So has Mortalcoil bought a watch ?
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11/8/08 at 12:33am
You don't know what you're talking about.. perhaps you run with a crowd of bling infested posers.
What you wrote does not happen. Merely a myth perpetuated by persons who wish they had a Rolex, I suppose.
How can there be a Bose of watches? Speakers have all sorts of different things that can be looked at - frequency response, detail, soundstage, you name it. It can be said that certain speakers are clearly inferior to all other brands at their price point, like Bose are.
But with watches, the only such empirical measure is how well they keep time. And the $5 watch I buy at Walmart with a quartz timing will keep better time than the most expensive mechanical Rolex. So since we've established that that argument is null and void, the entire value of a watch is in aesthetics. And at that point, I don't think you can say that any watch is the "Bose" of the watch world. Personally, I like a simplistic look. I think that Rolex and ESPECIALLY Breitling look huge and gaudy; there are a few Omegas I could see myself liking but in general I go for simpler designs like....Movado.
I meant they are the Bose cause they are all over, dealers in every mall and billboards and ad's to your hearts content. Everyone thinks Movado and Tag are the best of the best cause they read the ad's and got sold from the dealers...the tons of dealers. just like when you walk into a BB or electronics chain store and the salesmen says "Bose is the Best!" and their ad's are all over the place. in reality All your buying is a familiar name plate for the mass people just to impress your peers. I firmly believe no one that is into the Watch hobby longer then few months would respectfully wear a Movado, maybe a upper line Tag..maybe. Pound for pound and dollar for dollar companies like Invicta, Tissot, pulsar, etc are even on an upper level of class of brand.
people that see my Bose speakers hanging in the garage say "wow you have Bose!" just like people say "Wow thats a Movado!". everyone knows the brand to be the best yet only the people in the hobby know and think very differently. people who wear a submariner or a GMT or a Navitimer don't get that simply because The mass public are not trained on it by ad's and zillions of dealers all over the place.
Movado and Tag are truly the Bose of the Watch World!