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From Microbrand to Brand

Postby koimaster » February 25th 2017, 11:11am

So point of full disclosure, I have grown to greatly admire and appreciate the work and efforts of Pierre (Pete) Brown with Hager Watches. I meet a lot of brand managers, brand owners and, well, gas bags, so I tend to not take too much at face value. But I can honestly say that Mr. Brown is doing something with Hager Watches that is different, interesting and aiming towards something more than simply owning a micro brand.

And it seems that word has gotten around. This past week the newly opened Hager Boutique enjoyed a formal grand opening, attracting not only the local gentry, but the regional news channels -


http://www.tempusfugit.watch/2017/02/fr ... brand.html
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Re: From Microbrand to Brand

Postby foghorn » February 25th 2017, 12:21pm

Seems like a lot of $$ for ,in some cases, nonhacking Miyotas, Seagull, and mystery (HGR60?) movements.


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Re: From Microbrand to Brand

Postby eddiea » February 25th 2017, 2:53pm

foghorn wrote:Seems like a lot of $$ for ,in some cases, nonhacking Miyotas, Seagull, and mystery (HGR60?) movements. Hager the horrible

Yes I agree ...don't think the value is there for what appears to be Tudor/Laco homages with pretty basic movements....
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Re: From Microbrand to Brand

Postby jason_recliner » February 25th 2017, 3:06pm

Rebranding high grade fake watches is an admirable business model now?

Hager and Tempus Fugit can take turns to suck my motherfucking dick.
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Re: From Microbrand to Brand

Postby BigCheez » February 25th 2017, 3:16pm

First he ruins Van Halen, now this.
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Re: From Microbrand to Brand

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » February 25th 2017, 3:39pm

That "Aquamariner" of theirs is just another knock-off. And a particularly blatant one- they copied the Tudor Black Bay down to the inscriptions. These watches are on the wrong side of the fine line between a homage and a fucking fake.
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Re: From Microbrand to Brand

Postby TemerityB » February 25th 2017, 5:20pm

BigCheez wrote:First he ruins Van Halen, now this.


One of the GREATEST one-liners EVER here! :lol:
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Re: From Microbrand to Brand

Postby biglove » February 25th 2017, 7:40pm

MKTheVintageBloke wrote:That "Aquamariner" of theirs is just another knock-off. And a particularly blatant one- they copied the Tudor Black Bay down to the inscriptions. These watches are on the wrong side of the fine line between a homage and a fucking fake.


Looking at the macro shots, the quality sure as hell isn't there and it is a ripoff with mineral crystal, that fugly finish, shitty uneven lume and a cheap movement. This one looks to be quite a bit less well done than any of the Parnis type watches. No doubt this is done in a Chinese factory where quality is not a high priority.

That being said, I disagree that it is a "fake." To me, a fake is one that pretends to be the real thing. Had they branded it as a Tudor, it would be a fake.

Certainly not a hommage as there is not a smidgen of that watch that has any originality to it. None, zero, zilch.

A shitty copy of the real deal that appears to be poorly done at that. A barely decent watch for $100, overpriced above that and a raging ripoff at their asking price of $450.
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Re: From Microbrand to Brand

Postby conjurer » February 25th 2017, 8:05pm

TemerityB wrote:
BigCheez wrote:First he ruins Van Halen, now this.


One of the GREATEST one-liners EVER here! :lol:


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