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View Poll Results: Which watch maker's design do you like best?
A. Lange & Sonne 18 7.86%
Audemars Piguet 36 15.72%
Bedat 0 0%
Bell & Ross 19 8.30%
Blancpain 6 2.62%
Breguet 4 1.75%
Breitling 62 27.07%
Cartier 18 7.86%
Chopard 7 3.06%
Concord 2 0.87%
Corum 4 1.75%
Frank Muller 5 2.18%
Hublot 36 15.72%
Patek Philippe 39 17.03%
Panerai 57 24.89%
Omega 63 27.51%
Ulysse Nardin 14 6.11%
Vacheron Constantin 7 3.06%
Timex 6 2.62%
Hamilton 10 4.37%
Citizen 14 6.11%
Seiko 8 3.49%
Movado 10 4.37%
Rolex 80 34.93%
Krieger 0 0%
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      07-15-2013, 12:43 PM   #23
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They look very much like a de Grisogono (http://www.alanfurman.com/noframes/degrisogono1.html), Pierre Kunz (http://www.alanfurman.com/noframes/pierre_kunz.html) and to a lesser degree Bulgari.

There are of course several brands I could have quite justifiably included, such as Jacob & Co, but I thought them not well known enough that putting them there would be of any value, even though one won't really find a watch that looks quite like theirs.
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I didn't, so, yes then, Tag has an original design. And I think their Grand Carrera watch is a bit unique. I don't have anything against Tag. As I said, I have a Tag, two actually. They are nice watches. I just didn't include them on the list. I don't see them as being at the forefront of design and style. It's nothing more than that.
Thats fine and well, I'm not a fan of Tag's either, but to deny them of having an orginial deisgn? Come on... the autavia, carrera, moanco... Heuer has been around a long time (long before being bought by TAG) and they made many watches that are considered highly collectible classics.

Statements such as "Tag started out by copying the Rolex look, not to the letter like Tudor did/does" make abosolutley no sense. Put in different terms, that would be like saying "Ford started out by copying the Chevy look, not to the letter like GMC did/does."

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Boy folks sure get their panties in a bunch if something they like or have heard of doesn't make it onto a list somewhere. LOL
I think that's an extreme exaggeration, but that's the price you pay for asking for opinions...
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I think that's an extreme exaggeration, but that's the price you pay for asking for opinions...
I only wanted opinions on the stuff that is listed. I don't what made folks have so much to say about what isn't.

But I guess you're right....
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calm down people. op is just trying to troll tag fans.
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I only wanted opinions on the stuff that is listed.
Oh... That wasn't clear to me.

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I think I get it, but why is Timex listed? At any rate, it looks like Tag won!

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Oh... That wasn't clear to me.

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I think I get it, but why is Timex listed? At any rate, it looks like Tag won!

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There're no winners or losers. I was just curious.
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calm down people. op is just trying to troll tag fans.
How much can that be so? I already said I own a couple Tags myself.
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Missed my favorite, Harry Winston, my other votes are ones I really like though, and of course the daily wear nod to a sensible Citizen. Doesn't shout, doesn't say anything about you, tells the time.
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Oh didn't realize This had turned into a TAG discussion. Screw TAG, it's as big a douche lure brand as BMW and Rolex.


This is how you troll...

Seriously though, watch the TAG crowd and see how important it is that you know they are wearing a TAG. = douchenozzle.


Nah, just trolling.... No opinion about TAG, thought the belt drive was awesome though.
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I didn't, so, yes then, Tag has an original design. And I think their Grand Carrera watch is a bit unique. I don't have anything against Tag. As I said, I have a Tag, two actually. They are nice watches. I just didn't include them on the list. I don't see them as being at the forefront of design and style. It's nothing more than that.
I agree. I would gladly wear a nice citizen over a Tag any day. There is nothing special about them.

Just another opinion.
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It's astounding to me that there's a whole cadre of folks hemming and hawing about Tag, but at least one very noteworthy brand, JLC, is also not on my list. Another notable omission is Piaget. Yet, I haven't seen one devotee of either of those brands make a fuss over it. Fans of Franck Muller didn't fuss over my misspelling the brand's name either. Why might that be? I suggest that it's because neither those folks, nor the watch brands, need validation from a list on B-post. They know the watch they favor is among the finest in the world and it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks about it. Ditto Oris, which fittingly enough has a connection with BMW.

