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Title: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Trader Steve on July 29, 2011, 03:26:18 PM
ANNOUNCING: The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch
Proudly offered by the Horolotech Watch Company:
http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz63/watchfanatic007/Screenshot2011-08-22at20814PM.png

Picture of the see-through exhibition case back with "BTC" engraved on the rotor:
http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz63/watchfanatic007/photo-61.jpg
http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz63/watchfanatic007/photo-60.jpg

http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz63/watchfanatic007/photo-83.jpg
http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz63/watchfanatic007/photo-86.jpg
http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz63/watchfanatic007/photo-81.jpg
http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz63/watchfanatic007/photo-80.jpg
http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz63/watchfanatic007/photo-79.jpg
http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz63/watchfanatic007/photo-87.jpg
http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz63/watchfanatic007/photo-89.jpg
http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz63/watchfanatic007/photo-91.jpg
http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz63/watchfanatic007/photo-32.jpg

Watch Specifications:

* Water tested to 10 ATM
(100 meters/330 feet)
* Swiss 25 jewel ETA Valjoux 7750 Automatic Chronograph movement
with Perlage & Cote de Geneve finish
* “BTC” engraved on the rotor
* Non-glare genuine sapphire glass
* See-through exhibition sapphire glass back
* Black Dial w/ white luminous
* 43mm x 15mm Stainless Steel case
* Screw down crown
* Di Modell Croco Grain Strap (black w/white stitching)
* Mahogany multi-function winder box
* 3-year warranty
* Limited Edition - 500 pieces

UPDATE: The "BITCOIN CHRONOGRAPH has arrived! Be a part of bitcoin history and own one of these limited edition chronographs today!

Video of the legendary Valjoux 7750 movement being assembled:
http://hiro.alliancehorlogere.com/en/Under_the_Loupe/ETA_7750

Investment: $2,145 or bitcoin equivalent

Now taking orders - delivery time is approximately 3 - 5 weeks.

For more info:
http://www.horolotech.com/lt1.html

18k Gold Model is also available. Limited to 50 pieces. Now taking pre-orders. Priced at $9,995 or bitcoin equivalent:

http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz63/watchfanatic007/goldexhibitionback.jpg


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: cypherdoc on July 29, 2011, 03:35:27 PM
how did u get them to do that?


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Trader Steve on July 29, 2011, 03:39:12 PM
how did u get them to do that?

Custom Designers


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: BitMofo on July 29, 2011, 03:47:29 PM
Very nice watch


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Trader Steve on July 29, 2011, 03:56:54 PM
An 18k Gold Model will be available as well. Limited to 50 pieces.

http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz63/watchfanatic007/goldexhibitionback.jpg


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: cypherdoc on July 29, 2011, 04:02:19 PM
i think that is very cool.  and i can understand why you chose to hide the BTC on the rotor.

but what about at least a small little "btc" somewhere on the dial that i can point to to my VERY closest friends?


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Trader Steve on July 29, 2011, 04:11:54 PM
We thought about that but we ultimately decided to keep it on the rotor - only to be revealed by displaying the beautiful movement through the exhibition case back. In keeping with bitcoin's "crypto" theme, it's almost like a "secret key" - displayed only to those you want to share it with.  :)

UPDATE: Dial will now say "BITCOIN CHRONOGRAPH"


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: cypherdoc on July 29, 2011, 04:13:19 PM
We thought about that but we ultimately decided to keep it on the rotor - only to be revealed by displaying the beautiful movement through the exhibition case back. In keeping with bitcoin's "cyrpto" theme, it's almost like a "secret key" - displayed only to those you want to share it with.  :)

oh wait!!!  i didn't see that!  the back is transparent!!!!   whoa!   very cool....


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Tx2000 on July 29, 2011, 04:59:30 PM
I think it's a very nice watch.  That said, I don't really see how it is a "bitcoin luxury watch", as I don't think just a few letters engraved really makes it one.  If there was some sort of fundamental design which revolved around bitcoin designs, that would be another case.

Of course, unless you mean a luxury wrist watch available to be purchased by BTC, which would make my post moot.


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Trader Steve on July 29, 2011, 06:16:13 PM
it's a limited edition watch produced for the bitcoin community. Of course the style will not be for everyone. I consider it a unique watch to commemorate the early years of bitcoin before it becomes mainstream.


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: cypherdoc on July 29, 2011, 06:18:41 PM
who is Horolotech?


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: CryptoCommodity on July 29, 2011, 06:19:34 PM
I will buy one if you can get Patek to manufacture it.  Vacheron would be ok too.


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Trader Steve on July 29, 2011, 07:22:49 PM
who is Horolotech?

