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    More Hodinkee madness

    Hodinkee / Blancpain LE

    Sold out in under 5 mins

    https://shop.hodinkee.com/collection...29163493982283
    Last edited by gcleminson; 17th July 2019 at 15:11.

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    The good old HODINKEE rinse & repeat.

    A fool and his money...

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    "38mm case, ceramic bezel insert, no-date black dial, and a high-grade, in-house movement in a limited edition of 100 pieces"
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    How dull.
    You can live in your car but you can't drive your house.

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    I really like it. Particularly the texture on the dial.

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    like it; but it's $10,000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montello View Post
    like it; but it's $10,000.
    This


    I wonder if the success of the BB58 had any influence
    Last edited by gcleminson; 17th July 2019 at 15:51.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcleminson View Post
    This


    I wonder if the success of the BB58 had any influence
    Probably, itís a similar feel ....

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    I like it, especially that it's a normal size.

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    Perfect, except for two things: it's a Hodinkee and it costs $10,000.

    I wonder what they'll be fetching in a week or two?

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    What surprises me is that people will make such a snap decision on limited info.

    Hardly any images of the watch and you have a few minutes to decide ...
    Last edited by Montello; 17th July 2019 at 16:11.

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    More Hodinkee madness

    I like the design a lot, except that, for me, the brightness of the white hands and lume doesn’t work with the aged lume markers and faded grey bezel.

    p.s. The white isn't so bright and the contrast between the lumes of the hands and markers isn't so noticeable looking at a larger picture on my laptop.
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    I think it looks pretty great, if I had 10k to blow, why not!

    People are saying it is a lot of money, which is clearly is, but at the level of Blancpain it seems about par for that ludicrously expensive course no?


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    That is an absolute stunner,gorgeous in fact.

    Simple,clear,legible a perfect watch I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watchstudent View Post
    I think it looks pretty great, if I had 10k to blow, why not!

    People are saying it is a lot of money, which is clearly is, but at the level of Blancpain it seems about par for that ludicrously expensive course no?


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    No. It costs far more than the standard 38mm production model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxy100 View Post
    How dull.
    Super boring and conservative - this has been a trend for the last few Hodinkee releases. No excitement.
    Last edited by crazyp; 17th July 2019 at 16:35.

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    I donít like glitzy hence I like it.

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    Another great looking watch. Hodinkee seem to be on the money regarding current trends.

    Maybe the Swiss watch industry should take note and employ them as trend consultants, because every year at Basel 99 times out of a hundred they seem to get it wrong.

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    I'm not sure I could spend £10k on a new watch that has been designed to look aged / vintage. I like the styling though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbn13 View Post
    No. It costs far more than the standard 38mm production model.
    I donít see a similar production model.

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    I like it. Hands are very nice, way better than on latest FF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montello View Post
    I donít see a similar production model.
    I went looking I couldnít see anything similar either.

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    That 38mm case is used for white dial ladies models, but with a different movement, they appear to be $9,500
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    I really like it. And at $10k I would have thought it would be the cheapest new FF on the market? Would love to be proved wrong though.

    But thereís no way in hell Iím spending that much money without handling it or at least getting some impartial feedback on it.


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    very pretty...and I like the understated nature. Never been a fan of bling and actually think that Blancpain are generally very attractive (correctly sized) watches.

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    Apart from the hype (which I never tend to take part in), this is a seriously nice watch. Even though the case design could have been done by any micro brand the movement obviously not and itís a decent package, although possibly overpriced.
    If money was no object this is a nice addition to any collection.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gbn13 View Post
    No. It costs far more than the standard 38mm production model.
    Not really... costs about 10% more. Thatís what Iíd expect for a limited edition to be honest


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    Quote Originally Posted by watchstudent View Post
    Not really... costs about 10% more. Thatís what Iíd expect for a limited edition to be honest


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    A lot more than 10% more....

    Just submit your workings and I will mark them for you!😀

    If it was only 10% I agree that would be ok.

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    Nice but I could never buy something with fake aged lume. Either itís old or itís not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onelasttime View Post
    Perfect, except for two things: it's a Hodinkee and it costs $10,000.

    I wonder what they'll be fetching in a week or two?
    This.

    Infact three things - no bracelet.

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    Beautiful watch but agree on the bracelet and price.

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    Is it not just an expensive version of the Rado Captain Cook Ghost LE that one of the other watch bloggers did?


