You do realize that in some industries, wearing a watch is a safety hazard? As in, everything below the watch is now gone. Same with rings. Plus, a colossal waste of money regardless.
Special edition Certina 24k. Handmade leather strap from wherever. Great little thing, goes with everything from simple t-shirt to full-on tux. Legit the best watch I've ever had.
Not a rich fag so either one of my two Bulovas when the occasion calls for it or my Seiko for general use
One of these- all batons rather than Arabic numerals
They do, but made special editions back in the early 90's with 24k. Bit on the soft side, but I've never had any problems with it. Still in great condition, seeing as I use it every day.
>Imo rolex is overrated
Doesn't own a Rolex, has no idea what a Rolex has inside of it, doesn't even know what Rolex is about save for the shit he sees in shopping windows and on TV. Rolex is neither over- or underrated, they're in the sweet spot.
They're a pen and writing instrument company. Fucking marketeers trying to "extend the brand"........extend it into areas where it has no competence and promptly destroy the credibility built up over centuries
No, they're unknown simply because you're not in an environment where they're marketed. Patek Phillipe doesn't even care about the middle class, they won't buy their stuff anyway. Rolex, however, have gotten tons of publicity through TV and magazines, as well as doing a good job with their marketing in the form of publicity. The fact that you don't know them doesn't say anything about obscurity or tackiness on Rolex' behalf, it just says something about your status. Sorry, but not sorry at all.
No shame. It actually -does- something to contribute to my life. RIP.
also got a g-shock for work...it was a birthday gift
You could be right and it fits from a context viewpoint. It could also mean that "it's the only watch to aspire to" - if the anon is posting on a satellite phone from a cave in the Afghan hills
that manly hand turn me on in some many ways
So they don't do marketing ? Rich people watch tv too right ? They want exclusive and good quality watches right ?
And also i don't really care about my status atm. Sometimes you just have to be lucky to get into the upper class. Unless you've done it all by yourself
No help from rich daddy
Also you're acting pretty smug for a guy who browses 4chan
By all means, it looks good, but it's not something I'd want lugging around on my wrist. Far too complicated, looks messy and distracts from everything else. This oversized trend is just confusing to me - it just looks bad in my eyes.
In my opinion, it definitely isn't 'expensive but shit'. I just translated Anon's post. I think a whole lot of what Rolex rolls out is great craftsmanship, save for the tacky shit that newly rich shitheads get.
You're projecting way too hard. He's offering an explanation why Patek aren't known, he's not saying he's from the 1% and owns one.
For fuck sake, read the thread and use comprehension, rather than being driven by your prejudices.
It wasn't meant as an insult to you, it's just how it is. They market towards the upper classes strictly because they're the ones who can afford it. Why advertise on TV when most of your customers find themselves in the front rows of an airplane sipping champagne? Their aim is to create an "elite group" of sorts, so that when you buy your watch you actually feel different. Sounds like a load of crap, but really isn't; it's just basic marketing.
I need some explenation on the "they focus on upper class so they won't make commercials" how are the rich people supposed to know their brand even exists ?
I think rich people would prefer something they have seen more on reviews and commercials
well your trolling on WUS is legendary. you've given older rolex owner literal infarctions. and you've triggered massive depression in some Rolex owners with your "the only reason Rolex is popular is because of marketing" debate.
i'm not knocking your work. no, I'm commending you. a fan. keep up the good work. troll luxury watch owners into giving the rest of us some watches pls.
Word of mouth. By it being seen in the right places on the wrists of the right people. By being exclusive..
Having to advertise your wares is regarded as common; people with good taste just know. It's reverse advertising - advertising by not advertising. The moment something tries to sell more and become more popular it immediately becomes less desirable.
Now before you get all "Socialist Worker" on me I'm not saying I agree, it's the way it is. For instance, Prince Jefri of Brunei had some gold thread carpets - you don't see those advertised in B&Q
>I am in college right now studying medical instrumentation techinic engineering
You post this on an anonymous image board?
You are as dumb as a stump and really don't belong here, do you?
Alright, I'll lay it down simple with key points about Patek Phillipe's marketing strategy. A strategy which, although very different to the rest of the business, is absolutely great. Patek Phillipe is known, but not really a household name like Rolex; this is because they're known through their customers and through very subtle advertising campaigns. It's not a watch they want to sell to the newly rich kids from Silicon Valley, it's a watch they want to sell to the family patriarch for him to pass on. As they say "You never actually own a Patek Philippe. You merely look after it for the next generation.". Their market is small, but it's a market wherein they sell a lot of extremely high-grade craftsmanship. PP is, without a doubt, a very interesting subject for marketing students.
