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Has Wing regained his senses?

Post by mrneddles on 2012-06-05, 09:54

Infiniti Tungsten coming out this month.
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Bracelet: Tungsten
Movement: Ronda 762 two hands 1 jewel
Crystal: Sapphire
Crown: Push/pull
Clasp: Push button dual deployant
Bracelet Measurements: 9" L x 22mm W
Case Measurements: 44mm
Case Thickness: 8mm
Water Resistance: 5 ATM - 50 meters - 165 feet




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Post by DBCooper on 2012-06-05, 11:03

Don't know whether Wing has regained his senses or not, but that one looks great and the size is right.
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Post by temerityb on 2012-06-05, 15:13

I agree. That's really not bad, and at a sensible size, at that. Since it's Tungsten, if it was 50mm it would probably weigh two pounds. But as you gents suggested, I hope this is a trend, because there are far worse inexpensive companies, at the very least.
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Post by Mortuus on 2012-06-06, 01:06

That's a beauty, and I'm truly hoping it will bear a reasonable cost. As to Wing's 'coming to his senses', I just don't know, as one of his most recent designs featured a 55mm case; one wonders if this was an answer to Renato's monster 'Monster'. Ultimately, despite so many predictions of their imminent demise, these 'Gi-Norma-Nomas' keep on selling. We may never see their total departure, but I do believe that those 44mm, 42mm and even 40mm watches will always be considered 'classic' sizes. Okay, maybe 44's pushing the envelope a bit, but after seeing 50's, 55's and even a 63mm thyroidal monstrosity, 44mm really does seem like a classic... Shocked

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Post by mrneddles on 2012-06-08, 08:41

More details via Facebook, high polish tungsten case and MOP dial, two choices. Another image:

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Post by Ocean on 2012-06-08, 20:58

I think it's a step in the right direction as far as size goes. Tungsten is heavy and is very close to the weight of gold.

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Post by temerityb on 2012-06-10, 01:29

I really like this watch. Can't imagine buying it at ShopNBC, which ate up my last nerve a couple of years back with their slow, inept, crazily bad product fulfillment. Hopefully, Wing will offer it at his own site eventually.
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Post by DBCooper on 2012-06-10, 08:31

The MOP kills it for me. If the dial was matte black I may have jumped.

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Post by Mortuus on 2012-06-10, 18:37

DBCooper wrote:The MOP kills it for me. If the dial was matte black I may have jumped.

I'm with you there, DB; maybe they should have gone with something like a black onyx or lapis. Although I haven't sunk to the depths with Invicta's gen-u-wine 'MOP sticker,' I am suffering from a bit of 'MOP fatigue.' Uhm, if you will... Neutral

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Post by Hater on 2012-06-11, 07:44

Mother of Pearl if tastefully done is ok imo. Seems the majority of these far-east watch companies prefer the gaudy & ghey in your face rainbow effect.

Wing actually produced a nice MOP watch done right (I own one) called the Stealth automatic (2824 w/ sapphire crystals).
That watch shipped with a higher grade MOP having just a "wisp" of color in the black dial.

OP watch?? Too angled/sharpe appearance, that and the ghey MOP.

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Post by madhu on 2012-06-11, 19:08

Every time I see them post a new watch on Facebook I ask them when there will be a reasonably sized watch. Sometimes I even do it in a respectful way. Every single time I am ignored. For the time being I won't even consider this brand.

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Post by Mortuus on 2012-06-11, 19:29

madhu wrote:Every time I see them post a new watch on Facebook I ask them when there will be a reasonably sized watch. Sometimes I even do it in a respectful way. Every single time I am ignored. For the time being I won't even consider this brand.
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Which is very ironic, because a few years back - around '08 or '09, the big complaint against Wing was that he was making too many small (40-42MM) watches. The geeks started bangin' away at him and, led by Jimblo, they were ultimately successful...now Wing's making watches up to 55mm ( affraid ):

http://www.shopnbc.com/Android_Men_s_Emprise_Automatic_Stainless_Steel_Bracelet_Watch/617-267.aspx?storeid=1&cm_re=SearchList-_-N-_-N&page=LIST&category=Watches|t311&prop=Android|475&catprop=475

Never thought I'd ever see such a thing from Android... pale

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Post by madhu on 2012-06-11, 19:32

I see designs that I like very much. There is a Silverjet auto using the Miyota 9015 that I like very much but at 50mm I simply can't wear it without looking foolish.

