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Vertex Watches M100

Post by hoppyjr » Sun May 28, 2017 1:58 pm

I think this was posted before, but couldn't find it. It's a rebirth of the Vertex brand, but in a 40mm size as opposed to the 35mm of the original. I like everything about it except the price; about $3100 USD.

https://www.vertex-watches.com/

Here is Jason's article: https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/verte ... n-military


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I was searching Vertex to learn about the past and noticed they made decent looking pieces. Apparently they died during the quartz period.

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Notice the lugs on this one....it appears an inspiration for Nomos?

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Re: Vertex Watches M100

Post by JDC222 » Sun May 28, 2017 2:10 pm

Yup, like it! Drop a zero from the price and I'm in...
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Re: Vertex Watches M100

Post by JDC222 » Sun May 28, 2017 2:10 pm

Yup, like it! Drop a zero from the price and I'm in...
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Re: Vertex Watches M100

Post by streetracer101 » Sun May 28, 2017 2:35 pm

"From the early photos and design specs, the Vertex M100 looks like a winner, one that fans of vintage-inspired tool watches might line up to pre-order. But there’s a catch. The M100 will be sold by invitation only. That’s right, Vertex owner Don Cochrane is making the first 60 M100s available to purchase only to a select group of people that he has hand-picked and invited. Then those 60 owners (assuming they buy the watch) can each invite five more people, and so on down the line. The watches will cost £2,500 (approximately $3,115 at time of publishing)."

Both the price and the ability to purchase are a joke.

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Re: Vertex Watches M100

Post by Chocodove » Sun May 28, 2017 2:39 pm

Lovely watch, but the marketing, price, and supposed criteria to purchase are very big turnoffs to me.
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Re: Vertex Watches M100

Post by deepcdvr » Sun May 28, 2017 2:52 pm

Nice piece for sure.

Unfortunately, I was number 61 of his friends, so I'll be missing out on this opportunity
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Re: Vertex Watches M100

Post by sukUbus » Sun May 28, 2017 3:38 pm

The owner guy sounds like a total DOUCHE... I can see some Victorias Secret model buying it and then selling it to 5 friends. Not.

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Re: Vertex Watches M100

Post by CGSshorty » Sun May 28, 2017 5:05 pm

I like it, but the price is silly. I tried this on two weeks ago and liked it until I heard the price. I asked the sales girl to repeat herself because I thought I heard her wrong.

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Re: Vertex Watches M100

Post by logan2z » Sun May 28, 2017 6:11 pm

I can't help but think we've had this discussion before, but I'd skip the Vertex and the company's ludicrous pricing and marketing and go for the Longines Heritage Military COSD. Similar size and vibe but priced at $1700. And Longines will actually sell you one.

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Re: Vertex Watches M100

Post by River Rat » Sun May 28, 2017 6:35 pm

This is way over priced you can get a real vintage one way cheaper
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vertex-British- ... SwTuJYnijC

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VERTEX-WWW-Vint ... Sww9xZDyLG

Some years ago I bought a Timor WWW for 450.00 wished I kept it. Mite have a cool vintage pilot watch coming in way cooler and cheaper than this over priced watch. Will post about it if the deal goes through.

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Re: Vertex Watches M100

Post by streetracer101 » Sun May 28, 2017 7:17 pm

logan2z wrote:
Sun May 28, 2017 6:11 pm
I can't help but think we've had this discussion before, but I'd skip the Vertex and the company's ludicrous pricing and marketing and go for the Longines Heritage Military COSD. Similar size and vibe but priced at $1700. And Longines will actually sell you one.

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These are great. I've been eyeing one for a while.

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Re: Vertex Watches M100

Post by hoppyjr » Sun May 28, 2017 7:37 pm

^ I like that Longines, but they messed it up with the date window.

