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The Master (De-Pantsed): Liang Using Kickstarter

PostPosted: May 15th 2018, 10:47am
by TemerityB
First Stain Betosh, now Master Wing: From all accounts, Wing Liang's floundering Aragon, formerly Android until the name change under "rather mysterious circumstances," is now pre-financing his latest monstrosities on StartKicker to the usual array of dupes.

But don't take my word for it.

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I'd attach the actual video, which is hilarious, but my work computer is a Commodore 64 and doesn't cotton to no fancy book learnin'.

Re: The Master De-Pantsed: Liang Using Kickstarter

PostPosted: May 18th 2018, 4:57pm
by koimaster

Re: The Master (De-Pantsed): Liang Using Kickstarter

PostPosted: May 18th 2018, 5:59pm
by Racer-X

Re: The Master (De-Pantsed): Liang Using Kickstarter

PostPosted: May 18th 2018, 7:55pm
by svaglic
Why would you brag about a titanium case and bracelet then ip coat it? Wouldn't that be like ip coating a bronze watch?

Re: The Master (De-Pantsed): Liang Using Kickstarter

PostPosted: May 18th 2018, 8:35pm
by TemerityB
svaglic wrote:Why would you brag about a titanium case and bracelet then ip coat it? Wouldn't that be like ip coating a bronze watch?


Usually - but ya gotta remember the Android audience - the bigger and gaudier the better.

Re: The Master (De-Pantsed): Liang Using Kickstarter

PostPosted: May 19th 2018, 7:51am
by codguy
kant watch the video the libary computer doesnt not let video watching....
does this hear watch com with a warlet and a key fob?

Re: The Master (De-Pantsed): Liang Using Kickstarter

PostPosted: May 19th 2018, 8:12am
by TemerityB
codguy wrote:kant watch the video the libary computer doesnt not let video watching....
does this hear watch com with a warlet and a key fob?


Or, at the very least, be packed in a plastic case that only holds the one watch, making it useful for absolutely nothing at all?

Finally clicked the link; I loved this line: "This watch retains its extremely large size."

Re: The Master (De-Pantsed): Liang Using Kickstarter

PostPosted: May 19th 2018, 8:41am
by conjurer
svaglic wrote:Why would you brag about a titanium case and bracelet then ip coat it? Wouldn't that be like ip coating a bronze watch?



Quite so. The advantages with titanium are two: the lower weight, and the pretty cool color, which is slightly darker than stainless steel. The disadvantages of TI is that it's soft, and picks up scratches from just sitting there and looking at it. Now, you can do what Citizen and Seiko do, with is using some fine Asian alchemy on it to keep the color and protecting it from scratches, with Diashield, or you can IP plate it, which takes away the color of the raw TI, and not really making it scratch-resistant. However, you gain the advantage of wearing a lighter dinner plate on the wrist.

Geek problem solved!!

Re: The Master (De-Pantsed): Liang Using Kickstarter

PostPosted: May 19th 2018, 1:06pm
by Mark1
I guess TV wartch sales ain't what they used to be.

Re: The Master (De-Pantsed): Liang Using Kickstarter

PostPosted: May 19th 2018, 2:42pm
by TemerityB
Mark1 wrote:I guess TV wartch sales ain't what they used to be.


Yeah. This is usually the spot on an Android/Aragon thread where someone chimes in with "at least Wing fixes his watches" and/or "he's got good customer service," and I'm sure that's all true, and, yeah, that puts him 50 years ahead of SL and Invicter and the like. However, there is no excuse for "divers" that are 48 to 62mm and 17 to 19mm thick ... unless you're on hold waiting for Today's Top Value before it "sells out" - or for resorting to OPM via StartKicker while braying about how successful you are to an audience of shut-ins, simpletons, and seniors.

Re: The Master (De-Pantsed): Liang Using Kickstarter

PostPosted: May 19th 2018, 10:49pm
by 3Flushes
TemerityB wrote:
Mark1 wrote:I guess TV wartch sales ain't what they used to be.


Yeah. This is usually the spot on an Android/Aragon thread where someone chimes in with "at least Wing fixes his watches" and/or "he's got good customer service," and I'm sure that's all true, and, yeah, that puts him 50 years ahead of SL and Invicter and the like. However, there is no excuse for "divers" that are 48 to 62mm and 17 to 19mm thick ... unless you're on hold waiting for Today's Top Value before it "sells out" - or for resorting to OPM via StartKicker while braying about how successful you are to an audience of shut-ins, simpletons, and seniors.

