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  1. gdupree

    gdupree Sep 9, 2019

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    Anyone see OBJ wearing a Richard Mille yesterday? made the news today. Apparently it violates the rules as a "hard object" even though jewelry is allowed. Can you imagine? Hideous watch IMO...

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    Haven't been around here much lately but still pop in and keep up as much as I can - new job keeping me busy. Hug your speedy's for me...
     
  2. Evitzee

    Evitzee Sep 9, 2019

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    Hideous is just one man's opinion, but I think it's crazy to wear any watch while playing football. Nadal playing tennis with a Mille, or Bubba Watson playing golf, no issues, but this goof ball wearing a Mille is just plain dumb. I don't think he is any sort of ambassador for the brand, he just did on his own.
     
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  3. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Sep 9, 2019

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    Can you imagine what sort of damage that thing could do to someone's face during a hard tackle or similar?
     
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  4. Evitzee

    Evitzee Sep 9, 2019

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    Seems the NFL has said NYET to future wearing of watches or any 'hard object'.
     
  5. TwinPeaks

    TwinPeaks Sep 9, 2019

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    I just saw this picture the other day. Why would anyone want to wear a watch playing Professional football?
     
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  6. MRC

    MRC Sep 9, 2019

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    Helmet? Boots?
     
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  7. Evitzee

    Evitzee Sep 9, 2019

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    Any personal equipment not required for safe play as specified by the NFL. So no hard knuckles on your gloves, spikes on your helmet, or a watch on your wrist.
     
  8. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Sep 9, 2019

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    Would have been a pity if OBJ’s left wrist got speared by a defensive helmet.
    “Time Out Cleveland” to search for moment parts.

    Seriously, me and my fellow NY Giant fans have had to endure this moron for his first 5 years in the NFL. Cleveland deserves him.

    Not really familiar with this particular watch. Is it a chronograph? Might be useful since Beckham has lost a step.
     
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  9. Evitzee

    Evitzee Sep 9, 2019

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    Not sure if his was a chrono, but most of high end Mille's are a tourbillon at a minimum.
     
  10. billving

    billving Sep 9, 2019

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    he's wearing it for one reason, so the press and all of us (and non watch people) are talking about it. He wants to stay relevant since he decided to leave the biggest media market in the world as a divisive player and "teammate" that undermined his own team. The Robinson Cano of football, just looking for the bucks.

    Great marketing for Mille since I'm assuming that they gave it to him, people know I'm a watch guy and I already had 3 people ask me about it.
     
  11. billving

    billving Sep 9, 2019

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    And....they got BOMBED. Should have been worried a little more about the game? (Though I did look it up and he caught 7 passes). And no,,,,I am not a Giants fan.
     
  12. blufinz52

    blufinz52 Hears dead people, not watch rotors. Sep 9, 2019

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    Patriots on the road to #7!

    And that watch is hideous!
     
  13. mz_cle

    mz_cle Sep 9, 2019

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    I'm a Browns fan, and I would prefer a win over any player wearing a Mille on the field.

    As someone who loved playing the game too, I can't imagine any reason why he would wear it besides attention.
     
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  14. pongster

    pongster Sep 9, 2019

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    It’s a flyback chrono. So he can easily reset the stopwatch.
     
  15. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Sep 9, 2019

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    So that explains it. OBJ is wearing a flyback chrono to help his Browns offense avoid “delay of game” penalties.
     
  16. pnwyankee

    pnwyankee Sep 9, 2019

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    The NFL and OBJ deserve each other.
     
  17. queriver

    queriver Sep 9, 2019

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    Players wear helmets with guards and assorted other body armour in this strange form of football, so it's the watch that'll come off 2nd best in a tackle.
     
  18. zinengineer

    zinengineer Sep 9, 2019

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    the guy is an idiot, plain and simple; suspend him for a few games to let him think about it. Just play the game you get paid to play in. He'll be even more irrelevant in a few years than he already is
     
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  19. Yelfel

    Yelfel Sep 9, 2019

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    I don’t get all the criticism of OBJ, especially from the watch community. Safety, really? This is football, since when does the public care about a watch scratching a football player during a game? I make every excuse to wear any of my watches in any situation. The fact that the RM can withstand a pro football game is pretty badass! Talk about sport watch, this is the ultimate test. But the appeal of RM or lack thereof, I get.

    If Tom Brady or Eli Manning did the same, it would be fashionable and a “brand ambassador”. OBJ and he’s a goofball, idiot, moron...
     
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  20. Nobel Prize

    Nobel Prize Sergio Sep 9, 2019

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    I agree, there’s no safety reason not to wear it. As for Nadal wearing one being ok. It’s not like tenis players don’t fall, jump, hit the ground or expose watches to g forces.

    So what is making people mad? That he wore a watch?

    And there’s no question this is highly choreographed if not by him by the RM team because it matches the uniform perfectly.

    I don’t like the aesthetic of RM, but as far as a RM goes on any wrist on any athlete this looks pretty good to me.

    Does Nadal need one while playing tenis on a court with nothing but clocks around him? No, does A golf player need it? No. Does this guy? No. Why is it worse for him?

    Hell, even sprinters do it now....

    If I’m a football player ( and I don’t like American football) and I see a 300 pound man dressed in body armor running towards me I won’t panic because he’s wearing a watch. At least I’ll know at what time I got crushed.