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(Some Guy)   Q: How does the .001 percent tell when it's time to murder a hobo for kicks? A: With a $1,650,000 watch encased in pure sapphire. Oh, and you couldn't buy one, even if you could afford it. There are five, and they're sold out   (hodinkee.com) divider line 253
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2012-01-28 05:02:03 PM
I'm heading to kill a hobo in 26 minutes.

/i can tell by my $1.6 million watch
 
2012-01-28 05:04:44 PM
When you're that rich, the time is whatever you say it is.
 
2012-01-28 05:05:52 PM

RandomAxe: Lsherm: Also, it looks cheap, and that's just inexcusable.

Exactly right -- it looks like a fancy $20 plastic watch for kids.


I have two friends who are in the wealth bracket where they could buy a thing like this. One, indeed, spends his money on the stupidest, most unimaginative things. The other one generally doesn't spend his money.

Being good at acquiring money does not make one good at spending it, for useful values of "good", but, then, they're very different skillsets.


Yeah, if you've got a sapphire on there...showcase the farking sapphire. That looks like crap.
 
2012-01-28 05:07:20 PM

GungFu: FlashHarry: [www.hodinkee.com image 555x374]

ok, i'm a bit of a watch nerd, but that's just ridiculous. plus, the dial is a mess; how do you even tell time on that thing?

See that top of the range Ferrari? The Miles Per Gallon ratio is awful. Best get a family Volvo.


I don't know that that's a very good analogy, really.

Ferrari's are FOR going fast and providing a great driving experience. The Ferrari does its job very well. If you can't afford to fill it with gas, that's not a fault of the car.

OTOH, ostensibly, watches are FOR telling time. This one makes it rather difficult to do so. Sure, it has other functions like looking pretty (I don't think it does that well either, but that's subjective), but it fails at one of its primary reasons for existing.
 
2012-01-28 05:08:28 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-01-28 05:09:13 PM

Breathe Laugh Twitch: fusillade762: all five of the production RM056's have already been sold - what recession, right?

See folks, THIS is the last growth industry in this country: hyper-expensive toys for the uber-rich. At least when the time comes we'll be able to easily identify these asshats for pitchforking.

You fail at economics. The purpose of rich-people toys is to enable society to cheaply get rich folks' cash back in circulation.

In this context, "cheaply" means: with minimal use of manhours and resources.

A private servant is the opposite: lots of manhours used, but not much cash returned to circulation.

So yeah, trinkets like this are very good for our society. They are 'wasteful' only from the point of view of the buyer's wallet.

If you still don't see my point, then ask yourself: what is the difference between money and wealth? This watch wastes money but wastes little wealth (i.e. it is not hard to make).


Yeah, that's SO good for the economy. There must be BILLIONS of new jobs being created for watchmakers.
 
2012-01-28 05:09:13 PM
Looks like the Emperor's new watch to me. Only the worthy can see that it is the most exquisite watch ever made. Well worth 1.65 million.

/Not worthy
//Looks like swap shop quality.
 
2012-01-28 05:10:02 PM

culebra: Gawdzila: neofonz: Gawdzila: Personally I like the Seiko "kinetic"-type power system. I think it's a pretty elegant and useful solution.

Seiko Kinetics = FAIL. Had one... thing died on me one month after the warranty expired (would no longer hold a charge). Seiko wouldn't do anything about it either.

You got one with a battery that failed early, therefore all kinetics are fail. Gotcha.
I'm pretty sure I could find a worse review of an Eco-Drive watch within 30 seconds, but I'm not gonna say they all suck because of it.

Are...are you white knighting a watch?


No, I'm pointing out poor logic.
It is admittedly a common mode of logic (I had a good/bad experience, therefore X item rocks/sucks), but it is still poor logic.
 
2012-01-28 05:12:56 PM

Teen Wolf Blitzer: What my watch looks like:

[www.htc.com image 264x372]

With the bonus feature of not having to have a gaudy chunk of cheap metal strapped to my wrist.


Came to say this, but my input is no longer needed.
 
2012-01-28 05:14:12 PM
Bring it biatches!!!

lh4.ggpht.com

ecx.images-amazon.com
Here's my most expensive watch. Bulova 96B132. Love it.
 
2012-01-28 05:14:51 PM
Don't wear a watch, don't ever intend to. But I've seen some pretty slick looking watches.

