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    Quote Originally Posted by jpjsavage View Post
    My cousin is in the queue in London and reports 1000s queuing, the queue itself is degenerating and police are on the scene.
    Lots of gangs there even at 6:00. Wrapped in balaclava intimidating people at front of queue


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    Quote Originally Posted by Passenger View Post
    Ah feel the luxury with every jostle, shove of the anxious crowd.

    Honestly

    Victory the marketing bods.
    The marketing bods do seem to be blessed with a very stupid public at present, just ask the bods at Rolex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jlynch1984 View Post
    Lots of gangs there even at 6:00. Wrapped in balaclava intimidating people at front of queue


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    All for. £200 non limited run watch. Madness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tokyo Tokei View Post
    ...his girlfriend actually clapped.
    That's it, I'm packing my bags.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alanm_3 View Post
    On the Scottish watch group on FB, they’re saying the Edinburgh store only had 200 to sell, so a lot of unhappy campers (literally) on their way home empty handed.
    And at least 120 of the 200 were booby prizes.

    Looked like over 1k in the queue waiting.

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    Watches trading already in the Edinburgh queue. Person next to my son just paid £600 for a Mission to Mars. He also says loads of people have arrived to join their mates in front of him so the chances are reducing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    The marketing bods do seem to be blessed with a very stupid public at present, just ask the bods at Rolex.
    It´s apparently very difficult to persuade people who´ve been the victims of a con to accept they were conned, it can be quite tough on the old self image, after all it takes a strong identity to come to terms with such, who wants to admit they´ve been made a fool of...see also recentish significant political decision, but I´ll say no more... I genuinely think we live in a truly wondrous and remarkable time of technologically enhanced opportunity for those peddling seductive, self image enhancing trinkets, other products too, cars is another one...generating madness and fomo among crowds has probably never been easier, people are so easily hacked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    That's it, I'm packing my bags.
    You'd be mobbed, it would be pandemonium. Women would faint and men would play you solos until they fell.





    Best keep those X-33s, Skywalkers and Solar Impulse phylacteries discreetly under wraps, for all our sakes.

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    They are well very executed novelty Speedmasters, with a range of designs between Dope and WTF. I like Speedmasters and I like things that are a bit of fun so there are a couple I'd have in a heartbeat if they were easily accessible, but they are definitely not worth getting one's knickers in a twist over or paying over the odds for. Most of us on here are going to find they feel rather insubstantial in relation to the size. They are cool but they ain't no Moonwatch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tokyo Tokei View Post
    You'd be mobbed, it would be pandemonium. Women would faint and men would play you solos until they fell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Passenger View Post
    It´s apparently very difficult to persuade people who´ve been the victims of a con to accept they were conned, it can be quite tough on the old self image, after all it takes a strong identity to come to terms with such, who wants to admit they´ve been made a fool of...see also recentish significant political decision, but I´ll say no more... I genuinely think we live in a truly wondrous and remarkable time of technologically enhanced opportunity for those peddling seductive, self image enhancing trinkets, other products too, cars is another one...generating madness and fomo among crowds has probably never been easier, people are so easily hacked.
    For goodness sake please stop calling such people fools, idiots, mugs etc…. Don’t you know they are shrewd businesspeople making wise decisions and the fact that at some point it will crash and burn and the only ones sailing off into the sunset will be the dealers is irrelevant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jlynch1984 View Post
    Lots of gangs there even at 6:00. Wrapped in balaclava intimidating people at front of queue


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    Tell me your joking???

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    Carnaby Street store has apparently just closed due to security concerns.


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    The store will now be closed until next week.


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    Just walked past Edinburgh store. 200 watches arrived, 1,000+ people queuing from shop up to Rose St and along Rose St past Castle St. Cripes!

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    Should have given tickets to first 200 whatever queuers early on.

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    Will let this all calm down and go down when they're getting the next lot in hopefully.

    Glad I didn't have the chance to go down as wouldn't have got one and would have been a nightmare to be stuck in all that!

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    just saw these..love a swatch..

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    Swatch social media accounts saying all the London stores now closed "for health & safety measures"...

    I should bleedin' coco!

    Well they've certainly planned and managed this spectacularly badly!

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    I thought the modern youths were supposed to be the most enlightened for generations but the fact they get so wrapped up in influencer bullshit just makes me laugh honestly.

