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    Favourite watch adverts

    A post by Der Amf in the MWC thread got me thinking about watch advertising and led me to revisit this favourite Rolex ad of mine.



    I think it does so many things right. It's visually striking and manages to combine the appeal of both luxury and lifestyle in the brief text.
    The first line is amazing: "This is the watch we engineered for the lonely places".
    That it's an ad for a watch I love doesn't hurt either.

    Which ads really strike a chord with you?
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    Ha! Touche
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    I find it interesting that he says 'I *carried* your watch to the summit', not 'I wore it'
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    Quote Originally Posted by OhDark30 View Post
    I find it interesting that he says 'I *carried* your watch to the summit', not 'I wore it'
    On that basis maybe it should have been "My Sherpa carried your watch to the summit"
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatmeworry View Post
    A post by Der Amf in the MWC thread got me thinking about watch advertising and led me to revisit this favourite Rolex ad of mine.



    I think it does so many things right. It's visually striking and manages to combine the appeal of both luxury and lifestyle in the brief text.
    The first line is amazing: "This is the watch we engineered for the lonely places".
    That it's an ad for a watch I love doesn't hurt either.

    Which ads really strike a chord with you?
    That's one of my favourites. I even ripped it off a couple of years ago;

    Omega Ad 8 - Copy B&W.jpg

    An Italian Rolex forum went to town on me for that one. I wanted to respond, but that would have meant signing up and joining just to make a reply. Couldn't be bothered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teeritz View Post
    That's one of my favourites. I even ripped it off a couple of years ago;

    Omega Ad 8 - Copy B&W.jpg

    An Italian Rolex forum went to town on me for that one. I wanted to respond, but that would have meant signing up and joining just to make a reply. Couldn't be bothered.
    That's superb
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    The ad that started my 43-year-and-counting love affair with LED watches. From late 1972:
    Pulsar ad.jpg

    I have another Pulsar ad around here somewhere. I'll post it when I find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by popoki nui View Post
    The ad that started my 43-year-and-counting love affair with LED watches. From late 1972:
    Pulsar ad.jpg

    I have another Pulsar ad around here somewhere. I'll post it when I find it.

    ~Sherry.


    So the battery gives you about 3 hours 10 mins of display....
    .....I'm never bitching about my phone battery again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post


    So the battery gives you about 3 hours 10 mins of display....
    .....I'm never bitching about my phone battery again
    If you were lucky! Most LED watch owners pushed the button way more than 25 times a day, at least at first. Most of us managed to get only six months out of a set of batteries. Many of us LED-heads thought that was a small price to pay in exchange for having such a revolutionary piece on our wrists. Some of us still do.

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