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    beating up your fine tools

    A bit odd, but I honestly get a kick when I see someone with a truly USED, borderline abused, fine time-piece. The nicer the piece the cooler it is.
    Anyone else? Any pics?
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    Re: beating up your fine tools

    Quote Originally Posted by aaamax View Post
    A bit odd, but I honestly get a kick when I see someone with a truly USED, borderline abused, fine time-piece. The nicer the piece the cooler it is.
    Anyone else? Any pics?
    Beating up a fine watch would strike me more as a waste of money.
    Last edited by John MS; May 11th, 2014 at 22:15.
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    Re: beating up your fine tools

    Beating up a fine watch would strike me more as a waste of money.
    Agree. Save the pain for the Invictas...........
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    Re: beating up your fine tools

    Quote Originally Posted by Nokie View Post
    Agree. Save the pain for the Invictas...........
    Assuming, of course, you would wear one often enough to beat-it-up...
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    Re: beating up your fine tools

    It's all a matter of opinion, but completely agree- there's nothing cooler in my mind than a watch that's had a bit of tough love a 5513 sub or 1675 GMT master, or a Bremont or Sinn or something… definitely! I think "babying" watches is boring, what's the point in having a shock resistant, water resistant, magnetic field resistant or whatever resistant watch if your afraid of it getting scratched up a bit!

    There are obvious exceptions though... A Calatrava, for example, should pick up some signs of wear, but shouldn't look like it's been on the wrist of a construction worker every day for years.

    Just my two cents!
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    Re: beating up your fine tools

    Accumulated wear and tear from everyday use is one thing and I agree it can give the watch its own character and ‘personality’ so to speak. But anyone caught beating up a nice watch on purpose should be flogged publicly in the town square whilst wearing a shirt saying "I am a watch abuser".

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    Re: beating up your fine tools

    I equate this to seeing a Ferrari at a track day, being driven as it was designed to be driven lol
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    Re: beating up your fine tools

    I baby my watches even though they can take the abuse.





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    Re: beating up your fine tools

    Quote Originally Posted by Mediocre View Post
    I equate this to seeing a Ferrari at a track day, being driven as it was designed to be driven lol
    Your local Ferrari service agent would LOVE for every owner to believe that. Then the damned thing would be in the shop 50% of the time instead of the normal 25%.
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    Re: beating up your fine tools

    Quote Originally Posted by John MS View Post
    Beating up a fine watch would strike me more as a waste of money.
    Buying a fine watch that is entombed in a drawer of some kind most of the time would be seen by some as just as much of a waste of money.
    Last edited by Monocrom; May 12th, 2014 at 05:08. Reason: Typo.
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