Calm down now, you're just looking to be offended aren't you?
By all means, I'm flattered, but you're talking to someone else entirely. Never even been on the forum, and I have no intention on doing it. I'm not trolling, I'm merely stating what I think.
I'm not rich and don't move in these circles - I just have some experience with luxury brands and some exposure to the psychology of someone to whom (if you use percentage of total net worth) buying a new Rolls-Royce is a financial decision aligned with you buying a croissant.
Everyone here in this thread talks like they're from the royal family.
>hurdur i'm rich so i have to
I mean good in job on being rich by daddy/working hard. But this is an anonymous board where traps and lolis and animated series are loved. There is no need to suddenly talk like this because a thread is about expensive watches
>Everyone here in this thread talks like they're from the royal family.
You really are mentally challenged, aren't you? Do you mean that there are some people who can spell and know grammar? Or is it because some people know about watches? Or perhaps that some people on /b/ troll and you haven't realised that?
Sure you're totally right ! This board is full of people having fucked a lifeless object at least once and got their divk stuck
You're a faggot not because you're rich (i doubt you are, saying you're rich on an anonymous biard how dumb and stump can you be) but because you're a faggot
The last card you have is the "i'm not rich" card
I skimmed through the thread and can't imagine some people getting triggered over watches. To their defense I think a nice clean watch looks good w/ a suit maybe. But it's nothing to brag about.
It's a thread about watches. Some people care about watches. It makes sense that people talk about watches like it mean something to them in this thread. Whether you like it or not, watches is a passion for a lot of people, and they'll talk about the masters because they like them. So far, I haven't seen anyone talk down on the plebs, save for the actual shitty ones. Compare it to car threads and you'll see the exact same there.
>You're a faggot not because you're rich
>i doubt you are
>saying you're rich on an anonymous biard how dumb and stump can you be
>The last card you have is the "i'm not rich" card
So, let me try to unpack that.
I'm a faggot, not because I'm rich, and you doubt that I'm rich even though you said I said I am rich and the only card I have left is to say I'm not rich. Do I have that correct?
Well, you've pretty well boxed in all my options as far as declarations of wealth go.
Russian watches are very good. I have a poljot chronograph from during the worst disruptions of the fall of the Soviet union and even though shit was going down in a bad way, they made a very nice watch. All my Soviet mechanicals are excellent too. Even the movements are beautifully finished on the older ones.
Filthy capitalists, when you work hard and get your hands dirty, you need a pocket watch.
A good watch is definitely something to brag about. Or, rather, silently brag about. A timepiece is, when you look at its movement, a very fine craftsmanship and engineering feat - and you can't argue that. Watches can be beautiful, absolutely stunning, much the same as a car, furniture, knives and so forth. It's not like anyone in this thread owns a PP, Breguet, VC or anything in that grouping - we're just appreciating it.
Perhaps, oh, I don't know, you've never been in a thread where some of the people with vocabularies have posted before? Just a wild stab in the dark, because I'm posting with the vocabulary I have.
Do you think I'm typing with a thesaurus in one hand? That's not what "one handed typing" means, you know.
I DOUBT you are a richfag but if you are one i'd like to have you know that you're a faggot not BECAUSE you're rich. And the only card that you have to play is "i never said i was rich LOL"
Knife threads, car threads, stoner equip threads. Same type of rhetoric used there. Get over yourself, there's collectors out there that like and appreciate things, and they'll talk about it as if they want to own it - and debate them as such. It's not like anything that has been written in this thread has been anything out of the ordinary according to /b/-standards.
You see that text box all the way at the top of /b/? You can start your own thread there. Go right ahead, I won't barge in there and belittle everyone for talking passionately about their stuff. I'll be a kind anon, because I simply don't care about vape modding.
It's not about discussing and loving watche. It's about how everyone suddenly uses different words to look like a richfag
From what i've noticed richfags use even shittier grammar/spelling simply because they don't care because they're rich.
If you're really forcing the fancy words you sound like a spoiled rich kid.
>inb4 i learned this at school ! I always talk like this on /b/!
I never post !
I hope at least one of you can come up with something different
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust. And I love it. Normally keep some festival wristbands on for a few months after I've visited them, any longer and I'd look like a twat.
Holy fucking shit you're actually going to be this much of a faggot ? You know exactly that i meant other threads since i'm saying that everyone suddenly talks like they have a master degree in language
>From what i've noticed richfags use even shittier grammar/spelling simply because they don't care because they're rich.