This is not one of them.
 
2012-01-28 05:16:02 PM

Ithaca_StLondon: Swatch



I had the same thought, in fact if it had the little Swatch protector I think I would haver owned it's twin in 86' for around $20 plus however much Swatch protectors cost back then.
 
2012-01-28 05:18:30 PM

TheOther: Lsherm: That's hideous. And for 1.65 million, shouldn't you be able to tell what time it is?

Does anybody really know what time it is?


My little cousin's pretty sharp -- he really knows what time it is.
 
2012-01-28 05:18:31 PM

Gawdzila: No, I'm pointing out poor logic.
It is admittedly a common mode of logic (I had a good/bad experience, therefore X item rocks/sucks), but it is still poor logic.


High horse is high.

Like you have never done the same thing. Right. Whatever.
 
2012-01-28 05:19:54 PM

Teen Wolf Blitzer: What my watch looks like:

www.htc.com

With the bonus feature of not having to have a gaudy chunk of cheap metal strapped to my wrist.


scoutpal.com
Gaudy chunk of cheap plastic is much better.
 
2012-01-28 05:21:16 PM

neofonz: Gawdzila: You got one with a battery that failed early, therefore all kinetics are fail. Gotcha.
I'm pretty sure I could find a worse review of an Eco-Drive watch within 30 seconds, but I'm not gonna say they all suck because of it.

Good luck on that.

I used to think the Kinetics were pretty neat (I must have thought so, I bought one), but it seems to me now (after the fact) to be an unnecessary complication of a mechanism where better alternatives exist.


Agreed - I only buy automatic movements, quartz is for pussies.
 
2012-01-28 05:23:11 PM
Oh, and you go... it's the rage.
 
2012-01-28 05:33:12 PM

St_Francis_P: FlashHarry: [www.hodinkee.com image 555x374]

ok, i'm a bit of a watch nerd, but that's just ridiculous. plus, the dial is a mess; how do you even tell time on that thing?

I'm going to go out on a limb and say it's a conversation starter for use with gold digging bimbos, after which you can tell them how much it cost.


Lsherm: That's hideous. And for 1.65 million, shouldn't you be able to tell what time it is?

Also, it looks cheap, and that's just inexcusable.



The first three posters wrapped things up nicely.
 
2012-01-28 05:36:58 PM

ultraholland: [pool.theinfosphere.org image 200x204]

Sapphire? With that I could open the Gate of Kerash!


soooo many reasons I have you highlighted
 
2012-01-28 05:37:20 PM

PsiChick: Yeah, if you've got a sapphire on there...showcase the farking sapphire. That looks like crap.


It doesn't have "a sapphire on there" - the whole case is made out of synthetic sapphire (aluminum oxide, and for the Trekkies as close to "transparent aluminum" as you're ever likely to see). And it does, indeed, look like crap.
 
2012-01-28 05:39:02 PM
Sweet Baby Jebus, you can sell some folks anything, and the more money they have the relatively more douchebaggish their crap becomes . . . to wit

on Amazon, Link marked down from $145,000.00 to an incredible bargain price of
$86,999.99 i present for your disposable wealth disposal - the tres chic
Zenith Men's 96.0529.4035/51.M Defy Xtreme Tourbillon Titanium Chronograph Watch

images.bizrate.com

Link (new window)

the 253 customer reviews are like a Fark thread, here is the first one,
(not mine, but now i'm going to put one up)

Jon McAwesome: The Zenith Men's Defy Xtreme Tourbillon Titanium Chronograph Watch or Z.M.D.X.T.B.T.C.M. as I like to call it, is by far the most awesome watch. Chuck Norris riding into the Super Bowl on the back of Godzilla and round house kicking the crowd is no where near as awesome as this priceless poon magnet. When I was just moments from sending my $100k to some needy neo-hippie help group, I stumbled onto this gem. It was like the heavens opened and Jesus himself appeared with this same watch on. I mean how can you not follow Jesus when he's rocking a watch of this caliber. So I asked "What would Jesus do?" Jesus pimp smacked me and said "Forget those hippies, buy the watch!" I was like "HECK YEAH." I busted out my Discover card and bought this rocking piece of art. I mean its art but its also practical too. Like when I take my summer trips to the Marianas Trench, I have no more worries that I am going to miss Tea Time back on the yacht, because water ruined my watch again. It can withstand the immense pressures of the deep due to the wicked awesome titanium. Deep seas, cant beat this. Bullets cant beat this. Heck, I can deflect cruise missiles and the apocalypse. With a watch like this you don't need to tell time, you tell people what time it is.
 