The Horolotech Watch Company is a small company that creates high-grade, limited edition Swiss Chronographs.


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Trader Steve on July 29, 2011, 08:26:16 PM
A nice write-up from BitcoinBabe.com:

A Bitcoin For Your Time – The World's First Ever Bitcoin Luxury Watch
http://bitcoinbabe.blogspot.com/2011/07/worlds-first-ever-bitcoin-luxury-watch.html


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: BitPay Business Solutions on July 29, 2011, 08:28:56 PM
A bitcoin payment button has now been added to the website using Bit-Pay.com's service!

Great!  looks good Steve!


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: kwukduck on July 29, 2011, 08:30:37 PM
That is some exclusive expensive shit right there XD

I guess this is only for the very early adopters or big investors in bitcoin :)


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: cypherdoc on July 29, 2011, 08:31:56 PM
at least you aren't buying a pizza!


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: qwk on July 29, 2011, 08:33:30 PM
Well, i don't know how to say this without offending anyone.

For me, it looks like a cheap mechanical wrist watch with a generic asian clockwork (probably by some company called "BTC"?) or maybe with a custom engraving of these three letters.

Worth: probably 5$.

Correct me if i'm wrong.


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Trader Steve on July 29, 2011, 08:34:37 PM
Well, i don't know how to say this without offending anyone.

For me, it looks like a cheap mechanical wrist watch with a generic asian clockwork (probably by some company called "BTC"?) or maybe with a custom engraving of these three letters.

Worth: probably 5$.

Correct me if i'm wrong.

100% Swiss Made. The movement alone runs between $400 and $800. Search "Valjoux 7750 ETA". This is a "Top" grade movement.


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: BitcoinBabe on July 29, 2011, 09:13:48 PM
Well, i don't know how to say this without offending anyone.

For me, it looks like a cheap mechanical wrist watch with a generic asian clockwork (probably by some company called "BTC"?) or maybe with a custom engraving of these three letters.

Worth: probably 5$.

Correct me if i'm wrong.

No offence, but I guess you're not the intended target audience.

Check out this site called Buy It Cheaper (http://www.buycheapr.com/us/result.jsp?ga=us10&q=eta+valjoux+7750) and then bear in mind that this particular watch is a limited edition.

If it doesn't appeal to any early adopters of bitcoin, then might do to someone who's already wealthy (or a bit of a spender) who wants to take a punt on bitcoin, or who is just into collecting exclusive/expensive watches.


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on July 29, 2011, 10:46:50 PM
My brother-in-law does hand tooled leather and can easily make an FOB (think key ring) incorporating the Bitcoin logo. He did three motorcycle seats for Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, two of which are in his museum. He's also been featured in over a dozen magazines.

Bitcoin: When Luxury Matters


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Mousepotato on July 29, 2011, 10:50:46 PM
at least you aren't buying a pizza!

1,000 BTC might buy you a half a slice of laszlo's pizza :)


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Mousepotato on July 29, 2011, 10:52:07 PM

Damn, that's a nice looking watch.


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Vod on July 29, 2011, 10:52:59 PM
Isn't this just a watch with "BTC" engraved on the back????

Never mind, I see more custom features.   :)   Very nice watch BTW.


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Grouver (BtcBalance) on July 29, 2011, 11:01:50 PM
oooh, shiny
8)


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Trader Steve on July 29, 2011, 11:08:58 PM

Yes, it looks even better in real life. The chronograph seconds hand is a "bitcoin" gold with gold accents on the dial. The pictures don't do it justice.


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: kgo on July 30, 2011, 12:15:15 AM
Curse you, Trader Steve!  Sometimes I think you're just taunting me with items of luxury I can't afford!  First gold bars!  Now this!  What's next?  A personal jetback?  Sharks with lasers on their heads?

Seriously though, I've been interested in getting a real mechanical chronograph for a while now.  I just need to convince myself that the expense is justified.  Hopefully bitcoins will shoot back up to 30.  ;D


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Trader Steve on July 30, 2011, 12:18:50 AM
Curse you, Trader Steve!  Sometimes I think you're just taunting me with items of luxury I can't afford!  First gold bars!  Now this!  What's next?  A personal jetback?  Sharks with lasers on their heads?

