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Swiss Legend Neptune Men's Watches

Speed to First Woot:
3m 47.002s
First Sucker:
knuck1es18
Last Wooter to Woot:
bgdrew03
Last Purchase:
a year ago
Order Pace (rank):
Bottom 43% of Woot.com Woots
Top 28% of all Woots
Woots Sold (rank):
Top 9% of Woot.com Woots
Top 5% of all Woots

Purchaser Experience

  • 13% first woot
  • 11% second woot
  • 35% < 10 woots
  • 21% < 25 woots
  • 20% ≥ 25 woots

Purchaser Seniority

  • 9% joined today
  • 1% one week old
  • 3% one month old
  • 17% one year old
  • 70% > one year old

Quantity Breakdown

  • 90% bought 1
  • 7% bought 2
  • 3% bought 3

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lichme


quality posts: 2734 Private Messages lichme

jbremer


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jbremer

A nice watch for when your phone battery is depleted and you need to know the time and date

woots where its at

CuzzinMerl


quality posts: 23 Private Messages CuzzinMerl

Hey Woot: analog watch, large easy-to-read display, reasonable price, 2 time zones. Got it? Two time zones. Get on it, OK?

Oh, and a pastrami with swiss on rye to go, please.

Hankshanker


quality posts: 8 Private Messages Hankshanker

I'm ashamed to admit that I don't normally read the whatchamacallit homepage narratives, but today's "Storied Swiss" is not bad. Are they always that good?

Also, the given dimensions seem to indicate that this gizmo is roughly the size of an ancient Greek Olympic discus, totally inappropriate for a thin-wristed female not in the gangsta circuit. True?

factotum


quality posts: 10 Private Messages factotum

I love these made-up list prices! $395!? Where has a "Swiss Legend" (neither Swiss nor a legend) ever been sold for $395? This brand is the blue light special of third-rate, online "malls."

Woot, how could you stoop so low?

conanthelibrarian


quality posts: 3290 Private Messages conanthelibrarian

Check out this brief overview on the Neptune series


jgrahame


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jgrahame

A word of warning: this is a Chinese watch (note the lack of "Swiss Made" on the dial). The "Swiss quartz" movement is a Chinese Tianjin ST16 that is finished in Switzerland, allowing them to label it Swiss.

A Timex is a better bet.

hoovdizzle


quality posts: 0 Private Messages hoovdizzle
conanthelibrarian wrote:Check out this brief overview on the Neptune series



Thanks for posting that video, I'm definitely in the market for a new watch, but this one is way thicker than I would prefer, which is something you cant tell from the preview of the watches. I was attracted to the many color options, but the thing just looks too goofy for a wrist. I currently wear a seiko. I think buying this and wearing it instead of my seiko would be the shoe equivalent of a croc.... which if I owned my own island would be illegal and punishable by spike-pit,

mnuahs


quality posts: 13 Private Messages mnuahs
conanthelibrarian wrote:Check out this brief overview on the Neptune series



The one they're selling on woot seems to be the original one, and not the one they are describing in this video. These are 52mm around, and 19mm tall, the one in the video he's discussing is considerably smaller. On another note, most watches this size usually have 200m or more water resistant rating.

ThunderThighs


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factotum wrote:I love these made-up list prices! $395!? Where has a "Swiss Legend" (neither Swiss nor a legend) ever been sold for $395? This brand is the blue light special of third-rate, online "malls."

Woot, how could you stoop so low?


The important thing to note is that the manufacturer makes them up, not the retailer.



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CharlesP2009


quality posts: 27 Private Messages CharlesP2009

Psssh, these don't even light up.

barthumphries


quality posts: 1 Private Messages barthumphries

I expect a stopwatch/alarm built into my analog-display watch for that kind of money. Seriously, Apple just came out with a slapband wrist-mountable iPod thing. A watch that does nothing else but display analog time is... meh.

bruce57


quality posts: 9 Private Messages bruce57
jgrahame wrote:A word of warning: this is a Chinese watch (note the lack of "Swiss Made" on the dial). The "Swiss quartz" movement is a Chinese Tianjin ST16 that is finished in Switzerland, allowing them to label it Swiss.

