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    Non-negotiable Deal Breakers

    What are your Three (I picked an arbitrary number since 5 seemed too picky and 10 seemed somewhat churlish) Deal Breakers when it comes to choosing a watch?
    Imagine that price is no object here...meaning that you can afford anything you see (and I wish it was me but it isn't).

    What are the Three features/qualities on a watch that would cause you to write it off immediately without a second glance.

    Mine are as follows:
    1. Covered with pointless diamonds.
    2. Made out of a ridiculous precious metal.
    3. Chief selling feature is Celebrity Endorsement.

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    Re: Non-negotiable Deal Breakers

    1. Mercedes hands - unless replaceable / modifiable with another set.
    2. "Unreadable" hands - for being practically the same color as the dial.
    3. Integrated bracelets - for making strap change near-impossible
    4. Formerly Worn by Zsa Zsa Gabor or Liberace
    5. "Celebrity designer" quartz watches - the kind Alessi puts out. Abominable!
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    Re: Non-negotiable Deal Breakers

    If I like a watch enough I can forgive it most things - even celebrity endorsements and sill sponsorship deals.

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    Re: Non-negotiable Deal Breakers

    Quote Originally Posted by Chronopolis View Post
    1. Mercedes hands - unless replaceable / modifiable with another set.
    2. "Unreadable" hands - for being practically the same color as the dial.
    3. Integrated bracelets - for making strap change near-impossible
    4. Formerly Worn by Zsa Zsa Gabor or Liberace
    5. "Celebrity designer" quartz watches - the kind Alessi puts out. Abominable!
    Mercedes hands? Like the Rolex stuff? yeah..they're a bit eww
    I've had integrated bracelets before...kinda like Starck + Design + Watches

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    Re: Non-negotiable Deal Breakers

    1) Use of diamonds or other jewels as "bling" - that is, functional jewels (movement, crystal) are fine, anything else just makes the watch tacky
    2) Integrated bracelets
    3) Size. Above 42mm just isn't going to work on my 6 inch wrists.

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    Re: Non-negotiable Deal Breakers

    1. Rolex
    2. Hublot
    3. Invicta

    j/k

    Other than ridiculously big size watches, I couldn't think of any other deal breakers for me. I do prefer watches with date, but not a deal breaker.
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    Re: Non-negotiable Deal Breakers

    1. Overly reflective hands. I can't stand hands that become invisible if the light hits them at the wrong angle. This describes pretty much any unbrushed silver-color hand, which is unfortunately very popular in dressier watches (I can make an exception if the hand includes a non-reflective painted marker of reasonable size somewhere on it)

    2. Anything over 38mm (95% of the time)

    3. Integrated bracelets / non- standard lugs. I don't like bracelets, so if I can't change it to leather, I'm not buying it.

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    Re: Non-negotiable Deal Breakers

    1. Quartz
    2. Over 43mm
    3. Under 39mm
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    Re: Non-negotiable Deal Breakers

    Integrated bracelet
    Weird lugs
    Complicated dial
    Too much bling

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    Re: Non-negotiable Deal Breakers

    (1) Size...42mm Max.
    (2) No. diamonds.
    (3) No Blackout finishes.
    (4) No rubber coatings.
    Any watches posted may be seen as gifts,borrowed or found property and not as personal property of Little Big Feather.

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