2012-01-28 05:43:33 PM

migueloncito: Sweet Baby Jebus, you can sell some folks anything, and the more money they have the relatively more douchebaggish their crap becomes . . . to wit

on Amazon, Link marked down from $145,000.00 to an incredible bargain price of
$86,999.99 i present for your disposable wealth disposal - the tres chic
Zenith Men's 96.0529.4035/51.M Defy Xtreme Tourbillon Titanium Chronograph Watch

[images.bizrate.com image 500x500]

Link (new window)

the 253 customer reviews are like a Fark thread, here is the first one,
(not mine, but now i'm going to put one up)

Jon McAwesome: The Zenith Men's Defy Xtreme Tourbillon Titanium Chronograph Watch or Z.M.D.X.T.B.T.C.M. as I like to call it, is by far the most awesome watch. Chuck Norris riding into the Super Bowl on the back of Godzilla and round house kicking the crowd is no where near as awesome as this priceless poon magnet. When I was just moments from sending my $100k to some needy neo-hippie help group, I stumbled onto this gem. It was like the heavens opened and Jesus himself appeared with this same watch on. I mean how can you not follow Jesus when he's rocking a watch of this caliber. So I asked "What would Jesus do?" Jesus pimp smacked me and said "Forget those hippies, buy the watch!" I was like "HECK YEAH." I busted out my Discover card and bought this rocking piece of art. I mean its art but its also practical too. Like when I take my summer trips to the Marianas Trench, I have no more worries that I am going to miss Tea Time back on the yacht, because water ruined my watch again. It can withstand the immense pressures of the deep due to the wicked awesome titanium. Deep seas, cant beat this. Bullets cant beat this. Heck, I can deflect cruise missiles and the apocalypse. With a watch like this you don't need to tell time, you tell people what time it is.


That farker had better transform into a robot.
 
2012-01-28 05:43:52 PM
Omega Speedmaster. All a man needs.
 
2012-01-28 05:47:42 PM

Lsherm: That's hideous.


Thank you. I thought I was the only one who thought it was an ugly piece of shiat. Those were my words exactly.
 
2012-01-28 05:50:15 PM

migueloncito: Sweet Baby Jebus, you can sell some folks anything, and the more money they have the relatively more douchebaggish their crap becomes .


As my Uncles likes to say: The more money you have, the less sense you have.
 
2012-01-28 05:51:08 PM
Oh, come on. If you can afford $1.65m for a really ugly watch, you really ought to be killing real people for sport, not hobos. Killing the hobos just ruins the bloodsport market for the other 0.099 percent.
 
2012-01-28 05:51:13 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com

too small
 
2012-01-28 05:52:51 PM

AsianMulletsRAWK: [i239.photobucket.com image 500x375]

Been there, done that, 25 years ago.


It's a good thing those aren't made in Croatia.
 
2012-01-28 05:52:55 PM
It looks like cheap plastic. When they tell you in the article that it's not, though it looks like it, its a fail.
 
2012-01-28 05:56:51 PM
I'm all for a watch that exposes the mechanics like that, but the transparent housing just makes it look like a Swatch.
 
2012-01-28 05:59:46 PM

afghanwhiggle: Omega Speedmaster. All a man needs.


Wow, I guess the product placement in those James Bond movies does work.
 
2012-01-28 06:02:13 PM
theawesomer.com

Pip-boy FTW. Show off your status as an esteemed Vault Dweller (former).
 
2012-01-28 06:04:37 PM
Back when "Marlboro Miles" were still available, they used to give you a Swiss Army watch (real thing, not a copy) for 2100 "Miles," or 425 empty cigarette packs. I used to find the packs everywhere, and redeemed an average of $5000 worth of prizes every year.

I asked this guy what his watch cost; "About $150," he replied.

"Really?" I said, showing him mine, which was near identical. "I've gotten about 28 of these for free, I keep a few for myself and give the rest to all my friends."

He looked a little sick.
 
