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    TGV - Urban Gentry moves to Watchbox

    Well I did not see this coming! Wondering what this means for Tim Mosso? Also interest to see the impact of this on The urban gentry audience as he typically talks about more affordable pieces which is not aligned with what Watchbox sells... what do you think?

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    Rather surprised by this; there’s a pretty large gap in quality and knowledge between Tim Mosso and TGV. One is a true expert, the other full of hot air. But presumably Govberg (Watchbox) are intent on growth, and the Urban Gentry probably brings a young audience. That’s what they are buying...his audience.
    TGV seems full of himself talking about his ‘partnership’....but he will learn. Look what happened to Frederico.
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    interesting. Im enjoying both channels

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jlynch1984 View Post
    ...Also interest to see the impact of this on The urban gentry audience as he typically talks about more affordable pieces which is not aligned with what Watchbox sells... what do you think?
    Archie has been saying that tgv talks and sells shitters while buying Rolexes for himself... let's see where this goes. Bring the popcorn. We are living in desperate times.
    Last edited by abraxas; 16th May 2019 at 15:09.

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    Gawd help us. TGV is not comfortable in his own skin, and it shows.

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    Never heard of watchbox. Won't be watching it now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkpw View Post
    Never heard of watchbox. Won't be watching it now.
    Me neither, on both counts.

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    I like watch box and Tim as stated above he really knows his stuff. It feels like watch box are hoping to buy TGV’s subscribers. I can’t watch TGV. I find him very awkward to watch.

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    I don't often go far beyond Bark & Jack, am I missing out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy2254 View Post
    I don't often go far beyond Bark & Jack, am I missing out?
    I guess if you like B&J you'll probably like TGV. I can't watch either personally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy2254 View Post
    I don't often go far beyond Bark & Jack, am I missing out?
    That’s like comparing a village football team with Manchester City. Guys like B and J and TGV often know less than their viewers.
    Have a look at Tim Mosso on ‘Watchbox’; you’l see serious , in depth, knowledge. The difference is startling.
    Last edited by paskinner; 16th May 2019 at 09:48.

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    A little bit surprised by this partnership. tgv has a bad reputation. Watched his channel for his views on seiko and in the 10 minutes he spent 7 talking about nothing to do with his title headline. Decided not for me.Watched his new clip for Watchbox - guy does not look well.He apparently does suffer from health issues.Time will tell.

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    I have just spent the last hour viewing watchbox on YouTube and I was impressed by the detailed knowledge contained within. For some reason I have missed out on watchbox so have a few hours of viewing ahead of me.

    I have to say that TGV is a bit of an unlikely partner.

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    There is AC3 ... and there is the rest.

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    I think Watch Box have found a very creative way to buy YouTube subscribers.

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    Nick Shabazz. Anyone else is just pretending.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wazza View Post
    I think Watch Box have found a very creative way to buy YouTube subscribers.
    Yes we all have to admit that Watch Box must know what they are doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holsterman View Post
    Gawd help us. TGV is not comfortable in his own skin, and it shows.
    I'm keen to know why if you can divulge any giveaways on screen ?

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    I'm just waiting for his PRS 25 Vs PRS 25 36 mm review which he told me personally via message on YouTube that he is waiting for a 36mm. I suppose it's good publicity for the brand either way. Hope he doesn't start slating it neither

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    Quote Originally Posted by bond View Post
    I'm keen to know why if you can divulge any giveaways on screen ?

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    Put it this way, having grown up near Croydon I have never seen anyone act or talk like TGV....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jlynch1984 View Post
    Put it this way, having grown up near Croydon I have never seen anyone act or talk like TGV....
    I have. Plenty of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Hotel View Post
    Nick Shabazz. Anyone else is just pretending.
    Unless he's wearing his Batman mask (one wonders why?). Otherwise at least he's entertaining. TGV is just waffle and makes my skin crawl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geralt View Post
    Unless he's wearing his Batman mask (one wonders why?). Otherwise at least he's entertaining. TGV is just waffle and makes my skin crawl.

