|"Even divers aren't wearing dive watches anymore..." .|
The Watch Snob is in.
You may think you know , but let's be real -- you just don’t. Let me, a true horological aficionado, enlighten your plebeian minds as to what makes a real watch, what you should wear when, and what to do with those old watches of yours. All the opinions expressed by the Watch Snob are my own and are just that -- opinions. Don’t worry, though. AskMen will still be bringing you great features on interesting watches to buy, both old and new ar5952, expensive and cheap. But for those who would like a truly discerning opinion on timepieces, let the Watch Snob decree.
Hi Watch Snob,
I've been buying a new watch every two years or so, and I am currently looking for a piece to celebrate a special anniversary.
I am not a diver but, for some strange reason, I am attracted to dive watches. My previous purchases included a Sector, Breitling Seawolf, , Panerai Luminor GMT, and a Girard Perregaux Sea Hawk II.
Although El Primero is quite nice, I've been disappointed with in the last years, and Audemars Piguet is out of reach for now. Designer watches (Omega, Tag Men armani watches, Ulysse Nardin, and Concord) are out of the equation. Here are some of the criterion that are important for this special Armani ar5953 one: history of the brand, in-house movement, a maximum of 44mm, and below 10K.
Stephane, it’s time to move past your adolescent frogman fantasies. Even divers aren’t wearing dive watches anymore, and frankly, nothing says “poser” like a 1,000-meter water-resistant, helium-valved monstrosity on your wrist. I was briefly heartened to read your disdain for designer watches, but be armani watches for men sale careful who you lump into that group. While I think Omega has gotten a little bit above its station in recent years, it has a few models -- particularly with the in-house 8500 caliber -- that merit a second look.
I’m glad you mentioned the El Primero. Just when Thierry Nataf was inspiring murderous thoughts among otherwise docile horologists for his crazed leadership of Zenith, the company dumped him. Now that it has a more reasonable CEO (with a sense of history and Armani watches 2013 restraint), I believe the company is headed for better days. You really can&rsquo ar5905;t go wrong with any of the El Primero lineup these days, and the watches meet most, if not all, of your criteria. I can forgive its overlapping subdials because of the gorgeous, groundbreaking movements that lie behind them.
Hi Watch Snob,
I enjoy reading your articles and explanations of watches, but I'm still a newbie to understanding a lot about them and what really sets watches and their price points apart from one another. I know that your taste for watches is rather extravagant, primarily for my taste, since I am a student in college and I cannot afford a watch in the price ranges that most of the watches you review are in. For me, I think I could spend on my first nondigital watch about $300 to $400 or so. I was wondering what you think about the Emporio Armani watches, because I think they look great for their price and have a fairly high amount of variation between shapes and color choices. Thanks!
When it comes to , I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Watch companies should make watches, and fashion designers should stick to raincoats and eau de toilette. Sure, Ralph Lauren is making a splash with his new watch line --with a lot of help from the elves over at IWC, Piaget and Jaeger-LeCoultre. But even for a novice collector like you with limited funds, there are far better options than the watch case at Mall Wart.
Consider buying a . The online sales forums and auction sites are brimming with fine Omega and Longines mechanical timepieces in your price range.