Seriously though, I've been interested in getting a real mechanical chronograph for a while now.  I just need to convince myself that the expense is justified.  Hopefully bitcoins will shoot back up to 30.  ;D

LOL. There's a reason why we work so hard - to enjoy the fruits of our labor! :)


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: julz on July 30, 2011, 12:19:09 AM
BTC  =  BEGUELIN & Co S.A. DAMAS Tramelan

Swiss watch movement manufacturer

Sorry to spoil the fun ;)



Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Trader Steve on July 30, 2011, 12:23:46 AM
BTC  =  BEGUELIN & Co S.A. DAMAS Tramelan

Swiss watch movement manufacturer

Sorry to spoil the fun ;)



Incorrect. The movement is manufactured by ETA a company owned by The Swatch Group. These are the same movements used in many of the major luxury brands. Very few watch companies make their own movements.


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: AtlasONo on July 30, 2011, 12:36:38 AM
Any proof that that's a real 7750? Some detailed shots of the movement would be nice


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Trader Steve on July 30, 2011, 12:53:02 AM
Any proof that that's a real 7750? Some detailed shots of the movement would be nice

With your purchase you get a 10-day inspection period. You can have it checked out and you can send it back in unworn condition if you don't like it for any reason.


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: julz on July 30, 2011, 01:51:30 AM
BTC  =  BEGUELIN & Co S.A. DAMAS Tramelan

Swiss watch movement manufacturer

Sorry to spoil the fun ;)



Incorrect. The movement is manufactured by ETA a company owned by The Swatch Group. These are the same movements used in many of the major luxury brands. Very few watch companies make their own movements.

Apparently they did use "BTC" - but the Beguelin company has probably been out of business for many decades now! 
My apologies for implying you were joking.

Perhaps in many years time the 'BTC' will confuse some watch collectors too.




Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: cypherdoc on July 30, 2011, 02:00:12 AM
is it my eyes or is the "BTC" a bit crooked?


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Trader Steve on July 30, 2011, 02:07:22 AM
is it my eyes or is the "BTC" a bit crooked?

It has a slight arc to it by design. Better pictures will be forthcoming.


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Trader Steve on July 30, 2011, 02:46:11 AM
I am a part-owner in Horolotech and I was instrumental in putting together this project. Horolotech uses a private-label watch manufacturer to produce these watches. Ironically, this manufacturer shares the same initials “BTC” and we didn't have to change the rotor at all. We simply used one of their in-house rotors.  After making a few modifications and customizations, we rebranded this model as a “bitcoin” version for the bitcoin community. This model is strictly limited to 500 pieces and it is one of the most beautiful watches I have ever seen. It is made for the bitcoin community and it can only be purchased with bitcoin. As a long-time collector of luxury watches I can assure you that the Horolotech Bitcoin Chronograph will be a watch that you can treasure, share and be proud of.


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Trader Steve on July 30, 2011, 03:10:14 AM
A quick note: Each watch comes with a signed Letter of Authenticity which will show the number in the collection. Of course 1/500 is already taken.  :)


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Littleshop on July 30, 2011, 03:14:39 AM
Any proof that that's a real 7750? Some detailed shots of the movement would be nice

If it is a real 7750 that does set a pretty high 'floor value' if it is new as well.



Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Trader Steve on July 30, 2011, 03:20:20 AM
Any proof that that's a real 7750? Some detailed shots of the movement would be nice

If it is a real 7750 that does set a pretty high 'floor value' if it is new as well.



Yes, 100% genuine Swiss Made ETA/Valjoux 7750 chronograph movement and watch. Here is some info on the movement:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valjoux

http://www.chronomaddox.com/valjoux_7750_engine.html

And an awesome video of the assembly of a 7750 movement:

http://hiro.alliancehorlogere.com/en/Under_the_Loupe/ETA_7750


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: cypherdoc on July 30, 2011, 04:24:14 AM
ok, you convinced me.  i'll pm you.


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Trader Steve on July 30, 2011, 04:00:33 PM
#2 of 500 has sold. Next available is #3.


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: cypherdoc on July 30, 2011, 04:07:20 PM
and then 3, then 4, then 5, then 6, then 7, then 8... :D


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: cypherdoc on July 30, 2011, 04:10:25 PM
just a suggestion;  because those linear grooves in the rotor are parallel you might consider engraving the "BTC" without the arc to make it align more properly.  the arc collides with that pattern it seems.  at any rate please make that engraving precise and cosmetically appealing since in essence "this" is what you're selling.


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Trader Steve on July 30, 2011, 04:17:45 PM
just a suggestion;  because those linear grooves in the rotor are parallel you might consider engraving the "BTC" without the arc to make it align more properly.  the arc collides with that pattern it seems.  at any rate please make that engraving precise and cosmetically appealing since in essence "this" is what you're selling.

Yes, wait until you see it in real life. The the way the light reflects off of the decorative pattern makes it difficult to capture the beauty in a photograph (and it makes it look distorted). You can get a better idea by looking at the picture of the gold version. We will get more photos posted as they come off of the production line. The photo above is of the prototype. Thanks!


