stiff.

I like the enameled dials; need some alternatives to drool over.
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Post by jason_recliner » December 15th 2021, 7:07pm

bbattle wrote:
December 15th 2021, 6:11pm
3Flushes wrote:
December 15th 2021, 4:22pm


P.S. Don't care for Farier - overpriced, I think. The object, at least for me, if I'm going to buy a micro is to get a decently made watch as a beater, so to speak, for good value. I think I'll take an ST-19 out for a spin and see what they're made of. To quote the esteemed conjurer, how bad can they be? I'll check in with AT and see whose he likes.
Have you run across another watch brand that is doing what Farier is doing for a lower or at least, equal price? A lot of microbrands that I like, like AnOrdain, for instance, seem overpriced but then I realize nobody is doing what AnOrdain is doing unless it's possibly Grand Seiko and then AnOrdain seems quite reasonable; if still a bit of a reach for this working-class stiff.

I like the enameled dials; need some alternatives to drool over.
I don't know much about Farer so I don't know what they're doing today other brands are not. They don't look that great to me but then I'm not really into dressy chronographs.
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Post by smellody » December 15th 2021, 7:24pm

jason_recliner wrote:
December 15th 2021, 7:07pm
bbattle wrote:
December 15th 2021, 6:11pm
3Flushes wrote:
December 15th 2021, 4:22pm


P.S. Don't care for Farier - overpriced, I think. The object, at least for me, if I'm going to buy a micro is to get a decently made watch as a beater, so to speak, for good value. I think I'll take an ST-19 out for a spin and see what they're made of. To quote the esteemed conjurer, how bad can they be? I'll check in with AT and see whose he likes.
Have you run across another watch brand that is doing what Farier is doing for a lower or at least, equal price? A lot of microbrands that I like, like AnOrdain, for instance, seem overpriced but then I realize nobody is doing what AnOrdain is doing unless it's possibly Grand Seiko and then AnOrdain seems quite reasonable; if still a bit of a reach for this working-class stiff.

I like the enameled dials; need some alternatives to drool over.
I don't know much about Farer so I don't know what they're doing today other brands are not. They don't look that great to me but then I'm not really into dressy chronographs.
I had a Farer in my possession awhile back. It was a fine watch. Well made with excellent detail. On par with Breitling or Omega if I don't say so myself.
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Post by jason_recliner » December 15th 2021, 7:58pm

smellody wrote:
December 15th 2021, 7:24pm
jason_recliner wrote:
December 15th 2021, 7:07pm
bbattle wrote:
December 15th 2021, 6:11pm
3Flushes wrote:
December 15th 2021, 4:22pm


P.S. Don't care for Farier - overpriced, I think. The object, at least for me, if I'm going to buy a micro is to get a decently made watch as a beater, so to speak, for good value. I think I'll take an ST-19 out for a spin and see what they're made of. To quote the esteemed conjurer, how bad can they be? I'll check in with AT and see whose he likes.
Have you run across another watch brand that is doing what Farier is doing for a lower or at least, equal price? A lot of microbrands that I like, like AnOrdain, for instance, seem overpriced but then I realize nobody is doing what AnOrdain is doing unless it's possibly Grand Seiko and then AnOrdain seems quite reasonable; if still a bit of a reach for this working-class stiff.

I like the enameled dials; need some alternatives to drool over.
I don't know much about Farer so I don't know what they're doing today other brands are not. They don't look that great to me but then I'm not really into dressy chronographs.
I had a Farer in my possession awhile back. It was a fine watch. Well made with excellent detail. On par with Breitling or Omega if I don't say so myself.
Yeah I remember that one. The movement isn't in the same league as a B01, IMO, and not even close to the movements used by Omega.
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Post by smellody » December 15th 2021, 11:11pm

jason_recliner wrote:
December 15th 2021, 7:58pm
smellody wrote:
December 15th 2021, 7:24pm
jason_recliner wrote:
December 15th 2021, 7:07pm
bbattle wrote:
December 15th 2021, 6:11pm
3Flushes wrote:
December 15th 2021, 4:22pm


