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    Grand Master Wallasey Runner's Avatar
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    What happened there, couldn't they decide whether to rip off a Nautilus or a RO so settled for half of each.

    Horrible.

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    Looks like they couldn’t decide to go with an octagonal case or round.

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    Thats class...

    Can you imagine meeting the person that thought it was a good idea?

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    Moving your mouse seem to achieve the required result
    'Against stupidity, the gods themselves struggle in vain' - Schiller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    What happened there, couldn't they decide whether to rip off a Nautilus or a RO so settled for half of each.

    Horrible.
    Wow how much more of a blatant ripoff can you get - literally spliced those two into one (chocolate) bastard.

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    Curious to see a picture of the clasp... where the two different bracelet shapes intersect. Good find OP! this is something else ..

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    That reminds me of the Swiss Icons watch that Moser presented a couple of years ago
    https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/h-...ch-introducing

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    Bit late for April Fools!

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    Quote Originally Posted by animalone View Post
    That reminds me of the Swiss Icons watch that Moser presented a couple of years ago
    https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/h-...ch-introducing
    I just got sick a bit

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    Saw an image of one of these a while back when searching for an image of the PP and just assumed some clown was titting-about with Photoshop for April Fools' Day...

    Someone. Actually. Made. This.

    And better yet, "These Swiss-made automatic Genius Gentas are set to retail for $5,000 USD"...

    I'm guessing gnomic Swiss copyright lawyers are toiling frantically as we type...



    Honestly, were the originals not already ugly enough?

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    It's quite hard to believe this is real, I'd loved to have been at the meeting where this was pitched as a good idea.

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    Surely this has to be a joke.

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    I must admit, I looked at this originally on my mobile and hadn't even seen the differing dial textures. Definitely looks like a cut-and-shut between a fake AP and a fake PP. I have no idea what was going through the manufacturers head or who would want to buy it.

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    Was this Jeff Goldblum's watch in The Fly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by timor54 View Post
    Surely this has to be a joke.
    If it came from Moser, I'd certainly agree.

    It looks like it started to melt.

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    Wait even the bracelet isn't the same on each side!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughtrimble View Post
    If it came from Moser, I'd certainly agree.

    It looks like it started to melt.

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    Wait even the bracelet isn't the same on each side!
    None of it is. It all changes exactly half way across the dial


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    What happened there, couldn't they decide whether to rip off a Nautilus or a RO so settled for half of each.

    Horrible.
    Don’t you mean as everybody else on here calls a blatant rip off a “homage”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael 38 View Post
    Don’t you mean as everybody else on here calls a blatant rip off a “homage”
    I try not to use the H word, the Rolex boys tend to get over excited

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    Must say I do find that aggravating to look at. The dual-orientation text and the clash with the Gs is the worst of it, for me.

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    Bob Maron is pushing these heavily on IG.
    He must have invested.
    They don’t get better looking the more you see them I assure you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MalaMD View Post
    Bit late for April Fools!
    If only only it were an April fool.

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    According to the website: Genius is a tribute to Gerald Genta’s legacy, to his unrivalled talent in designing the most iconic watches of all times. With due respect for the maestro, I wanted something new and unique. Genius is a design collision, a form of art coming to light from the cosmic impact of forms.

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    It is different, but I don’t like it!!


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    Playing fast and loose with the word ‘genius’.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notenoughwrists View Post
    ... It all changes exactly half way across the dial ...

    Except the hands, which are both the same, which absurdly aggravates me in much the same way a hungry flea aggravates a wildebeest that's also just had one leg bitten off...


    Honest-to-god, even the Rong is Rong!

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    I saw that on Bob Maron's Instagram and thought it was a photoshop joke!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rinaldo1711 View Post
    Playing fast and loose with the word ‘genius’.
    Listen, they somehow made the case uglier than the dial. Credit where it's due.

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    It's a brave idea when you look at the dial mash up with the added Chanel logo "homage" chucked in for good measure and then there's the different bracelets, but sometimes some things should remain just an idea scribbled on a napkin after a few drinks.
    Last edited by Tony-GB; 8th May 2021 at 05:31.

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post
    Except the hands, which are both the same, which absurdly aggravates me in much the same way a hungry flea aggravates a wildebeest that's also just had one leg bitten off...


    Honest-to-god, even the Rong is Rong!
    It's a new complication where when the hands reach between 3 and 9 o'clock, they change to prettier ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughtrimble View Post
    It's a new complication where when the hands reach between 3 and 9 o'clock, they change to prettier ones.
    Having gazed upon this gratuitous horror, I don't even find that entirely implausible...

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