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Re: I just don't get it

Post by Hawk » February 27th 2020, 11:42am

Well, kudos to them for honesty:
If you consider this as a purely functional watch, it's a waste of materials, time and energy. This watch takes a fully function watch and removes almost all its functions, doesn't let you change its battery, and will become less accurate over time.
In a world where the inventor of the pet rock retired rich this was probably inevitable.
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Re: I just don't get it

Post by biglove » February 27th 2020, 12:15pm

$160 for a $3 digital movement encased in $0.20 worth of acrylic. Funded multiple times over.

People are dumbasses.
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Re: I just don't get it

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » February 27th 2020, 5:29pm

I don't even pretend to know what drove that sick fuck to fuck up so many perfectly good Casios.
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Re: I just don't get it

Post by gerdson » February 27th 2020, 9:50pm

So You guys want to make anyone but Youself (or us here, being just as mad) believe, that collecting watches is smart or necessary or truly purposefull in any way? :mrgreen:
I do like the project. Not enough that I am going to buy one.
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Re: I just don't get it

Post by conjurer » February 27th 2020, 10:48pm

gerdson wrote:
February 27th 2020, 9:50pm
So You guys want to make anyone but Youself (or us here, being just as mad) believe, that collecting watches is smart or necessary or truly purposefull in any way? :mrgreen:
Um, no. I've owned previously numerous Casio products, and apart from those (like the Rangeman) which are radio-controlled, every one of them has been off, plus or minus, very close to the quartz spec of +/- 15 seconds a month--indeed, they are the least accurate quartz watches I've ever owned. Over a couple of years, a Casio that you can't reset will be off by minutes, which kind of negates the idea of a quartz watch. On the plus side, they all were easy to reset (if they were not radio-controlled, and easy to live with, and all of them did very clever and useful things besides telling time.

So, for some jerkoff to take a perfectly serviceable movement, and entomb it in plastic, so that you can't reset it, or anything else, seems monumentally fucking stupid to me. It's like welding an iron box around the engine of your car so you can never tune it or feed it oil. It's fucking ghey and stupid and makes me want to fucking vomit.
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Re: I just don't get it

Post by gerdson » February 28th 2020, 1:35am

:mrgreen:

I do totally agree with what You say, John. But that of course was not my point.
Btw., watching the video of the couple "baking" one of these was fun to watch. I always appreciate when people enjoy what they are doing. After watching it, actually I think this is one of the mostest goddam good kickstarter campaigns I have seen.
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Re: I just don't get it

Post by MAX » February 28th 2020, 6:09am

Good giveaway kids watch in a box of cereal. About what you get when AARP or a car mag gives away a watch with a subscription.

Gotta go now and put an orange dot over the dates on most of my watches . BYeeeee.
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Re: I just don't get it

Post by biglove » February 28th 2020, 6:24am

gerdson wrote:
February 28th 2020, 1:35am
:mrgreen:

I do totally agree with what You say, John. But that of course was not my point.
Btw., watching the video of the couple "baking" one of these was fun to watch. I always appreciate when people enjoy what they are doing. After watching it, actually I think this is one of the mostest goddam good kickstarter campaigns I have seen.
You jaked up over there in the Europes?! Been hitting the devil’s lettuce? 😂
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Re: I just don't get it

Post by Budman2k » February 28th 2020, 1:23pm

codguy wrote:
February 28th 2020, 9:53am
Budman2k wrote:
February 27th 2020, 12:46pm
codguy wrote:
February 27th 2020, 11:55am
Budman2k wrote:
February 27th 2020, 11:07am
WTF ????
And you are looking at these links why ?
WTF !
I get emails with Kickstarter projects
And you actually open them?
WTF
Yes.....WTF
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Re: I just don't get it

Post by bbattle » February 28th 2020, 6:18pm

Budman2k wrote:
February 27th 2020, 11:07am
WTF ????

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cw ... 284544616d
$160???? I don't get it, either. But 312 people with money burning a hole in their pockets said, "what the hell" and bought in.

Why not just buy a fully functional and adjustable Casio watch for a whole lot less and let those startkickers starve to death?
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Re: I just don't get it

Post by bbattle » August 1st 2020, 2:42pm

I was reading the comments section of this starker project; it seems the guy is only sending out "~16 per day". That sounds like he's made 16 molds and after he's filled those he's done for the day.

I see videos on youtube of stuff like this all the time. DIY electropolishing of Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars is a big thing because restoring those cars has become a big thing. I had hundreds of those back in the 70's. They'd be worth a bunch of money; along with most every other toy that I destroyed back then. dang. the price of having fun. :-)

speaking of youtube videos, don't ever search for LARP videos.
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Re: I just don't get it

Post by TemerityB » August 1st 2020, 5:33pm

Re-reading that, there is only on thing I know about this project:

Someone had a hard time getting over the bully who grabbed his bookbag, stole his lunch money, and slid him down the hall like a bowling ball. After that, some how, some way, he swore he'd get even for all those drubbings.

This'll show 'em.
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Re: I just don't get it

Post by bedlam » August 2nd 2020, 6:11pm

These would probably last longer than that sistem 51 thing from swatch and they sold a shit-ton of those for similar money.
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