A Timex is a better bet.



Find me a watch — especially a Timex" — that's branded Swiss Made on the dial for $49.95. There are minimum standards enacted by the Swiss government regarding content and labor before a watch can be branded "Swiss Made." That said, you might want to look into the current quality of Chinese watch movements before you denigrate them — especially Tianjin Sea-Gull, which makes a tourbillion movement that's fairly highly regarded for its cost. Is it Swiss Made? No — but as a tourbillion, neither is it $100,000+.
The Neptune is a pretty decent watch for $49.95. It's not a chronograph; just a simple three-handed watch that keeps good time, with a shaped silicone ring around the case that gives it the "look" of a deep diver's watch...again, without the price of one.
A Timex, huh? Wow. I bet you're one of those guys who still yearns for a Twist-O-Flex watchband, too, eh?

pfitz3


quality posts: 0 Private Messages pfitz3
Hankshanker wrote:I'm ashamed to admit that I don't normally read the whatchamacallit homepage narratives, but today's "Storied Swiss" is not bad. Are they always that good?

Also, the given dimensions seem to indicate that this gizmo is roughly the size of an ancient Greek Olympic discus, totally inappropriate for a thin-wristed female not in the gangsta circuit. True?



Big. Ugly. And stupid looking.God I wish this trend of wearing a clock on your wrist would pass.

sugarpearls


quality posts: 0 Private Messages sugarpearls
pfitz3 wrote:Big. Ugly. And stupid looking.God I wish this trend of wearing a clock on your wrist would pass.



What about wearing a clock around your neck, Flavor Flav-style?

eq5150


quality posts: 6 Private Messages eq5150

Comments from it's previous sale:
http://sport.woot.com/offers/swiss-legend-neptune-pilot-mens-watch

BTW, whether you like them or not, big watched are in right now.

I'm still trying to find the watch worn by Will Ferrell in the movie Stranger Than Fiction which is a Timex Men's Watch #T56371 - Ironman Triathlon 42 Lap Combo Dual Tech, though in the film the watch's LCD display is CG enhanced to present clearer graphics. The actual watch is a simple 9 segment per character LCD alphanumeric mode display with three lines and some special-indicators.
If anyone knows where one is sold, please let us know.

radi0j0hn


quality posts: 95 Private Messages radi0j0hn

So am I blind, or is the "Discuss this deal" button moved? I had to go to the "community" tab to comment.

acpress.com Not cute, but useful.

radi0j0hn


quality posts: 95 Private Messages radi0j0hn
bruce57 wrote:Find me a watch — especially a Timex" — that's branded Swiss Made on the dial for $49.95. There are minimum standards enacted by the Swiss government regarding content and labor before a watch can be branded "Swiss Made." That said, you might want to look into the current quality of Chinese watch movements before you denigrate them — especially Tianjin Sea-Gull, which makes a tourbillion movement that's fairly highly regarded for its cost. Is it Swiss Made? No — but as a tourbillion, neither is it $100,000+.
The Neptune is a pretty decent watch for $49.95. It's not a chronograph; just a simple three-handed watch that keeps good time, with a shaped silicone ring around the case that gives it the "look" of a deep diver's watch...again, without the price of one.
A Timex, huh? Wow. I bet you're one of those guys who still yearns for a Twist-O-Flex watchband, too, eh?



Thank you defender of all things Chinese.

This watch with the insane MSRP reminds me of the cheap Cross pen knock-offs that have a $75 MSRP and are at the dollar store.

Actually my Timex is also Chinese, but the dial lights up, the finish has not worn off in two years and it doesn't look like something from the 80's.

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joshpcarey


quality posts: 0 Private Messages joshpcarey

RUN AWAY!! I bought one the last time it was offered up on Woot! It loses time- as much as ten minutes a day. You would be better off getting into a land war in Asia. Even sent it in to SWI under warranty and accurate time STILL seems to escape it's scrutiny.

sjjtoys


quality posts: 1 Private Messages sjjtoys

My family has three of these watches, two ceramic and one similar to this. Is it a Tag or a Rolex, no. Is it a good time keeping device, yes.

