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    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    I love how youre describing this like I couldn't possibly have thought of it.

    Have you ever been to a new release scrum?
    I was at one once that was not watch related and a fight broke out when a guy tried to get back to his spot in the queue after leaving it.
    thats nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by J J Carter View Post
    As these are cheaply made, I assume you can swap about the parts if you prefer a different colour combination?

    The challenge will be getting them apart without damage - they're usually designed to prevent any such dismantling other than battery replacement (which is a standalone access point on the back).

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    Quote Originally Posted by TROYBOY79 View Post
    thats nice
    Aw, I was hoping for another novel suggestion and all I got was salt. :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    Aw, I was hoping for another novel suggestion and all I got was salt. :(
    not really sure what you expected.
    You once saw argy bargy at a queue.
    Ive been to a few and never seen any grief.
    all about experiences

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    Experience dictates that when launches generate so much attention and scope for a quick buck, there's no hold the line and save my spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughtrimble View Post
    Good luck with that when people are this determined; it's not a traditional queue with the usual etiquette!
    Shops often give out tickets to those queuing.

  7. #157
    Quote Originally Posted by markrlondon View Post
    Because everyone thought they were going to be super-limited Swatch boutique only!
    Some Omega Speedmasters arenít limited but are still virtually unobtainable.

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    Are there any queues already?

    Anyone passing take a few snaps and post on here.

    Letís see who is the first on here to blow £2k+ on a full set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    Are there any queues already?

    Anyone passing take a few snaps and post on here.

    Letís see who is the first on here to blow £2k+ on a full set.
    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...=1#post5960054
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    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    Experience dictates that when launches generate so much attention and scope for a quick buck, there's no hold the line and save my spot.
    i disagree but hey ho

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    Are there any queues already?

    Anyone passing take a few snaps and post on here.

    Letís see who is the first on here to blow £2k+ on a full set.
    Aye since 8 apparently.
    Some of the insta traders are now apparently paying people to go queue so its has the potential to turn into quite the bunfight imo.
    Given that they're not limited edition and will eventually go to online sale, I think that there are going to be some burnt fingers if people start paying crazy money.

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    I went into swatch today and was told online release will be June / July.
    If people want the latest thing the prices on eBay will stay strong

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    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    Aye since 8 apparently.
    Some of the insta traders are now apparently paying people to go queue so its has the potential to turn into quite the bunfight imo.
    Given that they're not limited edition and will eventually go to online sale, I think that there are going to be some burnt fingers if people start paying crazy money.
    That is mad, but I remember when Paul McCartney was coming to W H Smiths in Liverpool to sign copies of a new autobiography years ago people were there for several days and the outside resembled a night club with an organised queuing system with ropes and barriers etc.

    The wife used to collect Swatch back in the 80s and we went in the Oxford Street store a few times, which at the time was the only one in the country. They did eventually open one in Liverpool, but that’s long gone now.

    Look forward to the new arrivals thread tomorrow.

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    I will be there at 06:00. Fingers crossed there wonít be a million scalpers in line!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    That is mad, but I remember when Paul McCartney was coming to W H Smiths in Liverpool to sign copies of a new autobiography years ago people were there for several days and the outside resembled a night club with an organised queuing system with ropes and barriers etc.

    The wife used to collect Swatch back in the 80s and we went in the Oxford Street store a few times, which at the time was the only one in the country. They did eventually open one in Liverpool, but thatís long gone now.

    Look forward to the new arrivals thread tomorrow.
    My first watch was a Swatch, it died and I replaced it with a pop swatch.
    Eh I wonder if I raise my previous purchase history with them if Ill be able to get on the list

    MrsV was on Oxford st at around 3 and said there was quite a big queue of people. I wonder how big it will end up being, and how many watches each shop has got waiting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    That is mad, but I remember when Paul McCartney was coming to W H Smiths in Liverpool to sign copies of a new autobiography years ago people were there for several days and the outside resembled a night club with an organised queuing system with ropes and barriers etc.

    The wife used to collect Swatch back in the 80s and we went in the Oxford Street store a few times, which at the time was the only one in the country. They did eventually open one in Liverpool, but thatís long gone now.

    Look forward to the new arrivals thread tomorrow.
    Is there not a Swatch store in Liverpool one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonos View Post
    I went into swatch today and was told online release will be June / July.
    If people want the latest thing the prices on eBay will stay strong
    Pay over a grand now or wait 2 or 3 months and pay just over 200 quid.

    There is something seriously wrong with society.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonos View Post
    I went into swatch today and was told online release will be June / July.
    If people want the latest thing the prices on eBay will stay strong
    I expected something like that date for online, and even then it'll probably keep crashing and be difficult to grab the one you want.

    These will sell for bonkers money for a few weeks at least, crazy to think people will probably pay several hundred just for the privilege of having one early. The way of the world these days though, nobody wants to wait for anything.

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    Feel bad for whoever is going to be duped into paying £3,550 for a Speedmaster when they can get one for £207 if they wait a few weeks for the hype to die down.


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    Quote Originally Posted by robert75 View Post
    Is there not a Swatch store in Liverpool one?
    There was, shut down now.

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    12.35 today, the queue started... Good luck to anyone trying to get hold of these tomorrow!


