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tiktok wrote:Do you guys have TimeFactor hate? Just wondering, have always been curious about their products especially Precistas but seems a hate object here, wondering?
biglove wrote:tiktok wrote:Do you guys have TimeFactor hate? Just wondering, have always been curious about their products especially Precistas but seems a hate object here, wondering?
Conjurer takes the podium...
tiktok wrote:I look forward to your scatological wisdom, conj.
conjurer wrote:Very well. Where to begin?
One day a few years ago I was sauntering around the net, probably drinking while I did so, and came across the Timefactors website. I had been looking for something that kinda looked like an Explorer, and found the Everest, which I think was in production but hadn't yet started to ship. I had some coin in my paypal, so I decided to give it a shot--but, low and behold, the jamoke who runs Timefactors was "on holiday" and wouldn't be accepting orders for two weeks.
Naturally, since he was a Brit, and Conjurer wanted his itch scratched, but fast, I posted a rant here about the British and their many shortcomings. I believe I included some jokes about their very poor dental hygene, as well as their haphazard attention to business which morphed into a diatribe about them losing their empire and the fact that they went "on holiday" when they should have filled my fucking order, goddamn it.
Alas, the owner of Timefacters, who must be a rare idiot, came across this Jolly Rant and posted about it at TZ-UK, where he's a member and resident watchmaker, who apparently makes inexpensive watches for the toffs when they want to slum a bit and not wear their Pannies or Rollies while looking for Rough Trade down by the waterfront.
Well, as one can imagine, the Limeys didn't care for my rant very much at all; one Colonel Blimp referred to me as "an absolute penis." Now, as much as I've disparaged foreigners--and as much as my views are held in contempt by most people with any taste at all--this should have passed pretty quickly. However, Alain is/was a member at TZ-UK, and being the gentleman and pal he is, decided to jump to my defense. Thinks got somewhat tense, especially when Alain very correctly pointed out that we Americans had twice prevented the Limeys from speaking German.
Enough of the backstory. I was finally able to put an order in for the Smiths--I still had to wait four weeks or something for it to get to me--and when it did I had to drive half an hour to the local FedEx depot to pick the sumbitch up, and got dinged customs fees in the bargain (the only time, actually, that I've ever had to pay these.)
The watch, after the wait and the International Incident, was nothing to write home about. It was inaccurate, it was stupid looking, it was also strangely not proportioned right--it's hard to put a finger on it, but it looked OK in the pictures but on the wrist it was about as attractive as Camilla Porkher-Bowells snapper. I sold it off quickly and never bothered to do a review of it.
And this from a country that built the first Dreadnaught battleship!
jason_recliner wrote:Capital, John. The only note I would add, if I may, is that TimeFactor Eddie is not only a member at TZ-UK, but also the owner and administrator. It has been speculated that Eddie's ownership may be at least partly related to the universally positive reviews of even the dreariest Timefactors products at that forum. That, or the Pomogolians just have shit taste in watches.
Credit must be given, however, where credit is due. Eddie's 6105 ripoff - sorry, clone - sorry, copy - sorry, homage - is more accurate than that bloated monstrosity churned out a while back by Rolex Jake.
fatman wrote:tiktok wrote:I look forward to your scatological wisdom, conj.
Was that your scatological wisdom all over your keyboard the other day?
foghorn wrote:AJC wrote:
I'm not a huge fan of Eddie Platts.
Me two!! eaRl Scruggs was more betterer.
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