Is it necessary to include my Rolex in gun pics?


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bluez4u
November 25, 2010, 01:03 AM
Is it necessary to include my Rolex in gun pics?
or just my knife?
I just find it funny......:what:

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twofifty
November 25, 2010, 01:26 AM
If it's a Glock you can use your Timex.

Furious_George
November 25, 2010, 01:33 AM
HAHA you're right about the watches. The worst thing is that I haven't ever seen a decent looking watch in any of those pictures. It's never a cool old Ulysse Nardin or Vacheron. It's always some really gaudy new watch. Oh and don't forget the flashlights and pepper spray that find their way into the pictures too.

CraigC
November 25, 2010, 01:41 AM
Everybody's a critic. :rolleyes:

nwilliams
November 25, 2010, 01:58 AM
Is it necessary to include my Rolex in gun pics?

Perhaps it's just because I've been up for going on 20 hours now but I'm confused, am I missing something here?:scrutiny:

Dimis
November 25, 2010, 02:08 AM
it doesnt bother me to see watches as long as it fits into the "theme" of the picture but when I see a tactical watch with a BBQ gun its a bit odd

theres one pic of a guys "fitz" on here that has an old knife and watch etc in the pic and it just sets the tone for the firarm so nicely

vaherder
November 25, 2010, 08:32 AM
Just remember if you are taking pixs of your PPK or PPS the watch you wear must be an Omega.

Don't forget to also frame your trophy wifie in the pixs wearing something from Bebe,

Va herder

GBExpat
November 25, 2010, 08:38 AM
Perhaps it's just because I've been up for going on 20 hours now but I'm confused, am I missing something here? :scrutiny:

Sounds to me like he may be responding to a posted pic of something like a "nightstand display" of a HD handgun but also includes the guy's Rolex ...

... which would strike me as funny/silly, also.

Silvanus
November 25, 2010, 08:42 AM
Why not? People often like to show all the stuff they carry daily. That usually includes guns, knives, wallets, cell-phones and guess what? Watches... I don't see why it matters anyway...

loadedround
November 25, 2010, 08:50 AM
Can all of us tell time? Hard to tell with some of the posts I've seen.

olderguns
November 25, 2010, 08:51 AM
I personally can't take a good picture so I hardly ever post one anywhere,
as to the OP Question I've Always just thought guys are trying to set up something that looks nice, or What they carry everyday.
And the Rolex"s maybe a guy who spent a good part of his life working to get something,
and he is proud of it, & wants to show it off the same why we like to show our guns ,

rattletrap1970
November 25, 2010, 08:53 AM
I think it's just a picture consisting of the things that are important to people to carry everyday. I personally carry a 1901 17 Jewel Silver Elgin Pocket watch when I carry my 1918 Colt 1903 Hammerless. Hey guys can accessorize too.

Mousegun
November 25, 2010, 08:54 AM
Rolex knock offs

22-rimfire
November 25, 2010, 09:14 AM
If it is an EDC thread, go for it.

EddieNFL
November 25, 2010, 09:47 AM
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a338/EddieF/IMG00041.jpg

AirForceShooter
November 25, 2010, 10:06 AM
The rolex is only included in picture of 1911's and Hi-Powers.
There may be an exception for chrome PPK's.

Otherwisw leave the Rolex out

AFS

12131
November 25, 2010, 10:09 AM
Why is it funny?

walker944
November 25, 2010, 10:15 AM
Is it necessary to include my Rolex in gun pics?


That's hysterical...I appreciate fine craftsmanship as well as the next guy, but I can't help thinking the whole posing on the handgun with fine watches, knives, and other staged props is just a bit girly! :neener: Just my opinion.

bikerdoc
November 25, 2010, 10:21 AM
Watches are a tool just like guns and knives.
Far be it for me to critcise anyones choices, if you can afford a rolex, go for it. But a timex gives me more money to spend on ammo :)

cane
November 25, 2010, 10:26 AM
At one time, in some groups, they all had S&W model 60s, a Randall knife, a Rolex watch and a star sapphire ring. Maybe the watch is all they kept.

Wishoot
November 25, 2010, 10:33 AM
Don't forget to also frame your trophy wifie in the pixs wearing something from Bebe,

Or Fredrick's of Hollywood. Whichever is good.

Rembrandt
November 25, 2010, 10:58 AM
The Rolex is a diversion....just like gun ads that show bikini clad women, they don't want you to see the idiot mark on their 1911.

MMCSRET
November 25, 2010, 11:01 AM
I'll use my great grandfathers Hamilton Railroad watch. It works well even today and was acquired as part of a horse trade in 1911. Most gun trades are the basic equivalent of a horse trade, be sure to "check the TEETH". Oh; he was not a railroader, just a very successful horse trader.

Hansli
November 25, 2010, 11:06 AM
Sundial, shield, short sword, plumed helmet.

EddieNFL
November 25, 2010, 11:14 AM
Why is it funny?
Not funny...just asinine. Who cares what someone includes in a pix?

RBH44
November 25, 2010, 11:25 AM
REALLY!?, Somebody actually has nothing better to do than to complain about what someone else puts in a picture?

walker944
November 25, 2010, 11:27 AM
Sundial, shield, short sword, plumed helmet.

Good one, Hansli!! ROTFL
I just don't want to see a pic of any of you guys posing in one of those Roman Centurian shorty skirts!! LOL

Markus
November 25, 2010, 11:36 AM
How bout a pic of a Jennings .22 and stolen rolex ?

walker944
November 25, 2010, 11:59 AM
REALLY!?, Somebody actually has nothing better to do than to complain about what someone else puts in a picture?

And, obviously you have "nothing better to do than to complain" about people poking a little fun at what some of us find humorous. :neener: :D

gloucestergarand
November 25, 2010, 12:08 PM
Good thing about us 2A types...we are an inclusive bunch...unlike over at the rolexforum, where pix of firearms are strictly forbidden...guess the "neiddish" crowd can't stand the heat! I wear a GMT the same reason I carry a Colt Commander and count a Black Lab as my best friend...they all serve a specific purpose to a "T".

hardluk1
November 25, 2010, 12:32 PM
a picture of a rolex with anything. Sooo what. Hope there impressed.

jimmyraythomason
November 25, 2010, 12:38 PM
Is it necessary to include my Rolex in gun pics?
No but I do wish you would put on shoes. I have seen WAY too may toes in gun pics!

InkEd
November 25, 2010, 12:47 PM
(Spoken in snooty fashion stylist voice)

You don't care the Colt 1911 and Rolex Submariner. Very well.
Perhaps something else will better suite your style?
May I suggest a few ensembles for you.....

Try this Beretta 92 and Movado Fiero. Too Modern?

Here's a classic S&W 686 and Longines Evidenza. Too bulky?

Something more avante garde? Try this BHP and Tag Heuer Monaco.

You desire a more casual appearance? Perfectly fine.
Here's a basic Glock 19 and Citizen Eco-Drive SkyHawk.

Sir, I'm sorry but your Master Card seems to be over the limit. Would you like to use another card? No, we do not accept personal checks. Cash is acceptable, of course.

Well, my good man for that amount of money.... maybe you should look at this Hi-Point with plastic grips and zinc frame. It is a perfect match with this Casio Calculator model with Twist-o-Flex Band.....

bannockburn
November 25, 2010, 01:01 PM
I'm not a professional photographer but I can see using various props, such as a watch, a knife, a Zippo lighter, etc., to give the setting a little bit of ambiance. I can remember years ago various photos in magazines like Guns and Ammo, Guns, and American Handgunner were often posed like that. Things like a glass half filled with whiskey, a smoldering cigar or cigarette, a folding knife, a fine writing instrument (usually a Mont Blanc pen), an expensive watch, a high end leather holster, a few loose rounds of ammo (or magazine), and of course, the featured gun, were all considered key elements in a photo shoot. Just seemed to be an ongoing trend at the time and probably had more to do with product placement and commercial advertising than anything else.

