C8 Birkin's Blower TMB Limited Edition @ £2495

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Re: C8 Birkin's Blower TMB Limited Edition @ £2495

Postby Tyke » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:43 pm

Fugly - at any price.
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Re: C8 Birkin's Blower TMB Limited Edition @ £2495

Postby welshlad » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:25 pm

As with all the scrap metal special watches, they aren't aimed at watch enthusiasts like us. Hence why we scratch our heads about them. They are aimed at the enthusiasts for the car in question. These guys/girls may not know much about watches, but they may be very taken with a high quality watch that is clearly inspired by and connected with their beloved car.
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Re: C8 Birkin's Blower TMB Limited Edition @ £2495

Postby Paul Drawmer » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:42 am

welshlad wrote:As with all the scrap metal special watches, they aren't aimed at watch enthusiasts like us. Hence why we scratch our heads about them. They are aimed at the enthusiasts for the car in question. These guys/girls may not know much about watches, but they may be very taken with a high quality watch that is clearly inspired by and connected with their beloved car.


^^^ This. If you don't get the TMB special editions, it just means you're not the target market. Usually, those few that want them; want them really seriously. There are very few opportunities for them to buy connected memorabilia.
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Re: C8 Birkin's Blower TMB Limited Edition @ £2495

Postby sproughton » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:17 am

Agree with both the last two posts, however that's not going to stop me commenting on what a horrendous mess it looks as an actual watch.
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Re: C8 Birkin's Blower TMB Limited Edition @ £2495

Postby Caller » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:18 am

I think everyone is aware that the targeted audience will not be buying this watch for it's aesthetic qualities, which is just as well.
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Re: C8 Birkin's Blower TMB Limited Edition @ £2495

Postby mabotham » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:39 pm

Worse one of the lot for me in the 'scrap metal' range............
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Re: C8 Birkin's Blower TMB Limited Edition @ £2495

Postby Tyke » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:44 pm

mabotham wrote:Worse one of the lot for me in the 'scrap metal' range............


What do you expect from this company, look at their delivery fleet! :D
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Re: C8 Birkin's Blower TMB Limited Edition @ £2495

Postby jtc » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:15 am

Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:Fair point Scooter.

Looks better in real life, as usual.

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Re: C8 Birkin's Blower TMB Limited Edition @ £2495

Postby Lawrence » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:11 am

Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:Except the dial is a pretty faithful replica of the Rev Counter on Bentley 4 1/2 litre (supercharged) No. 1 Birkin Blower

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Re: C8 Birkin's Blower TMB Limited Edition @ £2495

Postby MiniMpi » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:44 am

Thanks for that Guy, ties it all together now.
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