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Anyone familiar with Kurono (Chrono) Tokyo?

  1. mzinski May 14, 2021

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  2. YY77 May 14, 2021

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    Tnx for sharing, dial looks nice, I created an account so a few nights to sleep on it before pre-ordering opens May 21st 4 pm CET for 10 minutes open.
     
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  3. marco May 15, 2021

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    I wonder if the server will hold up ?
    It looks like they have worked out how many can be ordered in 10 mins and will have the capacity to assemble accordingly.
    It will be interesting to watch and see what happens. The "TOKI" is an attractive piece that the ladies will like.
    Best of luck to those that will be ordering.
     
  4. pIoNeErOfThEnILe May 15, 2021

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    this is popcorn lulz...

    you have 10 minutes window in order to pay around $17/1800 usd for one of these. if you have to pay shipping and import fees it will be what, $2k for it?

    this is a pretty bad value prop. but if people are willing to fight one another on their keyboard in order to get one, that's some pretty good marketing for a miyota 9

    sadly they won't even say how many were sold as well.

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  5. kip595 May 15, 2021

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    I think we get it - you dislike a Miyota mvm't or similar in a watch of this price range and apparent exclusivity. Noted. :rolleyes:
     
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  6. pIoNeErOfThEnILe May 15, 2021

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    you like a miyota movement in a watch this price?

    exclusivity is a driving factor that is propelling the brand. now they won't even divulge how many they're going to make. i assure you that's not for the consumers benefit.
     
  7. kip595 May 15, 2021

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    I don't necessarily disagree with any of your points - I just think the watches (and in full disclosure I've only seen one in person) are themselves very finely designed and finished. I think of it like I think of cars - even if a well restored (or all original) '66 Mustang just has the straight six under the hood and the 3-spd manual, I can appreciate and enjoy the design of it, the lines, the colors, and so on. Some people don't like it or want it unless it's a factory GT V8, and that's totally fair as well.

    Like good old Hunter S.; I don't advocate my views for anyone else; they just work for me. :D

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  8. pIoNeErOfThEnILe May 15, 2021

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    well, the brand is doing something right. it's a sharp looker and the craftsmanship must be good. it's amazing what buzz and exclusivity can do for a brand. making LE is always the way to go. people simply want what they can't have as much or if not more than they actually like it. throw in the fact that some are after the quick buck and you've arrived at your destination. who knows. maybe the brand will soar even higher and the next release will cost 5k with a higher grade seiko movement
     
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  9. kip595 May 15, 2021

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    Can't argue with your logic - FWIW though I'm signed up for an account; I'm thinking I'll hold off on the new anniversary piece personally - pink/salmon hues usually don't do too much for me - I'd been hoping for a sort of metallic blue or slate, but hey, gives me something to look for at the next release.
     
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  10. pIoNeErOfThEnILe May 15, 2021

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    well,

    you could pivot to the zelos nova. i really like a couple of them it but i haven't pulled the trigger. i almost don't want people to know about them because i don't want the supply to run out before i do decide to buy. i wish i was able to get them when they were first offered at around 6.

    9 bills aprox 100 made. peseux movement

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  11. marco May 16, 2021

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    My thoughts exactly.
     
  12. befobe May 16, 2021

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  13. marco May 21, 2021

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    I couldn't resist when a couple of Chrono 1's came up for sale in Melbourne (Australia).
    It was a hard choice between dial colours and I am still not sure if I went the right way !

    You are going to pay the "collectors premium" of 100% on the original price.
    Hopefully with only 68 Chrono 1's made in each colour it may become justifed ?
     
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  14. sxl2004 May 21, 2021

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    Nice pick up. But there were 67 white an 67 black dials made. ;)
     
  15. marco May 21, 2021

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    Correct. Afaik.
     
  16. marco May 21, 2021

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    Correction 68 of each dial colour.
    This one is number 035.
     
  17. sxl2004 May 21, 2021

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    9D86AE3B-4E4D-43CC-8A6F-36D7D559A0FF.jpeg Incoming in the next few years ;)
     
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  18. dsacks30 May 21, 2021

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    The release worked flawlessly - the website held up, and my order was processed in one minute. Very excited for mine!
     
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  19. marco May 21, 2021

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    Congratulations. That must have been very satisfying. Please post a wrist shot when it arrives.
     
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  20. pIoNeErOfThEnILe May 23, 2021

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    the general consensus seems to believe that there's anywhere from 2000-5000 of these made.

    yowza