In short, there are plenty of watches that actually deserve to be championed, particularly those from some generally unknown independent watch makers, to say nothing of the greats like JLC, Piaget, Glashutte, and others. I don't mind that folks are singing Tag's praises, deserved or not (it's not really my place or desire to say), what I do mind is them telling me there's something wrong with my list because Tag's not on it. The ones there are the ones I was curious about.

The reason for my curiosity was to find out what young people -- and most folks that participate on B-post are young to me -- think about the watches I listed. My kids are all approaching a graduation of one sort or other and as this forum is my sole "contact" with a large number of younger folks (18-25 year olds), I wanted to see what such folks thought of the brands I listed for a couple of them are brands I'm considering as graduation gifts.

Tag isn't one I'm going to buy, regardless of what folks thought. My daughter already has said she wants a Reverso, so that's likely what she'll get (not it gold, but it'll still be a Reverso). I don't care what folks think about the Reverso; I approve of her choice and I like that watch too, so much so that I may buy one for myself also. My middle child will finish a year behind my daughter and it was mostly for his benefit that I created the list.

Thanks all for your contributions apologies for not stating my intention at the outset. I really just wanted the votes.
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I agree. I would gladly wear a nice citizen over a Tag any day. There is nothing special about them.

Just another opinion.
I don't think there's much special about Tag either. They tell time well and they may appeal to folks visually. Certainly a couple did to me. But as I noted above, I wasn't aware of the Monaco, and it does have some measure of merit, both style wise and technologically. It doesn't appeal to me, but I have no issue with giving the Devil his due: it's a nifty watch. I don't know too much about it, but like belts on everything else, I suspect they will wear out, and do so sooner than the cogs that control other watches. That's just a supposition; I haven't any data showing whether that's actually what one should expect.
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Thanks all for your contributions apologies for not stating my intention at the outset. I really just wanted the votes.
I don't really have any interest in fancy watches, but it definitely would've helped to make your intention clear from the beginning. At least change the title to "Curious about brands that I like the most" haha.

Good luck with your daughter. I just googled Reverso, and those things cost more than all my personal apparel and accessories combined. Wow I'm sure she'll really appreciate that!
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I don't really have any interest in fancy watches, but it definitely would've helped to make your intention clear from the beginning. At least change the title to "Curious about brands that I like the most" haha.

Good luck with your daughter. I just googled Reverso, and those things cost more than all my personal apparel and accessories combined. Wow I'm sure she'll really appreciate that!
TY for your comments.

I'm sure she'll love it and it will be a good watch that will serve her well for whatever she may need a watch for. I didn't want to get my kids nice watches until after college so that I have a surer sense of whether the career they pursue will be one in which a fine time piece is appropriate or whether they would be better served by something more mundane. After all nobody needs a great watch if they are mostly going to sit behind a desk somewhere in the bowels of a government office. Nothing wrong with that as a job, but a $6K watch is hardly what one needs with such a position.
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I don't think anyone really needs a $6k watch. If you and your daughter like and really appreciate watches, don't worry about her job and just go ham. I know this isn't true in many industries, but apparel shouldn't be tied to your career. Dress to express, not impress. But I guess that's just my laid back San Francisco attitude. We don't have dress codes for anything haha. I go to meetings, nightclubs, Michelin starred restaurants with a goofy calculator watch, and everyone's very accepting. It's pretty great.

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I don't think anyone really needs a $6k watch. ...
Yes, nobody needs a $6K watch. Just as nobody needs a BMW. Both are indulgences. But at least one doesn't look out of place wearing one at Goldman. Strolling into the local DMV offices to give customers the next waiting ticket number wearing one would look a bit silly, though, IMO.
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For their position?

Is the watch for them or just to impress others?

I wear a watch of similar caliber every day, and I am just a lowly mechanic. Guess I should be wearing a knock off instead?!?!

I bought it for me. I really don't care what others think about it.
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For their position?

Is the watch for them or just to impress others?

I wear a watch of similar caliber every day, and I am just a lowly mechanic. Guess I should be wearing a knock off instead?!?!

I bought it for me. I really don't care what others think about it.
I just feel that public servants at that level should be a bit less flashy at work. I don't really want to think my tax dollars can afford one a $6K watch. I don't care if the person wearing it inherited it. It's just the perception.
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If people ask me about it, I tell them it's a knock-off.
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I think Patek is pretty much classic and will never go out of style, yet doesn't scream "nouveau riche" or trying too hard.

Of course, what's on my wrist any given day is Seiko, Longines, Omega, Marathon, or Vostok... (Seiko 007 actually gets the most wrist time; probably Marathon next.) All of 'em together wouldn't get me an "entry level" Patek...
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