HOLYROLLER
November 25, 2010, 01:12 PM
What an awesome thread, it is always healthy when a group can laugh at themself. I am a fly-by-night photographer and find it hilarious to see pics with odd props.

GBExpat
November 25, 2010, 01:14 PM
No but I do wish you would put on shoes. I have seen WAY too may toes in gun pics!
Now THAT is funny ... :) ... and so-o-o-o true!

SharpsDressedMan
November 25, 2010, 01:17 PM
Let's give awards for the most "artsy" photos relating to guns. Everybody knows that you want to balance the subject of the photo with background stuff. Watches, holsters, vintage cars....whatever. Don't pick on watches. I like knives and guns, myself.

Zombiphobia
November 25, 2010, 01:21 PM
hey Eddie, I have that same watch!!! They're pretty tough watches for being so cheap.

gee, you guys are talking about the snobby fancy watch owners.. best one I have is Swiss Military.

jimmyraythomason
November 25, 2010, 01:26 PM
I just use my cell phone to tell time.

vaherder
November 25, 2010, 01:27 PM
What purpose does the black lab have? Maybe drywall destruction?

Va herder

Floppy_D
November 25, 2010, 01:40 PM
Why in the heck not? :)

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb11/floppy_d/100_6857.jpg

Happy Turkey day, folks!

KodiakBeer
November 25, 2010, 01:41 PM
My $189 gun and $6 watch...

http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac164/kodiakbeer/Watch.jpg

swinokur
November 25, 2010, 02:58 PM
Actually the only way to guarantee a photo's authenticity is to have at least a pair of the shooter's nasty toes included. If there aren't toes it could be a fake.

:neener:

K9american
November 25, 2010, 03:09 PM
You guys are forgetting about the shotgun shell/felt tip marker/whatever through the trigger guard to prop the gun up.

Why haven't we seen an occasional Mont Blanc? Would certainly look better with the Rolex.

dubbleA
November 25, 2010, 03:24 PM
I am certainly not a professional photographer, but I do like adding related items in a pic.

Nothing fancy, here's what I came up with that I carry daily.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f268/dubbleA/Light%20Box%20Photography/RX2357.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f268/dubbleA/Light%20Box%20Photography/RX2346.jpg

Kingofthehill
November 25, 2010, 03:26 PM
some of my gun pics. I like making people scratch their heads and think "WHY is there a XXXX in that pic?"

My Thanksgiving Turkey and a calculator
http://i52.tinypic.com/2en5jjb.jpg

My Lum-Tec B1 watch
http://i54.tinypic.com/vxnaep.jpg

my NRA belt
http://i45.tinypic.com/jszzv8.jpg

Calculator and Kitchen utensil
http://i43.tinypic.com/14mw1fd.jpg

carry gun with cash
http://i25.tinypic.com/3589xxk.jpg

Carry gun, Calculator and Kitchen Utensil
http://i56.tinypic.com/25auvi8.jpg

My Dog
http://i43.tinypic.com/4h5gjt.jpg

EddieNFL
November 25, 2010, 03:30 PM
My $189 gun and $6 watch...

http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac164/kodiakbeer/Watch.jpg
Showoff!

orionengnr
November 25, 2010, 03:40 PM
I do not possess the creativity that some of these posters do. Nor do I possess a Rolex :)

But I can admire the creativity of those who do, and enjoy looking at these pics.

armoredman
November 25, 2010, 05:05 PM
Hmm, may I join in? Quick examples, did them as soon as I started reading this thread...

Mine.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/armoredman/CZ%20posters/worksrighteverytime.jpg


Wifes'

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/armoredman/CZ%20posters/properladyaccessories.jpg

armoredman
November 25, 2010, 05:06 PM
While fooling around quickly with those two, this one kinda just happened....


http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/armoredman/CZ%20posters/dontmesswiththebunny.jpg

Sebastian the Ibis
November 25, 2010, 05:45 PM
Maybe they are hoods trophy shots showing what they got, last time they used their gat!

Vyacheslav
November 25, 2010, 05:58 PM
id like to see a picture of a jimminez next to a stolen armitron and stacks of one dollar bills laying on the hood of a pontiac :neener:

armoredman
November 25, 2010, 06:14 PM
Watch COPS, you see that every other episode.

win71
November 25, 2010, 06:24 PM
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w140/win71/dickspecial002.jpg

candr44
November 25, 2010, 07:36 PM
I don't wear a watch so I will have to use the clock on my cell phone. I also have a koo koo clock made in Germany I can use with my P1 pistol. If I set it to 12 o'clock I can give you the bird too.

gc70
November 25, 2010, 08:44 PM
IMO the watches are better than the 'meal protection' photos that were a craze for a while on the Sig Forum.

Erik M
November 25, 2010, 08:57 PM
In all my years I have never read a set of rules or criteria on what can/can not be included in an amatuer picture of a firearm.

IMO the watches are better than the 'meal protection' photos that were a craze for a while on the Sig Forum.

I have never heard that term used before, then I searched Google for "Meal Protection" . . massive ammount of subject matter there, seems it was a craze.

Hatterasguy
November 25, 2010, 09:20 PM
Someone on the Sig forum took pictures of his rifles next to his Ferrari.

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=79104&stc=1&d=1290734323

My guns are all business.:D

hso
November 25, 2010, 09:31 PM
Men's jewelry;)

Hatterasguy,

Nice!

KodiakBeer
November 25, 2010, 10:37 PM
Showoff!

Hehe! Actually, that $6 watch is a 35 year retirement present for somebody that worked at Izhmash, the former government armory that makes Baikal, Saiga, etc. So, it is kind of a neat gun article. In the west you get a gold watch, in Russia a stainless steel watch...


.

NoirFan
November 25, 2010, 11:08 PM
(Spoken in snooty fashion stylist voice)

You don't care the Colt 1911 and Rolex Submariner. Very well.
Perhaps something else will better suite your style?
May I suggest a few ensembles for you.....

Try this Beretta 92 and Movado Fiero. Too Modern?

Here's a classic S&W 686 and Longines Evidenza. Too bulky?

Something more avante garde? Try this BHP and Tag Heuer Monaco.

You desire a more casual appearance? Perfectly fine.
Here's a basic Glock 19 and Citizen Eco-Drive SkyHawk.

Sir, I'm sorry but your Master Card seems to be over the limit. Would you like to use another card? No, we do not accept personal checks. Cash is acceptable, of course.

Well, my good man for that amount of money.... maybe you should look at this Hi-Point with plastic grips and zinc frame. It is a perfect match with this Casio Calculator model with Twist-o-Flex Band.....

Great post, or greatest post? I like this guy's style.

Buck Snort
November 26, 2010, 04:27 AM
I'll be photographing my guns in a few days for posting on various gun forums. I'm considering including a double cheeseburger with fries and a side of katsup. Perhaps I'll include a diet soda.

FROGO207
November 26, 2010, 08:21 AM
Rule #1 always spend more on your handgun than your watch. Knowing when you defend yourself is not as important as HOW you defend yourself.:D

22-rimfire
November 26, 2010, 08:32 AM
I wanted to count the $100 bills on that photo.. then thought, way too much trouble. How many were there? I just gotta know! :)

So far, I don't see the flashlight and compass. Money is good for the contrast. Composing photos for stills is almost an art form.

Kingofthehill
November 26, 2010, 11:25 AM
I wanted to count the $100 bills on that photo.. then thought, way too much trouble. How many were there? I just gotta know!

