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What do you guys think of this first piece 'Viking' from Tempest Watches  Rating:  Rating
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 Posted: Tue Jul 12th, 2011 12:23 pm
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well said Gentleman crackpots! ThumbsUp02.gif
...like most everyone,I too like the case sides and crown guards,but then ,who doesn't like Richard Mille!...or Omega style cases...
Longines dials...when you take the time to look,it's just another cookie cutter, in a pool that is over flowing with a wide variety of choices.

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Hammerfjord wrote:
Paxman wrote:
I have a couple points beyond going the route of putting the watch into a shill's hands to start the hype and get some quality pix... I never do understand these superficial reviews. I understand they are meant to bolster sales but they are usually rather vapid and applicable from one watch to the other.

As stated by others given the somewhat convoluted origins of the watch (frankly I couldn't bother to follow the trail) I would contend the asking price is a tad on the high side.  Of course we see other micor brands with more obvious HK origins asking this type of money so I guess all is fair. However, given a choice between paying a few hundred dollars more for a true Swiss watch with verifiable provenance, I would almost always go for the sure thing unless the design just blew my mind. Which brings me to my next point.

This appears to be another of what I call the HEAVY DIVERS, albeit with some interesting machining on the case sides and a different crown guard. The lumed ceramic bezel is a nice touch but beyond that the dial design and hands set don't speak to me personally.

And then I wonder why Ben would even care what anyone at 3T would think of his venture. Just ask anyone on the other watch forums. We're nothing more than a bunch of crackpots. So rest assured our opinions means nothing. I mean really, many of us actually like Orsa watches!crap.gif

Rather be a free thinking crackpot than a sheep or kool-aid drinker.



I couldn't piss more on those sorry asses who would call me a crackpot because I hang around here instead of growing slowly crack-hairs on the most visited watch-forum...
I see so much butt-licking on those places that I never felt like even beeing a member under another nick...
Most of them could buy a seagull-crap mounted on bracelet just because it's written a popular name on it, so how could they give any lesson on wise economic choices in watches?
Oh, maybe because them own friends are allways there to pay a good price for those used seagull-craps...That must be it.

PS: Excuse my vulgarity but I don't work in offices so I never learned how to speak under my elbow...


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oagaspar wrote:
well said Gentleman crackpots! ThumbsUp02.gif
...like most everyone,I too like the case sides and crown guards,but then ,who doesn't like Richard Mille!...or Omega style cases...
Longines dials...when you take the time to look,it's just another cookie cutter, in a pool that is over flowing with a wide variety of choices.

Same crown guards yeah...
Well, I never expected the Tempest to be a breakthrough in design either: It remembered me a bit to much of the DSSD in the raw lines...
Anyway, it's not easy to come up with something totally unknown except if you really dare to present some risky project.

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Paxman wrote: I have a couple points beyond going the route of putting the watch into a shill's hands to start the hype and get some quality pix... I never do understand these superficial reviews. I understand they are meant to bolster sales but they are usually rather vapid and applicable from one watch to the other.

As stated by others given the somewhat convoluted origins of the watch (frankly I couldn't bother to follow the trail) I would contend the asking price is a tad on the high side.  Of course we see other micor brands with more obvious HK origins asking this type of money so I guess all is fair. However, given a choice between paying a few hundred dollars more for a true Swiss watch with verifiable provenance, I would almost always go for the sure thing unless the design just blew my mind. Which brings me to my next point.

This appears to be another of what I call the HEAVY DIVERS, albeit with some interesting machining on the case sides and a different crown guard. The lumed ceramic bezel is a nice touch but beyond that the dial design and hands set don't speak to me personally.

And then I wonder why Ben would even care what anyone at 3T would think of his venture. Just ask anyone on the other watch forums. We're nothing more than a bunch of crackpots. So rest assured our opinions means nothing. I mean really, many of us actually like Orsa watches!crap.gif

Rather be a free thinking crackpot than a sheep or kool-aid drinker.


Well said Mark...wish you would have posted sooner, might have saved a ton of bandwidth space and wasted conversation. JMHO of coursecrap.gif

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Tony I wanted to see where this was gonna head before chiming in.

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I'm still trying to figure out why many of my threads generate so much bandwidth!!!???crap.gif

I guess a real rookie post like mine can often generate lively discussion...always nice to glean some new insights based on the extensive experience of fellow 3T'ers.

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stew77 wrote: I'm still trying to figure out why many of my threads generate so much bandwidth!!!???crap.gif

I guess a real rookie post like mine can often generate lively discussion...always nice to glean some new insights based on the extensive experience of fellow 3T'ers.


Chris,

First off, you are far from a rookie, second, this was in no

 way a knock on your post, please do not think that. It's just that after the first few posts IMHO opinions and a mind set about this watch were already formed, the rest was just a pissing match. Again, that was just my take, and maybe I know nothing about watcheshomerthinks.gif

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agree with Tony...you are no way a noob Chris!...someone was bound to post something about Tempest...knowing it was you,assures me it wasn't a back door entry...
... a pissing match sounds about right... one like: "how dumb are these guys" vs "we're not as dumb as you thought"
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Tony Duronio wrote: stew77 wrote: I'm still trying to figure out why many of my threads generate so much bandwidth!!!???crap.gif

I guess a real rookie post like mine can often generate lively discussion...always nice to glean some new insights based on the extensive experience of fellow 3T'ers.


Chris,

First off, you are far from a rookie, second, this was in no

 way a knock on your post, please do not think that. It's just that after the first few posts IMHO opinions and a mind set about this watch were already formed, the rest was just a pissing match. Again, that was just my take, and maybe I know nothing about watcheshomerthinks.gif

What he said, Chris.toon1.gif

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Tony Duronio wrote: stew77 wrote: I'm still trying to figure out why many of my threads generate so much bandwidth!!!???crap.gif

I guess a real rookie post like mine can often generate lively discussion...always nice to glean some new insights based on the extensive experience of fellow 3T'ers.


Chris,

First off, you are far from a rookie, second, this was in no

 way a knock on your post, please do not think that. It's just that after the first few posts IMHO opinions and a mind set about this watch were already formed, the rest was just a pissing match. Again, that was just my take, and maybe I know nothing about watcheshomerthinks.gif

oagaspar wrote: agree with Tony...you are no way a noob Chris!...someone was bound to post something about Tempest...knowing it was you,assures me it wasn't a back door entry...
... a pissing match sounds about right... one like: "how dumb are these guys" vs "we're not as dumb as you thought"
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Hey, thanks Tony and Oscar and Mark.......and no worries, I did not interpret the comments as a knock against my post at all (totally understand your perspective on this one too)...homerthinks.gif...for sure.

Before I post, I'm definitely asking myself...someone else has got to be pondering or thinking about this one too...always great to get a different perspective on an aspect of the world of WIS!

Last edited on Tue Jul 12th, 2011 05:19 pm by stew77

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I would also add and give props to Ben at Tempest Watches for the much more detailed information on the Viking supplied in this thread.

I do believe he wants to produce a quality piece for his venture which leads to more quality pieces as well, even if I still scratch my head at the approach given the desire to produce a swiss made piece (no horse beating intended here guys).

This is information that I have seen no where else but here, and frankly better to be an informed WIS than a drinker of the kool-aid...no matter what flavor you prefer.

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And that is why I hang around here with you guys, no BS, and straight talk about what is really what with a product... Thanks for tolerating me... (god know my wife can't or my officers, or bosses, or kids, dogs, etc.....)

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