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.