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    I love that. I do hope the bezel pip lume matches though coz it'd drive me nuts - in my dream - where I land one
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    Quote Originally Posted by notenoughwrists View Post
    Is it not just an expensive version of the Rado Captain Cook Ghost LE that one of the other watch bloggers did?


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    Just looked that one up out of curiosity, cool looking watch, to my eye actually the better looking of the 2, a fifth the price and close to the same power reserve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbn13 View Post
    A lot more than 10% more....

    Just submit your workings and I will mark them for you!

    If it was only 10% I agree that would be ok.
    WoS have the 38mm for £7300, that is just over $9,000. Just over $9000 + 10% is about $10,000... Sir

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passenger View Post
    Just looked that one up out of curiosity, cool looking watch, to my eye actually the better looking of the 2, a fifth the price and close to the same power reserve.
    https://therake.com/captain-cook-gho...Ru7AeHcJULPlNQ

    Yeh - here: the rake
    Check the old listings in SC for photos


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    Quote Originally Posted by watchstudent View Post
    WoS have the 38mm for £7300, that is just over $9,000. Just over $9000 + 10% is about $10,000... Sir
    VAT and import?

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    Quote Originally Posted by watchstudent View Post
    WoS have the 38mm for £7300, that is just over $9,000. Just over $9000 + 10% is about $10,000... Sir
    Nope. Still not correct.

    Letís try:

    Hodinkee version $9,900 at current exchange rate = approx £7,950 (probably more)
    Add VAT and total becomes £9,540.

    Standard version £7,300.
    Oh yes what about a discount. I will leave you to check grey market discounts.....

    Anyone buying, even from a UK AD will pay somewhat less than £7,300 for the standard version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyp View Post
    VAT and import?
    I think he forgot that.

    Also forgot about the discount you would get on the standard version....

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbn13 View Post
    I think he forgot that.

    Also forgot about the discount you would get on the standard version....
    I wonder if you can hop over and get the watch from Hodinkee HQ or even better, direct from Switzerland and bring it back into the country by being naughty.....

    Actually what annoys me most about this watch is they're making you feel 'special' with the 100 exclusivity, yet the whole experience is purely transactional - place an order and receive in the post. Underwhelming.

    Edit - I forgot. Gratification comes from all the IG fawning. Doh!
    Last edited by crazyp; 17th July 2019 at 23:17.

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    I've zero time for the faux aged lume. Its like aged denim new from the store. That said though, it's certainly the best looking FF I've seen!

    Quote Originally Posted by crazyp View Post
    Actually what annoys me most about this watch is they're making you feel 'special' with the 100 exclusivity, yet the whole experience is purely transactional - place an order and receive in the post. Underwhelming.
    In my opinion, you're simply choosing to feel that it's something special. You're buying a watch, nothing more, nothing less. If you think it's anything beyond that, then you need to remember you're a customer, nothing more nothing less. They, like an AD, don't care one bit about you beyond the money going through the till.
    Last edited by hafle; 17th July 2019 at 23:19.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyp View Post
    Actually what annoys me most about this watch is they're making you feel 'special' with the 100 exclusivity, yet the whole experience is purely transactional - place an order and receive in the post. Underwhelming.
    Suppose it's better than having to build a relationship to get on a waiting list though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisparker View Post
    Suppose it's better than having to build a relationship to get on a waiting list though.
    Literally sold out in a min or two....so just a different form of angst!!!

    On another note - a cool 1 million bucks gross in such a short space of time....

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    Price, Hodinkee and Limitation apart: I very much like the design. It has a bit of IWC GST and PRS-18 rugness and a famous brand.

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    If youíre talking about whether itís appropriately priced at an American retailer it doesnít make any sense to take into account UK VAT & import duty.

    The standard model appears to be $9500 in America so $10,000 doesnít seem like a lot extra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OliverD View Post
    If youíre talking about whether itís appropriately priced at an American retailer it doesnít make any sense to take into account UK VAT & import duty.

    The standard model appears to be $9500 in America so $10,000 doesnít seem like a lot extra.
    This is an interesting point - Hodinkee are effectively trying to sell to a global audience, thought I accept that their primary target market is likely US. Are we soon going to see global pricing I wonder (less VAT)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by walkuere View Post
    Price, Hodinkee and Limitation apart: I very much like the design. It has a bit of IWC GST and PRS-18 rugness and a famous brand.
    There’s a fair resemblance of the hands of this un and the PRS 18, now you mention it. Eddie got the Lume to match on hands and indices though.

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