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.
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.
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!
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?
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.
I'm drawn to dials with nice numerals, and this one has exactly that. Enjoy!
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.
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.
Its a great looking watch, i love how clean and minimalist it is but the text is an eyesore.
That's nice, although I agree that all of the font should be smaller.
Ralph Lauren doesn't even wear a polo watch soooo.....
Dude your that young that they had Target when you were in school??!!
for Me it’s more Woolworth’s / Kmart / even sears brand
Whoa!! Are you Frankenstein😱…
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