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  1. #51
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiny View Post
    Has anyone ever received any watch from Mcm****, or know of anyone who has?
    Maybe no-one would admit it, even if they had.

    Did a search. Can't find any reviews or any pre-loved examples for sale. They must be very very very rare. Exclusive maybe? Or just elusive?

    Iv'e got it! McM**** must be restricting production to cause an artificial demand to push up prices. Ha! Ha! Ha!
    Last edited by Tiny; 31st August 2018 at 20:07.

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    Im just grabbing my popcorn

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    What? Nobody got one to review?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiny View Post
    What? Nobody got one to review?
    Several bought by the looks of it. No one received anything as of yet.....lost in the post......like the ones on route to the YouTube reviewers.

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    I’ve got one of the original mcm-anus watches but he is keeping my warranty card for 24 months to stop me flipping for a profit.


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    I guess it's just a matter of time before the first McM**** fakes start turning up on ebay.

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    *UPDATE!!!!111eleven!!!!*

    Apparently the original "not a Vostok" McManus Amphibia fell through because John had a business partner who let him down. Not at all because he's a scammer...

    Anyway, the somewhat deluded folk at microbrandwatchworld.com have seen fit to review a prototype of his latest *cough* "Swiss made" watch - the McManus M2824 Automatic Dive Watch. Reviewer "Bert Kanne is a freelance contributor to MBWW with a love for well made dive watches and chronographs.". Obviously that love doesn't extend to doing any research at all: https://microbrandwatchworld.com/rev...219f-202512553

    Good to see the comments section is already filling up with happy would-be punters!

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    Dear god, again?!

    The date position is awful, at least he’s dropped the anus from the dial!


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    Lol

    John on January 16, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Looks awful with the poorly laid out dial & lack of aesthetics
    Still putting the Anus in McmAnus

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    Hahaha! How much of an idiot wankpuffin do you have to be to send messages like that from your watch company's official twitter account?


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    What a pile of steaming S***

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    Love the guy’s reasoning behind it being the same guy in the pimp story... “same name, same country”.

    I’m gonna go out on a limb and say John McManus is possibly quite a common name in Ireland.

    I did compare the pimp pic and his YouTube pic and it does look like the same chap (sans tash) but just found the reasoning quite amusing.


    Why would he keep trying to make a success out of his name on watches when the internet know he’s a wrong’un! It’s like he’s got some twisted fascination with being known either good or bad. Spamming people like crazy promoting his name/watches and his YouTube pic beaming “look at me”.

    Wouldn’t be surprised if he’s got some serious mental issues.

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    There's now a John McManus channel chock-a-block full of exciting reviews: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2K...xwW08XA/videos (especially Rolex)

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    So....he posted this youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv9yFY2pU54

    Photo is lifted from Rolex forum user sickened1

    Original photo from his collection in 2015 https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=405938

    I PM'ed Chap as I recognized the photo, has never heard of McAnus yet alone asked for a review.

    The Walter Mitty stuff continues.
    Last edited by Isobel; 20th July 2019 at 19:30.

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    I wonder how many of these are real...


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    He is pushing out utube vids at a ridiculous rate, and some are already beginning to take him seriously... HE MUST UP TO SOMETHING.

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    He is one dodgy mofo. If you try to warn anyone about his ropey past in the comments section he deletes it in short order and you get permabanned from commenting. I know...

    He had a 1000 Euro giveaway a few months back because he told everyone he had 1000 subscribers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_BMpahFp6I At the time his actual subscriber numbers were hidden so we all had to take his word.
    Seems like he actually has around 300 now. I guess nobody won that 1000 Euros. Surprise!
    Last edited by Lampoc; 24th August 2019 at 13:19.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isobel View Post
    So....he posted this youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv9yFY2pU54

    Photo is lifted from Rolex forum user sickened1

    Original photo from his collection in 2015 https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=405938

    I PM'ed Chap as I recognized the photo, has never heard of McAnus yet alone asked for a review.

    The Walter Mitty stuff continues.
    Is that real? He took it from someone else's photos of their watches?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isobel View Post
    Crikey, how many youtube channels does McAnus have now? I love how he seems so concerned about a watch company that scams people - no mention of his own scumbag outfit though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isobel View Post
    I've seen other videos with this guy, thought the voice sounded familiar and those "tut"s between sentences confirmed it.

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    Astonishing he feels it's OK to say the guy is special needs or retarded.

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    Who is the guy frozen on the screen with the half-asleep face? Is that McAnus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    He is pushing out utube vids at a ridiculous rate, and some are already beginning to take him seriously... HE MUST UP TO SOMETHING.
    He's not clever enough to be up to anything to nefarious. He simply wants to make some influencer money.

    He's fairly open about it in the comments of the vid about guy wozinak.

    One person comments that the video is in poor taste and McManus replies "thanks for the comment, it counts as an interaction which drives the Google algorithm for my channel.... You have served your purpose"

    Just a total tool.

    From what I can see he doesn't handle a single watch in any video, at least the few I glanced at. Reviewing expensive watches based on pictures and plagiarized genuine reviews online.

    He's full of half brained schemes. On adverts.ie (a buy/sell type site) he comments on every watch saying something along thr lines of "nice watch, bit overpriced, want to buy any of mine I have for sale". Not sure how he thinks that will win him any sales.

    Best not gice him any time what so ever, don't increase his view counts, don't comment on his videos. Just report them for theft of images or for abusive language (calling someone a retard).
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    Very strange subscriber numbers. 60 subs added in a few minutes on Monday and 22 Today, all within a few minutes of eachother. I think the maybe the king of honest youtube channels is buying a few subs.



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