Toxic "homage"?

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Re: Toxic "homage"?

Post by toxicavenger » Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:24 pm

Ryeguy wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:29 pm
toxicavenger wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:53 am
Ryeguy wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:45 am
Agreed. This is a pretty low thing to do.

I'll vote with my wallet and order another Toxic today just to spite C&B. F- them.

Order placed.

PS - Terry - the discount code offered in the email sent Monday, March 19, isn't working. No big deal as I was able to use the standard offered discount in the pop-up window. Just an FYI.
Chris when did you try the code? I had this issue a few days ago but I thought I fixed it. At least I hope I did.

Thanks for your business bro.
This morning. Actually, immediately after I read this thread.
I tried cutting and pasting directly from the email plus a bunch of permutations - upper case, lower case, with the hyphens and without.
Crap I need to fix that. Thanks for the heads up

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Re: Toxic

Post by ItnStln » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:30 am

toxicavenger wrote:
Heuerville wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:00 pm
toxicavenger wrote:
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jtbenson wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:40 pm
think this was a collab that terry posted about earlier
I didn't collab anything with them. But I did mess up and show them one of my straps at Wind Up. So maybe that is where they got the idea from. :banghead: :crybaby:
That's shitty. If C&B stole it, they can go fuck themselves.
Honestly I do believe there is a ton of overlap in the watch strap business. So I have no idea if they did. But they did know that I carried them (since I showed them). So it is weird that few a months later they came out with the exact same nylon and hardware (except the buckle). I showed the jungle green strap at Wind up. :banghead: But they did tell me "all watch strap companies stick together" . :whistle:
Which straps are those?

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Re: Toxic

Post by jtbenson » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:27 am

toxicavenger wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:27 pm
jtbenson wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:40 pm
think this was a collab that terry posted about earlier
I didn't collab anything with them. But I did mess up and show them one of my straps at Wind Up. So maybe that is where they got the idea from. :banghead: :crybaby:
my bad, thought i read a post here or on insta where you discussed it. will remove my reply.
obviously i was mistaken, and that sucks.
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Re: Toxic "homage"?

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Re: Toxic "homage"?

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Toxic "homage"?

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Not about deleting it, but yes we had some back and forth on the design. They claim they were approached by the factory that created the TimeFactors design (they credit them for the style) to be a distributor for them.
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Re: Toxic "homage"?

Post by 59yukon01 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:49 pm

Interesting comparison of the Shiznit versus the copy C&B Supreme.

http://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?p=45675525

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Re: Toxic "homage"?

Post by Panerai7 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:06 pm

So funny how seatbelt term took off :)

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Re: Toxic "homage"?

Post by toxicavenger » Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:44 pm

Panerai7 wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:06 pm
So funny how seatbelt term took off :)
It definitely did for sure. :cheers:

I still don't understand people's hang up regarding sliding keepers. They don't make sense if you have a strap with extra nylon you are folding back. They
only make sense if you have a 8" or bigger wrist. And like I said before I don't like labels. Not to mention I have to pass to cost onto the buyer. That isn't my goal at all. :shrug:

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Re: Toxic "homage"?

Post by toxicavenger » Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:45 pm

Oh and thanks for the support guys like always.

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Re: Toxic "homage"?

Post by hoppyjr » Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:18 am

DoctorC wrote:I saw on their IG post today that for those who don't like the extra thickness, they are offering to let you request to neuter the strap upon ordering..

That sounds familiar... :scratch: :shrug:

They saw imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...

BTW Terry, I woke up after the last get together with an Orange rubber stuck in my Watch box and a vague recollection of you whispering something in my ear.....Thanks! :gayumbrella:


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Your “watch box” huh?

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Re: Toxic "homage"?

Post by Ryeguy » Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:03 am

toxicavenger wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:44 pm
Panerai7 wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:06 pm
So funny how seatbelt term took off :)
It definitely did for sure. :cheers:

I still don't understand people's hang up regarding sliding keepers. They don't make sense if you have a strap with extra nylon you are folding back. They
only make sense if you have a 8" or bigger wrist. And like I said before I don't like labels. Not to mention I have to pass to cost onto the buyer. That isn't my goal at all. :shrug:
I have a Haveston with the sliding keeper. It is a nice feature on that particular strap as it is a short NATO and the sliding keeper allows me to center the clasp and not fold the tail (there really isn't enough tail to fold).

This isn't the reason I bought it though. I just liked the colors offered.

I'm not certain if my experience is common or just unique to me, but my Haveston has gotten really frayed along the edges, and I haven't worn it all that much.

I haven't experienced this with other NATO's (even those I've worn much more). I know I can just hit the edges quickly with a lighter to burn back the Irish pennants, but it's just something I didn't expect to have to do so quickly and after so little use.

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Re: Toxic "homage"?

Post by toxicavenger » Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:33 pm

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Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:03 am
I have a Haveston with the sliding keeper. It is a nice feature on that particular strap as it is a short NATO and the sliding keeper allows me to center the clasp and not fold the tail (there really isn't enough tail to fold).

This isn't the reason I bought it though. I just liked the colors offered.

I'm not certain if my experience is common or just unique to me, but my Haveston has gotten really frayed along the edges, and I haven't worn it all that much.

I haven't experienced this with other NATO's (even those I've worn much more). I know I can just hit the edges quickly with a lighter to burn back the Irish pennants, but it's just something I didn't expect to have to do so quickly and after so little use.
Yep the sliding keeper does work great on the Havenston. And that is because it is only 270mm. I have one of the original versions before Havenston adopted them as their design. I didn't like the design so I passed on it.

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Re: Toxic

Post by toxicavenger » Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:34 pm

hoppyjr wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:18 am
DoctorC wrote:I saw on their IG post today that for those who don't like the extra thickness, they are offering to let you request to neuter the strap upon ordering..

That sounds familiar... :scratch: :shrug:

They saw imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...

BTW Terry, I woke up after the last get together with an Orange rubber stuck in my Watch box and a vague recollection of you whispering something in my ear.....Thanks! :gayumbrella:


(Seiko Orange vent strap) :love:
Your “watch box” huh?

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Hahaha yes that is it

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Re: Toxic "homage"?

Post by Henryj » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:23 am

Two quick points.

First, I’ve known Terry on the forums, trades and such, since strap was only half a word to him. Just a stand up guy.

And second, that line about “all xxxxxx stick together” is typically used by the lame to justify hanging on the coattails of the successful.
If someone tells you "There's no such thing as a stupid question", have him list a watch for sale on WUS.

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Re: Toxic "homage"?

Post by Ryeguy » Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:37 am

Every time this thread gets bumped, I get the urge to buy another Toxic.

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Just ordered an admiralty grey Shiz to go with the navy I have for this.


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Re: Toxic "homage"?

Post by i29alpha » Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:13 am

I just ordered a C&B Supreme since Terry’s straps are so shitty. 😆

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Re: Toxic "homage"?

Post by toxicavenger » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:03 am

i29alpha wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:13 am
I just ordered a C&B Supreme since Terry’s straps are so shitty. 😆
:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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Re: Toxic

Post by toxicavenger » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:05 am

Henryj wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:23 am
Two quick points.

First, I’ve known Terry on the forums, trades and such, since strap was only half a word to him. Just a stand up guy.

And second, that line about “all xxxxxx stick together” is typically used by the lame to justify hanging on the coattails of the successful.
Thanks Henry! :salute:
Ryeguy wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:37 am
Every time this thread gets bumped, I get the urge to buy another Toxic.

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Just ordered an admiralty grey Shiz to go with the navy I have for this.


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Damn that looks great! Thanks for the biz Chris!!! :cheers:

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