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I dunno...

Post by Rusty » October 26th 2018, 9:24am

No offense to Christopher Ward fans or to Kip if he sees this (I used to be a fan). But while this new diver model isn't bad looking, the naming...Ombre... is questionable... highly questionable.

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Post by koimaster » October 26th 2018, 9:36am

trick-taking card game for three people using a pack of forty cards, popular in Europe in the 17th–18th centuries.


But I agree in the US the name might be a no starter.
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Post by foghorn » October 26th 2018, 9:40am

I think it refers to a "color". (colour?)
" Ombré hair color(colour?) is when your hair gradually blends from one color(colour) at the top to another towards the bottom. It comes from the French word that means “shadow” or “shade” .
The word ombre refers to the dials coloring (Colouring?) style.

CW is trying to be chic and it won't work with this poor choice. Nice enough watch
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Post by Rusty » October 26th 2018, 12:55pm

foghorn wrote:I think it refers to a "color". (colour?)
" Ombré hair color(colour?) is when your hair gradually blends from one color(colour) at the top to another towards the bottom. It comes from the French word that means “shadow” or “shade” .
The word ombre refers to the dials coloring (Colouring?) style.

CW is trying to be chic and it won't work with this poor choice. Nice enough watch


I suppose one needs to have hair in order to be familiar with color shades of hair. In my case, it was "hair" today, gone tomorrow. 8-)
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Re: I dunno...

Post by Hawk » October 26th 2018, 1:53pm

As a card game the name is rather dated. As a hair color style it's current, pretty fashionable and very popular. (one of the side effects of staying in touch with my Texas-based Vietnamese and Laotion barbers).

It has absolutely zero negative or offensive connotation of which I'm aware.

Alain will correct me if I'm mistaken but I believe it's French for "shadow". Or "nuance" / "shade".

Alternatively, http://hombre1.com/

And it looks pretty good on Gamora. But then a lot of stuff looks good on Zoe Saldana


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