All three of ours keeps perfect time and their warranty is outstanding. I dropped mine and bent one of the push buttons on a chronograph model. For the price of shipping and $10 they repaired it, put in a fresh battery and the watch was almost four years old.

Honestly, try to beat that service these days. Don't be afraid of this watch company, but understand they are large and may look odd on a skinny wrist.

lirmail


quality posts: 0 Private Messages lirmail

purchased 3 last time and returned all three of them. foggy/dirty insides... I actually like the way they felt.

ThunderThighs


quality posts: 554 Private Messages ThunderThighs

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radi0j0hn wrote:So am I blind, or is the "Discuss this deal" button moved? I had to go to the "community" tab to comment.



It seems it decided to take the morning off. It was there at midnight. The developers are looking into it and hope to have it back home soon.



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charliecarroll


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ThunderThighs wrote:It seems it decided to take the morning off. It was there at midnight. The developers are looking into it and hope to have it back home soon.



Good to know what really happened. With this junk (Swiss Legend) I figured WOOT decided not to open the flood gates for the onslaught of stinky remarks on the brand. lol

Sorry for that unfair judgement. That is on WOOT and not the Junk Swiss Legend is.

escalante


quality posts: 8 Private Messages escalante
radi0j0hn wrote:So am I blind, or is the "Discuss this deal" button moved? I had to go to the "community" tab to comment.



Yep, it is gone. It was not there at midnight (except for about 10 seconds) when the new Woot was offered, and this morning (9:00 AM Pacific time), it is still missing.

All the other Woot sites have it though.

ThunderThighs


quality posts: 554 Private Messages ThunderThighs

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They found it. It was lifting green beers at the corner bar. It's back where it belongs now after a stern talking to.



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jackietherussell


quality posts: 2 Private Messages jackietherussell
ThunderThighs wrote:They found it. It was lifting green beers at the corner bar. It's back where it belongs now after a stern talking to.



Hope you gave it a nice corned-beef-on-rye sandwich to soak up all the beer! LOL

bruce57


quality posts: 9 Private Messages bruce57
radi0j0hn wrote:Thank you defender of all things Chinese.

This watch with the insane MSRP reminds me of the cheap Cross pen knock-offs that have a $75 MSRP and are at the dollar store.

Actually my Timex is also Chinese, but the dial lights up, the finish has not worn off in two years and it doesn't look like something from the 80's.



LOL...gotta love it when someone's attempt at sarcasm bites themselves. If you've had your Chinese Timex for two years, I guess you've been supporting them longer than I have. As for this watch looking like something from the '80s, they didn't make big watches in the '80s. They made little puny ones. Like your Timex.

nachista


quality posts: 1 Private Messages nachista
jgrahame wrote:A word of warning: this is a Chinese watch (note the lack of "Swiss Made" on the dial). The "Swiss quartz" movement is a Chinese Tianjin ST16 that is finished in Switzerland, allowing them to label it Swiss.

A Timex is a better bet.



I bought one of these the last time Woot offered them. I knew it was Chinese but I didn't know how bad the quality of the knock off would be. #1 - These are HUGE! Even for most men they are oversized. #2 - It has a very jerky movement, they didn't even try to reproduce the smooth swiss movement. #3 - Not water proof! Not even water resistant at all. Mine got water in it the first time I got splashed with water while wearing it and the face fogged up and the movement stopped.

radi0j0hn


quality posts: 95 Private Messages radi0j0hn
bruce57 wrote:LOL...gotta love it when someone's attempt at sarcasm bites themselves. If you've had your Chinese Timex for two years, I guess you've been supporting them longer than I have. As for this watch looking like something from the '80s, they didn't make big watches in the '80s. They made little puny ones. Like your Timex.



You're right...it looks like a garish sucka from the 70's!

And at least my Chinese Timex doesn't try to fool chumps by pretending it is Swiss.

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ThunderThighs


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Say, how about this watch?



