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Post by Horse Feathers » July 20th 2014, 7:04pm

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koimaster wrote:What the fuck is this crap? And how did I get dragged into this.

http://watchintyme.com/thread/777/best- ... cta?page=3



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These guys are begging mods to spare them from having to cope with reality.


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Post by TemerityB » July 25th 2014, 9:18am

Know what's true about even diehard WGs? They know it - They know they're being conned, know the quality sucks (right now on that new site, the George Thorogood guy is bitching that the Hydromax bracelet sucks ass and it was misrepresented but never considers not buying Invicta), know the WG owners and MODs were crumbs, all of it. Yet, they hung on, clinging to whatever it is that attracts them to cheese boxes and faux diamonds and "luxury" $75 watches made in China.

I'd have admiration for this guy..but like the rest of the sheeple, he stayed, didn't he.

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Re: Home for Displaced watchgeeks

Post by WatchDorks.Net » July 25th 2014, 9:37am

It's easy to jump to that conclusion, but playing devil's advocate for just a sec TB, what if someone participated at WG for reasons other than Invicter? Suppose someone was primarily a fan of Android or Deep Blue (as there are even here) and enjoyed the discussion of those brands there. If someone participated at WG not as a fan of Invicter, how would all the Invicter and/or Mongo scandals necessarily be reason to leave?

Given the activity level at WG opposed to elsewhere for the non-Invicter Shop HQ brands, it's hard to come up with a viable alternative.

It's easy to sit back and lump all members there together (I know I certainly do at times) and I think we sometimes assume that everyone at WG loved Invicter. Not the case at all, as seems to be the case now that people can actually speak their minds at WGLite without fear of reprisal, there were plenty of people that loathed Invicter, Eyal, Mongo, and the moderators, but never dared say so. Not everyone was willing to speak up and get banned like many here, or come to this forum given its *ahem* "lively" introduction process.

Still an awful lot of nut huggers over there though.
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Post by koimaster » July 25th 2014, 9:44am

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Same old same old IMO. Old ninetoes with his comment about the thread having run it's course and the lemmings with blinders........shut it down, the truth hurts my eyes. And of course the Go back to your hater forum to TV dinner
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Post by biglove » July 25th 2014, 9:54am

TemerityB wrote:Know what's true about even diehard WGs? They know it - They know they're being conned, know the quality sucks (right now on that new site, the George Thorogood guy is bitching that the Hydromax bracelet sucks ass and it was misrepresented but never considers not buying Invicta), know the WG owners and MODs were crumbs, all of it. Yet, they hung on, clinging to whatever it is that attracts them to cheese boxes and faux diamonds and "luxury" $75 watches made in China.

I'd have admiration for this guy..but like the rest of the sheeple, he stayed, didn't he.

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Looks like there might be hope for this one?

Maybe he needs to come tread in the deep end and see a better way?!
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Re: Home for Displaced watchgeeks

Post by TemerityB » July 25th 2014, 10:21am

WatchDorks.Net wrote:It's easy to jump to that conclusion, but playing devil's advocate for just a sec TB, what if someone participated at WG for reasons other than Invicter? ....It's easy to sit back and lump all members there together (I know I certainly do at times) and I think we sometimes assume that everyone at WG loved Invicter.


Dorks, I love ya, but I have no tolerance for Geek nation. None. Remember the dead koi website? The threads over there suggesting we sabotaged their little tree house? Our owner's dealings? Mass bannings, lies, distortions, loud conversations, and too many IWG FUBARS to count? All the bad stuff stemmed from that dump.

No tolerance from this quarter, friend. Call me a prick, but to be a member there after all this stuff was in full disclosure? I don't give a rat's ass what the excuse is - if you're surrounded by liars and softies and choose to stay, it's on you. You know it's not a "relationship with D/D, not diamonds, not standstone, and the main owner treats you like crap? And you stay? It's on you, I don't care who's "nice."

