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Bring a Brain XV

PostPosted: September 13th 2017, 1:30pm
by MKTheVintageBloke
Another instalment of Bring a Brain is here! Here's the link:
http://forums.watchuseek.com/f11/bring-brain-xv-4532129.html
There's some rather unsavoury stuff this week- that including a redialed (and likely franken) Omega.
Mr. Bloke wishes to express his hope that the Lords will find it, as with the previous instalments, an entertaining read.

Re: Bring a Brain XV

PostPosted: September 13th 2017, 1:44pm
by 3Flushes
Another fun read, MK.

Good points on all 4 examples, yet all sold; even the rusted out Jaeger.

Fools and their money, eh what?

Re: Bring a Brain XV

PostPosted: September 13th 2017, 4:03pm
by biglove
Excellent sleuthing. Does Hoodwinkie ever sell legit pieces?

Re: Bring a Brain XV

PostPosted: September 13th 2017, 4:16pm
by Racer-X
Very fun post again MK. Why not post it here as well with a link to the WUS post? Good for search engines.

Re: Bring a Brain XV

PostPosted: September 14th 2017, 3:53am
by bobbee
How very shit those are.

Re: Bring a Brain XV

PostPosted: September 14th 2017, 8:49am
by MKTheVintageBloke
biglove wrote:Excellent sleuthing. Does Hoodwinkie ever sell legit pieces?

Thanks! Well, for the last few weeks, they didn't give me much of a reason to give them a proper walloping for selling rubbish, so it's not like they sell junk all the time. The only constant issue is the obscene pricing, so I'm not even commenting on that any longer, as it's just too obvious.

Racer-X wrote:Very fun post again MK. Why not post it here as well with a link to the WUS post? Good for search engines.

Good idea!

bobbee wrote:How very shit those are.

The Omega Frankenmaster Fleecermatic is as shitty as shit gets. Still, the rusted Jaeger doesn't fall far behind.

Re: Bring a Brain XV

PostPosted: September 21st 2017, 8:09am
by bobbee
An addendum to the last BaB, is this crappy franken posted on WUS.
http://forums.watchuseek.com/f11/total- ... st44147159
MK is incommunicado at the moment, and asked me to post this here.


This isn't Bring a Brain, but just a short communique. This time, I am absolutely gobsmacked!!!! Dear audience, behold - a piece of complete and utter franken rubbish, long overdue for its well-deserved meeting with the trash can:
https://shop.hodinkee.com/collections/w ... 9568051215

First of all, I don't know what genius could have ever believed, that a dial marked "Incabloc" is correct for a non-shockproof movement. Many words come to mind. Pillock. Dunce. Just to name a few. Seriously, sometimes I'm truly amazed by how thick can the Shop get.

Louis, please tell me that it didn't go past you, or that you were badly undercaffeinated and missed this one completely.

Case marked "Schild Co.", dial "Aqua-Lung", movement unsigned. Oh, for crying out loud! The wee bastard of a blithering franken could use as much as a tiniest pinch of consistency, no? By Jove!

But the movement... No, the frankenising didn't stop there. Something was either struck off of the chrono bridge, or it comes from a different movement.
The condition of the movement is just bloody ghastly. Rust, debris... Grease thick and disgusting, looks like someone has dumped a whole barrel of week-old cooking fat from a "greasy spoon" in there. If not for the fact, that cursing isn't allowed here, I'd already be doing Gordon Ramsay-style uncensored rapid fire in here.

And for that bloody pile of rubbish, someone has been robbed of $3400.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggghhhhhhh hhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!

Bloody hell!

End of communique.




No wonder they don't like posting pics of the movement on most sales...
I also noted (and mailed Mike the info) that the chronograph return spring has been replaced by a broken old bit of spring steel, instead of the real thing.

Here is a blow up with that spring steel scrap, and another pic showing the five dollar part that should be there.





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Just look at the state of that taty, rusty old movement, no shock protection means it is probably older than the watch by several decades!

Re: Bring a Brain XV

PostPosted: September 21st 2017, 8:37am
by koimaster
well written and to the point. I imagine some are wringing their hands and others running off to mods to beg to have you banned for exposing the fraud that is so common on some watch forums. I second Racer-x and his suggestion of posting the articles here as well. In fact, perhaps like the Dive photos section and the Albertatime section, we can put a section in for Mort and for you where your posts such as these are housed.

Re: Bring a Brain XV

PostPosted: September 21st 2017, 9:15am
by bobbee
Adam Harris the king of fake actually complained at length about Bring a Brain XIV, and made himself look a right cock in the process.
He made comments about the "claims and innuendos" made by MK and others, and even complained to moderators about someone posting details of a private message.
Makes for fun reading.

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f11/bring- ... 91055.html

Re: Bring a Brain XV

PostPosted: September 21st 2017, 4:50pm
by MKTheVintageBloke
Big thanks to Bob for posting it - looks like I had an issue with posting here when connected to the wifi in one marina (I'm in Croatia until Saturday, sailing and drinking), but in another one, it looks like it works now.

Yes, the Horopinworm came there to troll my thread, but got a walloping. He's been badmouthing Georges Zaslavsky, a fan of the BaB series and even more anti-Donkey than I am, should being any more anti-Donkey than I am be possible at all.

HOROLOGISTAUSTINPOWERS now trolls me in order to crawl up Donkey bottom - which is why in his posts in the recent BaB he spits venom at me, and is just oozing vaseline when talking to Louis. I wouldn't be surprised if he'd plot against me by trying to talk the mods into banning me, but it so happens, that the mods tolerate Bring a Brain, and some - like Hartmut, the Zenith and Vintage forums mod - happen to enjoy it!

Next BaB will be published as a full text here at WL, as suggested. Also, I think a new section for posts like that is a fantastic idea. Maybe call it "The Hyde Park" or "Crusaders' Den." :)

Re: Bring a Brain XV

PostPosted: September 21st 2017, 6:32pm
by TemerityB
By all means, you should post your columns here. Worthy reading, and they continue the great WL tradition of calling out BS when we encounter it.

I mean, the first time I ever logged on here, I knew it was the joint. Great work, MK; you have such an incredible learned eye.

Re: Bring a Brain XV

PostPosted: September 22nd 2017, 4:43am
by bobbee
I vote for "donkey droppings".