>If you're really forcing the fancy words you sound like a spoiled rich kid.
You haven't even noticed the cognitive dissonance in your post, have you?
>people are using words I don't understand
>people using different words obviously tries too hard
>why can't rich people be ordinary people and use words I understand?
This is nothing but semantics. I'm neither absurdly rich, nor do I claim to be. I write like I write because it's how I've learned to write. I'm Norwegian, and English isn't even my second language, and I try my best to keep my grammar on point. If you find any faults, it's not because I don't care, it's because I fucked up. You're discussing nothing here.
If I wanted to be that much of a faggot I'd dissect the appalling grammar and spelling in your post. Now do fuck off, because you don't know what you're talking about. You are not the expert-in-residence on the grammatical compositions of all the posts on /b/ and are stupid to even claim you know what words are used. All you know are the words in the threads you frequent - clearly this thread has a different set of authors from the ones you are used to.
And yes, I know.
A casio waterproof watch that I never take off. I got it so when I go running I can cool down with water without shorting it out. Costs in the 23 dollars.
People who use watches as man jewelry are faggots. Especially rolex people. How the shit could you be so dumb that you choose something that has to be wound all the time. If that's the case, might as well not stop there and get matching earings and lipstick.
By richfags i mean the people who are actuay rich and proving it by gifting or just showing proof
This site is for 18+ richKIDS are not even allowed on this board.
Fuck me, Norweiganon. You're doing a better job that I am of goading these idiots by using correct grammar and a decent vocabulary, and I'm native English with a decent education. Kudos to you and no fuck-ups seen
Brand name is called "fukk u"
Surf ninjas represent
If you like classic/retro looking watches I really highly suggest Shinola. Their company is complete hipster bullshit but they sell some good shit. Priced in the 650-1200$ for their average watches. They do have outlets though, and they sell everything half off in them.
>pic related, one I was thinking o buying
Real gold. Not sure if real diamonds yet. It's extremely vintage. I can't find anything about it on google. And no one knows how much it originally costs. I inherited it.
Not really 'extremely vintage'. Looks to be from the 90's, with a pretty crappy quartz movement. Definitely not solid gold, but probably gold plated. Anton Rusano makes pretty shitty watches that are usually sold at markets in the East. I'm very sorry, but it's probably not worth much. Go get it estimated at a jeweller, though. I may be wrong. Although, take a pic of the backside and let me have a look there, preferably in focus.
I thought about that and actually changed it; I have a feeling you may be correct and it was my first instinct, but "to himself" smacked of the originator getting his own post back: he can respond to himself but I can only respond to him; I can't respond to himself.
I can't tell if you're trolling or just stupid. Most Rolex watches wind themselves from just being worn and used... that's part of what makes the mechanism even more fucking awesome. Granted it may not be accurate to a billionth of a second, but it has sentimental and aesthetic value.
I have a few Casio watches myself, in particular the Futurist range which I was/am a fan of.
Yes, being quoted back to him would mean that there would be a third party involved and person b (the one quoting person a) would be quoting something that person a (the originator of said quote) had said and is telling person c (third party) that quote
there seems to be some class strife here, but lemme just stay, y'all faggots, op esp with his cigs.
you cant show off a watch with a cig in hand, that's like going to a white tie and drinking the cheapest canned beer exclusively
Don't bother responding to plebs anon.
Mechanical watches are wonders of engineering and watching a movement with it's dozens of moving parts all working in unison to give time readings is a wonder to behold. It's a distinctly Aryan fascination. I bet the haters are mudshits, niggers, half breeds, and other subhumans.
It's interesting how the wy his words are treated differently from an object.
>I quoted his words back to himself as I handed his watch back to him
It still doesn't look right and I'd completely recraft it
Check those quads of unquestionable gospel authenticity. It should be the last thing taught in high/secondary school to all the kids going off to party over the summer. Keep festival bracelets on for more than a month afterwards and you will begin the exponential spiral towards unemployment and homelessness.
Too lazy to take pic, but this is what I wear. I'm so used to a smartwatch now I can't use a normal one.
Still makes more sense than the guy that said it
What he should have said would be more along the lines of "i quoted his words back to him" but that still sounds strange to say
I went from a gear 2 to a gear s smart watch recently. I miss the camera, but the expanded functionality with updated tizen and hardware makes it worth it. I rooted my gear 2 to dual boot android wear and tizen. I'll have to see if I can do the same with this one. Only downside so far is I have to 3d print a new band mount to fit my shark mesh band.
Again, >>717308125 here.
There are dozens of things which fascinate me and which I love about my Rolex. One of the most unique and enthralling features is the sound of the internal movement.
