Waiting for your comments folks!
Price: $599..........no sorry......$5900
I guess I’d start with... WHY?
I ever wanted a travel watch so much - not
In a year when nobody can travel.. the irony!
Edit- They’re getting roasted in the comments on their Facebook post and have disabled the comments on the Instagram post.
Shitty replica clock.
The real thing (Le Coultre, Jaeger) in nice condition are sold on Ebay fairly regularly for a couple hundred.
From the Hodinkee ad;
These clocks were functional objets d'art, capable of telling the time and acting as an aide-mémoire for weary travelers. They have also become a source of fascination among the HODINKEE team, which is why, after stumbling upon a veritable stockpile of untouched vintage movements during a trip abroad a few years ago, we knew we had to take the opportunity to share them with the world. After years of development and a design process involving multiple iterations and prototypes, we're proud to introduce the HODINKEE Eight-Day Travel Clock. It's a contemporary version of the classic clocks we've long appreciated, designed from the ground up at our New York office as a tribute to those early pioneers of travel.
This one recently sold on Ebay for a $100 (complete with aide-memoire by the way)
Just in case you didn't know this (like me, I had to look it up)
aide-mé·moire | \ ˌād-mām-ˈwär
Definition of aide-mémoire
1 : an aid to the memory especially : a mnemonic device
2 : a written summary or outline of important items of a proposed agreement or diplomatic communication
It is goat leather, that explains the price I guess.
Hmm, maybe those years of development were spent making an in-house movement from scratch to justify the $5990 price tag.
No they found those movements as a new / old stock
If anyone was in any doubt. Shark officially jumped.
i mean. . .you can buy a vintage one for under a thousand bucks and they want 6k for this one ????
Emperors new clothes comes to mind.
Mods, can we get a shark emoji?
I'll take a Hamilton Model 22 instead as a travel clock. Literally bomb proof
I hope that the 'hoodinkee effect" doesn't occur and raise prices through the roof. Pessimistically, would one expect prices increase by at least 50%?
Totally purchasing! Yes, let me take a large travel clock with me, and not my watch roll with 4 other watches. Who needs them now? This travel clock will make my life MUCH easier and less complicated, because it looks so easy to pack, unpack, and set up. Much easier than a simple watch. Time to sell every wristwatch, and build a chainlink necklace so it will fit around my neck. Thanks, Ben "Whore-ology" Clymer!
The Facebook comments are GREAT
Can you post a screenshot of the commments (or is that allowed? ) for us kids who are not in Facebook?
$590 would be ok, if not a bargain. $5900 is so goddamn stupid it boggles the mind. Seriously IDK if they could have produced something that made them look more dumb.
Oh it gets better:
“The backside of the clock features two crown-like hexagonal arbors and three folding tabs, each one holding a specific function... To set the time, the key needs to be used to turn the arbor with the handset label counterclockwise. The other arbor sets the alarm time. Using the key, set the alarm counterclockwise – this direction is crucial, because turning the arbor in the opposite direction will damage the movement. “
Yah, they are brutal.
and here I was thinking about the $150 LeCoultres on eBay and how it'd be more hassle than it was worth... but maybe not,
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