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Old 6 July 2019, 08:11 AM   #1
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Paul Thorpe

This guy is very knowledgeable, well worth watching his videos.

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Old 6 July 2019, 08:34 AM   #2
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Some of his content is really low-grade. Other bits, moderately useful.
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Old 8 July 2019, 01:11 AM   #3
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Some of his content is really low-grade. Other bits, moderately useful.

i have watched some of his stuff, i couldnt find anything that was 'really low-grade' i found it good stuff,

did you just feel the need to rubbish him regardless?
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Old 8 July 2019, 02:03 AM   #4
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i have watched some of his stuff, i couldnt find anything that was 'really low-grade' i found it good stuff,



did you just feel the need to rubbish him regardless?

This is a forum. Itís meant for public opinion!

People have different opinions, and this is my personal opinion. Or should I conform to what your views are, and retract what I had said?

The fact that that Iíve spent time watching many of his posts, would indicate that Iím somewhat Ďinterestedí in what he has to say. But, some of the way in which he articulates his views, strike me as rather low-grade.

Me saying that, isnít rubbishing him.

I could justify further and provide reasons to you for my critique, but then, I donít need to.
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Old 8 July 2019, 03:04 AM   #5
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This is a forum. It’s meant for public opinion!

People have different opinions, and this is my personal opinion. Or should I conform to what your views are, and retract what I had said?

The fact that that I’ve spent time watching many of his posts, would indicate that I’m somewhat ‘interested’ in what he has to say. But, some of the way in which he articulates his views, strike me as rather low-grade.

Me saying that, isn’t rubbishing him.

I could justify further and provide reasons to you for my critique, but then, I don’t need to.



Except that none of his content is 'really low grade'

if i was watching something that i found 'really low-grade' i wouldnt be spending time 'watching many of his posts' and that is your contradiction.

Now is it 'really low grade' or 'rather low grade'?
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Old 8 July 2019, 03:43 AM   #6
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Paul Thorpe

Sorry. Are you a friend of his or something??

Why are you labouring the point?

Iíve watched a few of his videos, some of which Iíve found to be really low-grade.

I needed to watch a few of his videos to have been able to have reached my conclusion. Like i said, some ok, some not. Just like many other people who choose to put themselves out there in the internet.

And, I may choose to watch further videos of his, if the content or subject is relevant.

No contradiction.

I hope thatís clear enough for you.
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Old 8 July 2019, 04:04 AM   #7
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Came across him on you tube last week must say quite enjoy watching. Nice to see from a dealer perspective without the crap
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Old 8 July 2019, 04:24 AM   #8
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Sorry. Are you a friend of his or something??

Why are you labouring the point?

Iíve watched a few of his videos, some of which Iíve found to be really low-grade.

I needed to watch a few of his videos to have been able to have reached my conclusion. Like i said, some ok, some not. Just like many other people who choose to put themselves out there in the internet.

And, I may choose to watch further videos of his, if the content or subject is relevant.

No contradiction.

I hope thatís clear enough for you.



no, never met him, but he knows his onions.
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Old 8 July 2019, 04:26 AM   #9
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no, never met him, but he knows his onions.

Yep thatís fair. He does.
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Old 8 July 2019, 04:32 AM   #10
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Yep thatís fair. He does.
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Old 8 July 2019, 04:42 AM   #11
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I've been in the watch world for 20+ years, not as a dealer, definitely an enthusiast. In my opinion Paul's knowledge is excellent, I love his channel and its content.

He is getting praised by other YouTube watch people and I think his channel will do very well. It is already gathering momentum.
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Old 10 July 2019, 04:52 AM   #12
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Iíve watched some more content of Paulís and I felt I should come back and say I was wrong.

Rather than saying I thought he was this or that, I should have explained in a far nicer way that I think the production of the videos could be a little more polished (my personal take is that itís a better delivery with a good mic and fixed setting).

I have to retract my statement because what heís actually saying is informative and thatís the important part.

My initial comment was based on his production and delivery of the content, not what he was actually saying, which is useful and better than others I have seen on YouTube.

Iíd agree with the OP, that his content is worth watching.
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Old 11 July 2019, 07:45 AM   #13
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Old 11 July 2019, 08:41 PM   #14
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Watched the episode on why he left the watch industry, quite sad really.
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Old 12 July 2019, 05:16 AM   #15
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Some of his content is really low-grade. Other bits, moderately useful.
He seems to know his stuff. Very useful information. The stories are great.
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Old 13 July 2019, 06:22 AM   #16
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Old 13 July 2019, 09:48 AM   #17
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Great to see him back!
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Old 13 July 2019, 09:50 AM   #18
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I really enjoy his videos. Makes a nice change from Paul Pluta.
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Old 13 July 2019, 02:09 PM   #19
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He's my latest favourite watch YouTuber. But this is somewhat alarming if true.

