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  1. mzinski

    mzinski Jul 31, 2020

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    With the forums collective fascination with Hodinkee's Travel Clock, I can't help but wonder what people think of the recent release by Massena Labs: https://www.massenalab.com/

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    Me, not particularly thrilled with this release. It's simply not my style and I struggle to understand the design concept behind it. Is it meant to be an alien-dinosaur?

    Anyways, at $29,000 it's definitely not meant for my table.
     
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  2. Evitzee

    Evitzee Jul 31, 2020

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    Interesting, but not my cuppa'
     
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  3. OmegaP99

    OmegaP99 Jul 31, 2020

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    The overall form and finish makes it seem cheap, like something you'd avoid at a Pottery Barn on the clearance table.
    I realize these aren't timepieces, but I much prefer work like this from a local artist named Evan Chambers here in Portland. In person they look handmade and like antiques, but all are new production. https://paxtongate.com/collections/lighting

    That thing is also begging for a 5-yr old to carry it off to play with in the garden.
     
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  4. mzinski

    mzinski Jul 31, 2020

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    Ha! Yes! I could guarantee my son would grab that off the shelf, haul it outside to play with in the sandpit, and leave it out all night.
     
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  5. OmegaP99

    OmegaP99 Jul 31, 2020

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    ...or if anything like I was as a kid, take it fully apart to see how it works. :eek:
     
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  6. Drawarms

    Drawarms Jul 31, 2020

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    While it is at the upper price range of the MB&F x LEPEE collabs, it is a nice center piece for the right person. That's why there's only 15 being made. The other editions of the same clock had 100 of each color I believe and are mostly sold out, so I do believe for the RIGHT person there is a market.

    Overall on design it is not my cup of tea, but I understand its appeal and do like the gold/green style. Re 5 years old smashing this thing, totally happening hahaha.
     
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  7. ngo516

    ngo516 Jul 31, 2020

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    Massena Lab is owned and operated by William Massena, whom is/was(?) an investment banker. So that answers the pricing strategy question.

    “Someone will buy one of something, at any price”

    $30k for a desk-wow is common in a certain part of town.
    Come on, that’s a bad-ass looking clock. 30 deep is steep. But if this is stainless steel, at $6k, I’ll toss my Hodinkee clock in my 34k gold trash bin (yep 34k-not a mistype. Its custom made by Midas, himself... AND It’s 10k more than your pedestrian 24k gold)

    This isn’t for us Pepsi cans collectors.
     
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  8. Muddlerminnow

    Muddlerminnow Jul 31, 2020

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    ....in the rain.
     
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  9. MRC

    MRC Jul 31, 2020

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    Why did I read the title as LE Chooks released?

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