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  1. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jan 7, 2021

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    Flicking through Watchville this morning my eye was caught by an article on Hodinkee about three watches including a classic blue dial Monaco. But, as usual, my eyes glazed over half way down since it was merely regurgitating the same tired pap that every single article uses over and over and over again.

    Blah, blah, Steve McQueen, blah, blah, LeMans, blah, blah, 1969, blah, blah...


    Yes we know all these things, everyone who would visit a specialist watch site like Hodinkee knows all of this stuff... they cannot fail to know for God's sake. If it was an article in Esquire or some other 'fashion' magazine, where the writer is talking to people who probably wouldn't know these things, then yes, by all means, educate and inform, but imagine if you opened your copy of Volkswagen Beetle magazine and every other article started

    The Volkswagen Beetle or 'People's Car' came out in 1938, blah blah, Ferdinand Porsche, blah blah, Hitler, blah blah....


    I know 'history' is important in the watch community, but even the most ardent and devoted 1133B fan must surely be tired of reading this same spiel repeatedly.

    It is, in the words of the immortal Jake Harper, 'redumbnant'.
     
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  2. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jan 7, 2021

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    Could not agree more!
     
  3. JesseLovesGrace

    JesseLovesGrace Jan 7, 2021

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    I know what you feel.
    It is like when you want to google for "how to make pork chop". And you found an article written by Anthony Bourdain, introducing the history of pork chop dates back to..........shape of pork chop is ............You need to use pork to make pork chop........the pork in different culture and different religion.......... and blah blah blah......
    And you find nothing about how to make pork chop
     
  4. kappa_md

    kappa_md Jan 7, 2021

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    Unfortunately, Hodinkee is also guilty in, “writing an article about a watch so they can sell watches.” They even clearly made a link from the article to their online
    watch shop ::facepalm2::
    Write (win) on Sunday, Sell on Monday :whipped:
     
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  5. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Jan 7, 2021

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    The poor journo has to file an article of xxxx words and isn't the sharpest tool so goes the easy way, regurgitate the same old stuff to pad out the piece, how many times can somebody review a watch to the masses, I’ll just keep giving this stuff a miss.
     
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  6. ASW

    ASW Jan 7, 2021

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    McQueen wore a Monaco? Wow, everyday’s a learning day....
     
  7. SteveP

    SteveP Jan 7, 2021

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    Odds on they have one for sale tomorrow. :cautious:
     
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  8. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jan 7, 2021

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    What's even more 'amusing' / 'annoying' is when YouTube watch reviewers try to impress with their knowledge by quickly 'researching' some info and not quite getting it right.

    But then, some YouTube watch gurus still think 200M means you can dive to 200M.
    ::facepalm1::
     
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  9. JesseLovesGrace

    JesseLovesGrace Jan 7, 2021

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    There is one guy, I forgot his name, says"it has 30 meters of water resistent, so you are pretty safe to take it to the pool."
    I was like......::screwloose::
     
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  10. abrod520

    abrod520 Jan 7, 2021

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    This was part of their weekly vintage watch sale, wasn't even hidden
     
  11. abrod520

    abrod520 Jan 7, 2021

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    Agree about this stuff, they're all the same articles. Especially sales posts like these where you have to justify your high price
     
  12. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jan 7, 2021

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    How did you not know this?
    :whipped::whipped::whipped:

    Also, rumour has it that Omega was the first watch on the moon, but I don't know if I believe that!
     
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  13. ASW

    ASW Jan 7, 2021

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    Haha. Now I’m confused whether my sarcasm has become statement... Big McQueen fan, big Monaco fan, love the historical images. Don’t need to read the same blurb on repeat.
     
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  14. ngo516

    ngo516 Jan 7, 2021

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    and my favorite line of all “McQueen 1133B recently sold for $2.2m”

    (To be fair, $13k is fair market value)
     
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  15. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Jan 8, 2021

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    Technically you can, while destroying the watch at the same time :whistling:
     
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  16. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jan 8, 2021

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    Wouldn't it be funny if the moon landings were faked.... oh the look on those Omega-fan-boys faces. :D
     
  17. dtf

    dtf Jan 8, 2021

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    Hah! Once again proving that 'fools seldom differ', I was just typing "if it turns out the moon landings were faked, will Omega release a First Watch on the Fake Moon edition?"

    I think you could, provided you didn't move at that depth?
     
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  18. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jan 8, 2021

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    :D
    In gold, limited to 11969 pieces...
     
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