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    Reading through his promotional feature on Ideal's website, it turns out that Thomas Toupé spent the early part of his career in the Gerald Ratner Group. You will recall Gerald Ratner's infamous quote about his products, “How can you sell this for such a low price?”, I say, “because it’s total crap.” I suspect that it was Ideal's strict adherence to this principle that made it an obvious choice for Mr Toupe's particular expertise.

    Talking about the £599 Matthey Tissot Lord watch on the Vostok show last night, Peter Simon referenced Mike Mason as "wanting one". Wanting? Mr Mason may "want" a lot of things, but that's not quite the same thing as buying. Perhaps Mason, with all his intended watch purchases, has become the fictional version of Vostok collector Dave Loyden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Belligerent View Post
    Did anyone catch the 9pm Watch show last night?

    Peter Simon and Kevinski were extolling the virtues of a £750 Vostock watch-winder display case and not only was one of the watches being wound a quartz model but the close up pictures of the case showed a missing rivet!

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    The missing rivet is also very clearly visible on the IW page for this product (second picture, the close up of the latch)!

    https://www.idealworld.tv/gb/pp/vost...age-box-500760

    Still what can you expect for £750 these days?

    As has been said many times on this thread, the contempt they have for their viewers is unbelievable.
    You've got really good eyesight, that's a good spot.

    Probably just a display model Reynolds lugs about with him, Ideal world don't keep any stock of the Vostok or Mathey Tissot stuff, they get delivered direct from Kevin Reynolds company, Watchbase UK ltd, but it doesn't look good when your trying to flog something for £750 and it's got glaring faults.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Talk View Post
    Reading through his promotional feature on Ideal's website, it turns out that Thomas Toupé spent the early part of his career in the Gerald Ratner Group. You will recall Gerald Ratner's infamous quote about his products, “How can you sell this for such a low price?”, I say, “because it’s total crap.” I suspect that it was Ideal's strict adherence to this principle that made it an obvious choice for Mr Toupe's particular expertise.

    Talking about the £599 Matthey Tissot Lord watch on the Vostok show last night, Peter Simon referenced Mike Mason as "wanting one". Wanting? Mr Mason may "want" a lot of things, but that's not quite the same thing as buying. Perhaps Mason, with all his intended watch purchases, has become the fictional version of Vostok collector Dave Loyden.
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    Yeah just like he was wanting the Vostok Almaz, which was freely available for him to get when it was on IW, despite his protestations that there might not be enough stock for him, the other presenters are often buying stuff during the shows, so there was nothing stopping him or the "Godess" buying it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammy60 View Post
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    Yeah just like he was wanting the Vostok Almaz, which was freely available for him to get when it was on IW, despite his protestations that there might not be enough stock for him, the other presenters are often buying stuff during the shows, so there was nothing stopping him or the "Godess" buying it.
    The presenters don't really buy the things they tell the viewers they have bought -it's all just an act !

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    Quote Originally Posted by aqua View Post
    The presenters don't really buy the things they tell the viewers they have bought -it's all just an act !
    Surely not! :mysmilie_17:



         

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    This!

    POTD = Post-watershed-item Of The Day!


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    Noticed yesterday evening that they've now got those ripoff ceramic radiators with the Beldray brand name; wonder how much Ideal World paid the brand owner to do that? Plus Mike 'Gollum' Mason and Volauvent's usual unscientific demonstration didn't go quite to plan when Gollum had to interrupt Volauvent to tell him the radiator wasn't plugged in :mysmilie_15:
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    Well big watch show now, Peter Simon sets the stage saying big savings, introductory proces, saving hundreds and hundreds of pounds,. Considering the dearest watch on their web site is $195 I wonder how we're going to save hundreds.:mysmilie_17:

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    Geesh that's real cheap stuff the night, probably cost a £10 each if you buy them in bulk from China. They're saying be good xmas present, the only thing i would associate that watch with xmas is as a cracker toy, I would be embarrassed giving that to someone and would not be amused to receive one. Even Tope doesn't look that interested, although, like usual, he's probably mates with the brand owner.:mysmilie_19:

    Really if folks are wanting cheaper watches, they would be better off buying Sekonda or Pulsar instead of this rubbish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammy60 View Post
    Geesh that's real cheap stuff the night, probably cost a £10 each if you buy them in bulk from China. They're saying be good xmas present, the only thing i would associate that watch with xmas is as a cracker toy, I would be embarrassed giving that to someone and would not be amused to receive one. Even Tope doesn't look that interested, although, like usual, he's probably mates with the brand owner.:mysmilie_19:

    Really if folks are wanting cheaper watches, they would be better off buying Sekonda or Pulsar instead of this rubbish.
    It looked like Christin Lars watches all over again.

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