And Now, Here’s Your Favorite Watch Nickname Of All-Time
Two weeks prior, the HODINKEE editors got together to discuss and make the authoritative rundown of the world’s best watch epithets. In obvious WFH design, we duked it out over Zoom (in an engaging call that we wish we had recorded, yet tragically didn’t). We compiled a rundown of the relative multitude of monikers we knew, at that point trimmed it down to a powerful dozen – however not without some troublesome cuts along the way.
When we distributed our decisions , we likewise freed casting a ballot up to you – the HODINKEE Community – to name The People’s Champion. This gave you the pined for freedom to call us fools for discarding “Batman,” however didn’t permit you to decide in favor of “Moonwatch” (regarding the Omega Speedmaster) – an epithet considered ineligible on the grounds that it is an authority brand moniker. Our rundown, our standards, infant! Eventually, we presented a somewhat bigger rundown of 20 epithets for you to cast a ballot on.
Hundreds of you partook in the democratic interaction, bringing about some close races. At the point when it was completely said and done, be that as it may, a reasonable top three arose. In third spot was “Snowflake” – a name ascribed to both Tudor and Grand Seiko models (the previous for the state of great importance hand, and the last for the dial surface). Remember that “Snowflake” just squeaked into the third spot, for certain solid competitors scarcely missing the podium.
Coming in runner up – and a solid second spot at that – was “Batman.” This is the epithet for the cutting edge, yet as of late suspended, Rolex GMT-Master II – so given for its blue and dark (a la The Dark Knight) bi-shading bezel. Yet, these two decisions had no possibility against the victor, which almost multiplied the following most noteworthy vote-getter.
In the end, your victor was our champ: “Pepsi,” most commonly utilized concerning the Rolex GMT-Master and GMT-Master II (both vintage and present day) as a result of its red and blue shading plan. The name has since become inseparable from any watch including a red/blue bi-shading bezel. Indeed, even the Tudor Black Bay GMT is now and then called the “Diet Pepsi.”
Nicknames are intended to be fun, and this current one’s more or less fun. Rolex could never consider its own watch a “Pepsi.” No, that was left to us – the watch cherishing public. We did that.
So the writing is on the wall, “Pepsi” remains as the HODINKEE Community’s authoritative “Individuals’ Champion.” May it keep on spreading by listening in on others’ conversations to new aficionados for quite a long time to come. On account of everybody for partaking, and watch out for additional odds to loan your voice in the future.
Missed your opportunity to cast a ballot? Offer your number one watch epithet in the comments below.