Requesting info of mm25 >>

Requesting info of mm25 >>

Joined: December 13th, 2004, 3:30 am

February 18th, 2008, 5:26 am #1

Hi guys, not posting as often now. More of
a lurker now since I've sold most of my biggies,
including my mm20 which I regretted most

Just saw the post about mm25 below and wondering
if anybody have the contact info for purchase?

Wonders if Aya Kuboi still work with Ken Trading?

Highly value your info and THANKS in advance for your help!
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Joined: December 13th, 2004, 3:30 am

February 19th, 2008, 3:09 am #2

Thanks for your responses guys.

Wondering if anyone pays the $1000 plus premium
price instead of Japan price of 59,800 Yen? Which is
much less than half the international price I believe...bugger


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Joined: July 10th, 2005, 1:43 pm

February 19th, 2008, 3:05 pm #3

100% agree with Arif!!!

This is an unfairly behavior, to offer the Watches for 59.800 Yen "for Asians only", and want to sell them for more than 100% more to the rest of the world!

Also such "scary" story´s like "Secret Agent´s" and all that blah, blah, blah...

I am also interested in these Watches and I wanted to buy a few for my collection, but not for "ANY PRICE" - IT SMELLS LIKE "RIP OFF"

Hope that is not only my humble opinion!!!

!!! WATCHCOLLECTORS UNITED !!!

Sincerely yours...

- Alex -
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Joined: November 26th, 2007, 8:47 am

February 19th, 2008, 4:18 pm #4

Thanks for your responses guys.

Wondering if anyone pays the $1000 plus premium
price instead of Japan price of 59,800 Yen? Which is
much less than half the international price I believe...bugger

They would sell like hotcakes if they sold them in the US at the "asian price." I actually considered having one of my family members in Thailand order the watch for me and then ship it over to the states but the hassle and potential headaches just don't seem worthwhile. Its too bad too since I think its a beautiful hommage watch and at the "asian price" is a great deal. The idea of two prices just leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I can only hope that Ken's Trading produces another run of these wonderful watches and offers them up to the US market for the lower price.
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Joined: July 11th, 2003, 7:10 am

February 20th, 2008, 4:10 am #5

Ken Trading is following its own marketing path. The original MM20 was released in a batch of 300 units for the Asian Market at a lower price. After the overwhelming success of the original batch, several rounds were offered to the rest of the world at a higher price. Each one selling out rather quickly.

I am sure if you look into the archives of this forum, you will see a progression of events that led to a feeding frenzy of WTB posts of the original MM20. This of course led to them to being sued by the original patent holders.
Not sure if this would be the case, but probably why you see " Secret Agents " etc.

Owners of the original MM20 and subsequent owners should have no complaints with Ken Trading prices. The overall market for his MM20 have maintained or priced above buying prices from all releases. I have seen them sell from 2k to the 1K level depending on condition/packaging of the watch.

I am sure the new release of the MM25 should follow upon the same path. The reputation of Ken Trading for building a great watch at a great price should speak for itself, no matter what level you buy it at.

IMO
Cheers,
J
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Joined: November 26th, 2007, 8:47 am

February 20th, 2008, 6:47 pm #6

I know you basically can't lose money on this watch but the fact that they put up an "asian Only" price on their website is just ppor form in my opinion. Doesn't take away from the fact I still want one and a mm20 to go along with.
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Joined: December 13th, 2004, 3:30 am

February 21st, 2008, 6:00 am #7

Hi guys, not posting as often now. More of
a lurker now since I've sold most of my biggies,
including my mm20 which I regretted most

Just saw the post about mm25 below and wondering
if anybody have the contact info for purchase?

Wonders if Aya Kuboi still work with Ken Trading?

Highly value your info and THANKS in advance for your help!
imo. I know Takeshi "Ken" Sato is a passionate collector as well
as a seller, one who understands what the word quality actually mean.

But I wish he had taken us International enthusiasts into account as
well. What I might understand is what he does is probably a cautious measure
against potential bad things that may follows, quite understandable.

This is my honest 2 cents, despite what controversy may follow
on the new productions.

Still on the lookout for cheaper alternatives though ...
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Joined: March 7th, 2008, 3:46 pm

March 9th, 2008, 3:07 am #8

CANT GET A PART FOR MY MM41 WITH OUT CROWN GUARD HELP
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