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    It’s really going to kick off when they release the flic and flak edition.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tokyo Tokei View Post
    There are an estimated 10 trillion planets in the universe. Should keep even Omega sated for Moonswatch editions for a while.
    Hahahahahahahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by 33JS View Post
    Just walked past Edinburgh store. 200 watches arrived, 1,000+ people queuing from shop up to Rose St and along Rose St past Castle St. Cripes!
    It's heaving in Edinburgh this morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert75 View Post
    Tell me your joking???

    London, innit!

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    Can't imagine how the people who queued overnight are feeling

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    Quote Originally Posted by faken View Post
    Can't imagine how the people who queued overnight are feeling
    They don’t know what time it is!


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    Quote Originally Posted by robert75 View Post
    Tell me your joking???
    Nope. Saw these 3 youths trying to physically take a spot of the guy at the front of the queue. Then just waiting at the front with no respect to the queue.


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    Mate in Covent Garden just sent pic of notice on Window. Store will be closed for day. Yet people are still queuing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jlynch1984 View Post
    Nope. Saw these 3 youths trying to physically take a spot of the guy at the front of the queue. Then just waiting at the front with no respect to the queue.


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    You sure they weren't just asking the chap to hold their spot while they dashed to the toilet? Gentleman's rules and all that.

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    The queue for this in Amsterdam is incredible. It's not a queue anymore... it's havoc! A friend is trying to get in and he sent me a vid. That's not funny anymore!

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    This whole sorry farrago could have been managed SO much better. Instead, Swatch utterly failed to anticipate how popular an iconic watch rendered attractively and cheaply would be. Even when it instantly hit ebay days before launch and spiralled up to insane prices - nothing!

    The scalping alone drives more demand, 'cos suddenly everyone's a scalper, and word spreads virally.

    On the day they were announced I contacted the nearest Swatch dealer to me (Pearces, Melton Mowbray) to express interest - they got straight back to me: at that moment they hadn't even been contacted by Swatch to let them know this watch was imminent!

    Then we hear just 100 - 200 watches per store!

    And only when the ordure-has-impacted-the-air-distributor do they start to make it clear this will be available in unlimited numbers online, so 'nobody panic'.

    Rumours on social media that arrests were made in London... For a £200 plastic trinket...

    I mean, I like plastic trinkets, not least this one, but this is a woeful mix of insanity and incompetence.

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    Just saw a YouTube unboxing. Maybe it was just a poorly shot video but in the ‘plastic’ the watch looked underwhelming.


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    Update from Zürich: Walked past on my way to lunch. Much quieter. Asked a member of staff what’s happening; “sold out in 90 minutes”. At least 100 stood in a queue, with people joining at the back.

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    A lot of the people in these images are not "Kids" they are grown adults.

    The police have to be called and now arrests are being made!

    Seriously what is wrong with people!

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    Doesn’t look like luxury to me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peck View Post
    Marketing masterclass from Swatch. Very smart.

    Those queues look horrendous - peoples capacity to inconvenience themselves to that extent will never fail to amaze me. I do hope a few of the watches actually end up in the hands of enthusiasts though (unlikely I know, but one can hope).
    Ffs all the enthusiasts have to do is wait till June and hit buy and go to checkout on the web store.

    Mass insanity is occurring - no other reason for it. Selling for thousands on eBay or buy at retail brand new in June for £200? No brainer.

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    Imagine the carnage if they'd found out there was a steel sports Rolex available to buy!

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    I'd imagine quite a few of the pre order eBay scalpers are going to be disappointed lol

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    One just went on the Bay for £5100.00 another is at £5900.00 probably shill bidding but nevertheless total madness reckon i will wait to give one a try
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    I think they look really cool. I have never been a fan of the moon watch as I find the design a bit bland for me. But in these colours they look really cool and at £200 odd a pop, a nice little “toy”.

    I live in London so luckily have access to two Swatch shops. Not going to brave the crowds so will probably wait a few months and see if I can walk in and get one.

    If any members get one, will be great to see some live Photos!

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    Sold out in Edinburgh 15 mins ago

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    I'm holding out for the SeaSwatch 300cm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tokyo Tokei View Post
    I'm holding out for the SeaSwatch 300cm
    Don't you mean Sweamaster?





    300cm is excellent!