And stay to learn about Androids and Deep Blue? Learn what, pray tell?
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Re: Home for Displaced watchgeeks

Post by Luftwafflles » July 25th 2014, 10:30am

So far, I've been bashing Invicta on a regular basis, with no deletion or threat. There seems to be enough members there that have been burned at the old site, that will not allow it to devolve into wgs. Time will tell. But as far as Davis getting into Android, ain't gonna happen. No matter what you think of Wing, he isn't stupid. It costs him nothing to praise Mongo, if it means mongo fans will spend their invicter dollars on Android. But he isn't about to let Davis even get his crusty ex con pinky toe into his actual business. If he can use the felon to sell old stock under his "hotness" logo, and the money is handled by Wing, then it is Wing that's using Davis, not the reverse. And Temerity... I understand and respect your opinion on the matter. But despite Wing's goofy ass spinning tigers. and 55mm monstrosities, I still think some of his stuff is an amazingly good deal, and some of the best bang for the buck in the industry. Tungsten watch with sapphire crystal and Seiko auto movement for $200? Chinese tv fashion watches aside, some Androids are impressive at their price point. To me....of course.
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Post by WatchDorks.Net » July 25th 2014, 10:30am

TB, yer entitled to yer opinion; just trying to provide an alternate viewpoint.

You might despise all TV brands equally, but some here do still buy and wear Deep Blue, Android, etc.

Also, in my opinion (you obviously feel differently), I think one should separate hatred for Invicter, the WG mods, and some of the sycophants, from the average casual member. I do think there's a difference.
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Post by koimaster » July 25th 2014, 11:40am

iwasbanned wrote:I say live and let live.



For the time being I agree. As long as they avoid the pitfalls of the original geeks they should be fine. I suppose that referring "haters" here means we did our job well while the original place was up.

On the point of Wing and Hotness, think about this, with WG down, who the hell is going to buy Watch Geek Wear which was a Davis line. We have seen the strider line stumble as I have seen only two watches sold to the followers, and the Hotness does not seem to be going well as far as I can tell. All in all Wing may end up the big winner. I suspect that lalo left a really bitter taste in the mouths or asses of geeks when he closed the place down. It will cost Invicta in the long run. I am not certain what DB thought it would gain with a forum of their own.
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Post by koimaster » July 25th 2014, 12:25pm

Found this thread there http://watchintyme.com/thread/1060/watc ... ead?page=3

Apparently one former mod at wg is upset. Looks like his call for a lock down failed.


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Post by TemerityB » July 25th 2014, 12:54pm

WatchDorks.Net wrote:TB, yer entitled to yer opinion; just trying to provide an alternate viewpoint.

You might despise all TV brands equally, but some here do still buy and wear Deep Blue, Android, etc.

Also, in my opinion (you obviously feel differently), I think one should separate hatred for Invicter, the WG mods, and some of the sycophants, from the average casual member. I do think there's a difference.


Hey, I know you're right. But Geek nation has to go a long, long, LONG way to convince me of, well, anything.

I almost made a really tasteless political comparison, but thought better of it cuz one point is serious and the other is, well, just Geeks. :)
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Post by TemerityB » August 3rd 2014, 8:50am

Last night I was having trouble drifting off to sleep, so I decided to really dig into the new site that many former Geeks are using as a substitute. And you know what? Like the Grinch that stole Christmas, my hater heart has started to melt.

These guys knew they were being conned, duped, ripped off, etc. There's post after post of people bitching and complaining about the ban hammer at the old site, IWG's complete lack of CS and QC, and a shocking number of people coming right out and stating that they are done with IWG. Plus, it seems the abrupt closing of WGs has a different breed of Geek so upset that they are boycotting the brand as well.

Yeah, there's still an inordinate amount of people writing posts with one hand as they just can't wait for their Sunday Runs or TTVs; Geekness is a way of life for some. Yet, there's a lot of free speech there and I didn't see anyone's viewpoint getting shot down by a MOD, not even once.