12,000

my emergency stash :)

ritepath
November 26, 2010, 12:03 PM
How about when I toss in a few morgans or silver eagles?

DC3-CVN-72
November 26, 2010, 12:49 PM
Hey, I like guns, watches, cars, knives, & trophy wifes, post um up ! :)

22-rimfire
November 26, 2010, 02:07 PM
Kingofthehill, you know the 100 bill photo is really stunning due primarily to content. Thanks for the info.

SaxonPig
November 26, 2010, 06:12 PM
I'll see your gun with a Rolex and raise you a gun with a Rolex AND a diamond ring.

http://www.fototime.com/20682F435A835DF/standard.jpg


How about a pistol with a diamond inset in the stock panel? (Below the scrimshaw design)

http://www.fototime.com/603B30DC55E03E1/standard.jpg

Kingofthehill
November 26, 2010, 07:18 PM
Kingofthehill, you know the 100 bill photo is really stunning due primarily to content. Thanks for the info.

Thanks!... I typically wouldn't take a pic like that because i don't want people thinking "What up with this d-bag... look at me look at me"... it was honestly more of a joke. I can take some pretty good pictures and anyone can see that the pic isn't 30% of what i am capable of.

JOe

Kingofthehill
November 26, 2010, 07:20 PM
Not a Rolex but my most Expensive watch.

My Dan Wesson with my Tag

http://i53.tinypic.com/ieklsp.jpg

bluez4u
November 26, 2010, 08:53 PM
Wow!! I feel the need to include my rolex and maby better yet, a Bell Ross watch in my nect pic !!!

The Lone Haranguer
November 26, 2010, 09:00 PM
Nothing at all wrong with it. Mechanical watches and guns go together. :) Both have little fitted precision parts working in unison. Check out the action of, say, a Browning BLR rifle, with its lever integral with the trigger guard and trigger, operating a reciprocating and rotating bolt. It is not recommended to be disassembled except by an expert, much like a watch. Another example is the Mauser "Broomhandle."

swiftak
November 26, 2010, 09:10 PM
Thanks for the laughs guys. This is great.

hardworker
November 26, 2010, 10:20 PM
Whiskey, underwear, glass of whiskey strategically placed in background, tv remote, deodorant, and revolver.

Do I win anything?

belercous
November 27, 2010, 01:00 AM
A Rolex watch (at least one made in the last 40 years) is gauche. It is a sign of "new" money. People who wear these watches are just showing off, conspicuous consumption.

Thw well-to-do (unless newly wealthy) do not own Rolex watches, much less wear them in public. They prefer handmade quality over ostentation. Rolex watches impress rappers, the hip-hop crowd and the lower & middle class, but none above such station. If one wants to convey signs of wealth, a Patek Phillipe would be a better "brand" to wear. Low-key is prefered, others with money know what they are looking at. (Armani suits are gauche too, try Brooks Bros.)

Sorry, but you asked. And if you have to ask...

SaxonPig
November 27, 2010, 01:16 AM
Well, nothing personal but I think you are full of crap with your sweeping condemnation of all Rolex owners.

Maybe its simply a nice watch?

sturmgewehr
November 27, 2010, 01:44 AM
A Rolex watch (at least one made in the last 40 years) is gauche. It is a sign of "new" money. People who wear these watches are just showing off, conspicuous consumption.

Thw well-to-do (unless newly wealthy) do not own Rolex watches, much less wear them in public. They prefer handmade quality over ostentation. Rolex watches impress rappers, the hip-hop crowd and the lower & middle class, but none above such station. If one wants to convey signs of wealth, a Patek Phillipe would be a better "brand" to wear. Low-key is prefered, others with money know what they are looking at. (Armani suits are gauche too, try Brooks Bros.)

Sorry, but you asked. And if you have to ask...

Contrary to what you believe, not everyone buys a watch as a "sign of wealth". Some people buy them for functional reasons. Take the Submariner as an example. It's a popular diving watch or a watch for those who spend a lot of time in the water. It's not all that expensive and certainly not a "sign of wealth". It's a very high quality watch designed to withstand abnormal conditions.

Many people like automatics because they don't need batteries to run. Simple, reliable, and traditional. Rolex and Omega make some of the more accessible automatics. Sure, some can be diamond encrusted and cost $30k+ but you rarely see people wearing such watches. I don't care who makes a watch, if it's got that much bling on it I don't care for it... it's not my style.

If I see someone wearing a $2500 Omega, I don't think "wealth". I think "educated watch buyer". If I see someone wearing a Submariner or a GMTII I think the same thing.

Why you would look at them and think "new money" is beyond me. I see regular Joe's wearing them quite often and they're not trying to convey "wealth". They simply like a nice watch.

Do you have a nice watch? If so, how often does someone say "hey, beautiful XXX"? Probably once a year or so if that? If you're buying a watch to convey wealth, you're barking up the wrong tree as few people notice them and even fewer know the difference between a Rolex and a Tag, or even a Citizen.

belercous
November 27, 2010, 01:59 AM
Rolexes are nice watches, but are gaudy. They are also ostentatious displays of wealth. People who have money, and not new-found wealth, somehow don't see a need to display their fortune, they don't feel a need to impress others. Rolexes are made simply to impress, and those with wealth know that.

Rolex watches, as they are "flashy" appeal to those on the bottom of the economic scale and parrots, but they distinguish the wealthy from those with new-found wealth real quick. (My mother tried to give me one a couple years back and I told her to keep it or give it to my brother, as I surely wouldn't wear it. It was about a $10,000 watch, but too gaudy for my taste. And it was platinum, not my color.)

Think that Warren Buffet would be caught dead wearing one? A Rolex does not impress the wealthy, but if one wants to make an impression on someone making 50K/yr, it would. A general rule is; if you see it in a pawn-shop, the wealthy would not have it. They might give one to a trusted servant, but they really wouldn't wear one.

mcdonl
November 27, 2010, 05:45 AM
Well, my good man for that amount of money.... maybe you should look at this Hi-Point with plastic grips and zinc frame. It is a perfect match with this Casio Calculator model with Twist-o-Flex Band.....

Good chance he will show up on time, and beat you in a match too :)

Dookie
November 27, 2010, 05:53 AM
It only takes two to ruin a thread. And it was a fun thread. To bad.

DRYHUMOR
November 27, 2010, 07:06 AM
I've got a Rolex Sub, I don't think it's gaudy........ It's been in multiple countries, evironments, diving, at work. It has scratches, a welding pop hit the crystal. I've used it to time the sag on power lines, and generator start times. I wore the stainless bracelet slap out, had to bend it a bit here and there to keep it working. Upgraded to leather several years ago.......

It's nothing more than a well made tool, much like many of the pistols I see them displayed with. And, eventually, they become safe queens or Sunday drivers. Mine has.

I just can't figure out why no one has displayed their pistols with sewing machines, after all, a good pistol runs like one. Right?

ZEN.45
November 27, 2010, 07:25 AM
It's may not be a rolex but it's Swiss made and still works perfectly after 90+ years:

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/7723/sus6000492yn7.jpg
http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/2618/s6000392pt4.jpg

rfurtkamp
November 27, 2010, 07:36 AM
IMO the watches are better than the 'meal protection' photos that were a craze for a while on the Sig Forum.


So what you're saying is I should have included a watch in this:

http://media.furtkamp.com/thanksgiving.jpg

vaherder
November 27, 2010, 08:51 AM
Brooks Brothers and not Armani. Wrong they wear neither. They go to London and have their suits custom made to order. There are several shops and you pick the one you like best. Some address that end in maybe Row?

