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    The Black Sheep Thread

    Thanks to Der Amf's thread on, shall we say, interesting Vacherons, I can't get the idea of nominating other brand's ugly ducklings out of my head. In particular, I would love to see the mis-steps of otherwise respectable brands. Those watches that either (a) a brand would love to disavow if they could, or (b) a model that sticks out like a sore thumb from the rest of the brand's offerings. An example that instantly comes to mind: any Zenith Defy Xtreme model.

    My rule for the nominees is simple. Blinged out versions of otherwise decent looking models are excluded--blinged out versions of already ugly watches may be acceptable. Almost any watch can be made hideous by throwing a lot of diamonds at it.

    Here's the Vacheron that inspired this thread:

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    I'm looking forward to seeing what you guys can dig up. I have a feeling many of these watches have already been buried.

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    Rolling Stones Zenith


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    Quote Originally Posted by 93EXCivic View Post


    Rolling Stones Zenith


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    That is grotesque.

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    Great idea for a thread Fuzzy, and by extension, Der Amf. I know there are many who don't really care for any Rado, but as a fan of the brand I feel fully qualified in nominating this and feel others won't disagree. I present the worst watch Rado ever designed, the Xeramo.

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    I had blocked that Zenith from my memory. I remember thinking that was the most half-arsed special edition every made when it came out. It's almost like they forgot that they were supposed to be coming up with a special watch and slapped the logo on at the last minute to make the deadline.

    Henry, that is one awful Rado. And I defer to your wisdom in all things Rado.

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    Not cool Nomos, not cool


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    What is it with the Rolling Stones and bad watch designs? I was trying to find a Seiko Galante model that I remembered being particularly turned off by and ran across this Baselworld 2012 release from Seiko.

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    Here's another contender from Panerai.

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    I saw this one just today and I know Ralph Lauren have been trying to make a name as a serious watch maker/designer but there are so many things here I dislike..
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    Well, someone was bound to post it here. Might as well be me.

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