Can’t stand them myself. The only one I’ve ever found that did a good execution on them was RGM…I see more and more of these, so there certainly must be a significant number of folks who desire these. To me, it seems to take a watch that has potential to be handsome and turns it into a carnival trick.
To be more specific, if it's a skeleton or open heart just for the sake of being a skeleton watch, I find these ugly.
Although, in that vein, I must admit there are exceptions when the skeletonized format actually serves a purpose in the design and isn't just a 'deconstructed' look thrown together. An example of this would be the Jacob and Co. Astronomia. Though I wouldn't (& couldn't anyway $$$$) wear one, I would certainly covet and stare it all the time, lol. Tourbillons are neat too, but I haven't seen one in person as some photograph totally different and look like crap in photos but stunning in person, so can't comment on those, but having a 'theme' to show this off is also OK in my book.
Curious if I am alone in this loathing of themeless skeleton and open heart watches.