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    Jimi Hendrix- Raymond Weil

    My son loves JH and is always showing me stuff connected to him. Anyway he came up with this today (link below) and I canít stop looking at it. It would also be a watch I would wear regularly.

    It says itís limited to 500 pieces but is it likely to be hard to pick up? Donít mind paying RRP but wonít be paying a premium if it will attract one.

    https://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/Raymond...64&fo_s=slisys

    Thanks

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    Scratch the above, itís now letting me add to bag! Change of thread to what do people think of it?

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    Decent looking watch but don't see any connection value to Hendrix!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zolawinston View Post

    It says it’s limited to 500 pieces but is it likely to be hard to pick up? Don’t mind paying RRP but won’t be paying a premium if it will attract one.
    I do not think a single one of the limited edition tie-ins has every been hard to get - I'd wait for some heavy discounting.

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    From the Goldsmith's blurb:

    'His famous 1968 white Fender Stratocaster inspired many of the dialís details, including the ten dotted index markers that mimic the frets on his guitar neck...'

    ...except they mimic the design of the pick-ups, not the frets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefmcd View Post
    Decent looking watch but don't see any connection value to Hendrix!

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    Kind of feel the same, nothing obvious anyway.

    I don't think it's a watch Hendrix would actually wear.

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    Thanks folks, canít imagine him wearing any watch tbh and he was a leftie so any true tribute should perhaps follow suit. I will sleep on it now for now I think...

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    To invoke Hendrix's spirit, get a psychedelic watch.

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    Last edited by stefmcd; 28th March 2020 at 15:13.

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    I'm a massive Jimi fan but most of the "Authentic Hendrix" stuff that Janie Hendrix is putting out is crap.

    She's not even a blood relative of Jimi's. Her Mother was Japanese her Father was white. Her Mother later married Al Hendrix, Jimi's Father.

    Now she controls Jimi's whole estate keeping it from his blood relatives.

    She'll license anything, she's a parasite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    I'm a massive Jimi fan but most of the "Authentic Hendrix" stuff that Janie Hendrix is putting out is crap.

    She's not even a blood relative of Jimi's. Her Mother was Japanese her Father was white. Her Mother later married Al Hendrix, Jimi's Father.

    Now she controls Jimi's whole estate keeping it from his blood relatives.

    She'll license anything, she's a parasite.
    BITCH !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    I'm a massive Jimi fan but most of the "Authentic Hendrix" stuff that Janie Hendrix is putting out is crap.

    She's not even a blood relative of Jimi's. Her Mother was Japanese her Father was white. Her Mother later married Al Hendrix, Jimi's Father.

    Now she controls Jimi's whole estate keeping it from his blood relatives.

    She'll license anything, she's a parasite.
    Didn't know that Neil, thanks for pointing it out.
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    RW have been churning out special editions of famous musicians over the years. The David Bowie one was particularly hedious, this one less so. It's totally irrelevant and has no connection to Hendrix whatsoever. No one in their right mind was purchase one of these

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    I'm a massive Jimi fan but most of the "Authentic Hendrix" stuff that Janie Hendrix is putting out is crap.

    She's not even a blood relative of Jimi's. Her Mother was Japanese her Father was white. Her Mother later married Al Hendrix, Jimi's Father.

    Now she controls Jimi's whole estate keeping it from his blood relatives.

    She'll license anything, she's a parasite.
    Cheers Neil, great information I did not know any of that. Appreciated.

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    There's just nothing in the character of the watch that makes me think of Hendrix. Even the Strat pickup batons are the wrong shape. But no surprises there really, because the AC/DC one they did had nothing in common with that band's image other than the logo on the dial. Ditto the Bowie one.

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    Might as well get any bog standard watch, call it the John Lennon limited edition and it will sell like hot cakes. I agree this watch has absolutely no connection to Jimi Hendrix other than a cheap money maker.

    Anyone bought the Brian May Seiko yet 😂😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    I'm a massive Jimi fan but most of the "Authentic Hendrix" stuff that Janie Hendrix is putting out is crap.

    She's not even a blood relative of Jimi's. Her Mother was Japanese her Father was white. Her Mother later married Al Hendrix, Jimi's Father.

    Now she controls Jimi's whole estate keeping it from his blood relatives.

    She'll license anything, she's a parasite.
    Wow that something to know!

    Regarding the watch did they not do a Beatles limited edition previously?

