Watched him for a while, but after him no capable of speaking at a normal volume, I stopped watching this character.
I dont think its free, the deal is, he makes a video about a watch, and the company "pays" him with something, in this case a watch. I didnt see the video, but sometimes its like that.Even if he got to keep it it’s still worth almost $1800 I don’t have or know anyone who got free $1800 watches.
Indices is possibly a little arch, and makes people think the singular is indice (pronounced "indissy"), which isn't a word. Indexes is an acceptable plural form irrespective of context.I have a difficult time watching him and rarely do so but he was correct about the lume not aligning with several indices so I have to give him credit for that. A quick question for the WIS Grammar Police. He used the word, indexes which is correct if he was talking about several directories, but is the plural form of a watch index, indices or indexes? Would, baton/batons be the better word?
+1I sat through the whole review that was posted and fail to see a problem with it. He's entitled to his opinions and his opinions are reasonable with some evidence behind them. You don't have to agree with him. Also, he's not bragging about his Rolex Explorer II - he said that he was spoiled by his Explorer II for having a quick set hour (which is his preference) as opposed to the quick set GMT on this watch.
And are you intimating that if you get a free watch, it's somehow wrong to complain about it? Because that's what it sounds like to me by the way you worded the title.
Finally, I doubt he was given the watch, it looks like one of those loaners that does the rounds of Youtube reviewers.
Truly. There are so many cookie cutter videos on YouTube. These guys (& a couple of gals) are only trying to get to a point where they can get a few bucks for their opinions, not just watches. If I see the same formulaic approach, same background scenery (table map) with hands flopping around, over dubbed speech, all giving measurements in basically the same order as each other, giving us obvious information we could get from a few still pictures, I don't know what to think any more!One of the problems with this hobby in todays world is that if you're not willing to make or sell watches, in order to capitalize on watches you have to talk about them, and part of talking about them is elevating them to a place beyond what they really are, watches.
A great deal of what gets discussed is forced, because it provides economic prospect to do so.
It's a shame.
Ah yes, the off-topic watch hipster-snob is here. I was wondering when you would show up. Soapbox probably getting worn out by now.Well, to put this in my perspective, I was going through my closet and found two quartz watches from 1990s made for fashion brand out of Boston MA, called Joseph Abboud. I looked at the cases of the watches the finely brushed sides with fancy lugs (a la Breguet) with applied and polished Art Deco numerals, guilloche dial, framed date window, coin edge bezel....Well I thought this $74 quartz watch is better made than 90% of new releases from major brands. That Zodiac watch is a joke in terms of craftsmanship of the case and the dial. To be honest most of the watches I see are a rip off , save for some superb cases and dials from PP, VC, Chopard or Breguet , where you can actually hold the watch in your hand and appreciate that this is not something off the shelf generic crap with generic movement and sloppily printed dial.
It's always a little cringey listening to some these reviewers insist on (over)using "indices" to the point that it's obvious that they don't really grasp it as a word.Indices is possibly a little arch, and makes people think the singular is indice (pronounced "indissy"), which isn't a word. Indexes is an acceptable plural form irrespective of context.
I totally agree with you on this. I'm not sure what is happening to him lately, but I feel he's getting more and more vindictive with everything, and that exact comment where he stated that he was more knowledgeable than every other YouTubers turned me off too. He was much more easy-going few months/years ago.Time teller has some issues certainly, but to me, Frederico irritates me just as much. It was a relatively recent video when he claimed to know more than any other watch reviewer on YouTube. I’m not sure the universe of reviewers he was comparing himself to, but pointing to the fact that you used to work at Wempe or something doesn’t automatically make you the best/smartest watch reviewer out there. He certainly has a lot of expertise to share, but those blanket, pompous statements really turn me off. Haven’t watched a video of his since.
I also noticed the change in demeanour from the laid back Fed of old to the new (Much richer) more aggressive and confrontational new Fed.I totally agree with you on this. I'm not sure what is happening to him lately, but I feel he's getting more and more vindictive with everything, and that exact comment where he stated that he was more knowledgeable than every other YouTubers turned me off too. He was much more easy-going few months/years ago.
Newly moneyed and becoming more aggressive and controversial? Say it isn't soI also noticed the change in demeanour from the laid back Fed of old to the new (Much richer) more aggressive and confrontational new Fed.
Think I preferred the old fatter one actually.