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    I was just wondering WHY???

    I was just wondering why watch manufacturers always use drawn pictures to present their watches.
    I always have to start a search on the internet to find pictures of the real watch or even better videos on youtube to see if the watch looks as expected.

    For an example I took this platinum Rolex but it's not just Rolex they almost all do this.

    This is how it looks on the Rolex website.

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    I think the real deal looks so much better.

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    Or maybe even a better way of presentation is a wrist-shot.

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    And I think Mikeylacroix can do a lot better.

    What's your opinion?
    Because we all have a passion for watches.
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    Re: I was just wondering WHY???

    It isn't drawn, it is the photo of the real deal but highly photoshopped. There's a video of how this is done somewhere on youtube.
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    Re: I was just wondering WHY???

    i don't have a platinum daytona :(
    so i will use a sub here instead
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    my shoutout goes to
    Leicashot & CMTFR
    Last edited by mikeylacroix; August 25th, 2014 at 13:05.


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    Re: I was just wondering WHY???

    I'm not sure about this either. Will be interested in some answers.
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    Re: I was just wondering WHY???

    Quote Originally Posted by mew88 View Post
    It isn't drawn, it is the photo of the real deal but highly photoshopped. There's a video of how this is done somewhere on youtube.
    Thank you.
    Ok I understand it's photoshopped, they probably do this to highlight the details but I still think an actual photo looks more appealing to me.
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    Re: I was just wondering WHY???

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeylacroix View Post
    i don't have a platinum daytona :(
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    my shoutout goes to
    Leicashot & CMTFR

    Like always beautiful shots.
    What's your opinion as an Rolex enthusiast, photoshop or real picture???
    Because we all have a passion for watches.
    Like my page on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheWatchPage

    My affordable's: IngersollGrand Canyon, Vostok EuropeGaz 14 Limousine, OrientBlue Mako XL, OrientFET0P002B, AnconSea Shadow, MovadoSports Edition,TheoremaToronto, XenScroll 2nd xq 0117, Aeromatic 1912A1236 Chronograph, LuminoxA.3051.BO, CasioG-Shock, DeTomasoFirenze, DeTomasoAlessio, Kenneth ColeTouchscreen,

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    Re: I was just wondering WHY???

    Quote Originally Posted by R.P.J. Jansen View Post
    Like always beautiful shots.
    What's your opinion as an Rolex enthusiast, photoshop or real picture???
    my visceral reaction towards rolex has always been to pictures taken by everybody here (and other sites)
    I suppose the photoshopping is for congruency..kinda like how Mcdonalds taste the same everywhere
    u want the watches to look the same on every media..?
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    Re: I was just wondering WHY???

    NM Rolex, Grand Seiko is the KING at making the crappiest, most awful media images of their watches. They shop them to such a degree they hardly resemble the product anymore.

    This is their official shot of my SBGA075 /: /



    On another note, guess who just got a new macro lens? :)
    Y'all gonna be seeing a lot more GS up close reaaal soon....Please try to contain your excitement :P


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    Re: I was just wondering WHY???

    My guess is that they only want a basic, clinically-clean representation in their brochures. Then, when a customer goes to a shop to see them in person, they're amazed by how great the watches really look. If the pics were all drop-dead gorgeous, maybe the live impression wouldn't be so great.
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    Re: I was just wondering WHY???

    Taking photos of watches for ads is very difficult because of the many reflective surfaces. The results you see are based on attempts to take all superfluous light and reflections out of the picture.

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