Author Topic: The 160 Euro "watch" that doesn't tell time.  (Read 2876 times)

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Re: The 160 Euro "watch" that doesn't tell time.
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2018, 01:37:21 PM »
Don't you know that telling time is for the poors of the world.

Ballers that throw down 160 euro for a watch have people that tell time for them

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Re: The 160 Euro "watch" that doesn't tell time.
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2018, 02:18:51 PM »
In a world where everyone carries a cellphone, a watch is already relegated to status symbol/fashion accessory and has no functional purpose.  This product is refreshingly honest!  All those working parts cost money to build and can break.  Very mustachian!

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Re: The 160 Euro "watch" that doesn't tell time.
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2018, 02:45:34 PM »
In a world where everyone carries a cellphone, a watch is already relegated to status symbol/fashion accessory and has no functional purpose.  This product is refreshingly honest!  All those working parts cost money to build and can break.  Very mustachian!

Honest would be calling it a bracelet.
Mustachian would be not buying it.

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Re: The 160 Euro "watch" that doesn't tell time.
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2018, 04:06:32 PM »
Evidently enough people can't read them anyway, it might as well be blank.

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Re: The 160 Euro "watch" that doesn't tell time.
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2018, 06:48:44 PM »
To be fair, they don't actually call it a "watch" and it comes in a cool wooden box designed to be used as a plant pot.  Haha!

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Re: The 160 Euro "watch" that doesn't tell time.
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2018, 09:54:57 PM »
"We are trying to keep our CO2 footprint to the minimum by leveraging artisanal processes and materials, with most of our partners in Italy within a short drive from one another. We have estimated that the production of one timepiece creates 1.8kg of CO2e."

Let me help you get that CO2 footprint even lower. Don't chop down trees to turn into flower pots. Don't dig up the iron, and smelt it into steel. Don't dig up the marble and cut it into little circles. Don't make a useless product that you will have to ship to customers.

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Re: The 160 Euro "watch" that doesn't tell time.
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2018, 02:03:23 AM »
I do actually use my watch to tell time, because I'm the sort of person who leaves my phone off for several days at a time - I don't like it when people ring me up when I don't expect it. I can't imagine ever buying a watch that doesn't work, or, for that matter, one that cost Ä160. My previous watch was about £20 when new and had the battery replaced several times, and my current watch, which is similarly small and non-fancy, was given to me free by my grandma when the old one finally properly broke...

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Re: The 160 Euro "watch" that doesn't tell time.
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2018, 07:47:58 AM »
My fancy-ass designer watch has had a dead battery for several years and no one has ever noticed.
Really, itís a status symbol bracelet and itís always been a status symbol bracelet, keeping it non functional is just my personal social commentary on how my watch isnít actually a watch.
Hilariously, my gold and diamond bracelet is worth way more than my brand-recognition-name stainless steel watch, but more people ooh and aah over my stupid dead-battery watch that canít tell fucking time, which is its ONE FUCKING JOB than my custom-made artisanal diamond bracelet.

So yeah, I wear a dead battery watch. I find it funny.

Set it to 5PM. Time to go home, time for a beer, time for alot of things besides work. I have a dead analog clock on the wall of my office. Folks glance at it and do a double take when they see it telling them its late in the afternoon.

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Re: The 160 Euro "watch" that doesn't tell time.
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2018, 07:27:38 AM »
My fancy-ass designer watch has had a dead battery for several years and no one has ever noticed.
Really, itís a status symbol bracelet and itís always been a status symbol bracelet, keeping it non functional is just my personal social commentary on how my watch isnít actually a watch.
Hilariously, my gold and diamond bracelet is worth way more than my brand-recognition-name stainless steel watch, but more people ooh and aah over my stupid dead-battery watch that canít tell fucking time, which is its ONE FUCKING JOB than my custom-made artisanal diamond bracelet.

So yeah, I wear a dead battery watch. I find it funny.

Set it to 5PM. Time to go home, time for a beer, time for alot of things besides work. I have a dead analog clock on the wall of my office. Folks glance at it and do a double take when they see it telling them its late in the afternoon.

+1. It's always beer o'clock somewhere.

The watch my in-laws gave me as a wedding gift has a bad electronics board. Not worth the cost of replacing, could buy a new model for 10-15% more, but I don't wear luxury watches, especially with metal bands. I have it set to 4:20 for the endless self-amusement when I'm forced to wear it, along with wedding band, to boring formal events.

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Re: The 160 Euro "watch" that doesn't tell time.
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2018, 04:50:30 PM »
Let me help you get that CO2 footprint even lower. Don't chop down trees to turn into flower pots. Don't dig up the iron, and smelt it into steel. Don't dig up the marble and cut it into little circles. Don't make a useless product that you will have to ship to customers.

But you have to buy that "green" image, and image is everything! We can't just quietly do good things and reduce consumption and all that - we have to do it so that everyone else knows how awesome we are. If my eyes roll any harder I'll sprain something.

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Re: The 160 Euro "watch" that doesn't tell time.
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2018, 07:01:15 PM »
My wife bought me a solar watch (Citizen Eco-Drive) for about the same price as these things, as a wedding present 10 years ago. Still going quite strong. Durable as hell. Looks great. On my wrist basically 24/7 when Iím not sleeping or showering/swimming.

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Re: The 160 Euro "watch" that doesn't tell time.
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2018, 06:31:18 AM »
I do use a normal, conventional anaog watch. I find it a hassle to get out the mobile every time I want to know how late it is - not to mention I seldom carry my mobile around with me (not when I go shopping etc.).

The watch is small and weights way less then the phone. It cost me 30Ä. It has nice big black hands and the background is a nice silverish polished aluminium (I guess).
I can see how late it is in the brightest sun and even in semi-darkness with just a glance.

Every year it needs a new battery and a new band every 5 years.

I have paid the OPs amount of money in maybe the 20 years for my time piece.

And if I lose it I can just shrug it off and the only thing I will be angry about is that it will be hard to get such a easy to use one again.

Also, if anyone manages to run a virus on it, I really want to meet that guy :P

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Re: The 160 Euro "watch" that doesn't tell time.
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2018, 08:04:02 AM »
Seriously, maybe is because I was away from this forum for a while, but this site is so offensive to me.
Consumerism is fascinating but infuriating, because it can take the concepts of minimalism and sustainability and wrap it up to sell a useless product without seeing the irony on it.

Live the actual moment

But work extra hours to buy 160$ non-watch

*Photo of hot people with apparently casual clothes*

Because you want to spend money but NOT look like you spend money

Start the deep journey to rediscover the meaning of time

Why not just take of the batteries of your current watch then?

You get a pot and 3 seeds with your product

Fuck your fake sustainability

Ancient civilizations before us understood the importance of the present moment, from Stoicism in the West to Taoism in the East

Fuck your fake ideology too

*Einstein quote*

I can't even