Nobody poked more fun at WGs than I did, and I bet I was too soft on it. The new site? To be fair, it's not the lock-down that WG was, not even close. I can't even make fun of it.
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Post by conjurer » August 3rd 2014, 8:59am

TemerityB wrote:Last night I was having trouble drifting off to sleep, so I decided to really dig into the new site that many former Geeks are using as a substitute. And you know what? Like the Grinch that stole Christmas, my hater heart has started to melt.

These guys knew they were being conned, duped, ripped off, etc. There's post after post of people bitching and complaining about the ban hammer at the old site, IWG's complete lack of CS and QC, and a shocking number of people coming right out and stating that they are done with IWG. Plus, it seems the abrupt closing of WGs has a different breed of Geek so upset that they are boycotting the brand as well.

Yeah, there's still an inordinate amount of people writing posts with one hand as they just can't wait for their Sunday Runs or TTVs; Geekness is a way of life for some. Yet, there's a lot of free speech there and I didn't see anyone's viewpoint getting shot down by a MOD, not even once.

Nobody poked more fun at WGs than I did, and I bet I was too soft on it. The new site? To be fair, it's not the lock-down that WG was, not even close. I can't even make fun of it.


Quite so. I was trawling there the other day, looking for forum Nazism, or at least some hilarity, and found neither. Just a bunch of guys--less enlightened than us, but on the right track--talking about their wartches. There was a leering thread about Heather Hall that showed promise, but since I post here about wishing I could watch Susan Boyle and Lidia Bastianich lezzing out and then having anal sex with them, I'm probably not the guy to throw the first stone.
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Post by biglove » August 3rd 2014, 9:06am

TemerityB wrote:Last night I was having trouble drifting off to sleep, so I decided to really dig into the new site that many former Geeks are using as a substitute. And you know what? Like the Grinch that stole Christmas, my hater heart has started to melt.

These guys knew they were being conned, duped, ripped off, etc. There's post after post of people bitching and complaining about the ban hammer at the old site, IWG's complete lack of CS and QC, and a shocking number of people coming right out and stating that they are done with IWG. Plus, it seems the abrupt closing of WGs has a different breed of Geek so upset that they are boycotting the brand as well.

Yeah, there's still an inordinate amount of people writing posts with one hand as they just can't wait for their Sunday Runs or TTVs; Geekness is a way of life for some. Yet, there's a lot of free speech there and I didn't see anyone's viewpoint getting shot down by a MOD, not even once.

Nobody poked more fun at WGs than I did, and I bet I was too soft on it. The new site? To be fair, it's not the lock-down that WG was, not even close. I can't even make fun of it.


Is good to hear it hasn't gone all lock down...yet.

I enjoyed by brief time posting there and saw that some of the users have potential. Others are a lost cause. Sadly, folks like Chuck have been given mod privileges. That won't end well.
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Post by Mortuus Fakeuus » August 3rd 2014, 9:48am

conjurer wrote:Quite so. I was trawling there the other day, looking for forum Nazism, or at least some hilarity, and found neither. Just a bunch of guys--less enlightened than us, but on the right track--talking about their wartches. There was a leering thread about Heather Hall that showed promise, but since I post here about wishing I could watch Susan Boyle and Lidia Bastianich lezzing out and then having anal sex with them, I'm probably not the guy to throw the first stone.

If it ever happens for you, John, please let us know which one has the manliest pudenda... :|

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Post by jaw » August 3rd 2014, 11:00am

Same here TB. I have an account there and actually feel sorry for the poor bastards. I post my sentiments as a former-WG and real post-ban watches for them to draw their own conclusions. Perhaps I'll turn a few.

