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hmm...another microbrand

Post by mikeylacroix » Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:25 am

from the guys that brought u the everest strap

http://www.ablogtowatch.com/monta-ocean ... ch-review/

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would look great for a $350 piece :think:

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Post by gonzomantis » Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:30 am

At $350 it would be interesting. At $3,500 it is a bold entry. :shock:

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Post by Chocodove » Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:34 am

Not a bad looking watch and it's good size. No lume at 12 on the bezel though...and that price is ambitious to say the least.
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Post by DEMO » Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:46 am

Very uninteresting. Especially uninteresting at the price.
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hmm...another microbrand

Post by Seppia » Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:49 am

The brand and logo look spectacularly ugly, the crown is too long and the hands are too short.
A big Wtf for me st $3500

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Post by Panerai7 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:50 am

Looks like a decent, well-finished diver but $3500 for no name is gonna be a hard sell considering that's Tudor and Omega territory

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Post by r.palace » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:05 am

It's the first watch venture from the people at Everest (rubber straps).

I've been following their progress on Instagram. Very nice looking watch but I'm out at that price point.

I believe Brandon pre ordered one.
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Post by ChuckW » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:08 am

They probably figured that it was a good opportunity to introduce a $3500 watch, considering how well the Swiss watch market is thriving.
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Post by JP Chestnut » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:09 am

A chamfer on the INNER edge of the lug is... an odd choice.

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Post by Panerai7 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:12 am

JP Chestnut wrote:A chamfer on the INNER edge of the lug is... an odd choice.
Definitely showing off chamfer skills :)

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Post by mikeylacroix » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:14 am

r.palace wrote:It's the first watch venture from the people at Everest (rubber straps).

I've been following their progress on Instagram. Very nice looking watch but I'm out at that price point.

I believe Brandon pre ordered one.
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Post by Joeprez » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:25 am

Is that price for real?

Nice movement, but font is too big, name and logo sucks, dial and hands, for some reason, do not play well together... and as mentioned earlier, that's Tudor and Omega territory (and Sinn).
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Post by mikeylacroix » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:33 am

Joeprez wrote:Is that price for real?

Nice movement, but font is too big, name and logo sucks, dial and hands, for some reason, do not play well together... and as mentioned earlier, that's Tudor and Omega territory (and Sinn).
I don't like the date wheel font.
The logo is odd agree.
Minutes hand could be bigger or even sword shaped.
Too many odd mishmashes...

Did the inner lug chamfering bump up the price I wonder? :monkeypiss:

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Post by JP Chestnut » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:39 am

Who buys stuff like this? If you're rich enough to drop $3,500 on some mediocre watch, with no track record that nobody has ever heard, would you actually want a watch like this?

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Post by Ryeguy » Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:01 am

There are elements of the watch I liked. The bracelet looks good. The bezel insert looks good (albeit the lack of a lumed pip detracts from its usefulness).

If this came from someone such as CREPAS and was in the sub $1K range, I'd think it was interesting. At this price point it is so far out of consideration it isn't even in the same zip code as the watches I would consider. I would take a Tudor all day every day over this, or any number of Seiko divers, or Omega, (and the list goes on.)

Nice attempt but completely blown market research. Maybe I'm wrong, but the Rolex owners who would pay $250 for a rubber strap are likely not going to pay $3500 for a sub-a-like knock off.

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Post by Ryeguy » Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:05 am

- and to echo Jacob's observation, why the heck would you chamfer the inside of the lugs? It draws attention to an area you would normally want to show tight machining tolerances in.

I get in on something like the MM300 where the bracelet is thinner than the watch case so you blend the case in, but in a thin oyster style case? Makes little sense to me.

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Re: hmm...another microbrand

Post by BBK357 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:12 am

A sub clone with sword hands. How original.

Another $500 and you're in used sub territory.

Around 1000, ok sure. That price? Insane


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Post by BacoNoir » Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:12 am

At this price point, you need history and / or an in-house movement like Nomos and Tudor. I also agree that the minute hand should have been thicker and a lumed pip at 12 on the bezel. Way over priced IMHO, but not a bad looking watch.
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Post by streetracer101 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:33 am

All the hands are too short/skinny. The logo is odd, but not a deal breaker. The font is weak. The ft : m marking is a Rolex ripoff. The crown doesn't fit the case style. I can take or leave the chamfers but I think they're best on case edges to lesson dings. I see no point aside from aesthetics on the inside.
As has been said, I can see these selling for $1k. Anything more is silly.

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Post by toxicavenger » Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:40 am

Its not for me that is for sure. But they are talking to right people and marketing like crazy. So I bet it sells out.

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Post by hoppes-no9 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:53 am

Great looking watch.

Baffling price. Don't these micro guys look at their competition before launch?

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Post by james80 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:15 am

hoppes-no9 wrote:Great looking watch.

Baffling price. Don't these micro guys look at their competition before launch?
Probably in the same way they looked at the competition before launching a $200 plus rubber strap. I doubt they'll get the same response.

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Post by mellonb1 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:44 am

Nope! Not for that price and what's up with the door knob crown :scratch:.

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Post by andrema » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:07 am

The pricing is dumb


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Post by suddha » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:15 am

Can I just jump in here and say how much I appreciate the civil discussion of this watch here on DWC? The reviewer who wrote that article on ABTW is a friend of mine and I know he put a lot of hard work and consideration into it, and is anything but the shill the commenters on ABTW are accusing him of being. The level to which some commenters on some blogs will stoop, with personal attacks, behind the veil of relative anonymity, is really discouraging. I'm all for open dialog and the Monta isn't my thing, but close to 100 comments on that review, many of which are really low blows, has been sad to see.

I can always count on DWC for real people having honest but respectful discussions. :cheers:
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