Rankings (the tedium index)

The periodic update of the 1WC is usually greeted with the sound of one hand clapping.

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The 1WC is really just doing the thing that we all do, just with one watch, you know, like a normal person. Let's not be all full of ourselves, especially:

@SimonB (not my least favorite watch on this list)

@AshKetchup (not an everyday watch)

@DH_NYC (it's a nice, but boring watch)

@Shbamn50 (wear a Rolex already)

@BadgeHoarder (a little piece of paper caught on our shoe)

@Porthole (grimly determined to never let go of the 1990's)

We are down to six because @tanookisuit_ty realized that wearing a Luner Pilot is too silly and @Stricko (YP) ghosted us.

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Former 1WC Champion @TheSharperTheBetter's most recent WRUW got me thinking about the two most overused words in watch design that aren't "Gerald Genta". They are Art Deco and Bauhaus. Mine above is Art Deco.

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Love me some Art Deco. (Bonus if you know where that terminal is.) His watch was clearly Bauhaus.

What school of design, what aesthetic movement, inspired the 1WC watches left in our contest? We will know on Day +26 when they make a comment in their WRUW post explaining to us what design tradition they are representing. Like the heavily filtered photo above, that comment must contain a photo of a non-watch that supports their contention.

This is all really very silly (watches in general, not just the 1WC, that was always going to be silly).

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I'm down with anything other than Dada. Please don't call my watch a "fountain"

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The only reason I would want to do 1WC is to have @Aurelian low key diss my watch every post.

Please, Greg, give me your assessment on today's watch...

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Mr.Dee.Bater

The only reason I would want to do 1WC is to have @Aurelian low key diss my watch every post.

Please, Greg, give me your assessment on today's watch...

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It鈥檚 a Seiko, that you paid a lot of money for.

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New Orleans Lakefront Airport

Mr.Dee.Bater

The only reason I would want to do 1WC is to have @Aurelian low key diss my watch every post.

Please, Greg, give me your assessment on today's watch...

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It took me a minute because all of these quartz re-issues look the same, down to the Grammar of Design ("i after e when sounding like "a"). In this case, Mr. Tanaka's money clip is embossed repetitively on the dial. Tanaka also believed in using gold on the bezel and indices in order to, in his words, "take money from old men."

So, this has a display back for a quartz movement? And you willingly paid money for that? A sucker is born every minute. I think Tanaka also said that.

But the worst thing....is that Patek Philippe did the Calatrava styling first and best, and not in this jumbo size. This is a one star watch (right on the dial).

Mr.Dee.Bater

The only reason I would want to do 1WC is to have @Aurelian low key diss my watch every post.

Please, Greg, give me your assessment on today's watch...

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Honestly, I'd love just a daily/weekly thread where @Aurelian, @Porthole, @brunofrankelli, and @DeeperBlue just comment on posters watches...馃憖馃馃徎馃ぃ馃槅馃槀.

Ok, I'm giving up - not because I'm not part of the rankings, but because a fellow Cruncher who's competing in 1wc blocked me.

That's where I draw the line. If my behavior and humor are so stupid that it leads to being blocked by a respected community member, then I stop. Please, accept my apologies 馃檹

Thank you for the fun times, this is truly a great community and I definitely look veeeeeery much forward to next year's #1wc. One thing I learned: I will not use any AI-based services in movie-related quizzes!

And, hey, @Aurelian, if the world had more people like you on it, our planet would be in great shape! Superkudos, you rock! 馃槑

solidyetti

Honestly, I'd love just a daily/weekly thread where @Aurelian, @Porthole, @brunofrankelli, and @DeeperBlue just comment on posters watches...馃憖馃馃徎馃ぃ馃槅馃槀.

We鈥檇 get shut down immediately