What I Think Of Invicta by Urban Gentry

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Post by TemerityB » May 17th 2017, 4:01pm

Poor fellow seems to have no clue about IWG's sordid recent past.
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Post by koimaster » May 17th 2017, 4:06pm

TemerityB wrote:Poor fellow seems to have no clue about IWG's sordid recent past.


check out my comment on his thread

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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » May 17th 2017, 4:51pm

I've watched the video when it was uploaded two days ago. I didn't even want to comment - it's largely useless, since he rarely responds to anything but flattery.

Certainly he doesn't respond to any of mine (for one, because I don't praise what hasn't earned the praise), since approximately when I have identified his precious "looook, it looks like a Rolex Exploreeeer!" Zenith as a redial. I mean, late 1960s font on a mid 1950s watch is a bit obvious, no? Same goes for when he was reviewing a vintage Stowa and he called a chrome plated case a stainless steel one, despite the inscription identifying it as having a stainless steel back (which, as we know, means that the main bloc and bezel are plated).

I mean, if a newbie comes across his channel, it's not that bad, although it'd be far worse if it became that person's idea of an horological oracle.

In terms of the choice of watches and talking about watch design, he's OK- he keeps it eclectic, and he gives a coverage to fine dress watches and plastic fantastic wonders from Swatch or Casio alike. One thing that I genuinely can't stomach, is when I see him putting a dress watch on a NATO. I mean, no. Just, no! Anti-NATO-strap sentiments (like "NATOs are beyond ghey" or whatnot) aside, the combination is a crime against good taste.
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Post by TemerityB » May 18th 2017, 8:22am

biglove wrote:From what I have read on FB, the guy is a real tool.


I can't take anyone who points a webcam at themselves and starts a "show" on YouTube seriously. The only YT watch stuff I do pay mind to are the ones with people who are actually in the watch industry in front of the camera, and are paid to do it. Everything else is like a five-year-old girl having a tea party with her plastic china and stuffed dolls - it's all faux. And buying some fucking webcast software doesn't make you a "producer" - it only proves you're a putz.
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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » May 18th 2017, 10:58am

TemerityB wrote:
biglove wrote:From what I have read on FB, the guy is a real tool.


I can't take anyone who points a webcam at themselves and starts a "show" on YouTube seriously. The only YT watch stuff I do pay mind to are the ones with people who are actually in the watch industry in front of the camera, and are paid to do it. Everything else is like a five-year-old girl having a tea party with her plastic china and stuffed dolls - it's all faux. And buying some fucking webcast software doesn't make you a "producer" - it only proves you're a putz.

I, for one, wouldn't want to watch videos from someone actually employed by the watch industry, and one good reason for that would be that I find it impossible to trust any info by someone on the industry's payroll- that's because such info is a bias fest on the Komsomolskaya Pravda level. Or the WUS Doxa forum. Here's some journalistic ethics for today: don't write/publish/broadcast anything about someone who you are related to, be it the financial ties or something else. Otherwise, it'd be as if Monica Lewinsky would have been tasked with writing a news article about Bill Clinton. It's exactly the reason, for which I am very critical of limited edition watches for watch blogs, like the Omega x Fratellowatches Speedmaster, and the numerous LEs for Hoodwinkee- and of these blogs' coverage of the companies, which are effectively their business partners.

A few years ago, I have thought similarly of YouTubers- but we are living in the era of fast-paced changes and the rise of "civic journalism", which is all about independent "shed projects", like blogs, and YT channels alright. Mostly they're shit, but from time to time, something of value can be found among all that shite.

That said, I can't really throw all YouTubers and bloggers into the same category of credibility/value. The academic approach (in terms of journalism) dictates, that these should be classified as the so-called "new media", the value of which is still disputed by university professors- and since them experts can't decide whether to put these things on a pedestal or to throw them into one bucket as rubbish, neither can I. Sure, when I see some YT "horologists" and donkeys like Theo and Harris, my blood begins to boil, but I much prefer to loathe particular "journalists"/blogs/channels than develop a bias against independent YT shows as a whole category.

