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    NY Times "Watches to Watch"

    In today's NY Times. Not really interested in any of them, but the sideways VC is interesting...not at $25k though. I'll wait for the Alpha version!

    Here's the link.
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    I'll pass, it's about as stupid as the Asymmetic and the 1972. They must have hired Wally and made him VP of Design.

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    It looks whacky to me also but you wouldn't need raise your wrist all the way to read the time.

    If you were typing for example, you wouldn't need to move to read the time (of course you could just get the time form your computer but that's no fun).

    I've always thought the same thing about date windows at 4/5 o'clock.

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    Re: NY Times "Watches to Watch"

    Quote Originally Posted by Sodiac View Post
    In today's NY Times. Not really interested in any of them, but the sideways VC is interesting...not at $25k though. I'll wait for the Alpha version!

    Here's the link.
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    If I hit the lottery, that VC is in my top 3.

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    Well that makes sense (that it's a driving watch).

    I find the addition of a Ralph Lauren watch interesting. In my mind they are still to jump the fashion barrier that Chanel has jumped. I'm not sure they can do it without a standout like the J12.
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    I like it, just need to buy a vintage car that doesn't have a clock on the dash, then it will be useful when I'm driving:)

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    They can get Jason Statham to wear it for the next Transporter movie
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    Re: NY Times "Watches to Watch"

    Quote Originally Posted by Sodiac View Post
    In today's NY Times. Not really interested in any of them, but the sideways VC is interesting...not at $25k though. I'll wait for the Alpha version!

    Here's the link.
    Heaven help us if that design catches on as a fad. IWC could be next up with a dial rotated 180 degrees and completely upside down! The driving watch pretty much fell flat in the 1930's. For good reason.
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    There used to be a company that mounted a watch with that orientation on the back of a motorcycle glove. But with most road bikes having a factory clock these days, probably went the way of the dodo.

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