Celebrity Watches Suck

If you’re a celebrity, the world is your Oyster. Alternatively, a $3m “one-of-a-kind Richard Mille RM 56-01 Tourbillon, decked out in green sapphire.” That’s according to hypebeast.com. dmarge.com pegs it at $2.5m. Truth be told, neither website gives a flying f*ck how much Jay-Z paid for his ugly ass watch. Or the fact that Shawn Carter probably paid zilch for “his” Mille. All the watch blogs care about is clicks and affiliate deals. That said . . .

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Engagement Watch – Seriously?

“As the vintage watch market booms and savvy collectors sell particularly in-demand models for a hefty profit, the engagement watch is beginning to emerge as an appealing alternative to the traditional engagement ring,” hypebae.com reveals. Wait. What? What does the “booming” vintage watch market have to do with the idea that men are buying their beloved a watch in lieu of an engagement ring? I’ll save you the click. Nothing. As for the “engagement watch,” is that even a thing?

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Underrated Watch Brands – 3 of the Best

The 6 Most Popular Brands for Luxury Watches, the headline at 1stdibs.com announces. Are they measuring the number of searches or sales? Former New York Times advertorialist Karen Quarles ain’t sayin’. But she is naming names: Patek Philippe, Cartier, Rolex, OMEGA, Piaget and Breitling. Hmmm. What about underrated watch brands? And where are . . .

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Watch Beauty – It Is What It Is

In One Direction‘s song What Makes You Beautiful, the lads advise the object of their collective affection “You don’t know you’re beautiful, oh oh. That’s what makes you beautiful.” So the fact that the subject of the song doesn’t know she’s beautiful makes her beautiful. And since they just told her, now she knows, so she’s not beautiful. Awesome. When it comes to watches – non-sentient objects all – beauty is in the eye of the beholder, not the beheld. But we can still tease out some of the factors that make watch beauty for a large number of people . . .

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New Watch Alert: 10/7/2020

OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch Silver Snoopy Award 50th Anniversary – $9600 OMEGA makes more Moonwatch models than there are stars in the sky. More or less. New watch alert! The latest model celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Silver Snoopy Award NASA gave OMEGA 1970, when Apollo 13 astronauts used an Speedmaster to time the 14 second burn that stopped them fromĀ  ricocheting off the Earth’s atmosphere into space. So a good story for a watch with a cheerful dial. But wait! There’s more!

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