While in the UK you also go see your gun maker and discuss a new shotgun or three. While you deciding on guns, shoes, and suits your wife or girlfriend is in Paris deciding on clothes, shoes and lingerie. London does have some very nice shop for her too but my girlfriend looks the sexiest barefoot and wearing nothing but pair of overalls from Tractor Supply.

A shopping trip to Milan may also be part of the plan along with a stop at the AM or RR factory in the UK so the lady can choose her steed. A side trip to Modena if she finds nothing that appeals to her in the UK might be required.

BTW the correct way to obtain a Rolex is earn it the hard way by winning your class or the race overall at the 24hrs of Daytona.

Timex, your handgun on the seat of your John Deer or Case works for me for pixs along with a Mason jar filled with fine untaxed VA corn liquor.


Va herder

SaxonPig
November 27, 2010, 10:37 AM
B- I posted this photo earlier in the thread. That is my watch. I have worn it daily since 1985. How is it gaudy? The top end Rolexes with diamonds and such are beyond my pocketbook and a bit too much for me aesthetically, but taste is a personal thing and I would not make such blanket statements as you have.

http://www.fototime.com/20682F435A835DF/standard.jpg

22-rimfire
November 27, 2010, 10:41 AM
One of my all time favorites is when some one takes a firearm picture and you can see their feet. No foot fetishes here; just makes me laugh from a photography point of view.

buck460XVR
November 27, 2010, 12:13 PM
Some folks use props in their pics to create a theme.....some just wanna show off.


Funny, when I look at a picture of a good lookin' gun, I don't even notice the props......much less the brand of said props. Kinda like when I see a good lookin' woman, I never notice the color or brand of shoes she's wearin'.

ScratchnDent
November 27, 2010, 12:14 PM
your handgun on the seat of your John Deer or Case works for me

How about laying on your disk harrow, with the obligatory shotgun shell prop? LOL

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll198/ScratchnDentthr/sws007-2.jpg

AKElroy
November 27, 2010, 12:38 PM
We preach "buying quality" quite often in this forum. When it comes to glass, buy Zeiss quality. When it comes to RDS, buy Swiss Aimpoint quality. Why do we then criticize for following that montra with regard to watches? I wear an Omega because I have managed to break nearly every other lower quality watch I've owned. I have had very few people even notice it.

As far as "showing off", it really is impossible to know the means of the individual to whom you would attach this label. Is someone living in a $700k house showing off? It depends. Sometimes it is a sign of extreme humility. Warren Buffett lives in a 40 year old house that is worth $650k. He is worth $40,000,000,000.

Wealth demographics are an interesting thing. It is a fact that Chevy suburban owners have a higher average net worth than escalade owners. The highest land value area in my city does not even rate in the top 10 in the area for highest family average net worth. That title belongs to a much older, established area of town, so there is something in some of us that sees perceived status as important.

Allow me to opine that simply posting NICE GUNS, Rolex excluded, very often is done for that exact reason. No need to single out the Rolex crowd for that critique. Let me also opine that there is nothing wrong with it. We are all blessed.

SharpsDressedMan
November 27, 2010, 01:59 PM
Aimpoint.........Sweden. :)

win71
November 27, 2010, 05:57 PM
Take the Submariner as an example. It's a popular diving watch or a watch for those who spend a lot of time in the water. It's not all that expensive and certainly not a "sign of wealth". It's a very high quality watch designed to withstand abnormal conditions.

Exactly. Mine is over 30 yrs. old and came to me through the px for around $420. Twenty years ago I gave my son an Omega Dive Master after he managed to work his way through college. He's still wearing it and I'm still eating Abalone on a regular basis.
Even with the Rolex and Omega it's tough to "reek" of wealth when you're in an old pick-up with the bed full of fishing gear. Especially wearing a tee shirt, tennis shoes, and levis...............

There's other ways to attempt to impress with alleged wealth. It's happened twice on this thread alone, even without a Rolex.

AKElroy
November 27, 2010, 06:44 PM
Swiss, sweedish, it's all the same thing.

SharpsDressedMan
November 27, 2010, 07:38 PM
The Swiss don't have a bikini team, :D

rogertc1
November 27, 2010, 08:07 PM
how can I resist?? My Semmerling and my Rolex Explorer 2
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c248/rogertc1/firearms/semmerlingnrolex.jpg

Toaster
November 27, 2010, 08:27 PM
Who wears a watch nowdays?

rogertc1
November 27, 2010, 08:59 PM
A watch is man jewery as opposed to earings and nipple piercings.
In Obamas new nation we shall all be equal comrad.

bang_bang
November 27, 2010, 09:01 PM
I paid $1,800 for my car 3 years ago...I wish I could s@&t money and afford a watch of equal value to my Cavy, or at least a tune up.

armoredman
November 27, 2010, 10:04 PM
I posted my "expensive" watch, a $215 5.11 that my wife bought me some years ago. I wouldn't have bought it for myself, as I usually use the $6 WalMart watches that last about 2-3 years, and then buy another, but my wife wanted me to have something nice for once. Work tends to be hard on good watches, and I remember ther story of an officer who wore a nice Rolex to work, and an inmate snatched it and flushed it. It was recovered, but the smell...egad.
Yes, $200 is very expnsive to me, but I wouldn't own a Rolex for a reason that has zip to do with style, wealth, etc. I like digital readouts, not dials. I don't care what anyone thinks of my choice of watch, as I dress plainly but neatly.Watch? Does it tell time? if so, I'm good with it...as long as it isn't pink and say Hello Kitty...:)

MonthOfAngle
November 27, 2010, 10:35 PM
:neener:I have a 45 dollars timex with light (rolex doesn't have light) maintenance will only cost 45 dollars (so I spent the difference on a laser sight and a decent holster/belt combo):evil:

mustang_steve
November 27, 2010, 11:07 PM
Rolexs don't need lights, they have radioluminescent hands and markers 9on applicable models)....it was the ever-glowing hands on my dad's Submariner (he bought it about 40 years ago) that first caught my eye. Today I have a watch with radioluminescent hands/markers, but mine has the Smith&Wesson name on it.

A hell of a watch, but I did a number on the case/crystal/band...I may buy a non-tritium version just to transfer the movement/face over so I don't have to spend $400 on another one. Reason is the case and band are solid titanium, I was being a idiot and treated it like it was indestructable...it's not. It's a hodgepodge of abrasions and scratches now.

BTW, people buy Rolex's for their consistent accuracy in timekeeping among other reasons. The new-rich are more likely to buy some gaudy crap as opposed to a subtle timepiece like a Rolex. Admitted some of the boutique makers have awesome goods, but it's not worth the prices IMO.

Kingofthehill
November 27, 2010, 11:15 PM
my most expensive watch. a Tag...

http://i53.tinypic.com/ieklsp.jpg

Nomad, 2nd
November 27, 2010, 11:20 PM
A Rolex watch (at least one made in the last 40 years) is gauche. It is a sign of "new" money. People who wear these watches are just showing off, conspicuous consumption.

Thw well-to-do (unless newly wealthy) do not own Rolex watches, much less wear them in public. They prefer handmade quality over ostentation. Rolex watches impress rappers, the hip-hop crowd and the lower & middle class, but none above such station. If one wants to convey signs of wealth, a Patek Phillipe would be a better "brand" to wear. Low-key is prefered, others with money know what they are looking at. (Armani suits are gauche too, try Brooks Bros.)

Sorry, but you asked. And if you have to ask...


You should read 'The Millionare Next door';)

Buddy of mine Owned a Rolex.

(Older guy, retired Army Corps of Engeneers)

He got it B/c 20 years ago he was a big time diver.

He was in a bad car wreck last year, parametics stole it off his wrist.

