REC 901 Review: Made From Recycled Porsche 911 Cars

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REC 901 Review: Made From Recycled Porsche 911 Cars

Postby Racer-X » April 21st 2017, 6:57pm

by Zen Love "One could hardly do more to distil the essence of a Porsche 911 into wristwatch form than Danish brand REC has done with their 901 watch collection. Using actual salvaged metal from iconic cars to make watches heavily referencing the designs of said cars is what the brand is all about, and we have previously looked at the Ford Mustang-based REC P-51 here and the Mini Cooper-based REC Mark I M2 here. Now, based on and partly made from Porsche 911 cars, we review all three versions of their new REC 901 collection watches with dials made from metal recovered from vintage cars. My first impression was surprise at the evident build quality, and then at the price point which is a bit higher than the brand's previous watches I am familiar with."

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Re: REC 901 Review: Made From Recycled Porsche 911 Cars

Postby conjurer » April 21st 2017, 7:15pm

Maybe if you're lucky the watch will come boxed in Paul Walker's pelvis.
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Re: REC 901 Review: Made From Recycled Porsche 911 Cars

Postby Racer-X » April 21st 2017, 7:18pm

^^^ Owwww, too soon. :3 :3
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Re: REC 901 Review: Made From Recycled Porsche 911 Cars

Postby conjurer » April 21st 2017, 7:31pm

It was, like, four years ago!!
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Re: REC 901 Review: Made From Recycled Porsche 911 Cars

Postby TemerityB » April 21st 2017, 8:10pm

Avi Viera lies.
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Re: REC 901 Review: Made From Recycled Porsche 911 Cars

Postby conjurer » April 21st 2017, 8:29pm

Henceforth, I wish to be addressed as Zen Conjurer.
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Re: REC 901 Review: Made From Recycled Porsche 911 Cars

Postby Nuvolari » April 21st 2017, 9:18pm

You will not find a more dedicated fan of all things Porsche than Nuvolari.

And Nuvolari says,

:ASDSA:

Poorly executed with indiscernible design archecture - the end-product resemblies a 911 just like a Pontiac Aztec resembles a 911. Getthefuckouddahere!

The recycled bits remind me of the foolish saps who bought watches with material from the Titanic...

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Re: REC 901 Review: Made From Recycled Porsche 911 Cars

Postby gerdson » April 21st 2017, 10:00pm

What a crap...
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Re: REC 901 Review: Made From Recycled Porsche 911 Cars

Postby Mortuus » April 22nd 2017, 12:00am

gerdson wrote:What a crap...

Couldn't have put it ANY better, sir...
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Re: REC 901 Review: Made From Recycled Porsche 911 Cars

Postby Mortuus » April 22nd 2017, 12:11am

I read a few of the comments -- which looked to be about 50/50 -- most of which were the usual three-to-five words of love or hate, when I came across THIS:

"This design is post modern and dare I say a bit post apocalyptic in a Mad Max sort of way. As a massive Porsche fan and owner I can say that apart from the Fuchs back, nothing else is an obvious 911 design cue not to mention Fuchs wheels have been seen on other models as well (914 anyone?). Porsche has quite a bit of commonality in the looks of instrumentation, especially in the vintage stuff (I'll leave out modern Porsches where whole interiors are similar) so the only design cues coming thru loud and clear are the ones of "recycled" (perhaps) automotive stuff. I do appreciate the fact no actual 911s are taken off road for this project because as any Porsche enthusiast knows, those cars belong on the road. Now if we take a leaf from Porsche's design book, the result should accomplish a form-follows-function approach, with excellent usability and ergonomics, plus a few idiosyncrasies thrown in for good measure. This is where these watches fall a bit short. Legibility should be much better for instance just compare the dials with the gauges used for inspiration if in doubt. It's a decent effort. It needs to be a teutonic [sic] anal-retentive one though. Just my two cents..."

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Re: REC 901 Review: Made From Recycled Porsche 911 Cars

Postby eddiea » April 22nd 2017, 3:22am

Recycling is always a good thing, like the watch industrial look as well.....
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Re: REC 901 Review: Made From Recycled Porsche 911 Cars

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » April 22nd 2017, 5:17am

The dial design is quite nice, I like the calendar display on this one. The case is a bit too big, but overall, it's not a bad-looking watch. In a way, I like it.

I see two problems, though. First of all, as it already has been noted, it had little to do with Porsche 911, except that Fuchs rim on the back. Problem number two: a Miyota, from a microbrand, for 1795 bucks? REC can- to describe it with a phrase popular around here - suck my motherfucking dick.
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Re: REC 901 Review: Made From Recycled Porsche 911 Cars

Postby eddiea » April 22nd 2017, 6:55am

MKTheVintageBloke wrote:The dial design is quite nice, I like the calendar display on this one. The case is a bit too big, but overall, it's not a bad-looking watch. In a way, I like it.

I see two problems, though. First of all, as it already has been noted, it had little to do with Porsche 911, except that Fuchs rim on the back. Problem number two: a Miyota, from a microbrand, for 1795 bucks? REC can- to describe it with a phrase popular around here - suck my motherfucking dick.


Agree pricey indeed.... aside from that, the Porsche connection is gimmicky but, if you think about it so is Omega's Bond deals , Rolex claims of summiting Everest first, DOXA's Dirk Pitt bullshit, Sinn Uhren German Submarine Steel cases etc. etc. the list is long....
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