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Laco Ocean, another Kobold case???

Post by toxicavenger » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:48 am

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Re: Laco Ocean, another Kobold case???

Post by stumpy1972 » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:20 am

I still love that case design whether it's a Kobold or whatever micro brand is ripping it off or buying them from Fricker these days. Unfortunately most of the micro brands can't seem to pull off a cohesive design like Kobold did.
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Re: Laco Ocean, another Kobold case???

Post by R@cerx » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:47 am

stumpy1972 wrote:I still love that case design whether it's a Kobold or whatever micro brand is ripping it off or buying them from Fricker these days. Unfortunately most of the micro brands can't seem to pull off a cohesive design like Kobold did.
Yep. And new Kobold's have cases made on their inhouse CNC machine.

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Re: Laco Ocean, another Kobold case???

Post by CGSshorty » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:48 am

Laco has been using that case for a few years. It's a pretty nice looking watch, actually.
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Re: Laco Ocean, another Kobold case???

Post by logan2z » Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:02 am

The watch has been around for at least 6 years (there's a Worn and Wound review from 2010). It used to be available in a PVD case as well but I don't see that one listed anymore. Nice watch at a pretty reasonable price. And the company actually has good CS.

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Post by outtatime » Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:07 am

It looks like the illegitimate child of a Fortis and Dievas.
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Re: Laco Ocean, another Kobold case???

Post by Joe C » Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:47 am

I like it... But it would likely be too large for my wrist.
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Post by logan2z » Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:50 am

As an addendum to my earlier post, Long Island Watch still shows the PVD version in stock.

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Re: Laco Ocean, another Kobold case???

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R@cerx wrote:
stumpy1972 wrote:I still love that case design whether it's a Kobold or whatever micro brand is ripping it off or buying them from Fricker these days. Unfortunately most of the micro brands can't seem to pull off a cohesive design like Kobold did.
Yep. And new Kobold's have cases made on their inhouse CNC machine.
Not sure whether I believe that or not, but if it is true, local US manufacturing is a good thing...
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Re: Laco Ocean, another Kobold case???

Post by R@cerx » Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:21 am

stumpy1972 wrote:
R@cerx wrote:
stumpy1972 wrote:I still love that case design whether it's a Kobold or whatever micro brand is ripping it off or buying them from Fricker these days. Unfortunately most of the micro brands can't seem to pull off a cohesive design like Kobold did.
Yep. And new Kobold's have cases made on their inhouse CNC machine.
Not sure whether I believe that or not, but if it is true, local US manufacturing is a good thing...
I believe as much as I saw in a video made at Kobold's shop in PA. Looks to me like they are making cases there. I've been around lots of CNC shops, so the setup looked authentic and the guy running it knew what he was doing.

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Re: Laco Ocean, another Kobold case???

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R@cerx wrote:
stumpy1972 wrote:
R@cerx wrote:
stumpy1972 wrote:I still love that case design whether it's a Kobold or whatever micro brand is ripping it off or buying them from Fricker these days. Unfortunately most of the micro brands can't seem to pull off a cohesive design like Kobold did.
Yep. And new Kobold's have cases made on their inhouse CNC machine.
Not sure whether I believe that or not, but if it is true, local US manufacturing is a good thing...
I believe as much as I saw in a video made at Kobold's shop in PA. Looks to me like they are making cases there. I've been around lots of CNC shops, so the setup looked authentic and the guy running it knew what he was doing.
The new case on my Soarway is really, really well done. I'm hoping their growing pains with Made in USA cases are over.
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Re: Laco Ocean, another Kobold case???

Post by toxicavenger » Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:47 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
R@cerx wrote:
stumpy1972 wrote:
R@cerx wrote:
stumpy1972 wrote:I still love that case design whether it's a Kobold or whatever micro brand is ripping it off or buying them from Fricker these days. Unfortunately most of the micro brands can't seem to pull off a cohesive design like Kobold did.
Yep. And new Kobold's have cases made on their inhouse CNC machine.
Not sure whether I believe that or not, but if it is true, local US manufacturing is a good thing...
I believe as much as I saw in a video made at Kobold's shop in PA. Looks to me like they are making cases there. I've been around lots of CNC shops, so the setup looked authentic and the guy running it knew what he was doing.
The new case on my Soarway is really, really well done. I'm hoping their growing pains with Made in USA cases are over.
Yeah they were practicing in the video :stir: , so hopefully 5 years after announcing they were making them in the US they might be good to go.

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Post by jswing » Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:57 pm

It's a 45mm case? My Kobold looked the same but was 41.

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Post by CGSshorty » Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:01 pm

jswing wrote:It's a 45mm case? My Kobold looked the same but was 41.

