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    Devon Tread1 Steampunk

    The most unusual watch I've seen. What do you guys think of it?
    $25k for this model.


    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zr_BsQa-D0&sns=em"]Devon Tread 1 Steampunk Watch Review - YouTube[/ame]

    #2
    Most unusual? Steampunk? Really?
    How 'bout these...







    And the builder...

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      #3
      Looks like a watch made out of Meccano.
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        #4
        Tread 1 has been out for a long time. It's quartz and although it's interesting it's about time they did something other than cover it in glue and roll it in a watchsmiths spare parts box.

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          #5
          @Luthier those Willy Wonka meets Journey to the Center of the Earth Hollywood pieces all look like they use basic watch guys to run. The have a familiar dial. The Tread1 is far more mechanically creative and unique IMO.

          Not sure why @Bonesey is hating on it.

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            #6
            Because it's as bad as hublot just grabbing another celebrity and changing a few colours to release a new 'limited edition'. The original was released over a year ago

            http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/2011/12...s-tread-1.html

            And this is just exactly the same watch except they've bolted on a few extra bits of grungy looking metal.

            And it's battery operated.

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              #7
              Steampunk watch makers should be up in arms, and demanding they do what fake Rolex watch makers do: Folex.... Steampank.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Cromag, post: 1669251
                @Luthier those Willy Wonka meets Journey to the Center of the Earth Hollywood pieces all look like they use basic watch guys to run. The have a familiar dial. The Tread1 is far more mechanically creative and unique IMO.

                Not sure why @Bonesey is hating on it.
                Haruo Suekichi is uber famous, not only in Japan, but all over the World. When I visited him (and it was years ago), there was a line of foreigners, rushing to order their custom watches.
                http://watchismo.blogspot.com/2007/07/watchismo-times_13
                http://pingmag.jp/2008/09/26/haruo-s...nk-watchmaker/

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                  #9
                  Interesting concept but for me at least ugly as sin... I can't ever imagine any situation where I would wear something like that

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                    #10
                    I have to admit that I just don't get the whole Steampunk thing!

                    Maybe because I don't see much of it in the UK, or if people who are into it just don't go outside...

                    I love Victorian Engineering, so I kind of get that bit, but as far as I'm concerned lot of the elegance has been misinturpreted as 'stick loads of extra stuff on it and it'll be way cooler'.

                    Saying all of that, I like the fact that someone has thought out of the box a bit with that Devon watch and not been afraid to experiment (or copy someone!).

                    I'd say the most impressive piece of Steampunk I can imagine would be a minute repeater with a chimney on which puts out real coal smoke. A mix of amazing Victorian design and engineering, with the smell of Industry!
                    "QC pics are a pain for everyone. If you trust someone you've never met enough to send them untraceable money over the internet, surely you trust them enough to send you a good watch." Alex_P1

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                      #11
                      WTF is that shit?
                      Originally posted by Luthier, post: 1669088
                      Most unusual? Steampunk? Really?
                      How 'bout these...







                      And the builder...



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                        #12
                        Is this for some kind of weird cosplay (is that the right word?) ? Otherwise I can't see the point of them... really can't imagine a real life situation where I'd be comfortable wearing one of those lol. Kudos to the guy who makes them however, there is obviously a market for them and if he's making money from it then more power to him

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                          #13
                          For those into the steampunk look the Devon is a perfect accessory. The price tag being the only problem. Those devoted to steampunk are very creative and self create their own items too exhibit their retrofuturistic views. Love it!

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                            #14
                            I love the steampunk. Just found it on a rep site, but it seems a little sketch.

                            http://www.time4usale.com/devon-watc...le-p-7742.html

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Armcandy, post: 3178096, member: 0
                              I love the steampunk. Just found it on a rep site, but it seems a little sketch.

                              http://www.time4usale.com/devon-watc...le-p-7742.html
                              You're not going to find a rep of the Devon. The movement is to difficult to copy. Any site that says they have it is fake. I wish they did I like the tread one myself


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