If that kid in the video hadn't shown the receipt for the damn thing I never would have believed it in a million years; that guy is getting $600 for those fucking things, preordered yet.
Still reeling them in, such as their dwindling numbers (or are they?) still swim in the ocean on the Swissness hook.

For the love of God, what do we have to do?

Re: The Master (De-Pantsed): Liang Using Kickstarter

PostPosted: May 20th 2018, 6:09am
by biglove
Over $100K raised on the three projects. Evidently it doesn't take many idiots when you charge $800 a pop. Wow.

Re: The Master (De-Pantsed): Liang Using Kickstarter

PostPosted: May 20th 2018, 8:18am
by TemerityB
3Flushes wrote:
For the love of God, what do we have to do?


Point and laugh. Now we have this influx of seedy micros as well as TV crud. Plenty o' laughs, and lessons to be not learned. :wink:

Re: The Master (De-Pantsed): Liang Using Kickstarter

PostPosted: May 20th 2018, 8:30am
by codguy
TemerityB wrote:
3Flushes wrote:
For the love of God, what do we have to do?


Now we have this influx of seedy micros as well as TV crud.


And the influx of bloggers that gush over micros as well.

Point and laugh indeed.

Re: The Master (De-Pantsed): Liang Using Kickstarter

PostPosted: May 20th 2018, 2:45pm
by TemerityB
codguy wrote:
TemerityB wrote:
3Flushes wrote:
For the love of God, what do we have to do?


Now we have this influx of seedy micros as well as TV crud.


And the influx of bloggers that gush over micros as well.


You got that right.

Re: The Master (De-Pantsed): Liang Using Kickstarter

PostPosted: August 9th 2018, 3:19pm
by koimaster
How is master ding dong doing these days?

Re: The Master (De-Pantsed): Liang Using Kickstarter

PostPosted: August 9th 2018, 3:29pm
by conjurer
koimaster wrote:How is master ding dong doing these days?


Interestingly, I checked the Urine website, and Master Praying Mantis Wing will be on today at 4:00PM Pacific time!! And, he'll be on with Skip Connelly, who by now must be officially older than dirt.

Re: The Master (De-Pantsed): Liang Using Kickstarter

PostPosted: August 9th 2018, 6:33pm
by TemerityB
conjurer wrote:
koimaster wrote:How is master ding dong doing these days?


Interestingly, I checked the Urine website, and Master Praying Mantis Wing will be on today at 4:00PM Pacific time!! And, he'll be on with Skip Connelly, who by now must be officially older than dirt.


Holy shit - for the first time in ages, I flicked on Blovine, and there was Liang on the left and Connelly on the right - and during the few seconds I watches, Skip blurted out that he was 60 years old.

I did notice that the two or three watches the Master trotted out were available in 40mms and the usual 50+ mms. Also, it seems that Liang now makes four or five appearances on Blovine each year - and that's all.

As I write this, there's a complete dolt on there "repping" Bulova, which is complete bullshit because the Bulova that Blovine sells is gray market. I don't know who this new talking head is, but he's rambling incoherently about nothing at all. Edox is on at 10, so I'll have to at least peek, heaven help me.

Re: The Master (De-Pantsed): Liang Using Kickstarter

PostPosted: August 9th 2018, 8:20pm
by conjurer
Alas, I missed the Edox show; I just tuned in to the Urine during the Seahawks-Colts halftime, and there was Invicter. Did they have anything good on?

Re: The Master (De-Pantsed): Liang Using Kickstarter

PostPosted: August 9th 2018, 8:40pm
by TemerityB
conjurer wrote:Alas, I missed the Edox show; I just tuned in to the Urine during the Seahawks-Colts halftime, and there was Invicter. Did they have anything good on?


Both the Edox and Bulova shows featured discontinued models for the most part (I didn't watch all but I watched some). I neglected to get the "brand rep's" name, but he's new, he's completely unqualified to be around both a TV microphone and a watch, and made a lot of comments like "this comes in at 45mm, which is just phenomenal for the guys." I shut it off; I don't need to support a bad company run by idiots (Evine's history of selling returned watches as new ones alone makes them not worthy to trade with, and prices be damned).