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It's the Large Soarway Diver case.
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Post by hoppyjr » Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:05 pm

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Post by R@cerx » Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:16 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
R@cerx wrote:
stumpy1972 wrote:
R@cerx wrote:
stumpy1972 wrote:I still love that case design whether it's a Kobold or whatever micro brand is ripping it off or buying them from Fricker these days. Unfortunately most of the micro brands can't seem to pull off a cohesive design like Kobold did.
Yep. And new Kobold's have cases made on their inhouse CNC machine.
Not sure whether I believe that or not, but if it is true, local US manufacturing is a good thing...
I believe as much as I saw in a video made at Kobold's shop in PA. Looks to me like they are making cases there. I've been around lots of CNC shops, so the setup looked authentic and the guy running it knew what he was doing.
The new case on my Soarway is really, really well done. I'm hoping their growing pains with Made in USA cases are over.
Yeah they were practicing in the video :stir: , so hopefully 5 years after announcing they were making them in the US they might be good to go.
Here's the thing with CNC machines, they're expensive to own and more expensive to let them sit idle. Practicing cost money, what I saw in the video was watch cases in various stages of production. The shop looked very typical of all the CNC shops I've been around. Other than making watch cases, I'm sure they will be filling the machines time doing contract work. I wish them all the best.
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Re: Laco Ocean, another Kobold case???

Post by toxicavenger » Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:27 pm

R@cerx wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
R@cerx wrote:
stumpy1972 wrote:
R@cerx wrote:
stumpy1972 wrote:I still love that case design whether it's a Kobold or whatever micro brand is ripping it off or buying them from Fricker these days. Unfortunately most of the micro brands can't seem to pull off a cohesive design like Kobold did.
Yep. And new Kobold's have cases made on their inhouse CNC machine.
Not sure whether I believe that or not, but if it is true, local US manufacturing is a good thing...
I believe as much as I saw in a video made at Kobold's shop in PA. Looks to me like they are making cases there. I've been around lots of CNC shops, so the setup looked authentic and the guy running it knew what he was doing.
The new case on my Soarway is really, really well done. I'm hoping their growing pains with Made in USA cases are over.
Yeah they were practicing in the video :stir: , so hopefully 5 years after announcing they were making them in the US they might be good to go.
Here's the thing with CNC machines, they're expensive to own and more expensive to let them sit idle. Practicing cost money, what I saw in the video was watch cases in various stages of production. The shop looked very typical of all the CNC shops I've been around. Other than making watch cases, I'm sure they will be filling the machines time doing contract work. I wish them the all the best.
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R@cerx wrote:
stumpy1972 wrote:
R@cerx wrote:
stumpy1972 wrote:I still love that case design whether it's a Kobold or whatever micro brand is ripping it off or buying them from Fricker these days. Unfortunately most of the micro brands can't seem to pull off a cohesive design like Kobold did.
Yep. And new Kobold's have cases made on their inhouse CNC machine.
Not sure whether I believe that or not, but if it is true, local US manufacturing is a good thing...
I believe as much as I saw in a video made at Kobold's shop in PA. Looks to me like they are making cases there. I've been around lots of CNC shops, so the setup looked authentic and the guy running it knew what he was doing.
Doesn't his dad own a huge tool company?

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Re: Laco Ocean, another Kobold case???

Post by toxicavenger » Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:11 pm

dnslater wrote:
R@cerx wrote:
stumpy1972 wrote:
R@cerx wrote:
stumpy1972 wrote:I still love that case design whether it's a Kobold or whatever micro brand is ripping it off or buying them from Fricker these days. Unfortunately most of the micro brands can't seem to pull off a cohesive design like Kobold did.
Yep. And new Kobold's have cases made on their inhouse CNC machine.
Not sure whether I believe that or not, but if it is true, local US manufacturing is a good thing...
I believe as much as I saw in a video made at Kobold's shop in PA. Looks to me like they are making cases there. I've been around lots of CNC shops, so the setup looked authentic and the guy running it knew what he was doing.
Doesn't his dad own a huge tool company?
I think a aviation machining company.

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Re: Laco Ocean, another Kobold case???

Post by CGSshorty » Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:26 pm

I kind of want one of these now.
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Post by 4pfrench » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:33 pm

CGSshorty wrote:I kind of want one of these now.
You can afford it with the proceeds of selling me your Kobold.
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Post by CGSshorty » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:36 pm

4pfrench wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:I kind of want one of these now.
You can afford it with the proceeds of selling me your Kobold.
After all I've gone through get that watch right, I couldn't possibly sell it. Plus, I just know it will break en route to a new owner. :lol:
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Post by 4pfrench » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:40 pm

That would be my luck- thanks for saving me from myself...
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