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tag_mclaren
TAG .
Aug 22, 2011 11:02 PM
so you got s/n "0000" in your hand ... holy sh!t =) ...
Dann
Dann Thombs
Aug 22, 2011 11:12 PM
If I had to guess, this must be what the King ended up being years later like the Jigsaw became the C6.

And is this was it takes to get our older members out of the woodwork.
x-metalman
Jamey Bishop
Aug 23, 2011 1:06 AM
I thought Jigsaw became Pit Boss?
Oak
Twenty Fifty
Aug 23, 2011 1:21 AM
Yep, Jigsaw (along with Jigsaw 2 and Pit Saw) became the Pit Boss.



What I really want to ask Oakley is why they're rating the FMJ as +/-12 seconds/day? They label it as COSC certified which would put it at -4/+6 seconds/day, so I'm confused whether it is a chronometer-grade movement or not. Unfortunately, no one at Oakley (at least those I talked to) knows watches or their own product enough to confirm/correct my thoughts.
defiant00
Z B
Aug 23, 2011 2:34 AM
Dann, you are exactly right, the movements that are being used in the FMJ were originally intended to be the King.
HED4JC
Kenny "HED" Wu
Aug 23, 2011 3:02 AM
good question mr oak... the presenter did mention something about the movement being certified where it will be in a swiss testing facility for about 2 weeks
tonelam21
Tony Lam
Sep 7, 2011 4:46 AM
Unveiling of the FMJ at SF O-Store!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7elt9Fln1eI

HED makes his appearance at 3:20

HED4JC
Kenny "HED" Wu
Sep 7, 2011 10:21 AM
Cal was there almost all the time! And George is the voice behind the wise cracks
obsession
OB session
Sep 7, 2011 12:10 PM
The design isn't the King. Or an evolution of it.
obsession
OB session
Sep 7, 2011 12:16 PM
Also, am I the only one disappointed with the Valjoux 7750?
LEX7
EJ Man
Sep 7, 2011 4:47 PM
is it bad that i want the box more than the watch.......
Dann
Dann Thombs
Sep 7, 2011 4:59 PM
Tony, add this to the video section if you want


http://o-review.com/videos.asp

Oak
Twenty Fifty
Sep 7, 2011 5:09 PM
Also, am I the only one disappointed with the Valjoux 7750?
I personally like the 7750 since it's so easy to regulate that I could do it myself, is reliable, and I can get parts for it for the next 200 years. True, the movement isn't anything special and really shouldn't be in any $9k, stock-from-ETA-and-not-modified-by-the-watch-house-other-than-being-enough-to-be-COSC-Certified watch, but it's encouraging to see Oakley put out another automatic. Hopefully this is just a stepping stone.
tonelam21
Tony Lam
Sep 8, 2011 3:07 AM
Tony, add this to the video section if you want

http://o-review.com/videos.asp
Great idea Dann! I will do that.

hkwinger
Aaron Wing
Sep 8, 2011 5:24 AM
I am a bit of a watch nut myself. I wonder if Oakley will be able to service these watches themselves, or will they have to send them out. I am sure they recommend a service every few years like other swiss watch makers. For 9K, I would certainly not want to drop it off at a local watch shop, as I doubt they would even be able to open up the case back.

tonelamb, was that watch actually serial #1?

Oak
Twenty Fifty
Sep 8, 2011 8:14 AM
For 9K, I would certainly not want to drop it off at a local watch shop, as I doubt they would even be able to open up the case back.
I'd actually would find a skilled/highly regarded local watchmaker rather than sending it in for regular maintenance. The 7750 is a common and generic enough movement that it can be worked on by the vast majority of skilled watchmakers. Plus, their turnaround time tend to be within a couple weeks vs. a few months when sending it in. And they're cheaper as well. IMO, unless the watch is investment grade material, it's better to go local.
HED4JC
Kenny "HED" Wu
Sep 8, 2011 8:16 AM
that watch is just a prototype... no serial at all
BAPD77
Stephen Garrett
Sep 8, 2011 9:26 AM
I thought they say in the video its 1/100??
HED4JC
Kenny "HED" Wu
Sep 8, 2011 10:01 AM
yeah in the beginning but towards the end of the presentation when asked to see the serial there was none... not even 0/100
flippj
paul jewiss
Sep 8, 2011 11:02 AM
i collect watches too and that thing looks awesome, esp the case, but with that price tag as nice as it is, ive got other things i need/would spend the money on.....lovely piece of engineering though and great concept.
Revolution
W K
Oct 4, 2011 5:58 AM
Great....after i make my post i find this thread.

Thanks for the pics and intel luis and fellow members, couldn't ask for better o-review representatives.
although...you could have swiped us some FMJs :)
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