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Hodinkee Eight-Day Travel Clock LE

  1. Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Jul 28, 2020

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    My Travel clocks have always been my phones. Prior, they were the hotel wake up calls. The Dink descends into self parody.
     
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  2. Traveler Jul 29, 2020

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    They have indeed - but there are a couple of Instagram profiles that do a good job of parodying them too ...

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  3. Uniqez Jul 29, 2020

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    This applies to Fiat Multipla as well)))
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  4. Vale21 Jul 29, 2020

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    How to loose some credibility...
    Don't get it, in a period like we are now and even we were not in COVID situation.

    They really think the market is stupid enough...
     
  5. Lucasssssss Jul 29, 2020

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  6. Uniqez Jul 29, 2020

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    I've driven one years ago (friend of mine had it) - if you take everything out of picture - it drives like any other Fiat. But it is ugly AF.
    P.S. There is special place in hell for people modifying this car:D:D:D.
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  7. rob#1 Jul 29, 2020

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    Aaaagh! My eyes! Where’s the ‘Unsee’ button?
     
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  8. Uniqez Jul 29, 2020

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    This is exact words watch enthusiasts have said about travel watch;):D:D
     
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  9. JwRosenthal Jul 29, 2020

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    Can’t shine shit.
     
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  10. Vercingetorix Killjoy Jul 29, 2020

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    Doesn’t know shit from Shinola, or is that Hodinkee?
     
  11. JwRosenthal Jul 29, 2020

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    No, Shinola deserves a little lashing too...but they are a little more downstream hipster.
     
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  12. Stripey Jul 29, 2020

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    I think there's an important difference between those examples and the Hodinkee clock. In the case of the Hodinkee clock, as has been extensively highlighted above, the quality is poor at the price point. In all the examples above, the client has received value in terms of the product they purchased. That clock does not represent value. It is poorly made and derivative garbage. I know several people whom I can imagine doing 1, 2 or 3 (or all of them), but I can't imagine them doing anything with that clock other than laughing at it. People who buy that clock are suffering merely from FOMO.
     
  13. Stripey Jul 29, 2020

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    I know, right, who actually travels with an alarm clock?
     
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  14. STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Jul 29, 2020

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    And you can buy the whole Shinola range for $6k
     
  15. Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Jul 29, 2020

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  17. Sterling Archer Jul 29, 2020

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    I completely understand the ridicule but I don't entirely understand the outrage.

    Many people get wealthy specializing in very specific things and don't entirely have well-rounded intelligence. I've met plenty of these people who are infinitely more wealthy than I am, albeit I am relatively young, and they really are lacking in certain areas. If you've got more cash than sense to buy one of these, then good for them. I'm sure plenty of people bought this as a speculation purchase and will try to make a profit.

    That's probably the nicest way I can put it. Give me a few glasses of wine and some buddies and my thoughts probably wouldn't come out like this. ;)
     
  18. Stewart A Jul 30, 2020

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    I find it fascinating that an overpriced clock from an over-hyped company can continue to generate such an abundance of comments --- 15 pages worth. I am glad that OF members are so passionate about such a first world problem. ::facepalm2:: ;)

    Thanks and be safe. I need to now go and join a wait-list for a very overpriced vintage watch that was Hodinkee advertised today and sold out in about 2 hours.:whipped:
     
  19. lillatroll Jul 30, 2020

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    It's a watch forum, a place to talk about watches and watch related stuff. I am sure that 99.9% of members place this poor excuse for a travel clock stuff very near the bottom of the pile of things that they really care about.
    However, as it's a watch forum its seems natural that, if people are going to comment on a watch related topic, this is the place to do it.
     
  20. roseskunk Jul 30, 2020

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    This is great! Only my second post on this forum, though I'd been on WUS for years. You guys get to swear?!? Yes! You hate Hoodwinkee too? Yes! Oh, and you prefer Omega to Rolex?! Damn.
    I just went through all fifteen pages mostly avoiding work and the news this morning. Great entertainment!
     
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