A $6k Helson ???

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A $6k Helson ???

Post by BacoNoir » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:32 am

Ok, WTF am I missing here????

Tantalum is a unique material but it’s not gold.

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Post by dukerules » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:37 am

It's because it's tantalum.

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Post by jeckyll » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:36 am

Can you shower with it?!?
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Post by AtomicTom » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:40 am

Yup, it's evidently very similar to Adamanitium, and Vibranium. :grin:

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Post by HapaHapa » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:50 am

Maybe it stood out because many of the other specialty materials are nickel alloys? Aren’t some people allergic to nickel?
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Post by River Rat » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:03 am

Helson smoking crack expecting that much for a boutique brand and it's kind of ugly :raised:

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Post by snootydog » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:04 am

I like quite a few of Helsons watches but I wouldn't buy that one even it were stainless steel. It's not the prettiest of watches.
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Post by richard.k.johnson02 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:02 pm

Well you are getting a lot of expensive metal, 45 x 18 mm, and water resistance for your 6k.

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Post by JP Chestnut » Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:48 pm

That case is even worse than the modern Sub. "It's a shitta!" as fat Archy would say

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Post by hoppyjr » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:03 pm

It also weighs more on rubber that a Planet Ocean XL or Rolex Deepsea.

245g GTFOH!

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Post by jeckyll » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:36 pm

hoppyjr wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:03 pm
It also weighs more on rubber that a Planet Ocean XL or Rolex Deepsea.

245g GTFOH!
Weight = quality? :nutkick:
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Post by gwells » Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:26 pm

i like my helson, but $600 like it, not $6000 like it. and this one is not that great. awfully blocky and chunky.

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A $6k Helson ???

Post by hoppyjr » Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:28 pm

jeckyll wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:03 pm
It also weighs more on rubber that a Planet Ocean XL or Rolex Deepsea.

245g GTFOH!
Weight = quality? :nutkick:

I believe this is true, which makes me one seriously high-quality man.

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Post by jeckyll » Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:08 pm

hoppyjr wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:28 pm
jeckyll wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:03 pm
It also weighs more on rubber that a Planet Ocean XL or Rolex Deepsea.

245g GTFOH!
Weight = quality? :nutkick:

I believe this is true, which makes me one seriously high-quality man.
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Post by JP Chestnut » Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:35 pm

tattoo chef wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:56 pm
Tantalum is $218 a kilogram.
It’s very expensive stuff, also highly corrosion resistant.
I didn’t look at the ad but figure they probably didn’t make many. I’m sure they will sell a few and that will be all.
I wouldn’t pay 6 grand for a Helson, but I applaud the uniqueness of using that metal.
I can only imagine if Omega or Rolex made it, it would be $60,000.


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Gold is approximately $50,000/kg and Rolex sells a similarly blocky sub made out of it for $35,000, so that seems unlikely

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Post by BlueSky » Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:57 pm

Barnum, even though he didn't say it, was right.

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A $6k Helson ???

Post by SoCal C4S » Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:11 pm

hoppyjr wrote:It also weighs more on rubber that a Planet Ocean XL or Rolex Deepsea.

245g GTFOH!
I own and wear both of these on rubber, and wouldn’t want ANYTHING heavier than either on my wrist.
gwells wrote:i like my helson, but $600 like it, not $6000 like it. and this one is not that great. awfully blocky and chunky.
I like my $300 brass 42mm Shark Diver. Can’t imagine spending much more for a Helson.

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Post by toxicavenger » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:59 pm

doxa prices

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Post by tattoo chef » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:25 pm

JP Chestnut wrote: Gold is approximately $50,000/kg and Rolex sells a similarly blocky sub made out of it for $35,000, so that seems unlikely
You are correct, and I’m bad at kilograms and ounces etc. I thought a kilogram was less than it is, so yeah, tantalum isn’t really that expensive compared to gold.
I looked up some watches made of tantalum or with tantalum elements, and while very expensive, are all luxury brands like Hublot, Zenith or Panerai, and they can command the pricing.
I am now wondering if even one person will drop $6,000 on a Helson, and why.
In the end it’s not could you make it, but SHOULD you make it, and they probably shouldn’t have.


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A $6k Helson ???

Post by matt.wu » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:03 pm

That website and its fonts looks like it was designed by me as a high-schooler in the 90s.
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Post by River Rat » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:34 am

I can see one of these come up for sell 20-60 years from now and since it’s a no name watch co no one remembers at the time they are buying it to melt the case for the metal content for $$ and throwing away the movement. Kind of what they do to pocket watches today but funny thing even the Rolex name saves a pocket watch from being melted down for the gold content.

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Post by SoCal C4S » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:59 am

I would buy one for $700 or so because of the material, but not for $6k.

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Post by BacoNoir » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:44 am

I wonder if they’ve sold any? I have no desire to purchase one but am tempted to put a WatchRecon search out there to see if anyone tries to sell one.
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Post by CGSshorty » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:32 pm

Money laundering.
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