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Kobold article on Time Zone

Post by johnh1265 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:55 am

Interesting reading,worth a look.

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Kobold artical on Time Zone

Post by CGSshorty » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:10 am

Crazy. I’ve actually spoken to Michael several times over the last few months. He keeps insisting things are getting back in track, but this won’t help.
I really hope this stuff isn’t true (we know some of it is).
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Re: Kobold artical on Time Zone

Post by logan2z » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:11 am

The most shocking part of this is that Timezone still exists.

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Post by CGSshorty » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:13 am

logan2z wrote:The most shocking part of this is that Timezone still exists.
Thank God I didn’t have to log in.
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Post by Chocodove » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:19 am

If true, that's just appalling.
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Post by Joeprez » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:21 am

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Re: Kobold artical on Time Zone

Post by johnh1265 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:24 am

I have a brand new watch that has been sitting there for 8 months waiting for a simple pressure test.
2 months ago I asked them to send it back to me as it was because I was sick of waiting,can’t even get them to do that.

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Re: Kobold artical on Time Zone

Post by Torrid » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:34 am

If this is even remotely true, he sounds like a real piece of work.

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Post by Steve O. » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:34 am

logan2z wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:11 am
The most shocking part of this is that Timezone still exists.
Good point. For years TZ was my go to site for buying, selling, and trading. Now it's a ghost town.

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Re: Kobold artical on Time Zone

Post by Nomadz » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:35 am

Wow......
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Re: Kobold artical on Time Zone

Post by JP Chestnut » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:36 am

Time Zone wrote: CRIMINALLY FALSE

For as long as he's operated Kobold Watch Co., Michael Kobold has been a serial name-dropper and self-promoter. However, his antics seem to transcend aggressive marketing. Yet another source closely tied with Michael Kobold spoke of a criminal conviction that exposed a deep character flaw; that is, Kobold's pattern of deception.

According to public court records, in 2002, Michael Kobold flashed a law enforcement badge he purchased from a Pittsburgh uniform store to a TSA agent in order to gain access to a secured area of the Pittsburgh International Airport. As an airport security protocol, U.S. Customs agents not only manually log every officer's badge number, but also the information contained on an officer's identification card.

Not only is Michael Kobold not a law officer anywhere on Planet Earth, when he lied to a U.S. Customs agent about being in law enforcement, he also made fraudulent statements concerning his citizenship in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1001. Although state charges against him for impersonating a police officer were dropped, the federal charge concerning his being a foreign national who lied about being an American went to trial. A jury convicted Michael Kobold of the crime in 2003 (United States v. Michael Kobold, D.C. No.: 03-cr-00010, WDPA D.C. 2003), and a federal judge upheld his conviction in a U.S. appellate court. (United States v. Michael Kobold, No. 04-1800, 3rd Cir. 2004).

The conviction came with serious consequences. As part of his sentencing, Michael Kobold was deported from the United States, excluded from re-entry for 6 months, and given 3 years probation.
I seem to recall some people having a bitch fit when a few of us jumped on the "Michael Kobold is a scumbag" train. Maybe they would like to come forward and apologize.

On edit: That was a good bit of writing - perfect amount of snark for the PT Barnum of American watchmaking.

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Re: Kobold artical on Time Zone

Post by matt.wu » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:13 pm

Wow. An "official" TZ article about it.

Pretty disappointing. The watches are great. I'm feeling a little more serious about the fact that we should group buy-out that brand.
:htfu:

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Re: Kobold artical on Time Zone

Post by JP Chestnut » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:28 pm

Now it's a buyers market.

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Re: Kobold artical on Time Zone

Post by ericf4 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:37 pm

Holy shit that post is insane....Im happy i have never had to deal with that shit. He make the Invicta dude look like a boy scout.

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Re: Kobold artical on Time Zone

Post by dinexus » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:38 pm

Dude's still insisting things are gonna get better after a "hard reset." Good christ.

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Re: Kobold artical on Time Zone

Post by hoppyjr » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:40 pm

The author is a TZ moderator named Jessica.

Kobold hired a woman named Jessica to run the operation while he was back and forth to Nepal.

I wonder if it’s the same person.


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Re: Kobold artical on Time Zone

Post by Chocodove » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:41 pm

hoppyjr wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:40 pm
The author is a TZ moderator named Jessica.

Kobold hired a woman named Jessica to run the operation while he was back and forth to Nepal.

I wonder if it’s the same person.
Now that all the dirt is out, let's hear your Kobold story.
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Re: Kobold artical on Time Zone

Post by dinexus » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:41 pm

dinexus wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:38 pm
Good christ. Even if half the shit in that TZ post is real, it's gonna take a hell of a lot more than a "hard reset."

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Kobold artical on Time Zone

Post by hoppyjr » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:42 pm

dinexus wrote:Dude's still insisting things are gonna get better after a "hard reset." Good christ.

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He’s been saying that for years. In fact, I believe he’s used the same words.

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Re: Kobold artical on Time Zone

Post by tmw » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:55 pm

matt.wu wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:13 pm
Wow. An "official" TZ article about it.

Pretty disappointing. The watches are great. I'm feeling a little more serious about the fact that we should group buy-out that brand.
Let’s do it.

I’m ready.
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Re: Kobold artical on Time Zone

Post by tmw » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:56 pm

Scary damn article.

Kobold claims fake news.
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Post by hoppyjr » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:00 pm

tmw wrote:Scary damn article.

Kobold claims fake news.
It would seem easy enough to refute if MK has proof. He will instead say something about not getting into the mud and focusing on fixing his company.


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Re: Kobold artical on Time Zone

Post by streetracer101 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:19 pm

He should be locked up (or worse) if the accusation regarding the Sherpas is true.

This article just reaffirmed there's no reason to buy another of his creations.

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Re: Kobold artical on Time Zone

Post by tmw » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:25 pm

hoppyjr wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:00 pm
tmw wrote:Scary damn article.

Kobold claims fake news.
It would seem easy enough to refute if MK has proof. He will instead say something about not getting into the mud and focusing on fixing his company.

Yep.

Three sides to the truth. Figured this out about Kobold many years ago firsthand.

But still enjoy some damn fine watches.
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