Ever Been Conflicted About a Watch?

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Re: Ever Been Conflicted About a Watch?

Post by BBK357 » Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:20 pm

I had a couple Kobold and they were incredible. But I wouldn’t buy new.

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Re: Ever Been Conflicted About a Watch?

Post by BacoNoir » Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:55 pm

I had a conflict with my old Sea Dweller. I bought it with my first big bonus on a job. I worked my way up in that company over the next 5 years, working directly with the owner and felt like a trusted advisor to him. Then he got in financial trouble and after 10 years of traveling around the country as his “go to” guy, he laid me off with 2 weeks notice (along with many others on overhead) to reduce overhead to pay off his debts. At that point, the SD had bad juju associated with it, so I sold it an never looked back.
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Re: Ever Been Conflicted About a Watch?

Post by BacoNoir » Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:57 pm

dinexus wrote:I've more or less stopped wearing my two-line Pelagos, because I kinda feel like Tudor's more or less totally lost the plot, and everyone that wears them still thinks they're part of some secret club. Guess I'm in that "your favorite band sucks" phase, but I'm too lazy to sell it.
The two-liners are awesome and the only one I’d buy if I were in the market.
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Re: Ever Been Conflicted About a Watch?

Post by caesarmascetti » Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:03 am

I had the same issue so I bought this essentially a sterile SEAL

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Re: Ever Been Conflicted About a Watch?

Post by jimyritz » Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:57 pm

Had a Kobold and enjoyed it- sold it... just never
wanted to deal with the customer service BS.
Kobold’s 41mm Soarway diver case will always be an all time favorite.

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Ever Been Conflicted About a Watch?

Post by Blaine » Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:09 pm


Had these two. Really were great watches. Been looking for a Seal, unpolished, missed one on another forum at a great price. I think the Seal really defined the brand back in the day. A shame it all imploded.

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Re: Ever Been Conflicted About a Watch?

Post by demer03 » Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:25 pm

Absolutely I will again. Phantom case is a perfect fit.
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Re: Ever Been Conflicted About a Watch?

Post by fastward » Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:12 pm

The guy is a douche. His dad set him up in business.
If you like the watch, pull the trigger.

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Re: Ever Been Conflicted About a Watch?

Post by Jiman » Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:48 am

To be honest I didn’t know jack about M. Kobolds fucked up deeds until seeing this thread and doing some research. I can see why you’d be conflicted having this asshats name on your watch after all the people he’s scammed and taken advantage of over the years.

I do agree with you though, it’s a good looking watch. From a practical perspective, future parts availability is probably going to be an issue. Not necessarily the movement, but things like the crystal, crown, pushers, etc... However if it sings to you emotionally, practicality might take a back seat.

I’d think that most of the depreciation would be absorbed by the first owner, so if you get it pre-owned and decide to sell later, you probably wouldn’t take too much of a hit....so relatively low risk?? :think:

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Re: Ever Been Conflicted About a Watch?

Post by HapaHapa » Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:46 am

Just give it a try. If you decide it feels wrong, then sell it after the covid sh#tstorm is over.
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