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Looks like Nooka has got some lawsuit worthy IP-theft going on. NeoLog and Lexon are selling watches – probably from the same Chinese factory – that look just about like the ZEN-V if you squint. Anyone tried these things yet?

NeologStore | Wrist-Watch NEOLOG A-24 II [Neolog]
Product Page [Lexon]

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  1. Watch guys: I just got back from a two week trip to China and Hong Kong. Sensitive as I am now to vagaries of watch production, I kept a keen eye on all timepieces-for-sale that crossed mmy path. At one street-of-antiques in Hong Kong for example, I saw a wicked streetstall display of old pocketwatches–took pictures and will post them soon. Elsewhere in that town I saw whole stores selling nothing but overpriced junk meant to trap the unwary. Lots of gaudy tripe, I assure you.

    Later on in China, you can imagine I saw a lot more of the same. But I recall one day being in necessity of a quick wristwatch to keep track of my companion’s schedule and I bought a $70HK knock-off that had the least “busy-looking” face I could find.

    Hong Kong watches tend to push an over-elaborate style (and watch advertisements, were six-stories high along some downtown streets) . . but anyway the price in U.S. amounted to $17–of course, you get what you pay for. As soon as I went five hundred feet above town in a tram, the face splintered.

    Again, what I hope are some amusing pix, will be on the way within a few weeks. But the overall trip showed me once and for all, that I need a decent watch that will survive an ascent to a 12,000 ft Himalayan slope if I need it to!

  2. p.s. I was also amazed at the amount of bad watches I saw on the wrists of all my fellow travelers, anglos, and expats who crossed my path.

    I mean, I was in a dozen airports at least as well as bars and restaurants, big mega-malls and everywhere I went I saw uncommonly big, schmaltzy, overly-ornate timepieces on men’s wrists.

    Everything was encrusted with face-junk, huge metal bands, multiple buttons, and shiny nonsense. Most of the working watches I saw were digital –especially on Chinese wrists.

    But as for the Englishmen, you couldn’t even read the faces of most of these watches. Just silliness and excess and ostentatious display of pointless wealth. No taste!

    I saw ONE single watch of which I approved on the wrist of an immigration official, and I told him so.

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