788Ham
November 28, 2010, 12:01 AM
Thanks for the fun guys, seeing the photos on here are a hoot! Nice guns too, and the "stash" one guy has......... enjoyed every shot!!:cool:

Mountainman38
November 28, 2010, 12:02 AM
A Rolex watch (at least one made in the last 40 years) is gauche. It is a sign of "new" money. People who wear these watches are just showing off, conspicuous consumption.

Thw well-to-do (unless newly wealthy) do not own Rolex watches, much less wear them in public. They prefer handmade quality over ostentation. Rolex watches impress rappers, the hip-hop crowd and the lower & middle class, but none above such station. If one wants to convey signs of wealth, a Patek Phillipe would be a better "brand" to wear. Low-key is prefered, others with money know what they are looking at. (Armani suits are gauche too, try Brooks Bros.)

Sorry, but you asked. And if you have to ask...

And you're an expert on this how, exactly?:rolleyes:

MIgunguy
November 28, 2010, 02:02 AM
Maybe it's already been mentioned (I'm not going to read through 5 pages on this topic) but my favorite are the passports I've seen in photos, LOL. You're not James Bond and I seriously doubt you'll get your handgun past the TSA "feelers" despite their incompetence

jl1966
November 28, 2010, 03:02 AM
I have enjoyed this thread. Some nice pieces in it. Never really gave the extra stuff in gun pics much thought, just extra eye candy.
My everyday carry loadout is a S&W 442 airweight, a couple years old, in a cheap Blackhawk pocket holster. It works, and I always have it with me. A Surefire G2 light, we accept plastic in our guns, but will insist on a metal flashlight. Why? A Kershaw or Gerber knife, $20 - $50, sharp, durable, and reliable. I don't have to grieve if I lose it either. My "writing instrument" is usually one of those stick style giveaway pens, I have acumulated a vast collection, and when one gives out, I just pull out another. As for watches, it is a $7 Wal-Mart special, keeps perfect time, has a light, is practically indestructible, waterproof, and easily replaced. Rolexes and such are nice. I just don't know anyone who does real work on a day in day out basis who would wear one. I know plenty of people who have them. I could easily afford one, if I so desired, but it would sit home in a drawer. People who have real money, and I don't by the way, do not give a crap about the watch you are wearing, or where your suit was made. Because they are smart enough to know that all these things are within the grasp of anyone who wants them enough. It is a matter of whether or not you are stupid enough to strain your finances just to get these things to impress people, that they will be interested in. These people will know that spending money foolishly is the mark of the faux rich, and the social climber.

Tinpig
November 28, 2010, 09:40 AM
I don't know about watches, but I always include the lube in gun porn:
http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc91/ccanhamjr/Guns/IMG_1923.jpg

Tinpig

hardworker
November 28, 2010, 10:31 AM
that's wrong and funny on so many levels

Pete D.
November 28, 2010, 11:37 AM
Is it necessary to include my Rolex in gun pics?
Is it necessary to include my Rolex in gun pics?
or just my knife?
I just find it funny......

Enjoyed the pix in this thread. Was there something specific that stimulated the OP? Another thread? Some pix somewhere particularly?
Pete

DRYHUMOR
November 28, 2010, 03:34 PM
No reason to post a pic of a Rolex.

Why not post one of a 60 plus year old, american made, 27 jewell, self winding Elgin.........

That still keeps very good time.

http://dryhumor.smugmug.com/Hobbies/ammoslingers/DSC03004/1107430358_aByPB-M.jpg

Coolbreeze8804
November 28, 2010, 05:18 PM
Hmmm..... I wear a VERY thin citizen that my wife got me for a little under a grand. Very sharp looking. BUT, the hands aren't lit, and I have wimpy eyes, and can't really see it very well, so the cell phone tells me what time it is. (yes, I have an app for that!) I would never have thought of including it in a pic of my gun,

Thanks to this thread, I will forever wonder if I have done all of you a sad disservice by denying you the opportunity to see the very nice watch I wear draped artistically over my toes which are propping up my very sexy Kimber...

Please accept my deepest apologies. I vow to do better in the future! ;)

PT1911
November 28, 2010, 05:23 PM
Is that where the carbines come from Tinpig?

HOLYROLLER
November 28, 2010, 07:24 PM
If you think about it, this is really the man version of "accessorizing". Instead of pumps, belt and bags, we carry a gun, watch and flashlight. These pics are a testament to that.

armoredman
November 28, 2010, 09:22 PM
Tinpig, that is oh so wrong, and incredibly funny, well done.

Ledgehammer
November 28, 2010, 10:41 PM
Well, let's put it this way - I dive pretty regular in Florida and literally nobody I dive with will wear a rolex. Why spend $2500 On a good watch when you can spend $500 on a great watch (tag) that is better made for the job. Plus you don't look like a goof who spent way too much money.

The funny thing is it's obvious these guys that HAVE to include their rolex in the pic with their gun haven't been diving in decades. I'd be willing to bet 99% of the rolex guys also walk around with their bluetooth on 24/7. Am I close guys? I think so...

I watched a gun review on YouTube the other day that was so cheezie because the reviewer literally stalled the camera on his watch for like 3 seconds while scanning the useless gun he was reviewing. It was hilarious - I could see the adjacent trailers through the window.

millertyme
November 28, 2010, 10:52 PM
The new-rich are more likely to buy some gaudy crap as opposed to a subtle timepiece like a Rolex

I guess you never saw the Rolex James "Buster" Douglas bought with his new found wealth after KO'ing Iron Mike...

Ledgehammer
November 28, 2010, 10:57 PM
The new-rich are more likely to buy some gaudy crap as opposed to a subtle timepiece like a Rolex

Ha! It's not subtle if you're sticking it in every pic you post on the Internet and the rest of the clothes you have on look like you got them at the bargain barn and your shoes are filthy. I'm just saying...

No offense guys my dad wears a rolex and I goof on him regularly.

win71
November 28, 2010, 11:12 PM
I dive pretty regular in Florida and literally nobody I dive with will wear a rolex

I've heard the same thing regarding the shallow water divers around Florida.

I have seen a whole bunch of GMT type watches in Florida and none of the owners have ever been in any kind of split time type races either.

Go figure

Hatterasguy
November 28, 2010, 11:26 PM
I always thought watch's went nicely with guns.

Personally I like Tag's, I would like to get a Rolex at some point but I won't until I'm older. IMHO even though you can doesn't mean you should, I don't want people to feel I haven't paid my dues enough. I want a Yacht Master 2. A lot of sailors wear Rolex simply because they sponsor a ton of racing, they pay for a lot of advertising and it works. Also they make a pretty decent watch.

http://www.rolex.com/en#/rolex-watches/yacht-masterii/farr40

Ledgehammer
November 28, 2010, 11:35 PM
Where you from win?

SharpsDressedMan
November 28, 2010, 11:44 PM
New money: a guy that recently became wealthy. Old money: a guy that originally didn't earn it, but had it handed down to him. Is that a correct assessment?

win71
November 28, 2010, 11:50 PM
Where you from win?

Oregon coast at the moment, and I don't dive, ever. Fell off my boat once and got drug down several feet by a rapidly descending rope. About 35 feet and that was and hopefully always will be the deepest my Rolex ever goes.

Considering all the good weather, fishing, and women I hear about in your state I couldn’t help but give you a little lip.

No offense.

Coolbreeze8804
November 29, 2010, 12:19 AM
New money: a guy that recently became wealthy. Old money: a guy that originally didn't earn it, but had it handed down to him. Is that a correct assessment?

Damn! Why does it sound so BAD when you say it that way?! Crap! Dad's richer than dirt, but that doesn't count because he didn't share. (good for him, I think he should spend the very last of it dying happy, much to my sisters horror!). I made all my own money, and I spend it stupidly, but I have plenty and it's mine to play with, but now I feel bad about it... You are a mean and harsh man..... Oh! no rolex though! I dive with a citizen master or a Tag.

