Swiss watchmaker takes making fun of Apple Watch to the next level: makes $25,000 mechanical copy, along with Apple-esque video
1. AntiFanBoyz (unregistered)
Love it! If I were a billionaire, I'd get one.
2. natypes (Posts: 1051; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)
They're just trying to make it stylish b/c it's ugly as hell. They think if a real watch made by a reputable manufacturer comes out it gives the apple watch more credence. I'm sure Apple asked them to do this.
But it don't. It's hideous.
3. talon95 (Posts: 429; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)
Well played. Unfortunately for them the reference design doesn't make a very stylish classical watch.
4. IAMBLCKJ3ZUS (Posts: 178; Member since: 29 Sep 2015)
So phonearena keeps deleting my comments. I guess because I have a opinion and yet they keep biased Apple articles up? Like the Apple creating live images?
5. palmguy (Posts: 492; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)
LOL. The apple bite sound at the end. Get a life, upgrade to a mechanical watch :)
6. mobi_user (Posts: 150; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)
This reflects the insecurity of the watch maker. They have started to feel the heat of digital age.
9. Sidewinder (Posts: 394; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)
Nah... They're just trolling apple for fun. An apple watch is not a alternative to a well made Swiss watch and vice versa.. Both don't compete in the same market so there is nothing to feel insecure about.
13. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2091; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
Swiss watch sales have dropped pretty steadily since the Apple Watch was unveiled, so the data doesn't support that. Considering that Tag Heuer called Apple "big competition," and the rhetoric doesn't, either.
7. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7934; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
Another overpriced piece of junk, that offers nothing for what it costs.
I rather pay $25,000 for a car then this.
No matter how much money you have, it doesn't justify buying useless garbage.
It's a shiny ugly mechanical version of a shiny ugly poorly though out piece of junk made by a computer company.
I would never make a product that copies a product that is nothign more than a piece of cow poop.
12. Ahovking (Posts: 630; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)
Are you serious? A "overpriced" Watch will not only last longer than a $25,000 car but will retain its value and with certain brands that have reputations of making watches that still work after 200 years, see its value increase over time.
If you want to talk about overpriced look no further than the S6 xD bring a whole now meaning to the work junk.
14. catze86 (Posts: 525; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)
well., as long as the car is not european or american. It will last longer, and not a junk...hehehe
16. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7934; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
You assume that watch will last longer than a car? Really? My car within one day can offer more benefits than a watch can. So why would I waste 25,000 on something so small?
What benefit is a watch over a car? Name one?
My car has a clock too.
Retains what value....? WATCHES HAVE NO VALUE. They place an artificial value based on its limited availability.
Example...Rolex. Gold has a value. 24K of pure gold is worth money...real money.
How much are diamonds actually worth? Nothing. You can't place a value on a rock. When you buy a diamond, you are overpaying for some guy to cut a rock into a nice shape. Value is artificial based on demand and keeping them limited.
Nothing you buy ever holds its original value. Actually some cars do gain value again based on being limited and maybe customized.
8. SuperAndroid507 (Posts: 236; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)
I assume that some rich lifeless individual will buy one just for the lulz, show it at one or two parties and after that, it will be sit on a corner somewhere.
10. Furbal (Posts: 896; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
Much more desirable watches at that price range.
17. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7934; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
No watch is worth more an a couple hundred bucks, no matter who makes it.
Unless its made of pure 24 Karat Gold or Platinum, its just a valueless product that someone dropped an artificial price tag on.