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    Let's keep it real! Having watched some 'Tube unboxings, £207 is quite expensive for what you get; looks really cheap plastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mart broad View Post
    One just went on the Bay for £5100.00 another is at £5900.00 probably shill bidding but nevertheless total madness reckon i will wait to give one a try
    None of this madness is about watches. It’s about money. Just like when crowds physically fight over the cheap TV in Black Friday sales. I assume there are a lot of people out there with little income, minimum wage, and will fight over the chance to make a couple of hundred quid. I think this is what Swatch underestimated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian View Post
    None of this madness is about watches. It’s about money. Just like when crowds physically fight over the cheap TV in Black Friday sales. I assume there are a lot of people out there with little income, minimum wage, and will fight over the chance to make a couple of hundred quid. I think this is what Swatch underestimated.
    Bingo. Seems to be a modern phenomenon.. people wanting to make money doing nothing other than acquiring a new / uncommon item and flip it for profit. I watch some videos on sneaker collectors and frankly it’s laughable. Nike must be laughing all the way to the bank.

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    Can`t believe what I`m reading, the watches look like plastic replicas, yet folks are fighting to own them. I find the space theme a bit pathetic, these things are just cheap tacky tat.

    Clearly, it's all about money and making a quick profit, sad to see but that's the power of the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tokyo Tokei View Post
    Edit: 20 mins before scheduled opening time, the shop will not open - by order of the police. The event is cancelled today.
    Unreal that it's come to that, feel bad for the genuine fans queuing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jlynch1984 View Post
    I don’t think it will be worth it. You got a lot of local youths, pushing in… lots of people inviting their friends in the queue. Ain’t gonna happen.
    Quote Originally Posted by stevecross View Post
    The last time I went to queue outside a shop was curry's many years ago, around 5 minutes before the store opened a load of people arrived in cars and joined their mates/family members who where supposedly holding their place, never again do I want to get involved with those type of scumbags even if it is worth a grand. I will wait until they are available and order online at retail price.
    People have no decency, it's gross. Problem is these days even calling people out for it does nothing because they simply don't care, in their heads they're in the right.

    Quote Originally Posted by FrontierGibberish View Post
    These guys are about to discover they’re not available in the Omega boutique.
    That's hilarious, got to wonder how they screwed that up so badly. It's not like the locations were kept secret! Perhaps they've all just been inspired to go buy Speedmasters by the MoonSwatch hype.

    Quote Originally Posted by Passenger View Post
    Ah feel the luxury with every jostle, shove of the anxious crowd.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnie View Post
    Doesn’t look like luxury to me.
    Nor is it being promoted or sold as luxury. It's a £200 Swatch.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatco1800es View Post
    Watches trading already in the Edinburgh queue. Person next to my son just paid £600 for a Mission to Mars. He also says loads of people have arrived to join their mates in front of him so the chances are reducing.
    That queue jumping would have me livid. Glad I didn't make the trip this morning, was tempted but guessed it would go nuts.

    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post
    This whole sorry farrago could have been managed SO much better. Instead, Swatch utterly failed to anticipate how popular an iconic watch rendered attractively and cheaply would be. Even when it instantly hit ebay days before launch and spiralled up to insane prices - nothing!
    How so? Presumably they sold the stock they had. Are Swatch responsible if people are arrested for committing crimes? Personal accountability comes to mind.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp View Post
    The one thing that stands out for me is the difference between all these "queues" where people are looking to make a few quid off of a bit of disposable plastic, and the dignified and orderly queues of refugees fleeing from Ukraine attempting to save their own lives and the lives of their families.
    It's sad isn't it. That said, there's always the minority % that just lacks decency and only has a mind for themselves. It's even more sad in truly desperate situations, at least here people are only screwing each other over for a Swatch. Having done a bit of work with refugees (not Ukraine), the vast majority are good people in hard times and very grateful for support, supplies etc. But there's always that small minority who are happy to screw over others with nothing if it means they can get more for themselves. I genuinely found this the hardest thing to deal with, it's so mentally draining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian View Post
    None of this madness is about watches. It’s about money. Just like when crowds physically fight over the cheap TV in Black Friday sales. I assume there are a lot of people out there with little income, minimum wage, and will fight over the chance to make a couple of hundred quid. I think this is what Swatch underestimated.
    Spot on...for some poor devils every day has become Black Friday.

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