SharpsDressedMan
November 29, 2010, 12:25 AM
If you didn't receive the old money, and had to make your own, that is NEW money. :D Feel proud. You did it yourself; spend it as you wish. You do not have to answer to papa.

Ledgehammer
November 29, 2010, 12:50 AM
Considering all the good weather, fishing, and women I hear about in your state I couldn’t help but give you a little lip.
Hey no problem here buddy. I just think it's hilarious when some guy from Nebraska claims he has to have a rolex for diving or accuracy reasons. lol at split time races... Hmm ok.

Why not just say I'm at a point in my life where I can afford a 3,000 dollar watch Or whatever and a 1,200 dollar handgun both of which I will probably never use as intended, but I spend $35 on shoes that I actually use everyday? It's silly when you think about it. If you wear $35 florsheims AND a rolex - you're goofy and people will notice.

SweetKnuckles
November 29, 2010, 12:51 AM
Same P6...one without props another with...which catches your eye?

http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss123/S3337/AFS/IMG_1328c.jpg


http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss123/S3337/AFS/IMG_1330.jpg

millertyme
November 29, 2010, 01:08 AM
I'm hoping to see someone post some ridiculously cheap watch and a Hi Point

Bovice
November 29, 2010, 01:27 AM
^^^^LOL

You mean like this?

http://www.myconfinedspace.com/wp-content/uploads/tdomf/161517/hipointpimp.jpg

Blueboost
November 29, 2010, 01:33 AM
There are a whole community of WIS out there that love watches like you guys love guns. A few of my hobbies happen to be guns, watches, and photography. Suffice to say I had a few laughs and lots of eye rolling reading this... and noticing a few fakes along the way. ;)

Man.. Some of your opinions are so skewed it makes little sense to get involved in the banter. Took a quick shot just for you, OP!

http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp297/tagheuerlink/IMG_5541.jpg

Bovice
November 29, 2010, 01:43 AM
Nice watches, Blueboost. Lots of submariners, but no NATO bands? Come on now... ONE of them needs a NATO.

Hatterasguy
November 29, 2010, 12:52 PM
New money: a guy that recently became wealthy. Old money: a guy that originally didn't earn it, but had it handed down to him. Is that a correct assessment?

Up in New England its often so old you can't hear it crinkle anymore when you run it over the table edge.:D

Blueboost
November 29, 2010, 02:15 PM
Nice watches, Blueboost. Lots of submariners, but no NATO bands? Come on now... ONE of them needs a NATO.

Thank you sir. I've got a few! Sometimes nothing beats a SS Sub on a nice black Maratac NATO.

Bovice
November 29, 2010, 03:16 PM
Maratac makes a very nice band. I'm using their Bond NATO on my watch as I type this. People always ask me about it, most have never seen such a band and can't figure out what all the keepers are for!

chicharrones
November 29, 2010, 06:35 PM
Expensive watches or wads of cash in gun photos don't bother me. It's the name brand self defense ammo that makes it into some gun pictures that ticks me off.




http://bestsmileys.com/lol/16.gif

CZguy
November 29, 2010, 11:02 PM
Expensive watches or wads of cash in gun photos don't bother me. It's the name brand self defense ammo that makes it into some gun pictures that ticks me off.


Why?

Hanzo581
November 29, 2010, 11:18 PM
Guys, we're a matter of weeks away from 2011....I think it is time to ditch the watches and start relying on those new fangled cell-u-lar devices to know the time.

I understand wearing a watch as a fashion accessory but daily?

Guess I am from another era.

:-p

Bovice
November 29, 2010, 11:57 PM
Just curious Hanzo, how old are you?

I read a poll recently that each new batch of 18-19 year olds wear fewer watches than the previous run of 18-19 year olds.

I'm only 21 and I can count on one hand the number of people my age who wear watches daily. I can't go a day without wearing one. The way I tell time throughout the day is by looking at my left wrist. If nothing is there, I feel "naked". It hardly has anything to do with fashion. Most people don't even realize what that "spinny thing" on the top of the watch is for. It's a quick way to time something on a scale of minutes. I've been using that feature on my watches on nearly a daily basis since I was 8 years old. I used it a ton when I used to dive.

Sorry, but the fastest way to tell time is with a watch that's already strapped to your wrist, not a cell phone that's carried in the pocket.

Hanzo581
November 30, 2010, 12:02 AM
I am 29 and haven't worn a watch since I was a 8 or 9.

Coolbreeze8804
November 30, 2010, 12:15 AM
oh my god! .... I am so sorry. but this thread, http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=557744 caught my eye, and when I got to the picture of all the girls taking a nap I just about died. I'm still giggling. and not just to laugh at that the fact that he took the picture, but at the fact that we all feel sooooo much about our guns that it drives us to do really odd things.

okay, so I laughed and hooted at the picture, wept a bit I was laughing so hard, and I holler at the wife and say something like "ya'll come look at this!", and she and the daughters wander over, and look,, and giggle a bit, and as she walks away she says, I don't what you think is so damned funny, I've seen YOUR picture album bubba... hmmm, dammit!

hey, anybody wanna see the section where every rifle I own is stacked artistically up next to the "game" in the obligatory "trophy" hunter picture? The big ones are pretty cool, but the squirrel section is just, well, it's a squirrel. And yes, I'm wearing a Citizen Aqualand duplex, which happens to be the very finest watch in squirrel lore submersion... :cool: and sporting a VERY shiney chrome finished Desrt Eagle IV in .50 AE. (As i recall, I told the wife it was for defense against angry pigs, since I didn't actually have a "real" rifle. ) I think I miss those days......

chicharrones
November 30, 2010, 12:20 AM
Why?

eees joke, dat's why.

chicharrones
November 30, 2010, 12:30 AM
It would be cool to put an image of a nice watch on the wallpaper of my smart phone, but I have a pic of a loaded revolver cylinder instead. Hmmmm, a watch pic on the cell phone...http://bestsmileys.com/thinking/4.gif

Coolbreeze8804
November 30, 2010, 01:16 AM
Hmmmm, a watch pic on the cell phone...

There's an app for that ya know. :-)

mcdonl
November 30, 2010, 10:26 AM
Same P6...one without props another with...which catches your eye?

The one that screams, look at me... I am compensating.

essayons21
November 30, 2010, 11:21 AM
I can't wait for someone to accidentally include their home address or identifying information on one of these pictures with guns, wads of cash, and multi-thousand dollar watches.

Criminals know how to use the internet too.

chicharrones
December 1, 2010, 08:08 PM
There's an app for that ya know. :-)
Well what do ya know... ;)

http://blog.hellorolex.com/2010/11/girard-perregaux-presents-application-on-iphone-and-ipad.html

Al LaVodka
December 1, 2010, 09:21 PM
I had put this carefully posed pic together (only with a Seiko and the Cross pen properly behind the trigger) to mimic some Taurus toting, Rolex flaunting, presumably under-endowed conspicuous consuming gentleman...
Al

sappyg
December 1, 2010, 09:35 PM
nice flashlight :evil:

CZguy
December 1, 2010, 11:15 PM
Is that a genuine Mini Mag, or one of those Harbor Freight copies? :D

Ledgehammer
December 2, 2010, 01:02 AM
I wear a rolex because strapping 400 $10 bills to my wrist is just gaudy. I think I saw that in a fiddy cent video.

SwampWolf
December 2, 2010, 05:44 PM
Some of my guns are old enough to look apropos leaned up against a grandfather's clock. :)

Toaster
December 3, 2010, 03:53 PM
131631

Kentucky_Rifleman
December 3, 2010, 07:49 PM
It only takes two to ruin a thread. And it was a fun thread. To bad.