    Compared to brands like ML and Frederique Constant (Brands in a similar price bracket who seem to be sold along side one another) I honestly dont know what RW contribute, those other brands are streets ahead.

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    Does it come with lighter fluid?
    I FEEL LIKE I'M DIAGONALLY PARKED IN A PARALLEL UNIVERSE

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    Total disgrace, no real fan would even contemplate buying it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwest76 View Post
    Total disgrace, no real fan would even contemplate buying it.
    TBF my son who brought this to my attention is only 12 but I will enlighten him as per Neils very informative post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zolawinston View Post
    TBF my son who brought this to my attention is only 12 but I will enlighten him as per Neils very informative post.

    sorry I wasn't having a go at you or your son but the manufactures and money grabbing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwest76 View Post
    sorry I wasn't having a go at you or your son but the manufactures and money grabbing.
    No problem at all and totally agree, thanks for the reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zolawinston View Post
    TBF my son who brought this to my attention is only 12 but I will enlighten him as per Neils very informative post.
    Bravo to your son!

    A 12 year old who loves Jimi - hope for the future.
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    I think itís design is something to do with the outfit he wore at Woodstock or something ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    Anyone bought the Brian May Seiko yet ūüėāūüėā
    No I haven't.
    But consider that it's less than a quarter the price of this.
    It is fully in-house made (I very much doubt that is the case with Raymond Weil).
    Perhaps most importantly it has the full endorsement (and supposedly design input) of the man himself, not some distant relative twice removed or whatever she is.
    Brian May is a well documented Seiko wearer.
    If Jimi were still alive he'd say "Raymond who?".


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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    Bravo to your son!

    A 12 year old who loves Jimi - hope for the future.
    Yes, kudos to the lad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curtis View Post
    RW have been churning out special editions of famous musicians over the years. The David Bowie one was particularly hedious, this one less so. It's totally irrelevant and has no connection to Hendrix whatsoever. No one in their right mind was purchase one of these

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    Agreed. Certainly not at anything like the RRP
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zolawinston View Post
    No problem at all and totally agree, thanks for the reply.








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    Neil's correct. Sadly, as with many artists who die before their time, their legacy becomes a feeding frenzy for hangers on, be they relatives or not.

    Best advice, listen to Jimi's music, enjoy him for the innovative, natural genius he was and above all, as he used to say; "Watch out for your ears."
    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    I'm a massive Jimi fan but most of the "Authentic Hendrix" stuff that Janie Hendrix is putting out is crap.

    She's not even a blood relative of Jimi's. Her Mother was Japanese her Father was white. Her Mother later married Al Hendrix, Jimi's Father.

    Now she controls Jimi's whole estate keeping it from his blood relatives.

    She'll license anything, she's a parasite.

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    The connection of the watch to Hendrix is utter ox dung. Literally jumping on the band wagon. Or are they alluding to his famous rendition of a song about a tower of watches!

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    Utterly terrible timepiece that has very little connection to a truly wonderful Guitar God.

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    Few people will pay full price for these watches, so Iíd hang on until theyíre going for a song.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal View Post
    Few people will pay full price for these watches, so Iíd hang on until theyíre going for a song.
    And then don't buy it anyway because a) It's hideous b) It has nothing whatsoever to do with Jimi Hendrix and c) Raymond Weil is a cynical tat merchant and needs to be boycotted:


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    Having brand ambassadors is one thing, but dead ones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onelasttime View Post
    And then don't buy it anyway because a) It's hideous b) It has nothing whatsoever to do with Jimi Hendrix and c) Raymond Weil is a cynical tat merchant and needs to be boycotted:

    That's even worse! Take a basic black watch, slap a dead celebrities name on it, clock off early and head to the pub.

    I quite like the look of some Raymond Weil watches and was going to try their moonphase one day, but I've gone right off them as a brand now.

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    mmmh......do not like when brands try to hard and ask you to pay a super premium for 7750 powered basic chrono.
    Not my cup of tea at all...

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    Didn't Oris do a whole line of watches named after jazz musicians???

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    Quote Originally Posted by weaselid View Post
    Didn't Oris do a whole line of watches named after jazz musicians???
    Charlie 'Big Crown' Parker and Miles 'Pointer Date' Davis, to name but a few

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughtrimble View Post
    Charlie 'Big Crown' Parker and Miles 'Pointer Date' Davis, to name but a few
    There was a nice tank /rectangular one I remember.

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