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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 10:57:20 AM
www.hodinkee.com

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?
 
2012-01-28 11:41:14 AM

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.
 
2012-01-28 12:21:36 PM
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.
 
2012-01-28 01:18:38 PM

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?


You don't. You make your watch caddy to do it for you
 
2012-01-28 01:31:57 PM

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?
 
2012-01-28 01:33:53 PM
FlashHarry: how do you even tell time on that thing?

Apart from that not being the point, I imagine that if you're rich enough to buy this horrendous piece of crap? You're probably the sort of person who doesn't need to worry much about punctuality. If you're late, they'll wait.
 
2012-01-28 01:36:03 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 really care?
 
2012-01-28 01:36:27 PM
It doesn't even have a laser or grappling hook?
 
2012-01-28 01:41:52 PM
Couldn't they at least make it look nice?
 
2012-01-28 01:42:40 PM
That is pretty farking ugly.
 
2012-01-28 01:44:06 PM
I think it would be cheaper to hire someone to follow you around and tell you what time it is when you ask.
 
2012-01-28 01:50:54 PM
But it's ALWAYS time to kill a hobo for kicks.
 
2012-01-28 02:14:49 PM
Hold my watch and beer this!
 
2012-01-28 02:20:41 PM
i suppose, if you need to know what time it is, you can't afford the watch.
 
2012-01-28 02:33:27 PM

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 came in here to say pretty much this. FTFA: "With light behind it, it glows." Shiat, that's wonderful. What am I supposed to wear it with? I don't have a belt buckle encased in sapphire that matches.
 
2012-01-28 02:35:21 PM
Got the time tick tick tickin' in my head
 
2012-01-28 02:36:51 PM

FishyFred: 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 came in here to say pretty much this. FTFA: "With light behind it, it glows." Shiat, that's wonderful. What am I supposed to wear it with? I don't have a belt buckle encased in sapphire that matches.


Maybe it comes with a diamond buttplug.
 
2012-01-28 02:40:32 PM

FlashHarry: 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?


If you have that kind of scratch to blow on a stupid unusable watch, you're also probably stupid enough to pay some lackey to follow you around with a Timex, calling out the hours.
 
2012-01-28 03:26:51 PM
i37.photobucket.com
Rufus don't care... Rufus don't give a shiat! He crazy!
 
2012-01-28 03:39:45 PM
For that price it should be filled with a lot of cool Bond-gadgets.

Like all of them.
 
2012-01-28 03:41:50 PM
I bought all five
 
2012-01-28 03:42:39 PM
now now, in all fairness, less than half of the .001 percent murder humans for sport. It's hardly a fair characterization.
 
2012-01-28 03:42:41 PM

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?


That's the trend on all modern upscale watches these days, isn't it ?
 
2012-01-28 03:42:57 PM
according to the article, sapphires are very brittle. So you drop your watch on a marble floor and *shatter* there goes a million bucks! Good luck replacing it!
 
2012-01-28 03:43:31 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?


Yeah, 2:43 Central.
 
2012-01-28 03:43:42 PM
Oh, and

It's time to get ill!

/Couldn't resist.
 
2012-01-28 03:43:42 PM
Wow, shaped corundum looks remarkably like plastic.
 
2012-01-28 03:43:50 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.


that's what i do. except my watch cost about $100 and i'm a really good liar.
 
2012-01-28 03:43:58 PM

Winning: I think it would be cheaper to hire someone to follow you around and tell you what time it is when you ask.


Oh I do. And she's much prettier than that watch!
 
2012-01-28 03:45:08 PM
$300k Romaine Jerome. Does not read time.
www.ohgizmo.com
hotlink
 
2012-01-28 03:48:16 PM
I like the fact that it has a stopwatch so you can tell how long it took for Mitt to buy it.

(27 days 19 hours 16 minutes and 17 seconds)
 
2012-01-28 03:49:14 PM

Bondith: Wow, shaped corundum looks remarkably like plastic.


Absolutely.
This thing is stupid.
 
2012-01-28 03:51:51 PM
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.
 
2012-01-28 03:53:09 PM
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.
 
2012-01-28 03:53:34 PM

mitchcumstein1: 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 really care?


So I pulled off my hat and said "imagine that..me..."

Wait..
 
2012-01-28 03:54:21 PM
Looks like one of R2D2's balls.
 
2012-01-28 03:54:28 PM
Looks like it's made out of cheap plastic. I bet you could make a $20 version that's near identical of everything but the internal bits. The band looks like shiat.
 
2012-01-28 03:55:18 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?


Dodge ball time. (new window)
 
2012-01-28 03:55:35 PM

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.


That was my thought as well.
"Gah, looks like a really ugly Swatch."

Ugly thing made with expensive bits is still ugly.
 
2012-01-28 03:55:39 PM
Wow. It looks like something from a CVS.

Now this:

www.watchescapital.com

Is a good conversation starter and actually tells time.

/hot
 
2012-01-28 03:56:06 PM
Watch porn! $132,000, powered by compressed air.

i1-news.softpedia-static.com
 
2012-01-28 03:56:16 PM
I don't particularly care if the .001% want to waste their money on shiat like this. Hell, that really is trickle down economics: Make a shiatty, garish watch and charge stupid amounts of money for it for no reason other than you can. Convince everyone it is a status symbol and profit. That reminds me of that I Am Rich IPhone app from a few years ago. The only thing better than convincing the foolish to buy your half-assed product is convincing the rich foolish to buy it.

And just to be clear, when you get good, I mean really good, at murdering hobos for kicks, you don't need to know when its time. You just know. Kind of like when people can feel the weather changing because their bones ache. Sometimes you just know that you need to feel that bum's life drain out of him as you squeeze your hands around his neck, tighter and tigh....I've said too much.
 
2012-01-28 03:56:37 PM

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.


That had me scratching my head too. It simply looks like it's a cheap plastic watch you'd pick up from some place like walmart.
 
2012-01-28 03:57:24 PM
It's not even pretty. Just an ugly watch that looks like it's made out of plastic, with a bunch of junk to make it hard to tell what time it is.
 
2012-01-28 03:59:34 PM
I guess watches go full circle. After a certain price point they're indistinguishable from dollar store plastic pieces of crap.
 
2012-01-28 04:00:38 PM
I have three or four watches that I will sell to people fro 1.65 million and they look plenty better then that.
 
2012-01-28 04:00:55 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.


I never thought of that. Good point!
 
2012-01-28 04:01:26 PM
My $10 K-Mart watch tells the same time as your $1,000,000 Rolex
 
2012-01-28 04:01:54 PM
www.hodinkee.com

images.wikia.com
 
2012-01-28 04:02:25 PM
Who kills hobos? I had a giant microwave special-built so I can render an entire giraffe tasteless and rubbery.
 
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