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Old 25 January 2020, 06:58 AM   #31
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Great guitarist but I think he’s such a knob.
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Old 25 January 2020, 07:06 AM   #32
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Agree that JM is a true watch geek, as opposed to other celebs that merely buy and wear watches. Still...whenever I see someone whose collection of important watches only includes EXPENSIVE important watches, I lose a certain level of respect.


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Old 25 January 2020, 07:09 AM   #33
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Old 25 January 2020, 07:14 AM   #34
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I get my collector tips from Bethenny Frankel.

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Old 25 January 2020, 07:16 AM   #35
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Still...whenever I see someone whose collection of important watches only includes EXPENSIVE important watches, I lose a certain level of respect.
"Expensive" is relative. John is a pretty big fan of IWC's "Big Pilot" watches and none are "hot" in the sense that the stainless steel Daytona is. Also, a lot of them are under $10K- and his beloved Cousteau diver watch is what, $5K?

So... for a guy who can (and probably has) spent six-to-seven figures on a single watch, does that make his collection strictly expensive?
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Old 25 January 2020, 07:22 AM   #36
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Iím puzzled to name a more influential collector today.
Ed Sheeran likes watches.

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Old 25 January 2020, 07:23 AM   #37
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Old 25 January 2020, 07:28 AM   #38
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Old 25 January 2020, 07:31 AM   #39
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I follow Alton Brown for the cooking, but I really enjoy seeing the watches he has/acquires.
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Old 25 January 2020, 07:39 AM   #40
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This is an outdated assumption. China by now has it's own pop culture and fashion tastes. No one is listening to John Mayer there for example and luxury brands bend over backwards to court the Chinese consumer. This includes producing goods that are attractive to Chinese people. So maybe the reverse of what you say is true.





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When it comes to fashion and pop culture China is definitely not setting trends worldwide. They're buying what's popular in the west.
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Old 25 January 2020, 07:44 AM   #41
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Who is John Mayer , I would say that he might be big in the USA ( only because he seems to be named in a number of threads ) but in the rest of the world he is probably an unknown .
You are likely incorrect considering just last year he played shows in New Zealand, Honk Kong, Thailand and South Africa just to make a few.
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Old 25 January 2020, 08:12 AM   #42
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I didnít ask though who was more well known I asked more influential in watch world. I doubt Rafael is influencing many. He wears Richard Millie which is in its own stratosphere. Iíd argue Tiger is both more well known and influential globally as well than Roger. And none of them are really huge collectors outside of JM. A simple google search and Iím sure you and many others could easily understand who JM is. Just like any American can easily search Ronaldo if they didnít already know him. I repeat as you say who is more influential. I understand USA is not the world as well and neither is JM just known only within the US just because you and others arenít familiar
I think Nadal and Federer are better known in the world, because tennis is more popular than golf. What I have no doubt is that they are more exemplary than Tiger Woods
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Old 25 January 2020, 08:16 AM   #43
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John Mayer is solely responsible for the 116508 price skyrocketing in the United States. China has been aware that the green dialed watches are intriguing, but Mayer is the one who made us Americans go bonkers over it. Anyone who is trying to argue that Talking Watches w/ John Mayer 2 did NOT effect the market prices is wrong.
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Old 25 January 2020, 08:21 AM   #44
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Talking Watches w/ John Mayer 2 for sure for sure did. I think it's because folks are "man-crushing" on John Mayer in a similar way that they did/do on Steve McQueen :-)

