Surely it's about what YOU like, what YOU would change, what YOU want from a watch?
Keep the humour up. Nowt wrong with a giggle, there's enough seriousness in this world already.
Now did I tell you about the Nun and the banjo player...
Archie Luxury is occasionally funny in short bursts, but he ends up repeating himself so much because he runs out of things to say.... I don't really want to be a 'joke' blog, but on the other hand I'm not going to wax lyrical about column wheels and balance springs.
I don't know if you've ever watched TGV's channel 'The Urban Gentry'. Most of the times he talks about the most tedious Seiko watches in which I have zero interest, but I watch pretty much every video because he's somewhat entertaining. Really Calibre11 has the 'serious' (I don't want to say serious because that implies that my blog isn't) side of this sewn up, so I have to present something different.
The problem with blogging and 'reviewing' in general is that it's easy to write about something you love and easy to write about something you hate but hard to write about things that are indifferent. I am quite a sarcastic person in real life and the sort of person that makes other people laugh.. but it maybe doesn't come across well in my post, which is what I mean about finding my style... and perhaps adapting my style to the audience.
I appreciate you guys input by the way.
Absolutely, there will always be humour in my blog.
I don't see any reason to stop, more opinions are always useful. To review you need to have at least touched the watch in person, and possibly with watches reviews are fairly irrelevant- 'does it tell the time?' 5*. Everything else is subjective, personal preference on behalf of the wearer.
Some of your posts have supprised me, as they could alienate potential readers, but at least you gave an opinion and are prepared to voice it.
Ouch, that's a cold comment on your site! Keep doing what you do YOUR way
Thanks David, I appreciate that.
Agree completely about the 5star thing...
I have no intention of stopping by the way. I just meant that I don't consider most of what I do a 'review' as such. What you get on Calibre11 or A Blog to Watch is a review to me, it imparts knowledge and gives insight into the watch and movement etc. My posts are basically I like this or I don't like that, but I have to embellish it somehow or it will get boring, I also don't want to rewrite what I've just read on another blog and pass it off as my own words as that would be pointless and unfair to the original author.
That's why my posts when I actually go to a shop and try something on are more serious posts, because I'm in more of a position to speak about something I've actually had on my wrist.
The problem with humour (and/or sarcasm...) is that it can annoy some people, which is regrettable... but then again I wonder how long they are going to read my blog anyway as they will plainly not see eye to eye with me on the watches I like?
As I said, the problem seems to be not seeing eye to eye on the watches you DON'T like!
Re-written review of the Autavia. Hopefully it's more objective and constructive?
Gah! Rubber again? You ARE obsessed!
I know, but at least I chose something appropriate, and it is a dive watch after all.
Sports - Yes
Dive - No
I plead ignorance and blame dtf for calling it a diver yesterday...
In any case, it looks not unlike a Submariner... and it has 100m water resistance so...
...so you can wash your hands wearing it. Nothing more.
Rule of thumb:
Sub-dials = Not a diver
No sub-dials = Diver.....or a dress watch.....or a Nissan Micra (see what I did there?)
And this is possibly something you can explore in a future article. Traditionally, divers are solid, chunky, no-nonsense, go-anywhere, tool watches. Much like your namesake model.
But this Autavia re-edition takes what was elegant, sporting, complex and fascinating into the arena of dive-esque aesthetics and (apparently) rubber-strap suitability.
So, if JCB has got it right, modern tastes have blurred the lines and the Autavia should be where your watch-world and my watch-world collide. Well, based on a poll of two, it's a compromise neither of us are satisfied with.
Maybe, just maybe, that's actually something we can both agree on?
Well, you can swim in it...
"You can swim in your watch if it claims to be water-resistant up to 100m, but this stillmeans that it should only be worn for snorkelling at the surface rather than diving. For diving, water-resistance should be up to 200m."
Bloody ridiculous really these ratings.
My Aquagraph is 500M with sub dials... which you can use underwater. Just sayin'...
Maybe it is!
I was being rather demeaning calling it a diver, as it shouldn't be a diver. However with the proportions of the bezel to dial, it looks a lot like a black bay with sub dials. The sad part is I love the black bay, but the autavia seems like it isn't one thing or the other.
Traditionally a diver is a three hand watch with rotating bezel, the Rolex sub being almost the defining example, the aquagraph is more of a specialist watch for diving, rather than a diver...I think. I don't know what this makes my aquaracer chrono, wrist candy?
There are lots of channel on internet that stand sturdy for their seiko. Maybe seiko fans are one of the most active out there.
One of them is J.Antony who are still in shocked that he found china case made for his seiko when he expect it to be japanese made.
I consider urban gentry as one of the nice one when it comes to tag heuer. He own monza by the way or used to own it.
Without a doubt there are a lot of Seiko fans, probably because for the money they are good watches. Albeit the Seiko I bought wasn't that great... plus there's a million different Seikos and it must be a cool thing to collect, because you could probably build a collection of 20 second hand Seikos for £1000. I lost 75% of the value of my Seiko in 9 months, but if you buy right then great.
TGV tends to review rather dull Seikos though, for the most part.
Somebody sent him a GMT as a gift and he soid it, which is a bit uncool. He did say he liked it though...
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