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Re: Vertex Watches M100

Post by logan2z » Sun May 28, 2017 7:39 pm

hoppyjr wrote:^ I like that Longines, but they messed it up with the date window.
Maybe I'm getting desensitized to crappy date window placement but this one doesn't bother me :shrug:

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Re: Vertex Watches M100

Post by CGSshorty » Sun May 28, 2017 7:40 pm

hoppyjr wrote:^ I like that Longines, but they messed it up with the date window.
Longines (and Hamilton) employs a guy whose only job is to fuck up watches with stupid date windows.
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Re: Vertex Watches M100

Post by hoppyjr » Sun May 28, 2017 7:42 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:^ I like that Longines, but they messed it up with the date window.
Longines (and Hamilton) employs a guy whose only job is to fuck up watches with stupid date windows.

I completely agree. The LLD was perfect, then they added the date.

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Re: Vertex Watches M100

Post by CGSshorty » Sun May 28, 2017 7:49 pm

hoppyjr wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:^ I like that Longines, but they messed it up with the date window.
Longines (and Hamilton) employs a guy whose only job is to fuck up watches with stupid date windows.

I completely agree. The LLD was perfect, then they added the date.
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Re: Vertex Watches M100

Post by hoppyjr » Sun May 28, 2017 7:54 pm

A microbrand owner should do a copy of the Vertex. Give it drilled lugs, excellent lume, no date, screw crown, and let it run a 6R15. $500-600 and if they keep appearance conservative it'll sell.

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Re: Vertex Watches M100

Post by logan2z » Sun May 28, 2017 8:42 pm

Tag Heuer actually did a pretty decent job of integrating the date window into the new Autavia reissue. If it had to have one they added it in a pretty unobtrusive way. Unfortunately they botched the chronograph minutes subdial instead...

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Re: Vertex Watches M100

Post by hoppyjr » Sun May 28, 2017 8:53 pm

Agreed. I like the watch, but minute sundial needs full index.

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Re: Vertex Watches M100

Post by logan2z » Sun May 28, 2017 9:05 pm

hoppyjr wrote:
Sun May 28, 2017 8:53 pm
Agreed. I like the watch, but minute sundial needs full index.
Yup. It's inexplicable that they would do that to the minutes subdial. The original got it right, why not just copy it? :scratch:

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Re: Vertex Watches M100

Post by Chocodove » Sun May 28, 2017 9:18 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:^ I like that Longines, but they messed it up with the date window.
Longines (and Hamilton) employs a guy whose only job is to fuck up watches with stupid date windows.

I completely agree. The LLD was perfect, then they added the date.
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It really is true. These are all quite nice other than the damn date.
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Re: Vertex Watches M100

Post by River Rat » Mon May 29, 2017 3:01 am

Chocodove wrote:
Sun May 28, 2017 9:18 pm
CGSshorty wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:^ I like that Longines, but they messed it up with the date window.
Longines (and Hamilton) employs a guy whose only job is to fuck up watches with stupid date windows.

I completely agree. The LLD was perfect, then they added the date.
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It really is true. These are all quite nice other than the damn date.
The date window on all the remakes just ruin it for me nothing like a original never forget I was never happy with the MKII blackwater remake of the benrus type II then I got a real one that remake was sold out of my collection as fast as I could sell it real was all ways cooler like history on the wrist a remake never has. And on this original Czech issued one the size is bigger than any watch of it's day the case is pressed to form the shape if you look at the lugs on the back of the case you will see what I am talking about a lost art in case making nothing like the real McCoy.
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Re: Vertex Watches M100

Post by River Rat » Tue May 30, 2017 12:13 pm

A nice original for sell at MWR PX 790 English pounds way dam cheaper than a remake.
http://www.mwrforum.net/forums/showthre ... VERTEX-WWW

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Vertex Watches M100

Post by hoppes-no9 » Tue May 30, 2017 1:46 pm

The Vertex looks great. The marketing ploy is ultra douchey. The price is insane.

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Re: Vertex Watches M100

Post by Trip » Tue May 30, 2017 7:48 pm

streetracer101 wrote:
Sun May 28, 2017 2:35 pm

"The M100 will be sold by invitation only. That’s right, Vertex owner Don Cochrane is making the first 60 M100s available to purchase only to a select group of people that he has hand-picked and invited."
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