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Post by Mortuus on 2012-06-11, 21:47

madhu wrote:I see designs that I like very much. There is a Silverjet auto using the Miyota 9015 that I like very much but at 50mm I simply can't wear it without looking foolish.

I may have recommended this one before; if so, please disregard:

http://www.shopnbc.com/Android_Men_s_Divemaster_Silverjet_45_Stainless_Steel_Bracelet_Watch/607-007.aspx?storeid=1&cm_re=SearchList-_-N-_-N&page=LIST&category=Watches|t311&prop=Android|475&catprop=475

The only one left is the silvertone w/blue markings, but I think it's the best looking of the three. I own both the yellow & silvertone versions, and I wear both a lot on weekends and other informal occasions. At $99, it's not a huge investment. The only downside is that it sits a bit high on the wrist and is a little weighty...however, as a big, strapping member of the World's Finest Army, it's the equivalent of the weight of a mosquito in full mosquito invasion gear to you... bom

FWIW, I send Wing a lot of emails over the course of the year, and one of the things I've repeatedly asked him for is a classic diver, with 40-42MM case size and either an ETA 2824 or a comparable Miyota movement...he answers quite few of my rants, assuring me that he's 'working on it'...hmmm clown/ Suspect

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Post by mrneddles on 2012-06-26, 13:19

DBCooper wrote:The MOP kills it for me. If the dial was matte black I may have jumped.

New version for July:

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Post by fatman on 2012-06-26, 20:04

I think wing is taking a certain portion of his designs back to the " old school " way of thinking. Shlop has a huge influence on what these companies watches look like. They have these smaller companies ( ie not invicta ) on a very short leash. Maybe these watches are him diversifying his company again. Don't get me wrong, I know wing designs his own watches but when his biggest sales outlet says " bigger,heavier,more perrty colors and so forth he almost has to cave into their pressure.
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Post by DBCooper on 2012-06-26, 20:22

On SALE @ $200.00 for the MOP version at the Android site now.

https://www.android-usa.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=ad567&Search.x=0&Search.y=0
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Post by Hater on 2012-06-26, 21:57

mrneddles wrote:
DBCooper wrote:The MOP kills it for me. If the dial was matte black I may have jumped.

New version for July:

Getting there (now to ship with a auto/mechanical, "might" be worth the expense).
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Post by conjurer on 2012-06-26, 22:11

Why, no! No, he hasn't.
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Post by itfc1959 on 2012-06-27, 08:14

conjurer wrote:Why, no! No, he hasn't.

Conj. Old Mate. Your avatar. Well, she's not interested, OK? There's nothing to see here. And there's nothing here for you either, right? So move along, please.

What she needs is a real man.

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Post by Mortuus on 2012-06-27, 08:31

itfc1959 wrote:
conjurer wrote:Why, no! No, he hasn't.

Conj. Old Mate. Your avatar. Well, she's not interested, OK? There's nothing to see here. And there's nothing here for you either, right? So move along, please.

What she needs is a real man.

To quote Tim 'Tool Time' Taylor: "Urumff?" confused

Haven't seen you in a while, IT; hope all's going well for you... What a Face

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Post by itfc1959 on 2012-06-27, 14:40

Mortuus wrote:Haven't seen you in a while, IT; hope all's going well for you... What a Face

Hi Mort: I'm haven't been around for a while, been on Holiday in Normandy. Glad to see the site's doing well: I'll be continuing to give it my support as best I can.

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