2012-01-28 06:10:29 PM

olddinosaur: Back when "Marlboro Miles" were still available, they used to give you a Swiss Army watch (real thing, not a copy) for 2100 "Miles," or 425 empty cigarette packs. I used to find the packs everywhere, and redeemed an average of $5000 worth of prizes every year.

I asked this guy what his watch cost; "About $150," he replied.

"Really?" I said, showing him mine, which was near identical. "I've gotten about 28 of these for free, I keep a few for myself and give the rest to all my friends."

He looked a little sick.


if you got 11,900 empty marlboro packs i doubt you were just incidentally finding them.
 
2012-01-28 06:14:02 PM

AsianMulletsRAWK: [i239.photobucket.com image 500x375]

Been there, done that, 25 years ago.


This.
 
2012-01-28 06:22:18 PM

Trance750: My $10 K-Mart watch tells the same time as your $1,000,000 Rolex


If u can afford a $10K watch from Mart, why not go all the way.
 
2012-01-28 06:23:30 PM

Mugato: afghanwhiggle: Omega Speedmaster. All a man needs.

Wow, I guess the product placement in those James Bond movies does work.


The James Bond Omega is a Seamaster

/I got the titanium one a few years back, nice but very lightweight... I refer a watch with some heft
 
2012-01-28 06:24:41 PM

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: The James Bond Omega is a Seamaster

/I got the titanium one a few years back, nice but very lightweight... I prefer a watch with some heft


FTFM
 
2012-01-28 06:24:47 PM
The last watch I bought was this beauty from Smart Turnout London. It's got a shiatload of interchangeable watch bands in all sorts of colors and designs.

www.gq.com

/That puts me at five in my collection.
 
2012-01-28 06:31:02 PM
On the next page of the Hammacher-Schlemmer catalogue...
 
2012-01-28 06:32:33 PM
i40.tinypic.com
 
2012-01-28 06:42:09 PM

TheOther: Lsherm: That's hideous. And for 1.65 million, shouldn't you be able to tell what time it is?

Does anybody really know what time it is?


Does anybody rally car?

autocarspeed.com
 
2012-01-28 06:42:53 PM
The images in the article were taken with x-ray photography. This is what the watch looks like to those of us without x-ray vision:
img855.imageshack.us
 
2012-01-28 06:48:56 PM
I think part of the reason the casing looks like plastic is because they used clear sapphire, rather than the traditional blue sapphire. If I'm going to make a watch out of a precious gemstone, I'm going to make damn sure when you look at it you know what it is. That's not to say that other color variants in sapphires aren't beautiful, just that if I say I have a sapphire watch, and the watch isn't blue, people are going to think I'm full of shiat.
 
2012-01-28 06:51:57 PM

L.D. Ablo: These aren't necessarily bling.

A lot of the high-end watches and jewelry are for money laundering.

If you take more than $10k cash in a suitcase on a flight to Geneva, you're going to get shaken down by the feds.

But you can put a $500k+ watch on your wrist and pass through without it even being noticed. Sell it in a foreign country and deposit the cash, unnoticed.

That's the real reason these types of things exist.


It's much easier to load money onto pre-paid Visa cards. Those fit in your wallet, are never inspected, and can hold any amount you wish. Just draw the cash when you get where you're going.

/out of work launderer knows a thing or two
 
2012-01-28 06:53:56 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

I don't need to know what time it is because I fold it to my liking.
 
2012-01-28 07:03:37 PM

Coco LaFemme: I think part of the reason the casing looks like plastic is because they used clear sapphire, rather than the traditional blue sapphire. If I'm going to make a watch out of a precious gemstone, I'm going to make damn sure when you look at it you know what it is. That's not to say that other color variants in sapphires aren't beautiful, just that if I say I have a sapphire watch, and the watch isn't blue, people are going to think I'm full of shiat.


The casing (the black part) is made from polymer resin and carbon nanotubes. I kid thee not. Here is a better Link
 
2012-01-28 07:12:30 PM
FTFA: "We have over ten live, detailed photographs of this amazing watch"

...as opposed to all of the dead photos out there?
 
2012-01-28 07:15:14 PM
Tempus farkit.
 
2012-01-28 07:17:50 PM

red5ish: The images in the article were taken with x-ray photography. This is what the watch looks like to those of us without x-ray vision:
[img855.imageshack.us image 640x429]


Still looks farking ugly.
 
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