I never much cared if a young lady liked my watches (either of them) or not...my choice in surfboards
was another matter entirely, though.
Ferinstance, Dewey-Weber is a rather silly name, IMHO, but they sure make some nice boards. Tri-Bolling (a long-departed-from-the-pattern indy board maker from Smell-A County), on the other hand, had an interesting
name, but the boards looked like bleached and flattened Godzilla turds with pawn shop signs painted on them in AIDS-infected rat-blood. And those were the attractive
ones...and then there was the "Surfin' Sadie" board that Tri-B came out with in '74; it featured a picture of a hula-girl that looked like it was ear-painted by Stevie Wonder's LSD-enraptured cat, for chrissake...
...but I digress.
I have a Versace quartz, a Ducati auto, a Fendi auto & a Mercedes Benz auto (all w/ETA 7750's), and none of my fellow collectors has given me any crap about them, so I think the author's premise may be off a bit. I like them all a good deal, though the Versace is rather difficult to photograph because of its uniquely detailed dial and chromium plated case and bracelet. It could be argued that the Ducati (which, for some reason, I'm always calling "my Bukkake") isn't a genuine
fashion watch because they make high-end donor-cycles; the same could be said of my Benz watch, I suppose, since they make 'spensive cars. I tend to disagree, though, because they're all
well made, very attractive watches from some very successful businesses who've lent their names to some truly superb products over the years. And calling them "fashion watches" isn't the pejorative that "TV Wartches" is, unless it's used with a dismissive gesture, which you can't always tell by reading
what's been said. Hmmm. Perhaps we need a "DGE" (Dismissive Gesture Emoticon)...or not
Does anybody really care?
If so, I can't imagine why...