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Is The World Ready To Un-douche The Two-tone Stigma? (Part One)

By Daniel Yong


As most of you may know, the English language is one of the most difficult to learn, and I say this because a word may have a thousand different meanings (hyperbole). In addition, a single word may transform itself into meaning other things as society “develops”. In the case of this story, I use the word ‘douche’. According to the Urban Dictionary, the word refers to “an individual who has shown themselves to be very brainless in one way or another”. I won’t go into the second part as it may be too offensive or gross for some of my readers. In our little hobby, we often associate two-tone watches with being the choice of the typical douche. You know, the types of people who would remind you how much they paid for their two-tone watch… or the types to wear tracksuit pants to the office (I sometimes do that too to be fair) even though the office code of conduct clearly stated otherwise. But I pose the question to you, oh enlightened readers, is the watch world ready to embrace two-tone timepieces with a more positive approach? Or has the stigma cemented itself far too deeply into a realm beyond saving?

I’m more interested in what you have to say


Let’s have a bit of fun here, I want to interact with you guys a bit more. What I’m going to do is have you guys submit responses to me instead, and I’ll share them here on the Mr Z website. So I invite you all, my internet friends, to send your opinions (please also justify them with a few sentences) through to mrzaratsu@gmail.com. If you wish to remain anonymous, that’s cool too just let me know, otherwise I’ll be using your Instagram handle to credit you.


The deadline for responses is Saturday the 22nd of August. From this, I will choose the top ten replies that made me laugh and publish them.

In the meantime, please indulge yourselves with some two-tone porn (watch pictured is the Grand Seiko SBGV238).






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