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    UPDATE - website now live…New watch company… Pagoda watches

    Absolutely no connection to this other than a friend in the military mentioned he knows a few of the guys. Has anyone else seen this at all?

    http://www.pagodawatches.com/
    Last edited by ditchvisitor; 18th January 2022 at 22:43.

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    At least 319 people on IG know about them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert75 View Post
    There is nothing on the website what does your friend know about them?
    Errr, ex Hereford blokes who like watches, that’s about it!! Apparently being made in Switzerland, he’s designing the Pilots watch, when I say friend I mean a guy I met in a meeting who noticed my 666 and we had a quick watch chat!

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    Website is now live….. I made a comment on their Instagram about it being blatantly obvious who they are targeting with the slogan “authenticity is everything” and then got instantly blocked!!

    https://pagodawatches.com/collections

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    Quote Originally Posted by ditchvisitor View Post
    I made a comment on their Instagram about it being blatantly obvious who they are targeting with the slogan “authenticity is everything” and then got instantly blocked
    Who are they obviously targeting?

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    They’re laying it on a bit thick aren’t they?

    Not for me but good luck to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Kenney View Post
    Who are they obviously targeting?
    Authentic people, duh!


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    Not for me, the cringe factor is through the roof.


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    I really fancied the Tactical 2 Alpha until I saw the price.

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    The marketing seems solely aimed at SAS wannabes

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    Won’t knock them for trying, but the brand name immediately makes me think of something Chinese. That makes it very hard to associate with something from Hereford, and at a high price for a start-up.

    There are many, eg Elliot Brown, I’d choose over those.

    But good luck to them. Feedback can only help.

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    Mmmm not for me.
    The designs are a bit tacticool cliche.
    Fair play for giving it a go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notenoughwrists View Post
    Authentic people, duh!
    Right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Kenney View Post
    Who are they obviously targeting?
    Robert De Niro but not Sean Bean?

    You've got to know what colour the boat house is.

    ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Kenney View Post
    Who are they obviously targeting?
    Mitties who want a tactical watch to go with their tactical boots tactical pants and tactical messenger bag to go down the tactical Spar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Kenney View Post
    Who are they obviously targeting?

    Single men who buy lots of ’tactical’ items and have extensive edged weapon collections

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    Not so obvious then...

    Robert De Niro but not Sean Bean?
    Mitties who want a tactical watch to go with their tactical boots tactical pants and tactical messenger bag to go down the tactical Spar?
    Single men who buy lots of ’tactical’ items and have extensive edged weapon collections

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    Quote Originally Posted by ditchvisitor View Post
    ex Hereford blokes
    Reminds me of the old joke: "Of the 37 SAS men who stormed the Iranian Embassy only 72 are still alive"

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    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    Mitties who want a tactical watch to go with their tactical boots tactical pants and tactical messenger bag to go down the tactical Spar?

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    Sounds like a candle fragrance, not for me !

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    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    Mitties who want a tactical watch to go with their tactical boots tactical pants and tactical messenger bag to go down the tactical Spar?
    Spar-tans, then?

    An elite unit of keyboard warriors with the call sign "Incel" and a .22 air rifle because .177 just ain't enough firepower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev-O View Post
    Spar-tans, then?

    An elite unit of keyboard warriors with the call sign "Incel" and a .22 air rifle because .177 just ain't enough firepower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev-O View Post
    Spar-tans, then?

    An elite unit of keyboard warriors with the call sign "Incel" and a .22 air rifle because .177 just ain't enough firepower.
    Ha, yes exactly that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Kenney View Post
    Who are they obviously targeting?
    Bremont, when I spoke to one of the guys his point was that they’ve ‘made up’ a story where as these guys are the real deal…..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ditchvisitor View Post
    Bremont, when I spoke to one of the guys his point was that they’ve ‘made up’ a story where as these guys are the real deal…..
    Oooooooooooooooooh!

    I have to admit, that never occurred to me at all.




    P.S. Should I be asking: What colour is the Pagoda in Hereford?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ditchvisitor View Post
    Bremont, when I spoke to one of the guys his point was that they’ve ‘made up’ a story where as these guys are the real deal…..
    Thanks. Got it now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markrlondon View Post
    Oooooooooooooooooh!

    I have to admit, that never occurred to me at all.




    P.S. Should I be asking: What colour is the Pagoda in Hereford?
    Are they named after a chinese take-away near the barracks?

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    Wow, it all looks a bit handbaggy if that genuinely is their target.
    Especially as Bremont haven't made up anything about military connections or history.
    I am all for veterans doing great things, but being a veteran doesn't make you a great watch designer, and it looks like they have slightly fallen into the same "PVD and stencilled numerals" cliche trap that Breitling used to trowel on so thickly.
    Not for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrSmith View Post
    Are they named after a chinese take-away near the barracks?
    LOL, stranger things have happened. :-)

    Oh well, good luck to them. The watches aren't terrible. We're just horribly cynical here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markrlondon View Post
    We're just horribly cynical here.
    Word! True dat.

    I wish them well. Maybe they could team up with Zulu Alpha straps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by markrlondon View Post
    Robert De Niro but not Sean Bean?

    You've got to know what colour the boat house is.

    ;-)
    Absolutely classic comment, TZ gold


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    Quote Originally Posted by markrlondon View Post
    LOL, stranger things have happened. :-)

    Oh well, good luck to them. The watches aren't terrible. We're just horribly cynical here.
    They’re not terrible but look like luminox “Lumi-Knockoff” perhaps but 3 times as expensive?


    https://whitbyjetstore.co.uk/product...caAib7EALw_wcB

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