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    Was set on the Kobold Seal but ended up with this one

    I still may pick up the Kobold Seal as I have been wanting one but the Seal does not have a date function. I have the discounted price worked out with Kobold but I came across the WCT 1000m which when I call the owner said they were long sold out but we began to talk for a long while. He told me he’d take my name and email done if he ever got another in but said it’s doubtful. Well two days later I received an email from him saying one had arrived out of the blue and he said he remembered me and put my name on it. It looks basically identical to the Seal but has a date window comes with a Swiss ETA 2824. At $1195 I thought it was hard to beat as it’s quality of build is easily that of a $3500 dollar diver. What do you guys think about this piece and do you think I should still pick up the Kobold Seal for the investment on a bracelet for $3800? Name:  7AFA2111-03B7-48E8-A070-C264094CFE4A.jpeg
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    Re: Was set on the Kobold Seal but ended up with this one

    Kobold as an investment doesnt compute. In fact I am kind of suprised the brand hasnt folded in light of recent allegations made against him.
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    Re: Was set on the Kobold Seal but ended up with this one

    Not my cup of tea, the hour hand is.....a tad to thick and too short. UTS got it right.
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    Re: Was set on the Kobold Seal but ended up with this one

    I don't get the appeal at close to $4K, not when a titanium 1000M Sinn is $3400.

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    Re: Was set on the Kobold Seal but ended up with this one

    I was thinking the same thing.
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    Kobold as an investment doesnt compute. In fact I am kind of suprised the brand hasnt folded in light of recent allegations made against him.
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    Re: Was set on the Kobold Seal but ended up with this one

    I can't imagine doing anything that puts money in that guy's hands.

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    Kobold as an investment doesnt compute. In fact I am kind of suprised the brand hasnt folded in light of recent allegations made against him.
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    Re: Was set on the Kobold Seal but ended up with this one

    I said it once and here it is again, I'd rather buy a Squale Lion Shark.
    Abandon all reason.

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    Re: Was set on the Kobold Seal but ended up with this one

    I’ve always liked Kobold watches. Noticed the site seemed to be on “hiatus” a few weeks back. Saw this thread, read these comments, did a little digging, skimmed the allegations...and wow. If they’re true, the guy’s a real piece of work.

    OP, great looking watch. Guess the timing ain’t really on your side at the moment, ya’ may want to hold off on picking up that second one....maybe see how things play out.

    Unfortunate twist to what I thought was, at least superficially, an interesting company. Anyone know if these allegations have been substantiated?

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    Re: Was set on the Kobold Seal but ended up with this one

    I have the same one, great watch for the money
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    Re: Was set on the Kobold Seal but ended up with this one

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeroedout View Post
    ...did a little digging, skimmed the allegations...and wow. If they’re true, the guy’s a real piece of work.
    Holy smokes. Have to agree with you here.

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    great looking watch.
    Holy smokes. Have to disagree with you here.
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