Almost like music.
I've been wearing this Hamilton for the past couple of months.
Vostok. An Amphibia automatic diver from them costs about 70 but their manual wind only range will set you back a cool 50 dollarydoos. They've made their own movements since at least the 1950s. Very, very tough watches. Decent accuracy out of the box and can be regulated fairly well.
I'm sorry, I don't consider Russian movements to be quality. In the same way as I have a Belgian-built Browning B25 over a Baikal - true, both go "bang" and kill things, but there the similarity ends
>no battery life requirement
Watches run on batteries
>wearable on wrist
And your point is?
If you think wearing a watch means you have a personality it's obvious you don't have one
>part of daily routine
So in that case wearing anything is part of a daily routine
>can be used to find true north
>not even that expensive
Sorry about the foot in pic.
I can't afford a super fancy dancy watch on my wrist so its just basic wrist shit. And a dirty stinky foot/sock.
Funnily enough, I'm wearing both! Haha
>My watch hasnt stopped running in 15 years, can your shitty as phone do that?
>visible and convenient you twat
>says the faggot here
>its an expression of your personality, you can tell a fair bit about a man by their watch and wallet
>you dont even understand do you?
>do you carry a fucking compass you dick, and what are you gonna do when there iron in them there hills
anyone can afford A watch
and it makes sense to wear a watch fitting your wealth status
Kronen & Söhne Imperial 060. A piece of crap watch, about $35 online. I wear it only when I visit my sister. Here is the story:
>I love her.
>She has job and earns own money, but is too much of a spender.
>So always asking to lend money, mostly like $10 up to 50, sometimes around $300-400.
>Always late to pay back: 'bought pair of shoes, had a 'girl's night out,' that kind of excuses.
>I hate that, I need my money back.
>After 10 times or so this year, told her no more loans.
>Next time: 'I need 20 bucks, can I borrow from you?'
>Told me I was a shithead for not helping her.
>Getting fucking angry, made up plan.
>Bought watch, flashed it harcore next time I visited.
>Sis impressed by it's shine, 'New watch? Is it gold? What did you pay for it?'
>'Yes, is gold on stainless steel, about 1400 bucks. Worth it.'
>'But you couldn't help me with only 20?'
>'Nope, couldn't, had to buy a watch'.
>Shitty eyes at me.
>Every time after, I wear this watch, flashing it, and bragging about how expensive it was.
>She never asked to lend money again.
>Sooooo worth the 35 bucks.
I also have a Patek 5970, not at home so don't have it with me but this is the only pic I have of it
Not at all. It doesn't prove anything. However it is a good indication of a person's financial/social status and makes a great talking point, as people in your strata will tend to notice things like this. It's a kind of key to an influential social sphere you'll never be a part of. Thank fuck.
And as for spending a lot of money on it?
I paid £1800 for mine, and now it's worth just over £4000. The kind of thing you can wear on your person but it's universally recognised as an item of value and worth *something* anywhere on earth.
Actually someone in my "strata" will notice something like that because when you are attempting to prove or in your words "indicate" a financial or social status to "anyone" indicates to me you have issues. A need for some acceptance that is beyond your own "strata". I have no probs financially and choose not to wear any pretentious jewelry to prove or "indicate' my financial worth to anyone. if someone accepts me for who I am and not what is on my wrist/neck/finger or whether it is gold or made by Tiffany, then kudos to that person.
I own 16 watches, some are allowed to be beaters. Plus it's not how much you spend on a watch that determines why you want it, they all have a story behind them and a certain aesthetic to them
Prove what? Finances? I am not rich but do okay. I pull 95k per year, own a home, single, and live comfortable. I have friends who load up on jewlry (rings/watches/neclaces) to try and impress women and they get exactly what they want. Women who are more impressed by material objects instea of the person actually wearing the insufferable items. My retardation stands true and your pathetic excuse as an impressionable fictitious, "check me out cuz I'm wearing expensive stuff" also stands true.
Well of course then, fukkin HURR DURR who wears a decent timepiece to a job where you may lose an arm because of it!? If I worked with machinery of course I'd remove anything that may get caught in it, lncluding a tie or long sleeves.
I guess you just wanted to include an image of your (closed) laptop and keyboard for no reason then.
Thank you, brother. I live in hope that one day I can sit at a desk alone, browse 4chan on my mac and berate a troll, just like you.
thanks, i need sympathy, the story of my life, no mac and lacking in greentext ability. It hurts to be me. but i did save on my car insurance.
And it took me 5 tries to choose a storefront in Captchas