Monta price drop

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Re: Monta price drop

Post by Joeprez » Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:03 pm

Panerai7 wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:44 pm
Agreed! Omega showed they can do two sizes Planet Ocean
Yep, reason why Tudor should make a 40mm Pelagos!
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I think Jacob said it best by calling this watch market segment "throwaway watches". Maybe that is a bit harsh, but these aren't "heirloom" watches
Yep, I agree. And for some reason I only want to buy heirloom watches. This doesn't mean "expensive" watches, just that if I give my son an Oris, it's more probable that Oris watch company will still exist, in contrast to Monta watch company.
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Re: Monta price drop

Post by Joeprez » Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:06 pm

Panerai7 wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:02 pm
Yeah some watches look too big in 44
A 44mm IWC looks like a 38 in your wrist :grin:
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Re: Monta price drop

Post by Panerai7 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:28 pm

Joeprez wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:06 pm
Panerai7 wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:02 pm
Yeah some watches look too big in 44
A 44mm IWC looks like a 38 in your wrist :grin:
Lol it's not that bad :)

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Re: Monta price drop

Post by gwells » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:15 pm

yeah, maybe 39-40.

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Re: Monta price drop

Post by toxicavenger » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:20 am

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Re: Monta price drop

Post by Ryeguy » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:53 am

Well, that sucks for the poor dude in Costa Rica who bought one full price.

Even at $2,350 I think they are priced high. Put a 2892-2 in there and price it at $1,200 and you maybe have something people would be interested in. That said, you can buy a ETA 2892-2 powered Steinhart with a grade 5 Ti case, applied indice dial, and engraved ceramic bezel insert (with lumed triangle) for $600.

You could wear that Steinhart for a year, then flip it and probably get $500 back. If it breaks, Steinhart will send you their FED-EX account number so you can send it back for repair.

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Re: Monta price drop

Post by tattoo chef » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:15 pm

Still shows as $3550 on their website.


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Re: Monta price drop

Post by toxicavenger » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:28 pm

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Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:15 pm
Still shows as $3550 on their website.


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Re: Monta price drop

Post by streetracer101 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:02 pm

Ryeguy wrote:Well, that sucks for the poor dude in Costa Rica who bought one full price.

Even at $2,350 I think they are priced high. Put a 2892-2 in there and price it at $1,200 and you maybe have something people would be interested in. That said, you can buy a ETA 2892-2 powered Steinhart with a grade 5 Ti case, applied indice dial, and engraved ceramic bezel insert (with lumed triangle) for $600.

You could wear that Steinhart for a year, then flip it and probably get $500 back. If it breaks, Steinhart will send you their FED-EX account number so you can send it back for repair.
I agree. I won't be surprised if we see an additional price drop or coupon in the future. Now seems like a good time to dig up that thread discussing the plan to inject this thing into brick and mortar stores.

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Re: Monta price drop

Post by Chocodove » Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:38 pm

I'd be pretty pissed if I bought one at full price. Just another reason to stay away from most micros IMO. True values are incredibly hard to discern in that arena.

That said, I do still like the design of the Ocean King.
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Re: Monta price drop

Post by hoppyjr » Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:42 pm

I wouldn't wanta Monta.

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Re: Monta price drop

Post by Joeprez » Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:46 pm

Chocodove wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:38 pm
I'd be pretty pissed if I bought one at full price. Just another reason to stay away from most micros IMO. True values are incredibly hard to discern in that arena.

That said, I do still like the design of the Ocean King.
To be honest, anyone that bought one deserves it. I just can't believe why would someone pay so more for a watch from a new micro brand when you can get a great watch from an established brand for that price. On top of that, is not like that watch is a completely new and original design.
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Re: Monta price drop

Post by jtbenson » Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:53 pm

i agree joe.
romanticism affiliated with being an early adopter perhaps?
those who live on the cutting edge usually bleed first. (resale $ in this case)
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Re: Monta price drop

Post by Seppia » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:26 pm

streetracer101 wrote:. Now seems like a good time to dig up that thread discussing the plan to inject this thing into brick and mortar stores.

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Someone from the brand came here to the board to discuss or am I misremembering?
I remember we were pretty unanimous in declaring their plan way too optimistic/ambitious.

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Re: Monta price drop

Post by Bradystraps » Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:57 am

Nice pieces but certainly do seem overpriced.
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Re: Monta price drop

Post by toxicavenger » Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:07 am

Seppia wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:26 pm
streetracer101 wrote:. Now seems like a good time to dig up that thread discussing the plan to inject this thing into brick and mortar stores.

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Someone from the brand came here to the board to discuss or am I misremembering?
I remember we were pretty unanimous in declaring their plan way too optimistic/ambitious.
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=55662&hilit=monta&start=75

From a discussion somewhere else if I recall.

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Re: Monta price drop

Post by JP Chestnut » Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:14 am

I guess selling overpriced straps to Rolex guys isn't the strong foundational skill set they thought it was.

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Post by toxicavenger » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:02 am

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Re: Monta price drop

Post by JP Chestnut » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:07 am

I'd rather have an ETA. Who knows where the hell Eterna is going to be in 5 years. These guys picked a terrible time to jump into this space.

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Re: Monta price drop

Post by Panerai7 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:29 am

That's still too much, that's a price of a lightly used Tudor Black Bay with in-house movement.

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Re: Monta price drop

Post by r.palace » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:41 am

Agreed, still too rich.
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Re: Monta price drop

Post by JP Chestnut » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:42 am

Panerai7 wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:29 am
That's still too much, that's a price of a lightly used Tudor Black Bay with in-house movement.
More expensive than a brand new MM300. A watch with chamfered inner lugs that actually looks nice.

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Re: Monta price drop

Post by Panerai7 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:59 am

JP Chestnut wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:42 am
Panerai7 wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:29 am
That's still too much, that's a price of a lightly used Tudor Black Bay with in-house movement.
More expensive than a brand new MM300. A watch with chamfered inner lugs that actually looks nice.
good point and that too, mm300.
You just can't sell Payless Shoes sneakers for the price of Nike, doesn't work like that.

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Re: Monta price drop

Post by JP Chestnut » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:08 am

"Monta: the Payless Shoes sneakers of fine Swiss timepieces."

The real laugh is that they tried to claim their sneakers were actually BETTER than Nikes.

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Re: Monta price drop

Post by Panerai7 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:15 am

I didn't know they made a claim like that, pretty ambitious

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