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New Renato Design

Postby mrneddles » Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:13 am

Interesting new direction. My only fear, if this thing is much wider than 40mm in the 9-3 direction, it is going to be a huge, essentially unwearable watch.
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Re: New Renato Design

Postby conjurer » Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:24 am

Jesus Christ! That's the worst fucking thing I've ever seen in my life!
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Re: New Renato Design

Postby aztecknight » Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:57 am

I don't hate it.
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Re: New Renato Design

Postby Ocean » Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:10 am

Edges look sharp leading to pain. Swiss movement with a Chinese case..Meh.
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Re: New Renato Design

Postby bigedsurf » Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:41 am

What say you, Mort????
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Re: New Renato Design

Postby mrneddles » Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:17 pm

It was bugging me all day, "Where have I seen that case before???". Then I found it, Longio Watches, an expensive Chinese brand that features many tourbillon models.
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Re: New Renato Design

Postby conjurer » Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:02 pm

mrneddles wrote:It was bugging me all day, "Where have I seen that case before???". Then I found it, Longio Watches, an expensive Chinese brand that features many tourbillon models.
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Now that one I like.
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Re: New Renato Design

Postby Mortuus Fakeuus » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:29 am

conjurer wrote:Jesus Christ! That's the worst fucking thing I've ever seen in my life!
Aw, C'mon, Conj; how is this worse than what the Dukey King had to deal with...? :affraid:
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Re: New Renato Design

Postby Mortuus Fakeuus » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:43 pm

bigedsurf wrote:What say you, Mort????

Before Neds made his disclosure above, I have to admit that these designs left me cold; borrowing from Ocean, there are just too many sharp angles and potential for injury. On the plus side, though, there's no "Swiss Mov't" and "Hand Made" claims anywhere on the dial... :roll:

That said, the fact - and it does appear to be a fact - that they ripped off another maker's design is very troubling. Did they not think that this would be discovered by the WIS community? (BTW, excellent catch there, Neds... 8) ) If this is the 'new' Renato, then it's nothing but another case of MZB messing with an otherwise successful brand and, ultimately, bringing it to an inevitable, ignoble end. And that sux like an Electrolux...

In the end, if these designs are examples of an MZB-influenced Renato, then it looks like nothing but NOS - and even a few used - Renatos for Mort from here on out.

In truth, Ed, this is a rather sad day for me as a genuine fan of the brand, and I'm genuinely nonplussed by this latest news...and I don't know what more I can add to that... :pale: :no: :suspect: :confused: :oops:
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Re: New Renato Design

Postby Ocean » Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:37 pm

Mortuus wrote:
bigedsurf wrote:What say you, Mort????

. On the plus side, though, there's no "Swiss Mov't" and "Hand Made" claims anywhere on the dial... :roll:


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Wrong look at the 5 and 7.
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Re: New Renato Design

Postby Mortuus Fakeuus » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:09 pm

So what you're really saying is, [color=red]"Hey, Mort, don't forget your bloodydamned reading glasses when you post." Oh well, chuff me...[/color] :oops:

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Mortuus wrote:
bigedsurf wrote:What say you, Mort????

. On the plus side, though, there's no "Swiss Mov't" and "Hand Made" claims anywhere on the dial... :roll:


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Wrong look at the 5 and 7.
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Re: New Renato Design

Postby bigedsurf » Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:19 am

Yep...........I agree Mort. It does look like an ignoble end to an otherwise decent brand.
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Re: New Renato Design

Postby temerityb » Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:13 pm

bigedsurf wrote:Yep...........I agree Mort. It does look like an ignoble end to an otherwise decent brand.

Have to agree. I personally think that there's no way in heck that Berger, the distributor, could ever aspire to anything but what they do - mid-range or low end watches in mid-range or low end department stores. And given the way Renato has fared even among its supporters of late, it's dead brand walking.
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Re: New Renato Design

Postby Mortuus Fakeuus » Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:36 pm

temerityb wrote:And given the way Renato has fared even among its supporters of late, it's dead brand walking.

Well said, tb, well said. Wish it weren't so, but you can only put so much lipstick on a pig before you are finally forced to admit what is [and has been] obvious to everyone else.
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Re: New Renato Design

Postby Hater » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:19 am

Mortuus wrote:it's nothing but another case of MZB messing with an otherwise successful brand

I know of about three people who ever though renato was a successful brand.

Mink, MZB and family homaging a chinese watch <------------- now that is hilarious.
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Re: New Renato Design

Postby Mortuus Fakeuus » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:07 pm

Hater wrote:I know of about three people who ever though renato was a successful brand.
...and now you know four of us...telle est la mort, mon cher ami, telle est la mort... :face:
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Re: New Renato Design

Postby eddiea » Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:18 pm

conjurer wrote:Jesus Christ! That's the worst fucking thing I've ever seen in my life!
I'm going to have to agree........too thick also, shame they have potential and keep missing the mark.
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Re: New Renato Design

Postby Mortuus Fakeuus » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:20 pm

conjurer wrote:Jesus Christ! That's the worst fucking thing I've ever seen in my life!
Even worse than all those dukeys you have known...? :confused:
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Re: New Renato Design

Postby conjurer » Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:42 am

Mortuus wrote:
conjurer wrote:Jesus Christ! That's the worst fucking thing I've ever seen in my life!
Even worse than all those dukeys you have known...? :confused:

OK, Mort, you got me there. It's the worst fucking thing that I've ever seen in my life that wasn't brown and encrusted around a toilet bowl or spattered on the tilework of a men's room stall.
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