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Formex Essence - Affordable COSC Auto Chronometer

Postby Racer-X » August 27th 2018, 12:03pm

“When something sounds too good to be true it very often is, but there are those occasions when it’s worth taking a closer look. Formex, known for their rugged watches, is about to launch a mechanical timepiece, rich in details and features, with a decorated Automatic Swiss Made movement that is officially COSC-certified. With the Essence, Formex brings a highly precise and top quality mechanical everyday Chronometer with a very affordable price tag. Early Bird Specials are available now.”

https://www.fratellowatches.com/cosc-automatic-chronometer-below-700-by-formex/
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Re: Formex Essence - Affordable COSC Auto Chronometer

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » August 27th 2018, 4:23pm

The advertorials at Fratello never fail to entertain me. The copywriter doing a faux-review/faux-article must be laughing their arse off while writing an advert in that style.

As to the watch, I don't like it. The brand name, combined with that font, would be more fitting for a manufacturer of hammer drills and other construction equipment. The rest of the watch... I don't like it either. Perhaps it's not a bad deal for the money, but since it's not a good-looking one, it doesn't matter. Bleh.
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Re: Formex Essence - Affordable COSC Auto Chronometer

Postby foghorn » August 27th 2018, 4:43pm

I'd like it if you could get it to do that throbbing thing while you wear it.
(Not really,but I don't think I ever typed "throb" before and this might be my only opportunity.)
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Re: Formex Essence - Affordable COSC Auto Chronometer

Postby TemerityB » August 27th 2018, 5:05pm

Nothing about the watch offends me, I like certain aspects of it, but I still wouldn't be caught dead with it on.

It's a funny hobby. Something about it just rubs me the wrong way.
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Re: Formex Essence - Affordable COSC Auto Chronometer

Postby Racer-X » August 27th 2018, 5:20pm

Pretty big departure from their big, loud motorsport and pilot watches.

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Re: Formex Essence - Affordable COSC Auto Chronometer

Postby conjurer » August 27th 2018, 8:03pm

I like it, and I think the rest of you stupid bastards are wrong!!
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Re: Formex Essence - Affordable COSC Auto Chronometer

Postby codguy » August 28th 2018, 3:42am

I'm digging the brown dialed one!
And COSC for under 7 bills?? Beats the shit out of those Chinese forum watches.
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Re: Formex Essence - Affordable COSC Auto Chronometer

Postby Falstaff » August 28th 2018, 6:34am

Nothing wrong with that one - especially in the silver dial.
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Formex COSC to be offered at Kickstarter

Postby koimaster » September 13th 2018, 2:17pm

Introducing the Formex Essence

A COSC certified chronometer for $680 – including worldwide shipping – we wouldn’t believe it was possible, but Formex are promising just that with their new watch. The Formex Essence is a 43mm watch that combines sport and dressy looks with two patented features: a suspension system and a quick adjustment on the butterfly clasp. The clasp adjustment looks good, and though the suspension system sounds a bit gimmicky it certainly looks the part.

https://www.formexwatch.com/essence-watch-launching/

https://wristwatchreview.co.uk/coming-t ... ex-essence
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Re: Formex COSC to be offered at Kickstarter

Postby conjurer » September 13th 2018, 3:07pm

Interestingly, this watch doesn't make me want to vomit copiously.
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Re: Formex COSC to be offered at Kickstarter

Postby TemerityB » September 13th 2018, 3:11pm

conjurer wrote:Interestingly, this watch doesn't make me want to vomit copiously.


I, uh, actually have to agree with you. I'm not interested, but it seems a decent product at a fair price. I dunno; the whole Startkicker thing always gives me pause. Maybe because I'm so old school that when I'm interested in something, I wanna see, feel, try it before I buy instead of investing first and then operating on a wing and a prayer.
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Re: Formex COSC to be offered at Kickstarter

Postby JontheBrit » September 13th 2018, 5:46pm

Looks OK just not my bag
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Re: Formex COSC to be offered at Kickstarter

Postby gerdson » September 14th 2018, 1:55am

I have bought two watches through kickstarter. Ther first one, I have bitterly regretted. The second one, I have not received yet (but at least they do send updates every other week about how far they have come, and it seems to be "in the final stage").
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Re: Formex COSC to be offered at Kickstarter

Postby Mark1 » September 14th 2018, 3:06pm

The only place I've ever seen Formex watches offered is through Ebay sellers. There was an ebay watch seller from Germany (McArthurs) I used to buy from but they closed down years ago. Never seen one in a store or the wild, can't remember ever seeing one posted here either.
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Re: Formex COSC to be offered at Kickstarter

Postby Racer-X » September 14th 2018, 3:32pm

Previous discussion:
viewtopic.php?p=438835

Their calling card back in the day was auto sport with a “suspension” system. The case was split to allow it to move up and down. Neat. :D

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Re: Formex COSC to be offered at Kickstarter

Postby monster623az » September 15th 2018, 5:21pm

Racer-X wrote:Previous discussion:
https://www.watchlords.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=438835

Their calling card back in the day was auto sport with a “suspension” system. The case was split to allow it to move up and down. Neat. :D

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I posted here somewhere about the one I own with that suspension system. As far as them not being seen here from what I understood back then was they were marketed for Europe or oversees, now they are being marketed as being online only so I doubt youll see one at a jewelry shop anytime soon.
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Re: Formex Essence - Affordable COSC Auto Chronometer

Postby koimaster » September 17th 2018, 9:01am

two topics merged.


$50 deposit secures early bird pricing for delivery in March 2019. Orders already placed for first batch to be delivered in December.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL = USD$680
The first 300 watches with delivery December 2018 are already gone. Secure your spot to get on the 2nd production batch with delivery March 2019 at best price.

https://www.formexwatch.com/essence-wat ... r-essence/


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Re: Formex Essence - Affordable COSC Auto Chronometer

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Re: Formex Essence - Affordable COSC Auto Chronometer

Postby James Elsener » October 2nd 2018, 4:27am

As far as I know it will be the first time a COSC-movement from Sellita is used in a watch other than in a prototype. It is thus a kind of must-add to the collection for collectors interested in movements.

Love to see it in the flesh and have ordered one just to see what they are made of.
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Re: Formex Essence - Affordable COSC Auto Chronometer

Postby JAS1125 » October 2nd 2018, 4:37am

James Elsener wrote:As far as I know it will be the first time a COSC-movement from Sellita is used in a watch other than in a prototype. It is thus a kind of must-add to the collection for collectors interested in movements.

Love to see it in the flesh and have ordered one just to see what they are made of.


Looking forward to your thoughts regarding it once received :D
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