Timewasting

Watch Forum Glossary

Sometimes it is not obvious what the inhabitants of watch fora are talking about. I wrote a glossary to cover the most common terms. Hi-Beat n. Speedposter. “Spotted another Hi-Beat on the forum” Speedposter  n. Someone who posts more frequently than you. See also Hi-Beat Panerai Jacket n. Any item of oversized clothing bought at a …

Patek Nautilus

Another helpful post for those having problems buying the correct wristwatch. My opinion of the Patek Nautilus 5711.     It’s a Rolex Submariner for those that find Rolex Submariners too cheap. In other words, it’s superb. Yet equally, it’s so obvious. Having said that, it has more class, in my opinion, than the versions …

Wristwatch Names

Names for watches are intended to appeal to their future owner’s aspirations. Hence lots of “Masters” – Sea, Marine, Speed all represented. Military watches are most often embellished with the word “Tactical” somewhere. Some suggestions I had for new names, should the big manufacturers be running out of ideas : The Rolex Salesmaster The Casio …

Rolex as an investment

Rolexes are a poor vehicle for investment. You may hear or read otherwise, especially from citizens of any nation whose currency has devalued during the credit-crisis. Such as the UK and USA. If you are English-speaking, and thus tend to read English-language web articles, blogs and fora, you are likely to obtain a biased opinion …

Bremont explained

Awfully nice brothers start a watch business. They’re named English, well-spoken, and wear quality open-necked shirts and good shoes. Although their brand-name is French, they push the appeal to Englishness. A certain type of Englishness though – more polo than football, Queen and Country over Queen’s Greatest Hits. Historical, romance, and adventure allusions are frequently …