P.S. Don't care for Farier - overpriced, I think. The object, at least for me, if I'm going to buy a micro is to get a decently made watch as a beater, so to speak, for good value. I think I'll take an ST-19 out for a spin and see what they're made of. To quote the esteemed conjurer, how bad can they be? I'll check in with AT and see whose he likes.
Have you run across another watch brand that is doing what Farier is doing for a lower or at least, equal price? A lot of microbrands that I like, like AnOrdain, for instance, seem overpriced but then I realize nobody is doing what AnOrdain is doing unless it's possibly Grand Seiko and then AnOrdain seems quite reasonable; if still a bit of a reach for this working-class stiff.

I like the enameled dials; need some alternatives to drool over.
I don't know much about Farer so I don't know what they're doing today other brands are not. They don't look that great to me but then I'm not really into dressy chronographs.
I had a Farer in my possession awhile back. It was a fine watch. Well made with excellent detail. On par with Breitling or Omega if I don't say so myself.
Yeah I remember that one. The movement isn't in the same league as a B01, IMO, and not even close to the movements used by Omega.
Movement snob.
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Post by 3Flushes » December 15th 2021, 11:36pm

smellody wrote:
December 15th 2021, 7:24pm
I had a Farer in my possession awhile back. It was a fine watch. Well made with excellent detail. On par with Breitling or Omega if I don't say so myself.
That Farer was a nice watch - Farier's not in the same league - not even close..
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Re: Best MicroBrands under $500

Post by jason_recliner » December 16th 2021, 3:58am

smellody wrote:
December 15th 2021, 11:11pm
jason_recliner wrote:
December 15th 2021, 7:58pm
smellody wrote:
December 15th 2021, 7:24pm
jason_recliner wrote:
December 15th 2021, 7:07pm
bbattle wrote:
December 15th 2021, 6:11pm
3Flushes wrote:
December 15th 2021, 4:22pm


P.S. Don't care for Farier - overpriced, I think. The object, at least for me, if I'm going to buy a micro is to get a decently made watch as a beater, so to speak, for good value. I think I'll take an ST-19 out for a spin and see what they're made of. To quote the esteemed conjurer, how bad can they be? I'll check in with AT and see whose he likes.
Have you run across another watch brand that is doing what Farier is doing for a lower or at least, equal price? A lot of microbrands that I like, like AnOrdain, for instance, seem overpriced but then I realize nobody is doing what AnOrdain is doing unless it's possibly Grand Seiko and then AnOrdain seems quite reasonable; if still a bit of a reach for this working-class stiff.

I like the enameled dials; need some alternatives to drool over.
I don't know much about Farer so I don't know what they're doing today other brands are not. They don't look that great to me but then I'm not really into dressy chronographs.
I had a Farer in my possession awhile back. It was a fine watch. Well made with excellent detail. On par with Breitling or Omega if I don't say so myself.
Yeah I remember that one. The movement isn't in the same league as a B01, IMO, and not even close to the movements used by Omega.
Movement snob.
Nah, not really. I'm happy with a 2892 inside. But if I'm going to pay a lot more, what am I paying for?
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Re: Best MicroBrands under $500

Post by TemerityBEddiePhluff » December 16th 2021, 2:49pm

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Yema and Laco? Haven't they been around a long time producing on a regular basis? Are they the new Modern Mico? Dan Henry would be a good one to add to that list.
My point about Laco, which assuredly is not a mircobrand. If they are using the term to describe watches not falling under the umbrella of the majors, they're wrong from the get-go. Just because a company is smaller doesn't make it a micro - that's the province of so many-by-nighters who take pre-orders as a way of "starting their business."

Only in this hobby can you have people who seemingly get paid to write about products, yet half their "research" seems to be pulled straight from their anal cavities. It's the microbrand version of Avi Viera claiming that some bullshit TV watch brand bands were comprised of (and I quote) "real Swiss rubber."
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