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Discussion in 'Watches' started by echo victor, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. echo victor
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    echo victor Previously "YankeeHotelFoxtrot"

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    ...But I just rec'd an email today from Triple Aught Design about their new "limited edition" watch strap; the "Quantum Watch Strap"

    wait for it....

    $275 :)censored:? Really?)

    it's a Ti NATO strap, virtually identical (outside of the logo) to the Ti Prometheus Design Werx strap I bought 2 weeks ago for $40.

    someone needs to have a conversation with TAD.

    Just one man's opinion. I don't know, this sort of thing annoys me.

    what do you guys think? Reminds me of a $400 Gucci belt
     
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  2. Karmakanic

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    'Nobody ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the public' Reputedly said by H L Mencken.
     
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  3. echo victor
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    echo victor Previously "YankeeHotelFoxtrot"

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    Karmakanic,

    well said, and this...

    "Nobody ever lost a dollar by underestimating the taste of the American public", by P.T. Barnum
     
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  4. Bad Company

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    You can buy a decent watch for $275.00
     
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    Thomas Tusser
    "A fool and his money are soon parted"
     
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  6. karlito

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    Yes, I got the email too and was going to post about it here. $275 for a nylon watch strap :eek:.

    I guess I'm simply not refined enough to fully appreciate the "21st century precision machining with artisanal craftsmanship and extraordinary materials"
     
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  7. karlito

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    See Invicta
     
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  8. MangeD700
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    MangeD700 EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    but a watch for 7 million dollars doesn´t bother anyone?

    We live in the age where "almost" everyone wants to be seen with something someone else don´t or can´t have, for some reason. It doesn´t have to be something this person actually want or need, but hey if it´s exclusive to 1 of 1 made there maybe a reason....
     
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  9. echo victor
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    echo victor Previously "YankeeHotelFoxtrot"

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    MangeD700

    the way I see it, those are two different arguments. On the one hand, spending seven million dollars on a watch is ridiculous. But, that watch is targeted at a very small slice of the population, the 1% as it were, those individuals who have the resources to afford yachts, multiple mansions, etc. A $275 watch strap is most certainly not targeted towards that segment of the population. It's targeted at the rest of us. And it's somewhat disrespectful, at least I think so.

    TAD makes great stuff; their jackets are well-designed and one could justify purchasing a ~$400 outer garment, simply because of its versatility and usability. One can't do the same for a watch band, which, after all, just connects a wristwatch to a wrist. If the band contained significant precious metals, perhaps, but this is a nylon band. It just screams, "I've Got a TAD band!"

    I just don't understand how they can price something like that in a bald-face manner. And you can bet they'll be available very shortly on ebay, for twice the price.

    SMH
     
  10. MangeD700
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    MangeD700 EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I think, in the watch band deal, it’s for TAD enthusiasts, not for some dude who need a nylonband for his watch.


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  11. Moshe ben David

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    Send a copy to the Con Artist in Chief. Maybe he'd like to wear it whilst painting on his 'tan'.

    Am Yisrael Chai!

    Moshe ben David
     
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    Nick4305 EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    :)
     
  13. Bad Company

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    Yo Nick!

    You can buy a decent watch for $275.00
    There's alot of micro brands within that range.
    Most Swiss watches are overrated AND overpriced.
     
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    I was really confused by this too. I think the Omega and Tudo nato cost as much or more than that.... but they explain (provide a good story) why at least.


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    You folks sure they're not including a watch in the deal? :p
     
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    It better include a lobster dinner and kiss on the check the next morning.
     
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    Actually, I realized this price is based on the titanium clasp and hardware. Not on the strap. Rexford makes real fancy knives.


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    That brand over prices everything.
     
  19. karlito

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    You just don't fully appreciate the "21st century precision machining with artisanal craftsmanship and extraordinary materials"! :p
    Yeah, I'm totally with you on this.
    I visited their shop when they first opened and it was pretty cool; lots of interesting tools, gear, and clothing some pretty innovative. Then they decided to focus primarily on their adventure clothing line and become essentially a clothing boutique with prices to match the Silicon Valley. That's when they lost me. I do understand that they put a lot of r&d into their designs, materials, and with smaller batches don't have the economies of scale to lower prices. It just seems more fashion oriented to me now.
     
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    The $275 watch straps are back. :frantic: Grab them while you can guys!