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Unusually Ghey Offering from Islander

Post by jason_recliner » October 11th 2023, 1:24am

Islander tends to be reasonably tasteful and good value. Not this one - a ghey collaboration with Urban Panties priced about twice as much as it should be:

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That's the same price as a Citizen Whatever it's Called field watch (the one I just bought). And although this one is mechanical, it has the movement from a $70 Ali Baba special:

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Ditch the stupid Urban Gimp logog (is that a lion wanking somebody off?), price it around $150-200 and you'd have a nice field watch.

Rare fail from Mark.
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Re: Unusually Ghey Offering from Islander

Post by bbattle » October 11th 2023, 2:40pm

Obviously, the city dude had something to do with this.

Islander uses either the NH3x series or Miyota 9015 hi-beat movements.

Islander sells a number of military style watches with the NH34 or NH35 for $229

Does the yuppie have a cult following that can command such a premium or will Islander have these on closeout special in a few months?
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Post by jason_recliner » October 11th 2023, 3:22pm

bbattle wrote:
October 11th 2023, 2:40pm
Does the yuppie have a cult following that can command such a premium or will Islander have these on closeout special in a few months?
Inteesting and timely that you should ask. From my inbox this morning:

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Post by jason_recliner » October 11th 2023, 4:20pm

conjurer wrote:
October 11th 2023, 7:50am
Dang. That's the gheyist thing I've seen since Red Sea Watches!!
From the Urbane Panties and Long Island websites:

"... the head of the hour hand is engorged with lume... "
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Post by Nuvolari » October 12th 2023, 10:54am

If I’m gonna pay that kind of money, I want to be able to see what the lion is humping.

Also, what the actual fuck!? Are those bearings for a rotor that, apparently, “got stoled” during assembly? Feed the kids!
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Post by Nuvolari » October 12th 2023, 10:57am

Racer-X wrote:
October 11th 2023, 3:59pm
Don't care for much on this other than 9.4mm thick. Hands, font and they took the rotor off a Miyota 8N24 to make it only hand wind? Weird choice.
Exactly. The logic is consistent with a V8 plumbed to a 5 gallon Jerry can: dumb.
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Re: Unusually Ghey Offering from Islander

Post by jason_recliner » October 12th 2023, 4:37pm

I don't want anyone to think I'm hating on (do the kids still say that?) Islander. They do some really nice, if thick looking, Seiko copies. This one is Ti with ceramic bezel and I'm tempted:

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https://longislandwatch.com/islander-sa ... l-isl-158/

Or how about a MM200 GMT (like John just bought) except with lumed bezel on a Presi?

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https://longislandwatch.com/islander-jf ... l-isl-208/

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https://longislandwatch.com/islander-jf ... l-isl-206/

(slightly ghey pepsi version is available, butch AF grey version is sold out - could the ghey dial fad be coming to an end?)

Both of those watches have a list price only $50 more than the Panties x - WTAF??? (are the kids still saying that?) How much is that douche charging Mark for use of the Wanking Lion logo?

BTW - Nuvolari, I think it is a lion simulating wanking somebody off. Refer to the Jimmy Carr bit where he doesn't "forget the balls")
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Re: Unusually Ghey Offering from Islander

Post by jason_recliner » October 12th 2023, 11:08pm

conjurer wrote:
October 12th 2023, 10:53pm
Interestingly, the Islander versions of the Seiko GMT might well be better deals, at a lower price, a better water resistance, a screwdown crown, and possibly better movement regulation--although the regulation really couldn't get worser than the Seiko.
Agreed, entirely, and I'm actually tempted when the silver dial come back in, except, why does the dial look like I've splooged on it then tried to clean it with a tissue that's not man enough for the job?
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