Like me (in the beginning), they just wanted a safe haven to learn how to buy a decent watch. A place to ask dumb questions, get answers and be on your way. Unlike me, it became the only place they knew, complete with controlled misinformation and cherished cyber friends, in a self imposed isolation from the real watch collecting world. Even though many saw through the IWB bullshit and the Davis, Nismo sociopathy, they dare not speak against it for fear of losing that which they hold dear (for lack of knowing any better).

So I find it an interesting anthropological study, observing the WatchGeek with new found freedom. It's honestly more of a WL-Lite than a WG-Lite, with all the negative anti-IWG posts that are allowed to remain. Not to mention the call from many to just let people say what they feel of the past (with civility) and let it stand.

It is especially funny to watch a pro-IWG thread fall silent when someone free of the spell posts undeniable fact and logic contrary to their well indoctrinated belief. You can almost smell the electrical train set smoke of their brain short circuiting as it occurs.
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Post by AJC » August 3rd 2014, 12:50pm

buzzard wrote:It was as mysterious in death as it was in life. And like so many things based in the surreal it is perceived and remembered differently by all who encountered it.

To many it was a place to discuss watches. In the beginning it was all watches of many faiths but the Lalo is a jealous Lalo and spoke to Moses Mike from a burning dive box: "Go down among your people and say unto them - there will be no seller before me and keep holy my temple". And, in the fullness of time, the Lalo sent his only begotten sub, Aqua1 to redeem the WIS community knowing it would leak in their hot tubs and upon their sinks and showers.

And the Lalo did raise his grandmother saying: "Arise! your work here is not yet done" and so saying transported her back in time to make watches for the Russian Navy and upon these watches he did place stone of sand or sparkly bits in resin and said "upon this rock I will build my legend". Then the watch with stone of sand was made to harvest fresh water eco-friendly mother of pearl from a superfund site and the pollution of the lake did weakly glow in the dark and he saw that it was good and named it "Tritnite", which is Latin for "not tritium".

And in the East, Habbukuk the Destroyer, brought forth Krystal Kreme donuts and noticed that, if left untouched for two score days, they would harden into substances suitable for road building. The donut glaze thus hardened retained much of its transparency and Habbukuk the Destroyer named it "Krysterna" and it was good. Seeing this the Lalo went into a rage and said to his attendant: "Bring forth Flame Fusion" and it was done and sapphire was banished from the kingdom. And all the temples in all the lands controlled by the Lalo's tribes no temple would share the fusion of flame so the heretic Lior did bring forth upon the forum Sapphitek and would have been stoned but for the first handmaiden Avi of Renato and the fact that the bong water had grown murky and smelled of tritnite. And the heretics spread dissension such that the Lalo had to explain that maybe not everything marked "holy land of contented cows, cheese and paraffin-free chocolate" was, in fact, as marked and some might have found their way through the trade routes established by the explorer Magan of Stuhrling who said "our eastern watches provide income for someone from the holy land and as such they are superior to all other eastern watches" and brains exploded all over the forums.

And the Lalo did look upon his creation and was sad. It was filled with other money changers and his spirits sank to the bottom of his belly and wandered around making grumbly noises. So the Lalo said unto the last of the loyal: "Go forth and snag the design from Plasticase and build a dive box large enough to hold two of every Invicta in creation", then he brought forth the waters and they did cover all land and all life until, on the horizon, the summit of Mount Facesbooks did appear above the water. In this the cycle of flood and rebirth continues.

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Post by fatman » August 3rd 2014, 1:58pm

They didn't let LCI speak his mind. The clamp down and then banhammer came out pretty fast when he told NANDO, mrblue and one or two other that their hero mongo was a convicted felon, fake college graduate, fake navy seal, fake martial artist master and all around con man. The reasoning they gave him was that they didn't have time to look it up for themselves to verify and there wasn't any bashing of a member going to happen for fear of slander lawsuits.

FUCK WGLITE, SAME SHIT DIFFERENT DAY. JUST NO MONGO AND HIS BUTT BOI JIZMO RUNNING THE PLACE!

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