Ten Watches To Wear While Actually Being Active

Ten Watches To Wear While Actually Being Active

Postby Racer-X » December 10th 2017, 11:27am

by Michael Penate "There is perhaps no greater disservice that can be done to a perfectly capable watch, than to force it to live a life of sad monotony as it ticks and hums away sheltered beneath the safety of a shirt cuff. After all, we see it year after year – brands bragging about absurd water-resistance specs, blast-proof materials, and enough shock resistance to survive an unrestricted climb in an F-16. Really, if you're tuned into watch marketing, you've seen it all. So why is it that so many collectors start experiencing symptoms like nausea and chest pain the moment their shiny new toys get dinged for the first time? Now, unless we're talking about something like the Breguet Classique 7787 (I might actually faint if I scratched that watch), I stopped caring years ago. These things are meant to be used, fun to use, and at least to me, these are some of the top choices for watches to wear while actually being active – in no particular order."


Article at A Blog To Watch
Last edited by Racer-X on June 6th 2018, 7:11pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Racer-X
Senior Member & WIS
 
Posts: 4743
Joined: June 11th 2011, 10:00pm

Re: Ten Watches To Wear While Actually Being Active

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » December 10th 2017, 4:30pm

Too many smartwatches on the list. A watch to wear while "being active" shouldn't be one that needs a fucking charger every single day.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
Winston Churchill

Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.
The Dude

Oh, cock!
James May
User avatar
MKTheVintageBloke
Master of Time
 
Posts: 1381
Joined: December 7th 2016, 2:47pm

Re: Ten Watches To Wear While Actually Being Active

Postby bedlam » December 10th 2017, 4:52pm

For genuine active wear its a dive watch, a field watch, or a Protrek/G-Shock.

Smart watch?? Hilarious.
"If I could put a finger on the moment we genuinely fucked ourselves, it was the moment we decided that data was something you could use words like believe or disbelieve around...

The Water Knife

Paolo Bacigalupi
User avatar
bedlam
Master of Time
 
Posts: 7678
Joined: November 12th 2011, 11:00pm
Location: Fremantle, Australia (GMT +8)

Re: Ten Watches To Wear While Actually Being Active

Postby TemerityB » December 10th 2017, 7:10pm

Michael Penate's article really eats it.

Please join me tomorrow for more highbrow repartee.
TemerityB
ASSHAT
 
Posts: 14198
Joined: June 12th 2010, 10:00pm
Location: New York City

Re: Ten Watches To Wear While Actually Being Active

Postby conjurer » December 10th 2017, 9:27pm

TemerityB wrote:Michael Penate's article really eats it.

Please join me tomorrow for more highbrow repartee.


Yup. One the gheyest things I've ever seen, and I once saw Gavin Macleod licking a Sno-Cone.
Jim...you are a ray of sunshine here.

--pacerguy, tonguing Jawbone's distended ballsack, at WITless.


Image
User avatar
conjurer
ASSHAT & Master of Time
 
Posts: 26441
Joined: July 13th 2010, 10:00pm

Re: Ten Watches To Wear While Actually Being Active

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » December 11th 2017, 5:37am

TemerityB wrote:Michael Penate's article really eats it.

The article is just so fucking punchable, that the guy who wrote it should be called Piñata.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
Winston Churchill

Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.
The Dude

Oh, cock!
James May
User avatar
MKTheVintageBloke
Master of Time
 
Posts: 1381
Joined: December 7th 2016, 2:47pm

Re: Ten Watches To Wear While Actually Being Active

Postby bobbee » December 11th 2017, 9:32am

I was expecting an armful of automatics whilst masturbating.

I wasn't far off.
"fact of the day, 1 out of 3 trump supporters are as stupid as the other 2" ~ Twitter

"My father is a mountain, my mother is a washing machine."

"Punch a fish, make a wish."~Doctor Penguin.
User avatar
bobbee
Master of Time
 
Posts: 1784
Joined: November 30th 2016, 1:01am


Return to General Watch talk

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests