[AMA] Ablogtowatch and Laco Fallout Edition watch

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[AMA] Ablogtowatch and Laco Fallout Edition watch

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What is it like stepping into the designer's chair after spending over a decade being a critic? aBlogtoWatch founder Ariel Adams is joined by aBlogtoWatch Art Director Matt Smith-Johnson to discuss the Laco RAD-AUX limited edition watch designed by them and produced by the historic German pilot and professional watchmaker Laco. The watch is being introduced right here on Reddit as is part of a new creative side to aBlogtoWatch which Ariel Adams and Matt Smith-Johnson are excited to talk about with the larger watch enthusiast community. Join us now for the third aBlogtoWatch and Reddit community AMA event.

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Re: [AMA] Ablogtowatch and Laco Fallout Edition watch

Post by toxicavenger » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:57 pm

For guys not familiar AMA means Ask Me Anything. It is a thread on reddit where you can ask questions while the ama is active.

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Post by hobbit712 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:01 am

I'm not sure about that price however. $2950!
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Re: [AMA] Ablogtowatch and Laco Fallout Edition watch

Post by logan2z » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:33 am

It's actually a pretty cool looking watch, but I have no clue what Fallout is so the significance is lost on me, and the price point is absurd for a Laco.

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Re: [AMA] Ablogtowatch and Laco Fallout Edition watch

Post by toxicavenger » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:59 am

logan2z wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:33 am
It's actually a pretty cool looking watch, but I have no clue what Fallout is so the significance is lost on me, and the price point is absurd for a Laco.
From the net:
Fallout: A Post Nuclear Role Playing Game is an open-world turn-based role-playing video game developed and published by Interplay Productions in 1997. The game has a post-apocalyptic and retro-futuristic setting, in the aftermath of a global nuclear war in an alternate history timeline mid-22nd century.

This watch is loosely based off the watch they had in the game I think. I am not a gamer but I loved Fallout when I played it.

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Post by ericf4 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:02 am

i think it looks cool as hell.

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hobbit712 wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:01 am
I'm not sure about that price however. $2950!
It's only worth $2,950 if they had a radioactive Snoopy on it.

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Post by unsub073 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:29 am

I didn't realize the cross section of gamer's and watch people would meet at that price level. That seems like something invicta would try to pull off at 4 easy payments of $49.99.

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Re: [AMA] Ablogtowatch and Laco Fallout Edition watch

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I didn't realize the cross section of gamer's and watch people would meet at that price level.
I don't think they will :D
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Post by Joeprez » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:42 am

toxicavenger wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:59 am
logan2z wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:33 am
It's actually a pretty cool looking watch, but I have no clue what Fallout is so the significance is lost on me, and the price point is absurd for a Laco.
From the net:
Fallout: A Post Nuclear Role Playing Game is an open-world turn-based role-playing video game developed and published by Interplay Productions in 1997. The game has a post-apocalyptic and retro-futuristic setting, in the aftermath of a global nuclear war in an alternate history timeline mid-22nd century.

This watch is loosely based off the watch they had in the game I think. I am not a gamer but I loved Fallout when I played it.
Guess they are thinking that the teenagers that played the game in 1997 now have money, 20 years later. I fall into that category and would never buy that watch :shrug: My non WIS peers usually wear an Apple Watch (or similar smartwatch)or a Tissot or some fashion watch you can get at Macy's.
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Re: [AMA] Ablogtowatch and Laco Fallout Edition watch

Post by mattcantwin » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:50 am

hobbit712 wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:01 am
I'm not sure about that price however. $2950!
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Post by BBK357 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:39 pm

Fallout is a game franchise- but I think in this instance they are referring to a type of finish. I’ve seen knives with a fallout, or post apocalyptic finish which is acid etched, and rough looking but looks great. Seems to me this is what they were going for. I think it looks awesome but I wouldn’t pay that much for it.
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Post by BBK357 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:41 pm

Here’s a couple Microtech/Marfione with a fallout finish:

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Post by Joeprez » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:01 pm

Damn Ben the second one is hot!


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Post by jimyritz » Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:03 pm

Those knives are hot....

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Post by BBK357 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:49 pm

^^

Yeah guys this’s custom Microtech are awesome- but super expensive. I had this Carter F 16 that someone tried to do similar finish to-
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Post by Chocodove » Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:05 pm

The Hoback fallout finish isn’t terrible. It’s not quite as prominent as the other examples, however.

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Re: [AMA] Ablogtowatch and Laco Fallout Edition watch

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BBK357 wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:39 pm
Fallout is a game franchise- but I think in this instance they are referring to a type of finish. I’ve seen knives with a fallout, or post apocalyptic finish which is acid etched, and rough looking but looks great. Seems to me this is what they were going for. I think it looks awesome but I wouldn’t pay that much for it.
Taken from the article. It is referencing the game.
The presentation of the watch is another way it connects back to the Fallout gaming universe. On the outside of the heavily-worn tin box, we see a stamp showing that it was issued to the Overseer of Vault #43. Inside the box, you’ll find the Laco RAD-AUX, a user manual (we’ll come back to that), and an accumulation of a few odds and ends. Presumably, the additional artifacts were collected by the owner of the Laco RAD-AUX before it was discovered. There are realistic Polaroid-style photos depicting abandoned landscapes, mutated plant-life, and a curious panther named Gloria. A bottle cap bearing the mark of a sunset, which has been turned into a pin. There is also a New California Republic ’protection postcard’ which instructs you to place it near the entrance of your domicile, and each item included looks realistically tattered and aged.

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Re: [AMA] Ablogtowatch and Laco Fallout Edition watch

Post by BBK357 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:38 pm

unsub073 wrote:
BBK357 wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:39 pm
Fallout is a game franchise- but I think in this instance they are referring to a type of finish. I’ve seen knives with a fallout, or post apocalyptic finish which is acid etched, and rough looking but looks great. Seems to me this is what they were going for. I think it looks awesome but I wouldn’t pay that much for it.
Taken from the article. It is referencing the game.
The presentation of the watch is another way it connects back to the Fallout gaming universe. On the outside of the heavily-worn tin box, we see a stamp showing that it was issued to the Overseer of Vault #43. Inside the box, you’ll find the Laco RAD-AUX, a user manual (we’ll come back to that), and an accumulation of a few odds and ends. Presumably, the additional artifacts were collected by the owner of the Laco RAD-AUX before it was discovered. There are realistic Polaroid-style photos depicting abandoned landscapes, mutated plant-life, and a curious panther named Gloria. A bottle cap bearing the mark of a sunset, which has been turned into a pin. There is also a New California Republic ’protection postcard’ which instructs you to place it near the entrance of your domicile, and each item included looks realistically tattered and aged.

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Re: [AMA] Ablogtowatch and Laco Fallout Edition watch

Post by gwells » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:54 pm

143 pieces. i think there's probably some crossover, but we'll see how much.

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Post by Axelay2003 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:28 pm

Too much forced oxidation on the watch case. You can see pitting in the metal case which is their intent. I like it otherwise.
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