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    The worst model from your favourite brand?

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    Re: The worst model from your favourite brand?

    Armida A10... I don't even know where to begin.

    Well, I guess I should start somewhere... It's not a dive watch so it strays away from what they're known for. It's a quartz model; not that there's anything wrong with quartz except the rest of the brand uses mechanical movements. It uses folded end links as opposed to solid end links like the rest of Armida's offerings. And the BIGGEST detraction for me would be the design. It looks so ugly. The big date and the "Armida" dial font looks so cheap and unattractive in my opinion...


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    Even Grand Seiko isn't immune to bad ideas
    Solid gold bracelet, case, hands and dial, with a 9F quartz movement......aaaaand $25,000

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    Re: The worst model from your favourite brand?

    Quote Originally Posted by Domo View Post
    Even Grand Seiko isn't immune to bad ideas
    Solid gold bracelet, case, hands and dial, with a 9F quartz movement......aaaaand $25,000

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    Is it just me or GS seems to finish steel alot better

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    Quote Originally Posted by mew88 View Post
    Is it just me or GS seems to finish steel alot better
    That's a second hand watch...Unsurprisingly it was hard to find a real life pic of the watch! Check out lethaltoes' SBGW046 for some GS gold case finishing.
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    Rolex Daytona. There, said it. No offence intended, but I really dislike it. Especially the way the 6 on the subdial at 9 o'clock is set the opposite way to the rest of the numbers, so it actually reads as a 9. Oversight or design feature? Goodness knows.

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    Re: The worst model from your favourite brand?

    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeSport View Post
    Rolex Daytona. There, said it. No offence intended, but I really dislike it. Especially the way the 6 on the subdial at 9 o'clock is set the opposite way to the rest of the numbers, so it actually reads as a 9. Oversight or design feature? Goodness knows.

    Example

    http://www.yclondon.co.uk/ekmps/shop...tona-351-p.jpg
    Why on earth would a manufacturer use oriented numerals if the scale requires a 6. Makes no sense.

    I'm not sure I actually have a favourite brand - but off what I wear, then I'm not a particularly big fan of Omega's plethora of LE watches. Most are nice, but versus their non-LE models, I'll take the non-LE every time.
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    Re: The worst model from your favourite brand?

    Quote Originally Posted by AussieLoads View Post
    Why on earth would a manufacturer use oriented numerals if the scale requires a 6. Makes no sense.
    Once I noticed it my eyes just go straight there. It really, really annoys me (much more than it should).
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    Re: The worst model from your favourite brand?

    I struggled to find one I really disliked in Glashtte Orginal's current lineup. While there are a few I probably wouldn't buy, I couldn't find one I actively disliked. I suppose the Grande Cosmopolite Tourbillon at 48mm is quite beastly but I cannot hold it against it since its a perpetual calendar linked with a customisable 37 time zone dual-time mechanism; and GO have suggested that the mechanism minus tourbillon will appear in smaller serial production watches.

    I suppose the now discontinued serial Sport Evolution is a bit uninspired. But if this is their worst then its not so bad! (they may well have made other discontinued watches that I'm not familiar with).

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    From ALS, its the Grande Lange 1 Lumen. Personally think its bad but not exactly terrible! Brace yourself for what comes next...

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    I have grown to love Rolex a lot as well. But its not hard to find truly godawful terrible ones!! This makes me want to cry every time I see a picture despite it long being discontinued. There are some slightly less garish (tbh every other watch in existence is less garish than this) but still over the top bejewelled Rolexes in the current lineup too that make me cringe.

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    With JLC I'm not a fan of the AMVOX lineup and I dislike about half of the Master Compressor Lineup.

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    Re: The worst model from your favourite brand?

    Quote Originally Posted by tempocalypse View Post

    I have grown to love Rolex a lot as well. But its not hard to find truly godawful terrible ones!! This makes me want to cry every time I see a picture despite it long being discontinued. There are some slightly less garish (tbh every other watch in existence is less garish than this) but still over the top bejewelled Rolexes in the current lineup too that make me cringe.

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    Agreed, that subdial is awful!!!!

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    1965 Accurist Shockmaster
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    Omega Speedmaster Professional 3570.50.00

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    Rolex Submariner 14060M
    Ben Sherman S489.OOBS
    1990 Rotary Gold Case
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