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pastor.elfstrom
Michael Elfstrom
Aug 27, 2013 2:45 PM
I'm thinking of buying a Minute Machine. Anyone want to give me their opinion about that watch?
And why isn't it in the database here? ( I do know it's a newer version of the Time Tank)
Oak
Twenty Fifty
Aug 27, 2013 2:48 PM
It's listed under the original name of Time Tank as a "fuck you" to Cartier since they stopped Oakley from using it. Either way, TT = MM:

http://o-review.com/database_detail_model.php?ID=1825&table_name=watches

Personally I prefer Minute Machine in speech. Time Tank is cooler in type but MM is cooler to say. IMO.

As for the watch itself, it's amazing. I'm not a huge fan of Oakley watches in general but the MM is the one that I go ga-ga over since it's such an original concept. Heavier than what you would expect from a Ti watch, but the amount of metal and the width of the band is what makes it comfortable to wear; the watch is really well-balanced rather than top-heavy like some other oversized watches. The movement is nothing special, but it might not mean anything if you're not a watch connoisseur.
pastor.elfstrom
Michael Elfstrom
Aug 27, 2013 3:02 PM
Thanks Oak!
The looks of true Oakley is more important than the origin of the movement. But as I understand it is a Swiss movement?
Do they make fake MMs? I don't want to end up paying a lot of money for a fake. I understand that fake TBIIs exist and sell rather expensive.
Oak
Twenty Fifty
Aug 27, 2013 3:07 PM
Yes, the movement is Swiss (Ronda). I posted some info here:


http://o-review.com/forum_detail.php?ID=11066&p=last#new


Yep, there are a bunch of fake watches all around, from MM to TBII. Some really good, some really bad.
pastor.elfstrom
Michael Elfstrom
Aug 27, 2013 3:19 PM
Do you know if there are any special details to look for in fake MMs?
pastor.elfstrom
Michael Elfstrom
Aug 27, 2013 3:28 PM
Have you seen the fake Oakleys at www.sellcopy.com!?
They are horribly similar to the original...
warwagon
Mike Bahr
Aug 27, 2013 3:45 PM
Hey If Jim wears his still then i reckon it's a must for any collector.
Dann
Dann Thombs
Aug 27, 2013 3:49 PM
The name in the database isn't a slight to anyone, but rather my stance on keeping things intact as they originally appear. I do intend to add and 'AKA' field so the search function will pick up on them. You'll also notice HI Yellow/HI Blue in use rather than Yellow/HI Yellow, and many prices are much less since increases have occurred since the debut.
O
O
Aug 27, 2013 3:54 PM
It's listed under the original name of Time Tank as a "fuck you" to Cartier since they stopped Oakley from using it. Oak



I am pretty sure oakley would have returned the "fuck you" favor to anyone that wanted to use "time tank" if they were the first ones to use that name. They said their legal department is constantly going after companies that do this to them and use their product names.

As far as the watch goes, I think it was well worth the purchase. No matter where I was more people commented on it than anything I have ever owned. Granted, I don't like people staring me down because of things that I own, but it just made me realize how much different and cool design it really was.
Dann
Dann Thombs
Aug 27, 2013 3:55 PM
It certainly gets compliments, just at the Time Bomb did.
pastor.elfstrom
Michael Elfstrom
Aug 27, 2013 3:57 PM
Right on the spot, O!
The coolness of this watch is high!
Oak
Twenty Fifty
Aug 27, 2013 4:45 PM
Have you seen the fake Oakleys at www.sellcopy.com!?
They are horribly similar to the original... - pastor.elfstrom


Yeah, they seem to get pretty close. There are still signs such as some of the dial work and crown logo, but it is very close on the bracelet and case.

As another aside, there are at least two versions of the dial: One with both Oakley and Swiss Made in the bottom right hand corner, and another version with Oakley in the bottom left and Swiss Made in the bottom right corner.
pastor.elfstrom
Michael Elfstrom
Aug 27, 2013 5:02 PM
Ok.
I'm looking at one with Oakley in one corner and Swiss made in the other. That is a later version, right?
Oak
Twenty Fifty
Aug 27, 2013 5:03 PM
Yep, that's the current version.
pastor.elfstrom
Michael Elfstrom
Aug 27, 2013 5:14 PM
Do you think that it is worth buying a used one? They do hold up to use, don't they?
Oak
Twenty Fifty
Aug 27, 2013 5:26 PM
I think it's very much worth buying used. As long as the sapphire crystal isn't scratched, the clasp's push buttons are not weakening, the movement is running strong, chronograph function is functioning, the threads are not stripped (either the crown or the link pins), and you have all the links, I think you're good to go (those items will be costly to replace). Superficial scratches on the band can be buffed out, even if it takes more time to do so than other watches (though admittedly I've never tried buffing the satin finish myself). Besides, watches drop significantly once sized, so take advantage of that drop and save yourself some money.

They do scratch up easily, but that's just the tradeoff with being a big watch. there's just more surface area to bump into things
pastor.elfstrom
Michael Elfstrom
Aug 27, 2013 5:30 PM
Thanks for the advice, Oak! It is great to have experienced people to ask about these things! :-D
Pez
The Dispenser of Truth. Jason Wong
Aug 27, 2013 7:22 PM
I have a time tank black with orange face. I love it! It is the ultimate in your face look. Screams 'Screw you!!' To conventional wrist watches. All that said, as sturdy as this watch is remember it is raw titanium and raw titanium scratches very easy, I'm talking if you look at with a scowl it'll scuff the band. So just be ok with scuffs and scratches if you plan on wearing it. It adds character.
pastor.elfstrom
Michael Elfstrom
Aug 27, 2013 7:26 PM
As long as the face stays clean I have no problems with scratches. As you said, it shows that you wear it.
pastor.elfstrom
Michael Elfstrom
Aug 30, 2013 7:18 AM
What watch do you guys think is the most "Oakley"ish watch?
HED4JC
Kenny "HED" Wu
Aug 30, 2013 7:31 AM
The time tank for sure. Tb2 is really awesome too or maybe the fmj
Oak
Twenty Fifty
Aug 30, 2013 7:43 AM
I think the TB/TBII would take that honour. The aesthetics are very unique compared to anything out there. A very close second (though my personal favourite) would be the MM because of the case and bracelet. There are others that are super awesome but seem heavily inspired by other watches to put them at the top as most "Oakley-ish". The FMJ for instance seems to take a whole lot from Graham watches. The Gearbox reminds me of something Diesel has put out years ago.
pastor.elfstrom
Michael Elfstrom
Aug 30, 2013 9:03 AM
Always words of wisdom from the great Oak...
pastor.elfstrom
Michael Elfstrom
Aug 30, 2013 9:07 AM
Thanks HED4JC
Oak
Twenty Fifty
Aug 30, 2013 2:02 PM
The 10th anniversary of the MM is coming up in a few years. If the line survives that long, i would love to see an "Elite" version of the watch.
 
 
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