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  1. ELV web

    ELV web Jun 14, 2020

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  2. Eve

    Eve Jun 14, 2020

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    There are indeed:



    Sorry couldnt resist :whipped::D
     
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  3. Canuck

    Canuck Jun 14, 2020

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    If it was to be left to my spouse, she wouldn’t be a watch collector. But she now has a dozen or so, of which she has two or three favourites. These are all watches I have collected for her.
     
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  4. connieseamaster

    connieseamaster Jun 14, 2020

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    The thing that bugs me about the current discussion/fascination about women watch collectors is that to a person, almost all of them emphasize that they're not interested in "women's watches" but want men's watches, like you can't be taken seriously as a woman in watch collecting if you're not interested in watches over 38mm:cautious:
     
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  5. Rasputin

    Rasputin Jun 19, 2020

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    One of the crappiest and shallowest Hodinkee videos I've ever seen.
     
  6. killer67

    killer67 Jun 19, 2020

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    Summary: here are the watches my exes gifted me
     
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  7. connieseamaster

    connieseamaster Jun 19, 2020

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    Glad to see sexism is still alive and well in OF too. ::puke::
     
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  8. Rasputin

    Rasputin Jun 19, 2020

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    It’s sexist to make this about gender.

    Substitute it with a man presenting all the expensive watches his ex girlfriends gifted him and calling himself a “watch collector”... same ::puke::
     
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  9. connieseamaster

    connieseamaster Jun 19, 2020

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    If that's all you got from her interview, that speaks volumes about you.

    We don't denigrate male collectors who keep watches they got from their fathers/uncle's/grandfather's/wives. If a collector enjoys their watches and wants to share and discuss them, why does the source matter?
     
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  10. Rasputin

    Rasputin Jun 19, 2020

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    Finding more meaning from that interview and equating inheriting a father’s watch to bragging about how a second date give you his AP off his wrist speaks volumes about you.

    How many true collectors male or female resent that their watch has to be wound? I can go on...
     
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  11. killer67

    killer67 Jun 19, 2020

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    Regardless of your position, I don’t think treasured heirlooms, inheritance, nuclear family and loved ones fall into the same category as ex boyfriends.
     
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  12. connieseamaster

    connieseamaster Jun 19, 2020

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    Gatekeeping much?

    Dunno about you, but I'll take a good ex-boyfriend over an abusive blood relative any day of the week
     
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  13. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Jun 19, 2020

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    It’s someone talking about watches, their sex doesn’t need to come into it.

    Also who the hell gave them to them, mother, father, uncle, auntie, boyfriend, girlfriend or the Easter bunny.

    Read a thread have your view, but the minute you comment expect to get called out for it.

    They are not men’s watches, they are watches just bigger watches. Who wrote a rule on what men and women can wear.
     
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  14. Canuck

    Canuck Jun 19, 2020

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    I was going to contribute further to this thread, but I see it has degenerated into a sexist pissing contest. Too bad!
     
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  15. killer67

    killer67 Jun 19, 2020

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    Who’s talking about gender here? The video series is predicated upon “interviews w/ notable watch collectors,” that presumably have a passion for watches. The video does not truly encapsulate what I would consider a passionate collector (notable at best). That’s the personal opinion I was expressing. I don’t care about gender or race. I’ve had the same feeling about male featured guests on dink videos or podcasts (eg James Marsden).

    I have been given many ties, belts, by coworkers, friends family, etc but I’m not a tie or a belt collector.
     
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  16. DaveK

    DaveK Yoda of Yodelers Jun 20, 2020

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    I haven’t watched this yet, but I came across this earlier today and flagged it to watch this weekend


    Edit, clip starts at 7 minutes
     
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  17. ELV web

    ELV web Jun 20, 2020

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    I met Cara in person once in the cafe not far from Dink office, glad to know she is doing talking watch these days.
     
  18. Omegafanman

    Omegafanman Jun 21, 2020

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    I thought this interview was very good / interesting and sets a better standard -
    Watch Collecting: Omega To Vacheron: Tim and Sumei Shum Discuss | Collector Conversations

     
  19. Rasputin

    Rasputin Jun 21, 2020

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    It’s called an opinion based on observation. I’m sure many here will be happy to rid you of your pesky manual winds.

    Is that right? If the sentimental value of a watch bequeathed to you by your father is the same as that given to you by the Easter bunny then as Mr T would say...

    Historical consensus of fashion opinion. If the current consensus is for women to wear sports watches that look absurdly large on most wrists then so be it. However don’t be surprised that the traditionalists among us may find that odd or even unattractive.
     
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  20. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Jun 22, 2020

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    :whistling: And this is not odd and unattractive.......l

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