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Old 31 December 2018, 06:09 PM   #1
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Why is Yacht Master II so underrated?

I have a big wrist and have been wanting to add YM2 SS to my collection for a long time. Everytime I get closer to pulling the trigger I ask myself why are these not so popular and relatively easier to get?
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Old 31 December 2018, 06:13 PM   #2
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The big “YACHT-MASTER II” on the bezel?
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Old 31 December 2018, 06:26 PM   #3
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They are called ClownMaster for a reason ... they are hideous and hard to read as a watch
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Old 31 December 2018, 06:37 PM   #4
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Because they’re ugly
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Old 31 December 2018, 06:38 PM   #5
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If you like it, go for it. You won't owe an explanation to anyone (other than your wife).
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Old 31 December 2018, 06:41 PM   #6
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I think that the reason they don't speak to everyone is that they are a bit much. With its big "YACHT MASTER II" text and many elements, it's a watch that stands out.
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Old 31 December 2018, 06:44 PM   #7
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I think that the reason they don't speak to everyone is that they are a bit much. With its big "YACHT MASTER II" text and many elements, it's a watch that stands out.
This. But in a bad way
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Old 31 December 2018, 07:02 PM   #8
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because the trend of wearing oversize watches is dead.
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Old 31 December 2018, 07:05 PM   #9
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its less that its underrated and more that its loud, big, has a regatta timer, and large text on the bezel.

Doesnt necessarily mean anything other than the fact that those who want that is a much smaller subset of Rolex buyers.
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Old 31 December 2018, 07:12 PM   #10
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its less that its underrated and more that its loud, big, has a regatta timer, and large text on the bezel.

Doesnt necessarily mean anything other than the fact that those who want that is a much smaller subset of Rolex buyers.

Loud and big is just my type
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Old 31 December 2018, 07:24 PM   #11
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YM2 design is something that Invicta could come up with, haha.
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Old 31 December 2018, 07:35 PM   #12
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I have a big wrist and have been wanting to add YM2 SS to my collection for a long time. Everytime I get closer to pulling the trigger I ask myself why are these not so popular and relatively easier to get?
You like it and want one but aren’t getting it because you think it’s unpopular?

If i’m in a position to buy something I want, I’ll generally not ask for other people feelings and thoughts on it....
It’s for you, no one else, get it
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Old 31 December 2018, 07:37 PM   #13
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Good for you if you like it
But for me it just unbelievable ugly

Never understood why they made that watch
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Old 31 December 2018, 07:45 PM   #14
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As already written:The letters “YACHT-MASTER II” on the bezel.
FUGLY IMHO!
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Old 31 December 2018, 07:49 PM   #15
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I wonder if they could tone it down. Make a 40-42mm chrono, not as bulky or flashy. Like older regata yachttimers.
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Old 31 December 2018, 07:51 PM   #16
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Your money your wrist
If you want it ... buy it!

Personally, not for me due to many reasons listed previously but everyone is different with different tastes and styles


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Old 31 December 2018, 07:54 PM   #17
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Old 31 December 2018, 08:16 PM   #18
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I own a YG YM2. It screams "F-U" (watch) to everyone. It's obnoxious, 44mm (Big) and just right in your face with a blue bezel. What's not to like? Not many people feel comfortable wearing it...I love it, when people stare. It's as said above, an acquired taste.
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I own a YG YM2. It screams "F-U" (watch) to everyone. It's obnoxious, 44mm (Big) and just right in your face with a blue bezel. What's not to like? Not many people feel comfortable wearing it...I love it, when people stare. It's as said above, an acquired taste.
no... it screams YACHTMASTER II in giant text

Is says F-U in a much more low key way by comparison.

They may not be staring, they may be reading the text from across the room
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Old 31 December 2018, 08:41 PM   #21
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no... it screams YACHTMASTER II in giant text

Is says F-U in a much more low key way by comparison.

They may not be staring, they may be reading the text from across the room
I like to read the text across on other YM2s...At times they're wearing a fake one (Notice the R. It's always messed in the fake one)
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Old 31 December 2018, 08:46 PM   #22
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For me, it's a size issue. Too big.
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Old 31 December 2018, 09:08 PM   #24
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I have a big wrist and have been wanting to add YM2 SS to my collection for a long time. Everytime I get closer to pulling the trigger I ask myself why are these not so popular and relatively easier to get?
I think multiple reasons (some of which are mentioned on this thread).

Itís a radical departure from more established Rolex designs and quite a polarising watch.

It has a complication that is unlikely to be used by most of its owners (and therefore seen as unnecessary by most). Itís very specialised as a result,

Personally, I donít find it particularly pleasing on the eye or easy to read.

For me itís a no, but many love it
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Old 31 December 2018, 09:30 PM   #25
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If you like it, go for it. You won't owe an explanation to anyone (other than your wife).
Just like to be rational abt any decision I make...

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Old 31 December 2018, 09:31 PM   #26
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Hey I like it but it is simply too big for me wrist, itís not that I do not find it a cool weekend watch but I cannot pull off a 44 mm simply that


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Old 31 December 2018, 09:32 PM   #27
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It has a complication that is unlikely to be used by most of its owners (and therefore seen as unnecessary by most). Itís very specialised as a result,
And the complication brings a large premium, so it's very expensive and useless to 99.9% of the population.
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Old 31 December 2018, 09:32 PM   #28
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Same for explorer 2, its too big


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Old 31 December 2018, 09:32 PM   #29
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I think that the reason they don't speak to everyone is that they are a bit much. With its big "YACHT MASTER II" text and many elements, it's a watch that stands out.
Never thought of the YACHT-MASTER II but now looking at other models none has this big writing on the bezel
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Old 31 December 2018, 09:33 PM   #30
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because the trend of wearing oversize watches is dead.
Quite a large Panerai following on this forum may disagree with you there..myself included..lol



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