So, whose side do you take?

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    So, whose side do you take?

    You gotta read the article to answer the title question.

    https://www.fratellowatches.com/sund...rt-collection/

    I'm with Rob re: the collection, but Manhattan ain't the one for me, save maybe at opening night for On the Town or some other thematically novel, sui generis & apropos event, perhaps the Met Gala or a dinner party in Schultz Park.

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    Re: So, whose side do you take?

    For me, all watches fit into one of the following categories:
    • Watches (some good, some bad) that I like and own/want to own
    • Good watch that I like but would never really enjoy owning
    • Good watch that I do not like
    • Bad watch that I do not like
    • Mediocre watch which I do not care about

    These fit into the second category. I like them in that they are aesthetically attractive and extremely well made; I appreciate them for that they are. That said, I have not real desire to own one. It is like a Rembrandt... I can really appreciate his paintings and enjoy looking at them occasionally at a museum. But, I would not really enjoy having one on my living room wall (not that it would ever be even a remote possibility). I will stick to the non-masterpieces that I like hanging on my walls. Now, offer me a van Gough or a Rothko and all bets are off.

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    Re: So, whose side do you take?

    Have to admit the most interesting comment in the whole thing is that anOrdain was mentioned . . .
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    Re: So, whose side do you take?

    Exactly like he said - "It promises to be brutal. Squeamish readers, look away now…"
    It is brutal. I am exactly a tessellation admirer and esp. Escher.
    Being a mathematician, I have his paintings all over my life.


    I like this one the best





    Brutal.
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    Re: So, whose side do you take?

    I'm part New Yorker (grew up in Fort Lee, spent a few summers in Manhattan, takes bimonthly trips to the city these days and has a MET membership) and I'd love to have one. If I had one, I'd never go to NYC without it.
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    Re: So, whose side do you take?

    For 100k, I expect either of the two: 1) amazing complications (ex. gyrotourbillon) or 2) a novelty watch like vancleef midnight planetarium, or jacob & co astonomia

    Vacheron is really trying to rip off people with their Métiers D’Art Collection. In fact, I think the most interesting VC is oddly the Égérie collection, 18k rose gold moonphase (ladies collection).
    Too bad, they didn't make it for guys. I find this watch to be breath taking.

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    Re: So, whose side do you take?

    Jacob & co astonomia is one amazing watch.

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