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RESCO SPD Prometheus

Post by kempoman » Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:20 am

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Re: RESCO SPD Prometheus

Post by Disc Golfer 209 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:48 am

Looks like enough profit margin to make both parties happy. I wonder how many people will spend $2,200 on it.

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Re: RESCO SPD Prometheus

Post by streetracer101 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:31 am

$2200 for a micro watch head is tough to stomach. The watch looks like it was made 10-15 yrs ago design wise; very dated looking to me. I'm sure Smitty will get them sold though. His rabid fans are out there too.

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Re: RESCO SPD Prometheus

Post by Americandave » Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:33 am

"UDT" eh? Wonder if there's a gift certificate for a matching trident tattoo at that price

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Re: RESCO SPD Prometheus

Post by Heuerville » Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:30 am

Aegir anyone?

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and the new Resco..

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Re: RESCO SPD Prometheus

Post by r.palace » Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:47 am

Price is wack but the specs are nice. Not a bad looker IMO
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Re: RESCO SPD Prometheus

Post by rockmastermike » Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:00 am

Heuerville wrote:Aegir anyone?

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and the new Resco..

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not to Nishant the RESCO thread but that Aegir looks great

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Re: RESCO SPD Prometheus

Post by Steve O. » Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:04 am

Not bad. The trident seconds hand is a little much for me though.
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Re: RESCO SPD Prometheus

Post by unixshrk » Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:20 am

rockmastermike wrote:
Heuerville wrote:Aegir anyone?

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and the new Resco..

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not to Nishant the RESCO thread but that Aegir looks great
Oh no you didn't.

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Re: RESCO SPD Prometheus

Post by logan2z » Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:28 am

I'm surprised that nobody has addressed the giant squid in the room.

Hard to see the watch selling well at that price point.

P.S. I think this is the first time I've ever seen an official watch photo with the hour and minute hands overlapping.

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Re: RESCO SPD Prometheus

Post by kfalk » Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:13 am

Me neither, but they had to give an unobstructed shot of Prometheus' squid.
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Re: RESCO SPD Prometheus

Post by tattoo chef » Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:20 am

I'm not a fan of any logos or gimmicks like that on a dial, unless it is something personal. (Like BRICE did with his Undone)


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Re: RESCO SPD Prometheus

Post by Abmw » Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:20 am

That does not look like a$2k watch. I dont find Resco designs very appealing in general.
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Re: RESCO SPD Prometheus

Post by DEMO » Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:21 am

Ummmmmmm. I'll pass.

- Design already looks dated and already done.
- Octopus logo is too in your face on the dial. Would have been better on the caseback.
- Bezel looks like it was taken from a $200 Seiko Monster.
- The seconds hand is too trendy....looks like it was taken from Invicta.
- A $10 nylon strap included for a watch with this price tag?
- Price is way out of line. What is the "premium" I am getting for this price range when compared to comparable watches?

(I like the AEgir waaaaaay better. Much more refined and high-end appearance).
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Re: RESCO SPD Prometheus

Post by toxicavenger » Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:44 am

I am sure Prometheus marked it up quite a bit also. But the watch would be a great $500-700 priced watch, maybe.

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Re: RESCO SPD Prometheus

Post by dnslater » Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:32 am

So bottom line is that Prometheus thinks the questionable "Made in USA" aspect is worth an extra $1500 to buyers? Perhaps if only they were Tibetan Americans.

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Re: RESCO SPD Prometheus

Post by tattoo chef » Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:00 am

dnslater wrote:So bottom line is that Prometheus thinks the questionable "Made in USA" aspect is worth an extra $1500 to buyers? Perhaps if only they were Tibetan Americans.
Isn't this the same price as the regular resco line anyways?


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Re: RESCO SPD Prometheus

Post by toxicavenger » Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:22 am

tattoo chef wrote:
dnslater wrote:So bottom line is that Prometheus thinks the questionable "Made in USA" aspect is worth an extra $1500 to buyers? Perhaps if only they were Tibetan Americans.
Isn't this the same price as the regular resco line anyways?


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Pretty much, overpriced that is. But Resco is assembled in the US, just not made here. Prometheus loves US brewed equipment.

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Re: RESCO SPD Prometheus

Post by hidden by leaves » Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:28 am

dnslater wrote:So bottom line is that Prometheus thinks the questionable "Made in USA" aspect is worth an extra $1500 to buyers? Perhaps if only they were Tibetan Americans.
what "extra $1500"?
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Re: RESCO SPD Prometheus

Post by toxicavenger » Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:41 am

hidden by leaves wrote:
dnslater wrote:So bottom line is that Prometheus thinks the questionable "Made in USA" aspect is worth an extra $1500 to buyers? Perhaps if only they were Tibetan Americans.
what "extra $1500"?
He used the reference since I said it was a 500-700 watch.

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Re: RESCO SPD Prometheus

Post by Joeprez » Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:42 am

Never have tried a Resco, but that's almost pre-owned Omega, Tudor and Sinn prices. And yes, the CD2 looks way better.


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Re: RESCO SPD Prometheus

Post by dnslater » Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:27 pm

hidden by leaves wrote:
dnslater wrote:So bottom line is that Prometheus thinks the questionable "Made in USA" aspect is worth an extra $1500 to buyers? Perhaps if only they were Tibetan Americans.
what "extra $1500"?
Most standard Asian made boutique divers with standard 2824 movements seem to go for $500-$700. At least they used too. This watch has a printed dial, off the shelf hands and a $15 non branded strap. Colorado made is the only thing that sets it apart. It needs more going for it at this price......... Looking at the comparison above, the Aegir screams class next to the SPD.

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Re: RESCO SPD Prometheus

Post by ikkoku » Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:49 pm

Sorry but I'm not caught up with all the news on micros. Is this resco or Prometheus?

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Re: RESCO SPD Prometheus

Post by Axelay2003 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:23 pm

Price is not justified. Aegir is on another level.
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Re: RESCO SPD Prometheus

Post by HapaHapa » Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:12 pm

DEMO wrote:Ummmmmmm. I'll pass.

- Design already looks dated and already done.
- Octopus logo is too in your face on the dial. Would have been better on the caseback.
- Bezel looks like it was taken from a $200 Seiko Monster.
- The seconds hand is too trendy....looks like it was taken from Invicta.
- A $10 nylon strap included for a watch with this price tag?
- Price is way out of line. What is the "premium" I am getting for this price range when compared to comparable watches?

(I like the AEgir waaaaaay better. Much more refined and high-end appearance).
I was giving this model a few hours time thinking maybe it would grow on me. But, nope.
Your comments pretty well express my thoughts.
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