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    The "what were they thinking" thread

    I sometimes see watches that make me scratch my head in wonder.

    Any comments or alternstive names welcome...

    I will start with the Engelhardt "Piston head"



    A ladies GMT dress fashion watch with serrated fixed bezel and a piston head crown at 4 o'clock

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    Well if it's ok to magnify the date with a cyclops. Let's start with this as a concept!



    Which watch today Churchy?

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    Wow, that crown is ginormous.

    Here's a watch I wouldn't pay $.71 for let along the $71,000 it seems to go for.



    It would probably go well with...


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    Almost as bad is their current version. At least they omitted the leopard skin...

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    Just don't understand why you would put these monstrosities on a watch

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    sent from kindle fire

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    The Montegrappa designed by Sylvestor Stallone

    Grand Seiko SBGR053 Nomos Tangomat Datum ​Tudor Pelagos ​Grand Seiko SBGA011

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    Pretty much any Hublot or AP ROO




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    How about this one? Did someone give a kid a box of crayons and say, Design me a watch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watchbug View Post
    How about this one? Did someone give a kid a box of crayons and say, Design me a watch?

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    I have to say I quite like that watch. I don't think I will buy one now but I might pick one up down the line

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watchbug View Post
    How about this one? Did someone give a kid a box of crayons and say, Design me a watch?

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    A kid with crayons I can understand. They're still working on fine motor skills and don't have a clear understanding of design or colors. However, this watch was designed by two adults and that's the frightening thing about it. What can I say that hasn't been said already said on this or the other forum. The 6 that looks like the date but isn't. The actual date window that gets lost on the busy dial. The "made you look" sub-dials that aren't sub-dials. I can understand putting a design there but why put a printed subdial at the 9? Even if it's racing inspired, it comes off as super cheap.

    It's admirable the brand owner has a "I make what I like" attitude. However, for someone who has completed multiple watches, I'm surprised he so grossly misjudged the demand this watch. Despite this, I hear some people like it. At least 48 KS backers. And good for them. Seeing as how it's only a third funded on KS with 10 days to go means that at the very least, the 48 backers will be saved from a buying mistake if the project dies.
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