    Nick's a gem ;)

    The batman mask is to protect his privacy / identity when reviewing shiny things, and in order to maintain a work -v- private life boundary. His watch journey has been interesting to see, as he started off as a quartz snob but has eventually been subsumed into the joys of mechanicals. Additionally he has more integrity and authenticity in his pinky finger than that Urban Gentry t**t has in his whole being.

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    That is a surprising move. And it's put me right off. It'll be interesting to see how he behaves on there, but his current manner is...off-putting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jlynch1984 View Post
    Put it this way, having grown up near Croydon I have never seen anyone act or talk like TGV....
    To be fair to TGV, he dedicated a whole video to explaining his background and accent. Bit of money / 'breeding' on the mother's side (perhaps a couple of generations back), Italian father and went to school in a sarf Lahndun. Now living in the US and married to an American.

    He aims for Professor Higgins but can't quite eliminate the inner Del Boy and a mangled transatlantic vowel is sprinkled on top from time to time for good measure. Again, to be fair to TGV, he's the first to admit this. I can't speak for his personal dealings but I don't think he's quite the snob people seem to think.

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    Tim from Caseback watches analyses TGV:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jj5XFY7nfy4&t=193s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jlynch1984 View Post
    Put it this way, having grown up near Croydon I have never seen anyone act or talk like TGV....
    Ha I see.. his pompous mid-atlantic accent does grate after a while

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    Threads about this Urban Gentry character are the only time I get to use the words shyster and oleaginous at the same time.

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    seen this today, don't see the fit myself , but I have no doubt watch box would only do it if there is something in it for them, lets see if TGV sells himself & his viewers down the river by doing this. i just wonder what Federico saw? that made him depart after moving home etc.

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    Tim Mosso is in another league. Follow his Instagram account for his 1 minute reviews. You'll learn more in 1 minute than you will on The Urban Gentrys entire channel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetlee View Post
    I guess if you like B&J you'll probably like TGV. I can't watch either personally.
    B&J is currently on offer in Waitrose at £6.69 or so per bottle. It's a great bottle of plonk:

    https://www.waitrosecellar.com/all-w...--james-shiraz

    Back to the thread, I saw the title and hoped the comments would explain what any of it means but I'm still clueless. And I still don't know what any of it means.
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    This situation of buying youtube "subscribers" and "views"... I see things coming up when I Google the subject...

    Anyone here with direct experience?

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    Threads about this Urban Gentry character are the only time I get to use the words shyster and oleaginous at the same time.
    I have used oleaginous in discussions about Bremont's founding pair, although shyster applies there too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkpw View Post
    I have used oleaginous in discussions about Bremont's founding pair, although shyster applies there too.
    Completely agree, I would not touch a Bremont with a bargepole. Bark & Jack seems to like them, though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitch1956 View Post
    lets see if TGV sells himself & his viewers down the river
    Please. That ship sailed long ago, he's a shill for crappy American microbrands, nothing more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Hotel View Post
    Please. That ship sailed long ago, he's a shill for crappy American microbrands, nothing more.
    no I am not a fan either LOL

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    My God No, no, no! Tim and TGV in one place.

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    As upsetting as gaga beckham being Tudor's ambassadors

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    Watchbox is great channel


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    It’s all been said already... what a disappointment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holsterman View Post
    Completely agree, I would not touch a Bremont with a bargepole....
    +1. I wouldn't touch them with yours.

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    TGV has a Smith's astral he's aquired and reviewed on his latest video. He gives a mention to Smith's post 1979 brand of timefactors 'fame' nod nod with some screengrabs of our hosts site and made a point of saying he is waiting for the 36mm Everest to review. Wonder what he will make of it? Regardless of his polarising reviewing style I think it's a good thing he's raising awareness of the brand.

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