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Oil Change Indicator Anyone?

  1. Liammmj

    Liammmj Jan 12, 2020

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    The URWERK UR-1001 Pocket watch with oil change indicator and century register up to 1 millennium:

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  2. Canuck

    Canuck Jan 12, 2020

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    At $400,000, I have to ask. How much is it without the oil change indicator? ;)
     
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  3. Liammmj

    Liammmj Jan 12, 2020

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    Assuming the service intervals are maintained and the register reaches 1000 years that's a mere $400 a year, bargain!
     
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  4. Canuck

    Canuck Jan 12, 2020

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    An oil change on a (for example) Bugatti Veyron runs $20 to $25 thousand dollars. What might an oil change cost on this contraption be? Add that to the equation, and things don’t look so rosy.
     
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  5. simonsays

    simonsays Jan 12, 2020

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    Wow, whats it running on, first pressing single origin extra virgin olive oil? I think this is a case of we know you got the cash, so we will rinse you some more. I cannot see how it is possible to justify that much money?
     
  6. Hduck

    Hduck Jan 12, 2020

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    Reminds me of an old IKEA commercial from a few years back, “money...but no taste”
     
  7. dx009

    dx009 Jan 12, 2020

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    Apparently you can wear it on your wrist as well. It looks like the weapon of a Predator from the movies...

    I'm sure that, technologically, it's a pretty interesting gizmo.

     
  8. S.H.

    S.H. Jan 12, 2020

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    It probably implies rebuilding part of the engines, by skilled techs. Those skilled techs have to be trained and paid, and they aren't working on those cars often as they aren't many Veyrons on the road, so you also pay for them to sit around most of the year maybe? On top of that, healthy margin because luxury product, hence the ludicrous price.
     
  9. Canuck

    Canuck Jan 12, 2020

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    There is a video to be found on the ‘net showing the process. As I recall, the car has to be partially dismantled to be able to do the oil change. And if memory serves me correctly, there are 7 drain plugs to remove in order to drain the old oil! One outfit advertises that they will do it for $10,000! Such a deal!
     
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  10. Fritz

    Fritz genuflects before the mighty quartzophobe Jan 12, 2020

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    Pointless junk for a few rich with no respect for their money to use as a way to show off.

    both the watch and the car
     
  11. simonsays

    simonsays Jan 12, 2020

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    Maybe you can get one of these adjusted to tell you when the oil needs changing in your Veyron. Win win.
     
  12. simonsays

    simonsays Jan 12, 2020

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    Just had a look at the video, it appears to be about 10hrs of removing and replacing engine covers and body panels. If you can turn a screwdriver type stuff. Then 16L of oil. $2000 or $3000 seems a more appropriate charge. Still a ridiculous amount, you have to question why it is designed to be so hard to do a basic bit of maintenance.
     
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  13. alam

    alam Jan 12, 2020

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    I stay away from all those quick lube places, I’m a DIY person when it comes to oil changes in my cars :)
     
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  14. asrnj77

    asrnj77 Jan 12, 2020

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    I’m sure most of the world thinks the same of anybody that buys an analog chronograph watch for $14,000 because it has snoopy on it. Most of the people I work with think an Apple Watch is the greatest horological invention in the past 50 years.
     
  15. BlackTalon

    BlackTalon Jan 12, 2020

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    I imagine they get so few miles on them the oil only needs to be changed once every few years.
     
  16. vacheroyale

    vacheroyale Jan 13, 2020

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    I fully agree!!
     
  17. jsducote

    jsducote Jan 14, 2020

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    I have one from 950CE (Erik the Red birth year) and it quit working right after the warranty.
    2/10 would not buy as gift for great^40 grandchildren.