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Old 25 January 2020, 08:24 AM   #45
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You are likely incorrect considering just last year he played shows in New Zealand, Honk Kong, Thailand and South Africa just to make a few.
But in the rest of the world he is still an unknown . Iíve learned from this thread he is a musician, is he a drummer or piano player .
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Old 25 January 2020, 08:27 AM   #46
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But in the rest of the world he is still an unknown . Iíve learned from this thread he is a musician, is he a drummer or piano player .
From what I heard he plays the flute.
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Old 25 January 2020, 08:36 AM   #47
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But in the rest of the world he is still an unknown . Iíve learned from this thread he is a musician, is he a drummer or piano player .
I guess you are trying to be cute. In 2013 he sold out Wembly stadium and played 6 other European cities, plus 17 in South America.
Iím not promoting his music, just get frustrated when people say nonsensical things without taking 30 seconds to use a search engine
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Old 25 January 2020, 08:40 AM   #48
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For some reason, when a "pop" star shows a bit of "substance," folks who think they know more about that "substance" get their shorts in a knot. The folks following the Grateful Dead did the same (including me). We're all singing a different tune these days, and JM is playing the guitar for us, usually with a big AP on his wrist.
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Old 25 January 2020, 08:46 AM   #49
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I guess you are trying to be cute. In 2013 he sold out Wembly stadium and played 6 other European cities, plus 17 in South America.
I’m not promoting his music, just get frustrated when people say nonsensical things without taking 30 seconds to use a search engine
Not trying to be cute & your quite obviously a big fan . Mr Mayer has a large following & seems to be a big watch influencer but it really is within the USA .
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Old 25 January 2020, 08:50 AM   #50
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John Mayer does not set the trends when it comes to watches, China does.


China? No way do they set trends. Jump of western trends and ride them until they are no longer trendy, yep, but they are not setting them.


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Old 25 January 2020, 08:51 AM   #51
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He's an unknown here in the USA. Any mediocre musician will millions of dollars can collect high end watches. Big deal. The worship this guy gets is hilarious.

He's extremely well known. I don't know where you got your info from. The guy is a legit musician and one of the best guitar players in the world.
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Old 25 January 2020, 09:01 AM   #52
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I'm a big JM fan because of his music, which I have liked for years and listen to when I work out at the gym. As to watches, he has influenced friends like Ed Sheeren but not publicly. The Hodinkee interviews had some effect but he does not put himself out as an expert or influencer, only as an enthusiast and collector. But haters gonna hate.
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Old 25 January 2020, 09:09 AM   #53
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He had a great line in that article referring to his COMEX sub,
“This is a watch, if you wore it to dinner, it’s invisible to people unless they know what it is,” says Mayer. “Those are my favorite watches.”
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Old 25 January 2020, 09:09 AM   #54
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I should add that JM is a phenomenal guitarist. The Grateful Dead had their pick of virtually any guitarist in the world and they picked JM. So, yeah, he has a bit of talent.
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Old 25 January 2020, 09:13 AM   #55
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Very nice collection and taste

He has some true gems in his collection. I’d still give the nod for influence to JM with his contributions on the content side at Hodinkee. Ed’s are more limited. JM did a heck of an article on the Black Bay from an artist’s perspective. Ed Sheeran is a newer collector than JM as well, but I’d put him right up there too. We should mention Eric Clapton as well, but perhaps not as influential as he used to be in the watch industry. Eric Clapton’s Slowhand at 70 performance at Royal Albert Hall was incredible. He performed wearing his 116610LN
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But, but, but China...lol


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Very nice collection and taste

He has some true gems in his collection. Iíd still give the nod for influence to JM with his contributions on the content side at Hodinkee. Edís are more limited. JM did a heck of an article on the Black Bay from an artistís perspective. Ed Sheeran is a newer collector than JM as well, but Iíd put him right up there too. We should mention Eric Clapton as well, but perhaps not as influential as he used to be in the watch industry.
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Old 25 January 2020, 09:19 AM   #57
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Old 25 January 2020, 09:25 AM   #58
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But in the rest of the world he is still an unknown . I’ve learned from this thread he is a musician, is he a drummer or piano player .
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I guess you are trying to be cute. In 2013 he sold out Wembly stadium and played 6 other European cities, plus 17 in South America.
I’m not promoting his music, just get frustrated when people say nonsensical things without taking 30 seconds to use a search engine
I have to agree with Sublovin. He’s collaborated with Clapton and Eric has called him a master guitarist. If you don’t know who JM is you just don’t know music and it has nothing to do with country. Even if not your style he is widely considered one of the best guitarists in the world today. He was chosen by Bob Weir and other GD members to be the guitarist for Dead and Company. He also has played with Carlos Santana and BB King. Probably someone worth researching.
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Old 25 January 2020, 09:30 AM   #59
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Old 25 January 2020, 09:34 AM   #60
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Influencer? I don't need any stinking influencer.
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