RGM Pennsylvania Series 801

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RGM Pennsylvania Series 801

Post by koimaster » November 16th 2020, 1:19pm

The past is ever present, and we like it that way.

Have you ever noticed that when it comes to architecture and design, we often look to the past for inspiration – and in many cases seek to emulate the past as much as possible? Granted, there are always those who look forward and try the untried, but taking inspiration from the past is generally a smart move because a good idea has already been proven.

History is, if anything, a fantastic teacher of success since we can see what failed and what caught on. We can learn from the past.

Some may argue this does not illustrate success but rather longevity or popularity. However, I would argue that popularity of a design, product, or invention is social success. It works like evolution in that there is no objectively “good” design, rather one design is more successful if it gets more widely replicated in the specific society or environment in which it exists.

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Re: RGM Pennsylvania Series 801

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » November 16th 2020, 5:36pm

43mm is on the large side, the way I see it. The overall aesthetic is nice, but I don’t think I’d like it in a watch as big as my Citizen Promaster Sky. Also, that coin-edge case feels like they nicked the style from Breguet.
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