I'll Never Understand

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I'll Never Understand

Post by temerityb » Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:06 pm

I have always considered the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms to be one of the most iconic watches of all time. In my personal top five of most admired watches. In my mind's eye, it's like an eight to 11 thousand dollar watch.

So I was just on WUS looking at the WURW thread and someone has one that looks brand-spanking new on a NATO. Bubbly-colored NATO, to boot.

To me, that's like serving bottled Country Time Lemonade (which has no actual lemon in it) with a porterhouse.

Elizabeth, it's the big one.
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Re: I'll Never Understand

Post by biglove » Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:59 pm

No fan of NATOs and honestly, not a huge fan of the FF. Come at me!
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Re: I'll Never Understand

Post by temerityb » Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:04 pm

biglove wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:59 pm
No fan of NATOs and honestly, not a huge fan of the FF. Come at me!
No comin' at you, it's all good. The FF is one of those watches though where the history is just fascinating. I think it's earned its spot as truly iconic, but hey - the best thing about the hobby is that no two Top 10s are alike. As it should be. Unless your Top 10 has an Invicta Ocean Ghost on it, then you're just a f***ing a******. :wink:
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Re: I'll Never Understand

Post by JAS1125 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:26 pm

Everyone and their fucking brother seems to want to put a NATO on everything.... Dress watches are especially cringe-worthy.

I don't get it either
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Re: I'll Never Understand

Post by thunder1 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:41 am

And I thought I was one of the few w/ problems w/ Nato straps!!..
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Re: I'll Never Understand

Post by Ocean » Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:44 am

thunder1 wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:41 am
And I thought I was one of the few w/ problems w/ Nato straps!!..
Nope, keep those cheap ass natos to yourself!
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Re: I'll Never Understand

Post by temerityb » Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:15 pm

Ocean wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:44 am
thunder1 wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:41 am
And I thought I was one of the few w/ problems w/ Nato straps!!..
Nope, keep those cheap ass natos to yourself!
Don't get me wrong - ya wanna stick a NATO on a quartz diver, have fun, whatever.

You're gonna slap a NATO on a 10 grand timepiece? It's like a "South of the Boarder" bumper sticker on a Maserati.
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