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Re: wtb zodiac oceanaire

Post by mrneddles » Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:10 pm

conjurer wrote:I just wanted to apologize to Doc Needles, seeing as this is the longest running thread in the forum's short history.


This forum's history is long and illustrious, just like my johnson.
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Re: wtb zodiac oceanaire

Post by conjurer » Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:16 pm

mrneddles wrote:
conjurer wrote:I just wanted to apologize to Doc Needles, seeing as this is the longest running thread in the forum's short history.


This forum's history is long and illustrious, just like my johnson.

And ropey and thick as well.
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Re: wtb zodiac oceanaire

Post by Mortuus Fakeuus » Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:47 pm

Don't forget empurpled and turgid...with big gouts and runnels of carpet custard bursting forth like foam from an AFFF-Halon shipboard firefighting rig...er...well...maybe not... :shock:
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Re: wtb zodiac oceanaire

Post by conjurer » Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:52 pm

Mortuus wrote:Don't forget empurpled and turgid...with big gouts and runnels of carpet custard bursting forth like foam from an AFFF-Halon shipboard firefighting rig...er...well...maybe not... :shock:

Now we've got a good discourse going on here.
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Re: wtb zodiac oceanaire

Post by Mortuus Fakeuus » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:21 pm

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Re: wtb zodiac oceanaire

Post by Mortuus Fakeuus » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:27 pm

conjurer wrote:
Mortuus wrote:Don't forget empurpled and turgid...with big gouts and runnels of carpet custard bursting forth like foam from an AFFF-Halon shipboard firefighting rig...er...well...maybe not... :shock:

Now we've got a good discourse going on here.
Discourse, datcourse, bluecourse, REDCOURSE...Duuude, it's all so profound... :confused:
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Re: wtb zodiac oceanaire

Post by conjurer » Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:26 pm

arubalou wrote:dammit!!! whaht abowt meye oshunair!!

the Ocean-nair is Aboot the finast dyver's is watche Availilbal in The world Twoday. it Is big and cool and empurpalled, with ropes and Viens, just Like Docter needals John Thomas. i'm Am verry Happy That you gott 1, aruaruaru-aruaruaruaruaruaruaruaruaruaru-baleew. rube The gote. Grate pics, Two!
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Re: wtb zodiac oceanaire

Post by Mortuus Fakeuus » Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:19 pm

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Re: wtb zodiac oceanaire

Post by conjurer » Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:27 am

arubalou wrote:nononono i wants me a yellor oshunhair dammit but kant find me on o dem badbois. i hadded two bye me a sako in the meentime!!!

sorrie!

the Seekow soler is Aboot the finast dyver's is watche Availilbal in The world Twoday. it Is big and cool and empurpalled, with ropes and Viens, just Like Docter needals John Thomas. i'm Am verry Happy That you gott 1, aruaruaru-aruaruaruaruaruaruaruaruaruaru-baleew. rube The gote. Grate pics, Two!
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Re: wtb zodiac oceanaire

Post by Mortuus Fakeuus » Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:54 pm

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Re: wtb zodiac oceanaire

Post by arubalou » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:17 am

conjurer wrote:
arubalou wrote:nononono i wants me a yellor oshunhair dammit but kant find me on o dem badbois. i hadded two bye me a sako in the meentime!!!

sorrie!

the Seekow soler is Aboot the finast dyver's is watche Availilbal in The world Twoday. it Is big and cool and empurpalled, with ropes and Viens, just Like Docter needals John Thomas. i'm Am verry Happy That you gott 1, aruaruaru-aruaruaruaruaruaruaruaruaruaru-baleew. rube The gote. Grate pics, Two!

roaps and vanes ar kul. thaank yew so much fore likin mie gnu wach.
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Re: wtb zodiac oceanaire

Post by conjurer » Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:05 am


this Is nice Oshun but it's is ain't not Yellar.

*Breaking character here* Also, $350 seems like a lot of jack for one of these. Are these really so rare? I know there were a buttload of these selling back and forth a few years ago, when it was the "It" watch, the one to have on all the fora.
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Re: wtb zodiac oceanaire

Post by mrneddles » Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:12 am

conjurer wrote: when it was the "It" watch, the one to have on all the fora.

I bought into the "It" watch with the oceaniare. Found it uncomfortable as hell and the second hand sweep moved like a drunk hobo staggering down a dirty alley.
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Re: wtb zodiac oceanaire

Post by conjurer » Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:47 am

mrneddles wrote:
conjurer wrote: when it was the "It" watch, the one to have on all the fora.

I bought into the "It" watch with the oceaniare. Found it uncomfortable as hell and the second hand sweep moved like a drunk hobo staggering down a dirty alley.

Yes, I owned one, too. Apart from the comfort thing, which to me wasn't too bad (a ringing endorsement!) the 6bps sweep of the seconds hand on mine was OK. It came with a Claro 888, the same movement that Lior used in many of his cheaper Swiss Legend autos. The Claro has a pretty checkered past; some companies (like Edouard Lauzieres) uses it, but it's heavily modified. Many WIS's consider the Claro (made by George J. Von Berg) to be nothing more than a Chinese movement that's slapped together in Switzerland.

Interestingly, a couple of years ago I attempted to do some research into the Claro company, and was stymied by the fact that it's all very secretive--back then, Claro didn't even have a website--and there was a lot of internet chatter that Claro wasn't even located in Switzerland. Then, there was more chatter last year that Claro had closed their doors and gone out of business. I discussed this with an industry insider who was in the know, and he informed me that Claro had taken an absurdly large order from a large company for movements, and the client had renigged on the contract, which forced Claro into bankruptcy. Since then, Claro was brought back to life by an influx of cash from several of the smaller companies they did business with.

In terms of the Oceanaire, the last I heard about it from Zodiac was either last year or the year before, I forget which, where they were updating the line with new dials and whatnot, but I never saw them for sale anywhere except on Zodie's website. I think that Fossil, which owns Zodiac, doesn't really know how to market the brand.
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Re: wtb zodiac oceanaire

Post by Mortuus Fakeuus » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:52 am

I've noticed a couple of brands that are using the CL 888, most notably the fashion brand Evisu, who do the majority of their selling on WoW. The watches themselves look nice enough, though I'd never even heard of Claro until I did a search on the name over at WL back when I thought I might give an Evisu a try.

The question I have is do they buy Chinese components and then build the completed movements over in Swiss factories? (Probably a dumb question, since it seems they're keeping things close to the vest...) And, yes, I'm still looking at a couple of Evisu watches, though not with any sense of urgency.

(And damn, it's kind of hard to 'step out of character' and go back to correct dickshun an speling n' awl thayt sheeyutt... :face: )
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