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Trader Steve on August 04, 2011, 04:41:00 AM
UPDATE:

New Dial Options: You can choose to have either the "HOROLOTECH" logo on the dial or you can elect to have the dial say "BITCOIN CHRONOGRAPH". Either way, "BTC" will still be engraved on the rotor which is viewable through the exhibition back.

UPDATE: This limited edition will say "BITCOIN CHRONOGRAPH' on the dial.


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: cypherdoc on August 04, 2011, 04:49:19 AM
UPDATE:

New Dial Options: You can choose to have either the "HOROLOTECH" logo on the dial or you can elect to have the dial say "BITCOIN CHRONOGRAPH". Either way, "BTC" will still be engraved on the rotor which is viewable through the exhibition back.

is it too late for mine?


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Trader Steve on August 04, 2011, 04:50:41 AM
UPDATE:

New Dial Options: You can choose to have either the "HOROLOTECH" logo on the dial or you can elect to have the dial say "BITCOIN CHRONOGRAPH". Either way, "BTC" will still be engraved on the rotor which is viewable through the exhibition back.

is it too late for mine?

No, it's not too late. Just PM me your preference.  :)


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Trader Steve on August 08, 2011, 01:04:39 AM
UPDATE: Sales prices have been updated. Now cheaper in dollar terms!


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Trader Steve on August 21, 2011, 11:32:27 PM
UPDATE: Production is under way. The first orders will be completed in approximately 5 weeks. Contact me if you would like to make reservation.


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: cypherdoc on August 22, 2011, 01:46:11 AM
looking forward to mine.  i went with the "Bitcoin Chronograph"! :D


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: SuperTramp on August 22, 2011, 07:09:39 AM
Impressive looking watch. Nice job.


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Nicolai Larsen on August 22, 2011, 09:01:59 AM
UPDATE:

New Dial Options: You can choose to have either the "HOROLOTECH" logo on the dial or you can elect to have the dial say "BITCOIN CHRONOGRAPH". Either way, "BTC" will still be engraved on the rotor which is viewable through the exhibition back.

Screens?


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: BTCrow on August 22, 2011, 12:28:36 PM
looking forward to mine.  i went with the "Bitcoin Chronograph"! :D

cypherdoc, once you got it could you please post more picture ? :)

That's a very nice item to have.


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: cypherdoc on August 22, 2011, 06:01:28 PM
looking forward to mine.  i went with the "Bitcoin Chronograph"! :D

cypherdoc, once you got it could you please post more picture ? :)

That's a very nice item to have.

would be happy to.  i will provide feedback.


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Trader Steve on August 22, 2011, 08:18:50 PM
UPDATE: New Image added showing "BITCOIN CHRONOGRAPH" on the dial. Projected delivery approximately 5 weeks.


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Trader Steve on August 22, 2011, 09:21:55 PM
BTW: A great watch to time your confirmations.  ;)


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: BTCrow on September 02, 2011, 01:52:06 PM
Anyone received it still ? or at least got a tracking number ?


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: cypherdoc on September 02, 2011, 02:12:56 PM
i have not.  its taking way longer than i thought it would.


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: BTCrow on September 02, 2011, 02:22:51 PM
Hope the transaction will goes smoothly, did you used an escrow for it ?


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: cypherdoc on September 02, 2011, 02:45:15 PM
Hope the transaction will goes smoothly, did you used an escrow for it ?

no


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Trader Steve on September 02, 2011, 04:55:22 PM
Shouldn't be too much longer  :)


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: bg002h on September 03, 2011, 02:40:03 AM

Nice custom strap...price is way too high for a 7750.  If you want to spend 1/2 that, try www.ball.com and find truly luminous watches. I think $650 tops for the watch and $100 bucks for the strap is upper reasonable.


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Littleshop on September 03, 2011, 03:01:03 AM

Nice custom strap...price is way too high for a 7750.  If you want to spend 1/2 that, try www.ball.com and find truly luminous watches. I think $650 tops for the watch and $100 bucks for the strap is upper reasonable.

I was under the impression a real 7750 movement alone was more then $600 new.  It would be quite hard to do with normal profit for a whole nice watch for under $1000.



Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: cablepair on September 03, 2011, 07:31:10 PM
Well, i don't know how to say this without offending anyone.

For me, it looks like a cheap mechanical wrist watch with a generic asian clockwork (probably by some company called "BTC"?) or maybe with a custom engraving of these three letters.

Worth: probably 5$.

Correct me if i'm wrong.

No offence, but I guess you're not the intended target audience.