Last, but not least, the guy has found a way to make money out of that, so while I don't think particularly highly of him, I can't blame him for being an industrious chap.
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Post by Hawk » May 18th 2017, 11:36am

My old curmudgeonly self has aligned with Mr. John Lawton on the new media.
“The irony of the Information Age is that it has given new respectability to uninformed opinion.”


It would perhaps be prudent of me to await the appraisals of those who study or teach such things but the last several years have seen a stunning descent into avoidable errors by major news media trying to keep current with "citizen journalists" whose only training consists of a smart phone.

Youtube invokes a memory of Newton Minnow and his "vast wasteland". I would not dispute that there's some good stuff there but it's largely buried under a signal to noise ratio of 1.0E-34.

Perhaps they could take a clue from the Steam service by appointing "curators" to sift through the dross and report what they believe to be the one or two out of tens of thousands worth a click. Youtube could also reduce the noise by perhaps 50% by deleting with prejudice any post containing the word "unboxing". If I ever track down the twatwaffle that thought taking shit out of box was worth sharing with the world I will endeavor to provide him with a molten lead enema.

One can indeed assume bias with someone in the employ of a watch company. However, it makes them easier to spot. One can't spot an idiotic video unless one endures a portion of it. Aside from all that the true classics are getting no attention. Even the Oscar-worthy Eddie Phluff Invicter Wartch Re-voo debut from 2011 has only gotten a thousand views.
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Post by koimaster » May 18th 2017, 11:51am

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Just as pompous and conceited as some that were on informercials in the past.
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Post by conjurer » May 18th 2017, 1:15pm

This fucking plank spastic knows fuck-all about watches the cock. Hes mearly taking the piss the cooking fat smeared arsehole. Ill watch his Utube vids if he ever decides to review buttplugs which maybe the wanker knows something about the prancing turd-pusher the fuck.

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Post by Britboy » May 18th 2017, 2:05pm

conjurer wrote:This fucking plank spastic knows fuck-all about watches the cock. Hes mearly taking the piss the cooking fat smeared arsehole. Ill watch his Utube vids if he ever decides to review buttplugs which maybe the wanker knows something about the prancing turd-pusher the fuck.

Warmest wishes, Dirtbox.


I really couldn't have put it better.
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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » May 18th 2017, 5:11pm

Britboy wrote:
conjurer wrote:This fucking plank spastic knows fuck-all about watches the cock. Hes mearly taking the piss the cooking fat smeared arsehole. Ill watch his Utube vids if he ever decides to review buttplugs which maybe the wanker knows something about the prancing turd-pusher the fuck.

Warmest wishes, Dirtbox.


I really couldn't have put it better.

While my assessment of him is a wee bit less radical, I can understand the resentment towards TGV's attitude that Messrs koimaster and Britboy have expressed. I mean, the lion with a crucifix, the Latin phrase, and in the intro- the pics of the rings with initials and that self-made crest... While I can't entirely agree with Mr. Dirtbox, I must express my disapproval of the narcissistic "ethos" of the channel.
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Post by conjurer » May 18th 2017, 5:18pm

MKTheVintageBloke wrote:
Britboy wrote:
conjurer wrote:This fucking plank spastic knows fuck-all about watches the cock. Hes mearly taking the piss the cooking fat smeared arsehole. Ill watch his Utube vids if he ever decides to review buttplugs which maybe the wanker knows something about the prancing turd-pusher the fuck.

Warmest wishes, Dirtbox.


I really couldn't have put it better.

While my assessment of him is a wee bit less radical, I can understand the resentment towards TGV's attitude that Messrs koimaster and Britboy have expressed. I mean, the lion with a crucifix, the Latin phrase, and in the intro- the pics of the rings with initials and that self-made crest... While I can't entirely agree with Mr. Dirtbox, I must express my disapproval of the narcissistic "ethos" of the channel.


Well said you cock.
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