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Galvez1978
Jose A. Galvez
Sep 26, 2012 1:55 AM
This it's a real great watch, but it's very expensive.
BiGCoB
Francois C
Sep 26, 2012 2:12 AM
It depends on what you want to buy.

Personnaly, I just don't care of what's in the watch itself and I'm more looking the external design of a watch. That's why I have a Time Tank around my wrist all day long and 355 days a year.
Now, if you want to get classic watches with a great movement, then yes you have to go with "real" luxury swiss watch.

And I'm not an expert in watches ...

BTW, that Zenith watch is very expensive indeed, and in the same time, the design is just classicaly boring. I wouldn't exchange my Time Tank for it.
oogie
paul mcj
Sep 26, 2012 7:17 AM
I am pretty much in the same camp as Francois. My affection for watches is just because they are Oakley and many have some pretty killer designs. I doubt many would really stand up for Oakley in a quality watch throw-down argument. I don't know watches, but I know and love Oakley, and they make some pretty cool watches.
Pez
The Dispenser of Truth. Jason Wong
Sep 26, 2012 9:10 AM
Here's the thing about mechanical watches. They suck at maintaining accurate time. Period. every single one of them measures accuracy in + or - several seconds per day. Tourbillons and other exotic complications help to correct this, but nothing on earth comes close to the accuracy of a quartz watch, at least nothing you can wear on your wrist. Even a $10 watch keeps better time than a Zenith, Panerai, or Rolex. I can think of no other eccentricity other than watch collection that this is the case. Audiophiles have tubes and vinyl, but a very excellent argument can be made that they are literally superior sounding than solid state. I for one use tubes in my setup. Classic cars were made with steel engine blocks not aluminum. Another collectors piece that an arguement can be made where the old school is superior. But watches? Pure nostalgia, pure fascination with a mechanical thing simply because it is purely mechanical. No logic involved, no argument can be made otherwise. That said, I think us Oakey fanatics rocking 30+ different shade can respect the idea if owning something because we carry a deep appreciation for design and uniqueness.

Written by a dude with Oakleys, homemade tube amps, a Time Tank, and a Panerai watch.
Oak
Twenty Fifty
Sep 26, 2012 9:42 AM
The appeal of a mechanical timepiece is in the artistry, craftsmanship, history, cool factor and cachet. To a certain extent, performance is a relatively small factor. Some appreciate it, some don't. Even Oakley's warming up to mechanicals by putting automatic movements in only their Elite watches (until the GB Auto comes out anyway), but it's certainly not for everyone.. I can appreciate why someone would prefer an Oakley watch (or quartzes in general) over the other finer brands as equally as I can see why someone would prefer Tag Heuer eyewear over Oakley. As the cliche goes, different strokes for different folks.

On another note, that Zenith Defy Classic Open looks amazing!
yelkao
Dan
Sep 26, 2012 6:28 PM
I can see both sides. I'm more with Francois, Paul and Jason. I agree with Oak as well. Yeah, I'm all over the place. Bottom line for me is I'm an Oakley fan and I love their designs. I think you can love watches and even be a connoisseur without being into the Rolex realm. I have a lot of watches that experts would turn their noses up at. The point goes back to the look for me. I like both understated and OTT style watches. I also like quality and to a lot of people Oakley would be quality and semi-high end as well. Let's face it O watches may not cost $20,000 or $100,000 but most people would think a watch over a few hundred dollars is expensive. I talked to someone the other day about my Blade and he asked what the retail was and I got a "What?!" So it's all relative.
BiGCoB
Francois C
Sep 26, 2012 7:05 PM
In any case, if someone can get some Urwerk watches for Oakley pricetag, I'm in ^_^
LEX7
EJ Man
Sep 26, 2012 10:11 PM
Francois you eval man, i was living a happy oblivious life not knowing about Urwerk watches. then i googled them now i must have one. just might be the coolest watches ever, they remind me of rogue design stuff!
Dann
Dann Thombs
Sep 26, 2012 10:36 PM
'How much can they cost?' I ask. I Google. I close my browser.
BiGCoB
Francois C
Sep 26, 2012 11:36 PM
Francois you eval man, i was living a happy oblivious life not knowing about Urwerk watches. then i googled them now i must have one. just might be the coolest watches ever, they remind me of rogue design stuff!
Sorry for that.
A hundred millions euros will be in game Friday at the Euromillions game. Play, win and remember who got you discover the brand ^_^
Pez
The Dispenser of Truth. Jason Wong
Sep 27, 2012 1:15 AM
Ya, that Urwerk is what I'm talking about! Design beyond purpose, meet price beyond reason.
Galvez1978
Jose A. Galvez
Sep 27, 2012 2:10 AM
Urwerk are incredible watches and have models that works with air !!!
I love Oakley, but in watches i prefer other brands, sorry!!
Look my Zenith Defy Xtreme Open, It's AMAZING!!


Pez
The Dispenser of Truth. Jason Wong
Sep 27, 2012 7:35 AM
The face of that watches is amazing! I honestly am not to crazy about the band or bezel, but the face is great.
BiGCoB
Francois C
Sep 27, 2012 12:20 PM
Honestly, that kind of design doesn't excite me at all.
No offence here, but the face looks like a kid watch with the fans-looking inserts and over-ornated design. And I'm with Jason about band and bezel.
I admit that this will suit a formal wear better than a Time Tank.
But it's all about personal tastes. ^_^

Maybe we could move those messages in a new thread to keep the new release thread clean ?
ROMEO
The- O
Sep 27, 2012 1:13 PM
I will always stick with oakley watches no matter what. Even if they are not perfect, it doesnt matter. I love oakley design.
Dann
Dann Thombs
Sep 27, 2012 4:26 PM
Moving to it's own thread.
Oak
Twenty Fifty
Sep 27, 2012 4:42 PM
Very nice, Jose. Your watch collection is very impressive.
O-TasMiC
Ben Jorgensen
Sep 27, 2012 5:14 PM
I've always had this deal with my girlfriend that when we get married, since I will have spent a tremendous amount on a ring and diamond, that she would get me the one watch I have always wanted, the Omege Sea Master Planet Ocean
monster_beetle
Jules Neefjes
Sep 27, 2012 5:21 PM
I think Braun makes some pretty neat watches. I like the minimalistic stuff quite a lot too. Classic design from the 70's. But still modern :)

http://www.braun-clocks.com/watches
Oak
Twenty Fifty
Sep 27, 2012 5:31 PM
You've got great taste, Ben. Good pick.
BiGCoB
Francois C
Sep 27, 2012 8:51 PM
I like when designers just go crazy :

MB&H HM4 Thunderbolt


Don't ask the price tag Dann, you'll have to close your browser again.

*Cough cough $158K cough cough*
Dann
Dann Thombs
Sep 27, 2012 9:54 PM
It's okay, I give that 5 minutes before I whack it on a door frame while walking by and ruin it.
O-TasMiC
Ben Jorgensen
Sep 27, 2012 9:59 PM
If it's good enough for James Bond, then its good enough for me.
flippj
paul jewiss
Sep 27, 2012 10:06 PM
thunderbolt reminds me a little of some of the early storm alien watches



Galvez1978
Jose A. Galvez
Sep 27, 2012 10:54 PM
The Planet Ocean it's very very nice, good choice! In titanium it's very light and more difficult to scratch
 
 
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