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View Poll Results: Which watch maker's design do you like best?
A. Lange & Sonne 18 7.89%
Audemars Piguet 36 15.79%
Bedat 0 0%
Bell & Ross 19 8.33%
Blancpain 6 2.63%
Breguet 4 1.75%
Breitling 61 26.75%
Cartier 18 7.89%
Chopard 7 3.07%
Concord 2 0.88%
Corum 4 1.75%
Frank Muller 5 2.19%
Hublot 36 15.79%
Patek Philippe 39 17.11%
Panerai 57 25.00%
Omega 63 27.63%
Ulysse Nardin 14 6.14%
Vacheron Constantin 7 3.07%
Timex 6 2.63%
Hamilton 10 4.39%
Citizen 13 5.70%
Seiko 8 3.51%
Movado 10 4.39%
Rolex 80 35.09%
Krieger 0 0%
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      07-14-2013, 09:11 AM   #1
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Poll: Curious about what brands are most liked

I have created this thread to ask what brands of watch folks most like in terms of design/style. The poll is a little top heavy with upscale brands, but the point isn't about whether the watch is any good or not, or even if you own this or that watch. Just curious as to which watch brand's designs appeal to the eye.
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I happen to be partial to Breguet because I think they have the most gracefully designed hands. And I like Frank Muller for the silly numerals; they make me chuckle.
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I don't see IWC in there.
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I don't see IWC in there.
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No TAG Heuer?
This pole is useless without this brand. (My favorite)

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This pole is useless without this brand. (My favorite)

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LOL So your favorite is the only one that counts? LOL
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No TAG Heuer?
I tried to stick with brands that are innovators rather than brands that copy a successful style that was first introduced by someone else. Tag make nice enough watches, but on the style front, they aren't leaders. That's why Tudor isn't there either.

Truthfully, I should have included Swatch, but I forgot to.
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I tried to stick with brands that are innovators rather than brands that copy a successful style that was first introduced by someone else. Tag make nice enough watches, but on the style front, they aren't leaders.
Isn't that just personal opinion?
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Isn't that just personal opinion?
Well, I haven't conducted an academic study of the matter, but I can say I haven't ever seen a Tag style that I didn't already see produced before by someone else. And I have a Tag watch and it runs and keeps time quite well. So both my points seem like fact to me, but lacking anything official, sure it's an opinion.
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Well, I haven't conducted an academic study of the matter, but I can say I haven't ever seen a Tag style that I didn't already see produced before by someone else. And I have a Tag watch and it runs and keeps time quite well. So both my points seem like fact to me, but lacking anything official, sure it's an opinion.
From what I've seen, Rolex watches haven't changed much over the years.
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I tried to stick with brands that are innovators rather than brands that copy a successful style that was first introduced by someone else. Tag make nice enough watches, but on the style front, they aren't leaders. That's why Tudor isn't there either.

Truthfully, I should have included Swatch, but I forgot to.
What about the Monaco, and the LS specifically?
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From what I've seen, Rolex watches haven't changed much over the years.
They haven't really, but Tag started out by copying the Rolex look, not to the letter like Tudor did/does, but close enough.
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x2! [regarding the omission of Tag from my list]
Boy folks sure get their panties in a bunch if something they like or have heard of doesn't make it onto a list somewhere. LOL
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What about the Monaco, and the LS specifically?
They look very much like a de Grisogono (http://www.alanfurman.com/noframes/degrisogono1.html), Pierre Kunz (http://www.alanfurman.com/noframes/pierre_kunz.html) and to a lesser degree Bulgari.

There are of course several brands I could have quite justifiably included, such as Jacob & Co, but I thought them not well known enough that putting them there would be of any value, even though one won't really find a watch that looks quite like theirs.
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There's too many brands to do a poll like this IMO.

For example, All the watches in this link should be on the list.

http://www.prestigetime.com/
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They look very much like a de Grisogono (http://www.alanfurman.com/noframes/degrisogono1.html), Pierre Kunz (http://www.alanfurman.com/noframes/pierre_kunz.html) and to a lesser degree Bulgari.

There are of course several brands I could have quite justifiably included, such as Jacob & Co, but I thought them not well known enough that putting them there would be of any value, even though one won't really find a watch that looks quite like theirs.
You do realize the Monaco was introduced in 1969 right? Long before the company above was even founded...
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You do realize the Monaco was introduced in 1969 right? Long before the company above was even founded...
I didn't, so, yes then, Tag has an original design. And I think their Grand Carrera watch is a bit unique. I don't have anything against Tag. As I said, I have a Tag, two actually. They are nice watches. I just didn't include them on the list. I don't see them as being at the forefront of design and style. It's nothing more than that.
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I didn't, so, yes then, Tag has an original design. And I think their Grand Carrera watch is a bit unique. I don't have anything against Tag. As I said, I have a Tag, two actually. They are nice watches. I just didn't include them on the list. I don't see them as being at the forefront of design and style. It's nothing more than that.
Like the Monaco V4, the first watch to be built with a "timing belt"?

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