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Old 02-03-2013, 02:29 PM   #51 (permalink)
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A valid question.

Unfortunately, like many (actually most) hobbies, sports, movies, fashion, food, services etc I find myself often getting pissed of. Some people think Im an ass (which i likely wont dispute), but the truth is I just consider myself well educated, and an example of a near extinct breed of a brutally honest person.

I end up forced to be an educator constantly having to set people straight and make people aware of their misinformed views even if it is subjective. I feel like a fucking full time pro bono professor to be honest. Its a service actually. A way to give back in my own way I guess.

For example, recently I was at a restaurant/bar, and some douchebag wearing a black suite with a brown belt and a bluetooth ear piece blinking away in his ear like some kind of douchbag beacon was bugging his friend about how much better his new pedestrian looking Tag Heuer Formula 1 watch was then his friend's vintage (likely passed down) Patek. I didn't know either guy, but I felt compelled to let him know that his Tag was nothing more then a $300-$500 movement inside a pretty case, and marketed to be worth $4,000 while his friends watch came from a company with history, in house movement and would still matter 20 years from now like it did 20 years prior unlike his future piece of scrap metal. While he took it in good stride and we all eventually had a good laugh (his friend's much more sincere id guess), it was somewhat of a chore for me, yet i felt compelled to help in my own way. They both walked away that much more educated.

Whats my point? I like snowboarding like I like horology, but there are many douchbags, brands or misinformation that annoy me about both, so I have little choice but to educate, and share my opinion. I could just let people "have fun", or with the case of the blue tooth blinking douchbag let them be because they weren't "hurting anyone", but how would they learn anything? Who would eventually set them straight if not me?

While Ill admit I dont know much about the technique of snowbording (which is why you will never see me post as if I do), I do have a "common sense" of product, design, manufacturing, and business sense which is transferable to this sport (and many other hobbies) that sometimes gets offended.


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Old 02-03-2013, 02:33 PM   #52 (permalink)
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A valid question.

Unfortunately, like many (actually most) hobbies, sports, movies, fashion, food, services etc I find myself often getting pissed of. Some people think Im an ass (which i likely wont dispute), but the truth is I just consider myself well educated, and an example of a near extinct breed of a brutally honest person.

I end up forced to be an educator constantly having to set people straight and make people aware of their misinformed views even if it is subjective. I feel like a fucking full time pro bono professor to be honest. Its a service actually. A way to give back in my own way I guess.

For example, recently I was at a restaurant/bar, and some douchebag wearing a black suite with a brown belt and a bluetooth ear piece blinking away in his ear like some kind of douchbag beacon was bugging his friend about how much better his new pedestrian looking Tag Heuer Formula 1 watch was then his friend's vintage (likely passed down) Patek. I didn't know either guy, but I felt compelled to let him know that his Tag was nothing more then a $300-$500 movement inside a pretty case, and marketed to be worth $4,000 while his friends watch came from a company with history, in house movement and would still matter 20 years from now like it did 20 years prior unlike his future piece of scrap metal. While he took it in good stride and we all eventually had a good laugh (his friend's much more sincere id guess), it was somewhat of a chore for me, yet i felt compelled to help in my own way. They both walked away that much more educated.

Whats my point? I like snowboarding like I like horology, but there are many douchbags, brands or misinformation that annoy me about both, so I have little choice but to educate, and share my opinion. I could just let people "have fun", or with the case of the blue tooth blinking douchbag let them be because they weren't "hurting anyone", but how would they learn anything? Who would eventually set them straight if not me?

While Ill admit I dont know much about the technique of snowbording (which is why you will never see me post as if I do), I do have a "common sense" of product, design, manufacturing, and business sense which is transferable to this sport (and many other hobbies) that sometimes gets offended.


Does that answer you question? Its the best I can do.
I feel way dumber after reading that bullshit, can I have my 2 minutes of time I wasted on your worthless rant back? You my friend are a hater.
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Sass, what popular watches do you like and which do you hate? I know you like Pateks and Rolex and hate Tag and Movado..I'd like to see what you think of other brands haha.
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I feel way dumber after reading that bullshit, can I have my 2 minutes of time I wasted on your worthless rant back? You my friend are a hater.
I cant give you your 2 minutes back, but since you asked I can give you some advise not to waste 2 minutes in the future. The theme/purpose of my whole 2 minute post was summed up in the first sentence, and unless that took you 2 minutes to read im surprised you didnt just stop there?

You're right thou - I'm a hater, but not in the general sense. I just specifically hate stupid.
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Sass, what popular watches do you like and which do you hate? I know you like Pateks and Rolex and hate Tag and Movado..I'd like to see what you think of other brands haha.
Very open ended question, and one that would need to be answered with specifics in mind. The #1 watch company in the world award would have to go to Patek Philippe.

In a general sense I like watches that have true in house movements like Patek, Vacheron Constantin, a lange and sohne, Glashutte, Audemars etc and a history of a horological dynasty. Chances are most havent heard of those watches, but if you know half of them I congratulate you and would say you not only have taste, but a love, or at the very least desire to learn more about horology.

I dont hate Tag, but just feel that aside from 1 or 2 watches the company is on life support and has a lot of baggage they need to leave at the door i.e. Auquaracer, Carrera etc etc. Tags problem is that they just haven't done anything notable since....before Tag became Tag Heuer? Sure they came out with the Monaco V4, and Mikrotimer which are very interesting pieces and the only reason I don't completely write off the brand, but the product simply doesnt live up to the hype.

Perhaps Tags biggest problem is they are associating their brand with the types of people who wear their watches? A desperate crowd of "any sales guy with a bonus" heading of a cliff of horological mediocrity, trying to wear something that will impress each other. The problem is the product is "empty' IMO. Its a watch company which makes a watch and pretends its more through marketing and price. I have more respect for swatch because at least it doesn't try to pretend its something that it isn't.

Tag isnt alone here. There are piles of brands like this. Bell and Ross comes to mind.

Funny, now that i think of it... the watch itself is similar to a lot of the people who wear them

Certainly the watches I named are 20, 30 or 60k, but I would give my hat off to anyone with a budget that bought a used vintage watch for the price of a new tag. "Most" watch companies are still trying to achieve the significance of a lot of the vintage pieces reached 50 years ago.

There are watches that impress the uniformed, and others that impress those that know and matter. I prefer the later.

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I was curious where you stand on Omega. Personally I enjoy them. I have a modern (ten years old or so now) Seamaster and an old Speedmaster. I've always wanted a Stowa as well. So just wanted to see what you thought. I'm a baby in terms of horology but I've always loved nice watches and I can finally start buying a few here and there.
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I was curious where you stand on Omega. Personally I enjoy them. I have a modern (ten years old or so now) Seamaster and an old Speedmaster. I've always wanted a Stowa as well. So just wanted to see what you thought. I'm a baby in terms of horology but I've always loved nice watches and I can finally start buying a few here and there.
IMO the omega speedmaster professional is an extraordinary watch. Who can argue? It was on the moon and the standard issue for NASA astronauts (beat out rolex). Actually that particular watch is probably the most affordable way to buy a new watch and not worry about any serious watch collector turning their nose to it.

Nice purchase.

Now the seemaster was completely ruined by Bond IMO. It made no sense as a spy watch and was completely impractical. While its a good watch, personally ill never be able to get over the association with bond.
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Tall tees to watches. what else should we discuss.
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I feel way dumber after reading that bullshit, can I have my 2 minutes of time I wasted on your worthless rant back? You my friend are a hater.
Correction: Sassicaia is a poser, not a hater.
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