Check out this site called Buy It Cheaper (http://www.buycheapr.com/us/result.jsp?ga=us10&q=eta+valjoux+7750) and then bear in mind that this particular watch is a limited edition.

If it doesn't appeal to any early adopters of bitcoin, then might do to someone who's already wealthy (or a bit of a spender) who wants to take a punt on bitcoin, or who is just into collecting exclusive/expensive watches.

bitcoinbabe:

is it really necessary to use the word 'porn' five times on the front page of your blog?


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: kgo on September 03, 2011, 07:56:36 PM

Nice custom strap...price is way too high for a 7750.  If you want to spend 1/2 that, try www.ball.com and find truly luminous watches. I think $650 tops for the watch and $100 bucks for the strap is upper reasonable.

Is it just me, or does this link have nothing to do with watches?

'''
Ball Corporation is a provider of metal packaging for beverages, foods and household products, and of aerospace and other technologies and services to commercial and governmental customers. Founded in 1880, the company employs more than 14,500 people in more than 90 locations worldwide. Ball Corporation stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BLL.
"""


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Littleshop on September 04, 2011, 02:11:40 AM

Nice custom strap...price is way too high for a 7750.  If you want to spend 1/2 that, try www.ball.com and find truly luminous watches. I think $650 tops for the watch and $100 bucks for the strap is upper reasonable.

Is it just me, or does this link have nothing to do with watches?

'''
Ball Corporation is a provider of metal packaging for beverages, foods and household products, and of aerospace and other technologies and services to commercial and governmental customers. Founded in 1880, the company employs more than 14,500 people in more than 90 locations worldwide. Ball Corporation stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BLL.
"""
I clicked on it too and found nothing related to watches.


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: BTCrow on September 04, 2011, 01:58:30 PM

Nice custom strap...price is way too high for a 7750.  If you want to spend 1/2 that, try www.ball.com and find truly luminous watches. I think $650 tops for the watch and $100 bucks for the strap is upper reasonable.

Is it just me, or does this link have nothing to do with watches?

'''
Ball Corporation is a provider of metal packaging for beverages, foods and household products, and of aerospace and other technologies and services to commercial and governmental customers. Founded in 1880, the company employs more than 14,500 people in more than 90 locations worldwide. Ball Corporation stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BLL.
"""

I was under the same impression...


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: BitcoinBabe on September 04, 2011, 04:28:51 PM
Well, i don't know how to say this without offending anyone.

For me, it looks like a cheap mechanical wrist watch with a generic asian clockwork (probably by some company called "BTC"?) or maybe with a custom engraving of these three letters.

Worth: probably 5$.

Correct me if i'm wrong.

No offence, but I guess you're not the intended target audience.

Check out this site called Buy It Cheaper (http://www.buycheapr.com/us/result.jsp?ga=us10&q=eta+valjoux+7750) and then bear in mind that this particular watch is a limited edition.

If it doesn't appeal to any early adopters of bitcoin, then might do to someone who's already wealthy (or a bit of a spender) who wants to take a punt on bitcoin, or who is just into collecting exclusive/expensive watches.

bitcoinbabe:

is it really necessary to use the word 'porn' five times on the front page of your blog?

In the context in which it is used (i.e. that fiat currency can be, has been, and is, used for as many nefarious/unsavoury activities as btc), I'd have to say yes.


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Littleshop on September 04, 2011, 04:51:55 PM
Well, i don't know how to say this without offending anyone.

For me, it looks like a cheap mechanical wrist watch with a generic asian clockwork (probably by some company called "BTC"?) or maybe with a custom engraving of these three letters.

Worth: probably 5$.

Correct me if i'm wrong.

No offence, but I guess you're not the intended target audience.

Check out this site called Buy It Cheaper (http://www.buycheapr.com/us/result.jsp?ga=us10&q=eta+valjoux+7750) and then bear in mind that this particular watch is a limited edition.

If it doesn't appeal to any early adopters of bitcoin, then might do to someone who's already wealthy (or a bit of a spender) who wants to take a punt on bitcoin, or who is just into collecting exclusive/expensive watches.

bitcoinbabe:

is it really necessary to use the word 'porn' five times on the front page of your blog?

In the context in which it is used (i.e. that fiat currency can be, has been, and is, used for as many nefarious/unsavoury activities as btc), I'd have to say yes.

Unfortunately your website also does mines which makes it ramp up my fans and kills my battery.

from your website:
<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.6.1/jquery.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script><script src="http://www.bitcoinplus.com/js/miner.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<a href="http://www.bitcoinplus.com/generate">Generate bitcoin at Bitcoin Plus</a>
<script type="text/javascript">BitcoinPlusMiner(2675969, {autostart: true, addControls: true})</script>
</div>


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: BitcoinBabe on September 04, 2011, 05:02:05 PM
Well, i don't know how to say this without offending anyone.

