You would need to have seen the most recent episodes of South Park to understand this right off the top. Member Berries are basically a metaphor for sometimes, instead of innovating and moving the world forward, people prefer to soak in nostalgia, sit back, be lazy, and "member the good times". South Park has so far tied this into the latest Star Wars release. Apparently the writers just thought the movie was lazy lol. Anyways, it made me think about how this could relate to the watch world.
Do you guys find all the recent throwback heritage watch models to be really cool and worth the money, or lazy and relying on nostalgia too much and not innovations in build/design? Tudor comes to mind, with its heritage throwbacks, which I love. But watching South Park made me think deeper about it (As South Park always seems to do...), and made me wonder if Tudor was kind of the "member berries" of the watch world.
"Member big crowns with no crown guards?!"
"Yeah! I love big crowns with no crown guards!"
"Member when men's watches were 36mm?!"
"Member the Tudor rose, snowflake hands, the Monte Carlo, and the Ranger?!"
"Yeah I member!"
This isn't exclusive to Tudor either. I can think of multiple watch companies that are guilty. Oris 65, Longines Legend Diver, Hamilton's Pan Europ just to name a few. I want to be clear that I have nothing against Tudor at all, I have a Pelagos and its my favorite watch, I'll never part with it. Just thought it was an interesting discussion point. I know Tudor has plenty of watches that are innovative and aren't throwbacks.