Celebrity watches suck

What kind of a person buys or aspires to buy -a watch because someone COOL wears it?there must be millions of them .people who care about whose watch they emulate, not celebrities, all celebrities care about is celebrity.

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I bought a lot of Air Jordan cuz’ I wanna be just like Mike !

What type or persons am I? Hmm… a person who works hard to attain goals in life, be it money, watches, shoes…”Women” lol just kidding but in honesty celebrity or athletes are just personas we like to aspire to be and one can only hope to emulate and aspire for good reasons …

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This is the ad that made me buy an Elgin:

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This made me buy an Omega:

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But no one could get me to buy a Medana:

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You are fighting the tide on this one. Celebrity has always been used to sell watches (and most other products). It is up to us not to be swayed. If someone gave me a Richard Mille, I wouldn't say "no". Neither do most celebrities.

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The Sapphire RM’s are a thing of engineering beauty. A case milled out of one single piece of sapphire is not to be compared to your everyday stainless steel watch!

Wether people are fans of the brand or not, RM’s are very pioneering in their movements and design, as a watch brand.

I suppose wearing them or appreciating them for what they are and buying one for hype is two different things.

The feel of slapping one on your wrist is special

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Luckycharm

The Sapphire RM’s are a thing of engineering beauty. A case milled out of one single piece of sapphire is not to be compared to your everyday stainless steel watch!

Wether people are fans of the brand or not, RM’s are very pioneering in their movements and design, as a watch brand.

I suppose wearing them or appreciating them for what they are and buying one for hype is two different things.

The feel of slapping one on your wrist is special

Wether people are fans of the brand or not, RM’s are very pioneering in their movements and design, as a watch brand.

That's exactly it. I'm not sure I'd wear one, but I have to respect the effort and creativity that goes into these watches, plus their designs are almost an abstraction of a watch, as in horology imitating art.

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Well brand ambassadors and product placement are an essential part of most high end brands marketing strategy.

The ultimate example being the Omega Speedmaster

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Having celibrities as ambasadors or on billboards is not really to make people want to emulate the celeb but rather it is to get you to notice the product in a sea of adverts.

Take Tudor and David Beckham, having a giant billboard with Beckham on makes people notice the billboard. The bigger the celeb the more inpact the advert will have.

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They’re just influencers...who have no influence on me. 😁

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Ichibunz

I bought a lot of Air Jordan cuz’ I wanna be just like Mike !

What type or persons am I? Hmm… a person who works hard to attain goals in life, be it money, watches, shoes…”Women” lol just kidding but in honesty celebrity or athletes are just personas we like to aspire to be and one can only hope to emulate and aspire for good reasons …

estoy de acuerdo with you... though the celebrities don't buy the watches they use at their events or sports; these are given to them for us to see, like, and buy (sponsorship)... Think about Formula 1. Just

after they get out of the car, the assistant pass them the towel and the watch... If you see personal photos of a trip with the family or something like that, you will see they are not wearing the watches they wear on the event, not even the same brand...

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I never understood that. I want the watch Falco wore on Jacques Cousteau. But not because I think he was a celebrity, but was entranced by the whole show as a kid.

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VitixMartinez

estoy de acuerdo with you... though the celebrities don't buy the watches they use at their events or sports; these are given to them for us to see, like, and buy (sponsorship)... Think about Formula 1. Just

after they get out of the car, the assistant pass them the towel and the watch... If you see personal photos of a trip with the family or something like that, you will see they are not wearing the watches they wear on the event, not even the same brand...

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Yes but Mike wore his shoes 😂 hence I still wanna be like Mike 😜

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RM sucks??? Really?

I bought a seamaster because I love James Bond, that makes me a wannabe 😆😆

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i can't think of a single thing I've bought that was solely based on a celebrity endorsement.

There are things that I'll refuse to buy though because it has a celebrity attached.

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Aurelian

This is the ad that made me buy an Elgin:

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This made me buy an Omega:

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But no one could get me to buy a Medana:

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You are fighting the tide on this one. Celebrity has always been used to sell watches (and most other products). It is up to us not to be swayed. If someone gave me a Richard Mille, I wouldn't say "no". Neither do most celebrities.

If someone gave me a Richard Mille, I wouldn't say "no"

lol, that's been my motto for most things. Take the gift and just sell it if it has retail value (although taxes on receiving gifts can suck, depending on what kind of "gift" it is).

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I just don’t get these watches at all, they are huge, look cheap and can be copied by a factory in China and sold for a few hundred bucks

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Adi365

RM sucks??? Really?

I bought a seamaster because I love James Bond, that makes me a wannabe 😆😆

Still cheaper then the aston martin, so bargain James Bond vibes. 😄

Ps I always remember when Bond drove a Ford Mondeo, less stress and the kids fit in the back