Treat it with a grain of salt.
https://www.watchpro.com/fake-rolex-...ictions-order/


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Old 13 July 2019, 04:44 PM   #20
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He's my latest favourite watch YouTuber. But this is somewhat alarming if true.

Treat it with a grain of salt.
https://www.watchpro.com/fake-rolex-...ictions-order/


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I don't see what this has to do with Paul Thorpe?
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Old 13 July 2019, 04:47 PM   #21
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no, never met him, but he knows his onions.
But does he know about his watches?
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Old 14 July 2019, 04:02 AM   #22
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He's my latest favourite watch YouTuber. But this is somewhat alarming if true.

Treat it with a grain of salt.
https://www.watchpro.com/fake-rolex-...ictions-order/


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This was Jamie Thorpe. Are you suggesting itís the same person?
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Old 29 July 2019, 12:25 AM   #24
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Good content but a lot of his 15+ minute videos could easily be 3 minutes. He and many others on YT tend to ramble. Get to the point.
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Old 29 July 2019, 12:33 AM   #25
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Does Mr. Thorpe always work from his car?

I suspect he knows a whole lot more about watches than the Rolex Rolex Rolex hawt content he's putting out. But that's what the market wants . . . .
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Does Mr. Thorpe always work from his car?

I suspect he knows a whole lot more about watches than the Rolex Rolex Rolex hawt content he's putting out. But that's what the market wants . . . .

a car is often a mobile office for many people
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So if anyone goes to WikiWatchLeaks, you will see it confirmed that Jamie Thorpe (the convicted watch fraudster) is in fact Paul Thorpe's son.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZD4qUBuqVY

The fact that this conviction fits in with when Paul departed YouTube may or may not be a coincidence (Paul clearly cites the robberies he endured as the reason).

As Paul Thorpe says in his statement, he is not responsible for the actions of a "relative". However, and I say this as someone who has found his return to YouTube to be refreshing and his videos to be very helpful, I am slightly surprised that he chose to use the word "relative" throughout, rather than son, denoting further distance from him as would be the case. Who refers to their son as a "relative"?!

I also think Paul Thorpe has to be realistic: basing much of his content on being an honest ex-dealer seeking to help us buyers out there, he should not be surprised that people will find it odd that his own son is a convicted watch fraudster. This weekend alone I have been the victim of two attempts at watch fraud, and believe you me, I have no time whatsoever for people like that.

I will remain open minded about Paul Thorpe, but I think he can expect more and more scrutiny as he seeks to build a YouTube and podcast presence that generates an income for him.
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Old 30 July 2019, 06:37 AM   #28
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So if anyone goes to WikiWatchLeaks, you will see it confirmed that Jamie Thorpe (the convicted watch fraudster) is in fact Paul Thorpe's son.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZD4qUBuqVY

The fact that this conviction fits in with when Paul departed YouTube may or may not be a coincidence (Paul clearly cites the robberies he endured as the reason).

As Paul Thorpe says in his statement, he is not responsible for the actions of a "relative". However, and I say this as someone who has found his return to YouTube to be refreshing and his videos to be very helpful, I am slightly surprised that he chose to use the word "relative" throughout, rather than son, denoting further distance from him as would be the case. Who refers to their son as a "relative"?!

I also think Paul Thorpe has to be realistic: basing much of his content on being an honest ex-dealer seeking to help us buyers out there, he should not be surprised that people will find it odd that his own son is a convicted watch fraudster. This weekend alone I have been the victim of two attempts at watch fraud, and believe you me, I have no time whatsoever for people like that.

I will remain open minded about Paul Thorpe, but I think he can expect more and more scrutiny as he seeks to build a YouTube and podcast presence that generates an income for him.

I wasnít aware of any of this. Just searched and the internet has so many references of this story about his Ďrelativeí.

Thats not ideal.
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Old 30 July 2019, 07:09 AM   #29
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZD4qUBuqVY

Paul answers for himself on this WikiWatchLeaks video
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I don't see why Paul should be judged because of something his son did. Many honest people have sons who have fallen foul of the law.

Put this in perspective. Paul isn't trying to sell watches, he is trying to build up a YouTube channel by producing informative videos from a dealers perspective. Draw inference from what you see and learn from his shared experience. It's not costing anything to watch him, if anyone feels like his is guilty by association then simply move on and watch Bark&Jack drinking coffee and talking sh1t.
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