Concorde Watch

Old Nov 5, 15, 4:48 am
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Concorde Watch

Just had an email from BA about the new Concorde Watch and I wasnít that impressed. My tablet may be showing it badly but the numerals look badly defined and to me it looks like a cheap Chinese copy of a better original. I'll try and put a picture up.

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Old Nov 5, 15, 4:50 am
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Is it this?


https://www.highlifeshop.com/product...-edition-watch
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Old Nov 5, 15, 5:12 am
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Distinctly underwhelming (IMHO)

That's the most constructive comment I can come up with.
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Old Nov 5, 15, 5:12 am
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Yes, looks better on the Web than in the email.
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Old Nov 5, 15, 5:27 am
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My first reaction when I saw this watch was "yuk", and to think they want £299 for it - no way. To be it definitely does not reflect the "Concorde Brand" is a positive way.
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Old Nov 5, 15, 5:28 am
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Originally Posted by Jimmie76 View Post
Yes, looks better on the Web than in the email.
Looks terrible wherever it is viewed.

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Old Nov 5, 15, 5:33 am
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I think my three year old could draw something better than that. This says a lot as his representation of me is just blobs of colour

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Old Nov 5, 15, 5:37 am
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At 48mm that case will be HUGE and look silly on many people's wrists.

From a horological point of view it's got 2 quartz movements that optimistically might be worth a tenner tops, and a limited edition run of 3458 is far too unlimited to be worthwhile.

Apart from that, I'm sure somebody will buy one
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Old Nov 5, 15, 5:44 am
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I actually tinker a lot with watches as a hobby, and this is laughable trash.

Ronda, the company who provide the movements(!) for this watch, specialise in providing ultra low-cost, mass-produced Swiss-made movements, so that watchmakers can stamp 'Swiss Made' on their watches - however, these movements are made to the lowest possible cost, and are in many ways inferior to 'cheap' Chinese movements. You can buy one of these Ronda movements online for less than $3 - and that's before any kind of bulk discount.

GMT watches - watches which track more than one timezone - are supposed to do so by means of one movement being clever enough to manage this task alone.

In this Concorde watch, they've stuffed two quartz movements into the one case, so you don't really have a GMT watch here - you simply have a watch case with two, completely separate, movements inside. Laughable, and the kind of stuff that any watch manufacturer worth their salt would steer well clear of.

And that's before you even get into the design, which is amateur at best. £299? I, in all honesty, wouldn't pay £2.99 for it. It's worthless trash.
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Old Nov 5, 15, 5:45 am
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Maybe they will offer it at 10 000 TP as a new benefit ^^
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Old Nov 5, 15, 5:55 am
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That is awful looking.
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Old Nov 5, 15, 6:20 am
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This isn't a particularly nice timepiece nor does it positively reflect the values of the historical Concorde brand.

On the other hand, it's very much in keeping with the reality of BA's current brand positioning....
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Old Nov 5, 15, 6:39 am
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Looks awful to me.

If you want to pay in the GBP300 range for a watch with complex advanced features, get something like the Citizen Navihawk - many timekeeping functions, advanced technical features, and a dense, complex set of indicators rather like Concorde's cockpit

I can also attest that these watches are resistant to a great deal of minor abuse.
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Old Nov 5, 15, 6:46 am
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Concorde Watch

The Citizen Navihawk mentioned above would have been a good shout for this. They make Red Arrows and US Navy Blue Angels versions of the watches.

The design of this looks like the sort of watch that Swatch would have made.

If you were wanting a collectors watch in the aviation category then your looking at a Bremont or Brietling.
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Old Nov 5, 15, 6:53 am
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I never thought I'd say this, but given the choice I'd rather have an Apple Watch .
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