+1, although it's getting funnier again.

I've always held the opinion that real class and real taste can't be bought, and that both concepts have very little to do with money. I've known some first-class gentlemen who were dirt-poor and some who had a LOT of money. I've also known a few asses from both ends of the economic spectrum and all along the line between.

Personally, it's always been my goal to be spoken of highly in low places - and lowly in high places. :)

KR

xXxplosive
December 3, 2010, 09:08 PM
That's It...................

thorazine
December 4, 2010, 06:01 AM
Why not? People often like to show all the stuff they carry daily. That usually includes guns, knives, wallets, cell-phones and guess what? Watches... I don't see why it matters anyway...

I just find it silly that some people carry their wrist watch for I usually wear mine.

If a watch can be carried instead of worn and appear in carry topics then why not post your shoes and pants?

Kentucky_Rifleman
December 4, 2010, 09:13 AM
If a watch can be carried instead of worn and appear in carry topics then why not post your shoes and pants?

Because this is simply photography. As another poster pointed out, many of the older gun ads used props to show the gun in context. It's a subtle way of targeting a particular market by tapping into the guns "intended use." I put that last part in quotes because I don't want anyone flaming me over my assumptions about what particular guns are used for.

Let's be honest; different guns are manufactured with different purposes in mind, and by using non-firearm props in the photo art (and advertising), manufacturers can tap into potential buyers' expectations.

For instance, cowboy action guns are typically photographed with cowboy style accessories; retro ammo boxes, cowboy holster and cartridge belt, maybe a Stetson hat and a hunting knife, and an antique pocket watch. Those accessories say; "this gun would be appropriate for CAS and would fit right into society 120 years ago (or so...)."

Most AR clone photographs include tactical gear; black leather gloves, rail accessories on the rifle, maybe a kevlar helmet and ballistic vest, etc. These photos say something like, "this gun is used by groups involved in tactical work (military, LE, etc.) and is well suited to that purpose.

The same AR marketed as a target rifle (and configured to match) might show a box of premium ammo, a shooting bench, a shooting rest, and certainly an appropriately perforated target (no one would photograph their $2000.00 + custom bench AR with a target showing a 4 inch spread in the holes. ;)) The benchrest AR accessories are often pretty colorful, reds, whites, and/or blues often show up in anodized parts, rail accessories, furniture, etc.

For a classic heavy-caliber bolt-action, you'd include items that suggest a safari in the 1930s, etc.

You get the idea. Many photos taken by owners are an attempt to put the gun into a context in much the same way the advertisers do, because the context often explains why a person bought that particular gun.

I like looking at tastefully done gun photos, and I like a few well-chosen props in the photo too.

Consider a photo from John Linebaugh's fantastic custom six gun site: http://www.customsixguns.com/photos/CustomGuns/scan0016.jpg

Notice how the photo suggests the guns are for hunting: (the skins, the skull, the big honkin' cartridges) or for CAS (the cowboy-style gun belt and holster with the star medallion on the holster).

KR

earlthegoat2
December 4, 2010, 09:26 AM
At least SOME of you have better taste in watches than guns.

Floppy_D
December 4, 2010, 09:39 AM
Is it necessary to include my Rolex in gun pics?
or just my knife?
I just find it funny......

I don't think the OP set off to start one of the more entertaining threads I've seen in a while... but he managed anyway. :)

Fishslayer
December 4, 2010, 10:11 AM
I have never heard that term used before, then I searched Google for "Meal Protection" . . massive ammount of subject matter there, seems it was a craze.

ROFLMA! Yer not kiddin'!. I hadn't even heard of meal protection.
Teh intrawebs is a big place. Guess we can't keep up on everything.

So what's next? Lolgunz.com? :D

I like watches. Go ahead & put 'em in the pics.

Ummm.... pretentious sports cars & guns? Kinda ******y, IMO. Ferrarri & Benelli, maybe. Other than that.... nah.

Threeband
December 4, 2010, 01:34 PM
"Be not the first by whom the new are tried,

Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. "

-Pope

Toaster
December 4, 2010, 02:56 PM
quote; Many photos taken by owners are an attempt to put the gun into a context in much the same way the advertisers do, because the context often explains why a person bought that particular gun

Okay...why a watch?

SharpsDressedMan
December 4, 2010, 03:03 PM
Some of the party poopers ought to start a thread for the list of things to be LEFT OUT of gun pictures, because I sure didn't know there would be so much complaining about watches. I'm sure there are other things that some just can't stand to have phtotographed next the guns.

Kentucky_Rifleman
December 4, 2010, 04:58 PM
Okay...why a watch?

If it was a flashy Rolex (I'm guessing based on the OP), maybe it's with a higher-end gun to suggest that brand as a luxury brand, something a gentleman would carry, a gentleman with expensive tastes.

As another poster mentioned, maybe it was a shot of someone's dressing table where we lay out the items we carry each day - wallet, watch, pen, keys, etc...

Or maybe the photographer was trying to add a touch of class to his handgun. While not all of us agree on what constitutes a first-class watch, I doubt the photographer could have anticipated this reaction over his photo.

I could see photographing one of my Ruger SAs next to a pocketwatch, a nice leather belt and holster, and an easy-on-the-eyes hunting knife (a classic Marbles' or a nice custom...)

All of this does seem like a terribly silly thing to argue over. :)

KR

hso
December 4, 2010, 05:16 PM
IMNSHO,I think it is pretty clear the OP is making fun of the gun+Rolex in picture as being gauche.

Worse is the fan of money with a firearm.

Kentucky_Rifleman
December 4, 2010, 05:36 PM
IMNSHO,I think it is pretty clear the OP is making fun of the gun+Rolex in picture as being gauche.

Oh, I agree 100%. He's clearly poking fun at a photo he's seen somewhere.

thorazine
December 5, 2010, 04:30 AM
Because this is simply photography. As another poster pointed out, many of the older gun ads used props to show the gun in context. It's a subtle way of targeting a particular market by tapping into the guns "intended use." I put that last part in quotes because I don't want anyone flaming me over my assumptions about what particular guns are used for.

I don't see how firearms and watches coincide?

It's like eating a spicy taco and drinking a glass of warm milk.



Personally,

I just think it's people trying to impress other people for usually expensive watches tend to get pictured in comparison to cheaper equivalents. =/

If so and that is solely the motivation -- then why stop at expensive watches?

Put the jag.
Put the boat.
Put the deed to the summer home.

Also in the pic. =p

Kentucky_Rifleman
December 5, 2010, 05:38 PM
I don't see how firearms and watches coincide?

Again, it's a matter of taste. In defense of this kind of prop photography, consider this vintage Weatherby ad. Notice the then trendy and expensive architectural chair in a long gun ad. I'm just saying I don't find the watch any stranger than this.

As far as how they coincide:

Both are mechanical, both can run to the expensive, both can be seen as investments, both can be considered status symbols, there are folks dedicated to collecting each, etc.

Somehow I'm guessing there are no arguments like this in the watch-collectors' forums. I just don't expect to read:

"It's just sooo pretentious to photograph that 1950s Gruen with a Krieghoff shotgun. No one with any taste shoots those things anyway; they're just status symbols for the newly rich who don't know better. Who is that guy trying to impress anyway?"

KR

jobu07
December 6, 2010, 02:15 PM
Same P6...one without props another with...which catches your eye?

The first one, I like that "W" in front of Germany on the slide.

killchain
December 7, 2010, 01:36 AM
The watch...

