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Got a question for the Watch Snob? Let me, a true horological aficionado, enlighten your plebeian minds as to what makes a real watch, what you should wear when and what to do with those old watches of yours. Whether it’s a moment for conversion or anathema, I haven’t yet been able to decide. They have released an impressive chronograph movement in the past year or two, but it has only been rolled out to one or two models, including the Chronomat — the ugliest watch they make. But there is a small voice at the back of my head that whispers that the P is a bit of a cheat. LVMH, you make any number of nice watches and a lot of junk, but the Snob understands that your raison d’etre, as with any big corporation, is making money, not satisfying enthusiasts so for God’s sake stop mooching around at the margins of the SIHH like members of a rock star’s entourage trying to peddle film scripts or get a record contract. I’ve recently been promoted to executive VP of a midsize company of some repute and feel that it is finally appropriate and feasible to get myself a decent timepiece. Which one do you feel is the best one for somebody looking for their first truly high end dress watch?

On a certain level making more affordable watches is simply something the industry can no longer avoid. You are still, however, apt to be the victim of some degree of misrepresentation; part of the problem is sellers, but a much bigger part of the problem is buyers. Watch Snob Print Watch Snob. Big steaks, big cars, big boats — pretty much the way a lot of us express ourselves is through the unmistakable language of magnitude, and we often use excess to indicate success. And I wonder — I just wonder — about that Piaget. Tudor’s Pelagos could be a contender, assuming in black, or perhaps a North Face. Instead, it broke a record going in exactly the opposite direction.

It’s undignified, and doing so much at the Kempinski, which is otherwise mostly famous for having more dispirited ladies zltiplano the evening per square meter than any other hotel in Europe, does not help altiplzno case. Vacheron Constantin offered a new model in steel: However, the design — the result of flattening the gear train into the same plane as the dial — is everything the Snob usually loathes in a watch, and it’s an inevitable consequence of the P’s engineering.

I will soon embark on a year-long journey that has no destination other than the experience itself. Tudor’s Pelagos could be a contender, assuming in black, or perhaps a North Face.

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The Nomos Club could fit the mark. You have reaffirmed to me that there are wagch a handful of other enlightened beings out there in the horological wilderness.

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For the whole affordable price-point thing to work one must give as much attention and creative passion to the entry-level watches as to the upper tier; the surest way to kill interest, is to create something qltiplano makes a customer feel they are settling for less.

My question is simply this: AskMen may receive a portion of revenue if you click a link in this article and buy altipplano product or service. You are still, however, apt to be the victim of some degree of misrepresentation; part of the problem is sellers, but a much bigger part of the problem is buyers.

Everything just gets bigger — the house, the TV, the boat, the garage — but not necessarily better.

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Parmigiani can do good work occasionally but overall their design work is simply undistinguished and there is nothing especially wrong with the Vacheron, but nothing especially special about it either. Under circumstances such as yours, often gentlemen resort to Rolex, although if you find Grand Seiko too noticeable or flashy which seems hard to believe, but possible, I suppose Rolex is probably not going to fit the bill. A Frenchman might have laid altipano foundations of ultra-thin watchmaking, but it was an Englishman during the Regency period in Great Britain in the early s who set the tone for style that made them fashionable.

Let me, a true horological aficionado, enlighten your plebeian minds as to what makes a real watch, what you should wear when and what to do with those old watches of yours.

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As the world goes, so goes the SIHH. I have no hesitation in calling out vintage watch dealers as, in general, the morally bankrupt swindlers that they largely are, but the situation is not improved by the hordes of willfully ignorant buyers who somehow expect a twenty to sixty year old watch to somehow never have sustained contact with a physical object, and to function flawlessly without ever having known the kind touch of a watchmaker.

For one thing, alltiplano single most welcome trend in modern horology seems to continue — watch companies are now condescending to make watches that a merely extremely well off person can afford, rather than the exclusively obscenely rich. All the opinions expressed by the Watch Snob are my own, and are just that — opinions.

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I, however, believe that the is a pivotal step for the submariner line, and am looking to purchase one. I am looking to purchase my 3rd timepiece: And at the upper tier? Watch Snob On Vintage Vs. Take a look, you just may be surprised by how much you like them. But, well, I just wonder. Piaaget mechanical watch is one part function, one part art, one part history book, and one part style. I’d love to love it, baby — it’s so thin and Piaget makes some of the world’s most intelligently styled watches.

You’re pompous and very direct, but everything you’ve said thus far has been entirely spot-on. Men have taken to mechanical watches in a big way over the last 10 years, but an awful lot of them also wanted watches that were reassuringly masculine, and that meant sporty, chunky manhole covers nsob the wrist and if there were lots of little dials that hinted at having your own little piece of the right stuff, watfh much the better.

With Vacheron, especially, I smob what they think they are about in offering a non-in house movement without the vaunted Geneva Seal; it is a nice enough watch but so is a Seiko 5. Striking Tenth Read More. Thus it sometimes comes as a shock — especially to younger watch lovers, who have faint or no memories of the altiplani age of the wristwatch s and early ’60s — to find out that among real cognoscenti, warch of the most respected watches are also the piagget physically ephemeral: Even Cartier has something for the budget-conscious: We had, on the one hand, a fascinating new perpetual calendar in the Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire; on the other hand, probably the nicest Tank in recent memory in the Tank Louis Cartier Sapphire Skeleton.

To answer your question — one that the sartorially and financially burdened class of people often bring to my attention — a watch is much more than simply a time-telling device. Yes, it is true that Piaget and Audemars have both made record-setting watches but it is also true that they are concept pieces.

One of the first to do so was a French adventurer of the old school:

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