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    Quote Originally Posted by robert75 View Post
    Pay over a grand now or wait 2 or 3 months and pay just over 200 quid.

    There is something seriously wrong with society.
    The ugly face of consumerism. Iíd never queue for a product.

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    I honestly think they are bloody marvellous. I keep dropping hints to the mrs that I want to drive to edinburgh tomorrow but sheís not having it (birthday)

    Plan would be to go on Sunday but I have a feeling by then it might be too late

    Does anyone know if anyone is already outside the edinburgh shop?

    Would be amazing if these were mass produced and readily available on day one - would teach the scalpers a lesson


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    Just mad. Queuing for something that will readily available in a few weeks. If these were Casio I doubt anyone would be queueing. I'm sure other well known brands will be watching this development closely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrushton View Post
    Just mad. Queuing for something that will readily available in a few weeks. If these were Casio I doubt anyone would be queueing.
    They did. When the G Shock full metals and the gold and Porter limited editions came out you had to queue at the London store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montello View Post
    The ugly face of consumerism. Iíd never queue for a product.
    You donít use supermarkets?

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    Alaska project red is for me.
    As for the watches as a whole. Thinking modern day Tag F1

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    Quote Originally Posted by andybaird22 View Post
    Does anyone know if anyone is already outside the edinburgh shop?
    No-one, went for a peek in the window on the way to the pub.

    A) because it would be riduclous due the works directly outside of the shop, honesrly hardly enough space for regular doot traffic.

    B) store manager was clearly warning folk anyone arriving prior to 8am tomorrow that the police would be there to move them on. (This is mainly becuae of there needs to be access for surrounding retailers to take deliveries prior to 8am and any quese would cause an obstruction)
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    Quote Originally Posted by gcleminson View Post
    You donít use supermarkets?
    No, our shopping gets delivered.

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    I think these are great. If I wasn't working tomorrow I'd head down for opening.

    Hopefully they replenish the stock fairly soon after the day 1 rush, but I guess it could be a while.

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    Pile of shit IMO.......sure to be surrounded by 1000 flies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walkerwek1958 View Post
    Pile of shit IMO.......sure to be surrounded by 1000 flies.
    Come on Paul, donít hold back, tell us what you really think

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    Come on Paul, donít hold back, tell us what you really think

    Made me laugh (both comments!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montello View Post
    No, our shopping gets delivered.
    I don’t believe that you never queue.
    Last edited by gcleminson; 25th March 2022 at 22:43.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montello View Post
    No, our shopping gets delivered.
    Which is seen by many as the the pinnacle of consumerism.
    When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks long into you.........

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    Queue in Melbourne pre opening reckoned to be around 1000 people.
    Madness !!!


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    Massive crowd outside Swatch Rome now.
    Nearly blocking the street.

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    If anyone is serious going down, Iíd be very grateful if they would kind enough to purchase one for me. Will obviously reimburse and add something to the fundraiser.

    Long shot I know. DM me if at at possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    Come on Paul, donít hold back, tell us what you really think
    I prefer to stick with proper watches.

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    I need a wee just looking at pictures of the people queuing up outside. I don't know how they don't need the toilet every 5 minutes. As soon as i'm at the football, or a concert somewhere and i'm not in an aisle seat I need the toilet constantly because I know it's a faff to go!

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    I take back my previous comment, seems there are asshats camping out side the shop in Edinburgh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by endo View Post
    I take back my previous comment, seems there are asshats camping out side the shop in Edinburgh.
    I wish them luck when the pubs and clubs are kicking out (I don't really).

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    Quote Originally Posted by endo View Post
    I take back my previous comment, seems there are asshats camping out side the shop in Edinburgh.
    Well thatís decision made for me. Not going


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    Quote Originally Posted by doogan View Post
    I wish them luck when the pubs and clubs are kicking out (I don't really).
    Seeing the torn up pavement and bollards, someone is getting their head kicked in tonight, when some drunk neds trip over them

    (Not my pic, got sent it)



    That is unless their waiting for the latest Tartan Tat drop

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    Quote Originally Posted by endo View Post
    Seeing the torn up pavement and bollards, someone is getting their head kicked in tonight, when some drunk neds trip over them

    (Not my pic, got sent it)



    That is unless their waiting for the latest Tartan Tat drop
    Many of them look like they're just waiting casually, still with bags on, as if they're going to walk in in a few minutes' time. Baffling.

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    Christ, f**k that then. I was going to take a wee trip in the morning but I'll wait a few months for the wider release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by endo View Post
    Seeing the torn up pavement and bollards, someone is getting their head kicked in tonight, when some drunk neds trip over them

    (Not my pic, got sent it)



    That is unless their waiting for the latest Tartan Tat drop
    Glad Iíve seen that, was going to go up in the morning. Not anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Hotel View Post
    Christ, f**k that then. I was going to take a wee trip in the morning but I'll wait a few months for the wider release.
    I'm having second thoughts as well. Seeing goons camping out puts me off the watch for some reason.

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    You have to remember not one single person in that queue will be wearing one of those watches tomorrow. Sacrifice a night in the City, blow a few grand and double your money. Itís a good pay day for 12 hours work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walkerwek1958 View Post
    Pile of shit IMO.......sure to be surrounded by 1000 flies.

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