Micro Tournament Round 1 Day 1: Ming Vs. Spinnaker

Basic rules: - Voting is based on the overall brand, not the individual model or sample photo. - There are no rules on how you should choose, but you are welcome to civilly debate quality, value, heritage, etc. - Voters are encouraged to look at the hashtags for threads on individual brands or visit their sites. - Poll closes apx 11PM ET 6/22. - Be respectful of all the brands and members, even if the vote does not go your way. This is meant to be lighthearted fun to raise awareness of 32 microbrands. - Ties will go to the brand with the most unique user-owned photos of their watch. - Good luck and have fun!

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Spinnaker makes solid, affordable, practical divers that feel great on the wrist, but Ming is doing something special and unique. I'm more interested in seeing where Ming goes as a brand and horologically than Spinnaker. Two great brands though. Point Ming for me. 

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I’ll say that Ming looks interesting and I’d never heard of them and it’s always great to see something new and different. However, I’m choosing the watch brand I’d buy and I’ll always prefer the style of the Spinnaker can’t really say why. 🤷‍♂️

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Matt84

I’ll say that Ming looks interesting and I’d never heard of them and it’s always great to see something new and different. However, I’m choosing the watch brand I’d buy and I’ll always prefer the style of the Spinnaker can’t really say why. 🤷‍♂️

Always buy what you like. I have a Ming 17.09 that I simply love for the craftsmanship.

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I’ll go with Ming.  Spinnaker trips over too many tropes and the name and logo just don’t work for me. 

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Spinnaker for me here ! 

Ming - as mentioned - is unique and they are going their own way  - kudos for that.

But it`s too hyped for me and I love that Spinnaker is bringing affordable pieces, with a great quality and especially with their own design !! that are no clones like Steinhart etc.

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Ming

With all due respect to Spinnaker, who make unique-looking pieces at the under $350 price point...Ming takes the uniqueness factor to the next level and I believe their modern, minimalist style will last decades

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i would go for spinnaker. they made a lot of affordable option in all genre. my favourite is dumas and cahill. i would say ming design is bold and different but it isnt for me

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Dude, you rock!  This is a ton of fun.  Thank you for such a great idea!!!

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Poll closed for the tournament. Congratulations Ming!