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    Who are the people wearing Kobold

    I was just wondering, Who are the people wearing Kobold watches?.. I just got in from traveling to Las Vegas and other places, I have never seen another person wearing a Kobold watch. I like mine because it is unique and other people just don't have them. It is a fine time piece. So the question is: Who is a Kobold wearer?
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    Lots of people are wearing Kobold. I for one have a Seal and the Endurance II. If you check out Kobolds website, there is actually a list of people who wear Kobolds. The list includes former presdents, celebrities, and military groups. I wear my Kobold with pride because like you said, you dont see many if any people with one on. -Jason

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    In my case, I wear Kobold because it is a watch that is not the usual, i.e. Rolex, Omega, etc. While I do have some more popular brands, I usually find myself going back to those watches that entry WIS' always ask "what brand is that?" I enjoy wearing a watch that most won't recognize. Plus I enjoy Kobold because you have a 50% chance of having the owner picking up the phone when calling with questions.

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    Kobold's relative rarity was certainly a draw for me, though for the most part I'm just into "tool" watches - the bigger, tougher, and badder, the better, and in this respect the SEAL really stands out. With the exception of Ball's Hydrocarbon series, the SEAL is quite possibly the most shock-resistant mechanical watch on the market today (Hydrocarbons are tested to 7,500Gs - not sure what SEALs are rated at). However, in terms of overall shock/water-resistance and anti-magnetic properties, the SEAL walks a very lonely path, indeed, as there are only a handful of watches out there that can match or beat it in all three categories..

    The celebrity angle is cool, I suppose, but honestly, is having Kirk Cameron as a client really a plus? Michael Jackson? Yeah, I didn't think so. I get more of a kick out of knowing that I'm practically guaranteed never to see another Kobold on someone else's wrist -- and that's saying something given that I live in Manhattan. I mean, let's face it, pretty much every watch known to mankind is floating around on someone's wrist out there.

    So, who wears Kobold? Well, for starters, they're defintely WIS, since it's practically guaranteed that the man-in-the-street has never heard of the brand. However they're not snobs who turn up their noses up at ETA movements and German-sourced cases (i.e. Frickers) -- they're a bit more down-to-earth than that. Next, they're into rare items, and solid -- bordering on tank-like -- build quality to better express their individuality. They value clean desgin, and eschew gimmickery. And lastly, they're into excellent, personalized customer support (though who isn't, really?).

    Anyway, that's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

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    I was in the local Panerai boutique....

    having a look and wearing my E2, and a sales person said "that's the third kobold to come into the shop this week".
    So there are some owners here in Socal, besides me.
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    Me?

    I'm just a philosopher trying to make the world a better place ;)

    No fame, celebrity or fortune yet, but keep an eye out.

    Daniel

    BTW--the Jaeger LeCoultre EWC is even more shock resistant than those you mention. But I have managed to drop my Seal a couple time (onto hard wood floor from waist high, for example), and it's fine.
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    Re: Who are the people wearing Kobold

    Damn, the EWC can withstand more g's than the Hydrocarbon? Impressive... Most impressive... I guess that "air cushion" system of theirs really works. Do you know what it's been tested to?

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    PS - Wow, David, three Kobolds in one day, huh? That must be some sort of record...
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    Re: Who are the people wearing Kobold

    Well they only make a maximum of 2500 watches per year where Rolex makes almost a million. I live two miles from their office and I don't see very many around, besides their office and Henne Jewelers.

    Vince

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    Re: Who are the people wearing Kobold

    I'm not telling..................

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    Who are the people wearing Kobold

    I'm one of them.

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