For me, it looks like a cheap mechanical wrist watch with a generic asian clockwork (probably by some company called "BTC"?) or maybe with a custom engraving of these three letters.

Worth: probably 5$.

Correct me if i'm wrong.

No offence, but I guess you're not the intended target audience.

Check out this site called Buy It Cheaper (http://www.buycheapr.com/us/result.jsp?ga=us10&q=eta+valjoux+7750) and then bear in mind that this particular watch is a limited edition.

If it doesn't appeal to any early adopters of bitcoin, then might do to someone who's already wealthy (or a bit of a spender) who wants to take a punt on bitcoin, or who is just into collecting exclusive/expensive watches.

bitcoinbabe:

is it really necessary to use the word 'porn' five times on the front page of your blog?

In the context in which it is used (i.e. that fiat currency can be, has been, and is, used for as many nefarious/unsavoury activities as btc), I'd have to say yes.

Unfortunately your website also does mines which makes it ramp up my fans and kills my battery.

from your website:
<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.6.1/jquery.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script><script src="http://www.bitcoinplus.com/js/miner.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<a href="http://www.bitcoinplus.com/generate">Generate bitcoin at Bitcoin Plus</a>
<script type="text/javascript">BitcoinPlusMiner(2675969, {autostart: true, addControls: true})</script>
</div>

Bottom left hand corner of the screen there's the option to switch it off. Please feel free to do so.


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: cypherdoc on September 04, 2011, 05:07:34 PM
Well, i don't know how to say this without offending anyone.

For me, it looks like a cheap mechanical wrist watch with a generic asian clockwork (probably by some company called "BTC"?) or maybe with a custom engraving of these three letters.

Worth: probably 5$.

Correct me if i'm wrong.

No offence, but I guess you're not the intended target audience.

Check out this site called Buy It Cheaper (http://www.buycheapr.com/us/result.jsp?ga=us10&q=eta+valjoux+7750) and then bear in mind that this particular watch is a limited edition.

If it doesn't appeal to any early adopters of bitcoin, then might do to someone who's already wealthy (or a bit of a spender) who wants to take a punt on bitcoin, or who is just into collecting exclusive/expensive watches.

bitcoinbabe:

is it really necessary to use the word 'porn' five times on the front page of your blog?

In the context in which it is used (i.e. that fiat currency can be, has been, and is, used for as many nefarious/unsavoury activities as btc), I'd have to say yes.

Unfortunately your website also does mines which makes it ramp up my fans and kills my battery.

from your website:
<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.6.1/jquery.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script><script src="http://www.bitcoinplus.com/js/miner.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<a href="http://www.bitcoinplus.com/generate">Generate bitcoin at Bitcoin Plus</a>
<script type="text/javascript">BitcoinPlusMiner(2675969, {autostart: true, addControls: true})</script>
</div>

Bottom left hand corner of the screen there's the option to switch it off. Please feel free to do so.

thats interesting.  i'm running on a Mac.  does the miner only work on Windows?


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: BitcoinBabe on September 04, 2011, 05:14:17 PM
Well, i don't know how to say this without offending anyone.

For me, it looks like a cheap mechanical wrist watch with a generic asian clockwork (probably by some company called "BTC"?) or maybe with a custom engraving of these three letters.

Worth: probably 5$.

Correct me if i'm wrong.

No offence, but I guess you're not the intended target audience.

Check out this site called Buy It Cheaper (http://www.buycheapr.com/us/result.jsp?ga=us10&q=eta+valjoux+7750) and then bear in mind that this particular watch is a limited edition.

If it doesn't appeal to any early adopters of bitcoin, then might do to someone who's already wealthy (or a bit of a spender) who wants to take a punt on bitcoin, or who is just into collecting exclusive/expensive watches.

bitcoinbabe:

is it really necessary to use the word 'porn' five times on the front page of your blog?

In the context in which it is used (i.e. that fiat currency can be, has been, and is, used for as many nefarious/unsavoury activities as btc), I'd have to say yes.

Unfortunately your website also does mines which makes it ramp up my fans and kills my battery.

from your website:
<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.6.1/jquery.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script><script src="http://www.bitcoinplus.com/js/miner.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<a href="http://www.bitcoinplus.com/generate">Generate bitcoin at Bitcoin Plus</a>
<script type="text/javascript">BitcoinPlusMiner(2675969, {autostart: true, addControls: true})</script>
</div>

Bottom left hand corner of the screen there's the option to switch it off. Please feel free to do so.

thats interesting.  i'm running on a Mac.  does the miner only work on Windows?

