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 Posted: Tue Dec 30th, 2008 01:34 am
   
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OK just checked out the site. I can't say anything I may get in trouble with myself. :cool: :D ;)

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 Posted: Tue Dec 30th, 2008 04:19 am
   
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Ken, I only have one thing to say to that "a big fat ditto" and LMFAO.....oh no that's two things....hope I don't get in trouble!!!!



KenC wrote: Paxman wrote: Nabco wrote:

Pax, you can't blame him on copying the Kobold, he said it was an "accident" so that makes it all good.....right!!!

I hear ya'. At least check the design prior to production.crap.gif


Well...you know...it's not really his fault.  He even hired a "freelancer to do designs of watch. At time I hired him I told him I wanted to have a watch chrono similar to the ones made by Sinn."  So I guess it's the freelancer's fault for copying the Kobold. toon1.gif

Here's a guy that admits he hired a guy to design a watch that looks like a SINN...and the guy screws him by copying the Kobold design and handing it to him as an original!!!mistake.gif  I can't even imagine how uneducated this guy must be as to the watch industry...which raises a question.  He got duped on the design...how does he know he did not get duped on the ETA movements? subtlelaugh.gif

I am almost embarrassed that Ernie would risk his reputation, and take the risk of slandering ours, without investigating this guy and his product for the sake of a few bucks in revenue! face4.gif  WUS is much better than that!   I mean no offense to Ernie, but this guy is a appears to be complete amateur...even compared to others just entering the business!   Hmmmmmm....his Ocean Diver looks familiar, too!

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 Posted: Tue Dec 30th, 2008 04:58 am
   
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no different than any Asian homage with the exact same Asian 7750 that can be had for under $200. Chinese watches have a good following and I own more than a few myself . ....like this thread started out as saying replicas are hitting mainstream watchmaking ;)

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 Posted: Tue Dec 30th, 2008 05:19 am
   
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And there is nothing wrong with getting or offering the Asian clone movements or homages. Just make sure you know what you are getting/paying for.

Just like this Zinex Chrono with the 7750 clone in it. A fun watch and I have recieved allot of nice comments on it. But a Eta 7750 would be worth at least 10 times more if in a true swiss made watch.

It just depends on what you want and what your budget is. ;)

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 Posted: Tue Dec 30th, 2008 02:20 pm
   
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Sorry...guess I am being misunderstood here...there is nothing wrong with a well-made Asian watch.  Many of the cases on my watches are Asian and they are as perfect as anything Swiss.  My point was that it appears this is this guy's first encounter with Swiss ETA movement...if he is so easily duped on his "Original" design for his chronograph, then how is it not an easy transition to thinking the same may have happened on his purchase of high end Swiss Made movements.

At any rate, he has shown himself to be a truly unknowledgeable entrant into the watch industry...buyer beware!

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 Posted: Tue Dec 30th, 2008 04:22 pm
   
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I'm right with you Tom.....nothing wrong with the Asian stuff, it's just crazy how someone is so out of touch

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 Posted: Thu Apr 15th, 2010 05:28 am
   
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crap.gif Like the exprseeion I heard growing up" Geez Louise" not everything is copesetic! I read this and it leaves that uncomfortable feeling in your stomach. You have to be careful who you buy from, I trust the companies who we meet and know on our forum, and the higher brands, but from there................................?

Great article Oscar

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