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OT: I would like to understand - robertoataulfo - 08-19-2011

I would like to understand for what reason it takes a plastic watch to have a price so exorbitant in relation to the HP-01?

I understand that there are few units.
But a plastic watch?

Takashi Murakami x TOKYO FM x Casio G-Shock frogman




Re: OT: I would like to understand - Martin Pinckney - 08-19-2011

It's the size (and color) of the text in the description.


Re: OT: I would like to understand - Etienne Victoria - 08-19-2011

Roberto,

Because it is designed by Murakami and produced in small quantities.

It is all about personal taste and collector fancy.

After attending Murakami's' creations display in Versailles, I was stunned and actually enjoyed his design.

Just beside me, other visitors were outraged by these "plastic gums piles".

Just like a Red-dot HP-35.

It is also made of plastic :-))

Let the flames pour in :-)

Best

Etienne

Edited: 19 Aug 2011, 1:13 p.m.


Re: OT: I would like to understand - robertoataulfo - 08-19-2011

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Just like a Red-dot HP-35. ?!?!


the HP-35 was available from 1972 !!! 39 Years !!



Re: OT: I would like to understand - Etienne Victoria - 08-19-2011

Yep, agreed...

To my eyes: a great achievement and a superb engineering feat.

To my wife's: ...ahem...one more plastic toy for her aging husband.

A matter of taste...you can believe me :-)

YMMV

Etienne


Re: OT: I would like to understand - Walter B - 08-19-2011

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the HP-35 was available from 1972 !!! 39 Years !!

So it's even just old plastic ;-)