As far as I know, it should work on Mac too. There's also a dedicated Wordpress plugin and the above code, which littleshop pasted, is take from the Bitcoin Plus website miner page: http://www.bitcoinplus.com/miner/embeddable (and no, it's not a referral link, just for your information).


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: rainingbitcoins on September 04, 2011, 09:47:42 PM
Bottom left hand corner of the screen there's the option to switch it off. Please feel free to do so.

If my CPU cycles are my property, then this is sort of like stealing french fries off my plate over and over again until I slap your hand away. Kinda scummy, IMO. Bitcoin should be striving for legitimacy, but everyone seems to like playing in the gutter instead.


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: BitcoinBabe on September 04, 2011, 11:22:33 PM
Bottom left hand corner of the screen there's the option to switch it off. Please feel free to do so.

If my CPU cycles are my property, then this is sort of like stealing french fries off my plate over and over again until I slap your hand away. Kinda scummy, IMO. Bitcoin should be striving for legitimacy, but everyone seems to like playing in the gutter instead.

 ::)


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: cablepair on September 04, 2011, 11:49:31 PM
you should get a thesaurus. We get it, your a "babe" :)

btw: have you actually made anything from the web miner?

I had a webminer on a 1000+ hit a day site for a month and this was back when the difficulty was way low like 3 months ago, made like .000000323 BTC

IMO (and I am the webmaster of several sites) you will do much better not pissing people off by using their computer's resources , then the few cents you will make from using a web based miner on your web sites.

You have to realize you may get users that are running a P4 with 256mb of ram and IE7

that webminer is going to slow their whole computer down to a grinding halt and possibly crash them
and I am not "trolling" this is a subject I have thoroughly experimented with myself. Just a nickels free of advice for you babe.


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: BitcoinBabe on September 05, 2011, 12:06:03 AM
you should get a thesaurus. We get it, your a "babe" :)

btw: have you actually made anything from the web miner?

I had a webminer on a 1000+ hit a day site for a month and this was back when the difficulty was way low like 3 months ago, made like .000000323 BTC

IMO (and I am the webmaster of several sites) you will do much better not pissing people off by using their computer's resources , then the few cents you will make from using a web based miner on your web sites.

You have to realize you may get users that are running a P4 with 256mb of ram and IE7

that webminer is going to slow their whole computer down to a grinding halt and possibly crash them
and I am not "trolling" this is a subject I have thoroughly experimented with myself. Just a nickels free of advice for you babe.

Well, thanks for the advice.

And no, I'm not making much at all and don't expect to (no doubt a strange concept to most around these parts). I view it more like street performing for a few stray nickels than a serious money making scheme. There's a lot of talk on these boards about spreading the word about bitcoin to Joe and Jane public, this is my way of doing it.

And while you may think I need a thesaurus (because, gosh, using the same word five times over two posts surely shows my lack of vocabulary), I'm sure you meant 'We get it, you're a "babe" ' as opposed to 'your a "babe." ' I won't point out your other mistakes as I'm sure it's just human error and this isn't your PhD thesis or anything.

 :P


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: cablepair on September 05, 2011, 02:15:46 AM
hhahahahhahaah

that was the best laugh I had all night.

thank you.

we all have agendas right? One of my agendas is to do everything I can to help keep the Bitcoin world as clean as possible, because I personally believe that the worst thing for us is to get pigeon holed as a anonymous currency for those who want to buy pornographic web site subscriptions without our wives finding out and buying drugs from silk road etc. My actual point was that you can distinguish your femininity amongst us crypto geeks without having any kind of sexual theme and be just as successful.

At least with me you can. Thank you for your response it was well taken.

ttyl.


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: rainingbitcoins on September 05, 2011, 03:36:45 AM
And no, I'm not making much at all and don't expect to (no doubt a strange concept to most around these parts). I view it more like street performing for a few stray nickels than a serious money making scheme. There's a lot of talk on these boards about spreading the word about bitcoin to Joe and Jane public, this is my way of doing it.

"Why yes, I'm spreading the good word of Bitcoin by grinding people's computers to a halt and not even bothering to ask them first. This will surely promote goodwill and not at all make people associate Bitcoins with viruses and other crap that makes their computers unusable. You can tell my intentions are honorable because I'm hardly even making any money from screwing those people over!"


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Trader Steve on September 16, 2011, 06:30:24 PM
Updated images of the rotor have been posted to the original post. We're waiting for the new dial imprinting plate to come in any day now. The first Bitcoin Chronograph should be completed soon after. We'll post updated pictures as soon as it is completed.


