So, a propos of nothing, some of my least favorite inappropriate and misapplied words and phrases used to describe vintage watches:
Calatrava—I see this word used to describe all kinds of dials, and not just on Hodinkee. Is there actually some standard for this, beyond Patek Philippe?
Military (or “military style”)—ditto. I know there are standards for military watches, but you’d never guess it on eBay.
Bauhaus—there is actually a kind of recognizable style for this, but I’ve seen the word applied to just about anything, sometimes apparently confused with “art deco.”
“Rare vintage brevete watch,” as if breveté were the name of a watch company or style—how hard is it to look up the French word for “patented"?
Crankier than usual today.