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sstjohn411


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CAUTION!!!! The #19 on the main page shows black and black with the silver case, but after added it to the cart during check out it shows #18 (all black). Also vice versa if you choose #18. I've asked WOOT! Staff which is correct. I wouldn't place an order for 18 or 19 till it's fixed. Also the videos posted are the 48mm and 16mm thick these are 52mm and 20mm thick.
Thanks!

Kebsis


quality posts: 12 Private Messages Kebsis

They would look better with a better material for the band. Too bad, since I like larger watches that don't look so tiny on my big wrist.

ThunderThighs


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sstjohn411 wrote:CAUTION!!!! The #19 on the main page shows black and black with the silver case, but after added it to the cart during check out it shows #18 (all black). Also vice versa if you choose #18. I've asked WOOT! Staff which is correct. I wouldn't place an order for 18 or 19 till it's fixed. Also the videos posted are the 48mm and 16mm thick these are 52mm and 20mm thick.
Thanks!



Thanks for the heads up on that. Looks like 17, 18, & 19 are mixed up. We're digging into it to figure out which is which. Sorry for the confusion.

UPDATE
Ok, we have everything fixed. What you see in the photos is what you will get.

The only watches affected were 17, 18, and 19. If you have already ordered one of those watches, you will be getting an email from customer service verifying that you ordered the watch you intended to order.

Again, sorry for the confusion.



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Kev50027


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pfitz3 wrote:Big. Ugly. And stupid looking.God I wish this trend of wearing a clock on your wrist would pass.



While I agree that the watch is big, I don't think it's ugly. If it were half the thickness and was solar powered I would consider it.

With regard to your ignorant comment about the fad of a clock on your wrist, I suppose you must have been born in the 90's or 2000's, because this "fad" has lasted since the 17th century. Wrist watches became popular in the 1920's (before that, it was pocket watches). So this "fad" has lasted at least 90 years, and at most over 200 years. I suppose you think cars, houses, and airplanes are fads too.

bpanimal


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Kev50027 wrote:While I agree that the watch is big, I don't think it's ugly. If it were half the thickness and was solar powered I would consider it.

With regard to your ignorant comment about the fad of a clock on your wrist, I suppose you must have been born in the 90's or 2000's, because this "fad" has lasted since the 17th century. Wrist watches became popular in the 1920's (before that, it was pocket watches). So this "fad" has lasted at least 90 years, and at most over 200 years. I suppose you think cars, houses, and airplanes are fads too.



Burn

bgaddis


quality posts: 0 Private Messages bgaddis

After seeing the videos, this is NOT a swis movement but a Japanese movement. A swiss moevement would have almost loks like a sweep dial while Japanese movements move in seconds. They both work bit this is not Swiss!!!

danielso


quality posts: 0 Private Messages danielso
bgaddis wrote:After seeing the videos, this is NOT a swis movement but a Japanese movement. A swiss moevement would have almost loks like a sweep dial while Japanese movements move in seconds. They both work bit this is not Swiss!!!



mm please let me educate you for a quick second.
There are two types of movements: mechanical and quartz.
There are three main places where these movements are made: swiss, japanese and chinese.

The difference you're talking about, where one moves with a "sweep" and the other moves with a "tick", does not have anything to do with where these movements are made but what type. For the most part, mechanicals sweep and quartzes tick. The location of origin only determines the quality, longevity and intricacy of its movements/complications.

jearly0000


quality posts: 3 Private Messages jearly0000
Kev50027 wrote:While I agree that the watch is big, I don't think it's ugly. If it were half the thickness and was solar powered I would consider it.

With regard to your ignorant comment about the fad of a clock on your wrist, I suppose you must have been born in the 90's or 2000's, because this "fad" has lasted since the 17th century. Wrist watches became popular in the 1920's (before that, it was pocket watches). So this "fad" has lasted at least 90 years, and at most over 200 years. I suppose you think cars, houses, and airplanes are fads too.



WHOOOOOOSH!

Who ate the last mini chimichanga?!

dallasdano


quality posts: 3 Private Messages dallasdano

I watched the video, thought I wanted one of these, but isn't a Swiss movement supposed to sweep? I call shananigans.