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    Jo Siffert watches... Thoughts?

    I think these are a bit lackluster and are just playing on the name of a legendary racing driver. Pretty generic styling/cases and not particularly cheap (although cheaper and more features than the Ball BMWs I guess).

    The Endurance... The cities aren't for world time etc, they're just races won by Jo Siffert I think...

    http://www.josiffert.com/fr/montres/endurance/

    The serie 22... Bordering on tacky?...

    http://www.josiffert.com/fr/montres/serie-22/

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    i think theyre majestically bogging and look like something from QVC.

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    That last one looks bloody awful

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    Not for me , complete tragedy to use the name of a great racing driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mffw View Post
    Not for me , complete tragedy to use the name of a great racing driver.
    That was my first thought too, but thinking about it, its really no worse that all the Senna memorabilia, or T-shirts in memory of Steve McQueen etc. As long as its endorsed by Seppi's family, then I don't have a problem with it.

    The watches are horrible, (I don't get the carbon fibre thing?), but I do like their T-shirt and jacket, would look kinda cool when I wear my Heuer Siffert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mffw View Post
    Not for me , complete tragedy to use the name of a great racing driver.
    + 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by RLE View Post
    That last one looks bloody awful
    Quote Originally Posted by mffw View Post
    Not for me , complete tragedy to use the name of a great racing driver.
    Agreed
    Andy

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    It amazes me how people can be getting paid to design watches... and come up with something as fugly.


    Gross.

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    The ford GT 40 colour scheme on the endurance is the only appealing feature of both designs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zissou1981 View Post
    The ford GT 40 colour scheme on the endurance is the only appealing feature of both designs.

    It's the Gulf racing colour scheme. Ford GT40's were raced in a variety of liveries.

    And both watches are a travesty and a shoddy attempt to cash in on the memory of a fine driver who, let's not forget, played an important part in the popularisation of Heuer watches - he became a sort of "Heuer enabler" in the paddocks of Formula 1 and sportscar races, and was so successful that in the early 1970's it was unusual to see a top-line driver not wearing a Heuer.


    Regards

    Ian

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