What is your take on the polo watch?

A lovely writeup was done over at https://www.fratellowatches.com/hands-on-with-the-polo-ralph-lauren-vintage-67/

I actually quite like this piece, aside from the massive text on the front. Part of me always fancied the Ralph Lauren watches. 

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Ralph Lauren takes its watches reasonably seriously (produced via a JV with Richemont) so I'm sure its a pretty competent watch.

I wish the Polo logo was a touch smaller but aesthetically its quite pleasant.

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Brings back PTSD for me when all the rich kids at school wore Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger and Abercrombie & Fitch, while I could only afford Target's store brand, Mossimo and Merona!

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HotWatchChick69

Brings back PTSD for me when all the rich kids at school wore Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger and Abercrombie & Fitch, while I could only afford Target's store brand, Mossimo and Merona!

I'm almost 30 and all I wore was Mossimo and Merona in school! 

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Edge168n

Ralph Lauren takes its watches reasonably seriously (produced via a JV with Richemont) so I'm sure its a pretty competent watch.

I wish the Polo logo was a touch smaller but aesthetically its quite pleasant.

I didn't know that, it definitely makes me think better of the brand. Anyone that has a tourbillon under their belt can't be all too bad, right? 

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There is something very wrong with the proportion of the lugs.

As a very vintage styled thing, it's pretty decent. Bund straps though...

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OscarKlosoff

There is something very wrong with the proportion of the lugs.

As a very vintage styled thing, it's pretty decent. Bund straps though...

I see what you mean about the lugs. I'm almost ashamed to. Show my Panerai on its bund, downright weaponized.

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I'm drawn to dials with nice numerals, and this one has exactly that.  Enjoy!

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Jewbaka

I didn't know that, it definitely makes me think better of the brand. Anyone that has a tourbillon under their belt can't be all too bad, right? 

Yeah, I think most folks think of them as a fashion watch brand (ala Michael Kors).  It's not a ton of in house stuff but lots of  Sellita, LJP, and JLC movements.

Not really an enthusiast brand (nor my specific aesthetic) but pretty competent overall.  I remember them having a pretty cool looking chronograph some years ago powered by a column wheel JLC movement.  If I recall correctly, it was 39mm and just under 13mm high.  Some actual high horology too.

Owner Review: Ralph Lauren Sporting Chronograph
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Edge168n

Yeah, I think most folks think of them as a fashion watch brand (ala Michael Kors).  It's not a ton of in house stuff but lots of  Sellita, LJP, and JLC movements.

Not really an enthusiast brand (nor my specific aesthetic) but pretty competent overall.  I remember them having a pretty cool looking chronograph some years ago powered by a column wheel JLC movement.  If I recall correctly, it was 39mm and just under 13mm high.  Some actual high horology too.

Owner Review: Ralph Lauren Sporting Chronograph

It won't be long before JLC starts making movements for Farer and Baltic.  I used to think of RL as the top tier fashion watch brand because of their origins but I'm starting to see them in a different light now.

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Its a great looking watch, i love how clean and minimalist it is but the text is an eyesore. 

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That's nice, although I agree that all of the font should be smaller.  

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Ralph Lauren doesn't even wear a polo watch soooo.....

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HotWatchChick69

Brings back PTSD for me when all the rich kids at school wore Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger and Abercrombie & Fitch, while I could only afford Target's store brand, Mossimo and Merona!

Dude your that young that they had Target when you were in school??!! 
 

for Me it’s more Woolworth’s / Kmart / even sears brand 

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Edge168n

Yeah, I think most folks think of them as a fashion watch brand (ala Michael Kors).  It's not a ton of in house stuff but lots of  Sellita, LJP, and JLC movements.

Not really an enthusiast brand (nor my specific aesthetic) but pretty competent overall.  I remember them having a pretty cool looking chronograph some years ago powered by a column wheel JLC movement.  If I recall correctly, it was 39mm and just under 13mm high.  Some actual high horology too.

Owner Review: Ralph Lauren Sporting Chronograph

Whoa!! Are you Frankenstein😱…

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Edge168n

Ralph Lauren takes its watches reasonably seriously (produced via a JV with Richemont) so I'm sure its a pretty competent watch.

I wish the Polo logo was a touch smaller but aesthetically its quite pleasant.

I have to agree.. very similar to what I mentioned last night I think with this classic design it’s just the font is just a bit too big and  the logo but overall I’m a fan of this design