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    Pretty much all Panerai and Tag Monaco

    Maybe its the shape..

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKitega View Post
    Zenith are not mentioned at all.. either not popular at all, or it is universally loved. Or this thread is pointless.

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    There is never a point to such threads- particularly when the audience cannot even differentiate between popular watches that they donít get and their pet. peeves

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    It's almost me too. A Nautilus for me loses out to many other watches in the same segment. I feel exactly the same about Daytonas. I don't hate either of them just there is nothing about them that means I would have one over most of the obvious competition, so I can't appreciate their popularity. It would be an incredibly long time and a lot of watches until I got to the point where they would ever fill a gap for me.
    Last edited by Graveworm; 22nd November 2020 at 11:38.

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    Lockdown must be getting to me.

    I generally don't buy what I don't like.
    I certainly don't buy what I can't afford. That probably includes most PP, JLC, Daytona and anything else over £20k. Therefore I've taught myself not to drool over things in that price bracket.

    So "popular" has largely become an irrelevance for me.

    Other confessions - Quartz is OK at the right price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKitega View Post
    Zenith are not mentioned at all.. either not popular at all, or it is universally loved. Or this thread is pointless.

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    We would need more Chinese members as I believe that is their biggest market by far.

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    G-Shocks. I really donít see the point of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooby View Post
    Forgot one
    Probably the most hideous watch ever made
    They should all be crushed and recycled as door stops
    I give you the rolex yachtmaster 2
    Even writing it makes me shudder


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    I was going to mention the Clownmaster, but surely it doesn't qualify as 'popular'?

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  8. #108
    Quote Originally Posted by scooby View Post
    For me
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    Iwc reverso why do you need a watch you can spin over its the same shape wear a diffrent watch


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    I think you mean JLC Reverso - I'm happy to be corrected but I don't think IWC did one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanford View Post
    I think you mean JLC Reverso - I'm happy to be corrected but I don't think IWC did one.
    Yep your correct fingers werenít working right
    Jlc reverso is the pointless one


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    Quote Originally Posted by gbn13 View Post
    G-Shocks. I really donít see the point of them.
    That seems slightly odd. I mean, it's easy to understand someone just subjectively not liking them (prefer mechanical; don't like plastic etc) but surely it's not hard to see the point of them given that functionally they can do far more than most any other watch, in an unbreakable case, many self-synching, many even without batteries, for peanuts. I don't myself need these functions or spend much time wearing one but I can still see the point of them.

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    There is much in popular watches that I cannot stand.
    The most obvious example is the Seamaster, those skeleton hands are the most horrid thing ever to adorn a watch.
    There is much in WISdom that I also do not appreciate.
    I think Genta's designs are almost all horrible.
    AP, PP, RM. No thanks
    I cannot see the attraction in Nomos, they look increbibly dull to me.
    And I see very little merit in AnOrdain.

    But I am very glad we all have differing taste, otherwise I would have no-one to despise or laugh at.

    Dave

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    Any G-shock.

    Usually some black (or garish coloured) plastic oversized monstrosity.

    I associate it with poor taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noTAGlove View Post
    Any G-shock.

    Usually some black (or garish coloured) plastic oversized monstrosity.

    I associate it with poor taste.
    Remember back when watches used to be tools that served a purpose?

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    Omega seamaster the bracelet ruins it for me, it just looks tacky to me

    Omega speedmaster just a bit dull looking to me

    Rolex datejust fluted bezel , UBER tacky but the smooth bezel i actually like

    Any gold watch

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    For me itís the black dial Rolex Sub, just find them rather bland now.

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    Omega seamaster, just not a massive fan of the bracelet and also the helium value, but the newer models im starting to warm to

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    Casio Frogman. Always seems better in pictures than on my wrist, where it looks monstrous and silly.

    In fact, any G Shock that isn't a 5600 (or derivation) and isn't black plastic. I've tried, but... no.

    IWC Mark. Yes including the XII and XV.

    JLC Reverso

    GS Snowflake
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    Iím going to add metal G-Shock squares.

    Big shiny (relatively) expensive things that pick up scratches and swirls, which seems silly for a beater. I prefer mine black, plastic and cheap!

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    Popular watches that donít do it for you?

    Panerai
    Rolex Daytona
    Rolex Skydweller - I mean, WTF is that...
    The new Submariner
    A lot of g-shocks (not all)
    Tudor BB GMT
    Those very black-and-white Damasko
    Anything with a date at 4 oíclock


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    Last edited by notenoughwrists; 23rd November 2020 at 16:09.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M1011 View Post
    Remember back when watches used to be tools that served a purpose?
    God, no!

    How OLD are you?

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    Popular watches that donít do it for you?

    Popular watches that donít do it for me? Well, in no particular order:

    Rolex Sub (boring, ubiquitous, too small)
    Rolex Daytona (cramped dial, hard to tell the time, too small)
    Rolex Yachtmaster (ugliest bezel in the world)
    Rolex Kermit or Hulk (garish)
    Rolex Skydweller (unbelievably ugly, who designed it?!)
    Panerai Radiomir (without the Luminor crown guard it just looks like any old watch)
    Omega Speedmaster Professional (too hard to wind, getting it wet is traumatic, too small)
    Breitling Aerospace (too light, too small, too difficult to use the functions via the crown)
    Seiko SKX (a triumph of nostalgia over capability, vastly eclipsed by the Turtles)
    G-Shocks apart from the full metal (plastic, ugly)

    Simon

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    Panerai

    I don't hate them but they do nothing for me. Absolutely nothing.

    6-digit Rolexes

    They are ok but the 5-digits are SO much better looking.

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    Tried 2 speed masters but always moved them on very quickly, always found the manual wind annoying and the crown is snug...

    Still wouldnít mind a Ultraman or the Ck2998 though...


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