I was talking with a few friends yesterday and we were trying to think of products that our grandfathers would have used regularly that are fading away or are no longer existant today. We came up…Continue
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"Both my grandfathers passed on while I was very young, so I have no memory of them.
My mother and other relatives have shared with me their impressions of them so that I would have something to pass on about them to my kids:
They were both assholes."
"I never knew my grandfather (either of them; they both passed before i was born. From what i have heard of them, i think it a blessing in thin disguise). However, from my paternal grandfather, i was given his shaving brush and tobacco pipe. I…"
"Pocket Watch, handkerchief, pen knife, suspenders, notebook with important phone numbers, addresses, quotes, appointments, etc. He had a hanging calendar that he actually used. He always wore an American Flag pin on whatever suit he wore. He also…"
"Sure Brian. By uncommon (speaking pretty broadly) I mean a watch brand not commonly seen everyday (not just people wearing them but in advertising like you mentioned) in the USA. Luxury watches I would consider common (in the USA) would be…"
"I have watches from Molnija, Slava, Raketa, Poljot and Vostok, some pre-fall and some post-fall.
They're all based on Swiss calibers, the Poljot 3133, for example, being based on the Valjoux 7734, but modified to have a higher beat…"
"Could you define uncommon . I find that most brands target different demographic groups or throw there advertising budget to a particular region or country . When I travel abroad I always pop my head into the local watch store and will always see a…"
""Creative" can be learned, in my experience. Talent is helpful at the start, but hard work is the other 98% of what gets you there.
But I would agree with the "driven" aspect. You have to want to do it, and be willing to…"
"This was touched upon by a few respondents.
How detailed do you get as far as the 'fashion' goes? Do you account for culture(s), locale, skin type, age, financial status, or any other factors other than what is trendy in a subset of…"
You may have an interest in those things but do you have the talent? My nephew wanted very much to be an NBA basketball player. However, he didn't have the talent for such. It's tough but it happens.…"
"Really if you want to be strong, learn statistics to the point you can teach it. Most people have a weakness with stats and it will give you an edge. Any particular software will be replaced but the foundations of why and how will carry…"