How important is the watch brand name to you ?

IMHO very important ..i wont buy certain brands just because of the watch name and no other reason  ..Oris , Formex, Dufrane, Zenith, Nixon ,Junkers,Junghans ..come to mind ..😂. Any replies would be welcomed..oh yes throw in Ugly watch co...what a branding blunder why would i want to wear something that names itself ugly...ridiculous

i just thought of another name i dislike Yema ..that means egg yolk in spanish YECH ...would

 anyone want a watch named Yolk or egg ..hey im wearing  my egg today  ..cmon not me  

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Not very important to me. Verified reviews, wrist photos, technical specifications, and fit & finish are much more important aspects of a watch for me.

Do you mean you don’t like the name itself phonetically or for its meaning?  For example Oris, an Egyptian god, or Nixon, because of…well you know 😂. Or do you mean you don’t like watches from those brands due to other reasons, so seeing the name instantly turns you off?

I’ll be honest, I hate the name “Pagani Design”, but I love their quality (never owned one) and I have other AliExpress brand watches that love. 

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I went to school with a guy named Christopher Ward. The dude was a straight up D-bag. There's no way I would ever wear a watch with his name on it, no matter how much it appealed to me. Now that CW has adopted the new logo? Maybe, but it would still make me think of that prick, so....probably not. 😂

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Unfotunate to miss out on good watches because you have a rule about names.  There are brands I don't really like, but I give them a fair shot when they put out a watch.  I'm always open to a brand doing something I'll like despite not having done so in the past.  

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NewbombTurk

I went to school with a guy named Christopher Ward. The dude was a straight up D-bag. There's no way I would ever wear a watch with his name on it, no matter how much it appealed to me. Now that CW has adopted the new logo? Maybe, but it would still make me think of that prick, so....probably not. 😂

Now this I could totally understand.  I am with you 100% on this. Funny…I had a Christopher (last name redacted) in highschool as well that was..not the friendliest sometimes, for lack of a nastier term.

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HoroMichigan

Not very important to me. Verified reviews, wrist photos, technical specifications, and fit & finish are much more important aspects of a watch for me.

Do you mean you don’t like the name itself phonetically or for its meaning?  For example Oris, an Egyptian god, or Nixon, because of…well you know 😂. Or do you mean you don’t like watches from those brands due to other reasons, so seeing the name instantly turns you off?

I’ll be honest, I hate the name “Pagani Design”, but I love their quality (never owned one) and I have other AliExpress brand watches that love. 

In reply to your question here are my various reasons Oris sounds too close to orifice, Formex sounds like an industrial cleaner or similar, Dufrane sounds like doofus , Zenith sounds like an old now defunct tv manufacturer, Nixon well i 

wasnt a fan of his fan to say the least, Junkers well look at the name i dont wear JUNK, and Junghans is too similar to Junkers, Ugly watch co is just an incredbily inept branding of a company name ..who would 

want to wear Ugly...hope you have a good laugh though im serious you wont catch me wearing any of those watch brands though im sure they make nice watches..As you know watches are an emotional buy and i think they reflect who you are so name is important ...😀

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NewbombTurk

I went to school with a guy named Christopher Ward. The dude was a straight up D-bag. There's no way I would ever wear a watch with his name on it, no matter how much it appealed to me. Now that CW has adopted the new logo? Maybe, but it would still make me think of that prick, so....probably not. 😂

Mkes sense to me ...😂

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NewbombTurk

I went to school with a guy named Christopher Ward. The dude was a straight up D-bag. There's no way I would ever wear a watch with his name on it, no matter how much it appealed to me. Now that CW has adopted the new logo? Maybe, but it would still make me think of that prick, so....probably not. 😂

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  • When I was in high school, would always walk by this set of planters between the english and the history departments, and these f*cking idiot sh*tbag skater punks would always sit there, doing ollies and sh*t, lighting stuff on fire, sneaking smokes, etc., etc.
  • Every time I would walk by and see these morons, I would think to myself, "I shudder to think what kind of mutant sperm produced these troglodytes"
  • 10 years later, fellow high school buddies tell me, "Oh, you remember Tom Delonge?  Yeah, he and his buddies are Blink-182"
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And here's the thing:  there are tons and tons of people out there who love their music!  And they probably rapturously follow every tweet or Instagram post by the band members.  And they probably sit around and try to parse the deep meaning behind every Blink-182 lyric, when they're high on mushrooms.  But...  the reality is that there is no meaning, because the band members are just a bunch of meathead idiots.

Which gave me the following insight...  the other night a neighbor was talking about watching the latest Beatles documentary, and I realized, "Oh, wait a minute...  there's someone out there right now who is like, 'John Lennon?  Seriously???  I went to high school with that f*cking idiot.  Dude was a complete d-bag!'"

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thekris

Unfotunate to miss out on good watches because you have a rule about names.  There are brands I don't really like, but I give them a fair shot when they put out a watch.  I'm always open to a brand doing something I'll like despite not having done so in the past.  

Yes i can respect your reply totally but as i wrote buying a watch is totally a luxury and an emotional decision . That decision involves not just its looks but how you feel about  looking at it from all sorts of sides including name, story, where it was manufactured and many other aspects . One reason that much thought often goes into the watch brand name it is an important decision for any watch maker. 

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watch396

In reply to your question here are my various reasons Oris sounds too close to orifice, Formex sounds like an industrial cleaner or similar, Dufrane sounds like doofus , Zenith sounds like an old now defunct tv manufacturer, Nixon well i 

wasnt a fan of his fan to say the least, Junkers well look at the name i dont wear JUNK, and Junghans is too similar to Junkers, Ugly watch co is just an incredbily inept branding of a company name ..who would 

want to wear Ugly...hope you have a good laugh though im serious you wont catch me wearing any of those watch brands though im sure they make nice watches..As you know watches are an emotional buy and i think they reflect who you are so name is important ...😀

Okay…orifice absolutely made my day, maybe my week. I will never not associate the two now 😂😂😂 Touché to the highest degree. May I take a guess and say are you involved in literary academics?  Those associations are on-point and I totally see where you are coming from. Great comment!

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Mr.Dee.Bater

OMG!  Similar story:

  • When I was in high school, would always walk by this set of planters between the english and the history departments, and these f*cking idiot sh*tbag skater punks would always sit there, doing ollies and sh*t, lighting stuff on fire, sneaking smokes, etc., etc.
  • Every time I would walk by and see these morons, I would think to myself, "I shudder to think what kind of mutant sperm produced these troglodytes"
  • 10 years later, fellow high school buddies tell me, "Oh, you remember Tom Delonge?  Yeah, he and his buddies are Blink-182"
  • WTF???
Blink-182: Enema of the State Album Review | Pitchfork

And here's the thing:  there are tons and tons of people out there who love their music!  And they probably rapturously follow every tweet or Instagram post by the band members.  And they probably sit around and try to parse the deep meaning behind every Blink-182 lyric, when they're high on mushrooms.  But...  the reality is that there is no meaning, because the band members are just a bunch of meathead idiots.

Which gave me the following insight...  the other night a neighbor was talking about watching the latest Beatles documentary, and I realized, "Oh, wait a minute...  there's someone out there right now who is like, 'John Lennon?  Seriously???  I went to high school with that f*cking idiot.  Dude was a complete d-bag!'"

That is hilarious! I'm not really a Blink 182 fan, myself. Good thing Tom isn't pumping out watches!