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Re: Wtf Moser Frankenwatch

Post by fastward » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:03 pm

That sure is something.


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Re: Wtf Moser Frankenwatch

Post by mfxr » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:05 pm

Joeprez wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:31 am
For those who have not seen them, the "Apple" watch and the Cheese watch from Moser:

I actually like this:

The Apple watch was great.
They are very serious about watchmaking, but have a great sense of humour.

If I was balling I would definitely rock a Red gold fume dial. Amazing
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Re: Wtf Moser Frankenwatch

Post by JP Chestnut » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:09 pm

^^^ That date window absolutely spoils that watch. Yuck.

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Re: Wtf Moser Frankenwatch

Post by mfxr » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:15 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:09 pm
^^^ That date window absolutely spoils that watch. Yuck.
That is the "big date" for blind old men I presume. They have similar models without it fortunately.
It's all academic to me, mainly because I am poor.

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Re: Wtf Moser Frankenwatch

Post by Torrid » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:24 pm

mfxr wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:15 pm
JP Chestnut wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:09 pm
^^^ That date window absolutely spoils that watch. Yuck.
That is the "big date" for blind old men I presume. They have similar models without it fortunately.
It's all academic to me, mainly because I am poor.
No kidding their watches are amazing. I actually like oversized date. The big date video they came up with is funny.

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Re: Wtf Moser Frankenwatch

Post by Morethan1 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:20 pm

It looks like a kickstarter watch...
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Re: Wtf Moser Frankenwatch

Post by dinexus » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:26 pm

It's pretty shitty of them, but I fukkin' love it. Rich trolls are the best trolls.

Plus, they're only making one, and whomever buys into the joke will essentially be putting their money straight into charity, so I'd call it a win for the rest of us.

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Re: Wtf Moser Frankenwatch

Post by Dynamite_Kid19 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:57 am

Looks like they got cold feet and it is being withdrawn from the auction and locked away.

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Re: Wtf Moser Frankenwatch

Post by streetracer101 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:04 am

Dynamite_Kid19 wrote:Looks like they got cold feet and it is being withdrawn from the auction and locked away.

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The article says the watch was misinterpreted. I don't see how that's possible given their advertising campaign. The industry backlash must've been more than they could stomach.

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Re: Wtf Moser Frankenwatch

Post by Chocodove » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:36 am

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Re: Wtf Moser Frankenwatch

Post by matt.wu » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:51 am

streetracer101 wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:04 am
Dynamite_Kid19 wrote:Looks like they got cold feet and it is being withdrawn from the auction and locked away.

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The article says the watch was misinterpreted. I don't see how that's possible given their advertising campaign. The industry backlash must've been more than they could stomach.

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Yeah, I'm guessing lots of legal challenge (or at least threats of it).
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Re: Wtf Moser Frankenwatch

Post by pbj204 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:04 am

Some day this could be considered an artsy pop culture masterpiece.

It's always the weirdest things that somehow wind up desirable.

I still don't understand why a painting of a Campbell's soup can is so amazing.

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Re: Wtf Moser Frankenwatch

Post by fastward » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:13 am

This is a trolling master class.

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Re: Wtf Moser Frankenwatch

Post by dinexus » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:50 am

matt.wu wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:51 am
Yeah, I'm guessing lots of legal challenge (or at least threats of it).
Had to be Biver. The video they released was basically shitting on everything Tag's done in the last year (lame ambassadors, photo shoots, graffiti painting stunts, etc.).

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Re: Wtf Moser Frankenwatch

Post by matt.wu » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:31 pm

Moser is being a little naive in their shitting on the fluff in the watch industry. Whether they like it or not, the entire luxury watch industry (including their own brand) is built on said fluff. Are we supposed to believe that watches are irreplaceable tools these days? That the price tag is justified by the innovation alone?

For all that I love about innovation in horology, we all are keenly aware that it is for fun. To some, it's admiration of ability and accomplishment, but to a large portion of the overall luxury watch customer base, the "fun" comes from prestige and status and the ethereal quality of "that guy I look up to has one, and now I want to as well".

Strip it all away, and the entire industry becomes obsolete.
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Re: Wtf Moser Frankenwatch

Post by fastward » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:02 pm

They have been able to carve out a niche in said defecation.


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