Which is the watch brand that makes the most controversial watches?

In my opinion, it鈥檚 Corum. They manufacture watches in both design and style that you either love or hate

I'd say Jacob an Co

If we're going by lewd imagery it's tied between Corum and Ulysses Nardin, I think.

Invicta, Jacon and Co, Hublot. Somtimes Omega and Tag produce gaudy or questionable limited edition watches. I'm not familiar with Corum. U.Nardin is rarely mentioned.

recently i think its ap since most of their latest release arent that they usually do, lol

Some of the Frank Mullers are oddities too.

Kieron

I'd say Jacob an Co

I think it鈥檚 more a status symbol than a watch

abelBGNR

I think it鈥檚 more a status symbol than a watch

I thought more of a map of space,gambling machine or piano 馃槀馃ぃ馃憤

abelBGNR

I think it鈥檚 more a status symbol than a watch

But nobody outside the watch world know Jacob & Co. So how can that be a status symbol?

OK, controversial?

How about Rolex?

Lots hate 'em, lots love 'em, ain't that controversy?

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BadgeHoarder

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So true

abelBGNR

So true

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Hint: Its a real Apple Watch

StevieC54

But nobody outside the watch world know Jacob & Co. So how can that be a status symbol?

Due to Ronaldo and Mcgregor more more outside the watch community knows, but thats my opinion

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Yep鈥 Corum get a lot of stick, bring it, I still think they make more interesting watches than most.

Here is the thing - they do make some very technical pieces as well. The Golden Bridge is very interesting, their Design Concepts are quite neat, and despite appearances, the Bubble has a lot going for it. The Admirals Cup is a nice sporty watch as well. They do, sometimes, swing and miss in terms of limited editions and one-offs, but they do well in the Asian markets, and they offer a bold option if you are willing to accept.

abelBGNR

Due to Ronaldo and Mcgregor more more outside the watch community knows, but thats my opinion

But the general public? Not everybody know Ronaldo or Mcgregor, much less pay attention to them.

I still say that most Jacob & Co offerings look like a collaboration between Helen Keller and Chat GPT.

I like RM but this watch was weird I thought

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StevieC54

OK, controversial?

How about Rolex?

Lots hate 'em, lots love 'em, ain't that controversy?

Only Swatch, in recent years, has caused as much debate and argument as Rolex does.

Jacob & Co they proudly brand themselves as watches for billionaires. While they have some technically marvelous watches, a lot of their stuff screams "Flex buying".

StevieC54

But the general public? Not everybody know Ronaldo or Mcgregor, much less pay attention to them.

I鈥檒l settle this..Based on @StevieC54鈥檚 criteria, no watch is controversial because the general public doesn鈥檛 really pay attention to watches. The most bought watch is Apple鈥檚 creation.

So I think OP is asking in the watch community which watch is the most controversial?

I think it鈥檚 the dang fake clones/homages. But that鈥檚 just me.

Lacquerite

Jacob & Co they proudly brand themselves as watches for billionaires. While they have some technically marvelous watches, a lot of their stuff screams "Flex buying".

All true. But, I鈥檝e seen one in person (astronomic) and damn they are mesmerizing. I wouldn鈥檛 wear one, because frankly they aren鈥檛 comfortable looking and thick and fragile (plus the I can鈥檛 afford one thing). But man they are cool in person

Swatch watch with bunnies is a winner in this category

The only Corum I've ever considered:

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and I have a love/hate relationship with it as well. I love the fact that it plays into my other hobby, as it's made from a genuine $20 gold piece and is a watch. I hate the fact that they destroyed a genuine $20 gold piece to actually make the watch and completely ruined it as a coin. Also, the missing seconds hand kills me from the watch perspective.

vinchesidesigns

Swatch watch with bunnies is a winner in this category

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This one? The Frank Kozik / KidRobot ones?

lol

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BadgeHoarder

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Hint: Its a real Apple Watch

You make a smartwatch, okay (Apple). Then a Haute Horlogerie swiss brand makes a 20k flick watch. Then Apple makes a smartwatch looks like just the high end flick wathc. What could be the next move in this "beef"? 馃槀

gizzhead

You make a smartwatch, okay (Apple). Then a Haute Horlogerie swiss brand makes a 20k flick watch. Then Apple makes a smartwatch looks like just the high end flick wathc. What could be the next move in this "beef"? 馃槀

The big flex:

Apple buys Moser, then just shuts it down and fires everyone.

Just for shitz n giggles on a Tuesday afternoon with change from the between cushions from an executive鈥檚 couch.

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For real tho鈥, I love Moser and the wacky stuff they do!

The design language of Moser doesn't speak to me, but I admit they produce exceptional stuff!

But I am very open minded, if someone wants to convince me they would fit me, I can accept one or two! 馃槈 馃槀

I guess that it depends on the definition of controversial.

Brutal consumerism? Maybe Hublot.

Unfortunate brand naming decision? Without doubt it's going to be U-BOAT, unless someone come up with the Fat Boy or Zyklon B next.

Nouveaux richness decadence? Jacob & Co. & Richard Mills are definitively there.

Porn? Well here it's hard to beat Ulysse Nardin Hourstriker Erotica watches.

Blatant money grab run? Easily the MoonSwatch the other plastic wonder.

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