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    Vintage/Reissues

    What are your thoughts on vintage reissue releases? Has it run it's course or are you a fan? Are you a fan of watches that have an antique look with faux patina?


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    Yeah no faux patina for me. This aged look is a big no for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyscrappyheropup View Post
    Still love them, no faux aging for me.



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    What he said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cybotron View Post
    Yeah no faux patina for me. This aged look is a big no for me.

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    Those Lacos are ridiculous.

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    I don't have a definitive answer to your question, Richard. There are some reissues looking much better than the originals but the opposite is also true. The Laco is an example of everything that could go wrong - they didn't make a watch, but a caricature of a watch.

    I can accept the patina - on some new models - as just another colour. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

    We must not forget we're dealing here with a lot of nostalgia (often wrong) historical concepts, romanticized false memories, some lack of creativity and a pre-owned market becoming a relatively important player. Quite a mix.
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    We’re in a retrograde age with watches to suit. There’s no doubt, though, that watches had a Golden Age, so we’re almost bound to revisit that.

    But retro as a style is pretty shallow. Referencing the past is more convincing than repeating it, or coming up with a sepia pastiche.

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    depends why done for me if simple down to money then would lean away from it ... well not so much money as greed ...

    I mean some ones great grandsons might take up a family name make a poor quality copy and then do a few that are super elitist to get hold of one then god no....

    but if some one is doing it for the right reasons then yes great why not... how many times have we read people post would so have that if it was bigger think size has a lot to do with it their are some great 30mm to 38mm watches not getting the attention they deserve because they are too small then yes great as I said or even making then quartz just to make life easier as a grab and go watch . mech always need to be set wound up etc etc .

    so suppose reason as in greed over the need and want of re creating a classic to give watch nuts a chance on some long gone master pieces FOR ALL TO OWN not a select few who probably don't give a dam on the history of the watch just that it hard to get and expensive look at me item

    and fake patinas says it all really
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    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post

    Referencing the past is more convincing than repeating it, or coming up with a sepia pastiche.
    True. But we all know the past is a permanent reinvention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CFR View Post
    I don't have a definitive answer to your question, Richard. There are some reissues looking much better than the originals but the opposite is also true. The Laco is an example of everything that could go wrong - they didn't make a watch, but a caricature of a watch.

    I can accept the patina - on some new models - as just another colour. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

    We must not forget we're dealing here with a lot of nostalgia (often wrong) historical concepts, romanticized false memories, some lack of creativity and a pre-owned market becoming a relatively important player. Quite a mix.
    Totally agree with this statement

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