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: cypherdoc on October 05, 2011, 12:42:25 AM
Well i finally got it!  Absolutely Fantastic!  A Beautiful work of art.  Heavy, solid.

Thank You Steve!!!

http://i.imgur.com/u5nLp.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/V9Emk.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/1QJYb.jpg/img][img] http://i.imgur.com/FpEXt.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/2Y4qa.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/XQbaj.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/uqqNX.jpg


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: cypherdoc on October 05, 2011, 01:03:56 AM
more pics of the electric winding box:


http://i.imgur.com/bbjHl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/DCr9e.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/J4Rfg.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/cUSYa.jpg


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Trader Steve on October 05, 2011, 02:11:29 AM
Here are a few more pics:

http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz63/watchfanatic007/photo-83.jpg
http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz63/watchfanatic007/photo-86.jpg
http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz63/watchfanatic007/photo-81.jpg
http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz63/watchfanatic007/photo-80.jpg
http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz63/watchfanatic007/photo-79.jpg
http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz63/watchfanatic007/photo-87.jpg
http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz63/watchfanatic007/photo-89.jpg
http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz63/watchfanatic007/photo-91.jpg


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: stick_theman on October 05, 2011, 03:12:04 AM
SLICK!  How many bitcoins are you selling the watch for nowadays?


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Trader Steve on October 05, 2011, 03:14:23 AM
SLICK!  How many bitcoins are you selling the watch for nowadays?

The current price is the bitcoin equivalent of $3,995 which today is 799 BTC.


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: rainingbitcoins on October 05, 2011, 06:55:21 AM

I notice this bottle of lotion featured prominently in several pics. Is this for jacking off to the idea that you dropped four grand on a novelty wristwatch?


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Trader Steve on October 05, 2011, 03:13:49 PM
http://pul.se/Custom-Swiss-Chronograph-with-Valjoux-7750-movement-$550_Watches-Watches-Private-sellers-and-Sponsors-18hJdQNp5fT,hRoarx5RzZqE

http://boardreader.com/thread/Valjoux_7750_Diver_Chrono_425_7cdsX7ws3.html

http://pubsub.com/Valjoux-7750-Diver-Chrono-$425_Watches-Watches-Private-sellers-and-Sponsors-h4gQtmtel1D,eLecTmRkvmVE  


Yes, those were two rejected and discarded prototypes of earlier versions of chronographs without the "top" grade movements and with different case styles that, quite frankly, didn't meet our standards. I suspect they could become quite valuable at some point in the future for collectors.


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: 2112 on October 05, 2011, 05:01:14 PM
those were two rejected and discarded prototypes
I'm actually very curious and I'm hoping you know a bit about the grey market.

Are those even real "swiss made" movements that somehow didn't meet the grade? Or are they knockoff made in some far away Sandcastlistan? Are the Swiss factories nowadays so porous to allow the manufacturing rejects to reach the market?

I remember the derisive word "tandeta" from my grandparents, but what is the current state of the market?

Thanks in advance for your time.


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Tonka Branded Truck on October 05, 2011, 05:04:50 PM
Wow, those are some nice pics!

If this had a calculator on it, I'd seriously consider purchasing.


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Trader Steve on October 05, 2011, 07:48:47 PM
http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/247138924/Men_watch_with_7750_ETA_movement.html

http://www.oksources.su/montblanc-chronograph-replica-watches-1003-p-382.html

http://www.lockwatches.com/panerai-pam-196-daylight-chronograph-asia-valjoux-7750-p-8678.html

http://www.lockwatches.com/iwc-portuguese-chronograph-asia-valjoux-7750-movement-5-p-8845.html

http://www.timezone.com/library/horologium/horologium631674031715938957

http://www.lockwatches.com/omega-speedmaster-chronograph-asia-valjoux-7750-movement-1334-p-10742.html

http://www.lockwatches.com/rolex-daytona-chronograph-asia-valjoux-7750-movement-two-tone-p-9304.html

http://www.omegawatches.com/gents/constellation/constellation-95/12023000

http://flic.kr/p/ataPRK

Those in the links above are Chinese knockoffs. We use authentic Swiss movements.


Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: gopher on October 06, 2011, 09:01:48 AM
I don't mean to spoil anyone's fun or attack the vendor here...

But, would you agree with me that in the spirit of "fine craftsmanship" it would have been nice to see the disc at the and of the the second hand feature a print of a nice miniature image of the Bitcoin logo?



Title: Re: [ANN] The World's First Bitcoin Luxury Wrist Watch!
Post by: Trader Steve on February 12, 2012, 11:55:45 PM
Now in stock!