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    Watch photos...why?

    When people take photos of their watches why do they take a photo obscured by their shirt/jacket cuff. Why do people take photos of the watch with an "interesting" background - just saw a photo where someone had a bonfire in the background, wtf is that about?
    I also find it funny when someone takes a photo of their watch resting on some pseudo intellectual book or manuscript - what are they trying to imply? Or the photos of watches with a whiskey glass and a cigar....

    I would personally want to see a watch on a plain background, or fully visible on a wrist so I can calculate the size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DennisR View Post
    When people take photos of their watches why do they take a photo obscured by their shirt/jacket cuff. Why do people take photos of the watch with an "interesting" background - just saw a photo where someone had a bonfire in the background, wtf is that about?
    I also find it funny when someone takes a photo of their watch resting on some pseudo intellectual book or manuscript - what are they trying to imply? Or the photos of watches with a whiskey glass and a cigar....

    I would personally want to see a watch on a plain background, or fully visible on a wrist so I can calculate the size.
    I personally would rather see wrists that look like they have lifted something more than a 50mm watch and a 12-ounce can of beer, but we can't all have what we want.

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    Re: Watch photos...why?

    Quote Originally Posted by DennisR View Post
    When people take photos of their watches why do they take a photo obscured by their shirt/jacket cuff. Why do people take photos of the watch with an "interesting" background - just saw a photo where someone had a bonfire in the background, wtf is that about?
    I also find it funny when someone takes a photo of their watch resting on some pseudo intellectual book or manuscript - what are they trying to imply? Or the photos of watches with a whiskey glass and a cigar....

    I would personally want to see a watch on a plain background, or fully visible on a wrist so I can calculate the size.
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    Watch photos...why?

    To each his own. I personally would get bored very quickly if every pic was just a watch with a white background.

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    Re: Watch photos...why?

    Quote Originally Posted by DennisR View Post
    When people take photos of their watches why do they take a photo obscured by their shirt/jacket cuff. Why do people take photos of the watch with an "interesting" background - just saw a photo where someone had a bonfire in the background, wtf is that about?
    I also find it funny when someone takes a photo of their watch resting on some pseudo intellectual book or manuscript - what are they trying to imply? Or the photos of watches with a whiskey glass and a cigar....

    I would personally want to see a watch on a plain background, or fully visible on a wrist so I can calculate the size.
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    Re: Watch photos...why?

    Quote Originally Posted by DennisR View Post
    When people take photos of their watches why do they take a photo obscured by their shirt/jacket cuff. Why do people take photos of the watch with an "interesting" background - just saw a photo where someone had a bonfire in the background, wtf is that about?
    I also find it funny when someone takes a photo of their watch resting on some pseudo intellectual book or manuscript - what are they trying to imply? Or the photos of watches with a whiskey glass and a cigar....

    I would personally want to see a watch on a plain background, or fully visible on a wrist so I can calculate the size.
    1) Practicality: Show how it looks in use, on the wrist of an actual person. Most of us have the capacity to find a close-up photo of a watch on the interwebs (god-bless manufacturer websites). It's much harder to find an appropriate wrist shot that displays size and look accurately, especially when many of us don't have access to brick and mortar shops to try a watch on.
    2) Artistic Expression: Lemmings always take the same picture.
    3) You can take your pictures however you like; I promise there won't be any reprisal.
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    Re: Watch photos...why?

    Quote Originally Posted by DennisR View Post
    When people take photos of their watches why do they take a photo obscured by their shirt/jacket cuff. Why do people take photos of the watch with an "interesting" background - just saw a photo where someone had a bonfire in the background, wtf is that about?
    I also find it funny when someone takes a photo of their watch resting on some pseudo intellectual book or manuscript - what are they trying to imply? Or the photos of watches with a whiskey glass and a cigar....

    I would personally want to see a watch on a plain background, or fully visible on a wrist so I can calculate the size.
    i think it would be fair to say a good proportion of members here enjoy photography , certainly enjoy to photograph their watches and i personally like to see that someone has taken the trouble to display and light their prized watch rather than lay it on the kitchen tablecloth and mobile phone it! taking a photo in situe is enjoyable and often tells you a little more about the owner - my initial opinion of you from your first post showing your collection with nice quality photos granted is that you only like the colour yellow and show no imagination ! it seems to me two out of your first three posts have been of a negative nature which is a shame, members post their watch photos as much for themselves as for the enjoyment of likeminded ,if one looks for a problem generally one can find one , you need to lighten up you will enjoy it more
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    Re: Watch photos...why?

    I think you're reading too much into these photos. Photos are just a way of sharing on this forum. And photography itself is an art form. So all the backgrounds and shirt cuff shots...it's just all in good fun. I'll take wrist shots when I'm out with my family, just because I'm thinking in that moment...hey that would make a cool wrist shot that I can share on the forums. That's pretty much it.

    I personally appreciate any member taking their time to take and post photos. Not only are the marketing photos that the watch companies actually put out never really any good at communicating what the actual watch looks like in real life, but taking a good shot is not as easy as turning on the camera and hitting the button. And on top of that uploading it onto the forums takes some effort as well.
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    Re: Watch photos...why?

    People are just being artistically creative. Simple, really.

    Some user's "creative" photos are gorgeous.

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    I'm just grateful people take the time to post, but you're right. I especially hate the ones where guys try to show off how great their Speedmasters are by taking photos of them cinched to the arm of a space suit while they walk on the Moon.
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