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This thread needs a kick. This just in -- My new Braun!





As far as my quick research has indicated, this watch follows the design of Dieter Rams who studied at Wiesbaden School of Art from 1947 through 1953. He was an industrial designer of sorts who created a great catalog of work from Braun. I've also heard the style called Bauhaus, but I think that is at least sort-of incorrect as they are different German schools of art and design that operated in the same influential period.

I've been a fan of great industrial design for a long time insomuch that I've collected Henry Dreyfuss odds and ends as I followed my Mid Century Modern love (culminating in actually buying an MCM house and moving my family --- Yes... NUTS).

So, I don't know where I'm going with this. But for the price, at 38mm, and free two-day shipping delivering on a Sunday!.. How could I say no?

Yeah, it's a quartz, and probably not a particularly great one. But I like it. I think I'll put a Horween strap on it at 3x or 4x the value of the watch itself. Haha!

Dieter Rams had 10 principles for good design. His 10th follows my own passion for the Disciplined Pursuit of Less.

From Wikipedia
#10. - Is as little design as possible Less, but better because it concentrates on the essential aspects, and the products are not burdened with non-essentials. Back to purity, back to simplicity.



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To steal from Tom Wolfe: From Bauhaus To Our House.




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Originally posted by r0gue: #10. - Is as little design as possible Less, but better because it concentrates on the essential aspects, and the products are not burdened with non-essentials.
Or, to use words that follow the principle..."Less is more." ;-)
 
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Very nice! I know crap about design, but, I know what I like. Nice!

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This thread needs a kick. This just in -- My new Braun!







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This thread needs a kick. This just in -- My new Braun!

Where does the coffee come out?

No coffee, but if you hold it against your face you get a nice shave.
 
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A busy week for me as I added another cheap date, my new Seiko 5. The embodiment of a value proposition (to borrow the HODINKEE catch phrase).

Impeccably finished. Quite amazing. Jubilee style bracelet. Automatic movement with day/date complication and glistening center hand sweep seconds. I'm in love a little bit.

All for less than $80 delivered. Absurd. I'll probably put a $200 shell cordovan strap on it one day. That's also absurd! Smile




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Originally posted by r0gue: A busy week for me as I added another cheap date, my new Seiko 5.
I like it. Mine doesn't have the Jubilee-style bracelet, and the day and date rings are white. I think I like the back better.
 
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My old Seiko 5, which I bought used here, is on my wrist everyday at work where it takes a beating! It laughs!


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It is very hard to beat a Seiko for value and utility.

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My old Seiko 5, which I bought used here, is on my wrist everyday at work where it takes a beating! It laughs!


Wear my Seiko 5 to work every day, too. Anything I wear takes a beating 'cause I'm a bit, um, clumsy. It doesn't show it.


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My old Seiko 5, which I bought used here, is on my wrist everyday at work where it takes a beating! It laughs!


Wear my Seiko 5 to work every day, too. Anything I wear takes a beating 'cause I'm a bit, um, clumsy. It doesn't show it.


I'm a huge fan of fine watches, but there is something liberating about a watch that you could buy 20 of, for less than the cost of a Rolex service.



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I think I need a gold Rolex President. Smile




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It's not a Marathon, Rolex, Brietling, etc...

But it's mine, and ohhhh so comfy. My new Seiko Baby Tuna Auto. My first, and definitely not my last Seiko time piece. I'm thinking Zulu strap in the near future.



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I like that black tuna. What is the model number?




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I like that black tuna. What is the model number?


Thanks! It's the SRP641K1


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What do I want? A time machine.
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And a gift to my dad, who wore a Seiko all through my childhood and early adult life. Not sure what happened to it, but he hasn't worn a watch since. I'm presenting it to him this weekend.

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Isaiah 54:17 - No weapon formed against us shall prosper....

What do I want? A time machine.
When do I want it? Irrelevant.
 
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My one and only automatic and first Rolex. I love this baby!!




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That's the model I just bought. Mine has a black and dark blue bezel.
 
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That's the model I just bought. Mine has a black and dark blue bezel.


Sounds like the BLNR model. I love that look, just couldn't find the extra 2k to buy one. I got a hell of a great price on this one.



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