Look at that TIMEX IRONMAN, the sign of TRUE QUALITY and WEALTHY TASTE. And the unvacuumed carpet, the sign of a RELIGIOUS WORKAHOLIC, DROWNING IN HIS OWN MONEY! Casios are only bought by the new rich, the gaudy who want to show off. A man of TRUE WEALTH AND TASTE buys a Timex Ironman.

The rest...

For the curious, those are all authentic USGI mags... probably an oKay contract. I dunno. They actually have no stampings other than a lot #. When I left the Army, I was required to turn in 7 of them. I had more than 7 of them.

The rest of the rest...

I'm 27. And yes, I wear my Timex everyday. It does things a cell phone can't do, like tell me the time without being rude, setting small alarms to remind me of things, and not needing to be plugged in after using it for 20 minutes.

But if you had to ask... well...

:neener:

Kentucky_Rifleman
December 7, 2010, 08:46 PM
Killchain, I don't find the Timex tasteless, as it suits the gear you've grouped it with.

Another thought has occurred to me regarding this; I own a few watches (I have 3 nice vintage watches that were all received as gifts, my great-grandfather's and Great-uncle's railroad pocketwatches (I spent a chunk of money to have one restored to working condition by a competent watchmaker - the other kept beautiful time when I got it), my grandfather's service watch from WWII, and four other heirloom pieces I inherited.

I've photographed my Ruger SAs with one or the other of the pocketwatches, and I've photographed my classic GI 1911 with Papaw's WWII Hamilton. I wish I had an issue .45 from him, but he was light infantry and support and was issued the M1 Carbine (which I'd give my next 10 minutes of oxygen to own, but he turned in when he mustered out.)

Love them or hate them, watches are a deep part of American culture, and often the only jewelry worn by many men.

In that case, watches are like guns; I don't care what brand it is - I'm just impressed by quality, workmanship, and especially by a little history.

KR

Five of Clubs
December 7, 2010, 10:48 PM
KR, Well said.

CZguy
December 8, 2010, 12:12 AM
Kentucky_Rifleman,

I agree with you completely.

How about finding a M1 Carbine to "represent" the one that your father carried. Sometimes that's the best we can do.

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii299/badgerone/M1CarbineII.jpg

Kentucky_Rifleman
December 12, 2010, 05:05 PM
CZGuy, That's beautiful! I remember he carried a Winchester. One of these days I'll slip up on one and it'll follow me home :)

KR

76shuvlinoff
December 12, 2010, 06:46 PM
Anyone that would notice the watch I'm wearing would make me nervous.

pitsmile
December 12, 2010, 07:16 PM
I don't know about watches, but I always include the lube in gun porn:
http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc91/ccanhamjr/Guns/IMG_1923.jpg

Tinpig
Original.

orionengnr
December 12, 2010, 07:56 PM
Too few pics, too many rude, demeaning, judgemental comments.
Not what I have come to expect from THR.
Seriously disappointed.

wundudnee
December 12, 2010, 08:20 PM
Props? Yeah, I've got props. It takes your eye off my junk guns.

Here's my bear gun.
http://www.fototime.com/{4D8E8553-952C-49AC-A010-2F1D08A6F1AD}/origpict/Thumbtrigger%2526bear.jpg

My attempt at a black rifle.
http://www.fototime.com/{835A69B3-C7BD-4CCC-9462-B32741AFC3BB}/origpict/AK%25201911.jpg

My Grandad's revolver and the obligatory watches. Also his.
http://www.fototime.com/{457CB1F6-9A65-491F-9BBB-6898C5BC4266}/origpict/S%2526W%2520Old.jpg


What do flowers have to do with a nice S&W?
http://www.fototime.com/{218FB845-A174-46BA-B065-546E314A8C81}/origpict/S%2526W%2520Model%2520of%25201950.jpg

Where did all this "dude" stuff come from anyway?
http://www.fototime.com/{3279DC0F-D1EC-44C5-AE89-AAA340C82ADA}/origpict/D9srope.jpg
http://www.fototime.com/{823C352F-D65A-4F8E-8C18-6DE8308161E6}/origpict/D9holster.jpg

:neener:

mcdonl
December 13, 2010, 10:04 AM
My attempt at a black rifle.

I would call that a successful attempt!

chicharrones
December 13, 2010, 10:22 AM
How do you fire that thing? :cool:

Here's my bear gun.
http://www.fototime.com/{4D8E8553-952C-49AC-A010-2F1D08A6F1AD}/origpict/Thumbtrigger%2526bear.jpg

CZguy
December 13, 2010, 11:48 AM
What is that bear gun? I don't recognize it.

That's one good lookin bear.

wundudnee
December 15, 2010, 11:13 AM
My bear gun is a Winchester Thumbtrigger. It is fired by thumb pressure on top of the receiver. Here's pictures.

http://www.fototime.com/%7BE2DB3E82-6C8A-41A8-BE79-D330056F669E%7D/origpict/tt2.JPG

http://www.fototime.com/%7BB2E6A6D8-0943-4152-9EE5-7C0C6D00D8E2%7D/origpict/tt3.jpg

http://www.fototime.com/%7BB926D505-0693-45CC-B654-8F45F4552BA8%7D/origpict/tt1.jpg

CZguy
December 15, 2010, 01:35 PM
wundudnee,

That's really nice. I've never seen one before.

Thanks for posting the photos. :cool:

rocky branch
December 15, 2010, 04:32 PM
In the 60s, part of the requirements for "real" SF troopers were a Rolex GMT or Submariner, "Yard" bracelet, demo knife with rigger made pouch, star sapphire ring, and sporstcar.
Extra points for number of divorces.
Still wearing the GMT I bought in 1968 at BX on Taiwan for $190.

What I think is funny is listing all one's property as part of their signature.

DAdams
December 15, 2010, 06:07 PM
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m22/dadams111/Handguns/BadDay.jpg

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m22/dadams111/Handguns/tb_shotgunlead-lg.jpg

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m22/dadams111/Holiday/P1010006-2.jpg

VT Deer Hunter
February 5, 2011, 05:03 PM
Someone on the Sig forum took pictures of his rifles next to his Ferrari.

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=79104&stc=1&d=1290734323

My guns are all business.:D
Is a k bar really nessacary??? :)

VT Deer Hunter
February 5, 2011, 05:23 PM
Got my wallet and my Stevens 237 with my Gerber Knives 7400 Demolition Explosive Technician Multi-Tool.
http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j444/Vermont66/IMG_00021.jpg

gym
February 7, 2011, 01:47 PM
It's just what they have seen others do, that's all. Read into it what you will. Also some guys want to make a nice photo composition and want to balance it out. I don't include my valuables in photos, but I am sure I have thrown in a set of keys or a phone. It's more like, "this is my stuff" I carry this stuff every day. Nothing wrong with it. We copy what we see others do in life. Trying to add or subtract what we like on don't.

Digger
February 7, 2011, 04:19 PM
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m22/dadams111/Handguns/BadDay.jpg

Where's the Queen?

zstephens13
March 16, 2011, 07:45 PM
Kimber and Casio

HOOfan_1
March 16, 2011, 08:10 PM
Aces over 8s is the dead man's hand. Maybe that stovepipe there helped him become a dead man?

clem
March 16, 2011, 08:21 PM
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b213/clemdoggie/SW29-3003.jpg

I forgot my watch! What time is it?

sm
March 16, 2011, 08:24 PM
One is supposed to include a knife, with gun pics.

Then again, what do I know? I "are" just a plank-owner, with no camera, and have no friggin' idea on how to post a pic.

XxWINxX94
March 16, 2011, 08:39 PM
I guess it doesn't bother me too much if the other objects add to the picture, but if someone just throws a bunch of stuff together without keeping the main focus of the picture in mind (the gun), then It might grind my gears a tad bit.

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