Four Watch Industry Trends I Want To See

Four Watch Industry Trends I Want To See

Postby koimaster » January 19th 2018, 9:36am

It’s the beginning of 2018 and people are already asking me what watches I think we are going to see debuted at the SIHH and Baselworld 2018 watch and jewelry trade shows. After receiving these questions, I like to remind people that watch companies are notoriously secretive and thus what we are likely going to see isn't necessarily predictable or even a product that is ideally suited to market needs. So rather than predict what brands will do, I'll share what I feel they should do.

The fact that the watch industry seems slow to respond to market needs is related to the typical production creation lifecycle, which on average is about three years. That means most watches that will debut in 2018 were actually started in 2015 or earlier. There are of course times when companies rush it and produce prototypes which can be made faster, but these watches aren't typical, and the prototypes usually aren't anything to get too excited about until the consumer models are released.

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Re: Four Watch Industry Trends I Want To See

Postby conjurer » January 19th 2018, 11:27am

Four Watch Journalism Trends I Want To See:

1. REL Adams to shut the fuck up.

2. REL Adams to shut the fuck up.

3. REL Adams to shut the fuck up.

4. REL Adams to shut the fuck up.
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Re: Four Watch Industry Trends I Want To See

Postby foghorn » January 19th 2018, 11:39am

Jeebus cripes what beautifowl waRtChes!!



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Re: Four Watch Industry Trends I Want To See

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » January 19th 2018, 12:13pm

conjurer wrote:Four Watch Journalism Trends I Want To See:

1. REL Adams to shut the fuck up.

2. REL Adams to shut the fuck up.

3. REL Adams to shut the fuck up.

4. REL Adams to shut the fuck up.


I agree wholeheartedly.

If I were to come up with my own list of that (in a random sequence rather than any particular order), it would look something like that:

1. REL to shut the fuck up.

2. All operations of Hoodwinkee and their accomplices to get spectacularly and permanently disintegrated.

3. RJB and Omega to stop treating people like sheep and quit acting like they're Welsh (and generally, down with limited editions for blogs).

4. All advertorials to be properly marked, and not pose as articles.
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Re: Four Watch Industry Trends I Want To See

Postby biglove » January 19th 2018, 12:58pm

1. REL and a host of other fuckwads to STFU

2. Invicta watch reviews removed from the internet due to poor taste in a world where “blue waffle” and “2 Girls, 1 Cup” is not over the line.

3. GS, Rolex and Omega to decide that stockholder/owner greed doesn’t matter and begin to offer direct-to-consumer products at 1/3 MSRP.

4. Dan Henry to pay me $350K/YR to wear his watches for him because he just doesn’t have time to get to all of them.
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Re: Four Watch Industry Trends I Want To See

Postby foghorn » January 19th 2018, 1:03pm

biglove wrote:1.

4. Dan Henry to pay me $350K/YR to wear his watches for him because he just doesn’t have time to get to all of them.




Too many straps.
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Re: Four Watch Industry Trends I Want To See

Postby biglove » January 19th 2018, 4:00pm

foghorn wrote:
biglove wrote:1.

4. Dan Henry to pay me $350K/YR to wear his watches for him because he just doesn’t have time to get to all of them.




Too many straps.


That is why the high salary. Strap duty.
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Re: Four Watch Industry Trends I Want To See

Postby artman » January 19th 2018, 4:24pm

Big discounts on last year's models, like the car companies do. That is all.
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Re: Four Watch Industry Trends I Want To See

Postby smellody » January 20th 2018, 2:30pm

foghorn wrote:Jeebus cripes what beautifowl waRtChes!!



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That's THE best looking cock watch that I have EVER seen.

I'd rock that!
   
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Re: Four Watch Industry Trends I Want To See

Postby smellody » January 20th 2018, 4:15pm

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Re: Four Watch Industry Trends I Want To See

Postby conjurer » January 20th 2018, 4:20pm

Now that's what I call a really nice cock.
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Re: Four Watch Industry Trends I Want To See

Postby smellody » January 20th 2018, 4:36pm

I think Fawggee will like it!
   
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Re: Four Watch Industry Trends I Want To See

Postby TemerityB » January 20th 2018, 4:45pm

The watch industry trends I want to see:

1. The ability to buy whatever watches I want.

Can't think of anything else.
Bet those Swiss Legend owners are so happy their "Sapphitek" crystals have a 10-year warranty. Oh, wait...
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