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Post by Ruggs » Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:49 pm

I met Jason from Halios at the Wind Up event in SF a couple years ago. Red Bar was hosting some reception thing in the Leica store, and my brother and I went.

I recognized him (He was wearing one of the prototype Seaforth GMTs) and introduced ourselves. We had a couple beers and talked for a little while with him and Steve from Raven. Both very good guys.

My brother is a middle school teacher, and also does a bunch of outdoor ed stuff, and while he is into watches he doesn’t have the means to put anything even remotely high end at risk in his sometimes rowdy day to day life.

Anyway, the next morning I get this email from Jason:


I thanked him, obviously, but didn’t really think much of it. I guess I’ve got a certain level of cynicism about things like this and didn’t really think he’d follow through.

Shame on me though. A week ago, he emailed asking for my address. And today, this arrived:


Really incredible.

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Post by gwells » Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:04 pm

Jason is a genuinely good guy, from my experience. this is a wonderful thing he's done, but it honestly doesn't surprise me at all.

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Post by BlueSky » Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:10 pm

I remember you guys saying that about him. Really cool...

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Post by Ryeguy » Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:11 pm

Great job, Jason!

I’ve never owned a Halios, but hearing stuff like this - done without any forum “look at me” fanfare - makes me want to purchase one.

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Post by bedlam » Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:16 pm

Had a bit to do with Jason back in the Holotype/Bluering days. Stand-up guy in every respect. And the watches were great.

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Post by jeckyll » Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:47 pm

He's a solid guy.

I bought a Bluering from him and the bezel locked up the next day. He drove out and got me a replacement the day after, met me close to where I live. Super guy.

Great that you're both getting a watch from him. :cheers:
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Post by mattcantwin » Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:57 pm

Goes to show that all the great stories about Jason are true.

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Post by toxicavenger » Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:02 pm

badass bro! i got drunk with J a few times. he is good people, and he has a nice ass. lol

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Post by mellonb1 » Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:13 pm

Nothing but good things to say about Jason. Cool story!

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Post by JDC222 » Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:25 pm

mellonb1 wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:13 pm
Nothing but good things to say about Jason. Cool story!

Jason is a great guy, very modest as well. :thumbsup:
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Post by djh1201 » Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:00 pm

Great story! Have had a number of his watches, love buying from such a great guy.
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Post by Captdave » Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:05 pm

Sounds like a stand up guy. Great story.

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Post by matt.wu » Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:05 pm

Jason is a guy that I’d support purely on principle. It just so happens that the watches are killer as well and priced aggressively to boot.

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Post by bedlam » Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:32 pm

Love Jason's watches...quick flick back through the archive :-)


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Post by ikkoku » Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:23 pm

Jason is super cool.. it's been awhile but when I used to visit family in Vancouver, I would give him a call and we would meet up and have a beer.

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Post by unsub073 » Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:12 am

That is awesome. Congrat's on getting the watch.

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Post by gr8sw » Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:15 am

awesome gesture! Jason seems like a super guy in addition to producing very cool watches :cheers:

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Post by jimyritz » Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:27 am

Awesome! Super cool guy!

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